by dannyboy » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:37 am people like this post
I'm investigating Veeam as a tape backup solution rather than an end to end protection solution. Essentially, I'm looking for an VM aware solution to backup a LUN to tape but allow me to restore individual VMs rather than the whole LUN. The LUN will be a mirror sitting at a SnapVault destination.
I see that Veeam has snapshot explorer capability - it also has tape backup capability, but:
a) Can Veeam back up that vaulted LUN to tape (from the secondary rather than the primary) b) Would it just backup/restore at the LUN level - or would it allow restore of individual VMs? What is the granularity? c) What would I need to license? Do I need to license backup server / proxy at the secondary site - or do I need to license all the source VMware hosts at the primary sites (even though I'm not intending to use Veeam for anything other than tape).
Any information would be appreciated. Many thanks.