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how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by adebrulle » Feb 11, 2019 9:56 am

Hello.

In a conference Veeam Tour,Veeam told me that in the 9.5 U4 we could save a nfs mount with the linux agent...
Not with VPower NFS !

I tried but without success with Agnet backup policy or with a backup job : on linux server.

Could you tell me if it 's possible and how do that ?

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by P.Tide » Feb 11, 2019 11:52 am 1 person likes this post

Hi,

Please clarify what exactly do you mean by "save NFS mount"? Are you referring to configuring NFS share as a target for Agent? That is possible if you choose "NFS" radio button on "Shared Folder" step.

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by adebrulle » Feb 11, 2019 1:22 pm

I just want to save a shared nfs dir.
For the moment if you save a linux VM and have mouted nfs dir from a nettap or other unix\linux server such ( in /etc/fstab as nfs mount)
X.X.X.X:/vol/vol_NFSCAO/qtree_PC 92298816 80991680 11307136 88% /PC
x.X.X.y:/serveur/OUT x x /OUTSERVERY

you dont save this directory.

I just would like to save it from the vm linux or directly from nettap but save it ....

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by P.Tide » Feb 11, 2019 1:27 pm

Oh, I think that now I see what you mean.

In order to save files from NFS share, you have to configure snapshot-less file-level job for agent. Please check this page - you need to select "Backup directly from live file system" checkbox.

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by adebrulle » Feb 11, 2019 1:59 pm

Thanks.
In fact this screen with NFS is the destination backy forder ...

I m testing again the NFS mount point to save in "Object section" but with "File level backup " option.

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[MERGED] NFS shares on a VM

Post by smwoodcrafts » Feb 14, 2019 2:15 pm

Hey All,
In our VMware environment, as with everyone else's, we back up both Windows and Linux VM. Since I'm newer to the community, I have a rookie question.We have a few Linux VMs that have NFS mounts on them. When the backup is performed, are these NFS mounts backed up as well?

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Re: NFS shares on a VM

Post by DGrinev » Feb 14, 2019 2:23 pm

Hey Dan,

Yes, you can configure snapshot-less file-level job for an agent, which should save files from NFS share.
Please review this discussion for additional information. Thanks!

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by adebrulle » Feb 15, 2019 8:12 am

The job aganet backup is still running ... 90 hours
Still sticks at status 0% backup in progress.

:? :(

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by P.Tide » Feb 15, 2019 12:11 pm

Although agent performance might be far from ideal on a large set of small files, 90 hours and 0% is a bit too much. Please contact support team for investigation and post your case ID.

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Re: [MERGED] NFS shares on a VM

Post by adebrulle » Feb 18, 2019 7:38 am

smwoodcrafts wrote:
Feb 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Hey All,
In our VMware environment, as with everyone else's, we back up both Windows and Linux VM. Since I'm newer to the community, I have a rookie question.We have a few Linux VMs that have NFS mounts on them. When the backup is performed, are these NFS mounts backed up as well?

Thanks,
Dan
NO... not NFS mounts .
But normally with 9.5U4 these is a way to save it.
I try to find how to do that ..

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by P.Tide » Feb 18, 2019 10:06 am

Just to clarify something about VBR U4 functionality - unless you use file-copy job or deploy Veeam Agent for Linux on VM, there is no other way to back up NFS shares that are mounted inside the VM.

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by adebrulle » Feb 21, 2019 1:30 pm

So an agent backup policy can't save a NFS backup ?

thanks.

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by DGrinev » Feb 21, 2019 1:46 pm

It can - you need to select the snapshotless mode in the policy settings and specify the local NFS share mountpoint as the backup source (NOT a network path to a share). Thanks!

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by adebrulle » Apr 10, 2019 3:55 pm

For information it works but so slowly (more than 16 days when i stopped it).

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by P.Tide » Apr 10, 2019 5:04 pm

Yes, that is a known issue that will be addressed in future releases (big work is being done!)

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by mamosorre84 » Sep 27, 2019 10:36 am

Hello,

what about NFS share on a Windows VM?

Agent for Windows doesn't have the same settings option..

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by P.Tide » Sep 30, 2019 6:58 pm

Well, in this case you should either mount the share onto some Linux machine that runs Linux agent, or install Veeam agent on the machine that runs the share.

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by robert.wilson » Nov 05, 2019 4:08 pm

Hi, I have a similar infrastructure so have been looking for a solution as well.

I have an WD Intelliflash that is shared out using NFS. These shares are mounted to a Linux VM. But I cannot back them up. Have tried the suggestions above and it just sits there and fails.

Is there any updates to this solution?

What would have been nice, is to use the Intelliflash plugin in Veeam to backup the NFS shares using the built in Snapshots. But it only does the VMDK files.

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by P.Tide » Nov 05, 2019 4:39 pm

Hi,
Have tried the suggestions above and it just sits there and fails.
Kindly clarify what exactly fails - backup session, or mount procedure?

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by robert.wilson » Nov 06, 2019 8:23 am

Hi

The job runs to the point of "Backing up Files /{mount point}"

The mount point only has 3.5Gb used.

Any ideas on what I should be looking at, to resolve this?

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by robert.wilson » Nov 08, 2019 8:32 am

BOUNCE!

Any ideas on how to get this working? I am in the UK, so the responses from Veeam take a while.

Rob

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Re: how to save NFS mount with 9.5 U4

Post by P.Tide » Nov 08, 2019 10:24 am

Hi,

It would help if you could provide the error message that you get.

Overall, if you have the share (or a snapshot from the share) mounted at /{mount point}, you can back up that mount point in snapshot-less mode only.
If that doesn't work, you should contact out support team directly and post your case ID in this thread.

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