Restore to an iSCSI Boot Drive

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Restore to an iSCSI Boot Drive

Veeam Logoby Jestr » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:50 am

Hi All,

I have a unique situation where I am using Veeam Agent for Linux to run a P2P migration between physical servers. The new Physical server is a Cisco UCS B-Series Blade with iSCSI boot storage (no local storage).

my question is, can I do a bare metal restore using the recovery iso that will access, mount and restore a backup to these iSCSCI targets? If so, does anyone have any helpful hints on how to do this.

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Re: Restore to an iSCSI Boot Drive

Veeam Logoby Jestr » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:27 am

Hi,

An update to this. the issue is installing the correct storage driver. To do this, does anyone know what format the drivers need to be in when running the command "veeamconfig config patchiso --efi --input <input_path> --output <output_path> -copy <additional_path>".

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Re: Restore to an iSCSI Boot Drive

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:12 am

Hi,

It should be .ko file. The easiest way would be to install the required driver onto the original system and use that system to create custom recovery media. That way the driver that you installed would be injected into the recovery media.

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Re: Restore to an iSCSI Boot Drive

Veeam Logoby Jestr » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:15 pm

Thanks for that. This makes sense now and I am over the driver hurdle.

The problem is, the drives are still not available because I need to mount them with iSCSI. The issue is that this is not loaded onto the Veeam Recovery ISO - putting me in a tough place.

Is there an easy way to do this, or at least a step by step document on how to handle this?

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Re: Restore to an iSCSI Boot Drive

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:33 pm

The workaround would be to take some liveCD distro that has required iSCSI tools, boot from it, connect to iSCSI LUN, start VAL and use recovery UI from there. You can reach our support team so they will provide you with directions. Please also keep in mind that after restore you'll need to modify your grub and initrd so that it will be able to connect to iscsi target.

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