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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby dnrc » Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:53 pm

I am eagerly awaiting this feature as well.

I currently have a co-lo in a datacentre and am running a cloudconnect server for some of our bigger customers (we do outsourced it support for smb's) to offsite their current veeam backups.

Having direct to cloudconnect functionality would allow us to easily give lots of our customers offsite imaging. It would also help with non-virtual servers and mobile workers.

I would like to go straight for full blown veeam but our customers don't always have the equipment/money to do so, but from my end i want them to all have a reliable offsite backup.

It would also provide a foot in the door if you like to upsell the bigger products for their servers at a later date.
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:14 pm

Same question to you as well Daniel - are you thinking direct to Cloud Connect, or backup-than-copy approach with local target for fast recoveries, and Cloud Connect target for when all is lost?
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby jweave » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:35 pm

Definitely backup directly to Cloud Connect for me!
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:12 pm

Would a landing zone containing the latest restore point be acceptable on the protected endpoint? This would allow us to deliver much more robust solution overall, and (potentially) leverage some WAN acceleration pieces we have in B&R. And then again, will give your users fast local recovery from the latest restore point. What are your thoughts on that?
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby futureweb » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:03 pm

In my opinion, both possibilities would be good. As, what if the customer doesn't connect the external hdd/USB or forgets about it, This would mean no backup at all. Other solution would be a warning - your backups are old, connect your backup drive. Which definitly would be good for many that tend to forget about backups, but then they would need to wait until everything is on the cloud aswell. So I see quite some easy errors on customer side can happen.
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:40 pm

Actually, I was thinking internal drive as a landing zone... there will be no need to connect any external backup storage. While storing backup on a local hard drive of protected endpoint is not something we recommend today for obvious reasons - with a copy of your backup in the cloud, you are still fully protected.
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby dnrc » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:50 am

both would be nice, certainly for servers.

however mainly I would want straight to cloud as that would allow simple file level backup for mobile people.
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:40 am

Daniel,

What if there is no connection by the time backup job starts - you still need some sort of “local cache”, right?
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby dnrc » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:30 pm

not necessarily, could it not just skip the backup until it does have connectivity?

as i said, for physical servers a full local backup + cloudconnect would be great.

however for general users it would be better not to "have to have" an external drive or whatever, especially on laptops.
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:58 pm

Sounds good, we will probably make local cache optional then. Thanks for your time and feedback!
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby tsukraw » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:25 am

+1 for me on this topic.
We currently are managing two different backup solutions for our customers.
All our customers who have Veeam B&R are using our cloud connect.

We do have a large number of small customers who do not have a virtual server setup... Yet....

So in that case we are having to use another solution to get there data backed up to our cloud.

I know there has been a couple ideas thrown around out there of direct to Cloud Connect or have a local backup first.

For use we would see great value in both directions but right out the gate the local backup would be amazing step forward.
The solutions that would fit 80% of our cases.
Small Office, 3-5PCs no server.
Local Network NAS for backups.
Computers running veeam endpoint targeting the NAS, all standalone jobs.
Once the local backup completes, Veeam endpoint kicks off a copy job to the cloud.

What would really be the cats meow is if you could tie this into upcoming "Veeam Managed Backup Portal" where a customer could self service provision more endpoints to backup to there cloud connect account.
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby dnrc » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:11 pm

Don't know if anyone else has noticed but.. I have just upgraded my cloudconnect server to veeam v9 and thought what the hell, I would give this another try.

It now appears to be working, I am currently running a image backup of my desktop PC straight to cloudconnect.Was this implemented by design or is it simply fluke?
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:47 pm

running a image backup of my desktop PC straight to cloudconnect.

Can you specify how your VEB job is configured? Thanks.
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby frankive » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:11 pm

I am using a samsung fit 128GB usb-stick (VERY SMALL USB-STICK) which i connect to all our customers laptop. They usually have a mouse receiver which is the same size anyway.. as long as there is at least 3 usb-ports on the computer this is a nice approach.
We are running veeam endpoint to this and it runs fast and good. This could benefit as the local cachie for a another job that kan kick in as long there is internet connectivity and not using more than f.ex 25% of the bandwith to a cloud repository.

For home users we are actually using a vpn that kicks in before the Veeam Endpoint and they target the customers own backup and replication server. works great but not so nice out-of-the-box experience for the users though.
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Re: Backup DIRECT to Cloud Connect - Cloud Repository

Veeam Logoby dnrc » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:42 pm

Dima P. wrote:Can you specify how your VEB job is configured?

I just chose Veeam B+R Repository and went through the rest of the wizard as normal. Put in my CloudConnect server details and it worked first time.
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