Backup Exec coexist with Endpoint backup?

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Backup Exec coexist with Endpoint backup?

Veeam Logoby ashman70 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:24 pm

I have just recently moved my Veeam Backup and Replication installation off a server to dedicated hardware. The original server that was running B&R is also running BUE 2010 for daily backups. Now that B&R is no longer running on this server, I am considering installing Endpoint however I don't know if Endpoint should replace BUE or if they could run together on the same box. Can Endpoint backup straight to tape like BUE? If this is the case then I may just replace BUE with endpoint. I also my connect an external hard drive to this server so Endpoint can backup to disk and tape. Are there any size limitations with respect to external hard drives for Endpoint? Can I use larger than a 2 or 3TB external disk for backups?
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Re: Backup Exec coexist with Endpoint backup?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:33 pm

Veeam Endpoint Backup cannot backup directly to tape. It should be done via Veeam B&R server. There are no size limitations for the attached external disks. Thanks!
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Re: Backup Exec coexist with Endpoint backup?

Veeam Logoby ashman70 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:36 pm

Thanks Vitally, if I do Endpoint backups to an external disk, can I then archive those backups to tape? Can this be done on a regular basis? I just want to get rid of BUE if Endpoint will do everything it does and more.
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Re: Backup Exec coexist with Endpoint backup?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:05 pm

How is your tape devices connected to the computer? In order to achieve your goal, you might consider doing the following:

1. Create Tape Server via Veeam B&R on this computer
2. Point VEB backup job to the external device (locally attached)
3. Create a file to tape backup job (in Veeam B&R) to offload backup files created by VEB to tapes
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Re: Backup Exec coexist with Endpoint backup?

Veeam Logoby ashman70 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:08 pm

My new B&R server does not have a tape drive installed or connected to it. The old B&R server has an internal tape drive. I don't want to involve B&R with Endpoint, I'd rather run them separately. So if I can run Endpoint and do backups to a locally connected external HD, can I then use the local tape drive and archive the backups from the external hard drive to the tape drive? Could I do this on a schedule daily or more frequently?
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Re: Backup Exec coexist with Endpoint backup?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:22 pm

Hi ashman70,

Not sure I understand how you are planning to run backups to tape since VEB does not have any integration with tape libraries or standalone drives. Yes, you can store a backup to external hard drive, but how do you plan to write these backups to tape?

With current scheduling only daily backup is supported, however it’s possible to create incrementals more frequently via scripting and windows task scheduler.
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Re: Backup Exec coexist with Endpoint backup?

Veeam Logoby ashman70 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:18 pm

My mistake, I thought Endpoint supported tape.
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Re: Backup Exec coexist with Endpoint backup?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:33 am

No worries. Given all the configuration, it seems like installing Tape Server (not a full-blown VBR server) should do the trick in your case.
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