Backup Seeding Feature Request

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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby aaron@ARB » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:21 am

I know this is an old thread but it is pertinent... I too would like to be able to seed VEB backups into a VBR repository. The reason is pretty clear, I have a physical server with a relatively slow comms link but a lot of data. There isn't a backup window that will allow me to transfer 400gb over this link to my VBR repo. I would like to 'seed' / 'stage' this backup to a USB drive, have it FEDEX'd from Prague,CZ to Melbourne,AU and then import it so when the backup runs again, it runs as an incremental as opposed to another full
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:36 am

Hi aaron@ARB,

If you are referring to mapping VEB backup created locally to the VEB job pointed to the repository - it’s possible since version 1.5. Move the folder with VEB backup to the repository, reconfigure VEB job and hit Rescan on the repository. VEB job should continue the backup chain.

Backup copy mapping is currently not supported but coming soon.
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby aaron@ARB » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:41 pm

hi Dima... Thanks for the update, I will test it. I had tried it earlier, but I imported the backup via the import option as opposed to copy the files in via the 'back door' so to speak.
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:12 pm

You are welcome! Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby aaron@ARB » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:37 pm

I tried this over the weekend.. I took the backup folder from the server in question (had it freighted over to me) copied to the respository and re-scanned the repository. It showed up under 'imported'

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and then when i ran the backup it still tried to do a full backup as when I check the log:

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Setting repository 'F-Drive' ('ec767f5b-da53-4793-961a-adacf26b79be') credentials for backup client.
[12.04.2016 09:16:55] <01> Info     Setting repository 'F-Drive' ('ec767f5b-da53-4793-961a-adacf26b79be') credentials for backup client.
[12.04.2016 09:16:55] <01> Info     [BackupTargetEpRepairAlg] Repair started
[12.04.2016 09:16:55] <01> Info     [LocalBackupTargetRepairAlg] Repair started
[12.04.2016 09:16:55] <01> Info     Job session is running in full mode
[12.04.2016 09:16:55] <01> Info     [BackupMeta] Generate backup meta for 'Backup Job SADC1:2d0dd029-42ce-4f1d-86cc-69ebdd3c247d'
[12.04.2016 09:16:56] <01> Info     [BackupMeta] Backup meta for 'Backup Job SADC1:2d0dd029-42ce-4f1d-86cc-69ebdd3c247d' generated
[12.04.2016 09:16:56] <01> Info     Preparing point in full mode
[12.04.2016 09:16:56] <01> Info     [CPoint] Creating point id=26b8cb26-c0db-4c44-9a57-f1b849fbb7b5:type=Basic:alg=Full:creation_time=12/04/2016 9:16:56 AM
[12.04.2016 09:16:57] <01> Info     Getting last storage in group: e5aca6b7-e366-4866-9728-ddb699dd051a
[12.04.2016 09:16:57] <01> Info     Last storage not found
[12.04.2016 09:16:57] <01> Info     Preparing storages in full mode
[12.04.2016 09:16:58] <01> Info     Disposing CBackupRepositoryClient [0x202a09c]
[12.04.2016 09:16:58] <01> Info     Disposing CBackupClient [0x217a57c]
[12.04.2016 09:16:58] <01> Info             [AP] Disposing client from thread 1
[12.04.2016 09:16:58] <01> Info     Disposing BaseAgentProtocol [0x2d4d161]
[12.04.2016 09:16:58] <01> Info     Disposing CSocketAgentService [0x17b5c6a], sessionId [944c]


Is there anything I am doing wrong?
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:15 pm

I have a similar problen. I have a physical server with 1TB data. I have backed it up with VEP 1.5 to VBR repository.
I have a very limited wan-link, so I made a backup copy job targetted to USB drive and shipped it to Cloud Provider (which also happens to me...).
Now I have copied the data to our vcp repository, but when I'm creating Backup Copy job From veeam endpoint backups, I have no "map backup" available in the "Target" page. How can I seed the backup for cloud repository?
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:21 pm

aaron@ARB wrote:I tried this over the weekend.. I took the backup folder from the server in question (had it freighted over to me) copied to the respository and re-scanned the repository. It showed up under 'imported'
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Is there anything I am doing wrong?


Hi!

Did you map the backup from the target page? Select corret repository, click map backup, and select the correct backup to map.
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby aaron@ARB » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:39 pm

I don't use a backup copy job?? I think you have pasted my comments in but are referring to the previous post as opposed to mine?

What is the agreed process for seeding backups? it is described above in broad strokes but having tried that it has not worked, is there any expanded instructions on how to make this function work?
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:52 am

Guys,

Once backup was imported to the VBR console and VEB job was reconfigured to the VBR repository backup should be mapped to the job during first run. If that’s not working – please open a support case. Do not forget to port the ID to this thread. Thanks.

P.S. Mapping VEB backups to backup copy job is currently not supported – it should work only for regular VEB job.
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby aaron@ARB » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:58 am

Dima, refer below for my case ID: 01760248
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:33 am

Dima P. wrote:P.S. Mapping VEB backups to backup copy job is currently not supported – it should work only for regular VEB job.

This is a bit of a problem, since I cannot connect VEB directly to cloud service repository.
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby aaron@ARB » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:08 am

Any update on this?


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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:10 am

Aaron,

Not sure. I will ask for more information on the support ID

Thanks

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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby aaron@ARB » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:11 am

Mike Resseler wrote:Aaron,

Not sure. I will ask for more information on the support ID

Thanks

Mike


Thanks for that. I appreciate it :)
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Re: Backup Seeding Feature Request

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:25 am

Aaron,

Not sure if you have received an update already, but I have been informed that the reason it doesn't work for you is because you are trying this with VBR 8.x and we only started to support this in VBR 9.x

Can you confirm?

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