Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

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Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby cygnus » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:52 pm 1 person likes this post

Please add the option:

Verify image to check integrity of the backup.

This is an essential feature of every serious backup program. Without that, you never know if your backup is worthless or usable.

Thanks!
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Re: Feature request: Verify image to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:11 pm

Hello cygnus,

Can you, please, clarify are you referring the Endpoint when talking about verification or to Veeam Recovery Media? The word "image" confused me a bit :D
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby cygnus » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:17 pm

Hi Dima, sorry for the confusion. I adjusted the subject now. ;)

I am referring to the written backup files (*.vbm, *.vbk, *.vib).
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:41 pm

Thanks - now the picture is brighter
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[MERGED] File Verification?

Veeam Logoby 967 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:56 pm

Does VEB do any file verification or consistency check after a backup? Basically is there any way to verify, other than doing a manual restore, that files were indeed backedup? I only need this to check a box on an audit form...
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:42 pm

True – there is no verification job. The only supported option is to perform a quick file level recovery.
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Charmacas » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:45 pm

+1 for verification and a consequence in case of failure.
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:21 pm

Thanks. By the way, in case of a failure VEB has a built in retry cycle :wink:
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby dheijl » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:25 pm

+1 for verification
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby 967 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:04 pm

Dima P. wrote:Thanks. By the way, in case of a failure VEB has a built in retry cycle :wink:


Yea that's good enough for me, but not for my auditor. I am going to be asked to find another solution in 6 to 8 months when they come back... which is going to be a nightmare.
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:16 pm

Fair. To tell the truth there is an integrity check every job run: it check the consistency of the existing backup chain and if it is somehow corrupter/changed/not accessible – backup job start a new full.
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Charmacas » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:20 pm 1 person likes this post

Ah Dima. So you also learned something new here? ;-)

I am glad to hear that there is such a check implemented.

Thanks for this great backup software!
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:11 pm

I knew about this logic, my fault I did not share it before :mrgreen:
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:24 pm 2 people like this post

This check is very basic though. Dima, let's plan on adding a health check similar to one we have in B&R (aka storage-level corruption guard in v9). Much needed considering that many users are using consumer-grade disk storage having relatively high URE, which raises the chance of silent corruption up to 100 times comparing to enterprise-grade storage. Thanks!
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Re: Feature request: Verify backup to check integrity

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:28 pm

Already noted :mrgreen:
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