Is it possible to map seeded backups?

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Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby sebirello » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:23 am

Hi,

the current endpoint backup does not support seeded backups, will the new agent do?
If not, I guess that would be a great feature :-).

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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:37 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Sebastian,

Actually, it does. You just need to place backup file in the directory specified in job settings. Mapping will work automatically when backup job starts. Check this post
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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby sebirello » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:51 am

Hi,

oh great, I'll try that.

Thank you!
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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby sebirello » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:58 am

Hi Dmitry,

does that too work for a backup copy job.

The thing is that I want to seed a backup copy job from one office to another, so I do not have to copy the whole thing over the WAN.

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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:02 am

Sebastian,

I'm not sure I follow now. What are you exactly trying? Saving a VAW backup to a local VBR repository and then having (from there a BCJ) to a remote location?
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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby sebirello » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:09 am

Hi Mike,

on one site I have a local backup with endpoint backup.
Now I want to seed this backup to another branch office.

With the normal Hyper-V backup via Backup and Replication I can create an auxiliary backup repository (for example an USB drive) to seed the backup to another location, after copying the backup files to the new location at the branch office, I can use the new location as an backup repository in the backup copy job.

So I want to do the same thing with my Endpoint Backup.

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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:15 am

Hi Sebastian,

The big question is where you store the local backup. Is that a B&R repository? In that case it is pretty easy because the moment it lands there, you have the same possibilities as with your Hyper-V backups so seed away :-)

If it is not a B&R repository, I assume you can simply copy the backup on a USB disk (Take the VBM, VIB and VBK to have all and the latest version) and move it to the remote location. Then you should be able to import it to the repository. But again, it would be easier if you have landed it locally on a B&R repository, then all the possibilities are there :-)

Let me know
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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby sebirello » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:24 am

Hi Mike,

I would have created a B&R repository with the USB drive as target (CIFS share), like I have done for the Hyper-V backups.

So as I understand, it should be no problem :-).

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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:26 am

Yep, that would do the trick! Make sure that you set the permissions on the repository to allow the VEB backup to land there!

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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby sebirello » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:37 am

Great! Thank you!

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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:44 pm

Sebastian,

Unfortunately, mapping in Veeam B&R backup copy job with agent backup files as a source is not supported. We plan to add this functionality soon.
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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:47 am

Hmmm,

@Dima: I did not know this.
@Sebastian: Sorry for my mistake
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Re: Is it possible to map seeded backups?

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:18 pm

The explanation is simple: backup copy asks for infrastructure objects to do the mapping, but agents are not part of the virtualized infrastructure ;)
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