Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

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Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby jahilton2002 » Wed May 25, 2016 9:17 am

We use Veeam B&R here for all our VMs and the Great Endpoint Protection to back our few Physical servers.

I was just "testing" a physical server recovery in our test environment. We have VBR saving our vms to a local SAN, and Endpoint backing up our physicals to the same location .... VBR then replicates these backups "offsite" to a NAS device.

I tested a restore from the Endpoint boot disc from the Veeam repository (SAN) and all went well...... i then wanted to restore from the (offsite) NAS device.

I followed the sames steps, but selected "network location" instead of veeam repository. i was able to gain access to the nas share with the correct credentials, but it displayed as if it was empty.

Checking the nas location via a windows based machine, or via the nas gui displays the back ups. But it seems i can't access them via the boot cds gui.

Any pointers?

P.S I did try and book the job via the "support section" of Veeam Endpoint protection GUI. However i get a proxy error due the way the network is setup here and can't send the support request.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed May 25, 2016 12:30 pm

Hi John,

What if you copy existing backup files to any other CIFS share and check if you're able "to see" these backup files from the recovery media? If you're able to do this, then there could be some permission issues on the offsite device.

Thanks!
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed May 25, 2016 12:49 pm

John,
VBR then replicates these backups "offsite" to a NAS device.

Are you using the backup copy job for Endpoint backups to store it on the said NAS?
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby jahilton2002 » Wed May 25, 2016 2:36 pm

Hi John,

Vitaliy S. wrote:What if you copy existing backup files to any other CIFS share and check if you're able "to see" these backup files from the recovery media? If you're able to do this, then there could be some permission issues on the offsite device.

I can browse the shared nas locations perfectly fine..... i just can't see anything.

Dima P. wrote:John,
VBR then replicates these backups "offsite" to a NAS device.
Are you using the backup copy job for Endpoint backups to store it on the said NAS?

Yes i am, is it a different type of back up should be doing?
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed May 25, 2016 3:04 pm

Since you're using backup copy jobs to send these backups offsite, please take a look a these topics for the solution > Restore from backup copy job and Rights restriction for Backup Copy job
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby jahilton2002 » Thu May 26, 2016 9:21 am

I'm totally confused now :lol:

So if i'm in a disaster recovery scenario, Where i only have my boot CD and access to my offsite backups. How do i access and restore my endpoint backup files?

I'd have to assume i no longer have access to the primary Veeam storage location (and VBR repository).

Thanks for the help so far, greatly appreciated.
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu May 26, 2016 11:26 am

It should be possible to do the restore with a new backup console after rescanning/importing backup files, recovery media cannot "see" these backup files in the current version. This limitation is going to be addressed in our next update though.
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby jahilton2002 » Thu May 26, 2016 1:51 pm

How would i do a bare metal recovery from the console?
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu May 26, 2016 5:06 pm

John,

The limitation for backup copy jobs was made to protect the end users data, since backup copy does not preserve the owner of the endpoint backup. Otherwise, every single user could restore from such backup what he/she wants.
In order to restore from the backup copy backup you must have a VBR console with the said backup imported to the repository.

To perform a bare metal recovery – choose a VBR as a destination and use VBR admin account to connect to the repository with the imported backup.
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu May 26, 2016 5:15 pm

jahilton2002 wrote:How would i do a bare metal recovery from the console?

It's not possible. You need to install Veeam backup console, import backup files and then target our recovery media to that repository.
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby jahilton2002 » Fri May 27, 2016 10:30 am

Am i right in thinking that if i boot from a veeam recovery disc, point to a NAS share (not a repository). And use the veeam admin account to access that share.... i should be able to see and restore from the nas location?
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri May 27, 2016 10:34 am

That would be the case only for primary backup repository. Backup files re-created by a backup copy job do not contain metadata that would be recognized by a recovery media (the limitation Dima is referring to in the post above).
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby jahilton2002 » Fri May 27, 2016 10:40 am

Are right ok, so it's a combination of using backup copy, NAS location AND the recovery disc?

When you say; "This limitation is going to be addressed in our next update though". Any ETA on that?

Thanks for your help guys.
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri May 27, 2016 11:13 am 1 person likes this post

Yes, that's correct. Cannot comment on the ETA, but this is in the top priorities feature list for our dev team.
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Re: Just testing my backups, Can't "see" back ups on NAS.

Veeam Logoby jahilton2002 » Fri May 27, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks for all your help... would it be best to change away from backup copy in the meantime?
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