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Veeam Endpoint and shared VHDX

Veeam Logoby Someonenew2014 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:04 pm

Can I use Veeam Endpoint to backup shared VHDX as workaround ?
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Re: Veeam Endpoint and shared VHDX

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:46 am

Hello,

For now, I can say that it won’t work out of the box but there might be a workaround to backup every vhdx separately. Can you elaborate how your shared vhdx is configured?
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Re: Veeam Endpoint and shared VHDX

Veeam Logoby Someonenew2014 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:29 am

Hi...
It is a shared vhdx disks (shared virtual disks). However, we are not using shared pass-through disks.

It is normal MSSQL cluster.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint and shared VHDX

Veeam Logoby Someonenew2014 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:40 am

We configured using VMs itself (Hyper-V)

from VM setting we expand the drive that we share, and we do it on all VMs that we want to share.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint and shared VHDX

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:45 pm

Thanks. Can you clarify are using Veeam B&R to backup you Hyper-V environment – it does support the shared vhdx backup.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint and shared VHDX

Veeam Logoby Someonenew2014 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:14 am

Hi,

Yes we are using Veeam B&R v8. Howver, shared vhdx is supported only in consistent state. We need workaround to backup shared vhdx in application-consistent state.
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Re: Veeam Endpoint and shared VHDX

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:13 pm

VEB will not provide application-aware image processing for this configuration. Why not to use SureBackup job (for now) to verify consistency of your SQL Server after running a backup job in VBR?
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