Would endpoint be a viable solution for backing up a 25TB +

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Would endpoint be a viable solution for backing up a 25TB +

Veeam Logoby lando_uk » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:47 am

Hi

Would endpoint be a viable solution for backing up a 25TB + physical file server? Any gotcha's?

A customer is looking for the cheapest solution to store users growing selection of USB drives centrally, it'll need to be backed up.

"A cheap and dirty option would be 2 standalone storage servers, one for live and one for backups. We use Veeam endpoint agent to back it up. Approx £15K – Not an enterprise solution, many days of downtime should the primary server die or volume get corrupted"

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Re: Would endpoint be a viable solution for backing up a 25T

Veeam Logoby marco.horstmann » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:59 am

Hi Mark,

somewhere in germany or austria a customer told he has more than 40TB fileserver backuped with Endpoint
and it works just fine. He had not told that there are any gotchas.

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Re: Would endpoint be a viable solution for backing up a 25T

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:36 pm

Hi Mark,

Yes we are aware of similar setups - it should work, just make sure that you are using the volume level backup since it should be faster that file level backup. If you find it slow while creating an incremental backup (specifically on calculating digest stage) please reach our support team – we already made a hot fix to improve the performance.
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Re: Would endpoint be a viable solution for backing up a 25T

Veeam Logoby lando_uk » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:51 pm

Hi
I'm just worried about the size of the VBK, as from experience anything over about 6TB becomes a little difficult to manipulate and transform.

I guess if I don't have large NTFS volumes, I can have backup job for each, making the VBKs smaller - is that possible?

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Re: Would endpoint be a viable solution for backing up a 25T

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:41 pm

VEB supports only one backup job at a time, so it’s not possible to set two or more backup jobs within one VEB installation.

Have you ever considered backing up this file server up to tape? Veeam B&R Free edition supports file to tape jobs out of the box, so if you have a tape device – it’s worth checking.
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Re: Would endpoint be a viable solution for backing up a 25T

Veeam Logoby lando_uk » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:09 pm

Hi

No tape.

Plan was to purchase 2 servers, one for the live data and one for a new backup repository for the VEB.

Having one big VBK file for the whole lot and not having the option of splitting it up via volumes will scupper this option I fear.

Back to the drawing board I guess....

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