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External destination (NFSv4). Initial backup in the LAN

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Hi@all,

I would like to set up a backup to an external storage (NFSv4) with Veeam. Since the amount of data is approx. 1.5TB, I would like to carry out the initial backup in the LAN and then move the storage to external.
From Veeam's point of view, the destination IP of the NFS connection changes. Does Veeam still recognise that the initial backup already exists and only backs up the difference?

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Re: External destination (NFSv4). Initial backup in the LAN

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Hello,
I didn't read which backup product you are using (standalone or as Backup & Replication repository). In general that works, yes.

NAS shares have bad merge performance in general (even with gateway server placement at the other location. I recommend block storage with REFS / XFS as Veeam repository: https://www.veeam.com/blog/advanced-ref ... suite.html

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Re: External destination (NFSv4). Initial backup in the LAN

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Yes, it is standalone. Veeam Linux on the individual VMs. The NFS storage is an Ubuntu server with XFS & NFSv4. Is this insufficient?

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Re: External destination (NFSv4). Initial backup in the LAN

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It‘s still an NFS Backup Repo for Veeam. It doesn‘t depend in your case what your filesystem is on the linux vm. Your veeam server is using nfs to access the backup repo.

You need to add your Ubuntu Server as a „linux Server Backup Repo“.
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml#server

You can also configure your ubuntu xfs server as a „Hardened Backup Repo“.
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ml?ver=110
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Re: External destination (NFSv4). Initial backup in the LAN

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with standalone, I assume that there is no VBR, no gateway server, no Linux repository and no hardened repository.

XFS block cloning only only works with Veeam Backup & Replication Linux repositories. With NFS it's "merging over network". It depends on the available bandwidth you have. As it looks like you have too little bandwidth, I assume issues will come up.

https://www.veeam.com/kb1932 shows what I mean.

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