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Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by Didi7 » Aug 26, 2018 8:16 pm

I plan to use VBO365 on a physical Server to backup O365 to a local repository and be independent from VBR. When will you add Tape Infrastructure support like in VBR to be able to backup repositories to tape?

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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by Dima P. » Aug 27, 2018 1:15 pm

Hey Didi7.

Thanks for you request. May I ask are you looking at tape as a secondary copy or you would like to keep VBO archives for long term retention? Thanks!

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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by Didi7 » Aug 27, 2018 1:19 pm

Hi Dima,

I would like to backup the local repository (with VBO365 contents) to tape as secondary copy (offline copy) for long term retention.

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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by Dima P. » Aug 27, 2018 4:21 pm

I was thinking about Veeam B&R tape jobs: the problem is file to tape will write the entire VBO backup every time (since it's being modified during every VBO jobs run) but maybe that's not the problem if we are talking about monthly backup.

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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by Didi7 » Aug 27, 2018 4:24 pm

I was more thinking about Backup to tape jobs, where you select repositories. Do you mean a backup of a VBO365 instance creates an entire new *.vbk file every day and incrementals do not make sense here?
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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by Dima P. » Aug 27, 2018 5:58 pm

VBO stores backup history in a different way, so there is no full or incremental backup.

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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by Didi7 » Aug 28, 2018 6:59 am

I see your point Dima. In this case it really makes more sense to backup O365 into a virtual machine, which is then captured by VBR only backing up those blocks that have been changed. As I plan to use VBO365 for backup of O365 in the near future, I had no idea how backup is stored to the VBO365 repository.

Need to read more of VBO365 in your helpcenter before deciding, which backup solution to use.

If I understand correctly, it would not make sense to create some sort of e.g. *.vbo files (for the first full backup of O365 data in one file) and e.g. *.vbi files (for incremental backups of O365 changes in one file), where only changes gets stored, as dumping O365 from the cloud will not get compared with, what's already in the repository?

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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by Polina » Aug 28, 2018 9:33 am

Hi Didi7,

You're guessing it right. As Dima said, VBO works differently and uses Jet Blue database to store backups, so technically there're no fulls and incrementals. At the same time, you, indeed, can use VBR to protect your VBO VM and send those backups to another location.

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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by scott.anderson » May 03, 2019 12:33 am

Any plans to add the O365 client to the main B&R console (like the Windows Agent)? Would be nice to have it integrated along with the other agents.

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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by Mike Resseler » May 03, 2019 5:34 am

Scott,

Everything is always planned within Veeam, but we need to have the cycles :-). The question to you is, do you really want it into VBR? Do you prefer maybe a portal solution? The reason I ask: Imagine 50.000 users in the VBR console... It would really get overloaded I would say...

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Re: Feature request: Tape Infrastructure support

Post by scott.anderson » May 03, 2019 6:47 am

Hi Mike,

That's what the Enterprise manager is for, consolidation of the infrastructure view :)

I like a single pain of glass. And its the first thing that any customer asks when we look at the Veeam O365 console!

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