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questions regarding object storage integration

Post by mcz » Oct 21, 2019 10:12 am

Hi everybody!

I've heard about the new object storage integration which will come soon. Now I've got 2 questions:
  • If you're currently using the product (VBO) with a local repo, will you be able to do a migration to object-storage to offload your on-prem repo?
  • Copy-Job: Object storage is cool, cheat and robust. But of course it is somehow vulnerable: Someone could delete the bucket or there could be some kind of corruption/outage which could destroy your hole backup (belive me, I'm having a similar case with B&R). Now is there a possability to do some kind of backup or a copy of your backup which has been written to object storage? You know, if you're using object storage in the cloud, you still should follow the 3-2-1-rule
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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by Polina » Oct 21, 2019 4:32 pm

Hi Michael,

1) Yes, there will be a way to move data from your existing repository to a new object storage repository.
2) Copy-jobs are not coming, I'm afraid. For the 3-2-1, you'll still need to manually maintain different jobs to different repositories.

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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by Mike Resseler » Oct 22, 2019 5:55 am

For the 3-2-1 rule, we also still advise to backup your VBO controller / proxy with VBR

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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by mcz » Oct 22, 2019 8:22 am

Polina wrote:
Oct 21, 2019 4:32 pm

2) Copy-jobs are not coming, I'm afraid. For the 3-2-1, you'll still need to manually maintain different jobs to different repositories.
The "problem" here is that you're not protected against human errors / insiders. Someone could easily wipe out or destroy your bucket's.

@Mike: Yes I could backup the VBO controller but if your repository is in the cloud, your backup is just useless...

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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by Mike Resseler » Oct 22, 2019 8:32 am

Michael,

That indeed is correct. And something to consider for later on. But first is first... Let's get v4 out of the door and see from there

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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by mcz » Oct 22, 2019 9:36 am

Yeah. I mean please don't get me wrong, I love the feature and I love object storage integration. But if it fails (for whatever reason), you're not having a physical backup of your data. That's what I'd like to point out.

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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by mcz » Mar 26, 2020 10:27 am

Hi Mike,

any update on that? I'm currently updating to v4 and I'd like to use an object storage - but having no option to pull that object storage to your on-prem environment for backup purposes hinders me to use it...

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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by Polina » Mar 26, 2020 10:58 am

Hi Michael,

No changes to the v4 functionality; however, we're researching different options for the future versions.

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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by mcz » Mar 26, 2020 11:17 am

Polina wrote:
Oct 21, 2019 4:32 pm
1) Yes, there will be a way to move data from your existing repository to a new object storage repository.
And how could I achive this? I just saw that for an existing repository the option "offload backup data to object storage" is greyed out...

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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by nielsengelen » Mar 26, 2020 11:28 am

You can do this via PowerShell, for more information check this KB.
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Re: questions regarding object storage integration

Post by Polina » Mar 26, 2020 11:29 am

You will need some PowerShell scripting to move your existing backups to object storage. Existing repositories cannot be extended with object storage - you can do it only with newly created repositories.
Here's the KB article describing the whole procedure: https://www.veeam.com/kb3067
I'd also suggest you contacting Veeam Support to let our engineers assist you with the migration (if you do so, please post your case ID here).

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