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3rd party backup agent conflict with Veeam ?

Post by Ace T » Mar 23, 2010 10:52 am

We have a scenario where we are currently backing up servers in VMWare via a 3rd party agent offsite (file level backup). If this backup is running at the same time as Veeam's Backup Technology (block-based) will this cause issues with backup times or processing ?

Does it cause Veeam to think there are changes made to files even thought files have not changed as we think our 3rd party agent must be modifying the attributes of the file somehow?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: 3rd party backup agent conflict with Veeam ?

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 23, 2010 11:55 am

Hello Amit,

I'm not quite sure how your 3rd party backup product works and may influence Veeam backup and vica versa. I recommend you to use separate backup windows for both solutions, so you don't face any possible failures or overlappings. If the 3rd party agent modifies files, thus meaning changes the blocks, we will transfer all the changed blocks to your destination storage only. With CBT enabled at your backup job settings I don't think it will be a huge concern... well not for me. :wink:

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Re: 3rd party backup agent conflict with Veeam ?

Post by Gostev » Mar 23, 2010 1:07 pm

Amit, we had a number of reports before when VSS agents from couple of different backup vendors were preventing Veeam VSS from performing system freeze. Removing the agents always helped. This is the only issue that comes to my mind, other than that OUR product should not experience any issues due to 3rd backup solutions present. Thanks!

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Re: 3rd party backup agent conflict with Veeam ?

Post by Ace T » Mar 23, 2010 1:36 pm

Thanks Gostev...we are stopping the agent today and testing it out today to see how it affects Veeam backups.

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