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App. aware backup of Veeam server -- v6.1 requirements

Post by averylarry » Jul 13, 2012 4:58 pm

What are the requirements for application aware processing to work directly on the Veeam backup server in v6.1?

Is local backup target ok?
Does transport mode matter?
Can there be spanned disks?
What if Veeam database is on the same server?
What if vCenter database is on the same server?
What if the server is a domain controller?
What server OS?
Does it matter which backup proxy is used (can it back itself up)?

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Re: App. aware backup of Veeam server -- v6.1 requirements

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 15, 2012 7:03 pm

Hi Ted,

The requirements didn't change, so you should be using similar techniques for all Veeam B&R versions.
averylarry wrote:Is local backup target ok?
Yes.
averylarry wrote:Does transport mode matter?
No, it doesn't.
averylarry wrote:Can there be spanned disks?
Yes, as application aware image processing is not affected by disk type.
averylarry wrote:What if Veeam database is on the same server?
This should work no matter where Veeam V&R hosts its database.
averylarry wrote:What if vCenter database is on the same server?
Add this VM through a standalone ESX(i) server connection and disable application aware image processing.
averylarry wrote:What if the server is a domain controller?
It doesn't matter.
averylarry wrote:What server OS?
Please review our Release Notes document for the supported list of operation systems.
averylarry wrote:Does it matter which backup proxy is used (can it back itself up)?
No, it shouldn't matter, just keep in mind that the backup proxy can backup/replicate itself only in the network mode.

Hope this helps!

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Re: App. aware backup of Veeam server -- v6.1 requirements

Post by averylarry » Jul 16, 2012 4:37 pm

I'm going to question your response to the Veeam database. With v6 update 3 (and subsequently v6.1), I thought this was changed such that application aware backup is supposed to work even with a local veeam database?

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Re: App. aware backup of Veeam server -- v6.1 requirements

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 16, 2012 5:30 pm

You might be right. I have just performed a quick test on my Veeam backup server with a local database and it does seem to work too.

P.S. I have edited my initial response.

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