by LampchenKo » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:51 am people like this post
My case is as follows. I have a NAS-based File Server that I am backing up with another application since Veeam only works with virtual environments. I would like to know suggestions on how can I backup this File Server with Veeam B&R without having it to migrate to a Windows File Server. More accurate, I want to know if it is possible something like creating a new Windows or Linux server and make that server see the NAS as a Logical Disk or a Mapped disk and be able to back all up as a whole and be able to use Windows/Linux explorer to file lever recovery.
Please let me know your thoughts or if you need further explanation.
by PTide » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:48 am people like this post
As you've correctly pointed - Veeam only works with virtual environments. The only possible solution would be to attach your NAS LUNs to some Windows server (either physical or virtual) via iSCSI and install Veeam Endpoint Backup atop of it - some users reported that they were able to backup iSCSI volumes with Veeam Endpoint.
Another approach would be to use File Copy job to copy data from that NAS.
by v.Eremin » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:05 pm people like this post
In the way I see it, the best option will be indeed to map the said share to whatever Windows-based machine you have in your environment, install a VEB inside it, and let the latter backup the server to VB&R repository.
This way, not only will you have both physical and virtual machine backups in one place, but also you will be able to start the desired restoration procedure, using the console of VB&R server; quite convenient, as to me.
by cama » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:29 pm people like this post
Hello all, I'm struggling with a solution for the following requirement and I didn't find an satisfying answer in documentation nor in the internet. We want to replace a backup solution that backs up a VNX via NDMP protocol with Veeam. The VNX acts as a normal NAS device and we need to be able to backup its data. What's the best way to archieve the backup of my NAS? Which possibilities are available? Thanks a lot in advance. best regards
by foggy » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:37 am people like this post
File copy job are not incremental and copies entire files during each run (so always full). Not sure I understand the restore question - files are stored as they are, so you just copy the required file from the target location.
by jmmarton » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:37 pm people like this post
Assuming the library is connected to a Windows server via SAS, you can designate that Windows server a tape server within B&R. Once that's done you should be able to see the library including its drives & slots (you'll want to install the Dell drivers for the drives within the library). After that you should be able to perform a files to tape job to backup your CIFS shares to the library.