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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by roland.f » Mar 22, 2017 6:24 am

foggy wrote:Hi Roland, 9.5 was already released last year. We cannot comment on ETA for any particular feature since we do not share our roadmap.
Hi foggy,

I know that v9.5 came out last year. I just hoped to get the feature within v9.5, released with a service pack or maybe in v10 :D
Getting the feature in the near future would help us backing up our fileserver, running on a VNX...

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by v.Eremin » Mar 22, 2017 7:38 am

I would not expect this feature implemented in product updates. Just to set proper expectations - the underlying complexity and amount of changes required makes it a feature of a major release, rather than of an update. Thanks.

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[MERGED] 9.5 NetApp Storage Snapshots for CIFS and iSCSI

Post by thomas321 » Mar 23, 2017 8:00 am

Hi guys,

is it possible to backup CIFS and iSCSI volumes which are NOT attached to VMware by using the direct storage snapshot feature?
If not, PLEASE add it to the next version.

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by foggy » Mar 23, 2017 10:18 am

Hi Thomas, it is currently not possible to backup such volumes (except File Copy functionality), but it is already on the table.

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by v.Eremin » Mar 23, 2017 11:44 am

However, ISCSI disks can be backed up from the inside - install Veeam Agent for Windows and back machine up. Thanks.

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by thomas321 » Apr 24, 2017 8:45 pm

Hi foggy,

can you tell us what "already on the table" means? Is there any development going on or is it just "in discussion"?
I saw requests about that since around 5 years ago...

How are the chances to see it in Veeam 10?

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by foggy » Apr 25, 2017 11:04 am

Hi Thomas, as mentioned above, we do not comment on any particular feature's chances to get into this or that version until official announcements.

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by thomas321 » Apr 25, 2017 11:09 am

Hi foggy,

I understand you can't promise something for an upcoming release.
But could you at least tell us if there is actual development/programming going on or is it more or less "just in discussion" ?

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by foggy » Apr 26, 2017 3:11 pm

I can only tell that this is a high priority feature for us, but I cannot comment on whether it is already in development or not.

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by wa15 » May 05, 2017 4:26 pm

Also adding that the ability to backup a CIFS share would be very beneficial for us as it would allow us to expand Veeam across the infrastructure.

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by plandata_at » Jul 05, 2017 10:48 am

any news here?

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by v.Eremin » Jul 05, 2017 11:24 am

Take a look at v10 feature announcements, you will be surprised. Thanks.

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[MERGED] Backup and Restore of Windows Share info and permis

Post by murg235@lni.wa.gov » Nov 07, 2017 6:39 pm

Good Morning,

I found out that Veeam does not backup and restore Share info and permissions for a windows Server. We are planning to move all of our Physical Servers to Veeam from Commvault using the Veeam Agents for windows. What are Veeam customers doing for a work around to be able to backup and restore the Shares? Is there any Plans for this to be implemented in the next version?

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by foggy » Nov 12, 2017 4:16 pm

Future ability to backup CIFS shares with Veeam B&R was announced last summer.

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Re: Back up a CIFS Share

Post by HendersonD » Nov 12, 2017 8:18 pm

Instead of using CIFS shares off your storage array why not spin up a Windows file server under your hypervisor? This will allow you to use Veeam to backup the CIFS share. We were using CIFS shares off a Netapp box but transitioned to Windows File Servers running under ESXi. Not only did this allow Veeam for backup but it gave us several things that the Netapp either could not do or had a harder time doing. Quotas were easier to apply, we can now use file screening, and take advantage of volume shadow copies. Once we setup the file server and its volumes we used Robocopy to move the file share data from the Netapp. Going this route also opened up storage possibilities, we were no longer limited to storage that has both SAN and NAS functionality.

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