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Backup from Esxi

Post by cprado » Jan 06, 2011 8:07 pm

Hi

I'm evaluating Veeam software buy backup and replication but is a ESXi host, we tested the trial version but we can not backup from ESXi
Not supported ESXi?, which choice do I have?

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Re: Backup from Esxi

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jan 06, 2011 8:11 pm

Hello Cristobal,

ESXi is fully supported, except for backup target, check out the Release Notes. Do you possibly use free version of ESXi host?

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Re: Backup from Esxi

Post by Gostev » Jan 06, 2011 11:30 pm

Hi Cristobal, all common questions around ESXi support are covered in the sticky FAQ topic on top of this forum, under the System Requirements section. Kindly please review this topic carefully before posting further questions ;) Thanks!

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Re: Backup from Esxi

Post by topry » Jan 07, 2011 9:48 pm

We recently purchased VEEAM Backup and Replication 5 and are in the process of planning the implementation and would appreciate a little more info on this topic. I have read the FAQs but unfortunately, found nothing other than VEEAM has full ESXi support other than as a backup target. Since we have yet to even install VEEAM, my apologies for what may seem a simple question:

We have a single ESXi 4.1 host (VSphere Foundation) using an iSCSI SAN for storage and plan to do synthetic backups to a different LUN on this same SAN (or a separate connected iSCSI SAN), and want to replicate the VMs offsite over a WAN to another ESXi 4.1 host - is that configuration supported?

We plan on installing VEEAM on a VM running Win7x64 and implement your virtual appliance mode. The backup location will be a datastore on one of the SANs accessible to the host. Any recommendations on what to do/not do are appreciated. (I have read through the 5.x users guide as well - just looking for opinions/real world experience)

We installed ESXi 4.1 vs ESX primarily because VMWare has stated they are phasing out ESX. If using ESXi will limit/prevent us in implementing something similar to the above, then we would like to know now so we can change to ESX.

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Re: Backup from Esxi

Post by Gostev » Jan 07, 2011 10:00 pm

Yes, this configuration is fully supported and your current plans are fine. I would only recommended using "full" ESX over ESXi with the current version, as it makes more efficient replication target. But this is only recommendation, and not a requirement.Thanks!

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Re: Backup from Esxi

Post by topry » Jan 08, 2011 12:24 am

Thank you for the reply and the suggestion - we will use ESX as the target.
I'm presuming there is no difference in having ESXi then as the primary source?

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Re: Backup from Esxi

Post by Gostev » Jan 08, 2011 10:34 am

No difference.

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