Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate offsite

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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:56 pm

Will 9.5 allow backup copy of DB logs?
No, unfortunately, it won't.
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby pkelly_sts » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:48 am

Ouch!
Having literally just this weekend completed migrating away from a SQL Cluster to a standalone SQL primarily to bring the SQL server into the scope of Veeam backups (simply because at the end of the day, an RTO of up to 15 minutes rather than seconds was actually sufficient for their needs), and getting ready to show them (the users) how amazing the restore options are as well as the far improved off-site copies will be (in comparison to their daily full DB backups which then went to tape which then went off-site some time the next day), I'm rather shocked to discover that off-site copies of TL backups can't (EASILY) be brought into scope as well without a load of workarounds!

:-/
[New Sig: PLEASE get GFS tape support for incrementals!!!]
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby aspen432 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:00 pm

Am just stumbling upon this thread and have to agree that this is a real bummer. Would really be a nice feature to have for us so I'm hoping it's under serious consideration for a future release.
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby mkretzer » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:05 pm

I also hope this gets "fixed" in 10.0!
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby mrapp » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:06 pm

Is this T-Log restriction only for replicated SQL backup copies or all as SQL PIT log-based restores seem to work from the original copy quite well.
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby kubimike » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:05 pm

+1 this doesn't make 3-2-1 easy for SQL!
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby Samba222 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:42 pm

oh yes, we also have the wish that transaction logs are also included (or the possibility) in Backup to Tape Job - this would be a really nice feature :-)
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby jvlad » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:36 pm

The discovery of this transaction log backup-copy shortcoming has been an unsettling find of Veeam B&R 9.5. There should be a warning popup at a minimum when you setup the TL backups so atleast backup administrators are aware of this limitation if a BackupCopy will be put in place.
Seriously the DB Server backup is 95% there but Veeam decided to release the product without a viable built in and supported option to replay logs at a DR site.
Feature consistence in this product seems to be lacking. Found another post where someone stated this issue should be considered more of a bug than a feature request and frankly I agree with him and Veeam development should be all over it. Its now July 2018 and still no option for this and the earliest post I found on this was Jan 2015, and yet this feature is still in the works. Ohhh not good.

veeam-backup-replication-f2/feature-request-sql-t-log-backups-in-replica-backup-copy-t25349.html

Love the product but just a bit bummed out I guess.
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby nrexpress » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:59 pm

I also echo that the lack of a transaction log backup copy to be a significant issue. The customers that I know that want to use Veeam have multiple reasons for doing so -- but generally because 1) they need a DR solution, not just a backup solution and 2) they need to backup systems, not just files, and therefore are generally looking to backup SQL. These same customers generally have at least one SQL database that are too big to send both full backups and full replicas over the same WAN link.

Is there an update on where we are on this feature request?
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:21 pm 1 person likes this post

It is on our short-term list.
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Re: Best Practices for SQL Trans log backups - replicate off

Veeam Logoby alesovodvojce » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:45 pm

We have assured the board that the critical system is having 15minute RPO and today after accidently finding out that our Backup copy job seems to ignore that log transfers I ended in this forum thread. It is embarassing that the backup is not doing something really expected.
Thanks for looking into that!
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