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Copy replication job VM data offsite

Post by bickyz » Feb 28, 2017 6:03 pm

Hi,
we are using Veeam B&R 9.5. We have few replication job that replicates several VM from main site vSphere (ESXi) to the standalone ESXi in separate building. Is there anyway copy the replicated VM data to the offsite NAS as an additional backup ? Or I should use the Backup job for these VM and use "Backup Copy" option ?

Any help would be much apprecoated, thank you.

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Re: Copy replication job VM data offsite

Post by Andreas Neufert » Feb 28, 2017 9:45 pm

Replicat Target VMs are shut down and VMware Change Block Tracking will not work.

We added the following a while ago into the product:
Backup to first site => BCJ (optional WAN Accelerator usage) to second site => Replication out of the Backup Copy Job Target.

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Re: Copy replication job VM data offsite

Post by bickyz » Mar 01, 2017 8:13 am

Hi Andreas,
I am new to Veeam, I am really sorry that I didnt understand you.

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Re: Copy replication job VM data offsite

Post by Andreas Neufert » Mar 01, 2017 8:20 am

Sorry about that.

Restore Points at Replicas are held in VM Snapshots and the Target VM is only started at a failover. Therefore you can not use VMware change block trackig (CBT). Without this you would have to read 100% of the data each backup run to find the changes. This is not good and we do not support this for that reason and some others.

What you can do is the following.

On Primary side create a backup job to a local backup target (repository). Then create a Backup Copy Job (BCJ) to the second site. This BCJ will store the backup data again in a Repository. When you create a Replicat Job, you can select the Source of the Replica (Source button). There you are able to select the BCJ Repository as Source instead of the original VM. Data Flow is: Original VM => Backup Job => Repository Site 1 => BCJ => Repository Site 2 => Replica Job => Replica VM

If you use Veeam WAN Accelerators for the Replica Job, you can use them with the BCJ as well.

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Re: Copy replication job VM data offsite

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Re: Copy replication job VM data offsite

Post by bickyz » Mar 01, 2017 8:38 am

thank you Andreas

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