Moltron wrote:1. Veeam has to see the LUNS in order to back them up. I know when you install Veeam it turns off some automount feature in Windows but I've noticed in testing that my VMFS datastore that I want to Direct SAN copy from shows up in the Disk Management list on the Veeam server. Whats to stop someone from accidentally deleting or formatting that VMFS as NTFS? Or Windows deciding to do something to it for that matter? I'd really hate to imagine something happening to our production VMFS with 20 VMs in it just dissapear.
Moltron wrote:2. Before Veeam in my EMC setup I just had 1 storage group with all the ESX servers in it. Now I have 2, the origional one plus one for Veeam which can see the 4 GB storage LUN. To let Veeam see another LUN to Direct SAN copy I had to add that to the second storage group, which gives me a warning every time about multiple servers accessing LUNS at once. Is this how it should be done, or should I combine everything into the origional storage group?
Moltron wrote:Whats to stop someone from accidentally deleting or formatting that VMFS as NTFS?
Moltron wrote:gives me a warning every time about multiple servers accessing LUNS at once. Is this how it should be done
This setup can work in direct-SAN mode just fine. Virtual proxy is required for "virtual appliance" mode.Will this setup work or does a proxy need to be installed on a virtual machine?
Yes, it is as simple as providing the proxy with a block-level access to the LUN where the VMs to be backed up reside at. Please check this article.Is it as simple as just configuring these two network ports with ip addresses from my iscsi network and then setting them up in my server B's MS iscsi initiator (windows 2012 standard)?
Yes, it is disabled by default, this is just a reminder that you must not allow Windows to initialize the volumes if it asks you. Since Veeam B&R automatically sets SAN Policy to Offline/disables disk automount during installation of proxy server, this prevents disks from being initialized.My understanding is this is disabled by default, but want to make sure.
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