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Does "VM Guest File System Indexing" work with Backup Copy J

Veeam Logoby P.Zorzi » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:08 am

Dear Community,

this is my first port in this forum and I' d like to say hello.
I have already read a lot of very interssting posts in this forum.
I am workuing for a system house in Germany. A lot of our customers use VMware with Veeam Backup & Replication.
Please apologize any bad spelling or writing.

Now my question:
Does "VM Guest File System Indexing" work with Veeam Backup Copy Jobs?

For example:
One customer uses a Veeam backup job for daily backups. The daily backup job has got 14 restore points. The "VM Guest File System Indexing" option is configured for this daily job.
We have got Veeam Enterprise Manager installed and configured.
This Job is linked to a backup copy job. For the backup copy job we did a GVS configuration. We have got thee weekly backups, eleven monthly backups and two yearly backups.

Can i search for a specific file which is only available in one of the copy repositories?

Many thanks in advance
Patrick
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Re: Does "VM Guest File System Indexing" work with Backup Co

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:39 am

Hi and welcome to the community!

Yes, you can search for VM guest OS files in current and archived backup file.

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Re: Does "VM Guest File System Indexing" work with Backup Co

Veeam Logoby edirschedl » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:35 am

In my installation I haven't the possibility to make a FLR from a backup copy job in Enterprise Manager. Only from the B&R console. Maybe it's a problem of our environment?! But if not, how should File Indexing Search with backup copy jobs work then?
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Re: Does "VM Guest File System Indexing" work with Backup Co

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:54 am

Why do you want to use exactly backup copy job file for FLR? BCJ files contain exactly the same set of restore points that are kept in a primary backup chain. EM uses primary backup job by default, please see Vitaly's explanation.

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Re: Does "VM Guest File System Indexing" work with Backup Co

Veeam Logoby P.Zorzi » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:02 am

Hi PTide,

thank you very much for the feedback.
I' ve got some more questions.
In the settings of the backup enterprise manager the "Guest file system catalog" setting for "Retention period, months" is greyed out.
This is most probabbly due to the customer uses as Veaam standard license, i guess? Does this mean, the index files will be kept regarding to the number of restore points from the bachup job and backup copy job?
The restore points for the backup copy job will be kept for two years (GVS config). Does this mean i can search for files backed up up to two years?
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Re: Does "VM Guest File System Indexing" work with Backup Co

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:37 am

This is most probabbly due to the customer uses as Veaam standard license, i guess? Does this mean, the index files will be kept regarding to the number of restore points from the bachup job and backup copy job?

"Yes", to both questions:
helpcenter wrote:If you are using Standard edition of Veeam Backup & Replication in your virtual environment, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager will keep index files only for those backups that are currently stored on disk (that is, the backups are available on backup repositories).

Does this mean i can search for files backed up up to two years?

Correct.

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Re: Does "VM Guest File System Indexing" work with Backup Co

Veeam Logoby P.Zorzi » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:09 am

Hi PTide,

thank you very much, especially for the fast, feedback.
Now i can implement Veeam backup for this customer, with exactly the features he wanted :-)

Many thanks!!
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