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DR, Veeam 9.5 and Nimble Snapshots

Veeam Logoby frankc » Mon May 01, 2017 2:11 am

Hi Everyone,

I am in the process of a DR project and require some help in setting up DR using Veeam 9.5. At the moment we have the following:

Production


Veeam 9.5 Server
Nimble Storage
VMWare ESXi 6.0

DR Site
Veeam 9.5 Server
Nimble Storage
VMWare ESXi 6.0

I want to know how can I restore the production VM into the DR site Veeam server. I can see the snapshots on the nimble storage but I can only perform an instant vm recovery without choosing any DR datastores on my DR nimble

I would like to use storage snapshots over Veeam replication as these will be lower and we only have a 50Mb wireless connection between sites

Thanks,

Frank
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Re: DR, Veeam 9.5 and Nimble Snapshots

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon May 01, 2017 3:36 pm

Hi Frank, am I understanding right, that you want to restore the VM from replicated Nimble snapshot using the DR Veeam B&R instance? Do you mean you're not able to select destination during the restore?
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Re: DR, Veeam 9.5 and Nimble Snapshots

Veeam Logoby frankc » Tue May 02, 2017 11:35 pm

It does not allow me to select a datastore only a host and resource. It says that the datastore is disabled
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Re: DR, Veeam 9.5 and Nimble Snapshots

Veeam Logoby frankc » Tue May 02, 2017 11:55 pm

I guess my overall question is how do you redirect a storage snapshot to another datastore/volume. This option is not available in this mode of restoring a VM
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Re: DR, Veeam 9.5 and Nimble Snapshots

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed May 03, 2017 1:07 pm

Aren't you confusing full VM restore with Instant Recovery? You can migrate the instantly recovered VM to another datastore using Quick Migration.
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Re: DR, Veeam 9.5 and Nimble Snapshots

Veeam Logoby frankc » Wed May 03, 2017 11:22 pm

At my DR Veeam B&R server which only has access to the DR nimble and DR VMWare environment there seems no option to redirect the restore to another datastore. After reading the limitations of the veeam explorer for storage snapshot I don't think I can use Veeam at my DR site for this purpose:

[For secondary storage arrays] You cannot perform Instant VM Recovery and restore VM guest OS files to the original location from snapshots on secondary storage arrays — NetApp SnapMirror, SnapVault and Nimble Snapshot Replicated Copy. Secondary storage arrays are not mapped to original VMs and datastores.
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Re: DR, Veeam 9.5 and Nimble Snapshots

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu May 04, 2017 2:55 pm

Do you mean there's no ability to redirect virtual disk updates when performing Instant Recovery from storage snapshots?
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Re: DR, Veeam 9.5 and Nimble Snapshots

Veeam Logoby frankc » Mon May 08, 2017 1:27 am

Yes. There is no option
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Re: DR, Veeam 9.5 and Nimble Snapshots

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon May 08, 2017 9:42 pm

Correct, there's no ability to do this when restoring from the storage snapshot.
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