by philfreund » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:22 pm people like this post
I am going to be using VeeamZIP files to provide storage of VMs for Legal Holds. Do I need to plan to keep a copy of the installation files for Veeam B&R (including the current B&R Update) so that I can recover the VMs five or more years from now? I realize that there could also be issues with VMware compatibility at that time but that's a separate problem.
by philfreund » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:55 am people like this post
Please clarify one thing about the Veeam extract utility: Does the restore of the VM from the .vbk file assume that the original source datastore(s) exist on the target host with sufficient space to hold the VM at its original size? If not, what datastore is used to hold the extracted VM?
by Gostev » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:57 pm people like this post
It does not extract VM files to a datastore, but rather to a local or shared folder that you specify. You can then copy the extracted VM files to the hypervisor if required, or for example just crack open virtual disk file in-place for file level recovery.
by philfreund » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:09 am people like this post
One more followup question. When you extract the VM files from a VeeamZIP vbk, how much space is needed to hold them? Is it the same size as the original allocated space? For example, I have a 4.5 TB VeeamZIP vbk file that was created from a VM that had a total of 9.1 TB space allocated in a datastore. Would I need 9.1 TB to hold them? If not, how would I estimate the space required?