Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

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Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby lowlander » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:44 am

Hi,

is it possible to copy .vbk files to a storeonce catalyst store without using ScaleOut repositories. In the Files context there is an option to copy and past files within catalyst stores. But I can't find an option to copy files between repositories and catalyst.

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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:15 pm

Hi, you need backup copy job to copy backups, however it copies from one repository to another. Do you want to copy backup files to catalyst from another repository?
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby lowlander » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi, we have 20 full backup files. We want to move them (or copy them) all to a catalyst store, without using SOBR.
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby jazzoberoi » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:41 am

I'd like to see this as well. Before the catalyst integration in Veeam, we were using StoreOnce as NAS target and thus have ended up with many full .VBK's from a year ago.

I'd like to be able to import these into the same catalyst store so they too can be deduplicated.
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby jorsini » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:51 pm

Did anyone ever get a good answer to this. We are migrating from a traditional locally attached storage array to an HP StoreOnce VSA, and I want to move the old backups to the appliance and leverage the dedupe capability.
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:50 am

You can drag and drop files to Catalyst repository under the Files node.
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby jorsini » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:05 pm

If our source repository is encrypted, but the StoreOnce is not encrytped (it is in StoreOnce, but not in VEEAM), will dragging and dropping the files as you suggest do the following -
Unencrypt the source?
Move the information through the Catalyst (source side de-dupe)?
Preserve the backup chains?

Is there any knowledge base or documentation covering how this works?

Thanks for the quick response on this.
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:52 pm

Talked to soon, this ability is blocked in Veeam B&R, so only backup and backup copy jobs and SOBR evacuate can write to Catalyst Store. So you can add both repositories into SOBR and use evacuation to migrate from one to another. Please keep in mind that the chain should be forward per-VM chain and not exceed the supported length, otherwise there could be issues with using it for mapping or restores.

Regarding encryption, do you mean the job that backs up data to the local storage has encryption enabled or other sort of encryption?
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby jorsini » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:48 pm

I do mean that the job has encryption enabled.
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:58 pm

Well, in this case there's not much sense in moving them to Catalyst store, since they will hardly get any noticeable dedupe rate.
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby jorsini » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:06 pm

if one repository is encrypted and one is not and we're going to disable encryption on the job going forward... won't that decrypt the information before throwing it over on the StoreOnce?
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:40 pm

Only if you perform backup or backup copy jobs to StoreOnce. Evacuation doesn't know anything about job settings.
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby jorsini » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:21 pm

So I have done the following to attempt to validate the process of moving an encrypted backup to an unencrypted state by using a backup copy job. I am also trying to make sure that the backup copy job removes as much compression/deduplication as possible as I want the Store Once appliance to do that.
I have backed up a single test machine - encrypted on a new repository.
I have created a backup copy job with no encryption, no inline data duplication, and dedupe-friendly compression levels to a different repository (this is approximating the StoreOnce appliance).
I have run the backup copy job.
How can I tell by looking at the backups that the original is encrypted and the copy is not?
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Re: Move .vbk files from repository to Catalyst store

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:51 pm

To check whether backup is encrypted or not, you can import it into a separate clean Veeam B&R server. Encrypted backup will appear under the Backups > Disk (encrypted) node in the inventory pane, while the unencrypted one will get directly to Disk (Imported).
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[MERGED] Migrate repository to Dedup appliance

Veeam Logoby claudiofolu » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:11 pm

Hello!
We adquired a brand new StoreOnce 3540 in our enviroment, so now we need to find a way to "migrate" the old repository (Windows Server with local disks) to the storeonce, is there any procedure to accomplish this?

Thank you.
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