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Moving backup files offsite

Post by nickr » Dec 22, 2010 4:40 pm

I'm new to Veeam and would like some suggestions on how to move or replicate my backup files offsite.

I have two datacenters that are directly connected over a fast line. Only one datacenter has ESX servers, while the other has a storage server running Windows Server 2008R2. Veeam is installed and running well in the datacenter with the ESX servers, however I'd like to move/replicate my backup files each day to the second datacenter. I'd rather not use a copy or xcopy command since that will not recover from connection problems.

Is there any utility or other software that can be used to move/replicate backup files in this situation?

Thank you in advance,
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Re: Moving backup files offsite

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 22, 2010 4:49 pm

Hello Nick,

Welcome to Veeam Community Forums!
Please take a look at our sticky F.A.Q. section, that covers your question: >>> READ THIS FIRST : [FAQ] FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS <<<

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Re: Moving backup files offsite

Post by nickr » Dec 22, 2010 4:58 pm

The solution in the sticky F.A.Q says to use a Linux host as the backup destination and then use rsync. Is there a recommendation for using a Windows host as a backup destination?

Thank you for the quick reply.
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Re: Moving backup files offsite

Post by Gostev » Dec 22, 2010 5:15 pm

If you are backing up to Windows, use Windows version of rsync or similar tool (there are many tools like that). There is also DFS-R that is built into Windows, but it has architectural limitation of 64GB for max file size, so does not really suit the job well.

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Re: Moving backup files offsite

Post by nickr » Dec 25, 2010 3:34 pm

Thanks again! I'll give RSYNC a try.

Happy Holidays to everyone.

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