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New to Veeam need help "snapshot"

Post by Co_giert » Feb 20, 2013 5:57 pm

Hello,

I heard Veeam is a great at taking snapshot and the restore process is quick; therefore, i purchased the product.


Here is my situation, my Vmware server is running out of disks memory and I'm going to replace it with larger disks. I've already installed Veeam into one of my standalone server and planning to backup the snapshots onto a external hard drive.

I have an IBM server esxi os, Vmware VSphere host with six servers. I want to take snapshots of all six servers and restore back without significant downtime.

In the standalone,I already added my vSphere host in the Virtual machine infrastructure. But as for the next steps, I'm not sure which option to choose.

Can anyone point me to the right direction or have instruction for me to fulfill my need.

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Re: New to Veeam need help "snapshot"

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 20, 2013 9:56 pm

Hi Lee,

Just to make sure I understand the scenario you want to follow - you have a new ESX(i) host and would like to migrate/replicate existing VMs from the old server to the new IBM box, right?

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Re: New to Veeam need help "snapshot"

Post by Co_giert » Feb 20, 2013 10:26 pm

yes,

which steps should i take or how should i go about in accomplishing that task. there are 600GB between six servers. I want to reduce downtime as much as i can.

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Re: New to Veeam need help "snapshot"

Post by veremin » Feb 21, 2013 8:39 am

In order to meet your expectations you can put into use either replication or Quick Migration functionality.

No additional words are needed in case of replica, and general description of Quick Migration can be found below.

With Veeam Quick Migration you’re able to promptly migrate one or more VM between ESX(i) hosts, datastores or both. Veeam Backup & Replication allows migration of VMs in any state with a minimum disruption to business operations and end user access to services.

For more information about Quick Migration please see the corresponding User Guide (p.56).

Hope this helps.
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Re: New to Veeam need help "snapshot"

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 21, 2013 9:02 am

Here is an existing topic with a similar question, please take a look: Using Veeam replication to Migrate Datacenter

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Re: New to Veeam need help "snapshot"

Post by Co_giert » Feb 21, 2013 8:45 pm

thank you so much

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Re: New to Veeam need help "snapshot"

Post by Co_giert » Mar 02, 2013 6:14 pm

sorry,

I might have to rephrase my question, I have one host/one IBM box. I ran out of memory and therefore is replacing with new drive. so migration is not going to work for me. should i use backup or VM copy for the job. If i use VM COPY onto external storage how would I restore all my VM back or should i use backup job and restore from there. Which is faster and less downtime.

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Re: New to Veeam need help "snapshot"

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 03, 2013 10:14 am

Thanks for clarification, in this case you surely want to use backup and not VM copy jobs, as with backup jobs all your VMs will be stored in compressed and deduplicated format, preserving thin-provisioned disk format.

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[MERGED] Migrating VMs across datacenters

Post by tuscani » Mar 28, 2013 9:00 pm

I need to migrate VMs from one data center to another over a IPSEC VPN. I am trying to determine the best method. Replication, Copy, Quick Migration?

It seems quick migration is what this is intended for, but that just uses vMotion by default which we are licensed for, any advatange to using VEEAM here over the native vMotion tool?

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