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question about veeam capabilities

Post by cmbezln » Apr 22, 2014 4:37 pm

Now that Veeam does Tape, we're looking into it as a possible replacement for BE2012. Does anyone know if it has the following:

-ability to recognize and backup SQL server instances
-ability to recognize and backup exchange DB instances
-Work with MSCS clusters

Just trying to gauge what kind of functionality I'd be giving up going from BE to Veeam.

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Re: question about veeam capabilities

Post by Vitaliy S. » Apr 22, 2014 8:40 pm

Hello Chris,

Currently Veeam B&R does VM image backups only, so it backs up SQL Server and Exchange DB instances on image level as a part of the regular backup job. However, we are able to provide granular recovery from these backups, despite they are image level.

As regards MSCS Clusters support, then as far as I correctly recall it, it is not possible to snapshot these kind of VMs, so VM-image backups are not possible.

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Re: question about veeam capabilities

Post by Gostev » Apr 22, 2014 8:50 pm

To add to that, we do "recognize" Exchange and SQL instances, and apply application-specific processing logic when backing up such VMs on image level. There are some more details on this process available in the sticky FAQ topic.

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Re: question about veeam capabilities

Post by cmbezln » Apr 24, 2014 2:09 pm

Vitaliy S. wrote:Hello Chris,

Currently Veeam B&R does VM image backups only, so it backs up SQL Server and Exchange DB instances on image level as a part of the regular backup job. However, we are able to provide granular recovery from these backups, despite they are image level.

As regards MSCS Clusters support, then as far as I correctly recall it, it is not possible to snapshot these kind of VMs, so VM-image backups are not possible.

Thank you!
Ah okay, I see. It is still possible with v7+ to backup physical servers, correct? We've been waiting for physical server and tape backup, which I've been told is available on newer versions of Veeam B&R

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Re: question about veeam capabilities

Post by vmniels » Apr 24, 2014 2:51 pm

Veeam can put your backups to tape but we don't do physical backups. We focus on virtual infrastructures running on VMware and Hyper-V.

It is however possible to add a physical server in the Veeam interface and use file to tape directly but you can't backup a phyiscal server in the way we can backup a virtual server.
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