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Re-Architect Veeam B&R with NetApp and vSphere 5.5

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My current setup

Virtual Veeam Server with NetApp Snapdrive (6.4.0.5234) installed and LUNs added as direct storage
Windows 2008 R2 (all updated) using the Microsoft iSCSI initiator
NetApp FAS3270 (8.1.3 7-mode)
I run various backups on the Veeam server for hourly daily and weekly VM's. everything runs fine.

Things I want to accomplish
1. Have a Veeam Server at our DR site that can bring up the backups if needed
2. Improve performance if possible (times seem to be ok right now)

I want to make sure I have a copy of the backup data available at the DR site in case I ever need it. One way is I could SnapMirror the data across using the NetApp Utilities but with out a snapshot schedule I believe it is hard to mount the LUNs using snapdrive at the DR site, but I could be wrong.

Any suggestions/ideas?

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Re: Re-Architect Veeam B&R with NetApp and vSphere 5.5

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Not 100% certain what you're asking here, but what about using the "Backup Copy Job"? You didn't mention what version of Veeam B&R you're using, you must have v7 to get the Backup Copy feature (which is a great feature by the way). This will provide you a copy of your backups at the disaster recovery site, without interfering with your local backup regime.

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Re: Re-Architect Veeam B&R with NetApp and vSphere 5.5

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1) save your veeam config to remote site (or locally and rsync it).
2) use copy backup job/2-d destination to copy backup files to the remote site.
3) keep a copy of the Veeam software available for installation at remote site.

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Thanks I will try the backup Copy to see how it goes.

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Using the backup copu method I will need to map another LUN to the NetApp at the DR site I am guessing and add it as a repository. Is that correct?

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Re: Re-Architect Veeam B&R with NetApp and vSphere 5.5

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This would work.

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