Recovery procedure when Veeam server lost?

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Re: Recovery procedure when Veeam server lost?

Veeam Logoby pcrebe » Wed May 02, 2012 8:33 pm

Hi Jason,
I backup the veeam sql db at the end of every jobs with a post activity cmd so, if i need start the veeam_replica vm, i can restore the db at the nearest point in a few seconds. Naturally i put the db backup on the DR site :D

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Re: Recovery procedure when Veeam server lost?

Veeam Logoby applc » Tue May 08, 2012 5:48 pm

Ok if your VCenter and Veeam server are both located at the production site, how about this...(just thinking out loud).
1. Set up a second Veeam server at the DR site, just to control all replication jobs.
2. Replicate all VM's, including VCenter, from production site to DR site.
Then in a disaster, can you not just fire up the replicated VCenter, and then use the Veeam server at the DR site to control all the advanced B&R replication features?
All comments are welcome, as I haven't actually tried this. As I said, only thinking out loud.
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Re: Recovery procedure when Veeam server lost?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed May 09, 2012 10:45 am

Yes, this would also work!
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Re: Recovery procedure when Veeam server lost?

Veeam Logoby RHDG » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:28 pm

Interesting topic, but I'm missing something.

I'm only seeing scenario's where there is the need to go to the DR site.
An important part of disaster recovery planning is also how to roll-back to the primary site.
In worst case scenario, we'll need to configure a new (physical) Veeam B&R server when we roll-back to the primary site.

I suppose this would be possible with a Bare Metal Recovery (BMR)
I only found this blogpost about Veeam and BMR. Unfortunately, this only applies to Veeam Endpoint Backup.

So my question is: Whats the best practice of BMR for a Veeam B&R server? Is there a dedicated manual for this?

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Re: Recovery procedure when Veeam server lost?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:16 am

Why BMR? There's a built-in Veeam B&R configuration backup functionality that allows you to fire up a fresh instance with all your previous jobs/settings on any Windows machine.
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Re: Recovery procedure when Veeam server lost?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:49 am

...and as to the BMR question, then you can definitely use Veeam Endpoint Backup for this purpose. There is no dedicated manual, cause this procedure is pretty straight forward:

1. Select backups you want to restore from via Recovery Media
2. Do the restore

P.S. here is a user guide for VEB talking about various ways to do that > http://helpcenter.veeam.com/endpoint/11 ... overy.html
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[MERGED] Backup and Restore SQL Server

Veeam Logoby OlafGuenther » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:48 pm

Hello,

this is my first post and maybe a stupid question.

We have some VMs on Hyper-V Server running.
The Veeam Server runs also as VM.
Our SQL Server (with some Databases of our ERP Systems) runs also as VM.
The Veeam Database is on this SQL Server.

What if the SQL Server crashes completly?
How can I restore it? Is it possible to start Veeam without Database Access?

How looks the restore process?
Install a new SQL Server. Change Database Location to the new SQL Server. Import Veeam Seetings.
And start with Backup of the old SQL Server?

Thanks a lot!!
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[MERGED] Re: Backup and Restore SQL Server

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:04 pm

Hi,

It would be better if you kept Veeam database separated from other dbs.

Install a new SQL Server. Change Database Location to the new SQL Server. Import Veeam Seetings.
That will work, however an easier way would be to install Veeam Server anew and simply import the configuration. Please also see the thread for other users' experience.

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Re: Recovery procedure when Veeam server lost?

Veeam Logoby BibieR » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:46 pm

Hi Guys,

we are currently having recovery issue. Veeam server went down and we lost all administrative tools and all programs wiped out. How can we restore VIB files stored on an external drive?
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Re: Recovery procedure when Veeam server lost?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:32 pm

You need to spin up a new backup server (Veeam), import backup files from the external drive and then do the restore.
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