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Re: Restore slowness

Post by ThomasMc » Jun 08, 2011 12:20 pm

Maybe I'm being a bit dim here but I don't see the point in that, I would expect your DR site to have Full Enterprise License to enable them to Storage vMotion so their recovery should be something along the lines of;

1. Publish the VM via Instant Recovery and power on
2. Storage vMotion to a live LUN
3. go make a coffee

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Oh I think I get you now, is it getting the VM from your DR site to your Production site thats in question?

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Re: Restore slowness

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 08, 2011 1:48 pm

SarahCurtis wrote:...whether its worth waiting as Veeam will be providing a fix in x weeks/months.
The functionality you're referring to will be shipped with our new major version, no "fixes" will be available for the current release.

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Re: Restore slowness

Post by stormlight » Jun 08, 2011 5:19 pm

Am I correct to say that this work around assume that you have Vspehere virtual center installed on the DR site. It will not work if you just have a single ESX host at DR. You dont get a migrate data store option without vsphere vc
ThomasMc wrote:The best way I've found to do a "Full Restore" is to publish the VM via Instant Recovery but don't power on(unless your lic allows you to Storage vMotion) after its been published right click the VM and choose Migrate -> Change datastore -> Choose a LUN(not the Veeam one of cource) -> Choose your Disk Format -> Next and then Finish

You may get a couple of errors like

VM already registed(just remove from the inventory)
and
Files already there(choose a diffrent lun or delete the VM from disk that your trying to fully restore)


My test was;

30GB VM via Veeam "Full Restore" option was 4hrs to complete and the above had the VM up and running within 8 mins(Storage vMotion would have reduced that to seconds)

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Re: Restore slowness

Post by ThomasMc » Jun 08, 2011 6:58 pm

stormlight wrote:Am I correct to say that this work around assume that you have Vspehere virtual center installed on the DR site. It will not work if you just have a single ESX host at DR. You dont get a migrate data store option without vsphere vc

That would be correct but I would assume that the VC would be over in the DR site with the rest of your VMs and be one of the first VM to be Instant recovered(but manually moved once the rest of the site is up). If there is no VC on the main site or the DR site then I don't see it working, replication to the single ESXi host would probably more suit but that doesn't sound like what Sarah is doing

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Re: Restore slowness

Post by Beevoir » Jun 09, 2011 9:52 am

Hi Sarah,

The official answer for the release date of Veeam BaR is during Q4 of this year.

Do you replicate the backups offsite or are you using the replication engine to take them off? The reason that I ask is that you are able to do one of two things with this model.

Because of the way that we license, aside from the resources for an additional VM on the remote site you are perfectly entitled to have a secondary Veeam server. If you are using storage mirroring/LUN transfer for the backups themselves, you can script the importing of a backup file into the Veeam server on the secondary site and run a surebackup job there.

Or, if you are using the Veeam replication engine, you can script the startup of each VM you replicate (because of the way that we use reverse incremental to take the replica) and test the machines that way.

I hope that gives you a couple more ideas.

Thanks

Mike

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