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Restore to Azure, but what about the other way around?

Post by BenB » Jul 18, 2017 3:47 pm

Hello,

For our non-critical (high RPO/RTO) VM's, we're thinking about the following setup:
- On premise Veeam server backing up to a physical HP StoreOnce appliance (we are running VMware on-premise)
- Backup copy (or StoreOnce replication) to an Azure hosted virtual StoreOnce appliance
- Windows VM running veeam in Azure to restore VM's from the Azure hosted StoreOnce appliance into Azure in case of a DR

From the documentation I was able to find, this should be possible.
However, what I did not found: once our DR situation is over and we can revert back to our on-premise environment, is Veeam able to do this? Because this is as important as the actual restore into Azure...
The same goes for backups when our VM's are running in Azure during DR...

Any information on this is appreciated.


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Re: Restore to Azure, but what about the other way around?

Post by v.Eremin » Jul 18, 2017 6:40 pm

You mean to switch workload from restored VM running in Azure back to production? If so, you will need to backup Azure VM using Veeam Agent (either for Windows or for Linux) and restore it to production host. Thanks.

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Re: Restore to Azure, but what about the other way around?

Post by BenB » Jul 19, 2017 11:30 am

Hi Vladimir,

Thanks for the information. That's indeed what I'm looking for. However, when I check Veeam agent, there's the option for restore to Azure and Hyper-V, but not to VMware? Since our on-premise infra is running VMware, we have to be able to go back from Azure to on-prem VMware...

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Re: Restore to Azure, but what about the other way around?

Post by v.Eremin » Jul 19, 2017 2:43 pm

You will need to export disks backed up by Veeam Agent as vmdk first and then attach them to pre-created empty VM. Thanks.

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