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Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby SyNtAxx » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:43 pm

Is there a way to evacuate selectively a single but entire backup job that is configured as a 'per vm chain' on a SOBR? I need to relocate some data. Previously I'd just remove the backup from the config/db and manually move/map the files. i want to do this with out having to execute a new full cycle and per vm chain has complicated that. Is there anyway to do it? Thanks.
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:50 pm

Hello,
Could you elaborate on the goal please?
Do you want to change the destination from the current SOBR to another repository without making a full backup?
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby SyNtAxx » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:53 pm

Correct. Is the process the same as if I hadnt used a SOBR and per vm chains ?
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:01 pm

Yes, it`s pretty much the same. Note that if you want to switch type of repository from per-VM to regular, you need to manually perform an Active full run.
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:51 pm

Nikita, did you confirm with the devs before posting? I was not sure if you can move files within SOBR as it will lose track of those... but thinking more about this, perhaps doing Rescan after the move will find them again (just need a confirmation). Thanks!
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:44 pm

Yes I did.
There is a number of scenarios, like move backups between extents, exclude 1 extent, move from 1 SOBR to another, move from SOBR to standalone +per-VM/regular repo variations. All these backup migration types are possible.
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:45 pm

OK, good to know - thanks!
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:41 pm 1 person likes this post

We had with Misha this exact use case when presenting SOBR: you can move freely backup files among extents, and the rescan option (or even the infrastructure scan scheduled task) will re-align all the informations.
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby michaelryancook » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:03 pm

Should the vbm be left in the original location?
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:02 pm

VBM file should exist on every extent, so if you're moving backups to an empty repository, copy VBM there as well.
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby michaelryancook » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:17 pm

What would you suggest if I was moving a subset of files from an extent? Leave the vbm? Or is moving some of the files not supported?
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby EugeneK » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:38 pm

The files you move around should be the full chain aka all dependent files for the particular chain should be moved to the same extent, if data locality policy is selected. For performance policy, the use case may be different - incrementals can be placed on a different extent, while Fulls are on slower storage tier.
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Re: Selective Evacuation....

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:44 pm

In either case if you're migrating some files to blank extent, be aware to copy .vbm file there as well.
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