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two backup-server accessing the same vmfs

Post by micsreader » Apr 01, 2011 5:35 am

Is it possible that two Veeam Backup Server access the same vmfs via LAN-Free Backup thru vStore API on a FC Storage (backing up different vmdks, of course) without interference?

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Re: two backup-server accessing the same vmfs

Post by Gostev » Apr 01, 2011 5:42 am

Sure.

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Re: two backup-server accessing the same vmfs

Post by rgj » Apr 01, 2011 8:18 am

It is possible, but you should consider if it will affect the performance of the VMFS.

Having two B&R servers pulling data and X ESX(i) servers using it for VMs.

Or maybe it's just us that has a crappy SAN ;-)

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Re: two backup-server accessing the same vmfs

Post by Gostev » Apr 01, 2011 8:26 am

This is called "shared" storage for a reason ;) so yes, it comes down to what specific SAN is capable of. Although, if backup is done during off hours (as it is usually the case), then even high load on SAN should not be affecting anyone.

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Re: two backup-server accessing the same vmfs

Post by rgj » Apr 01, 2011 8:32 am

Our business is busy 24x7, so there's a never a good time for backups :-)

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Re: two backup-server accessing the same vmfs

Post by Gostev » Apr 01, 2011 8:33 am

Yes, 24x7 is a totally different story. Have to be really careful there with backups.

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