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Understanding 6.5's support for dynamic disks???

Post by LynnJ57 » Oct 31, 2012 4:40 pm

Hi there,

I was super happy to see this feature was added in 6.5. Since I'm relatively new to VEEAM, maybe someone can help me better understand how this function works. In particular, I'm wondering if this will make it possible to quickly complete incremental backups of large dynamic guest disks(ie - 2 or more 1.98TB vmdk's used in a spanned disk on a guest). To give more background, the environment I'm supporting has a single server with a lot of local storage, and one VM in particular has a need to host a large single volume, so I spanned multiple 1.98TB vmdk's together. Perhaps there is a better way to do this with local storage(believe me, I would have preferred a SAN, but cost is an issue). That being said, I would like to know if I should expect that v6.5 will be able to quickly backup this particular VM, or if I should consider marking those VMDK's independent and backup that volume with a 3rd party tool like Backup Exec at a file level? Thanks for your help - I need it!

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Re: Understanding 6.5's support for dynamic disks???

Post by tsightler » Oct 31, 2012 5:06 pm 2 people like this post

It was always possible to backup such configurations (although, with 1.98TB, you'll need to be careful with snapshots), and entire VM restores with this setup would work as well, however, it wasn't possible to use the file level recovery features to restore guest files on such a volume (it was possible to do so using U-AIR, but this was more cumbersome). With 6.5, we can not only backup such systems, but all file level recovery features also work correctly with such volumes so restores are as easy as any other volume.

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Re: Understanding 6.5's support for dynamic disks???

Post by mschlott » Dec 19, 2012 3:21 pm

Can 6.5 do Windows File level restore on backups that were created with 6.1? If I have a full and some incrementals that were created with 6.1 and I continue incrementals with 6.5, would I be able to do a windows file level restore using these backups?

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Re: Understanding 6.5's support for dynamic disks???

Post by Gostev » Dec 19, 2012 3:33 pm

Yes.

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