V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

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V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby Baptiste » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:06 am

Hello everybody,

Here is my case id : 00681452
I am running with two Datadomain and i am glad that VEEAM V8 use DDBoost :). But i am facing an issue with Replication From backup :

i have my backup on my datadomain01 with DDBoost.
I use replication between datadomain01 and datadomain02.
I added on VEEAM the repository from datadomain02 and i can see my backup under disk (imported).

Now when i am trying to start VEEAM replication job from source : backup on datadomain02 it fails with: No restore points found

Am i doing it wrong ?
Before v8 and without DDBoost i could use replica seeding in this configuration.

Thanks for your help
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:52 pm

Replication cannot be performed from imported backup, unless some backup job is mapped to this backup (otherwise it would be a one-time operation, just like seeding).
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby Baptiste » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:47 pm

Thanks for your reply,

I have created a dummy job to map my offsite backup.
Now my replication job doesn't fail and wait in : Resource not ready: Backup repository

Will keep you update.
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:24 pm

Well, since you're using storage replication, the backup chain is changed "outside" Veeam B&R and backup repository should be re-scanned each time so that replication job could "see" the new increment.
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby Baptiste » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:16 am 1 person likes this post

Alright, replication worked from my "replicated backup offsite" with a dummy job :)

i'll exec a PS script to update my repository before the job !
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:24 am 3 people like this post

In version 8 we've added new commandlet using which you can rescan VB&R entities:

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$Repository = Get-VBRBackupRepository -Name "Name of your backup repository"
Rescan-VBREntity -Entity $Repository

Just specify this code as pre-job script.

Thanks.
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:16 pm

Baptiste wrote:i'll exec a PS script to update my repository before the job !

Remember that in v8, you can use pre-job script to do this.
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby tommyv » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:30 pm

Hi there, I'd like to resurrect this post if I may.

I am running a similar setup and have imported my backup repository. I have successfully mapped the backup sets to a dummy job and it can see all of the restore points. When I set up the replication job with the "source" set to the backup repository, its just fails with "No restore points found". Anyone have a smart idea of where I can look next to troubleshoot as it looks in order?
Thanks
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:59 pm

Is there a chance that corresponding VM ID has changed since the backup was taken?
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby tommyv » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:47 am

Hi Foggy, The VM ID definitely hasn't changed, these machines are pretty static.

Whats odd is that the dummy backup job sees all of its object and all of its restore points so I'm not sure why the replication job cant see them.
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:10 am

Tom, you'd better contact technical support and let them verify your configuration. That said, please note that the dummy job approach is not a supported configuration but rather a workaround.
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby tommyv » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:42 am

Hi Foggy, technical support took a look at this with me but as you had a suggested, with this not being a supported configuration they were only able to go so far with it. We couldn't get it working in the end so I'm going to have to use another method.
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:38 am

I wonder whether support was able to identify the reason for this, as this was a viable workaround for some other customers previously.
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby tommyv » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:04 pm

Igor from Veeam is going to run it in his lab so I will update if I hear any more.
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Re: V8, Replication from Backup with DDBoost

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:05 pm

Thanks! That would be valuable for future readers.
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