by alesovodvojce » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:12 pm people like this post
Hi, in scenario where the backup guest (VBR 9.5) is dead, what is the best practice to get to the backups? And what if there is remote repository where Config Bakckup is saved. There are only transport services installed, should there be full VBR installed too to manipulate with copied backups? Regards, Petr
by alesovodvojce » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:13 pm people like this post
Thanks for sharing the tip for recovery soft, @adapterer.
Can I install VBR server already, on the machine where only Transport service is intalled? I have tried but the installer failed because Agent is running. (remote copy in progress). My point is to have everything prepared for the possible failure.
by fraack » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:29 am people like this post
yes, you can install it on this machine. Many of my customers are using a sperate server which is may used as a backup copy repository as a cold standby backup server. They are saving the configuration backup file on this server. In case the primary backup server is down you can stop the transport service on the target, install Veeam and restore your config file.
by v.Eremin » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:29 am 1 person likes this post
The question is, can I install Veeam there in now - before the recovery scenario is needed?
Yes, you can.
Wait till the backup copy job is over, disable all Veeam-specific services and install backup server. However, be aware not only to install the same version that source backup serves uses, but also to keep those versions the same from now on. Otherwise, multiple issues are expected due to transport service version mismatch.