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Container backup. Docker

Veeam Logoby ricardo.simoes » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:06 pm

Hi. When will VBR support the native backup of docker containers?.

How is it works actually with docker?

It would be interesting to restore in the same way as Veeam Explorer for other applications (MSSQL, AD, etc.)...

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Re: VMware Container (Docker)

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:02 pm

Hi, Ricardo,

Do you mind describing your use case in more details? While talking about containers backup, what particular components come to your mind? Stateful containers, metadata, etc.?

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Re: Container backup. Docker

Veeam Logoby ricardo.simoes » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:52 am

Hi, I was on vacation and it was not possible to respond earlier.

For example:
In case of Disaster Recovery, how can I recover everything in an automated way (Image, containers, etc.). Basicaly i want to use something like "docker start HOSTNAME" and get my apps/services online.

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Re: Container backup. Docker

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:21 pm

Can you just backup physical servers or VMs which are running your docker infrastructure? I assume your apps/services are already configured to auto-start when the infrastructure server boots up (otherwise they would not survive reboot), so no special steps would be required after the restore?
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Re: Container backup. Docker

Veeam Logoby ashleyw » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:35 pm

hi guys,
We may have a similar requirement.

We are just starting to look at the possibility of using containers for some of our workloads for production level services like Jira and Confluence that we need to run on-prem (which for various reasons we can't run with SAAS at this stage or in the public cloud).
We are just brainstorming the possibility of using something like Rancher to manage the Docker layer for the containers and persisting data through the use of volume drivers (we are a vmware shop so could in theory use; https://vmware.github.io/docker-volume-vsphere/) so the data can survive if a container is started on a different container host. Some teams have used NFS but this typically introduces a single point of failure.
We are aware of vsphere integrated containers, but would ideally like to use something with less lockin to the vsphere hypervisor; https://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere ... iners.html

I'm busy contemplating setting up a lab for this and the implications from a backup perspective - has anyone worked with this stuff before and been able to use Veeam for backups (we don't really want to use file based backups as the volumes would contain 10000's of objects so file based backup would likely be too slow.

Any advice would be much appreciated as to the options.
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Re: Container backup. Docker

Veeam Logoby ashleyw » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:30 pm

any ideas guys?
I think the issue here is that from what I can see form a quick google, the VADP layer is not docker "volume driver" aware, therefor the only way to backup these types of volumes is going to be either to mount these volumes inside the VM and then replicate the contents at a file system level to another VM with traditional storage, but this is messy, or alternatively Veeam integrates to the SAN mode style connection and backs up the VMFS folder that represents the docker volume (in the case of the docker volume driver).
Any docker architects out there that can brainstorm the options?
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Re: Container backup. Docker

Veeam Logoby mkretzer » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:50 pm

Support for that would be very nice. Backup is the thing that is keeping us from using the volume driver...
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