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Windows Cluster i VMware - How to Veeam backup???

Veeam Logoby rosenstand » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:16 pm

HI all

I'm running into an problem, regarding VMware, Veeam and Windows Cluster

I have to setup two VM in Vmware, and they have to run Windows File Cluster.
To what I have read, and can find out, the way of doing this, is to create two servers, with an secondary SCSI controller, and enable "SCSI Bus Sharing", by setting this to "Virtual".

I have done all of this, and Windows Cluster also works perfect.
Both of the servers can take ownership of the disk, if they need to, and failover also works perfect.

But how do I perform an Veeam backup of this server?

If I just setup an normal VMware backup, I get an error saying: Task failed Error: Cannot process XXXX-XXXX (vm-2110): SCSI controller engaged in bus-sharing is present

If anyone can help me forward on this, it would be great!

Thanks

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Re: Windows Cluster i VMware - How to Veeam backup???

Veeam Logoby chrisdearden » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:20 pm

This is a VMware Limitation - you can't snapshot a Vm with any controllers in Bus Sharing.
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Re: Windows Cluster i VMware - How to Veeam backup???

Veeam Logoby rosenstand » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:29 pm

Really not the answer I was hoping for :|

Is it possible for me to make backup of the local drive ( C:\ on the VM), and not the cluster disk, so I will have an backup of Windows?
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Re: Windows Cluster i VMware - How to Veeam backup???

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:40 pm

Snapshot is created for the entire VM. So, it doesn't appear to be an easy way to achieve what you're after.
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Re: Windows Cluster i VMware - How to Veeam backup???

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:51 pm

You can try to use Veeam Endpoint Backup for this task.
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Re: Windows Cluster i VMware - How to Veeam backup???

Veeam Logoby ksl28 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:55 am

I can inform that this hasnt been fixed in ESXi 6U2....
This is a huge dealbreaker when converting from Hyper-V to VMware... Hyper-V supports Veeam snapshot with Shared disks for a Windows File Cluster.... (and doing a fine job performing backup with shared disks in Hyper-V!)

This will definitely have a huge "weight" on choosing our hypervisor for new infrastructure setups... This is not good enough VMware...
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Re: Windows Cluster i VMware - How to Veeam backup???

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:49 am

Yes, I don't expect it to be changed in the minor updates of vSphere, so I would get back to this question in their next major release.
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Re: Windows Cluster i VMware - How to Veeam backup???

Veeam Logoby nmdange » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:33 pm 1 person likes this post

ksl28 wrote:I can inform that this hasnt been fixed in ESXi 6U2....
This is a huge dealbreaker when converting from Hyper-V to VMware... Hyper-V supports Veeam snapshot with Shared disks for a Windows File Cluster.... (and doing a fine job performing backup with shared disks in Hyper-V!)

This will definitely have a huge "weight" on choosing our hypervisor for new infrastructure setups... This is not good enough VMware...


Well obviously you should just use Hyper-V and not VMWare :wink:
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Re: Windows Cluster i VMware - How to Veeam backup???

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:41 pm

Good for you we do support both, so you can use Veeam in any case ;)
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