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Re: Backup on Azure

Post by v.Eremin » Jun 01, 2018 4:59 pm

Nope, Direct Restore to MS Azure is currently a feature of Veeam Backup and Replication, so no need to deploy additional appliance in Azure.

Basically, you need:

- On-prem backup server that will restore backup to Azure
- Veeam PN (if you want to have site-to-site connection between your local and cloud infrastructures).

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Re: Backup on Azure

Post by networkup » Oct 09, 2018 2:55 pm

Uregent help needed as our tape drive has broken and our DAS has destroyed itself.

We need to backup the on premise VMs which are sitting on ESXi to Azure so we have an offsite backup. We do not need any disaster recovery option. I just want to backup the VMs to Azure storage and if our onsite backups have become corrupt or failed restore the backup from azure back down to on premise.

What is the best way to do this as there seems to be no documentation?

The steps I would take is:
1. Build new Veeam Backup and Replication Server
2. Create and Azure File Share using these steps: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/ ... file-share
3. Mount /map the Azure File Share locally on the Veeam Backup And Replication server using these steps to mount the file share: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/ ... es-windows
4. Adding the newly create Azure File Share to Veeam Backup and Replciation Server as a repository
5. Creating backup jobs which then point to the Azure file share

Would this scenario work? How would we restore if it did?

I would use the latest release Update 3a for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5.

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Re: Backup on Azure

Post by pdemidov » Oct 09, 2018 6:58 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi Adam,
haven’t tried it, but It should work, although repository access will be slow.

Make sure that Local System account of gateway server machine (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ver=95#smb) in CIFS backup repository properties has access to that share.

In your case you will not have any additional windows servers added to Veeam Backup, so gateway server will be the Veeam Backup server itself.
Please disable gateway server automatic selection, just in case you will add windows servers later.

You will need to run all the mount commands under Local System account context, for example, using psexec utility (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysint ... ads/psexec)
Try “Psexec.exe -s cmd.exe” or “Psexec.exe -s powershell.exe”.

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Re: Backup on Azure

Post by networkup » Oct 10, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi,

Thank you, it appears to work but i have just realised the pricing of Azure file storage is not good at all per gb after doing the test.

Is there anyway of doing backups of on premise VM's to blob storage directly? (as it is a lot cheaper) If not now is that something which will be in 9.5 update 4?

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Re: Backup on Azure

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 10, 2018 4:29 pm

Is there anyway of doing backups of on premise VM's to blob storage directly?
Unfortunately, no.
If not now is that something which will be in 9.5 update 4?
I've provided an answer in corresponding thread in general VB&R forum.

Thanks!

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