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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Post by veremin » Aug 13, 2018 1:27 pm

You will need to add it as a regular repository not as cloud repository (not under tenant's credentials). Thanks.

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Post by randerson999 » Aug 14, 2018 1:27 pm

Yes, I have it as a normal repository since the new VB&R server AND the VCCe server (which holds the VCC backups) are both in Azure.

So the architecture is: On-Prem VB&R backs up up to Azure VCCe VM using Veeam Cloud Connect. Newly built Azure VB&R VM points to Backup Repository on Azure VCCe VM (with local storage). New Azure VB&R VM "sees" the repository and the backups but when you try to restore a VM to a "new location" there is no "destination host" to select - the Azure VB&R server is not registered with a vCenter, so where does it restore to?

At this point, Veeam Cloud Connect is not in scope - we simply have a VB&R server in Azure that has access to Veeam backups (which happen to be on the VCCe VM, but they could be anywhere). So the question still remains .. how do you restore those Veeam backups within Azure? I must be missing something!

*EDIT - is the "Restore entire VM" option only viable when restoring on-prem? When restoring within Azure (ie. the VB&R VM and the Veeam backups themselves are both within Azure, like in our scenario) can you only use the "Restore to Microsoft Azure" option?

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Post by veremin » Aug 14, 2018 1:48 pm

*EDIT - is the "Restore entire VM" option only viable when restoring on-prem?
Are there any vSphere or Hyper-V hosts registered on that backup server? If yes, you can restore backups to them.
So the question still remains .. how do you restore those Veeam backups within Azure? I must be missing something!
Right-click on required backup -> Restore to Microsoft Azure.

Thanks.

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Post by randerson999 » Aug 14, 2018 2:56 pm

Thank you for your continued input v.Eremin. Using "Restore to Microsoft Azure" was indeed the solution .. it sounds slightly counter-intuitive when you are already in Azure, but that option must already include the built-in API/vCenter calls to be able to interface with Azure and restore into your Azure cloud instance. I was able to restore our Azure-stored Veeam Backups (on the VCCe VM in Azure) as VMs in our Azure instance using our Azure-based VB&R server, which is what our ultimate goal was - this proves that in the event of an on-prem DR event you can effectively restore your Veeam backups stored in the cloud directly into Azure.

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Post by veremin » Aug 14, 2018 3:33 pm

Since backup server knows little about its location (Azure/on-prem, etc.) and the feature concerns more with restoration target rather than with backup server placement, we've named the option this way.

Anyway, good to know you've figured that out.

Let us know, should other clarification be needed.

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Post by mkh » Jun 13, 2019 5:58 pm

any updates to this functionality?

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Post by veremin » Jun 18, 2019 5:25 pm

Which one? Ability for tenant to restore VMs stored in cloud repository to Azure? No updates since my last reply. Thanks!

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Post by veremin » Jul 02, 2019 2:36 pm

Can you elaborate on your scenario a bit? Thanks!

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[MERGED] Restore to Azure from CloudConnect Repository

Post by lowlander » Nov 01, 2019 1:25 am

Hello,

Currently running a backup copy job with as target a cloudconnect repository. The RTO for recovering from a disaster should be accomplished with a restore of virtual machines. We are reviewing the possibility to restore the virtual machines stored in the cloud connect repository to Azure.

We have defined some requirements we need to check with Customer / CloudConnect Service provider :
1) We need control over the cloudconnect repository. My idea is to let the CC SP provide us a VPS, where the customer/or SP can install Veeam Backup & Replication. The CC SP after that can give us access to the cloudconnect repository, by entering the correct credentials and path into this Veeam instance; Having this set we can restore virtual machines to a destination;
Q) what are the experiences regarding this scenario, and is this possible / are there additional requirements ?
2) Licensing
I assume a Windows license for this configuration is needed ;) ( VPS provided by CC SP )
Q) Does restoring to Azure require a Veeam license or can we Re-use our on premise license of Veeam.
3) Conversion
Source is VMware vSphere virtual machines
Q) While backing up a vSphere environment, we want to know if there are implications on restoring vSphere virtual machines into Azure;
4) Connectivity
After restoring into Azure access to these virtual machines is possible by means of a virtual firewall beging deployed into Azure, configuring this box as the default gateway for virtual machines in the environment. Using a VPN these virtual machines can be accessed;
Q) Is there another way of accomplishing this with Azure ?
5) Bandwidth pricing
Currently the CC SP doesn't charge for inbound and outbound traffic.
Q) What is the amount of $$ that Azure charges for restoring virtual machines into Azure ?

Any help on answering our questions and sharing your own experiences in this type of configuration would help a lot ;)

thanks !

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Re: Restore to Azure from CloudConnect Repository

Post by HannesK » Nov 04, 2019 7:24 am

Hello,
1) one important thing is missing for me. Do you plan to use direct restore to Azure? Because there are limitations with cloud connect repositories... https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... l?ver=95u4

2) Restore never required a Veeam license. We only charge for backup.

3) we call that conversion to Azure and Amazon "cloud mobility". In general "it just works". But there are Azure limitations that for example Linux UEFI is not supported.

4) that's out of scope from a Veeam perspective. I'm honestly not sure what you mean. But yes, you configure any machine as default gateway if you are familiar with Azure. I don't recommend that if you never worked with Azure before, but it's possible.

5) Azure does not charge for inbound traffic at the moment. So a restore does not really cost much (just the little TCP overhead for ACK packages)

Best regards,
Hannes

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Re: Restore to Azure from CloudConnect Repository

Post by veremin » Nov 05, 2019 8:49 pm

1) You cannot call Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure from backup stored in cloud repository. So, you will need to import tenant backups to this backup server first and only then restore VMs to Azure. Thanks!

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[MERGED] Veeam Cloud Connect restore to Azure

Post by rmehta » Nov 13, 2019 10:10 pm

We want to be able to restore a VM from our cloud connect repository back into Azure.
- We have already installed an agent on a VM in Azure and backed it up directly to our Cloud Connect repository
- When we try and restore with Azure there is no option to boot a VM from a Veeam Recovery ISO; the idea is
We boot the VM Shell using the ISO and restore directly from Plan B’s VCC Repository directly to the bare metal recovery environment over the internet.

An issue we ran into is that Azure doesn’t allow for booting from ISOs. We haven’t figured out yet how to convert an ISO into a GPT VHD which will boot as an Azure VM.

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Re: Veeam Cloud Connect restore to Azure

Post by HannesK » Nov 14, 2019 7:05 am

Hello,
unfortunately it's a limitation of Veeam cloud connect repositories, that you cannot do direct restore to azure / amazon. Bare metal restore is also no option at cloud providers (as you already found out)

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... l?ver=95u4
Instant VM Recovery, multi-OS file-level restore, restore to Microsoft Azure and restore to Amazon EC2 from backups in the cloud repository are not supported.
Best regards,
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