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Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby TheNev » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:20 am

Hi

I'm currently running a proof of concept hosting Veeam Cloud Connect in Azure with the hopes of leveraging Azure as a DR Restore destination.
From my testing it appears I cannot perform a Restore to Azure whilst using Cloud Connect as the source
This article says
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/cloud/cloud_connect_limitations.html?ver=95
restore to Microsoft Azure from backups in the cloud repository are not supported.

however this marketing implies it's possible
https://www.veeam.com/blog/cloud-restore-azure-veeam-availability-suite.html
"It is also critical to note that those of you who are already using Veeam Cloud Connect Backup for Service Providers or Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise appliances in Azure can bypass the step of copying backup files (since their backups are already stored in Azure), and restore directly from their existing Azure appliance as soon as it is upgraded to version 9.5."

Can anyone point me in the right direction ?

I've tested using an Veeam DR2MA
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:41 am

Veeam DR2MA is outdated appliance with various limitations (that are not relevant any longer), so, feel free to leverage Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 instead that has the Direct Restore to MS Azure feature already included.

As to restoration of backups stored in cloud repositories, there are two ways how it can be achieved:

1) Managed by SP. SP might import your backups to his additional console and restore required VMs to Azure.
2) Managed by you. Deploy additional backup console in Azure, connect it to your SP, copy backups to your backup console, restore VMs.

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby TheNev » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:57 am

Thanks for the quick reply.
I was able to achieve 1) by simply creating a CIFS repository that points back at a share of the original VCC repository files. This negates the need to copy them to a new location before importing them.
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:42 pm

Yep, there should have been an option number 3, indeed.

3) Mixed efforts. SP publishes backups anyhow in order for a tenant to perform restore to MS Azure.

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby frankive » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:31 pm

This is a very intereseting.
We are asked from small companies to host their veeam backup to our Azure VAC/VCC appliance.
They also want us to create a DR-soltuion in case of a disaster on their site by restoring the cloud connect to a new environement in Azure.

By reading this topic I understand we can use the exising VBR which comes with VAC, but should we somehow import the repostory with the backupfiles? What if the backupes is crossed across multiple extens with a scale-out repository?
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:55 pm

By reading this topic I understand we can use the exising VBR which comes with VAC

You can use whatever backup server you want to, but it must not be the Cloud Connect server.

By reading this topic I understand we can use the exising VBR which comes with VAC, but should we somehow import the repostory with the backupfiles?

You can import backup files instead of repository.

What if the backupes is crossed across multiple extens with a scale-out repository?

Import backup chain via metadata file; it should import the whole chain.
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby frankive » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:45 pm

ok, not the cloud connect server, that means not the all-in-one VM with vbr,vcc and vac which are avaiable in azure?
We should publish a new vm with 9.5 on the same network in azure as the VCC, import the repository, and then restore?
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby frankive » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:09 pm

why can it not be the vcc server)
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:51 pm

ok, not the cloud connect server, that means not the all-in-one VM with vbr,vcc and vac which are avaiable in azure?

Certainly not. The SP Veeam backup server is meant to be utilized only for configuring and running Veeam Cloud Connect functionality.

To backup or restore tenant VMs a separate console is needed.

More information can be found here.

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby Soolfly » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:40 pm

Hello v.Eremin,

I'm building a Proof of Concept of Veeam Cloud Connect solution in my company and I'm not sure what I'm doing...

This is what infrastructure I actually have :

##################################
AZURE (Service Provider side)
##################################
- azure-proxy (proxy) :
○ Windows 2016 Server
○ 4 vCPU
○ 7GB RAM
○ Veeam B&R 9.5u3
○ Cloud Connect Licence
○ 10.0.0.4 (private IP)
○ 52.143.136.158 (public IP)

- azure-gw (gateway) :
○ Windows 2016 Server
○ 2 vCPU
○ 3,5GB RAM
○ 10.0.0.5 (private IP)
○ 52.143.138.105 (public IP)

- azure-standalone :
○ Debian 8
○ 1 vCPU
○ 0,75GB RAM
○ 10.0.10.4
○ 52.143.136.179

##################################
My Company (Tenant side)
##################################
- tdwv-cloud-veeam :
○ Windows 2016 Server
○ 4vCPU
○ 8GB RAM
○ Veeam B&R 9.5u3
○ Standard Licence
○ 10.66.41.33

1 - azure-proxy VM is connected to the azure-gw VM (Cloud Gateway) and the azure-gw as the Veeam Backup Cloud Gateway service installed on it.
2 - I've created a Cloud Repository on azure-gw VM (20GB) and connected it to the tdwv-cloud-veeam server (Tenant side) -> Port 6180 (tcp / udp) opened from 10.66.41.33 to 52.143.138.105
(Port on the cloud gateway used to transport VM data from the tenant side to the SP side)

Actually, Restore from AZURE to TENANT side (my company) works great.
There is a Veeam Backup Job on tdwv-cloud-veeam VM who backed up a lamda VM to AZURE. Backup works.

Now, I would like to test Restore Azure to Azure. Is it possible in my case ?
What are all possible scenarios for Backup and Restore with VCC ?

Best regards.
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:05 pm

Now, I would like to test Restore Azure to Azure. Is it possible in my case ?

Not sure whether I follow you on that. Are you trying to restore previously backed up VM as Azure VM? If so, you will need to setup additional backup console in Azure, import backup data to it and, then, execute restore procedure.

If you want to backup Azure VM, then, you will need to leverage one of our agent solutions (Veeam Agent for Windows, Veeam Agent for Linux).

What are all possible scenarios for Backup and Restore with VCC ?

I'd probably start with reviewing our Help Center.

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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby frankive » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:32 pm

so fire up a new VBR server in our VCC, add the scale out repository as a repository to the other VBR server, and then perform restore on behalf of the customer is a supported scenario?
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:01 pm

Importing just backup chain customer wants to restore from should be enough; no need to add whole repository. Thanks.
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby gambit120 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:49 pm

So to get this straight you need to add the CC Repo as a local repo to the VBR instance you are performing the 'Restore to Azure' from?
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Re: Restore to Azure from Cloud Connect

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:39 am

Correct, to restore tenant's backup to Azure, you need to:

- Deploy additional backup server not hosting CC infrastructure
- Either import backup chain to it or add cloud repository to it (as local repository)
- Execute Restore to Azure

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