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Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by wandersick » Dec 18, 2017 5:35 am

Hello,

I am working on an Azure Stack project and sincerely would like to leverage Veeam as the backup solution. Is it possible at this moment?

(BTW, I see Commvault has an early release of "Virtual Server Agent for Microsoft Azure Stack". How's Veeam doing on Azure Stack at this moment?)

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by veremin » Dec 18, 2017 12:14 pm 1 person likes this post

Currently the only way to back up VMs running on AzureStack is to do that from inside the guest. So, feel free to protect those workloads, using our Veeam Agent solutions.

Also, it might be worth waiting till Update 3 release, because it has agent central management functionality included, which should ease the orchestration task dramatically.

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by wandersick » Dec 21, 2017 7:32 am

Thanks for the prompt response.

What about restore? Would "Restore to Microsoft Azure" work? If not, how should we go about that? (Restore VM to Azure Stack)

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agent ... tml?ver=21

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by anthonyspiteri79 » Dec 22, 2017 12:25 am 1 person likes this post

At the moment there is no Direct Restore to Azure Stack support in Backup & Replication.

I've been working with some providers who have gotten creative and worked out a way to manually restore VMs from Agent backups back into Azure Stack. They have done this with PowerShell where they import the VHD and then construct and new Azure VM using the New-AzureRmVM commandlet.

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by wandersick » Dec 27, 2017 3:32 pm

Thanks for the information. We found this Azure Stack and Veeam presentation from HPE which hinted support but with double asterisk which I assume is because of the manual restore method you have mentioned.

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Source: https://www.slideshare.net/LaiYoongSeng ... zure-stack

Hopefully there will be announcement regarding support soon.

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by Mike Resseler » Jan 02, 2018 7:31 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Wandersick,

This information is correct, but as the asterisks state... There is manual work that need to be performed at that moment (one possibility is what Anthony states above). You are absolutely right that Veeam won't stop there with the support, but there are quite some key features in Stack missing which we normally leverage. I can't give any ETA nor tell you what exactly we are building, but I do can tell you that we won't "forget" about Azure stack :-)

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by stefanwey » Dec 04, 2018 9:37 pm

There will be more Features in 9.5 U4

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by veremin » Dec 05, 2018 11:00 am

Correct, as Anton's announced in his latest digest, starting from Update 4 Direct Restore to MS Azure will support AzureStack:
Gostev wrote:Notably, one of the lesser known features of our upcoming Update 4 is direct restore of any backup to Microsoft Azure Stack.
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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by garethlloyd » Jun 05, 2019 2:48 pm

Do you know the requirements to get this to work? We are deploying an Azure Stack and I'm testing various backup and restore use cases with Update 4a. If I deploy Veeam Availability Console and Cloud Connect and offer this to our Azure Stack clients, they cannot leverage the restore to Azure/Azure Stack as this has to be done from the VBR console? They would have only have the option to restore via the windows agent? Also I find it strange you can control backup jobs from VAC but you cannot initiate restores from VAC or am I missing something?

So either they would have to configure the windows agent to backup to our VBR installation and from their we can perform the restores or they can deploy their own VBR installation inside their tenancy to backup their VMs, but in my testing they would first have to backup to local storage inside the Azure Stack - this is something we are trying to avoid, we don't really want every client to require their own VBR installation + backup copies.

The lack of documentation on Azure Stack deployments and use cases is frustrating.

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by veremin » Jun 05, 2019 7:24 pm

They would have only have the option to restore via the windows agent?
Alternatively you can deploy separate console, import their backups to it and restore machines to AzureStack, based on demand.
Also I find it strange you can control backup jobs from VAC but you cannot initiate restores from VAC or am I missing something?
Currently, you cannot initiate restore to MS Azure and AzureStack via VAC.

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by garethlloyd » Jun 05, 2019 8:37 pm

Ok thanks is there a road map for VBR/VAC/CC and Azure Stack? We are trying to make this as self service as possible but Iooks like I'm still going to get my hands dirty.

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Re: Veeam and Azure Stack

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 06, 2019 10:42 am

Hi Gareth,

FLR feature for VAC is something that we are looking at right now, but I wouldn't expect it in the short-term future.

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