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All versions / Evolution : Backup from custom snapshot

Veeam Logoby JuA » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:34 pm

Hi,

Is is possible to backup from a VMware snapshot created "manually" (not created by Veeam) ? If not possible, it would be a great/cool option :-)

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Re: All versions / Evolution : Backup from custom snapshot

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:23 am

Hi Julien,
I don`t think it`s possible because Veeam initiates the snapshot creation when the job is started.
Could you describe your use case? Why do you keep manually created snapshots by the way?
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Re: All versions / Evolution : Backup from custom snapshot

Veeam Logoby JuA » Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:04 pm

Hi,

The goal would be to hardly control the creation time of the backup.

Eg : The application people wants a consistency point at 18h30 (+/- some minutes) :
- A first job (not handled by veeam) creates the snapshot on demand. It can synchronously say to the batch that the snapshot was taken.
- Next, the batch (or the veeam scheduler) launch a backup job with settings saying to use the snapshot "XXXMYAPP *".

Even if for any reason the backup task occurs in 5 hours, we have an image at the requested time.

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Re: All versions / Evolution : Backup from custom snapshot

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:30 pm

Hi Julien, how many VMs in your environment require such strictly scheduled consistency points?
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Re: All versions / Evolution : Backup from custom snapshot

Veeam Logoby JuA » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:23 am

Potentially all our DB (Postgresql) VMs. It's a lot of VMs.
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