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Application-aware processing questions

Veeam Logoby UT2015 » Mon May 09, 2016 8:24 am

Hi,

I read carefully the manual and the application-aware processing FAQ, but I still am not sure, whether I understood it correctly.

This is how I would configure it:
- one backup job for the vCenter Environment
- "Enable application-aware processing" tagged (for the job)
- vCenter Environment in "Application-Aware Processing Options" (default entry which cannot be removed): Disable application processing

- DC-VM in "Application-Aware Processing Options":
- "Require successful processing" enabled
- Transaction logs: "Perform copy only"
- SQL: "Do not truncate logs"

- Exchange-VM in "Application-Aware Processing Options"
- "Require successful processing" enabled
- Transaction logs: "Perform copy only"
- SQL: "Truncate logs"

- SQL-Server-VM in "Application-Aware Processing Options":
- "Require successful processing" enabled
- Transaction logs: "Process Transaction logs"
- SQL: "Truncate logs"

Is that correct?
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Re: Application-aware processing questions

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon May 09, 2016 8:41 am

Hi,
The settings looks good, despite you didn`t write what your goal was.
If you want to process transaction logs for Exchange, you should enable Transaction logs: "Process Transaction logs".
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Re: Application-aware processing questions

Veeam Logoby UT2015 » Mon May 09, 2016 9:04 am

Oops, I didn't write it correct. This is how I wanted to write it:

- DC-VM in "Application-Aware Processing Options":
- "Require successful processing" enabled
- Transaction logs: "Perform copy only"

- Exchange-VM in "Application-Aware Processing Options"
- "Require successful processing" enabled
- Transaction logs: "Process Transaction logs"
- SQL: "Truncate logs"

- SQL-Server-VM in "Application-Aware Processing Options":
- "Require successful processing" enabled
- Transaction logs: "Process Transaction logs"
- SQL: "Truncate logs"

I am not quite sure which setting is correct for the Exchange-Server on the SQL-Tab. Truncate logs or do not truncate logs?

The settings looks good, despite you didn`t write what your goal was.
My goal is to backup all VMs in the "best way". Best practice for DC, Exchange and SQL Servers is to enable application-aware processing, therefore I'm trying to configure it correctly.
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Re: Application-aware processing questions

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon May 09, 2016 9:20 am

Thanks for the clarification!
Truncate logs or do not truncate logs depends on your needs. What database recovery model do you have(Simple/Full/etc)?
If you enable "Do not truncate logs" option for databases that use the Full or Bulk-logged recovery model, transaction logs on the VM guest OS may grow large and consume all disk space.
By the way, what product version are you at?
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Re: Application-aware processing questions

Veeam Logoby UT2015 » Mon May 09, 2016 9:33 am

Truncate logs or do not truncate logs depends on your needs.
I don't see what this option has to do with an Exchange Server. I think "Process Transaction logs" is the important setting for Exchange Servers, the "SQL"-tab is completely unnecessary for Exchange Servers, isn't it?

By the way, what product version are you at?
I am using the latest B+R 9.0.0.1491
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Re: Application-aware processing questions

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon May 09, 2016 10:45 am

If you want to truncate exchange and sql logs, you need to pick a corresponding section.
So in general your settings look correct.
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Re: Application-aware processing questions

Veeam Logoby UT2015 » Mon May 09, 2016 10:54 am

The "Transaction logs" part in the options is irritating. When selecting "Process transaction logs with this job" this enables Exchange transaction logs and/or SQL Server transaction logs and/or Oracle transaction logs.

It would be more intuitive, if there would be some sub-options when "Process transaction logs" is selected. E.g. sub-options "Exchange Server", "SQL Server", "Oracle". If those sub-options are selected, the corresponding "SQL"- and/or "Oracle"-tabs could be displayed, otherwise not (because if the VM contains an Exchange server only, neither the SQL- nor the Oracle-tab make sense).
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Re: Application-aware processing questions

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon May 09, 2016 10:58 am

Agree. We will take the request into account.
Let me know if the current settings work as expected once you give them a try.
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