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AWS Storage Gateway

Post by ajbloor » Nov 12, 2018 9:14 am

I have a configuration whereby we are using Veeam to secure a 100% virtual (VMware) environment to local storage on a daily basis. The total capacity of a full backup is 18TB.

We are using a Reverse Incremental job to secure the data on an incremental forever basis. However - we have the requirement to get a copy of the Month End backup offsite and intend to perform this to cloud based storage. I have been researching the AWS Storage Gateway (VTL) as an option, and am interested to hear any thoughts on this approach. We don't need the daily backups offsite (although it would be nice) but do need to keep 12 monthly backups and 7 yearly backups offsite. I want to avoid if possible having to upload 18TB each month end, but can this be avoided and if so how is this done ?

At present we have a VM running in the public cloud with storage presented back to our Veeam server on-prem - but this is proving to be an expensive option (in the customers view).

Any ideas on a 'smart' approach appreciated.

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Re: AWS Storage Gateway

Post by Andreas Neufert » Nov 12, 2018 9:47 am

Yes, you can use the AWS storage gateway in VTL mode for this approach. https://www.veeam.com/wp-using-aws-vtl- ... guide.html
Interessting side note is that you could export the tapes automatically and configure the storage gateway in a way to store this on Glacier.

But as you have a solution today, I would wait for Update 4 and use the Cloud Tier functionallity.
Basically you cerate a backup copy job to a local storage (think about it as stageing and to keep another copy there). Then configure GFS processing with monthly fulls and define that they will be transported to the AWS S3 cloud. We use special deduplication engine there, so that the transport to the cloud is very efficient.

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Re: AWS Storage Gateway

Post by baccamgary » Mar 13, 2019 8:27 pm

Hi Ajbloor,

I am in the same situation as you were... We are using Veeam to beackup our virtual (VMware) environment to local storage on a daily basis.

We're using performing Incremental jobs to secure the data on an incremental forever basis and performing Active Fulls on the weekends. We also require to get a full copy of a monthly backup offsite and want to perform this via cloud based storage (AWS S3).

I too have researched and setup the AWS Storage Gateway (VTL) but found it slow and it doesn't go to an S3 bucket...

Any advice on the approach appreciated and what worked for you?

Thank you,
Gary B

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Re: AWS Storage Gateway

Post by Andreas Neufert » Mar 13, 2019 9:14 pm

We had good performance on the VTL side... And it goes to S3 buckets.. see the configuration guide above.

The gateway use local cache to write it first. So maybe your local storage was not fast enough ?

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Re: AWS Storage Gateway

Post by isteele@vology.com » May 16, 2019 1:58 pm

Can i preseed my VTL with AWS Snowball?

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Re: AWS Storage Gateway

Post by foggy » May 23, 2019 12:15 pm

This is a sort of a question that is better to be addressed to AWS than to Veeam.

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Re: AWS Storage Gateway

Post by veremin » May 23, 2019 12:46 pm

It seems that there is a workaround available, which you can get by creating post in this thread. Thanks!

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