Backup consistency, vmwaretools & app aware quiesces

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Backup consistency, vmwaretools & app aware quiesces

Veeam Logoby DaFresh » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:43 pm

Hello,

Actually, when it is possible, I use the quiesces feature to ensure the consistency of my backups, the only drawback is that it require admin right within the OS of backuped VM.
Today I am asking myself, except for specific applications (eg SQL, AD, Exchange ect ...), if the vMWare layer alone (only snapshot + vmwaretools, without Veeam quiesces) would be able to quiesce correctly the file system inside the VM when snapshot occurs, and thus provide a consistent backup ?

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Re: Backup consistency, vmwaretools & app aware quiesces

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:55 pm

Hi,

if the vMWare layer alone (only snapshot + vmwaretools, without Veeam quiesces) would be able to quiesce correctly the file system inside the VM when snapshot occurs, and thus provide a consistent backup ?


Yes it is able to prvoide you with file-system consistent snapshots. Please check the article for details.

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Re: Backup consistency, vmwaretools & app aware quiesces

Veeam Logoby DaFresh » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:12 pm

Thanks, I should had a closer look in the documentation ;-)

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Re: Backup consistency, vmwaretools & app aware quiesces

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:03 pm

VMware Tools are also using VSS but for the file system only, so it should be fine for not AAIP-critical servers to use VMware Tools Quiescence only.
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