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Disaster Recovery for SMB

Post by eisback » Jun 23, 2015 10:25 pm

Hi,

we have several customers with just one physical server and about 5 to 10 virtual servers. Veeam is running
on an AD member server or member client. I have configured a daily backup job to a NAS via ISCSI. Lets assume now, that the only pysical server has been stolen and we have just received a new (empty) server. What is the best way for a disaster recovery? My idea:

1.) Install, or already have prepared, a Windows 8.1 VM
2.) Install Veeam B+R (Trial)
3.) Connect the VM to the ISCSI-Backup
4.) Restore all VMs

Will this work? Anything else I need to consider?

Thanks!

Nico

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Re: Disaster Recovery for SMB

Post by veremin » Jun 24, 2015 8:58 am

You're mostly right. The only thing you seem to have missed is configuration backup.

Just backup configuration of VB&R server either to the said device or to a different location. In case of disaster, restore it, once the software has been installed. That should make newly installed server aware of previously existed jobs, as well as, repository, etc.

Thanks.

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