Discussions specific to the VMware vSphere hypervisor
Post Reply
marius roma
Expert
Posts: 398
Liked: 3 times
Joined: Feb 01, 2012 12:04 pm
Full Name: Mario
Contact:

Double backup - Symantec-Veeam

Post by marius roma » Oct 06, 2017 2:08 pm

A critical VM is currently backed-up using Symantec BESR.
I want to unify the backup method and use Veeam as the dafault backup.
Is there any known issue if, for a limited time (days or weeks) the same VM is backed up at different times either from Symantec BESR and Veeam B&R?
Regards
marius

skrause
Expert
Posts: 355
Liked: 62 times
Joined: Dec 08, 2014 2:58 pm
Full Name: Steve Krause
Contact:

Re: Double backup - Symantec-Veeam

Post by skrause » Oct 06, 2017 2:16 pm

By BESR you are referring to Symantec System Recovery, correct?

Since Veeam is an image level backup at the hypervisor level you should be good. I have a few legacy servers backed up with Veeam that still have System Recovery installed/running and have not seen an issue with Veeam. Of course, I have not had to recover anything with Symantec in my time here (and I am not sure anyone who worked here previously has had to either to be honest).

Your amount of change blocks might be a little higher if System Recovery is flagging files but I would imagine you won't see a huge difference.
Steve Krause
Veeam Certified Architect

v.Eremin
Veeam Software
Posts: 15077
Liked: 1133 times
Joined: Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm
Full Name: Vladimir Eremin
Contact:

Re: Double backup - Symantec-Veeam

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 10, 2017 12:16 pm 1 person likes this post

I'd recommend

- making sure that both backup activities do not overlap
- only application taking care about specific VSS operations (if, of course, VM runs Exchange, AD or similar) such as log truncation, etc.

Thanks.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests