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Esxi backup and replication options

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Hi everyone,

I am not very experienced on ESXI, used KVM/Hyper-V most of the time, but we have the following setup and some guidance would help a lot

2 x Esxi licensed servers (no vCenter).
Each server has 2 datastores:
1 x 8 TB for live machines
1 x 8 TB for backup storage

We do not have any shared storage, it is a segregated network so no cloud option either.

On each esxi server we have a couple of machines mix of linux/windows, nothing critical

The question is:
How we could implement Veeam in order for images from server 1 live storage to be backed or vm's replicated on server 2 backup storage and vice versa?

Please let me know if it is possible to achieve this directly in VMware (works well for small clients in Hyper-V) or if there is a way to present the physical datastore to Veeam

Thank you

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Re: Esxi backup and replication options

Post by oleg.feoktistov »

Hi Radu and Welcome to the Community Forums,

Just a quick question. If no shared storage, are those esxi hosts interconnected by any other means?
It affects how backup proxy is going to interact with VMs to process and target storages.

Thanks,
Oleg

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Re: Esxi backup and replication options

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Hi Oleg

Those are two independant esxi hosts in the same subnet.

They are not connected at this point in any way.

Each server runs some applications, but i want a way to cross backup the images. In case server 1 drops, server two will have a backup of the images and i can restore them there.

Hope it makes sense

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Re: Esxi backup and replication options

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Hi Radu,

What about this topology? Does that work for you?

Thanks!

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Re: Esxi backup and replication options

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Hi PetrM

That is a very complex solution for something really basic that i would need.

I just need a simple solution to backup on local storage from server 2 all the images from server1.

This is a 5 minutes config on hyper-v.

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Re: Esxi backup and replication options

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Hi Radu,

If you're not seeking for some special config, maybe just setup a VM with repository role on each host: backups of ESXi 1 workloads are pointed to a repository on ESXi 2 and vice versa?

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I do this all the time. Just setup replication from host A to B and another replication job from Host B to A .. ?

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Re: Esxi backup and replication options

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Yes, replication is a valid option as well.

In this case I would setup 2 VBR server instances to orchestrate replications on each site because the recommended approach is to deploy VBR on DR site:
A -> B replication - VBR server on B;
B -> A replication - VBR server on A;

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