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Export Backup???

Post by KevinMi » Oct 10, 2019 10:46 pm

I have a requirement to export backups for a particular VM covering several dates. The exported backup files need to be mobile as they are being delivered to an Information Security team for auditing.

How can I export these backup files in a way that are truly portable, much like those created using Veeam Zip?

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Re: Export Backup???

Post by Gostev » Oct 10, 2019 11:57 pm

Using the Export Backup feature? :D

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Re: Export Backup???

Post by KevinMi » Oct 11, 2019 2:13 am

As I indicated, we need to export the backup the same way that we would a Veeam Zip process. Simply exporting the backup just dumps a copy of the full backup to the same repository. We need to be able to save it outside of Veeam where the file can be extracted using the Veeam extraction tool.

Maybe you can point me to the documentation that tells me out to do this!

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Re: Export Backup???

Post by KevinMi » Oct 11, 2019 2:14 am

I should also point out that I'm using HPE StoreOnce Catalyst targets for the backups.

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Re: Export Backup???

Post by wishr » Oct 11, 2019 8:55 am

Hi Kevin,

Just export it as Gostev mentioned, then copy wherever you need and use Veeam Extract Utility. Export Backup functionality produces the same .VBK files as you get with VeeamZIP.

Exporting backups allows you to synthesize a complete and independent full backup file out of selected restore points that are located in your backup repositories. That is, you can transform any incremental or reverse-incremental backup chain (i.e all dependent .vbk, .vib or .vrb files) into a standalone .vbk file.

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Re: Export Backup???

Post by KevinMi » Oct 11, 2019 1:06 pm

I wish it worked that simply. Copying these large images from the StoreOnce file system to a MS file system results in a corrupt *.vbk file; 100% of the time. If these backup files were on CIFS shares, the copy out strategy would likely work as expected but the fact that we're using deduplication appliances is making this more difficult.

When creating an export of a backup, why is it not possible to select a new location? It would also be great if we could encrypt the exported backup like we can with Veeam Zip.

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Re: Export Backup???

Post by wishr » Oct 11, 2019 1:36 pm

You may use Backup Copy to workaround the "corruption" in this situation.

Speaking about new location and encryption - makes sense to me. Thank you for the suggestions.

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Re: Export Backup???

Post by foggy » Oct 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Hi Kevin, it's not corruption but rather some specifics in how metadata is stored in the backup file on Catalyst Store, which simple copy is not aware of. To copy backups from Catalyst Store, you can either use backup copy, as Fedor has suggested, or go to the Files node in Veeam B&R and drag-and-drop backups there, they will be usable after that.

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Re: Export Backup???

Post by adb98 » Oct 11, 2019 3:18 pm 1 person likes this post

I am using a DataDomain and it has been hell for me as well getting these truly off or move to another repository. Here is an option that is the best so far.

Use the file explorer option in Veeam. Browse to your repository and find the folder with the export. Then drag that folder to the repository you need it to go to. If the repository is not there or its a network share, add that as a repository in Veeam first, then when you browse you will see the repository you need.

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