First Veeam restore, some quesstions

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First Veeam restore, some quesstions

Veeam Logoby dxm765 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:01 pm

Context, normal LAN network is 10.x.x.x, SAN network is 172.1.x.x, and then theres internal VM communication on the 10Gb network that is 172.2.x.x. The SAN network and 10Gb network share the same switch, different VLAN's.

Alright, so i went ahead and attempted to redo my datastores...didnt go as planned, had to roll back and store 4 VM's. Easy enough to do the restore itself, i have Veeam configured to do direct backups from storage, that's perfect i see great speeds...when i did the restore it decided to restore it through the 1Gb network (VM Management network), rather then (what i thought it would do) direct to SAN. How can i get Veeam to do restores over the 10Gb network?

Any ideas?
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Re: First Veeam restore, some quesstions

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:09 pm

Direct to SAN restore is supported for thick disks only (VMware limitation). If you can do thin-provisioning on a SAN level, consider using thick disks for your VMs to be able to restore directly to SAN.
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Re: First Veeam restore, some quesstions

Veeam Logoby dxm765 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:28 am

Hey Gostev thanks so much for the reply. That is good to know, and i will have to change the disk types for future use, is there any documentation on this VMware/Veeam limitation that i can read about and save for future reference?
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Re: First Veeam restore, some quesstions

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:20 am

There's a page dedicated to this into our User Guide:
http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/80/v ... iting.html

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Re: First Veeam restore, some quesstions

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:50 pm

Also in order to bump up full VM restore performance you can use VM proxy servers and hotadd restore mode.
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