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Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby albertwt » Mon May 22, 2017 2:01 am

People,

So how do I implement this new Veeam CDP (Continuous Data Protection) feature in my important VM backup?

I had too many bad experiences with VMware snapshot issue especially during the failed Veeam Backup where the VM snapshot cause the VM to be offline for long hours.

I'm running Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 Update 2 on vSphere 6.0.
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby daphnis » Mon May 22, 2017 2:12 am

This feature will only be available in version 10, and to take advantage of it you need to be on vSphere 6.5 (both vCenter and ESXi).
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby albertwt » Mon May 22, 2017 2:14 am

Ah I see,

My vCenter is already on VCSA v6.5

So hopefully at the end of this year, Veeam v10 is released with this great feature.
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby vmniels » Mon May 22, 2017 6:48 am

It's currently planned for Q4 so you should be able to use endd of the year. Keep in mind this is only for replication.
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby albertwt » Mon May 22, 2017 6:52 am

Thanks Niels,

So I assume that this can only be used for Replication of Production VM to the warm / Cold Standby vSphere infrastructure?
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby vmniels » Mon May 22, 2017 7:07 am

Correct, this is because VAIO is currently designed like that (more information about it can be found here.

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Caching - Will significantly increase the IOPS available, reduce latency, and increase hardware utilization rates.

Replication - Will allow the user to create VM granular replication policies for use in DR and other scenarios (ie. Snapshot)
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby lando_uk » Mon May 22, 2017 2:08 pm

daphnis wrote:This feature will only be available in version 10, and to take advantage of it you need to be on vSphere 6.5 (both vCenter and ESXi).

In the VMware info posted it says.

Product Versions Supported
This program supports the following product versions:
vSphere

6.0U1, 6.0U2, 6.5

So maybe not just v6.5?
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:46 pm

Correct, VAIO libraries have been introduced in 6.0u1. This said, we'll see when further information will be available, which version will be supported by Veeam CDP.
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby james411 » Tue May 23, 2017 12:11 pm

So I just read Gostev's email and was obviously super excited to read about this new CDP feature. It comes at a perfect time as one of the challenges I've had with replicating with Veeam was a critical SQL server. I tried replicating every 5 minutes and found this was too often and my users would get disconnect from the database. I was just about to buy more SQL Server licensing and setup another server and do log shipping.

Now I'm wondering, will this CDP feature be workable on a production SQL Server to allow me to achieve much tighter RPOs (seconds maybe?)? If so, that would be great as it would save so much work setting up a second server (there is a custom line of business app that must also be setup in addition to SQL which makes it much more of a pain than just setting up log shipping).

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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue May 23, 2017 10:30 pm

Absolutely - it is the perfect use case for Veeam CDP.
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby tcross » Wed May 24, 2017 2:28 pm

Just curious, will Veeam CDP work with the baisc VSphere Essentials Kit?
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby vmniels » Wed May 24, 2017 2:39 pm 1 person likes this post

VAIO is only available in non essentials editions. Standard and higher.
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby cbc-tgschultz » Tue May 30, 2017 1:48 pm

It was my understanding that CDP would only provide a crash-consistent copy. If that is the case, then that is a disadvantage to consider compared to SQL log shipping/availability groups.
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue May 30, 2017 3:38 pm

Hi Tanner, you will still be able to create periodic application-consistent restore points within the same job.
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Re: Implementing Veeam CDP, [Continuous Data Protection]

Veeam Logoby james411 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:54 pm

By the way, will the new CDP feature be available in all editions of VB&R?
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