LAN FREE with DAS

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LAN FREE with DAS

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:25 pm

Hello,

I've got a SAN (FC) with lan free backup.
I'll change my storage and servers soon.
Is it possible to do lan free backup with an Dell SCV2020 and DAS (SAS)?
My backup storage could be connected directly to the storage.

Thanks a lot.
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Re: LAN FREE with DAS

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:51 pm

Hi,

If you can attach Veeam backup server to both backup storage and vm storage via FC then it will be possible to utilize direct SAN mode, that will let you transfer backup data via FC, however Veeam will still require LAN connection to ESXi host's management interface (or vCenter ).
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Re: LAN FREE with DAS

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:55 pm

Hi PTide,

My new storage will be DAS (3ESX, DELL SCV2020 DAS, Backup server with SAS ports).
Can i connect it to backup server with DAS (SAS) and backup directly like lan free with FC ?

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Re: LAN FREE with DAS

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:10 pm

Yes, you can. Connect your backup storage with SAS to the backup server so it can serve as repository. After that connect your VM storage with FC to the backup server so it can server as a direct-SAN proxy. Please keep in mind that since the host is going to serve as repo and proxy you need to make sure that the system meets system requirements that add up in this case. Please take a look at this schema. The only difference is that in your case roles of backup server, proxy, and repository are placed on the same machine. More info here.

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Re: LAN FREE with DAS

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:15 pm

Sorry, my english is poor and we misunderstood :)

My storage (datastore) will be a Dell SVC2020 with Direct attached storage to 3 ESX.
Is it possible to connect my backup server to my datastore (Dell SVC2020) with DAS?

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Re: LAN FREE with DAS

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:37 pm

Yes, it should work fine with DAS too. Important thing to remember about: after you have connected the datastore to backup server do not allow Windows to initialize any VMFS volumes you are presenting to it as this will destory all VM that reside on the datastore!
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Re: LAN FREE with DAS

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:39 pm

Thank you :wink:
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Re: LAN FREE with DAS

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:34 am 1 person likes this post

I saw here it works :D
http://www.jpaul.me/2011/03/veeam-direc ... p2000-sas/

Here is my closed case: Case # 01914691
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