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Offsite Disk Rotation

Post by lsittech » Jul 12, 2018 3:02 am

Hi all,

I am sure this has been asked in one way or another but I am still not quite content with my understanding.

We have our live VMware guests sitting on a Dell 3200i storage unit.
We use Veeam to back these up nightly to a Dell MD1200 directly attached to the 3200i and additionally backed up to a Synology NAS via the LAN just in case we lose the MD1200. (Which we have before) So essentially two onsite backups.
This part works fine.

We want to take it one step further now and get these backups to external hdd.

The SYNOLOGY NAS can connect multiple USB3 drives to it and perform a file copy process automatically upon the USB3 drive being connected. If I was to use this file copy process and simply copy the backup files from the NAS to the USB3 HDD, would they be ok for use when restoring? Will Veeam see them and let me restore entire VM's from these external files?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Offsite Disk Rotation

Post by veremin » Jul 12, 2018 12:42 pm

During disaster recovery you will need to import those backups first and then start restoring data. But yes, you should be OK with copying backup chains to attached drive. Thanks.

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