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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby TieT » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:13 pm

I think i can get about 100MB/s on this type of storage, if so it would greatly reduce my backup window.

Bottleneck is source 99% proxy 27% network 1% target 3%
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby TieT » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:15 pm

v.Eremin wrote:
Can i use SAN Snapshots when i've got a server with a mapped RAW lun attached to it ?

Are you talking here about VM with RAW LUN attached to it or about something different? Thanks.


Yes it's a VM with a RAW Lun attached to it
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:05 pm

TieT wrote:Yes it's a VM with a RAW Lun attached to it

Please be aware, that the raw LUN connected to VM will be automatically skipped from processing during backup/replication activity. Thanks.
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:21 pm

Just a small correction - if it is a virtual RDM, then it will be backed up. Vladimir is talking about physical device mapping.
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby TieT » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:26 pm

I get this error
3/11/2014 12:01:53 :: Processing 'ServerID' Error: Client error: Unknown element format: 'NAA:6000eb33a40ca0a40000000000000075695343534944/00000'

It's not a virtual RDM but a physical device mapping.
So the only possible backup for this machine is to use VM snapshots and not storage snapshots ?
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:29 pm

In order to backup VMs with Veeam (or any other image based solution) you should have an ability to take a snapshot from a VM. It is required no matter whether you use storage snapshots or not.
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby TieT » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:30 pm

yes i know, i'm just looking into backup options for this particular VM (with RDM attached)
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:52 pm 1 person likes this post

Well...the way to go would be either converting it to vRDM/vmdk format or use agent-based solution.
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:57 pm

Can you elaborate on the exact reasons of using pRDM, instead of vRDM/vmdk? Thanks.
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby TieT » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:28 pm

v.Eremin wrote:Can you elaborate on the exact reasons of using pRDM, instead of vRDM/vmdk? Thanks.


The VM wasn't setup like we normally do (test), i'm going to change it to a vmdk
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:29 pm

There is the blog post regarding pRDM/vmdk conversion; might be helpful for you. Thanks.
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby TieT » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:45 pm

I just checked the setup of the RDM and noticed it is a Virtual Mapped raw lun, so veeam should backup it when using storage snapshots ?

My bad, i assumed it was a physical without checking it ... :oops:
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:02 pm

Yes, virtual RDM LUNs are supported.
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby TieT » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:05 pm

foggy wrote:Yes, virtual RDM LUNs are supported.


when selecting SAN snapshots ?
because i get the error
3/11/2014 12:01:53 :: Processing 'Servername' Error: Client error: Unknown element format: 'NAA:6000eb33a40ca0a40000000000000075695343534944/00000'
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Re: Question in regards to the Infrastructure/setup.

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:27 pm 1 person likes this post

Tim, in this case I would suggest contacting our technical team for further logs review and troubleshooting.
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