Quick replica without hitting original VMs

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Quick replica without hitting original VMs

Veeam Logoby pkelly_sts » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:50 am

More of a curiosity than anything but is there a way of creating a replica of a set of VMs from a backup, but without actually also touching the original VMs? In other words, the point-in-time of the backups is sufficient so just "seed" without actually then updating the seeded replicas with a current replica as well?

it occurs to me that sometimes I just want "a version" of a few VMs to play with in a sandbox for a short while so the quickest/easiest way to spin them up is the most appropriate.
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Re: Quick replica without hitting original VMs

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:55 am

pkelly_sts wrote:More of a curiosity than anything but is there a way of creating a replica of a set of VMs from a backup, but without actually also touching the original VMs? In other words, the point-in-time of the backups is sufficient so just "seed" without actually then updating the seeded replicas with a current replica as well?

Sounds like a replica from backup functionality.

pkelly_sts wrote:it occurs to me that sometimes I just want "a version" of a few VMs to play with in a sandbox for a short while so the quickest/easiest way to spin them up is the most appropriate.

You can also consider using On-Demand Sandbox provided by SureBackup.
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Re: Quick replica without hitting original VMs

Veeam Logoby pkelly_sts » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:48 pm 2 people like this post

Doh! What am I thinking! Of course replica-from-backup only touches the backups, I should know better, I've been doing it myself for over a year!

I must've had something strange in my coffee when I was thinking/writing that this morning. I blame the amount of work I'm having to do at the moment! LOL

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