Seeding Vs Backup

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Seeding Vs Backup

Veeam Logoby marius roma » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:10 pm

I am confused about the interaction between the use of seeding in replicas and the option to copy VMs from backup.
Is it advisable to use both options for the same jobs?
What does it mean the warning "Cannot find restore point newer than seed"?
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Re: Seeding Vs Backup

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:42 pm 1 person likes this post

marius roma wrote:Is it advisable to use both options for the same jobs?

Seeding is just one time operation that would allow you to restore VM from the backup file and then use it as a target for the replication job. This can be useful when you would like to replicate a VM over a slow WAN link.

Use backup files as a source for replication job is a different story. In this case VM data (new restore points) is retrieved from the new restore points of the backup job. The main benefit here is that you do not "touch" source VMs twice when running backup and replication job.

marius roma wrote:What does it mean the warning "Cannot find restore point newer than seed"?

It means that your VM image in the target location is newer compared to what you're trying to use as a seed.
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