I have a customer whom is using SRM to replicate critical VM's throughout the day (every 1 and 2 hours).
Each night Veeam (version 7, updating to version 8 today) backs the VM's up to a NAS device.
The production VMware environment is using NetApp SAN over FC, a synology NAS is used as the backup repo. A virtual machine is selected to be veeam proxy.
The DR environment is geographically near, here there is another set of hosts with NetApp SAN over FC, the physical Veeam server is also located here.
When backup jobs run, it uses the veeam proxy in the production environment, jobs show as HOT ADD.
it's become apparent that there is an issue that SRM is replicating machines whilst VMs are being backed up by Veeam, meaning there can be two open snapshots per machine, sometimes the snapshots are not removed properly, which leads to performance issues.
During the actual backups, servers such as exchange may "go offline" for a period of up to 30 minutes.
I've looked into the latest version of SRM, but it seems you are not able to set a replication job window, so that replication only happens during business hours. Due to the setup of the company, they want to remain using SRM and minimise any downtime for remediation work done, so I thought I would ask on here for any suggestions on ways to alleviate the issue.
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