StoreOnce Backup Copy Validation

VMware specific discussions

StoreOnce Backup Copy Validation

Veeam Logoby crazycommando » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:04 pm

Hi. In response to requiring a years worth of retention we have just finished our StoreOnce implementation.
Since we have everything we need for a great setup (3par, Fast local, 2 StoreOnce devices replicating), etc I'm keen to make sure I do everything perfectly.

Would anyone kindly give their thoughts as this setting:-

What we have:-
-Physical Server with Veeam 8 patch 1
-3Par San
-Local & remote StoreOnce setup and Share added to repository with correct settings

Backup job to Local disk (MSA2040)
-Daily
-Restore Points: 30 days
-Compression: Optimal

Backup Copy job
-Virtual machines - looking at the backup Job
-Target: local StoreOnce Cifs, Restore Points365 days
-GFS - 12 Monthly backups (might seem redundant but shouldn't matter with Storeonce?)
-Compression: Dedupe-friendly

-How does this look?
-Does it matter that the main job uses compression and the copy job is set to 'Dedupe-friendly'
-I read in this forum of other users being unhappy with backup copy jobs and StoreOnce but that was a few years ago. Any issues to watch out for.

Really appreciate anyone's feedbackup. THanks
crazycommando
Influencer
 
Posts: 24
Liked: never
Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:04 pm
Full Name: Reilly

Re: StoreOnce Backup Copy Validation

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:07 pm

-How does this look?

Looks solid.

-Does it matter that the main job uses compression and the copy job is set to 'Dedupe-friendly'

Nope, it doesn't.

Any issues to watch out for.

Be aware to specify gateway server closer to the device. Also, keep in mind that GFS points will be created not sooner than backup copy chain reaches 365 points and the oldest point is moved to the day specified for GFS restore point creation.

Thanks.
v.Eremin
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 13266
Liked: 969 times
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm
Full Name: Vladimir Eremin

Re: StoreOnce Backup Copy Validation

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:22 pm

And also make sure you run the latest firmware on your StoreOnce devices.
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 14743
Liked: 1081 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

Re: StoreOnce Backup Copy Validation

Veeam Logoby crazycommando » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:48 pm

Many thanks! Keep up the outstanding work!
crazycommando
Influencer
 
Posts: 24
Liked: never
Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:04 pm
Full Name: Reilly

Re: StoreOnce Backup Copy Validation

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:51 pm

You're welcome. Let's know, if you have other questions.
v.Eremin
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 13266
Liked: 969 times
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm
Full Name: Vladimir Eremin

Re: StoreOnce Backup Copy Validation

Veeam Logoby crazycommando » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:31 pm

Yes. Would you mind clarifying this point:-
"Also, keep in mind that GFS points will be created not sooner than backup copy chain reaches 365 points and the oldest point is moved to the day specified for GFS restore point creation."

So the GFS (Keep the following restore points for archival purposes) doesn't kick in until after the 'Restore points to keep' finishes?

Would you suggest a more conventional approach such as:-
-Restore Points to keep: 30
-Monthly backup: 12

This would be fine for us.
crazycommando
Influencer
 
Posts: 24
Liked: never
Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:04 pm
Full Name: Reilly

Re: StoreOnce Backup Copy Validation

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:39 pm

crazycommando wrote:So the GFS (Keep the following restore points for archival purposes) doesn't kick in until after the 'Restore points to keep' finishes?

Correct. The first GFS restore point will be created once the regular chain contains the specified number of restore points and the latest restore point in the chain (full backup) reaches the day specified for GFS restore point creation. So lowering the regular retention makes sense.
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 14743
Liked: 1081 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

Re: StoreOnce Backup Copy Validation

Veeam Logoby crazycommando » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:42 pm

Got it. Many thanks!
crazycommando
Influencer
 
Posts: 24
Liked: never
Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:04 pm
Full Name: Reilly


Return to VMware vSphere



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 35 guests