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System State Backup

Post by vijayG » May 30, 2019 3:22 pm

Hi All,

Do we have any option to take system state backup for VM/Physical server in Veeam???

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Re: System State Backup

Post by wishr » May 30, 2019 3:52 pm

Hi Vijay,

Could you please clarify, what meaning you put into the "system state backup" phrase? What's your use case?

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Re: System State Backup

Post by Vitaliy S. » May 31, 2019 4:00 pm

Veeam B&R creates image-based backups, so this should address your question about VMs. As for physical servers, then there are Veeam Agents that can create entire OS, volume and file-level backups. Hope this helps!

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Re: System State Backup

Post by Andreas Neufert » Jun 03, 2019 9:43 am 1 person likes this post

System state backup is used at other backup solutions to backup the windows related service informations at windows system state. Our products usually work on image level and include the system state. If you enable Veaam Guest processing then VSS consistency and application awarenes is used at backup.

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Re: System State Backup

Post by vijayG » Jun 03, 2019 2:59 pm

wishr wrote:
May 30, 2019 3:52 pm
Could you please clarify, what meaning you put into the "system state backup" phrase? What's your use case?
Hi,

For in a case, We are planning to patch a production Server(VM). I don't want to take full or incremental backup for that VM. Only I need to System state Backup where we can roll back system the system if we have any issues after patching.

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Re: System State Backup

Post by backupquestions » Jun 03, 2019 3:32 pm 2 people like this post

Vijay, how large is your C drive on that VM? I would just do an incremental backup of that VM which can be done very quickly with the "quick backup" feature when you right click on a VM.

Then, if you need to actually roll back after the patch, you can use the "quick rollback" feature in Veeam and restore the C drive volume only. This would result in only reverse CBT being done which would be just the blocks changed from the patching and whatever other tiny things might have happened and will be super fast. So this gives you a way to quickly backup and then quickly restore only what you need.

Restore-->restore from backup-->entire vm restore-->virtual disks restore-->select vm-->select restore point-->select disk and then check the box for quick rollback.

Another thought, if you are saying you don't have any backup of this particular VM in Veeam at all yet, you could make a new backup job and select this VM, but then click the "exclusions" box and only select the C drive as that will get your system state and should be a quick backup as it will not include other possibly large disks. Then, you can still use the quick rollback method for restore on event of issue after patch.

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Re: System State Backup

Post by backupquestions » Jun 03, 2019 4:11 pm 4 people like this post

Just fyi, I just did this with a vm just now that was used space on C of 88 gb. full backup file was 63.0 gb... deleted some files and then did the quick rollback and it took literally 3 min to rollback. That was on only 1gb nbd transport mode as well. Could gain a little more speed if using hotadd or directsan etc.

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Re: System State Backup

Post by Ryan S » Jun 10, 2019 7:00 am

Nowdays VM easily rebuild a from template, otherwise just backup C: of VM will do?

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Re: System State Backup

Post by vijayG » Jun 25, 2019 2:28 pm

Okay. Thanks or the information

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