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v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed?

Post by ckbrou » Jun 24, 2014 2:34 pm

We are looking at purchasing a new NetApp array in the near future to take advantage of the backup from storage snapshot feature in v8. Will any special NetApp licenses be needed to make this work or does it just function off of a basic snapshot?

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by foggy » Jun 24, 2014 2:42 pm

No special licensing will be required, Veeam B&R integration will work out of the box with basic snapshots.

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by spenatek » Jul 29, 2014 2:50 am

And suppose I want to create a "SnapVault" backup on a secondary FAS, taken from the B&R "backup from snapshot" feature on the primary FAS - this scenario?

Do I need a SnapVault licence on both FASes? Or just on the secondary one?

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by foggy » Jul 29, 2014 10:55 am

As far as I understand NetApp licensing, both storages should be licensed for SnapVault to be available (with SnapVault Primary and SnapVault Secondary licenses correspondingly).

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by Gostev » Jul 29, 2014 8:03 pm

Might be just a single license as well. This question is best directed to NetApp sales, as we are by no means NetApp licensing experts ;)

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by ckbrou » Jan 12, 2015 3:19 pm

I have been using the NetApp Integration and wanted to note that trying to do FLR from a NetApp Snapshot with a Snaprestore license is painfully slow. Veeam uses the Single File Snaprestore feature (as it would need to since you probably don't want to Snaprestore the entire volume) which is miserably slow. I tried to pull a file from a small 25 GB VM and it took over an hour for the Snaprestore "copy" to complete. Make sure you have a flex clone license if you plan to ever restore from a NetApp snapshot.

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by dellock6 » Jan 12, 2015 10:45 pm

Hi,
Flexclone are indeed "heavily suggested" for proper restore capabilities. Depending on the protocol used (nfs or block) and mode (7- or C-dot) there are different combinations: what is your case?
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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by ckbrou » Jan 23, 2015 2:33 pm

I am using NFS and 7 mode. I am working on obtaining a flexclone license very soon here.

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by dellock6 » Jan 23, 2015 4:13 pm

Ok, indeed in your combination Flexclone is the perfect license.

Just as a note for future readers: FlexClone is the only license that gives real instant restore (VM/Files/ Objects) for 7-mode. If you use SnapRestore or NDMP protocol, Veeam will Restore all data first and start VM/ File/Object restore afterwards.
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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by ckbrou » Feb 09, 2015 3:40 pm 2 people like this post

I purchased a FlexClone license and tested restores over the weekend. The restore from NetApp snapshot using NFS and 7-mode works extremely well now! I can restore a file in just a few minutes. This is definitely my preferred restore method going forward as long as I am fine with a crash-consistent state.

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by dellock6 » Feb 13, 2015 10:33 pm

Thanks for coming back with your positive feedback! :)

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[MERGED] NetApp Licensing Requirements

Post by rogerdu » Jun 25, 2015 2:52 pm

I'm looking to provide a costing analysis for a customer (already a Veeam customer) who is looking to change their infrastructure significantly... basically use their old infrastructure as a DR site and procure new for the production. One of the scenarios I am considering for the replication side is NetApp storage coupled with Veeam Replication for near Continuous Data Protection.

What I am looking for at this point, is what NetApp licensing options are required for the integration of Veeam to orchestrate the replication of NetApp to NetApp traffic? From the documentation I am seeing that for backups one needs Flex Clone and Snap Restore. For Replication one would also need Snap Mirror and Snap Vault. Are there any other licensing options needed from the Veeam side?

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 25, 2015 10:08 pm

SnapMirror and SnapVault can only be used in conjunction with backup jobs only, for replication it is not needed. Please take a look at this thread for more info on the required licenses. Hope this helps!

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by rogerdu » Jun 30, 2015 2:23 pm

From the replication side, are there any licensing requirements?

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Re: v8 - NetApp Backup from Storage Snapshots License Needed

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 30, 2015 2:53 pm

For running replication jobs from storage snapshots, you will either need FlexClone or SnapRestore license. It is recommended to use FlexClone for better job performance rates.

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