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VEEAM and Datastores

Post by tjcooper » Apr 28, 2015 5:41 pm

I have a new 3PAR 7200. I decided to create larger thin provisioned datastores and put multiple vm volumes on them. These virt. volumes often go to different host.

How does veeam backup work in regards to datastores? If I want to implemented snapshots on the 3PAR do I have to implement a 1:1 vmdk to datastore ratio.

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Re: VEEAM and Datastores

Post by Andreas Neufert » Apr 28, 2015 8:38 pm

HI T.J.,

no. For regular Veeam Backups you do not have to take any care. For our Storage Integration based Backup, all VMDKs of a Single VM have to be on a single volume, but you can place multiple VMs on the same volume.

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Re: VEEAM and Datastores

Post by tjcooper » Apr 29, 2015 2:58 pm

If you put multiple VMs on the same volume then it snapshots whatever VMs are on the volume at the same time, correct? That would make sense, if you are taking a snapshot of a storage volume using the storage-based snapshots you would essentially be snapping ALL VMs on that volume.

Thanks for the reply. We are looking at VEEAM for our virtual environment and DPM for physical. I may have to reconfigure my volumes, but thanks to Storage vMotion, its not a big deal anymore.

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Re: VEEAM and Datastores

Post by Vitaliy S. » Apr 29, 2015 3:14 pm

Yes, that's correct. Please take a look at this link for more info > http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/80/v ... n_hiw.html

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