Veeam Backup Strategy

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Veeam Backup Strategy

Veeam Logoby bgalante » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:44 am

I'm new to Veeam. I'm getting tasked with setting it up.

This is the recommendation (which I dont agree with).

We have a remote site with vsphere running, we're going to replicate our VM's there.

The issue is, they want to make our veeam backups from the replica's at the remote site.

IS THIS A GENERALLY ACCEPTED PRACTICE? or do I tell mgmt they are out their minds...?

My thoughts are:

1> I want the backups as close as possible. The speed of the local net is way faster than to/from remote site.
2> The backup jobs would run much faster.

Does anyone create their backups from their replicas? just wondering.. Sounds wrong, lol.

Thanks!
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Re: Veeam Backup Strategy

Veeam Logoby TrevorBell » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:16 am

Hi Brian,

My new solution is to have local copies for fast restores but also replicate to offsite dtacentre and then these replica backup to tape as a third backup too.

Have a quick read of this -:

http://www.veeam.com/blog/how-to-follow ... ation.html

There are many ways to implement the solution but multiple copies are the way forward as above, and recovery time your business is willing to cope with should be the main driver . e.g. if you link goes down and you are relying on the remote site for data recovery you could be left exposed.

Thanks

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Re: Veeam Backup Strategy

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:00 am

1> I want the backups as close as possible. The speed of the local net is way faster than to/from remote site.
2> The backup jobs would run much faster.

I'd agree with you on that. The backup jobs would run much faster also because running backup jobs against replicated VMs would mean absence of CBT.

If having everything on remote site is a requirement, I'd probably stick to replication from backups functionality.

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Re: Veeam Backup Strategy

Veeam Logoby bgalante » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:24 am

http://www.veeam.com/blog/how-to-follow ... ation.html

This was my greatest concern, the strategy I stated was 3-0-2. I have advised to rethink this strategy.
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Re: Veeam Backup Strategy

Veeam Logoby bgalante » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:40 am

v.Eremin,

Are you saying I can't do virtual appliance mode when making a backup from a replica?
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Re: Veeam Backup Strategy

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:29 am

Nope, I meant that backup jobs running against replicated VMs would not use CBT. More information can be found here. Thanks.
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Re: Veeam Backup Strategy

Veeam Logoby jamerson » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:46 pm

I would configure the backup to locally backup and locally replicate in case you need to restore.
the 3rd backup would be offsite like replica
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