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Veeam Backup

Post by mdking » Feb 03, 2015 11:50 am

Hi,

Hopefully this will be a simple answer...

We have a Backup job that runs every night. This Backup job is set to use Reverse Incremental and 100 restore points.

I would like to know if its possible to copy this data including the 100 restore points, to another NAS / Storage device.


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Re: Veeam Backup

Post by foggy » Feb 03, 2015 11:54 am

Matt, do you mean to copy the repository contents as a one-time operation or maintain the second repository in sync with the first one?

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Re: Veeam Backup

Post by Shestakov » Feb 03, 2015 11:56 am

Hi Matt,
Yes it is, you can just copy the files and rescan the repository to see those backups in Veeam B&R UI.
There is a backup copy job made to copy restore points periodically.
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Re: Veeam Backup

Post by mdking » Feb 03, 2015 12:01 pm

Outline.

We have NAS 1 set to reverse incremental with 100 restore points. And I would like to copy all of that data (14.1TB) over to another storage device.
Then I need to reconfigure NAS 1 to a different raid format and then copy all of the files back, including all of the restore points.

When I look at the Backup copy job, it only calculates 3.4TB. I presume its not seeing all of the other restore points. And its only going to do a full Backup?


Sorry if this isn't clear!

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Re: Veeam Backup

Post by Shestakov » Feb 03, 2015 12:17 pm

Thank you for the clarification, Matt.

In this case you don`t need backup copy job, since it copies only the last restore point.

If you want to keep all the chain, just copy those files manually to the new NAS, then rescan it(assuming you`ve added the NAS to the backup infrastructure) and map the job to a folder you moved your files into.
Once you are done, you will be able to continue backing up to the chain.

When your NAS1 is reconfigured, you can move the chain back to it, using same steps. Thanks!

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Re: Veeam Backup

Post by mdking » Feb 07, 2015 12:52 pm

Hi Shestakov,

Sorry for the late reply.

This was what I was planning:

We use a Windows server with the Veeam software on. The NAS Servers are mounted to this server.

1. Copy the Veeam Backup folder that is on the NAS, to another location.
2. Unmount the NAS from the Veeam Server
3. Rebuild the NAS as Raid6.
4. Copy the Backup folder back onto the drive
5. Remount in Veeam software with same drive letter ETC.

I presume that will work? And if I need to store anything from that NAS it should all work in the same way?

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Re: Veeam Backup

Post by Shestakov » Feb 07, 2015 7:27 pm

Matt,
Correct, but to be able to perform recovery in a case of disaster and keep backing up, you need to add 2 more steps:

1. Copy the Veeam Backup folder that is on the NAS, to another location.
Rescan the location to make copied folder visible.
If you want to continue the copied chain, map backup jobs to their backup chains.
2. Unmount the NAS from the Veeam Server
3. Rebuild the NAS as Raid6.
4. Remount in Veeam software with same drive letter ETC.
5. Copy (or move) the Backup folder back onto the drive
Rescan the location to make copied folder visible.
If you want to continue the copied chain, map backup jobs to their backup chains.

Thanks!

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