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VSR is obviously Free and Veeam an additional purchase (presumably for both the master site and the replica site if you want to be able to failback after a failover?)
I want to replicate a business critical Web Application server (Server 2012R2, Java/Tomcat and 10TB FileVault) and it's separate (busy) MS SQL Server DB server (Server 2012R2 & SQL Server 2014 SP2).
Areas of particular interest:
* Are there performance differences between the two products?
* I would like the App and DB Server Replica's to be as in sync with each other as possible - ie replicated at exactly the same time, if possible.
* What is the impact on the Source site of repeated replications using each product when both when using Application Consistent Replication and not?
* Do I really need to use Application Consistent Replication for such a system or is Crash Consistent adequate (but sure to work in time of failover)?
* Time to bring Replica site up after failover?
* Performance of Replica site upon failover (bearing in mind that snapshots seem to kill DB performance)?
* Testing Remote Site's consistency whilst not affecting Master site application
* Only a single VCenter server (possibly an issue with VSR - perhaps the mitigation is VCenter 6.5 HA)?
* Being able to regularly clone (not copy entirely again) Replicated System to update TEST environment
Thanks and Regards
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No, you only need to license the master side with Veeam. So technically, Veeam is also free assuming you are using it for backup already.garymansell wrote:VSR is obviously Free and Veeam an additional purchase (presumably for both the master site and the replica site if you want to be able to failback after a failover?)
As far as the rest, it all depends on your requirements. Veeam is a lot more mature in terms of functionality, but you may not need any of that. I suggest you just run both products side by side to contrast and compare.
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But you have to pay for SRM.
Another point is ease of use: In my opinion Veeam Replication is much easier to manage.
One of our customers used vSphere Replication with SRM. Since we changed the solution to Veam B&R, he spent less money (no SRM maintenance) and the administrators understand how the replication works. Used products: vSphere 6.0U1, Veeam B&R 9.0
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