Veeam, VMware, Netapp snapshots

VMware specific discussions

Veeam, VMware, Netapp snapshots

Veeam Logoby AFetisov » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:53 pm

Hello. I have a "simple" configuration without any block protocols (iSCSI and FC):

VeeamBR server: VLAN-management
VeeamProxy server: VLAN-backup-data, VLAN-NFS
VeeamRepo server (repository server with a lot of disk space): VLAN-backup-data
Netapp-Cluster (c-mode DoT): VLAN-management
Netapp-SVM (storage virtual machine with NFS volume which exported as VMware datastore): VLAN-NFS

I connected Netapp-Cluster to the "storage infrastructure" and saw Netapp volumes. Next I tried to create backup job. I checked "Use storage snapshots" in job settings and then started job.
In the status message I got warning message: Cannot find backup proxy capable of retrieving VM data from storage snapshot. And job was falled back to HotAdd mode. What am I doing wrong? How can I use storage snapshots for backups?
AFetisov
Lurker
 
Posts: 2
Liked: never
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:24 pm
Full Name: Alexander Fetisov

Re: Veeam, VMware, Netapp snapshots

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:58 pm

Hi,

Do you have "Enterprise+" license? If so, then please double-check the requirements for backup from storage snapshot.

Thank you.
PTide
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 3019
Liked: 246 times
Joined: Tue May 19, 2015 1:46 pm

Re: Veeam, VMware, Netapp snapshots

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:59 pm

Also, you need to configure specific backup proxy to be able to backup from storage snapshots.
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 14728
Liked: 1077 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

Re: Veeam, VMware, Netapp snapshots

Veeam Logoby AFetisov » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:38 pm

foggy wrote:Also, you need to configure specific backup proxy to be able to backup from storage snapshots.


Yeap. Proxy was configured as needed: "NFS traffic between the backup proxy and storage system must be allowed." As I wrote in my 1 post - you can see that Veeam-proxy and Netapp-SVM are both in the VLAN-NFS network.
AFetisov
Lurker
 
Posts: 2
Liked: never
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:24 pm
Full Name: Alexander Fetisov

Re: Veeam, VMware, Netapp snapshots

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:58 pm

Then please contact technical support for a closer look at your setup.
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 14728
Liked: 1077 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

Re: Veeam, VMware, Netapp snapshots

Veeam Logoby cgruber » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:50 pm

I had the same issue (but with iSCSI, not NFS datastores), but the problem solved itself after a few hours. No idea why ;)
Also after adding an additional NetApp Controller, I had no chance to backup from these datastores using direct SAN mode (warning-msg: Cannot find backup proxy capable of retrieving VM data from storage snapshot), but after a few hours it worked autoMAGICally ;)
cgruber
Lurker
 
Posts: 1
Liked: never
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:11 pm


Return to VMware vSphere



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests