VMware View: best practices backing up VDI server & clients

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[MERGED] veeam backup & replication with vmware view

Veeam Logoby warix » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:43 pm

I have on question about vmware view and veeam.

Is it possible to replicate my view infratrsuture in a second site with veeam, and if the first site crash i can strt to the second?

Excuse me for my english I'm french.

Thanks for your help.
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[MERGED] Veeam and VMware View?

Veeam Logoby nurbi76 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:36 pm

Hi all,
I've a customer with VMware View 5.1 and we are looking for implementing Veeam Backup & Replication jobs. What about Golden images of Virtual Desktops? Is there a possibility to handle that VMs or veeam solution can protect only Server VMs.

Thanks for support.

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[MERGED] Backup up VMware View Connectin / Security Servers?

Veeam Logoby giddyup » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:32 pm

Anyone backing up their VMware View connection brokers and security servers with Veeam?
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Re: VMware View: best practices backing up VDI server & clie

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:29 am

Hi Chad,
yes I do at several customers, basically you can backup as usual any "server" component of a View deploy. Forget as usual also saving linked clones as they cannot be snapshotted, but most of all because you can design them to be disposable, using folder redirection and roaming profiles, or persona management, thus keeping all user data in a file server (that can be saved too).

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[MERGED] : How to VDI backup

Veeam Logoby Yuya » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:02 am


I want to backup of the VDI environment.
It was written that it does not support link clone to the next article.
Also do not support current?

I have some questions.
Please help me.

There is a VDI that configured the persistent disk.
Can they create a backup of this persistent disk using Veeam B&R?

Can they restore files from this persistent disk using Veeam B&R?

If they have configured in the roaming profile rather than a persistent disk, can they create a backup of VDI?

***Configuration example***
Virtual desktop configuration:
Number: about 700
System: link clone + user fixed allocation
OS: Windows 8.1
Profile Management:
Local profile
PersistentDISK (10GB / User)
Server: Cisco UCS B200M3 / vSphere ESXi
Storage: EMC VNX5400
Backup Destination Storage: EMC DataDomain DD620

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Re: VMware View: best practices backing up VDI server & clie

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:09 pm

Hello Yuya,
As you can see your post has been merged with the existing related one. Please read posts of the topic and ask additional questions if you have any.
Also this post can be useful. Thanks.
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[MERGED] Backup of Horizon View VM

Veeam Logoby stanj » Thu May 04, 2017 4:43 pm

I ran a backup test on a Horizon View VM that has 3 drives shown in the vCenter VM settings and only the c: drive was backed up.

Is there a process to backup a View VM?
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Re: VMware View: best practices backing up VDI server & clie

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Fri May 05, 2017 3:25 pm


Do keep in mind that Veeam B&R doesn't support independent disks (as these disks are excluded from VM snapshots automatically by vSphere) and that's can be the reason.
You can try to use Veeam agent for Windows (ex-VEB) for backing up these VMs.
Please review existing discussion for additional information. Thanks!
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