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What exactly does SureBackup test for?

Post by THylsberg » Mar 23, 2015 2:45 pm

Hi there,

I've been looking for information on exactly what SureBackup tests for when using it for an Exchange environment and an SQL server.
Can anybody help, point me to some information?


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Troels

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Re: What exactly does SureBackup test for?

Post by Shestakov » Mar 23, 2015 3:18 pm

Hi Troels,

SureBackup lets you test a VM backup and ensure you will be able to recover data from it. Veeam B&R performs its “live” verification: it automatically boots the VM from the backup in the isolated environment, performs tests against it, then powers the VM off and creates a report on the VM backup state.

To verify a VM started in the virtual lab, you can run Veeam’s predefined tests or perform your own tests against VMs. The predefined tests include the following ones:
1.Heartbeat test. As soon as the VM is started, Veeam Backup & Replication performs a heartbeat test. It waits for a heartbeat signal from VMware Tools installed inside the VM to determine that the guest OS inside the VM is running. If the signal comes regularly at specific time intervals, the test is passed.
2.Ping test. During the ping test, Veeam Backup & Replication checks if the VM in the virtual lab can respond to the ping requests. If VM responds to ping requests from the Veeam backup server, the test is passed.
3.Application test. Veeam Backup & Replication waits for applications to start inside the VM and runs a script that checks application-specific network ports. For example, to verify a SQL server, Veeam Backup & Replication probes its port for a response. If the response is received, the test is passed.

Is that what you were looking for? Thanks.

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Re: What exactly does SureBackup test for?

Post by alanbolte » Mar 23, 2015 11:24 pm

Starting in v8, we also run a few simple SQL queries to verify the individual databases are accessible.

As described in this user guide page you can define your own roles and test scripts, or view the existing scripts at the same installation paths listed in the guide. For example, SqlServer.xml points to the test script Veeam.Backup.SqlChecker.vbs.

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