[THIN] Re: OT: VMWare backups

That sounds really smart but for a non-linux guy like myself I don't
think I could make it work. Veeam gives me a GUI that I know how to use
and am able to easily monitor. 


 





 
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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Stefan Timmermans
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 12:30 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: VMWare backups

 

I use the cron and snapshot & Quiesce the VM, make an TSM (but you may
choose any other certified backup solution) backup of the frozen VMDK,
then the script executes its commit and the incremental changes are
reappied to the vmdk. it works 100% of times . It worked for ESX 2.5.x
but occasionally missed a backup, on VI3 it works 100% of times (for
about 1.5 years). The only drawback is that my TSM client (backupclient)
does not

allow to have more then one session on my host. My backups are
sequential and have a certain hit on my host (as would any backup of a
large file), I have not a clue about other soutions, This one works fine
and is out-of-the-box

 

 

 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Matthew Shrewsbury
Sent: donderdag 4 december 2008 15:50
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: VMWare backups

I don't know if this is a dead topic (just now had a chance to read the
list) and I actually just went through this. I looked very carefully at
vRanger and Veeam. I ran both products and found Veeam to be much more
reliable (vRanger kept failing) and the Veeam product was cheaper, more
capable (much faster file level restores) and much easier to use
interface. 

ESX 3.5 update 2 supports VSS with their VMware agent tools and can be
executed from vRanger or Veeam. Another key difference between vRanger
and Veeam is I schedule a shutdown of a VM and then backup it up for
older databases that don't support VSS. vRanger wouldn't snap the VM so
that it could then be started right back up. When using vRanger it
locked the files and the VM would fail to start unless the backup was
finished. Veeam created a snapshot and always backed up the snapshot if
the VM was running or not. I did hear from vRanger (who had very good
technical support) that version 4 is going to be released in Q1 '08 will
address most of the issues I had with their product.

 

 

 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Steve Snyder
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 11:39 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] OT: VMWare backups

so how are ya'll backing up your virtuals?

Right now we're backing up each virtual at their OS level, looking a
vRanger to do a back-end snapshot backup. Of course BUE 12.5 was just
released which is supposed to support vmware (and hyper-v) too.

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