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Showing posts with label Veeam Backup. Show all posts

What is Veeam Instant Recovery and step to recover VM using Instant Recovery


With Instant Recovery to VMware vSphere, you can immediately recover different workloads (VMs, EC2 instances, physical servers and so on) as VMware vSphere VMs. Instant Recovery to VMware vSphere can be helpful, for example, if you want to migrate your infrastructure from one environment to another, or you want to recover your infrastructure in a matter of minutes but with limited performance.

During recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication runs workloads directly from compressed and deduplicated backup files. This helps improve recovery time objectives (RTO), minimize disruption and downtime of production workloads. The workloads are recovered in a matter of minutes.

When you perform Instant Recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication mounts workload images to a host directly from backups stored on backup repositories. This means that Veeam Backup & Replication creates fully functioning “temporary spares” with limited I/O performance. To provide full I/O performance, you must migrate these "temporary spares" to the production site.


Steps to restore Cluster node using Instant Recovery

Login to Veeam Backup & Replication

Home -> Backups -> Disk
Select the job Name -> Right click Select Instant Recovery








Change the Restored VM Name if you don’t want to overwrite.




Host: Click choose to change host Name.




Select Network and click Choose.



Click Next




Click Next




Click next


Don’t click on connect Network and Power On target VM once restore.








Once Restoration complete

 

Home -> Go to Instant Recovery -> Quick Migration

Follow the instruction and select the Host, Resource Pool, VM Folder and Datastore




Follow the instruction.




Click Next




Click Next



Select Delete source VM files upon successful quick migration and click Finish.













Configure SQL Server transaction log Backup in Veeam & Backup Replication

 I have created backup job using Create Backup Job In Veeam Backup & Replication and added both SQL node that is member of MS cluster and AG.

POC01 & POC02

Select Existing created Job Backup-SQL-AG

Right click and Edit -> Go to Virtual Machine and verify both nodes are added or not.



Go to Guest Processing
Check Mark on Enable application-aware processing




Click Application




Select VM one by one and click Edit
Click on SQL -> Check mark on Backup logs periodically (requires simple recovery model)
And set the time to run SQL Server transaction log back on every *** Minutes.
 
Also, if you may decide to keep SQL Server transaction log backup for how long time
Check mark on Retain log backups, like Until the corresponding image-level backup is deleted or keep only last *** days of log backups.






Add Guest OS credentials, make sure you have local Administrator access as well as Sysadmin at SQL level.









Click Test now to check the credentials that you have enter is correct.
 
No apply and Finish.
Once the backup will complete go to Disk under Backup and you will see SQL Server transaction log backup has also taken along with full backup.





One-time full backup will run, and SQL T log backup will run in every 5 Minutes




Step to enable NFS service, create NFS shared folder and give access to mount NFS shared folder in Veeam backup and Replication using Synology NAS device.

 

 

Step to enable NFS service, create NFS shared folder and give access to mount NFS shared folder in Veeam backup and Replication using Synology NAS device.

 

 

Click on File Services

 

Click File Services -> NFS -> Enable NFS service.

Maximum NFS protocol: Drop down and select the version NFSv3.

 

 

Click Advanced Settings and configure the policy based on our requirements.

 

Step to create Shared Folder and enable NFS sharing.

Click File Sharing -> Shared Folder -> Create.

 

Under General

Name-:   Give folder name.

Description-: Description

Location-:

Check mark on below highlighted.

Advanced -> Check mark on Enable shared folder quota.

 

Permissions

Add local or Domain users and give access based on requirements.

Add initiator host IP/subnet to allow access to mount NFS folder.

 

 

 

Restore Files and folders, NTFS Permission only using Veeam Backup & Replication

 Open Veeam Backup & Replication

Home -> Backup -> Disk


Select File Server Job Name -> Right click on Job Name

Select Restore guest files -> Microsoft Windows



Select the Restore Point



Click Next and follow the instruction -> Browse




Mounting the drives



Select the folder that you want to Restore


Right click on the folder -> Restore (If you want to overwrite the restore files and folders)


Else click on Restore to (If you want to restore files and folder on different location)



Note-: You may also restore Permissions only using the Veeam Backup & Replication.

 





Schedule back with Excluded disk in Veeam Backup and Replication 12


Once you configure a job with an excluded disk, the excluded disk will not participate in backup.

If still, you want to configure the excluded disk in the restore VM then you can attach the disk from vCenter level.

Edit the VM property and add the existing disk, but before doing this you need to capture the existing disk path.

I have already created a backup job, you may refer Create Backup Job in Veeam Backup and Replication 12 to create a backup job.



Now I am going to modify the Backup Job that I have created.

Right Click on the Job -> Click Edit




Go to Virtual Machines -> Select the Virtual Machine


Click Exclusions



Select VM click on Edit


Select the Disk that you want to Exclude


Once done click Finish



Create Backup Job In Veeam Backup & Replication | Backup Job in VBR

 

Create Backup Job in Veeam Backup and Replication 12

 

I am creating a job to schedule backups with default configuration.

In the later document I will schedule backup with excluded Drive and also,

how to take SQL Transaction log backup .


How to create backup Job SQL server of SQL server Using T log

Open Veeam Backup and Replication

Click Home -> Job



Right Click on Backup under Job -> Backup -> Select the backup type that you want to configure

like Virtual Machine, Windows Computer or File Share


I am going to configure Virtual Machine -> Give the Backup Name that you want to configure.



Click Add -> Expend the vCenter from the list and Select the VM that you want to take Backup


Or simply Type VM Name and Search, you will see list of the VMs containing the Name



Select the VM from the list and click Add


Click Next

Select the Backup Repository where you want to keep your backup

Also set the Retention policy to keep full backup longer for Archival purpose



You may configure GRF Retention Policy as well to Keep Weekly Full backup for how long time



Then click next


Click next and Configure the Job Schedule



Click Apply


If you want to run backup job on scheduled Date and Time, then click finish without check mark on 

Run the Job when click Finish


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