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Backup Query

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by simongrahamuk, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    We currently run our servers on Hyper-V across 3 x hosts. 2 x of the hosts are server 2012 (not R2) and I'm planning on brining the 3rd one up to 2012 this summer.

    We have the 2 x 2012 hosts currently replicating to a replica server elsewhere on the site, and the plan is to have the 3rd do that too from the summer.

    Currently all of my HV hosts backup separately to NAS devices located in different areas of the school using Backup Assist.

    When I get all of my hosts setup to replicate to a replica server I'm considering changing the backups so that the Replica server gets backed up, and not the live data.

    Does anyone else do this?
    Can anyone see any reason not to do this?
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    The only thing that I would say is always check the state of your replication. We had in the past where replication has failed, can't remember the cause.

    We're also running 2012, looking to upgrade to R2 poss in the summer :)

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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    Thanks for the feedback Ken.

    I stopped thinking about the backup and started thinking about the restoring of data if it was ever necessary, and thought how can I restore a replica and then have it update the original? Would simply reversing the replication work? It was then that I came across this and realised that backing up of the replica is not the way to proceed.
  4. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    The last comment in your link is class...

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