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Backing Up vCentre Using Veeam 6.1

Discussion in 'VMware Certifications' started by craigie, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    Veeam is a great product, I use it regularly to meet customers RTO (Restore Time Objectives) and RPO (Restore Point Objectives). As I'm sure you know Veeam's functionality is extremely diverse with DR, CDP and Backup capabilities.

    One of the issues we have had with Veeam has been when you are backing up a virtual vCentre or SQL server that is responsible for the vCentre database. Essentially what happens is that Veeam sends a 'snapshot' command to vCentre for creation of a VSS snapshot, but then cannot communicate with vCentre as it's database is frozen.

    To get around this issue you would add the ESXi host that held vCentre and your SQL database manually meaning that Veeam would communicate with the ESXi host directly and your backup would complete.

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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    Good link, great blog mate :-)
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