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Last year, Veeam released Veeam Cloud Connect, a new technology that allows the easy creation and consumption of offsite backup repositories. It was the first solution specifically designed around Service Providers, both from a technical and business point of view. Its extreme ease of use and capabilities made it an instant success, and as of today several hundreds of service providers are offering offsite backup services based on Cloud Connect.
As a first generation technology, everyone was expecting additional capabilities in the following versions, and the most common request has always been “are you going to add replication capabilities?”.
As you can guess from the title of this post, that’s exactly what is coming in the next version!
As I promised few months ago, I was planning to repeat the Service Providers tour in other regions. Well, time has come, and has you are writing this post, I’m flying over Asia and the Indian Ocean towards Auckland, my first stop. We will hit also Melbourne and Sydney.
In the last months, I’ve refreshed my knowledge on Ceph storage, an open source scale out storage entirely made in software. As I’ve walked through my own learning path, I’ve created a series of blog posts explaining the basics, how to deploy and configure it, and my use cases. In this 9th part: failover scenarios during Veeam backups.
If you want to use CentOS 7 as a Veeam repository, the basic requirements are not enough, and you have to adjust the installation a little bit.
When you upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication to V8, you have available the new Forward forever-incremental mode for your backups. This is the default method for all newly created jobs, but the already existing backup jobs are not changed, because we do not want to change the user experience or create issues to I/O profiles, backup windows and such.
This great powershell script will take all your existing forward incremental backup jobs and reconfigure them to use the new forward forever-incremental mode.
When it comes to choosing a backup mode in Veeam Backup & Replication,there is a constant trade-off between space efficiency and I/O efficiency. Forward mode is I/O efficient, while Reversed is space efficient. The new method coming in v8 will combine the pros of each, to offer an even better backup experience.
One of the biggest misconceptions about Veeam Backup & Replication, often fueled by competitors, is that it requires the complete server installation in order to run restores. So, this becomes a Single Point of Failure, just like many other solutions from competitors. This is completely untrue: there are two main features in Veeam that make restores possible even without the server installation.