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posted by Brian Peyatt  on March 23, 2017, 7:40 p.m. (3 years, 3 months, 21 days ago)
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Opinions? What are you all using.I would like to backup all of my VMs using schedules, etc.

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Response from Zorion Terrell @ March 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

+1 for Veeam. Using on a large VMware Environment, works great. Endpoint for Windows is free and works for bare-metal backup/recovery (saved my arse just the other day).

 

 

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Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Hyper-V backup solutions?

 

+1 Veeam.  

Used it in a smaller shop and couldn't fault it.  


Julian Firminger

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United Broadcast Facilities

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:14 AM, julian firminger <justdigitalfilm@gmail.com> wrote:

TSM

Feels like a 6th grader taking your lunch money paying for support, and needs a German man with fuzzy white hair in a tweed suit to drive it.  But dam it's good at it's job.

The way it does de-dupe and delta passing is very very good.  And restore times are outrageous.  

 

But, we will move away from this idea eventually and look at storage level (vvol) recovery.  Perhaps with Tintri.  


Julian Firminger

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United Broadcast Facilities

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:06 AM, Jeremy Webber <Jeremy.Webber@al.com.au> wrote:


> On 24 Mar 2017, at 10:36 am, Brian Peyatt <bpeyatt@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Opinions? What are you all using.
> I would like to backup all of my VMs using schedules, etc.
> To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

We are a VMware shop. But the tool we use - Veeam Backup and Restore - also supports Hyper-V.

Without wishing to sound like a commercial, Veeam is really very good, especially the restore bit. It will work with vanilla storage but also can take advantage of enterprise storage system features like snapshots to improve the efficiency of backups (on specified brands of storage).

It is Windows based, and supports application-aware backup and restore for all the usual Windows products (Exchange, SQL server etc). It is also an effective backup and restore solution for Linux VMs.

Good luck!
  Jeremy
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Response from Julian Firminger @ March 24, 2017, 5:20 a.m.
+1 Veeam. Used it in a smaller shop and couldn't fault it.

Julian Firminger

Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack EngineerUnited Broadcast FacilitiesAmsterdam, The Netherlands

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:14 AM, julian firminger <justdigitalfilm@gmail.com> wrote:
TSMFeels like a 6th grader taking your lunch money paying for support, and needs a German man with fuzzy white hair in a tweed suit to drive it. But dam it's good at it's job.The way it does de-dupe and delta passing is very very good. And restore times are outrageous.
But, we will move away from this idea eventually and look at storage level (vvol) recovery. Perhaps with Tintri.

Julian Firminger

Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack EngineerUnited Broadcast FacilitiesAmsterdam, The Netherlands

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:06 AM, Jeremy Webber <Jeremy.Webber@al.com.au> wrote:

> On 24 Mar 2017, at 10:36 am, Brian Peyatt <bpeyatt@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Opinions? What are you all using.
> I would like to backup all of my VMs using schedules, etc.
> To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

We are a VMware shop. But the tool we use - Veeam Backup and Restore - also supports Hyper-V.

Without wishing to sound like a commercial, Veeam is really very good, especially the restore bit. It will work with vanilla storage but also can take advantage of enterprise storage system features like snapshots to improve the efficiency of backups (on specified brands of storage).

It is Windows based, and supports application-aware backup and restore for all the usual Windows products (Exchange, SQL server etc). It is also an effective backup and restore solution for Linux VMs.

Good luck!
Jeremy
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Senior Systems Engineer

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D: +61 2 8310 3577 (direct)
E: Jeremy.Webber@al.com.au

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Moore Park, NSW 2021
AUSTRALIA

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Response from Julian Firminger @ March 24, 2017, 5:15 a.m.
TSMFeels like a 6th grader taking your lunch money paying for support, and needs a German man with fuzzy white hair in a tweed suit to drive it. But dam it's good at it's job.The way it does de-dupe and delta passing is very very good. And restore times are outrageous.
But, we will move away from this idea eventually and look at storage level (vvol) recovery. Perhaps with Tintri.

Julian Firminger

Snr. Systems Administrator, - Attempted Full-Stack EngineerUnited Broadcast FacilitiesAmsterdam, The Netherlands

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:06 AM, Jeremy Webber <Jeremy.Webber@al.com.au> wrote:

> On 24 Mar 2017, at 10:36 am, Brian Peyatt <bpeyatt@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Opinions? What are you all using.
> I would like to backup all of my VMs using schedules, etc.
> To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

We are a VMware shop. But the tool we use - Veeam Backup and Restore - also supports Hyper-V.

Without wishing to sound like a commercial, Veeam is really very good, especially the restore bit. It will work with vanilla storage but also can take advantage of enterprise storage system features like snapshots to improve the efficiency of backups (on specified brands of storage).

It is Windows based, and supports application-aware backup and restore for all the usual Windows products (Exchange, SQL server etc). It is also an effective backup and restore solution for Linux VMs.

Good luck!
Jeremy
--
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Senior Systems Engineer

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D: +61 2 8310 3577 (direct)
E: Jeremy.Webber@al.com.au

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Response from Jeremy Webber @ March 23, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
> On 24 Mar 2017, at 10:36 am, Brian Peyatt wrote: > > Opinions? What are you all using. > I would like to backup all of my VMs using schedules, etc. > To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe We are a VMware shop. But the tool we use - Veeam Backup and Restore - also supports Hyper-V. Without wishing to sound like a commercial, Veeam is really very good, especially the restore bit. It will work with vanilla storage but also can take advantage of enterprise storage system features like snapshots to improve the efficiency of backups (on specified brands of storage). It is Windows based, and supports application-aware backup and restore for all the usual Windows products (Exchange, SQL server etc). It is also an effective backup and restore solution for Linux VMs. Good luck! Jeremy -- Jeremy Webber Senior Systems Engineer T: +61 2 9383 4800 (main) D: +61 2 8310 3577 (direct) E: Jeremy.Webber@al.com.au Building 54 / FSA #19, Fox Studios Australia, 38 Driver Avenue Moore Park, NSW 2021 AUSTRALIA [LinkedIn] [Facebook] [Twitter] [Instagram] [Animal Logic] www.animallogic.com CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVILEGE NOTICE This email is intended only to be read or used by the addressee. It is confidential and may contain privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, distribution, disclosure or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. Confidentiality and legal privilege attached to this communication are not waived or lost by reason of the mistaken delivery to you. If you have received this email in error, please delete it and notify us immediately by telephone or email. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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Response from Bruce Dobrin @ March 23, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
used to use the wbadmin scheduled out of powersell,  which is great,  but then you need to restore.
Now I just make live exports. that way if anything goes belly up,  I can just import any or all of the VMs onto any hyperv server.  great for cloning too!!

############ ExportVMs.ps1 ################################

# This script export all VMs on this local Hyper-V host

# Becuase the export requires a drive that can attach as ntfs,  it is

# exported to the hyperv SAN and then MOVED to the network location.  I might

# change this to a copy if we find the disk space isn't an issue on the SAN

###########################################################
#  -format yyy-mm-dd-hh-mm-ss also seems to work,  but I'll be running this at most one in 24 hours
$date = Get-Date -format yyyy-MM-dd

$backupDir = "c:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\backup_mez"
$serverLoc = "\\SERVER\vmbackup\vm_image_backup\"
$hostHV = Get-VMHOst
#hosthv.name is upper case so
$upper = $hosthv.name
#$name is now lowercase:
$name = $upper.ToLower()

New-Item -path $backupDir\$date\$name -type directory -force
New-Item -path $serverLoc\$date\$name -type directory -force

# Add error logging, DONT put in the directory you will be moving,  otherwise the mv will hang on the open file
Start-Transcript -path $backupDir\$date.txt

$VMs = Get-vm

foreach ($VM in $VMs)

{

        export-VM -VM $VM -path $backupDir\$date\$name

        mv -path $backupDir\$date\$name\* -Destination $serverLoc\$date\$name

        gci "\\SERVER\vmbackup\vm_image_backup\*"|? {$_.lastwritetime -lt (get-date).adddays(-15)} | remove-item -recurse
    
}

Stop-Transcript


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From: Brian Peyatt
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:36 PM
To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com

Opinions? What are you all using. I would like to backup all of my VMs using schedules, etc.

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