Veeam Backup & Replication More ways to WOW. Mario Marquez System Engineer Veeam Software Existing tools aren’t doing the job Traditional backup ● Agent in each VM ● Full VM recovery is complex ● Expensive ● Does not guarantee recoverability Typical VM backup ● Backup code runs on hosts ● Significant storage requirements ● Limited recovery options ● Does not guarantee recoverability “A major reason that organizations still hit these bumps on the backup and recovery road: They use the same products for both physical and virtual server backup, when we all know that virtualization requires a fundamentally different approach.” – SearchServerVirtualization.com The right tool for the job Built specifically for virtualization Addresses unique requirements ● Fewer spare resources ● More data ● Dynamic environment Leverages unique opportunities ● Whole VM restore ● Unified data protection ● Backups as datastores vPower Exclusive patent-pending Veeam technology Publishes the contents of the backup file as a datastore the host can connect to ● Compressed, deduplicated, incremental Runs the VM directly from the backup file ● On regular backup storage ● Without making any changes to the backup file “This is why I love Veeam. They take all the virtualization technology pieces on the table and put them together into a functioning business solution.” – Brett Westover IT Administrator Therapeutic Research Center Running VMs from backups Quickly restart a failed VM Test VM backups Restore data from applications running on the VM Create VMs for testing and troubleshooting Backup Fast ● ● ● ● Disk-based backup Forever incremental Changed block tracking 20x faster VeeamZIP for easy ad-hoc backups NEW! Efficient ● ● ● ● Offloads processing from hosts and VMs Excludes unnecessary data, and deduplicates and compresses the rest Generates no special metadata Accesses SAN storage directly Reliable ● No more babysitting backup jobs ● Performs advanced application-aware processing ● Automatically verifies recoverability of backups Why replication? Virtualization enables cost-effective replication ● Inexpensive standby hosts ● Dissimilar storage ● VM-level (not application-specific) Virtualization enables unified data protection ● Image-based incremental backup ● Image-based incremental replication ● Only difference is the target It’s not just a commercial bundling of products… it’s a cohesive data protection strategy 2-in-1: backup and replication Host-based replication ● Replicate onsite for HA, offsite for DR ● Numerous optimizations for efficient replication across the WAN ● Replica rollback to protect against corruption of source Assisted failover ● Fail over individual VMs ● Re-IP after failover Real failback ● Delta sync ● 1-click and confirm—for one or several VMs ● Re-IP after failback Flexible recovery Restore exactly what you need ● Entire VM ● Individual VM files ● Individual guest files ● Application data all from the same image-level backup 1-Click File Restore Webbased Find the file Right-click to restore one… … or several files 1-Click File Restore (continued) Restore directly to original location ● Uses guest interaction APIs ● Does not require: Direct network connection to VM User permissions on host or VM Agent in host or VM Delegate file restores ● “File Restore Operator” role ● Delegated operator does not need permissions on backup files, the host or the VM ● Secure: files restored directly to original location ● Can be restricted to certain file types (.docx, .xlsx, etc.) A Virtual Lab We know how to clone VMs BUT, a sophisticated backup tool can allow us to access the VMs within the backup file. Reduce disk storage requirements (only changes) ● Keep backup read-only! ● Isolated from production network! Fast recovery Disk-based: no tapes to find, retrieve, mount, etc. Immediate: no dependence on a catalog Restore entire VM image: faster and less error-prone than rebuilding the machine and reloading applications and data Instant File-Level Recovery (IFLR): restore individual guest files directly from the image-level backup, without any staging or special metadata needed Instant VM Recovery: restart failed VM directly from the backup Instant VM Recovery Fast: restart VM directly from backup file Readily available: uses existing backups and backup storage Buys you time: users keep working while you troubleshoot the problem How it works Within 2 minutes! VMware vPower vPower NFS Compressed/ Deduplicated Backup File Storage vMotion VMware datastores Backup storage Quick Migration The Instant VM Recovery trick is nice, but….. I don’t have Storage vMotion… No problem! ● The right backup tool can accommodate that as well. One example is Veeam Quick Migration Architecture Distributed architecture ● Backup servers Backup proxy servers Backup repositories ● “Automated everything” ● Centralized management via Enterprise Manager ● Intelligent load balancing Architecture Distributed architecture ● Backup servers Backup proxy servers Backup repositories ● “Automated everything” ● Centralized management via Enterprise Manager ● Intelligent load balancing Low TCO ● No agents: to license, deploy, monitor or maintain ● Storage agnostic ● Manage VMware and Hyper-V from a single console, with a single data protection infrastructure Real benefits to the business Significant cost savings ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Storage Manpower Downtime Software licenses Software maintenance Server consolidation Test labs Risk reduction Data loss Unrecoverable backups Human error SLA compliance ● Enhanced RTOs and RPOs to meet service-level agreements Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 We never stand still What’s coming in 6.5 Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots VMware vSphere 5.1 support Windows Server 2012 support Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange Visibility into Exchange VM backups ● Immediate: No need to provision storage, restore the VM or restore the mailbox store ● Agentless ● Requires no special backups or metadata collection—even works with existing Veeam backups (and SAN snapshots) Free! ● Included in all versions of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5, including Free Edition ● Eliminates need for expensive standalone tools licensed per-mailbox Currently available Just restored a 145 GB #MSExchange Public Folder database in 2 min. using @veeam. Then restored a single item all under 10 min. SWEET! The new #veeam explorer for exchange looks veeamy. That's right, I just made up a new word (it means awesomesauce) Even the *beta* of @veeam Exchange Explorer works a treat. Saved literally, hours of work.. and saved my bacon. #recommend Really excited with the new @veeam Explorer beta for #Microsoft Exchange VM backups - we have lots of interested customers ready for this! Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange Capabilities ● Browse: familiar Explorer-type interface ● Search: familiar Outlook-like Find, including Advanced Find ● Export: export to PST file, MSG file or attachment Uses cases ● E-discovery ● Item-level restore: export and send to affected user ● Mailbox archive Supports Exchange Server 2010 (continued) E-discovery and item recovery Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots Veeam restores from SAN snapshots Supports tiered data protection strategy Perform all restores through familiar, easy-to-use Veeam interface Supports HP StoreVirtual VSA and HP LeftHand SAN snapshots + Veeam restore = Best RPOs and RTOs for operational recovery Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots (continued) Fast: recover entire VM or individual items in < 2 minutes ● Fully automated: clone & promote snapshot, present to vSphere, clean up ● Restores directly from VM files on the SAN snapshot: no staging or intermediate restores required Flexible ● Specific VM ● Individual guest files: Windows, Linux, et al ● Individual Microsoft Exchange items Free ● Worry-free: automated process eliminates human errors and protects integrity of SAN snapshots and production LUNS ● Agent-free: no agents to deploy on hosts or VMs ● Literally free: included in all editions of Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5, including Free Edition How it works Instant VM Recovery from a SAN snapshot A solution you can count on Know that your VMs are protected and that you can recover quickly in the event of a problem Remove unnecessary load and potential sources of instability on your production hosts Know that the solution will work as advertised Know that you won’t outgrow the solution Know that you made the best investment A great value 2-in-1: backup and replication Hardware agnostic No extra charge for: ● Replication (near-CDP) ● Deduplication ● Enterprise Manager Licensing by CPU socket ● No per-server, per-agent or per-mailbox fees ● Quick ROI and low TCO Questions? 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