Do we have any Veeam people here yet?



  • I'd like to discuss Veeam with a sales rep.

    At the same time - anyone have any comments on Veeam and Exchange/SQL?



  • You have four or five of them, actually. @maria-levkina



  • @Dashrender said:

    I'd like to discuss Veeam with a sales rep.

    At the same time - anyone have any comments on Veeam and Exchange/SQL?

    I run Veeam here and use to backup SharePoint and Exchange. Ask me what you want.



  • We do Veeam work too.



  • I currently use Replay from Appasure/Dell. even though I've never used it I like the feature where I can start a restore and my users can start using the volume right away.

    Does Veeam support this?

    Does Veeam support single email level restores in Exchange? Have you ever done it?



  • @Dashrender said:

    Does Veeam support single email level restores in Exchange? Have you ever done it?

    Definitely supports this, but depends on the version you have purchased I believe. I have not done it.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Does Veeam support single email level restores in Exchange? Have you ever done it?

    Definitely supports this, but depends on the version you have purchased I believe. I have not done it.

    Yes it does. 5 and up. Currently at 7. They have two utilities: U-Air (good for 2003/2007) and the new one Veeam Explorer for Exchange. I've tested the first and seen the second. Very cool and very easy. In fact, the granular recovery of Veeam was the reason I chose Veeam over other software titles.



  • @Dashrender said:

    I currently use Replay from Appasure/Dell. even though I've never used it I like the feature where I can start a restore and my users can start using the volume right away.

    Does Veeam support this?

    Does Veeam support single email level restores in Exchange? Have you ever done it?

    Veeam supports it a few ways. For a disaster, you can perform what they call InstantVM Recovery. Basically the server will spin up on the backup device (say a NAS) and then you can move it to the target host depending on what you are using. Remember this also supports replication, so you can do an instant failover to the replica. Veeam kicks ass.



  • Oh, and if you are using Veeam Essentials Enterprise (needed for GRT of application items), you also get one of my favorite features. That feature is their isolated lab. One of the things as admins we need to know is whether or not our backups are good. Well, Veeam gives you an awesome way to do that. For each backup I have, after completion, Veeam launches that backup as a full restore in that isolated lab to make sure it boots, can be logged in, can talk to AD, and for special stuff like SQL, Exchange, and SharePoint, will run application specific scripts to test the backup.



  • @DenisKelley said:

    Oh, and if you are using Veeam Essentials Enterprise (needed for GRT of application items), you also get one of my favorite features. That feature is their isolated lab. One of the things as admins we need to know is whether or not our backups are good. Well, Veeam gives you an awesome way to do that. For each backup I have, after completion, Veeam launches that backup as a full restore in that isolated lab to make sure it boots, can be logged in, can talk to AD, and for special stuff like SQL, Exchange, and SharePoint, will run application specific scripts to test the backup.

    Wow.. that sounds pretty cool - but if you're not running AD on the Exchange server, does it also spin up an AD in the lab setting for the SQL and Exchange boxes to talk to?



  • @Dashrender said:

    Wow.. that sounds pretty cool - but if you're not running AD on the Exchange server, does it also spin up an AD in the lab setting for the SQL and Exchange boxes to talk to?

    Yep, you win the boobie prize! For those things, it will first spin up the DC, make sure it is running correctly, then it will spin up that app server. 🙂



  • It's also a great way to test. I use it when I want to play with new things without breaking my production boxes.



  • WOW! now this is pretty cool. Appasure (at leave version 4) would somehow confirm it's backed up image was good - but I don't recall hearing it was anything like this.



  • @DenisKelley said:

    It's also a great way to test. I use it when I want to play with new things without breaking my production boxes.

    Do I assume correctly that you're running Veeam as a guest on a VM host? How much resources do you dedicate to the Veeam instance?



  • @Dashrender said:

    WOW! now this is pretty cool. Appasure (at leave version 4) would somehow confirm it's backed up image was good - but I don't recall hearing it was anything like this.

    Sorry, can't believe I'm geeking out over a backup product. LOL



  • @DenisKelley said:

    @Dashrender said:

    WOW! now this is pretty cool. Appasure (at leave version 4) would somehow confirm it's backed up image was good - but I don't recall hearing it was anything like this.

    Sorry, can't believe I'm geeking out over a backup product. LOL

    eh.. it's technology, today it's backup products, tomorrow it's the new swatch. 😉



  • @Dashrender said:

    @DenisKelley said:

    It's also a great way to test. I use it when I want to play with new things without breaking my production boxes.

    Do I assume correctly that you're running Veeam as a guest on a VM host? How much resources do you dedicate to the Veeam instance?
    It can be on a VM guest or on a physical server. Resources given, like everything, depends. I have it on a virtual file server and run it with 2 cores and 4GB.



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