vCenter Server 6 on Windows 2012 R2 - Backup using Veeam 8
wrx7m last edited by scottalanmiller
My first topic/question post on ML!
I just migrated everything out of the deprecated VMware VSA 5.5 cluster I had running and tore it all down and did fresh installations of ESXi 6 on 3 hosts and played musical VMs while doing one host at a time. Anyway, I also spun up a new Windows 2012 R2 VM for vCenter Server 6 and learned that the internal DB had changed from SQL Server Express to vPostgres (I knew that the server appliance used this DB), although the Update Manger DB is still SQL express. I want to make sure that I can get a good clean backup of both the vCenter Server DB and the Windows server, itself.
I have Veeam B&R 8 (fully-patched and waiting for 9) and saw this KB article on VMware's website regarding the backup of the vPostgres DB.
So I have tested the script and it runs successfully. I have a ShoreTel server that I have been using a backupscripts.d folder in the VMware tools directory that kills the ShoreTel services and whatnot just before the Veeam backup is run and then, afterward, restarts them all. This is completely separate from any settings in the Veeam "Job Scripts" section (Storage>Advanced Settings>Advanced). I have tried Googling the backupscripts.d method for vSphere 6 and can't find anything. VMware's KB article mentioning this method shows that the applicable versions up to 5.5 so I am not sure if it is just not up to date or if this method has been deprecated in version 6.
My main question is, how do I integrate this with Veeam?
wrx7m last edited by wrx7m
Guess I will cross-post on SW.