1 Veeam Backup & Replication v6 Disaster Recovery Nelson SimaoInside Systems Engineer
2 Agenda Introduction to Veeam Backup & Replication v6 Value of replication - VMwareFeature: Replication and Disaster RecoveryEnhanced architecturePerformance improvementsNew featuresDemonstrationQ&A
3 Veeam Backup & Replication v6 Give quick overview of total productBackup: Snapshots, CBT, inline dedupe and compression and incremental file set. Leverage VSS for application-aware backups.Surebackup: 100% reliabilityReplication: 2-in-1 solution, get a near CDP solution at a fraction of the cost. Both our backups and replication will give you the best RTO’s and RPO’s.Recovery: U-AIR, IFLR and Instant VM Recovery (breakthrough technology).
4 Why replication?It’s not just a commercial bundling of products… it’s a cohesive data protection strategyVirtualization enables cost-effective replicationSimple failover to dissimilar hardware and storageCheap standby environment: single host for multiple replicasQuick, simple restore: whole VM (not application-specific)Virtualization enables unified data protectionImage-level, incremental backup for all VMsImage-level, incremental replication for tier 1 VMsOnly difference is the targetHypervisor-agnostic approach
5 New distributed architecture Better performance with lightweight proxies that act as data moversSimplified deployment and maintenance of remote/large scale installationsAllows more efficient replication over WAN
7 Replication Architecture Uses proxies servers at source and target sitesProxies communicate directly to each otherFull support for WAN acceleration appliancesNear-CDP capable (replicate every 5-15 minutes)Source proxy (VM or physical)Retrieves changed blocks incrementallyCompresses and deduplicates the dataSends incremental change data file to target proxyTarget proxy (VM or physical)Receives incremental change dataDecompresses the dataInjects data into the new replica restore point
8 Faster Replication 10x faster… How? vStorage API Hot Add (“Virtual Appliance” mode) for writesHot Add leverages ESXi storage I/O stackMuch faster than ESXi network stack (NBD mode)Unlike direct SAN access mode, performance does not suffer with thin provisioned disks (most commonly used)v6 even uses the same approach for full VM restores!Traffic compressionWAN traffic is heavily compressedConfigurable compression level to control proxy CPU loadTurn on or off (for WAN accelerators compatibility)Re-homing: replica is the new production, make it that way“Real failback” means everything failback should do
9 Better Failover 1-Click failover Automatic job updates Automatic re-IP to match DR siteAutomatic virtual network update to match DR siteReplica VM placement settings are now a part of the jobFull support for DVS switchesMulti-select operationsAutomatic job updatesFailover and failback processes automatically update the replication job to exclude/include VM
10 Better Failover (continued) Active rollbacks for VMwareEach replica restore point is stored as a VM snapshotEvery restore point is immediate availableInstant power-on – no VMDK rebuild required before failoverCan start any restore point in vSphere Client or from PowerCLIReplica state protectionFailed replication pass no longer leaves the latest restore point inconsistent until the next passPowering any replica restore point for testing does not change the actual restore point (changes are redirected)Retention processing is about simple snapshot commit!
11 Real Failback 1-Click & Confirm Failback Failback commit Delta sync Fully automated (includes backward re-IP)Confidently failback knowing you can always go backFailback commitInstantly go back to replica if the new VM (failback target) is not working as expectedOr commit failback for automatic replica clean up, and required job updates (aka “re-protect”)Delta syncTransfers only the differences back to original VMOriginal VM gone? No problem!Restore it from backup, delta-sync will take care of the restFailback with no target VM is also supported (full sync)
12 Improved Seeding Seed from backup Seed anywhere Replica mapping Up to 10x smaller seed sizeKeeps thin provisioned disks thinSeed anywhereVeeam server placement no longer affects the ability to seedReplica mappingMap replicas to existing VMs in DR siteReuse VMs produced with a different replication job, or VMs restored from backupFirst job run will only transfer the differences between source VM disks and mapped VM disksReplica mapping: use existing replicas for a new job (tied to seeding)Replicate to cluster: rather than a specific host
20 Shared engine features Traffic throttlingDefines rules based on source/target IP address pairGlobal – divides available bandwidth between all proxy servesFlexible – rules can be enabled depending on time of the daySwap exclusionExcludes disk blocks backing swap files from processingEnforceable processing windowsJobs crossing the defined replication window are automatically terminated (prevents snapshot commit during prod hours)Simplified schedulingOverlapping backup and replication no longer causes either job to fail – no more baby-sitting your schedules!
21 Other Features Replica re-homing Replicate to cluster Makes the replica your new production VM (automatic cleanup)Helps greatly with data center migrations projectsReplicate to clusterEnsures that replication can continue even if current replica host is unavailable
22 Poll QuestionDo you use any other methods for replicating VM data in addition to Veeam replication?
23 What Veeam data protection capabilities are you using? Poll QuestionWhat Veeam data protection capabilities are you using?
24 Register for our other Webinars! Topic: Veeam Backup and Replication for Hyper-VDate: Tuesday 21st February 2012Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM AEDTTopic: Veeam vPower Deep-Dive DemoDate: Tuesday 6th March 2012Regular v6 Webinars on the 14th and 28th February
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