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INTEGRATION GUIDE

EMC Data Domain Applications Engineering


EMC Data Domain and Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5
Integration Guide
February 2017

This document describes how to configure Data Domain® Systems as a backup target
for the Veeam Backup & Replication software for CIFS, NFS, DD Boost, and VTL (Fibre
Channel) protocols. Obtain the most recent version of the integration guide specific to
your environment before proceeding. This document covers the following topics:

About this document ................................................................................. 2


Configuration overview .............................................................................. 3
General recommendations ......................................................................... 4
Data Domain configuration ........................................................................ 5
Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - backup infrastructure ............. 13
Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - CIFS ....................................... 16
Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - NFS ........................................ 33
Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - DD Boost ............................... 43
Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - VTL ........................................ 51
About this document

About this document


The EMC Data Domain Backup Application Compatibility Guide on EMC Online Support
(https://support.emc.com/) provides details about the versions of Veeam Backup &
Replication and DD OS certified for use in this integration.

This document describes how to configure EMC Data Domain® systems as a backup
target for the Veeam Backup & Replication software for CIFS, NFS, DD Boost, and VTL
(Fibre Channel) protocols. Obtain the most recent version of the integration guide
specific to your environment before proceeding.

This document applies to the following versions of Veeam Backup and Replication and
Data Domain Operating System (DD OS):
• Veeam Backup & Replication version 9.5
• DD OS 5.x or 6.0
Audience
This document is intended for customers, technical field consultants, and customer
engineers who are familiar with Veeam Backup & Replication and Data Domain
operations.

Related documents
The Data Domain and Veeam Backup and Replication documents referred to in this
guide provide additional information for configuring and using Data Domain and
Veeam Backup & Replication.

Veeam Backup & Replication documentation is available on


http://www.veeam.com/documentation-guides-datasheets.html.

Data Domain documentation is available on https://support.emc.com/.

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Configuration overview

Configuration overview
Configuring a Data Domain system as a backup target for Veeam Backup & Replication
requires the following steps:
1. Create CIFS shares, NFS exports, VTL libraries or DD Boost Storage Units on
the Data Domain system to be the backup targets.
2. Configure the backup infrastructure.
3. Configure Veeam Backup & Replication with a Data Domain system as a
backup target.
4. Create backup policies.
5. Perform a test backup and verify that it finishes successfully.

These steps are covered in more detail in this guide and the Veeam Backup &
Replication and Data Domain user documentation.

Prerequisites
Integrating Veeam Backup & Replication with Data Domain requires:

• A Data Domain system with DD OS 5.x or 6.0


• Veeam Backup & Replication version 9.5

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General recommendations

General recommendations
In backup environments, several factors impact the effectiveness of the solution.
Understanding the environment and how the user experience is affected by the factors
discussed here can help you architect a successful solution. This section describes
key areas and best practices that can help mitigate negative behavior:

• Data set profile


• Scheduling of operations
Data set profile
The number of files is important when using Data Domain systems. Data Domain
systems can only comfortably handle 100 million files. Keep this in mind when
deploying a single system with both backup and archive workloads. Exceeding this
limit severely impacts system performance.

Scheduling of operations
When deploying a Data Domain system as a backup target in a mixed use capacity,
consider the scheduling of operations such as backups and replication. These
operations consume resources and impact performance.

For optimal performance:

• Ensure that backup and replication operations finish before normal business
hours to avoid disrupting end-user access to the Data Domain system.
• Establish backup policies with an understanding of these background
operations and when they occur.
• Cleaning can be scheduled on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. For datasets
with millions of files, cleaning may take several days and consume system
resources.

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Data Domain configuration

Data Domain configuration


This section assumes that the Data Domain system is named ddhostname. You may
need to use the fully-qualified domain name in your environment.

Join the Data Domain system to the same Microsoft Active Directory domain as the
ActiveImage Protector server. The EMC Data Domain Operating System Administration
Guide provides detailed instructions on how to configure a Data Domain system to use
the CIFS protocol.

Execute all Data Domain CLI commands from an SSH session. Use a freeware tool like
PUTTY.exe to establish an SSH session with the Data Domain system.

MTree setup and configuration


An MTree is an active file system that provides the ability to perform finer object and
data management such as access policies, snapshots, replication, and data retention.
Create at least one separate MTree for the target CIFS share or NFS export.

To create an MTree:

1. Click Data Management > MTree.


2. In the MTree overview area, click Create. The Create MTree dialog box
appears.
3. Type a name for the MTree in the MTree Name field. For example, specify
Backup1 as the MTree name.
4. Click OK. The new MTree appears in the MTree table

Figure 1. Creating an MTree

5. Repeat steps 2-4 to create one or more additional MTrees.

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Create a CIFS share in an MTree


Create a CIFS share in the Backup1 MTree on the Data Domain system, and use Data
Domain Enterprise Manager to give the backup (or authorized administrative) server
access to the share.

1. Click Data Management > MTree to navigate to the MTree view.


2. Select the MTree and click Create Share in the MTree Summary. The Create
Share dialog box appears
3. In the Create Shares dialog box, specify the following information:
a. Type a name for the share. For example, backupdata.
b. Click the plus sign ( + ) in the Clients area to add a client. The Client dialog
box appears.
c. Type the name of the client in the Client field and click OK.
d. Repeat steps b-c to configure additional clients.
Using * as a client name grants all servers that can access the specified path access
to the share.

Figure 2. Create Share dialog box

4. Repeat steps 2-3 to create a share for another MTree.

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Data Domain configuration

You can also create one or more shares for an MTree under Data Management > CIFS.

1. Select the Shares tab.


2. Click Create and specify the following information:
a. Type a name for the share.
b. Type the directory path for the share. This directory path is
/data/col1/<MTree name>.
c. Click the plus sign ( + ) in the Clients area to add a client. The Client dialog
box appears.
d. Type the name of the client in the Client field and click OK.
e. Click OK.
3. Repeat step 2 for each additional share.
The Data Domain CLI provides an alternative method to configure the appropriate
shares.

Create an NFS export in an MTree


Create an NFS export in the Backup1 MTree on the Data Domain system

1. Click Data Management > MTree to navigate to the MTree view.


2. Select the MTree and click Create Export in the MTree Summary. The Create
NFS Exports dialog box appears (Figure 3).
3. In the Create NFS Exports dialog box, specify the following information:
a. Click the plus sign ( + ) in the Clients area to add a client.
The Client dialog box appears.
b. Type the name of the client in the Client field and click
OK.
c. Repeat steps a-b to configure additional clients.

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Figure 3. Create NFS export - client access

4. Repeat steps 2-3 to create an export for another MTree.


The Data Domain CLI provides an alternative method to configure the NFS export.

Create a NFS mount point on the UNIX Client


Create an NFS mount point on the Linux client to access the MTree volume.

1. As root, create a local directory on the NFS client:


# mkdir /mnt/dd

2. Mount the Data Domain MTree volume to the local directory on the NFS
client following the mount options for your operating system.
For Linux:
# mount –t nfs –o nolock,hard,intr,vers=3,tcp,
rsize=32768,wsize=32768,bg
<ddhostname>:/data/col1/<Mtree> /mnt/dd

3. Verify the mount.


# ls –ltr /mnt/dd

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Data Domain configuration

Create a VTL library


Review the EMC Data Domain Operating System Administration Guide for detailed
VTL configuration information. The steps below assume all Fibre Channel cabling is
complete, and all Fibre Channel switch settings are correct.

1. Select Data Management > VTL > Virtual Tape Libraries > VTL Service >
Libraries > More Tasks > Library > Create.
2. In the Create Library dialog box, complete the required fields and click OK.

Figure 4. Creating a library

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Data Domain configuration

3. Select Data Management > VTL > Virtual Tape Libraries > VTL Service >
Libraries > (Your Library Name) > Tapes > Create Tapes to populate the library
with tapes and media.
4. In the Create Tapes dialog box, complete required fields and click OK.

Figure 5. Creating tapes

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5. Select Data Management > VTL > Access Groups > Groups > More Tasks >
Group > Create to create an access group to allow the server to see the new
tape library.
6. Specify a unique Group Name.
7. Select one or more initiators. Optionally, replace the initiator name by
specifying a new one. An initiator is a backup client that connects to a
system to read and write data using the Fibre Channel protocol. A specific
initiator can support EMC DD Boost over FC or VTL, but not both.
8. Click Next.

Figure 6. Create an access group

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9. In the Devices dialog box, select the changer and associated tape drives for
the new tape library to add it to the access group. The changer and tape
drives are available on all endpoints. An endpoint is the logical target on
the Data Domain system to which the initiator connects.
The Data Domain Backup Compatibility Guide provides a list of the medium changer
emulations supported for each Data Domain Operating System version.

10. Click Next.

Figure 7. Add Devices

11. Review the Access Group information and click Finish.

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Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - backup infrastructure

Veeam Backup & Replication configuration -


backup infrastructure
Set up the backup infrastructure before performing data protection and disaster
recovery tasks with Veeam Backup & Replication. The backup infrastructure
architecture may vary depending on your virtual environment and backup strategy.

A typical backup infrastructure consists of the following components:

• Veeam backup server — the server on which Veeam Backup & Replication is
installed.
• Virtual infrastructure servers — virtualization hosts used as sources and
targets for backup, replication, and other types of jobs
• Backup proxies — “data mover” component servers. By default, the backup
proxy role is assigned to the Veeam backup server or source Hyper-V host.
However, you can configure dedicated backup proxies. The Veeam Backup &
Replication User Guide provides more information.
• Repositories — locations for storing backup files, auxiliary replica files, and
VM copies.

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Add virtualization hosts


Add VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V servers to use as source and target
locations for backup, replication and other activities.

1. Select Backup Infrastructure > Managed servers node in the inventory pane
and click Add Server.
2. In the Add Server dialog box, select VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V.

Figure 8. Adding a virtualization host

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3. Specify a DNS name or IP address for the server, and provide a description
for future reference.

Figure 9. Specifying a host name

4. Specify the credentials and port settings for the server.

Figure 10. Specifying credentials

5. Review the server configuration summary and click Finish.

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Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - CIFS

Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - CIFS


Configure Veeam Backup & Replication to use the Data Domain system as a backup
target, perform a test backup, and restore a backed up file in a Windows environment.

Configure a CIFS share as a backup target


You can store backups on CIFS shares created on Data Domain MTrees.

A CIFS backup repository provides a simpler setup process, but less throughput for
Veeam Backup & Replication (including using the intermediate Linux system) than an
NFS backup target. You can use the CIFS protocol for small environments (source
virtual machine storage less than 3TB) or environments that cannot accept a Linux
system.

1. Select Backup Infrastructure > Backup Repositories > Add Backup Repository.

Figure 11. Configuring repository

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2. At the Name step, specify a name and description for the backup repository.

Figure 12. Specifying repository name

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3. At the Type step, select Shared folder.

Figure 13. Selecting repository type

4. At the Share step, specify a path to the shared folder in the Data Domain MTree.
5. Select This share requires access credentials and specify the username and
password for an account with access to the shared folder.

If all servers have access rights to this folder, you do not have to specify
credentials.

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6. In the Gateway server section, specify settings for the gateway server:

• If a network connection between the source datastore and backup


repository is fast, choose Automatic selection. In this case,
Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically select a gateway server.
• If you perform backup and replication over WAN or slow connections,
choose The following server. From the list below, select a Microsoft
Windows server on the target site that you want to use as a gateway
server. The selected server must have a direct access to the shared folder
and must be located as close to the shared folder as possible.

In some cases, the automatic selection mechanism may cause problems as


Veeam Backup & Replication may use different gateway servers for different job
sessions. For example, during one job session Veeam Backup & Replication may
use a 64-bit gateway server to create a backup file. If during the next job session
Veeam Backup & Replication uses a 32-bit gateway server,
Veeam Backup & Replication will fail to open the created backup file in the backup
repository. To overcome this situation, you must explicitly define the gateway
server.

Figure 14. Specifying shared folder settings

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7. At the Repository step, apply the following settings:

 Align backup file data blocks: Off.


 Decompress backup data blocks before storing: On.
 Use per-VM backup files: On.

If you upgrade to Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 from previous product versions,
the Use per-VM backup files option will be disabled to ensure the existing backup
repositories work as before. If you want to create per-VM backup chains, you can
edit the backup repository settings and enable this option.

Figure 15. Specifying advanced repository options

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8. At the Mount Server step of the wizard, specify settings for the mount server
that you plan to use for file-level and application items restore. From the
Mount Server list, select a server that you want to use as a mount server.
The mount server is required for file-level and application items restore.
During the restore process, Veeam Backup & Replication will mount the VM
disks from the backup file residing in the backup repository to the mount
server. As a result, VM data will not have travel over the network, which will
reduce the load on the network and speed up the restore process.
9. To make the backup repository accessible by the Veeam vPower NFS
Service, select the Enable vPower NFS server on the mount server check
box. Veeam Backup & Replication will enable the vPower NFS Service on the
mount server you have selected.
10. In the Folder field, specify a folder that will be used as a vPower NFS root
folder.

Figure 16. Selecting mount server and NFS options

11. Follow the next steps of the wizard without changing default settings. At the
Summary step, click Finish to complete the backup repository
configuration.

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Perform a test backup


In Veeam Backup & Replication, backup is a job-driven process. To back up VMs, you
must configure a backup job. The backup job defines how, where, and when to back
up VM data. One job can be used to process one or more VMs.

Veeam Backup & Replication backs up a VM image as a whole, copying VM data at a


block level, retrieves VM data from the source storage and writes the data to the
backup repository in Veeam’s proprietary format. Image-level backups work for all
types of data restore scenarios: restore a full VM, VM guest OS files and folders, and
VM files and VM virtual disks (for VMware VMs only) from the backup file.

Veeam Backup & Replication performs both full and incremental backups. During the
first run of a backup job, Veeam Backup & Replication creates a full VM backup (VBK).
All subsequent job cycles produce incremental backups:

• VIB if forever forward incremental or forward incremental backup is used


• VRB if reversed incremental backup is used.
The number of incremental backups kept on disk depends on retention policy
settings.

This section describes the basic steps to create a backup job. The “Creating Backup
Jobs” section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide provides more detailed
information.

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1. Click Backup Job and select VMware or Hyper-V from the Home tab.
2. At the Name step, specify a name and description for the backup job.

Figure 17. Specifying a backup job name

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3. At the Virtual Machines step, click Add and select VMs and VM containers
to back up. Use the search field at the bottom of the window to quickly find
specific VMs or VM containers.

Figure 18. Adding VMs to a backup job

4. To exclude VMs from the VM container or back up only specific VM disks,


click Exclusions and specify the objects to exclude.

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5. At the Storage step, select the new backup repository from the Backup
repository list. Veeam Backup & Replication will use this backup repository
as a backup target.
6. In the Retention policy section, specify how many restore points to keep in
the backup repository.
Note that the length of forward incremental and forever forward incremental
backup chains (chains that contain one full backup and a set of
subsequent incremental backups) cannot be greater than 60 restore points.
To overcome this limitation, schedule full backups (active or synthetic) to
split the backup chain into shorter series.

Figure 19. Specifying storage settings

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7. Click Advanced.
8. On the Backup tab, select the type of backup chain to create:
Select Incremental to create a forever forward incremental backup
chain.
Select Incremental and enable active and/or synthetic full backups
to create a forward incremental backup chain.
Do not select Reverse incremental option. EMC Data Domain does not support
reverse incremental backup chains.

Figure 20. Specifying advanced backup settings

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9. Click the Storage tab. In the Data reduction field, apply the following
settings:
 Enable inline data deduplication: Off.
 Exclude swap file blocks: On.
 Exclude deleted file blocks: On.
10. In the Compression level list, select Optimal.
11. In the Storage optimization list, select Local target (16 TB + backup files).
To encrypt the backup file, select Enable backup file encryption. Click Add or use
the Manage passwords link to specify the password required for backup file
encryption. Keep in mind that EMC Data Domain cannot de-duplicate encrypted
backups.

Figure 21. Specifying storage settings

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12. To create a transactionally consistent backup of VMs, at the Guest


Processing step, select Enable application-aware image processing.
13. Click Add next to the Credentials list and specify credentials for a user
account with local administrator privileges on the VM guest OS. Guest OS
credentials are required to install, start, and remove the Veeam runtime
process that coordinates indexing and VSS activities inside the VM.
By default, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the same credentials for all
VMs added to the job. If a VM requires a different user account, click
Credentials and enter custom credentials for the necessary VM.

Figure 22. Specifying guest processing settings

14. Click Applications, select the necessary VM and click Edit. On the General
tab, in the Applications section, specify the VSS behavior scenario:
Select Require successful processing if you want Veeam Backup &
Replication to stop the backup process if any application-aware image
processing errors occur.
Select Try application processing, but ignore failures if you want to
continue the backup process even if application-aware image processing
errors occur. This option is recommended to guarantee completion of the
job. The created backup image will be crash consistent, but not transaction
consistent.
Select Disable application processing if you do not want to enable
quiescence for the VM at all.

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15. For Microsoft SQL VMs, In the Transaction logs section, specify how Veeam
Backup & Replication must handle transaction logs:
Select Process transaction logs with this job if you want Veeam Backup &
Replication to handle transaction logs. With this option enabled, Veeam
Backup & Replication offers a choice of transaction log processing options
on the SQL tab.
Select Perform copy only to use native application means or a third-party
tool to process transaction logs. Veeam Backup & Replication will create a
copy-only backup for the selected VM. The copy-only backup preserves a
chain of full/differential backup files and transaction logs. To learn more,
see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191495.aspx.

Figure 23. Specifying guest processing for SQL VMs

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16. At the Schedule step, select Run the job automatically and specify the
necessary schedule settings for the job. If you do not select this check box,
you will have to run the backup job manually to produce a backup file in the
backup repository.

Figure 24. Specifying scheduling settings

17. At the Summary step, select Run the job when I click Finish.
18. Click Finish.

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Restore a backed up file


You can recover individual VM guest OS files from VM backups.

During file-level recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication does not extract the VM image
from the backup file. Instead, it performs the following actions:

• For Microsoft Windows VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication publishes virtual
disk files from the backup directly into the Veeam backup server file system
with the help of Veeam's proprietary driver.
• For VMs with other OSes, Veeam Backup & Replication deploys an FLR
appliance, and mounts virtual disks to this appliance.
After VM disks are mounted, use the Veeam Backup Browser or Microsoft Windows
Explorer to copy files and folders to the local machine drive, save them in a network
shared folder, or point applications to restored files and work with them as usual.

This section describes the basic steps to restore files on a Windows VM. The
“Restoring VM Guest OS Files” section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User
Guide provides more details.
1. Open the Backup & Replication view.
2. Click Backups. Expand the backup job in the working area, right-click a
necessary VM in the corresponding backup job and choose Restore guest
files (Windows) or Restore guest files (other OS).
3. At the Restore Point step, select the necessary restore point.

Figure 25. Selecting a restore point

4. At the Reason step, specify the reason for future reference.


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5. Click Next, then click Finish.


Veeam Backup & Replication displays a file browser with the VM file system tree.
Right-click the necessary file or folder and select one of the following options:

• Restore > Overwrite to overwrite the original file or folder on the VM guest OS
with the file or folder restored from the backup.
• Restore > Keep to save a file or folder restored from the backup next to the
original file or folder. Veeam Backup & Replication adds the RESTORED- prefix
to the original file or folder name, and saves the restored file or folder in the
same location where the original file or folder resides.
• Copy To to specify a path to save a file or folder on the local machine or in a
network shared folder.

Figure 26. Saving restored files

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Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - NFS


Configure Veeam Backup & Replication to use the Data Domain system as a backup
target, perform a test backup, and restore a backed up file in a Linux/UNIX
environment.

Configure an NFS folder as a backup target


You can store backups on an NFS export mounted from the Data Domain system to an
intermediate Linux system.

The intermediate Linux system addresses a Veeam Backup & Replication support
requirement for NFS shares. Veeam’s vPower NFS service prohibits explicit
connectivity to NFS shares, and Microsoft Windows systems are not optimized for
native NFS connectivity. EMC recommends this configuration for both VMware vSphere
and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.

The EMC Linux System Tuning Guide, available on EMC Online Support, provides
more specific information for configuring NFS on the Data Domain system.

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Add a Linux server to the backup infrastructure and then browse to the mounted path
to connect to the NFS export.

1. Select Backup Infrastructure > Managed servers > Add Server.

Figure 27. Configuring a backup repository

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2. Click Linux.

Figure 28. Adding a Linux server

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3. At the Name step, specify a DNS name or IP address for the intermediate
Linux server, and provide a description for future reference.

Figure 29. Specifying a server name

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4. At the Credentials step, specify credentials and port settings for the Linux
server.

Figure 30. Specifying credentials

5. Follow the next steps of the wizard without changing default settings. At the
Summary step, click Finish to complete the server configuration.

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6. Select Backup Infrastructure > Backup Repositories > Add Backup


Repository.

Figure 31. Assigning a backup repository role

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7. At the Name step, specify a name and description for the backup repository.

Figure 32. Specifying a repository name

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8. At the Type step, select Linux server.

Figure 33. Selecting a repository type

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9. At the Server step, select the Linux server where the NFS export is mounted.

Figure 34. Choosing a server

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10. At the Repository step, specify a path to the NFS export on the Data Domain
MTree.
11. Click Advanced and select Decompress backup data blocks before storing
and Use per-VM backup.
If you upgrade to Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 from previous product
versions, the Use per-VM backup files option will be disabled to ensure the
existing backup repositories work as before. If you want to create per-VM
backup chains, you can edit the backup repository settings and enable this
option.

Figure 35. Specifying advanced repository options

12. Follow the next steps of the wizard without changing default settings. At the
Summary step, click Finish to complete the backup repository
configuration.

Perform a test backup


The NFS backup procedure is the same as for CIFS. Complete the instructions in
Perform a Test Backup.

Restore a backed up file


The NFS file-level restore procedure is the same as for CIFS. Complete the instructions
in Restore a Backed Up File.

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Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - DD


Boost
Configure Veeam Backup & Replication to use the Data Domain system with DD Boost
as a backup target, perform a test backup, and restore a backed up file.

Configure the Data Domain system with DD Boost as a backup target


Veeam Backup & Replication provides the ability to assign the backup repository role
to EMC Data Domain storage systems with DD Boost. Veeam Backup & Replication
supports the following DD Boost features:

• Distributed Segment Processing


• Advanced Load Balancing
• Link Failover
• Virtual Synthetics
To support the DD Boost technology, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the following
Data Domain components to support the use of DD Boost:

• DD Boost server, the target-side component running on the Data Domain


storage system.
• DD Boost library, the source-side component integrated with Veeam Backup &
Replication.
The DD Boost library is embedded into the Veeam Data Mover Service setup. When
you add a Microsoft Windows server to Veeam Backup & Replication, the DD Boost
Library is automatically installed on the server along with the Veeam Data Mover
Service.

Veeam Backup & Replication uses the DD Boost library deployed on a gateway server
to communicate with the Data Domain system. The gateway server is a backup
infrastructure component that bridges the Veeam backup server and the Data Domain
system. The gateway server must meet the following requirements:

• Added to Veeam Backup & Replication, and has the DD Boost Library and
Veeam Transport Service deployed.
• Has access to both the Veeam backup server and the Data Domain storage
system.
The gateway server is selected when you assign the role of the backup repository to
the Data Domain system. You can define the gateway server explicitly or instruct
Veeam Backup & Replication to select it automatically.

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Limitations and restrictions


• The Data Domain system must have DD OS 5 .4 or later installed.
• The DD Boost license must be installed on the Data Domain system.
• To work with EMC Data Domain, Veeam Backup & Replication uses a gateway
server — a proxy Microsoft Windows machine. The gateway server that you
plan to use must be added to the backup infrastructure.
If the Data Domain system does not meet these requirements, you can add it as a CIFS
share or in Direct NFS access mode. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication will not
use the DD Boost technology to work with EMC Data Domain.

• The length of forward incremental and forever forward incremental backup


chains that contain one full backup and a set of subsequent incremental
backups cannot be greater than 60 restore points. To overcome this limitation,
schedule full backups (active or synthetic) to split the backup chain into
shorter series.
• If you connect to the Data Domain system over Fibre Channel (FC), you must
explicitly define the gateway server to communicate with the Data Domain
system. Use a Microsoft Windows server added to Veeam Backup &
Replication with FC access to the Data Domain system as a gateway server.
• Data Domain requires at least 1 Gbps network and 0% packet data loss
between the gateway server and the Data Domain system. Without that, stable
operation of the Data Domain system cannot be guaranteed.

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Assign the Data Domain system as a backup repository to store backups on the Data
Domain system with DD Boost.

1. Select Backup Infrastructure > Backup Repositories > Add Backup


Repository.

Figure 36. Configuring a backup repository

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2. At the Name step, specify a name and description for the backup repository.

Figure 37. Specifying a repository name

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3. At the Type step, select Deduplicating storage appliance.

Figure 38. Selecting a repository type

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4. At the Deduplicating Storage step, select EMC Data Domain.

Figure 39. Selecting a deduplicating storage type

5. At the EMC Data Domain step, specify connection settings for the Data
Domain system. In the Data Domain Server Name field, specify an IP
address or hostname:
If the Data Domain system works over TCP, specify a full DNS name or IP
address.
If the Data Domain system works over FC, specify the Data Domain server
name. Select Data Management > DD Boost > Fibre Channel in Data Domain
System Manager (DDSM) to get the name of the server.
6. In the Credentials field, specify credentials to connect to the Data Domain
system. If the necessary credentials are not configured already, click
Manage accounts at the bottom of the list, or click Add to add the necessary
credentials.
7. Use the DD Boost user credentials to connect to the Data Domain system.
Select Data Management > DD Boost Settings in DDSM to specify the DD
Boost user account settings.
8. Veeam Backup & Replication works with the Data Domain system through a
proxy server, called a gateway. In the Gateway server section, specify
settings for the gateway server:

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• Select Automatic selection if a high-speed network connection between the


source datastore and the Data Domain system is available. In this case,
Veeam Backup & Replication automatically selects a Microsoft Windows
server to use as a gateway server. The gateway server is picked per job
session. Veeam Backup & Replication may use one gateway server for one
job session and another gateway server for another job session.
• Select The following server, and choose a gateway server manually if you
perform backup over WAN or slow connections. The selected gateway
server must have a direct access to the Data Domain system.
9. In some cases, the automatic selection mechanism may cause problems as
Veeam Backup & Replication may use different gateway servers for different
job sessions.
For example, during one job session, Veeam Backup & Replication may use
a 64-bit gateway server to create a backup file. If during the next job
session Veeam Backup & Replication uses a 32-bit gateway server,
Veeam Backup & Replication will fail to open the backup file on the backup
repository. Explicitly define the gateway server on which the target
transport service will be deployed to avoid this issue.

Figure 40. Specifying Data Domain system settings

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10. At the Repository step, select the target storage unit.


Set Limit maximum concurrent tasks to value. To optimize balance, set 2
times less tasks than the Data Domain can process. For example, if the
maximum available value for your storage device is 90, it is recommended
to set 45.
11. Click Advanced and select Decompress backup data blocks before storing
and Use per-VM backup.
If you upgrade to Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 from previous product
versions, the Use per-VM backup files option will be disabled to ensure the
existing backup repositories works as before. If you want to create per-VM
backup chains, you can edit the backup repository settings and enable this
option.

Figure 41. Specifying Data Domain system settings

12. Follow the next steps of the wizard without changing default settings. At the
Summary step, click Finish to complete the backup repository
configuration.

Perform a test backup


The DD Boost backup procedure is the same as for CIFS. Complete the instructions in
Perform a Test Backup.

Restore a backed up file


The DD Boost file-level restore procedure is the same as for CIFS. Complete the
instructions in Restore a Backed Up File.
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Veeam Backup & Replication configuration - VTL


Configure Veeam Backup & Replication to use the Data Domain system with VTL as a
backup target, perform a test backup, and restore a backed up file.

Configure the Data Domain system as a backup target


Connect the Data Domain VTL to the Veeam backup server to archive VM data to tape.
In Veeam Backup & Replication, tape devices are connected via a tape server. The
tape server is a backup infrastructure component that transfers data between the data
source (a backup repository or file server) and the data target (a tape device).

Assign the tape server role to a server with access to the tape device. You can create a
dedicated tape server, or assign the tape server role to the Veeam backup server.

1. Decide what server to use as a tape server. The tape server must run
Microsoft Windows, and must have access to the Data Domain VTL.
2. Connect the Data Domain VTL to the tape server. You must connect the Data
Domain VTL over FC.
3. Install the necessary device drivers for the tape device on the tape server.
If the medium changer driver is not available, check that the tape device
uses native SCSI commands.
4. Open the Tape Infrastructure view, expand the Libraries node and select the
needed library. Click Properties on the ribbon. You can also right-click the
necessary library in the working area and select Properties. Select the Use
native SCSI commands instead of Windows driver check box.

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The Data Domain Backup Compatibility Guide provides a list of the medium changer
emulations supported for each Data Domain Operating System version.

6. Select Backup Infrastructure > Managed servers > Add Server.

Figure 42. Configuring a tape server

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7. Click Microsoft Windows.

Figure 43. Adding a Windows server

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8. At the Name step, specify a DNS name or IP address for the intermediate
Windows server, and provide a description for future reference.

Figure 44. Specifying a server name

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9. At the Credentials step, specify credentials and port settings Microsoft


Windows server.

Figure 45. Specifying credentials

10. Follow the next steps of the wizard without changing default settings. At the
Summary step, click Finish to complete the server configuration.

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11. Select Tape Infrastructure > Add Tape Server.

Figure 46. Assigning a tape server role

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12. Select the added Windows server from the Choose server list, and specify a
description for the tape server.

Figure 47. Selecting a tape server

13. Follow the next steps of the wizard without changing default settings.
14. At the Summary step, select Start tape library inventory when I click Finish.
Click Finish to complete the server configuration.
When you complete the tape server configuration, Veeam Backup &
Replication automatically inventories tapes in the tape library connected to
the tape server.

15. Click Finish.

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Configure a tape media pool


Veeam Backup & Replication uses logical tape containers called media pools to
organize and administrate tapes.

There are three types of media pools:

• Service media pools are used to automatically sort tapes and manage free
tapes intended for writing data. Service media pools are created
automatically. You cannot create or edit them.
• Custom media pools are used as target destinations for tape jobs except GFS
tape jobs. To archive data, you need to create at least one custom media pool
manually.
• GFS media pools are used to create GFS (Grandfather-Father-Son) tape
archives. GFS schemes keep one backup per 4 tiers: weekly, monthly,
quarterly and yearly. You need to create one or more GFS media pools
manually.
To create a custom media pool:

1. Select Tape Infrastructure > Media Pools > Add Media Pool.
2. At the Name step, specify a name and basic description for the media pool.

Figure 48. Creating a media pool

3. At the Tapes step of the wizard, you can configure global media pool settings
and allocate tapes for the pool.
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In the Tape library field, select the library from which the tapes will be
allocated for the media pool. The list contains the tape libraries managed by
this Veeam backup server. This field is disabled if multiple libraries are
managed by this media pool.

To add multiple libraries to the media pool, click Manage. In the Manage
Libraries window, click Add and select libraries that you want to add. Use Up
and Down buttons to position the libraries in order they must fail over. The
first library will be the primary. You can select any tape devices that are
managed by this Veeam backup server even if they are connected to different
tape servers.

Select the events on which the media pool must fail over to the next library:
 Library is offline.
 No media available.
 All tape drives are busy.
To enable failover, ensure the following:
 Select at least one failover event.
 Add two or more tape libraries to failover list.

Figure 49. Adding multiple libraries

To allocate specific tapes from the library, click the Add in the Tapes field and
select tapes that should be added to the media pool. Allocated tapes will be
reserved for the created media pool; other custom media pools will not be
able to use these tapes. The capacity and free space on the allocated tapes
will be displayed in the bottom right corner.

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4. To make the media pool replenishable, select the Add tapes from Free media
pool automatically when more tapes are required check box.

With this option enabled, additional tapes will be allocated from the Free
media pool when needed. That is, when a backup to tape or files to tape job
uses all available tapes from this media pool, Veeam Backup & Replication
will automatically add the required number of tapes from the Free media pool
to let the job complete. If the option is disabled, the job will pause and
prompt the backup administrator to add new tapes to the media pool.

Figure 50. Adding tapes

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5. At the Media Set step, specify how this data stream is organized. For this,
media sets are used. A media set is a data stream that can span several
tapes (for example, a weekly backup stored on tapes). Choose one of the
following options:
The Do not create, continue using the current media set option writes each
subsequent backup job session to the existing media set.
The Create a new media set for every backup session creates a new media set
for each new job session. Each job session starts writing its backup set to a
new tape.
The Daily at option allows you to specify days and time to create new media
sets.

Figure 51. Specifying media set settings

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6. At the Retention step, specify period during which the data on tapes must be
stored. When the retention period ends, the tape becomes available for
overwriting. If you run out of tapes, the tape library will start overwriting tapes
whose retention period ended.

Figure 52. Specifying tape retention settings

7. At the Options step, select the Enable parallel processing for tape jobs using
this media pool check box if you want to process multiple tape jobs
simultaneously. Set the maximum number of drives that the media pool can
use in parallel.

If you want to use multiple drives simultaneously to process multiple source


backup chains within the tape jobs, select the Enable parallel processing of
backup chains within a single tape job check box.

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8. To encrypt the backup file, select Use encryption. Click Add or use the
Manage passwords link to specify the password required for backup file
encryption.

If you select an encrypted backup job as a source for the backup to tape job
and enable encryption in the properties of the media pool, the content of the
resulting backup file archived to tape will be encrypted twice. To decrypt such
backup file, you will need to specify two passwords:

 Password for the backup to tape job


 Password for the initial backup job

Keep in mind that EMC Data Domain cannot de-duplicate encrypted backups.

Figure 53. Specifying tape encryption settings

9. Follow the next steps of the wizard without changing default settings, then
click Finish.

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Perform a test backup


Veeam Backup & Replication supports two scenarios:

• Archive VM backups created with Veeam Backup & Replication to tape.


• Archive individual files and folders from any server to the backup
infrastructure.
Scenario 1. Archive backups to tape
1. Select Home > Tape Job > Backups.
2. At the Name step, specify a name and description for the backup to tape
job.

Figure 54. Configuring a backup to tape job

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3. At the Backup Files step of the wizard, select backups that you want to
archive to tape with the created job.
Click Add and select the necessary backups. You can choose backups from
the following sources:
• Backup jobs. You can select backups from available backup jobs. When a
backup to tape job is run, Veeam Backup & Replication will search and
archive restore points from the backups created by the selected backup
jobs. If you choose to link to a backup job, Veeam Backup & Replication will
update the secondary target settings for the backup job.
In the same backup to tape job, you can combine backup jobs for different
platforms (VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, Microsoft Hyper-V, Veeam
Agent for Windows or Veeam Agent for Linux).
A backup copy job can be a source for the tape job as well. The tape job
copies the full backup produced by the backup copy job once, and then
only the new increments. Note that the tape job cannot process the last
(active) increment until the next one is produced.
• Backup repositories. Using this option, you can select whole backup
repositories. When a backup to tape job is run, Veeam Backup &
Replication will search and archive restore points from all backups stored
in the chosen backup repositories.
If you choose to archive data from backup repositories, the backup to tape
job will process only the backups that were created with backup jobs
configured on this Veeam backup server. Imported backups and
configuration backups will be skipped from processing.

Figure 55. Selecting backups to archive

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4. At the Full Backup step of the wizard, choose media pool for full backups
and configure virtual full schedule for forever incremental backup chains.
From the Media pool for full backups list, choose a media pool that will be
used for archiving full backup files. You can select GFS media pool to create
a GFS tape job or non-GFS media pool to create a simple tape job.
5. You can configure schedule for virtual full backup. This option is available
only for non-GFS media pools. If the source job produces a forever
incremental backup chain or is a backup copy job,
Veeam Backup & Replication will periodically create a virtual full backup.
You can configure the full backup schedule at this step of the wizard. The
virtual full cannot be switched off; however, it is disabled automatically if
the source job periodically creates active full or synthetic full backups. The
virtual full does not depend on the job settings for incremental backups. If
you enable the virtual full for the job, it will be created in any case, no
matter whether you enable or do not enable incremental backups. To
configure virtual full schedule, click Schedule and select the necessary
scheduling options

Figure 56. Selecting media pool for full backups

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6. At the Incremental Backup step, select Archive incremental backups to tape


and specify the media pool you want to use for incremental backups. You
can use the same media pool for all backups, or assign different media
pools for full and incremental backups.
If you create a GFS tape job, the Incremental Backup step is unavailable.
7. At the Options step, specify advanced options for the backup to tape job.
8. At the Schedule step, select Run the job automatically and specify the
scheduling settings for the job. If you do not select this option, you will
have to run the backup job manually to archive backups to tape.

Figure 57. Specifying scheduling settings

9. At the Summary step, select the Run the job when I click Finish then click
Finish.

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Scenario 2. Archive files to tape


1. Select Home > Tape Job > Files.
2. At the Name step, specify a name and description for the file to tape job.

Figure 58. Configuring a file to tape job

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3. At the Backup Files step, click Add and select files to archive to tape. At
the Full Backup step, select a media pool to use for full file backups, and
specify scheduling settings for full backups.

Figure 59. Selecting media pools

4. At the Incremental Backup step, select a media pool to use for


incremental file backups, and specify scheduling settings for incremental
backups.
5. At the Options step, specify advanced options for the backup to tape job.
6. At the Summary step, select the Run the job when I click Finish then click
Finish.

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Restore a backed up VM
You can restore a VM from a backup archived to tape, and register the VM on a host in
the virtual infrastructure.

1. Select Backup & Replication > Backups > Tape.


2. Select the VMs to restore and click Restore Entire VM on the ribbon.

Figure 60. Restoring a VM from tapes to infrastructure

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3. At the Virtual Machines step, click Point and select a restore point to use for
VM restore. At the Restore Source step select Restore directly from tape if
you want to restore VMs without a staging repository. In this case, the
restore job will read data directly from tape. Note that restoring VMs directly
to the infrastructure may be slow if you restore a lot of VMs simultaneously.

Figure 61. Selecting a restore source

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Select Restore through a staging backup repository if you want to


temporarily copy the tape backup to a repository or a folder first. The
restore job will copy the backup to the selected destination and launch a
standard restore VM from disk process.

Figure 62. Selecting a restore source

From the Backup repository list, select the repository that should be used
as a temporary storage (staging area) for VM backup before the VM is
restored to the virtual infrastructure.
You can also select a target folder on any server connected to
Veeam Backup & Replication. To do so, choose the Select folder option
from the Backup repository list and choose the location to which backups
should be restored before full VM recovery.
If you choose to restore files to a shared folder, make sure that the account
under which Veeam Backup Service runs has write permissions to the
target folder. If the account does not have sufficient permissions,
Veeam Backup & Replication will prompt you to enter.

4. At the Restore Mode step, select whether to restore the VM to its original
location, or to a new location. If you choose to restore the VM to a new
location, the wizard will include additional steps to specify the new restore
destination.

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5. Click the Pick proxy to use link to select backup proxies over which VM data
must be transported to the source datastore. You can assign backup
proxies explicitly or instruct Veeam Backup & Replication to automatically
select backup proxies.

 If you choose Automatic selection, Veeam Backup & Replication will


detect backup proxies that are connected to the source datastore
and will automatically assign optimal proxy resources for processing
VM data.

During the restore process, VMs are processed simultaneously.


Veeam Backup & Replication checks available backup proxies. If
more than one backup proxy is available,
Veeam Backup & Replication analyzes transport modes that the
backup proxies can use for writing data to target, current workload
on these backup proxies, and selects the most appropriate
resources for VMs processing.

 If you choose Use the selected backup proxy servers only, you can
explicitly select backup proxies that will be used for restore. It is
recommended that you select at least two proxies to ensure that
VMs are recovered should one of backup proxies fail or lose its
connectivity to the source datastore during restore.

6. Select the Restore VM tags check box if you want to restore tags that were
assigned to the original VM, and assign them to the restored VM.
Veeam Backup & Replication will restore the VM with original tags if the
following conditions are met:
 The VM is restored to its original location.
 The original VM tag is still available on the source VMware vCenter
Server.

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7. Select Quick rollback to limit the restore to data blocks that have changed
since the moment of backup. Enable this option to restore a VM after a
problem that occurs at the level of the VM guest OS. Do not enable this
option if the problem has occurred at the VM hardware level, storage level,
or due to a power loss.

Figure 63. Selecting a restore mode

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8. At the Host step of the wizard, select the destination host. The Host step of
the wizard is available if you have chosen to change the location and
settings for the restored VM. To specify a destination host:
 Select a VM in the list and click Host. To apply changes in bulk,
select several VMs in the list and click Host.
 Choose a host or cluster where the selected VM must be registered.

Figure 64. Selecting a host

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9. At the Resource Pool step, specify the destination resource pool. This step
is available if you have chosen to change the location and settings for the
restored VM.
To specify a destination resource pool:
 Select a VM in the list and click Pool. To apply changes in bulk, select
several VMs in the list and click Pool.
 Select a resource pool to which the VM(s) must be placed.
 If necessary, select a vApp in which the VM(s) must be included.

Figure 65. Selecting a resource pool

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10. At the Datastore step of the wizard, specify the destination datastore. This
step is available if you have chosen to change the location and settings for
the restored VM.
You can place an entire VM to a particular datastore or choose to store
configuration files and disk files of the restored VM in different locations.
To specify a destination datastore:
 Select a VM in the list and click Datastore. To apply changes in bulk,
select several VMs in the list and click Datastore.
 Point to a datastore where VM files must be stored.
If configuration and disk files of the VM must be placed to different
datastores:
 Expand the VM in the list.
 Select the necessary file type and click Datastore.
 Select a datastore where the selected objects must be stored.
By default, Veeam Backup & Replication preserves the format of restored
VM disks. If disks of the original VM are provisioned as thick,
Veeam Backup & Replication will restore the VM from the backup with thick
disks. If necessary, you can change the disk format of a restored VM.
Expand a VM in the list and select the disk and click Disk Type. In the Disk
Type Settings section, choose the format that will be used to restore virtual
disks of the VM: same as the source disk, thin or thick. Note that disk
format change is supported only for VMs with Virtual Hardware version 7 or
later.

Figure 66. Selecting a datastore


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11. At the Folder step of the wizard, select the destination folder and change
VM names. This step is available if you have chosen to change the location
and settings for the restored VM. To specify a destination VM folder:
 Select a VM in the list and click Folder.
 Choose a folder to which the VM will be placed.
If you restore a VM to a standalone ESX(i) host not managed by vCenter
Server, you cannot select a destination folder: this option will be disabled.
By default, Veeam Backup & Replication restores a VM with its original
name. However, you can change the name of the restored VM. For example,
if you restore a VM to its original location, you may need to change its name
to avoid potential problems. To change the VM name:
 Select a VM in the list and click Name.
 In the Change Name section, enter a new name explicitly or specify a
change name rule by adding a prefix and/or suffix to the original VM
name.
You can change the VM name directly in the list:
 Select a VM in the list.
 Click the New Name field.
 Enter the name to be assigned to the restored VM.

Figure 67. Selecting a folder

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12. At the Network step of the wizard, specify network mapping rules. This step
is available if you have chosen to change the location and settings for the
restored VM. If you plan to restore a VM to a new location, for example,
another site with a different set of networks, you can map source site
networks to target site networks. Veeam Backup & Replication will use the
network mapping table to update configuration files of the VM on the fly,
during the restore process. To change networks to which the restored VM
will be connected:
 Select a VM in the list and click Network. To apply changes in bulk,
select several VMs in the list and click Network.
If a VM is connected to multiple networks, expand the VM, select the
network to map and click Network. The Select Network section
displays all networks to which the destination host or cluster is
connected.
 From the list of available networks, choose a network to which the
VM must have access upon restore.
If you do not want to connect the restored VM to any virtual network,
select the VM in the list and click Disconnected.

Figure 68. Selecting network

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13. At the Reason step, specify a reason for the restore.


14. At the Summary step, optionally select Power on VM after restoring then
click Finish.

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Restore a VM to backup repository


You can restore VM backups from tape to a repository or a folder on disk. You can use
the restored backups as ordinary Veeam backups.

1. Select Backup & Replication > Backups > Tape.


2. Select the VMs to restore and click Restore to Repository on the ribbon.

Figure 69. Restoring backups from tape to repository

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3. At the Source step of the wizard, select one or more VMs for which backup
files should be restored.

Figure 70. Choosing the VM to restore

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4. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication will restore backup with the latest
state of the archived VM. However, if you want to restore a backup for the
VM to an earlier state, select a VM in the list and click Point on the right. In
the Restore Points section, select a restore point that should be used to
restore VM backup.

Figure 71. Choosing the restore point

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5. At the Destination step of the wizard, select where the backup files for the
selected VMs should be restored:
 To restore VM backup files to a repository, select the Backup
repository option and choose the necessary repository from the list.
 To restore VM backup files to the Veeam backup server, shared
folder or to any other machine connected to Veeam backup server,
select the Server option. Choose the necessary server from the list
and specify path to the target folder in the Path to folder field.
If you choose to restore files to a shared folder, make sure that the account
under which Veeam Backup Service runs has write permissions to the target
folder. If the account does not have sufficient permissions,
Veeam Backup & Replication will prompt you to enter credentials for the
account that can be used for writing to the target folder.

Figure 72. Choosing the destination

6. At the Summary step, click Finish to start the restore process.

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Restore a backed up file


You can restore files that you have archived to tape.

1. Select Files > Tape > Server node.


2. Select the files or folders to restore and click Restore Files from Tape on the
ribbon.

Figure 73. Restoring files from tape

3. At the Objects to Restore step, click Backup Set and select a backup set
from which to restore files or folders.

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4. At the Destination step, specify where to restore the files or folders. You can
restore files and folders to their original location, or to any server in the
backup infrastructure.

Figure 74. Selecting restore destination

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5. At the Options step, specify whether to restore a copy of the file or folder
next to the original file, or overwrite the original file.
6. Select Restore file and folder security to retain the original ownership and
security permissions for restored files and folders.

Figure 75. Specifying restore options

7. At the Summary step, click Finish to start the restore process.

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