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Letter to Veeam

Hi Mr.Timashev

I really like your Veeam product, but let me, let you, help me, by telling you what I need.

Documentation

People who implement backup and disaster recovery solutions are most likely very detail oriented people. (Would you want it any other way?)

I am trying to find out more in depth information about how to use Veeam to backup exchange.

The forums are great… but there are a bunch of posts with conflicting advice. How do I know what to trust? How can I go to our CIO and say well I read that I should do it this way on the forum… that won’t work.

This post is a good example http://www.veeam.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3374&p=13818&hilit=exchange+logs#p13818

Should I be worried about my exchange logs if they are purged and then a Veeam backup were to fail? This sounds bad to me

Next concern, how should I be backing up my SQL databases? Once again logs are the issue

I did run across a whitepaper entitled ‘VMware and Microsoft VSS: How to correctly backup and recover Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Active Directory and SharePoint in VMware environment”

The only problem is that all it talks about is setting up a test lab to verify an Active Directory store has been backed up successfully (while this is great info I am still missing the section on exchange, SQL, and sharepoint)

Ok, so now lets talk DR.

This post brings up a ton of questions. http://www.veeam.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3508&hilit=push

For example where do I want my veeam server in the case of a DR situation? Do I need to replicate the veeam SQL data? And when can I get the whitepaper on how to make this work?

Just my 2 cents.

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3 Responses

  1. There is a really good Veeam whitepaper on on DR options in regards to the Veeam SQL data by Ricky El-Qasem at Veeam. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.

  2. Hi Rod, I looked but couldn’t find the paper. Link please?

  3. I’d love to hear more about this, as we’re looking to possibly implement Veeam as a replacement to the overwrought and difficult-to-manage BackupExec.

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