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Backup Virtual Machine (vmdk and RDM LUN FC) with Virtual Storage Console 4.0 ?

jarquillo

Hello,

i have four ESX 5i in a cluster. And i have two virtual machine Windows 2008 R2 SP1 cluster failover with this configuration:

I can make backup this virtual machine with Virtual Storage Console 4.0 or is not supported ?

Hard disk 1 - Virtual Disk (vmdk).

Hard disk 2 - Virtual Disk (vmdk).

Hard disk 3 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 4 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 5 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 6 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 7 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 8 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 9 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 10 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 11 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 12 - Mapped RAW LUN

Hard disk 13 - Mapped RAW LUN

Lot of thanks.

Regards.

i can backup a virtual Machine

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GARDINEC_EBRD

Just to be clear; VSC will not snapshot the data held in the RDM's, just the datastores containing the VMDK's only.  Snapshots of the volumes containing the RDM LUN's will need to be done separately via SnapManager/SnapDrive or similar.  Correct?

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radek_kubka

Hi,

What protocol are you using: FC, iSCSI (in guest initiator, ESX stack)?

Any data in these RDMs? Normally you would use Snap Managers for specific application to handle this.

Regards,

Radek

jarquillo

FC.

Lot of thanks.

Regards.

Jorge Arquillo

Specialist Consultant in Storage and Backups

http://www.seidor.es

Tel: +34 93 304 32 22

Fax: +34 93 317 68 18

Pujades, 350 2ª

Edificio Inbisa 22@

08019 Barcelona

España

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De: Radek Kubka

Enviado el: jueves, 31 de mayo de 2012 12:31

Para: Jorge Arquillo

Asunto: - Re: Backup Virtual Machine (vmdk and RDM LUN FC) with Virtual Storage Console 4.0 ?

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Re: Backup Virtual Machine (vmdk and RDM LUN FC) with Virtual Storage Console 4.0 ?

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Hi,

What protocol are you using: FC, iSCSI (in guest initiator, ESX stack)?

Any data in these RDMs? Normally you would use Snap Managers for specific application to handle this.

Regards,

Radek

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radek_kubka

Providing, you are not using NPIV, you can use VSC backup with VMware snapshot for VSS consistency.

Any application will not be aware of backup taking place though, so you would need to manually truncate logs.

GARDINEC_EBRD

Just to be clear; VSC will not snapshot the data held in the RDM's, just the datastores containing the VMDK's only.  Snapshots of the volumes containing the RDM LUN's will need to be done separately via SnapManager/SnapDrive or similar.  Correct?

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jarquillo

OK.

Lot of thanks.

Regards.

Jorge Arquillo

Specialist Consultant in Storage and Backups

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Tel: +34 93 304 32 22

Fax: +34 93 317 68 18

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radek_kubka

Well, not exactly.

VSC can trigger VMware snapshot on RDMs (providing they are in virtual mode), so this can give OS & VSS consistency for certain aps.

That said, my preferred (& generally recommended) way is to use VSC just for backing up OS partitions, & then using relevant SnapManagers for backing up of respective application data LUNs.

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jarquillo

ok.

Lot of thanks.

Regards.

Jorge Arquillo

Specialist Consultant in Storage and Backups

http://www.seidor.es

Tel: +34 93 304 32 22

Fax: +34 93 317 68 18

Pujades, 350 2ª

Edificio Inbisa 22@

08019 Barcelona

España

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jarquillo

A lot of thanks.

Regards.

Jorge Arquillo

Specialist Consultant in Storage and Backups

http://www.seidor.es

Tel: +34 93 304 32 22

Fax: +34 93 317 68 18

Pujades, 350 2ª

Edificio Inbisa 22@

08019 Barcelona

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De: Radek Kubka

Enviado el: jueves, 31 de mayo de 2012 12:41

Para: Jorge Arquillo

Asunto: - Re: Backup Virtual Machine (vmdk and RDM LUN FC) with Virtual Storage Console 4.0 ?

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Re: Backup Virtual Machine (vmdk and RDM LUN FC) with Virtual Storage Console 4.0 ?

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Providing, you are not using NPIV, you can use VSC backup with VMware snapshot for VSS consistency.

Any application will not be aware of backup taking place though, so you would need to manually truncate logs.

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