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Backup from AHV

Hi everyone, considering AHV hypervisor, which are the possible options to backup the virtual machines? As far as I know, the only certified backup software is commvault... but I was wondering if AHV/prism can do vm-level backup and which are the features (guest/application consistency, possibility to file level restore ecc....) and differences compared to Commvault. Thank you

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Nutanix Employee

Re: Backup from AHV

Only 3rd party backup today is commvault.


AHV can do hardware-based snapshots with VSS and replicate them to 2nd site. The 2nd site can be our 1155 which is 1 node system. File level restore works as well in AHV but there is no indexing. You can have different retention policy on the local and the remote cluster.

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Re: Backup from AHV

Thank you! So can you confirm me that 1155 could be the replication and backup target from AHV (and maybe vmware) and there isn't the possibility to use an alternative repository destination for backup (for example a 3rd party NAS) unless the use of Commvault?

Thank you again

 

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Re: Backup from AHV

the 1155 is a one to one relationship, if you want to backup mutiple clusters you can use a cluster of storage only nodes. you can use other third party software put it would have to be with agents today.
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Re: Backup from AHV

hey @Nhio - Thanks for reaching out, noticed this one isn't marked as solved, do you have any other questions on this matter?

Jon Kohler | Principal Architect, Nutanix | Nutanix NPX #003, VCDX #116 | @JonKohler
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Scout

Re: Backup from AHV

Thankfully, Veeam is getting on board with full support for Acropolis this year. A quick search will show you lots of reports of this partnership. 

Nutanix Employee

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Re: Backup from AHV

Try this certified solution recently announced at .Next 2017 Washigton DC. (HYCU)

I've tried it and works fine for me. I have 122 VMs on production environmnet.

https://www.comtradesoftware.com/data-protection/hycu-for-nutanix/


Nhio wrote:

Hi everyone, considering AHV hypervisor, which are the possible options to backup the virtual machines? As far as I know, the only certified backup software is commvault... but I was wondering if AHV/prism can do vm-level backup and which are the features (guest/application consistency, possibility to file level restore ecc....) and differences compared to Commvault. Thank you


 

Adventurer

Re: Backup from AHV

We are backing up my AHV VMs locally on same cluster. We have 2 blocks with total 8 nodes.

 

Need to know if we can create separate Storage Container and take snapshots on it ?

Or there is any other way wherein I can segragate my backup storage from production storage within the same cluster.

 

Nutanix Employee

Re: Backup from AHV

The only way to that would be to create different storage pools and I wouldn't recommend that.  Why not get a 1 node backup or something 3rd party? You really don't want your backups on the same storage increase something happens. I know this always isn't easy due to various reasons.