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Backup with Veaam to a single storage node cluster


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Hello Nutanix Community,

in AOS 5.8 is for ROBO single node cluster the Nutanix Files and Volumes not supportet.
https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Web-Console-Guide-Prism-v58:wc-cluster-single-node-c.html

In AOS 5.9 is for ROBO single node cluster only the Nutanix Volumes not supportet.
https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Web-Console-Guide-Prism-v59:wc-cluster-single-node-c.html

So with AOS 5.9 it would be possible to use Veeam repository (via Nutanix Files) as a target to a single node cluster?
Or is there another way to use the single node cluster as a target for Veeam repository?

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Hello Dennis,

maybe some ideas to that:

If you can configure a CIFS Share on "NUTANIX Files" you can use this as a VEEAM Backup-Target directly.

As an alternative way you can create a Windows and/or Linux VM on the single node and give that VM local vDisks with enough capacity to hold your backups.
Than configure that VM as a proxy and/or repository server to VEEAM.
Advantage of this: You can use the native "DataMover" Service of VEEAM to transfer backup-data.

Keep in mind that you always need 2 "Backup proxy servers". One on the single node cluster and one on your datacenter cluster.

Hope that helps a little bit.

Regards,
Patrick
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Yes, the ROBO site consists on two node cluster and the backup tagret is a seperated single node cluster.

Is it possible to run Nutanix Files on a single node cluster as a backup target?

It is currently 10 ROBO sites and there still additionally a Nutanix node with Windows server license would have to be acquired for backup. I would like to avoid that.

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