Backup and Recovery
Discussions about how to protect applications with different RPO, RTO and 3rd-party tools
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Getting the following error “VSS Scripts Not Installed” in your Nutanix environment with the description “VSS software or pre_freeze/post_thaw Scripts Not Installed”.Confused about VSS and the above-mentioned scripts?Let us help you understand the use of VSS for a snapshot!When you are enabling the Nutanix Guest tool, the following features VSS and Application consistent snapshot is enabled by default.Nutanix native in-guest VmQuiesced Snapshot Service (VSS) agent is used to take application-consistent snapshots for all the VMs that support VSS. This mechanism takes application-consistent snapshots without any VM stuns (temporary unresponsive VMs) and also enables third-party backup providers like CommVault and Rubrik to take application-consistent snapshots on the Nutanix platform in a hypervisor-agnostic manner. What’s the use of pre_freeze/post_thaw then? Within a Windows VM, NGT will use the Microsoft VSS writer built into the OS to quiesce the VM to take the app consistent snapsho
We’re in the process of testing Veeam for AHV on our NTNX running AOS 5.10. So far with Windows issues we have had very few issues and we worked them out quickly. However with a Linux VM running Ubuntu we’re getting errors on the Nutanix where the snapshot is checking for pre-freeze and post-thaw scripts. We’ve attempted a variety of ways to get those scripts in place, but it seems that there is no clear path. Does anyone else have experience with Veeam for AHV and backing up Linux VMs? Does anyone have any info on setting up the pre-freeze and post-thaw scripts? While we have some experience with this on Linux we’re certainly not experts.
Netbackup 8.1 was released yesterday. One of the features is "NetBackup for Nutanix – Parallel, scale-out backups of Nutanix clusters". Seems to only support full backups. There also is a requirement of a Linux backup host of client: [url=https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc-viewer.18716246-126559472-0.v127139966-126559472.html]https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc-viewer.18716246-126559472-0.v127139966-126559472.html[/url] [list] [*][b]Backup_Host=[/b] The backup host must be a Linux machine. The backup host can be a NetBackup client or a media server. [*][b]Application_Server=[/b] [/list]
Netbackup 8.2 has announce release of NetBackup Accelerator support for Nutanix AHV. [b]What is Accelerator :- [/b] If the client has no previous backup, NetBackup performs a full backup and creates a track log. The track log contains information about the client’s data, for comparison at the next backup. At the next backup, NetBackup identifies data that has changed since the previous backup. To do so, it compares information from the track log against information from the file system for each file. For NTFS and ReFS file systems, it also uses the Windows change journal to help identify the data that has changed since the last backup. Accelerator uses the Windows change journal in two ways: To check for changes in the file system metadata, and to help detect which files have changed since the last backup The NetBackup client sends to the media server a backup stream that consists of the following: The client’s changed blocks, and the previous backup ID and data extents (block offset a
I have issue about Rubrik backup. I have monitored that some vms could not backup some days with alerts are same. However, some days work fine.[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/10508755-dbb2-4d48-a12a-4bb18e04410c.jpg[/img][img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/nutanix-us/attachment/a6fad98e-7e72-44b8-8b57-38e325ea3cdf.jpg[/img]
Hello, First-timer here, I don't know if I'm posting on the right place, I'm sorry if I'm not... I have Acronis 12.5 Backup installed on a Windows Server 2019 Essentials 64 bits (that's installed bare-metal on a Lenovo SystemX 3650 M5). Attached to it, there's an IBM TS4300. I'm trying to figure how to backup the VMs running on my AOS 5.10.1 in the tape drivers inside the TS4300. I know I can install Acronis Agents on my Windows VMs, but I don't know if that's the answer for my question. And, if a disaster happens and I need to restore the Acropolis VMs from the tapes, how can I do it? Sorry if my questions seem too basic, but I'm googling for the desired infos all day long with no success up to now, so I'm asking for help here. Best regards,
Hi, Looking to see if it is possible to manually deploy the CVM to Azure for use with Cloud connect? Also what is the reliance on the classic deployment model? Why can't the CVM be deployed using the Resource Manager model? Microsoft have been pushing customers away from the classic model over the last few years, its likely that the majority of customer with mature Azure deployments won't be using the classic model.
We are moving away from VMware over to Acropolis and I was wondering what others have been using to backup their VMs under Acropolis, 3rd party wise? Under VMware, we had been using Veeam, but this is no longer a choice.Any comments/suggestions would be helpful.
Does anyone have thoughts on how backup and recovery will work with the Acropolis hypervisor? Our company is definitely interested in moving in this direction, but the simplicity of Veeam B&R has been great, and I do not want to move away from that unless there is a solution that provides all of veeams features.
Hello - I'm new to Nutanix and am in the middle of taking the online 5.5 course in the education portal. I have a simple question about Cloud connect: In the section about Cloud Connect features the very first thing you read is "data transmitted is already deduplicated and users can choose to enable compression on the local storage container.." Yet when I look at the section regarding General Recommendations and Limitations I see the following: "It is not recommended to enable deduplication on the source cluster..." Can you please help me understand this? This looks like a complete contradiction.
Tim Wallace, who leads out public sector solutions marketing efforts has a Nutanix community blog coming out talking about the value of Xi Leap for Public Sector including education institutions. Nutanix also has numerous service provider partners (www.nutanix.com/x-powered) that offer Nutanix powered DRaaS for customer's hosted and on-prem deployment. What are some of the reasons why you would consider DRaaS and Xi Leap in your environment? Share with your peers.
We are using the ASync Data Protection between two sites to replicate our VMs. But that is only taking a new snapshot of an existing VM and replicating that snapshot. I would like to have replication setup for some of VMs so that the VM and all of the snapshots we've made of it outside of Data Protection are replicated as well. We may need a very specific state of a VM at our remote site. Using only the Async DP snapshots won't fully meet our needs. Is there any way to do this with the existing Nutanix software? I'd rather not purchase something third party to solve this problem.
Hi all, I have a customer running two DCs, using veaam to replicate VMs between sites. They are renewing the infrastructure at Site 1 and are looking to adopt EMC storage for native (recoverpoint) host aware SAN to SAN replication. Until they update the infrastructure running on site 2 they will need to continue using Veaam in the interim. I'd like to recommend they take a look at Nutanix however first need assurances that they can continue using Veaam to replicate between ESX on Nutanix & ESX on legacy. The idea would be to then go full Nutanix at both sites (once site 2 is refreshed), swap out to AHV and live the cross site replication dream :) Advice appreciated! Thanks Patrick
Using near sync replication in AOS 5.5 means that normal snapshots on VMs cannot be initiated by external backup tools like comtrade, rubrik This is a bit of a showstopper. If we need an RPO of 15 minutes on AHV, we have to use nearsync - but then we can't backup VMs off the cluster When will Nutanix resolve this rather major downside?
Hello community, it is possible Nutanix remote snapshots to a remote site and additional snapshot to a 3rd remote site? Environment: Small ROBO Cluster ROBO Backup Node (1155S) Central Backup Target Small Robo Cluster > Remote Snapshot to ROBO Backup Node (1155S) > Remote Snapshot to Central Backup target.
When I load the SSR portal through the desktop shortcut, or by browsing to locahost:5000 within a second or two the browser chokes and becomes unresponsive. I thought it may be related to the background animation, does anyone experience this also? Is there a way to disable the animation in the SSR portal page? Mant thanks, Daniel
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