Nutanix Disaster Recovery
Make Disaster Recovery a Breeze
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Hi, I’m new on the Data protection feature. I’ve done the a test VM migration to another nutanix cluster. The thing is after the migration, the VM on the source will be destroyed. I’m planning to use the Data protection to migrate the VM from the source cluster to the target cluster. I would need to failback the VM to the source VM. Am I able to restore the VM on the source site?
Hi there, I have many PDs and inside these PDs I have many VMs. I want to be able to run NCLI (or the like) to unprotect VM’s using a wildcard if possible. Example: ncli pd unprotect name=ProtectionDomain vm_name=VM* Anyone have an idea on how to do this to unprotect machines by wildcard to remove a mass amount at once?
HI Everyone! Can you map a test network in a recovery plan to both the production network and the Test network at the recovery site? Nothing in the documentation around this. Our customer has VLAN 2 at the recovery location (isolated) and this is the network that matches current VLAN 1 in production. Since it’s isolated, they also want to use it for testing. Thanks!
The abundance of options causes anxiety. That’s a proven fact. It is only true, however, if those options are hardly distinguishable. This is not the case with Nutanix DR options at all as each feature has a clear purpose and application. It all starts with an SLA. Understanding your disaster scenarios and the amount of data that you are ready to lose in the event of the disaster is the key to choosing a solution that is right for you. Roughly, there are several main options: Local backups (also known as Time Stream). Use these to roll back any Guest OS maintenance that went wrong. Remove a snapshot when the maintenance is over and the rollback is no longer required. Do not leave your snapshots unattended. Remote backup and DR: Asynchronous Replication: Protection from VM Corruption and Deletion as well as from a total site failure. Snapshots can be 1hr or longer apart. Near-sync Replication - leverages Lightweight Snapshots that are snapshots of the metadata. Recovery points can
Looking to protect VMs running in production on Nutanix AHV to a DR site running Non-Nutanix VMware ESXi hardware. Currently VEEAM seems to only support “Instant Recovery” to vmware. Which seems to mean the VM is running from the backup file. I suppose at this point you could vmotion to permanent storage. Unfortunately there’s no way to know how slow this will be even if the backup repository was on the same san. Curious if there is any other backup software that makes this process a little more direct, or if anyone had expereince with this type of recovery. Thanks in advance.Currently looking at: CommVault; HYCU, scripting exporting and importing disk files, praying nothing ever breaks, crying.
We are currently considering implementing NearSync for a DR with an RPO of 15 minutes. Is there still a cluster limit of 40TB in 5.16? I can't find anything more specific in the documentation. https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Prism-Element-Data-Protection-Guide-v5_16:wc-dr-near-sync-requirements-limitations-r.html The restrictions that backup tools like rubrik or netbackup cannot take normal snapshots when nearsync is active should be solved in 5.9 or not?
Hi, I'm having this issue, wich I seem to be the only one in the world to have.I'm new to the Nutanix world so I apologize in advance for any dumb question I may ask.:-) We've just deployed a new Nutanix block with 3 nodes running the latest version of everything and using VMware ESXi 5.5 U3b for hypervisor. It is deployed in our vCenter Server as a separate cluster (there are two other cluster running older H/W not Nutanix but all the hosts are on the same 5.5 version) The problem is with vDP. If the appliance is running in the NTNX cluster then I can't connect to it with the vSphere web client. There's no error message whatsoever, the little clock keeps on ticking. If the appliance is running on one of the older H/W, I can connect to it (like I always did for the past 5 years) But, if I go an modify one of the backup jobs to add a VM running on NTNX, when I try to save the job, the client hangs indefinitely and the job is never saved. I've been searching blogs, knowledge base,
I am new to our environment and have been tasked with backing up our VM Servers. The backups are scheduled hourly but have not been configured properly (I believe we are missing a backup location, but I have not been able to find where to configure that item). Any help would be appreciated.
Hello, I connected a CE Edition to our nutanix to test async data protection. A snaphot from the remote side always show "processing" in Async Dir -> Local Snapshots -> Row "RECLAIMABLE SPACE" also if the snapshot was done days before so "processing" is suspicous. Is this a known issue, limitation of ce, bug, or config problem. /Greetings René
As all Nutanix Acropolis users know Veeam Backup and Restore (VBR) does not yet support Acropolis (AHV). I had migrated from Vmware so I lost the ability to make VM backups. I found out about Veeam Endpoint Backup Free (VEBF) so decided to try it. The Free version does not work with the Veeam Backup and Restore Free version (I tried) so I had to build my own repository accessed by a network share. I first built a repository using an old Dell 2950 server with six sata slots. I picked up some refurbished 2TB enterprise drives (the largest the 2950 would take) for $50 each from Amazon. I installed Windows 2008 R2 on an SSD for the boot drive. Even though the server is quite old the dual Xeon processors were still pretty fast and the SSD didn't hurt. I installed VEB on one of my Win 10 VMs on my Nutanix with AHV. I mapped a drive letter to the repository. I created the Veeam boot ISO and put it on the same repository network share where the backups would go. I added an extra drivers fold
As a pre-step to a planned failover, I want to take a snapshot of each of my Metro PD's (4 total). Together, they are over 5 TB in used storage. Since they're all in the same Storage Pool I plan on doing one at a time so as to not compound the i/o load - does this make sense? Also, can anyone provide a *rough* estimate of how long a PD snapshot should take to complete? Thanks!
Good morning... evening... night all over the world ^^ I'm wondering what are the technical differences between Async DR and Backup. What I've red in documentation is that Backup does not allow running the virtual machines on the remote site. This comes with many questions as I couldn't find any detailed description of the backup mechanism. As far as I understand, both works exactly the same. Only difference is that on the remote site, the backup target PD cannot be promoted to allow running of the VMs. Is this correct ? is this the only difference ? Otherwise, what are all the differences between both modes ? Any impact on the size of used on the target space ? ...
We've got a 11mb pipe between sites that bursts to about 20. We have some PD's that we've set up with about 30 machines in them and turned on replication. Its not surprising that initial replication is going very slow and we have an estimated completion time measured in months. Both sites are in production. I can't take on cluster down and bring it locally to the other site to get the intial replication done at high speed. Is there a white paper or procedure or even someone in here who's got some tricks to help us get replication moving? I was thinking of Starting a new PD, setting up replication, then adding one or two machines at a time until it's full and replicated. That seems pretty tedious and very time consuming. Any help would be appreciated.
Hello, I am receiving the following alert: "Old generation AWS instance is configured for remote site AWS. Follow KB 3861 to change the instance type to m3.2xlarge and cloud CVM configuration for better RPO/RTO." The remote site was configured only about a week ago and it spun up an instance size of m2.2xlarge. I cannot find any reference to the KB article 3861, or anything about changing the instance size. Does anyone have any ideas? Many thanks, Daniel
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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