Veeam V12 has extended the immutable backup feature to integrate with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Store. By utilizing the new feature StoreOnce introduced “Independent Software Vendor Controlled Data Immutability (ISV-DI)”, Veeam can create immutable backup copies based on give retention or GFS retention.
This is a post to highlight the key points for Veeam and StoreOnce Catalyst Store integration regarding immutable backup.
Veeam V12 is finally released on Feb 2023 with brunch of new features. YAY! I haven’t digested all the new features, however, one hidden feature I am interested in this release is the Veeam integration with HPE StoreOnce Cloud Bank.
Veeam SOBR Offload job is a storage management job to offload the backup from performance tier to capacity tier in SOBR. By default, this job will be kicked off every 4 hour by Veeam server.
There is a “Hidden” feature to manually kick off the offload job as below.
In Veeam backup management, it is supported to offload the GFS backup copy from performance tier repository to capacity tier repository. Normally the capaticyt tier will be configured on object storage (Azure Blob, AWS S3 and etc.) to reduce the storage cost.
However, when retrieve(download) the backup from capacity tier repository, there is only one option to download the backup for entire backup job which mighy includes multiple virtual machines. This short powershell script is crafted to download the monthly GFS bakcup for selected VM.
Veeam backup software family includes a solution to provide the backup capability for Azure virtual machines. As a kind of tradition of Veeam backup solutions, it provides a “Free Edition” to allow 10 VM backup for free. This post is to provide an overview about how to deploy the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure.
The first impression of this solution is its simplicity. Not only from the backup methodology, but also the deployment and operation.