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  • Backing up Enterprise Applications: Transaction Consistency is Key
    Elias Khnaser
    www.eliaskhnaser.com
    Twitter: @ekhnaser
  • About Elias Khnaser
  • Agenda
    What Is Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS)?
    Why VSS?
    VSS Components
    Native Operating System VSS Backup
    VMware vSphere 4.x Backups
    Agent Assisted VSS Aware Backups
    How Volume Shadow Copies Are Created
    Agent Assisted VSS Aware Restore
  • What is Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS)?
    VSS is Windows framework for application backups
    VSS is a built-in Windows service that facilitates and coordinates the creation of consistent copies of Transaction-based application data
    2 methods for creating Shadow Copies:
    Clone (Full Clone/Split Mirror)
    Copy-on-Write (Difference File)
    Transaction-based applications
    Exchange SQL Active Directory More
  • Why VSS?
    Avoid crash-consistent backups
    Crash-consistent is a nice way of saying hard stop
    Application awareness
    Avoidance of manual post restore tasks
    Application consistency is critical
    VM
    Windows
    VM
    Windows
    VM
    Windows
    VM
    Windows
    VM
    Windows
    Backup
    VM
    Windows
    VM
    Windows
    VM
    Windows
    VM
    Windows
    VM
    Windows
    Restore
  • VSS Components
    Volume Shadow Copy Service is a service that coordinates the function of all components to create the shadow copy
    Requestors initiate Shadow Copy Creation
    Writers prevent data inconsistency
    Providers create the Shadow Copy
    System Provider
    Hardware Providers
    Software Providers
    Source Volume is the volume that contains the data to be shadowed
    Storage Volume is the volume that holds the shadow copy
    A number of providers available
  • Native Operating System VSS Backup
    Volume Shadow Copy Service
    Writers
    Requestor
    Provider
    Disk Volume
    SQL, Exchange,
    Active Directory,
    Oracle, SharePoint
    Backup
    software
    Operating
    system, storage array or system provider
  • VMware Tools doesn’t quiesce applications
    May impact recovery
    VMware vSphere 4.x Backups
    VMware Tools is for quiescing filesystem with VSS
    Image level backup that is crash consistent
    Volume Shadow Copy Service
    Writers
    Requestor
    Provider
    Disk Volume
    SQL, Exchange,
    Active Directory,
    Oracle, SharePoint
    ESXi Host
    VMware Tools
    Disk Volume
    Operating
    system, storage array or system provider
  • Want more?
    See the rest and watch more training videos at www.backupacademy.com