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VMware Backup integrity tools - Eric Siebert

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  • 1. VMware Backup Integrity
    Eric Siebert
    vExpert, Author, Blogger
    Blog: http://vsphere-land.com
    http://searchvmware.com
    Twitter: @ericsiebert
  • 2. About the speaker
    25 year IT industry veteran.
    vSphere Land blog: http://vmware-land.com/
    Author of popular books
    Contributor to industry publications
    vExpert nomination
  • 3. Agenda
    Why backup integrity is critical
    Traditional backup verification methods
    How virtualization makes verification easier
    Quiescing is critical to consistency
    VMware Tools is important
  • 4. Why backup integrity is critical?
    • Good backups are important, good restores is more important
    • 5. Backups worthless without proper restore capabilities
    • 6. No errors reported doesn’t imply recoverability
    • 7. Test and verify backups are working and recoverable
    Good backup
    APP
    Backup
    Restore
    Good Restore?
  • 8. The challenge of verifying backups
    • Reporting a successful backup is not a complete verification
    • 9. File, application, database and server restores needed
    • 10. Proper verification can be time-consuming
    • 11. Restoring files is easy, applications or whole VM is complicated
    Need to ensure that VM backups are usable
    Good backup
    Non-production environment
    APP
    APP
  • 12. Traditional backup verification methods
    • Verification can’t impact production VMs
    • 13. Requires un-used hardware to test restore
    • 14. Bare-metal restores for verification is impractical
    • 15. Difficult with many server models and generations
    Ensuring recoverability with legacy tools unfeasible
    Non-production environment
    Same App
    Backup
    Same Drivers
    Restore
    Same OS
  • 16. Data Restore Levels
    3 Different levels to backup and restore
    Image level
    File level
    Application item level
    Backup
    SQL
    record
    Restore
  • 17. How virtualization makes verification easier
    • VMseasily restored to host and powered on
    • 18. Network isolation prevents impacting production systems
    • 19. Multiple VMs restored to tests applications
    • 20. No extra hardware required
    The process is easier with virtualization
    Backup
    Restore
  • 21. Consistency is the key to good backups
    • OS, applications and data need to be in proper state
    • 22. Critical for transactional applications: AD, SQL and Exchange
    Transaction-based applications
    Exchange SQL Active Directory More
    • Server must be prepared before snapshot
    • 23. Pending transactions must completed
    • 24. Missing data can cause corruption
    Backup
    Restore
  • 25. Want more?
    See the rest and watch more training videos at www.backupacademy.com