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Veeam – How to backup and restore Solaris/Linux guests using veeamzip ?

Veeam Backup & Replication is one of the leading backup software for VMware vSphere/Hyper-v environments.Compare to other traditional backup softwares, Veeam is very fast to recover the guest OS  irrespective of guest filesystem type on VMware vSphere environment. In last weekend ,one the Guest OS was removed accidentally but we had good veeamZip backup file for that guest and that saved our life. Veeam is not just restored the data. It had  restored   the complete Guest VM.The article is going to explain how to take the Veeamzip back from the Veeam Console and how to restore the destroyed VM using that backup.

Assumption : Veeam Backup & Replication is installed on configured on windows 2003 server and its connected with VMware vCenter server.

Guest OS – Solaris operating system

In the first page , we will see how to take full backup of Guest  Oracle Solaris backup and in second page , i will demonstrate the complete restore of the guest OS(From the VM build).

1.Open the Veeam Backup & Replication.

Veeam Backup is opening
Veeam Backup is opening

2.Navigate to the VM host which needs to be backup.

Navigate to VM host
Navigate to VM host

3.Right click on the VM guest and select Veeamzip for backup.

VeeamZip backup
VeeamZip backup

4.Select the backup repository to store the VM backup.

Select the Backup Repo
Select the Backup Repo

5.Here you can see the VM backup status.

Backup Progress
Backup Progress

6.You can also monitor the activity like below .

VeeamZIP Backup Job monitoring
VeeamZIP Backup Job monitoring

7.Oracle Solaris VM full backup has been completed successfully.

Backup completed
Backup completed

We have successfully taken the full backup of Oracle Solaris guest OS . In this case , full backup has been stored as Backup_Oracle_Solaris11_2014-02012T152451.vbk file. This file can be used to restore the VM even if the VM has been removed from VMware vcenter inventory.

Click Page to 2 continue to reading about restoring the VM.

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