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Solution description 

The InfiniBox plug-in for VEEAM allows the user to manage application-consistent InfiniBox snapshots directly from the VEEAM GUI. The user can set a backup policy on the VEEAM console that includes taking native InfiniBox snapshots as part of the backup process. 

Solution added values

  • No performance penalty when using InfiniBox snapshots.
  • Improved backup process 
    • Eliminating host-level overhead  
    • Better Recovery Point Objectives through more frequent backups 
    • Shorten backup duration 
  • Improved recovery times
    • Quickly Recover individual items or entire VMs directly from storage snapshots (Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots)
  • Copy production data to dev & test use cases (Veeam Virtual Lab)
    • Use InfiniBox snapshots to create isolated copies of production environment

Support matrix

See: INFINIDAT software compatibility

Supported protocols

FC-SAN Snapshot

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iSCSI Snapshot

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NFS-Filesystem Snapshot

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Used ports

See: TCP and UDP ports required for INFINIDAT products

Download

The InfiniBox plug-in is available on Veeam download center (Veeam password required): https://www.veeam.com/data-center-availability-suite-download.html

Installation

Please refer to the following Veeam documentation: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/storage_install_plugin.html

Using Veeam with InfiniBox Active-Active replication

In order to backup virtual machines which reside on a volume that is undergoing Active-Active replication, follow one of the following current best practices:

  • Add both InfiniBox systems to the same backup server, and exclude one of the Active-Active volume peers from rescan. For details on how to exclude volumes from rescan, see the following VEEAM documentation: Rescanning Storage Systems.
  • Use two Veeam backup servers and add only one of the InfiniBox systems to each of them. Then using the job definition it is possible to select on which InfiniBox system the native snapshots are created. 

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