How to use the Data Domain repository mtree replica at the DR site?

  • 29 August 2022
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Scenario:

Very recently a customer asked me if Veeam could leverage Data Domain mtree replica for DR purposes.

Of course, the answer is YES!

 

While this idea is not new, I thought it would be a good reminder of Veeam’s backup import capabilities.

 

Steps:

  1. You must use Data Domain repository on the source site. It most likely will be declared as a DDboost share.

 

  1. The mtree should be replicated to the DR site.

 

Note that the mtree replica will be Read Only!

 

  1. The mtree replica needs to be exposed as a share over your protocol of choice (CIFS, DDboost), so it can be defined in the DR VBR server. In this example, I chose DDboost.

Note again that this DDboost share is Read Only!

 

  1. The last step is to declare that DR DDboost share and import backups

 

You should now be able to access these backups from the “Disk (Imported)” section.

 

Remember that you will have to manually rescan that repository in order to refresh new “mtree replicated” restore points.


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Great article and share.  It is great having tools like this.  I have used this several times with the DDs that we use.

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@olivier.rossi One of my core customer is using this solution. Our solution is also integrated with VMware SRM.

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Thanks for the share !

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