DataCore Plug-In for Veeam Backup & Replication

  • 27 January 2022
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Veeam has release a plugin for Datacore if anyone uses it.  Check out the release notes - KB4128: Release Notes for DataCore Plug-In for Veeam Backup & Replication


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Ah ok, it is a new version… 😎

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There’s some more things to mention regarding the plugin: It brings a new functionality I’ve been waiting for for years now: DataCore CDP Support.

This ist not to be confused with Veeam’s CDP feature. DataCore CDP acts on a volume (LUN) level. In fact once activated it generates a redo log within the storage layer for the full datastore and e.g. all its VMs. Can be just 4h of retention or even a full week - if you alllow for enough buffer. The good point it: We do not need any snapshots beforehand now to minimize our RPO to almost zero.

With DataCore CDP you can generate a so called rollback point on demand. E.g. right after a ransomware was detected. And you can create this rollback to seconds before it struck.

It was somehow usable with the initial plugin but with some extra steps and overhead. Find my deep-dive of the plugin here: https://www.elasticsky.de/en/2020/06/veeam-storage-plugin-for-datacore-deepdive/

With the new plugin Veeam will now immediately detect the rollback point as if it were a snapshot within the storage system and allow for all sorts of recovery actions. Just brilliant! :hugging:

The new plugin now also comes with a whitepaper for explanation of setup and fine-tuning:
https://datacore.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2202

 

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There’s some more things to mention regarding the plugin: It brings a new functionality I’ve been waiting for for years now: DataCore CDP Support.

This ist not to be confused with Veeam’s CDP feature. DataCore CDP acts on a volume (LUN) level. In fact once activated it generates a redo log within the storage layer for the full datastore and e.g. all its VMs. Can be just 4h of retention or even a full week - if you alllow for enough buffer. The good point it: We do not need any snapshots beforehand now to minimize our RPO to almost zero.

With DataCore CDP you can generate a so called rollback point on demand. E.g. right after a ransomware was detected. And you can create this rollback to seconds before it struck.

It was somehow usable with the initial plugin but with some extra steps and overhead. Find my deep-dive of the plugin here: https://www.elasticsky.de/en/2020/06/veeam-storage-plugin-for-datacore-deepdive/

With the new plugin Veeam will now immediately detect the rollback point as if it were a snapshot within the storage system and allow for all sorts of recovery actions. Just brilliant! :hugging:

The new plugin now also comes with a whitepaper for explanation of setup and fine-tuning:
https://datacore.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2202

 

Thanks for your clarify, I never used it before 

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Released Yesterday @Chris.Childerhose Thanks for sharing !

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