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How to copy back data from capacity tier to performance tier?

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I have a performance tier on a scale-out of several repositories and a capacity tier on object storage. 

I copy backups to object storage as soon as they are created so I can have a disaster recovery in case a repository failed irremediably.

What is the best practice to restore the whole data of a repository starting from data in object storage?

 

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Best answer by MicoolPaul 28 December 2020, 18:08

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Hi,

 

Have you seen the download to performance tier documentation from Veeam? If I’ve understood your request right these two links should answer your questions :)

 

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/capacity_tier_download.html?ver=100

 

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/downloading_from_capacity_tier.html?ver=100

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Hi @MicoolPaul ,

It seems straightforward, but I can’t find the “Copy to performance tier” option in the menu, just the “Copy path” one.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/images/archive_tier_context.png

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Anyway, if I had the right menu, I could “Copy to performance tier” just a a backup file at a time, couldn’t I?

I’m looking for a procedure to restore a whole repository. Does it exist?

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Hi, what version of Veeam are you running both major version and patch build? Can you supply a screenshot of what you’re seeing?

 

Within the documentation there’s the option to download all backups or just an individual backup chain.

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10.0.1.4854

It is an Enterprise Plus Edition, NFR type (it’s a PoC installation to test object storage functionality)

 

Screenshot attached:

 

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Is it 10.0.1.4854 P20201202 or just 10.0.1.4854, if it’s not P20201202 then you have an update available, if so I’d try that as the list of fixes on the latest update notes seem non-exhaustive:

https://www.veeam.com/kb4050
 

It sounds worth raising a case with Veeam as the option is actually missing but I’m also wondering if Veeam is detecting it’s not possible to restore to the SOBR, does your SOBR still have the performance tier configured? I only ask as you mentioned this is a POC deployment.

 

Are you currently able to backup anything and then copy to the capacity tier via this SOBR in question?

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Is it 10.0.1.4854 P20201202 or just 10.0.1.4854, if it’s not P20201202 then you have an update available, if so I’d try that as the list of fixes on the latest update notes seem non-exhaustive:

Yes, it’s just 10.0.1.4854. I’ll install the update and let you know.

does your SOBR still have the performance tier configured?

Yes

Are you currently able to backup anything and then copy to the capacity tier via this SOBR in question?

Yes!

 

 

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Is it 10.0.1.4854 P20201202 or just 10.0.1.4854, if it’s not P20201202 then you have an update available, if so I’d try that as the list of fixes on the latest update notes seem non-exhaustive:

Yes, it’s just 10.0.1.4854. I’ll install the update and let you know.

does your SOBR still have the performance tier configured?

Yes

Are you currently able to backup anything and then copy to the capacity tier via this SOBR in question?

Yes!

 

 

Let me know how it goes with the update in case it’s a genuine GUI bug.

 

As an alternative if you try the Powershell commands to download the files I believe this would at least give you an error that would point you in the right direction. Information here:

 

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/powershell/start-vbrdownloadbackup.html?ver=100

 

Good luck!

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