Veeam B&R v12 - Backup Direct to Object Storage!


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Morning,

 

Just to copy this sentence directly from the latest “Word from Gostev”:

“So I do expect the on-prem object storage adoption to go through the roof after V12 comes out with its support for backing up directly to object storage.”

 

There’s been talk of it before, but it’s great to see this as near to a commitment from Veeam as possible, prior to seeing it in the final product. This will do wonders for efficiency and scalability, I’ll be interested to see how this changes the dynamic of ReFS/XFS volumes vs just deploying object storage.

 

V12 is going to change the game!


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I see the opportunity for Agent Backups directly to the cloud 🙂 Or doing Backup Copy Jobs to the Object Storage, instead of using the offload procedure. 

But I don’t think, that primary onpremise storage (xfs or reFS) will go away in the next few years in my company :)

 

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I see the opportunity for Agent Backups directly to the cloud 🙂 Or doing Backup Copy Jobs to the Object Storage, instead of using the offload procedure. 

But I don’t think, that primary onpremise storage (xfs or reFS) will go away in the next few years in my company :)

 

I definitely don’t see it going away, we should always aim for the 2 in the 3-2-1 and not just solely rely on object storage in my opinion, plus ReFS will always be a great pairing with a single Veeam in a box style deployment. But direct to object will immediately be my preference over anyone dare trying to put in a NAS with SMB into an environment!

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il will change some infrastructure conception perspective, waiting for v12 :D

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This is a feature we have been waiting for as it allows scaling easier than block storage. We will still use XFS for hardened repos but this will be a game changer.

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Backup to object storage will be a great addition and more flexible than the current implementation with capacity tier. I'm sure many will be tempted to go for object storage only (similar to dedupe only), but as @MicoolPaul says, we should not forget about the 3-2-1 rule.

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Backup direct to object storage will be a great addition to the possibilities.

As always no option will be the only solution. I will everytime be a mix of the possible options.

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I like the idea of direct backup to object storage, but as a second option. As @Mildur, I think especially being used as a repository for a backup copy job. If don’t like the idea using cloud storage as primary storage : too slow upload-links, to many things that can go wrong : be aware that in that case the snapshots of your VM is too long open. I love implementing backup jobs to regular (REFS and XFS) primary storage and afterwards a copy job to something else so the source is not impacted anymore. Using direct object storage in a backup jobs gives you much more flexibility than now using a capacity tier. I think if you only want to implement this for your must critical VMs : now you would like to implement several SOBR, one with capacity thier, one without : a copy job to direct object storage is much more flexible.

If using on-premises object storage appliances then it’s something else : then we will have to wait what the pro’s and con’s are regarding regular storage.

Again as @Mildur  says : when using Veeam agents (especially in the public cloud) : then it would be a perfect solution ;-) : I think Veeam agent in Azure and backup direct to object storage on Wasabi with object-lock functionality :wink:

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A think that is a good option for the SOHO companies.

Not everyone has a huge on-premi. repository to archive your backups.

 

With v12 it’s the client that will choose what is the primary/secondary repository.

With v11 the client don’ have this option.

 

 

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Fine, finally we can get rid of SOBR capacity tier. This is still the feature that responsible for most problems here.

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Agree with @Chris.Childerhose: for on-prem I still - at least at the moment - recommend hardened Repo. I currently have no idea what the price difference would be between a standard server for hardened repo and a comparable - performance and capacity - object storage appliance. 

When customers already have experience with object storages, this new feature can be a great one for these. I also agree that it will help smaller companies to backup directly to the cloud. 

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