Backups and Restores a ‘Smooth Process’ with ExaGrid and Veeam
Wade backs up the credit union’s virtual environment, as well as its Oracle databases, to its ExaGrid system, using Veeam. “Our critical servers are backed up in nightly incrementals and we’ve set up a backup copy of those jobs that we keep weekly, monthly, yearly copies of. We also have a weekly full backup of that we keep for 30 days. The data is backed up so quickly! Most of our incremental backups take a few minutes and our full backups take eight minutes,” Wade said.
“There’s just no comparison with our previous solution as far as creating a backup job and then even having to restore from it. Everything we do with our ExaGrid-Veeam solution is such a smooth process,” he added. “Managing our backups is a fairly seamless process because ExaGrid provides such a user-friendly system. When I log into the web interface, all the information is at my fingertips, and I can easily see where my storage levels are at,” said Wade. “One of the best things about using our ExaGrid system is knowing that our data is readily available.”
ExaGrid writes backups directly to a disk-cache Landing Zone, avoiding inline processing and ensuring the highest possible backup performance, which results in the shortest backup window. Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups so that an RTO and RPO can be easily met. Available system cycles are utilized to
perform deduplication and offsite replication for an optimal recovery point at the disaster recovery site. Once complete, the onsite data is protected and immediately available in its full undeduplicated form for fast restores, VM Instant Recoveries, and tape copies while the offsite data is ready for disaster recovery.