Weekly Backups Reduced from Days to Hours
Haaksbergen’s data consists of databases, applications, and many complete systems which are critical to the municipality. “We back up our data in daily incrementals which creates a weekly full. Veeam manages these incrementals and after several weeks, it compresses all of the incremental backups to make a new full backup and then deletes the older incrementals. That’s the kind of intelligence we appreciate,” said de Gier.
One of the main reasons Haaksbergen switched its backups to ExaGrid was that it had struggled with slow backups using its previous system. “Our weekly backups used to take the entire weekend, and often weren’t even finished on Monday, which resulted in performance problems with our systems during business hours.
Since switching to ExaGrid, our weekly backup only takes about five hours. That’s a large amount of data backed up in a short amount of time!” said de Gier. “Data is very quickly restored from ExaGrid’s landing zone. We no longer need to wait for the system to read the data or create an index to restore it, which can take a long time,” he added.
ExaGrid writes backups directly to a disk 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 while providing full system resources to the backups for the shortest backup window. 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.