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AVVI Backups on BE2014

Created: 27 Jul 2014 | 3 comments

Hi all,

I'm looking in to setting up BE 2014 and redesigning our current backup structure.

One thing I'm looking in to is AVVI backups. This looks like a great feature I could use so am keen to look in to it.

Are there any types of servers that AVVI is not suitable for, maybe SQL Servers or File servers?


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VJware's picture

I would recommend to have a look @ the SCL and it will give you info as to what type of VMware config is supported and what is not -

Have a look @ this technical brief as well (its for BE 2012 but the main points cover BE 2014 as well) -

pkh's picture

AVVI can backup both VM's which are file servers as well as SQL database servers. Note that you need a paid version of ESX because BE requires VADP which only come with a paid version of ESX.

To backup SQL databases you would need an Agent for Applications and Databases license for each VM

Colin Weaver's picture

Please be aware that any distributred technologies that span across more than one VM will have some limitations aginst the GRT capability

- Sharepoint Farms located across more than one VM

- Exchange DAGS

- any form of cluster (of the File Systems or applications inside the VMs, not the datastores that hold them)


GPT formatted disks and those larger than 2TB also have limitations