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Backup to a remote NAS appliance.

Created: 04 Dec 2012 | 6 comments
RicardoG's picture

I have 2 sites. The host site has backup exec backing up to a local NAS box. I also have a remote site connected via a VPN tunnel with another NAS device. Does any one have a senerio that will allow me to push a copy or do just a full backup on the weekend to the remote site. I have tried several ways but I can't get it done before everyone gets back to work on Monday.

 

Any thoughts on how to accomplish this would be great.

Thanks.

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pkh's picture

You must be aware that when you backup the server at the remote sire, the data flow from the remote server to the media and then back to the NAS which is connected to the server at the remote site.  You ae using your VPN tunnel twice.  It may be better if you back up to the NAS at the central site.

RicardoG's picture

Yes I would agree with you on that. But I am trying to backup central site servers from the central site to an offsite storage device at the remote site via a VPN tunnel.

CraigV's picture

If you only have servers locally and want to backup to a NAS, then data flows once across your VPN. In this case, your link must be strong enough to handle this traffic, but it would be possible.

You could either backup to a \\Share where your B2D is hosted, or if the NAS is capable of iSCSI, then carve out iSCSI LUNs, present to the media server and create your B2D there. Using iSCSI does away with potential authentication errors you might get when connecting to a share on a NAS.

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RicardoG's picture

I have been doing a little bit more checking. Would it be better for me to also have a media server at the remote site too? I'm thinking that the communication between the servers would be more direct and it would also use compresssion.

CraigV's picture

...and compression is likely to happen with/without a media server on that site.

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Jeff Foglietta's picture

As Craig said it still comes down to your throughput. Having a media server at the remote site will really work better for you if your backup clients were at the same site. In this case it won't matter.

Jeff Foglietta

Practice Lead - Data Protection and High Availability