rahqa
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SAN mode backup using VDR?

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Hi!

I am new to Vo the VDR. Can anyone point me to the steps / settings i need to follow in order to perform SAN mode backups using VDR? Does it need any special licenses?

Thanks in advance

Rahul

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AndreTheGiant
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Does it need any special licenses?

It required that your ESX is licenses for this features (Essential Plus, Advanced, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus).

See also the documentation on VMware site:

http://www.vmware.com/support/vdr/doc/vdr_110_releasenotes.html

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro

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kac2
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VMware Data Recovery Manager: A guide to installing and using VDR

It's done on a VM by VM basis. not on the SAN side.

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AndreTheGiant
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Does it need any special licenses?

It required that your ESX is licenses for this features (Essential Plus, Advanced, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus).

See also the documentation on VMware site:

http://www.vmware.com/support/vdr/doc/vdr_110_releasenotes.html

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro

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rahqa
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Thanks!Which means the performance could be lesser compared to VCB backups using SAN transport mode?

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AndreTheGiant
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The performance is near to VCB in hot-add mode.

But VDR after the first full backup will make incremental backups...

So it may be faster, cause less data will be transfer.

Andre

Andre | http://about.me/amauro | http://vinfrastructure.it/ | @Andrea_Mauro
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