mikeleahyirelan
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replication of VM

hi

does anyone here have any experice / preference of using vizioncore or veeam for replication of vm's. we want to do incremental replication of the vm's on a nightly basis

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Rockapot
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Vizioncore vReplicator works well, no real issues for small environments. Dead simple to use...

I have not tried Veeam's product so cant give you much info there..

Carl

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athlon_crazy
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Never test Veeam but for vReplicator, it's very pretty straight forward and you can do :

  • replicate online VM

  • replicate source VM to many Datastore (local, shared) (license only base on source VM)

  • replicate source VM to one remote site (more than one site require additional license)

  • Initiate DR Failover

  • VCB integration

  • Differential Hybrid backup (Those like Falconstor)

VMware newbie..

Zen Systems Sdn Bhd

www.no-x.org

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mikeleahyirelan
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hi.

thanks for the replies. we use about 3 TB on the production site for the vm's. the dr site will have storage of 6 TB. did i hear something about space being needed on the production server for snapshots etc???

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athlon_crazy
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Virtuoso

3TB but you can assign small LUN for your Datastore (300-500GB) and yes you should need to consider number of VMs per Datastore, VMs swap, snapshot size & etc. I always keep maintain approximately 10% free on each Datastore for snapshot since snapshot removal need twice of your vmdk size (merge delta with original .vmdk before remove the snapshot).

VMware newbie..

Zen Systems Sdn Bhd

www.no-x.org

http://www.no-x.org
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