1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 2, 2016 1:36 AM by Chris Aylott RSS

    Best practice for restore and test

    John Rafter Newbie

      Is there a reference guide to testing our DR backups that are been sent to a different location.

      Nimble device A <<<<over MPLS>>>>Nimble device B(DR side).

      We have a vCenter on both sides, can we validate and test the backups?

        • Re: Best practice for restore and test
          Chris Aylott Adventurer

          Hello,

           

          You can do this very easily with scripting (powershell) or manually.

           

          Process:

          - Nimble: Clone the replicated snapshots

          - Nimble: Apply ACL's to the cloned volumes

          - VMware: Rescan HBA's

          - VMware: Connect to targets

          - VMware: power on VM's !! Make sure the network is isolated.

          Test

          - VMware: Detach storage

          - Nimble: Delete clones

           

          Veeam 9.5 will be leveraging a lot of this functionality.

           

          Many thanks,

           

          Chris