Replicas from Backup

27th July Update:

From now on it’s possible to create a replica Job from a backup copy job set-up as immediate copy mode.

In my last article I talked about how to throttle the network when you need to perform replicas Job (click here for more details).

In this second article, I will show you how to replicate a VM using a Backup as a source.

The main three points are:

  1. Setting up a Backup Job
  2. Setting up a Backup Copy Job
  3. Setting up a Replication Job

Let’s go!

1. It’s quite easy to create a new backup job. If you didn├Čt read the guide, the next pictures will show the more important points

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2. Now it’s time to configure the backup copy Job selecting the just created primary backup as a source.

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To simplify reading the article, please pay attention to the name of the second Repository (XFS-Repo-DR)

3. Now it’s time to set up the Replica Job

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This is the main point of the article:

Click on “Source” Button (yellow row) and select the Repository XFS-Repository-DR as a source of the Replica, as shown in Picture 8 .

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Last steps are:

a) Completing the Replica Wizard creation

b) Running the job

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To be sure that everything is working fine you can use any tools that check up the I/O on Repository.

In this article, I choose IOSTAT because it’s light, powerful and easy to use on Linux Repositories

Picture 10 shows the disk status before replica job is launched while Picture 11 shows the disk status when it runs.

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