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Planning for DR: Configuration Backup

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Configuration backup of the Veeam Backup server is another valuable option for DR. During configuration backup, the configuration data is exported from the Veeam Backup & Replication SQL database and saved into a backup file on the repository. If the Veeam Backup server fails for some reason, you can re-install it and then quickly restore its configuration from the backup file.

Alternatively, you can apply the configuration of one Veeam backup server to any other Veeam backup server in your backup infrastructure — this may be helpful, for example, if you need to migrate your current Veeam backup server to a new one. For that, just create configuration backup of existing Veeam backup server, then install a new backup server from scratch, and import configuration.

Periodic configuration backups reduce the possibility of data loss and minimize the administrative overheard if any problem with Veeam backup server(s) occurs. So, it is recommended that you schedule configuration backup job to be run periodically and to store configuration backups on the backup repository other than the default one. In this case, configuration data of the Veeam backup server(s) will be available for recovery even if the Veeam Backup server fails.

Before you restore Veeam Backup & Replication configuration, do the following:

1.Make sure that the repository with a configuration backup (.bco) you plan to use for restore is added to the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

2.Stop all jobs that are currently running. During configuration data restore, Veeam Backup & Replication temporary stops all Veeam Backup & Replication services and jobs.

3.Check the version of the Veeam backup server. You can restore the backup configuration on the server of the same version.

To learn more about configuration backup and restore functionality, please refer to the Performing Configuration Backup and Restore section of the User Guide.

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