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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

How Remote Replica from Backup Works

Remote replica from backup is performed with a regular replication job. When you set up a replication job, you define a backup repository with VM backups as a source of data. If the backups for this VM are available in different backup repositories, you can select several backup repositories as a source. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication will look for the latest VM restore point across these backup repositories.

For example, you have configured two backup jobs that process the same VM, and targeted these jobs at two different backup repositories. The backup jobs have created the following backup files:

  • Backup job 1 has created 2 restore points in Backup repository 1: full backup file on Sunday and incremental backup file on Tuesday.
  • Backup Job 2 has created 1 restore point in Backup repository 2: full backup file on Monday.

The replication job is configured to retrieve VM data from backups and scheduled to run daily. In this case, the replication job will retrieve VM data from backups in the following way:

  1. On Sunday, the replication job will retrieve VM data from the full backup file in Backup repository 1.
  2. On Monday, the replication job will retrieve VM data from the full backup file in Backup repository 2.
  3. On Tuesday, the replication job will retrieve VM data from the incremental backup file in Backup repository 1.

How Remote Replica from Backup Works 

In some situations, a new restore point on the backup repository may not been created by the time a replication job starts. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication displays a warning notifying that the latest restore point has already been replicated. The replication job session is finished with the Warning status.

How Remote Replica from Backup Works Note:

When you replicate a VM over a production network, Veeam Backup & Replication retrieves VM data as of the latest VM state. When you replicate a VM from backup, Veeam Backup & Replication retrieves VM data as of the point in time when the backup was created. The VM replica restore point has the same timestamp as a corresponding VM backup restore point, not the time when the replica job session is run.

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