We will limit the environment to
a) on-prem repository
b) secondary repository
c) local storage
d) NAS storage
Env: Backup to local storage (another disk) or Veeam Backup repository using Veeam agent
Test result:- Able to perform bare metal recovery on backup data from veeam agent stored on local storage or veeam backup repository
a) Backup to 1st repo
b) Backup copy job to 2nd repo using Veeam Backup Server/ Agent
a) Able to perform BMR when select "Veeam backup repository" and get backup data for 1st Backup Job and Backup Copy Job. Must point to veeam backup repository to recover BCJ.
Manual copy backup copy job backup data to
a) local storage
b) shared folder
or point to network storage "Shared folder" where backup data is located
No backup data is visible or
Error message " Veeam agent unable to open backup files created by Veeam Backup & Replication".
a) Manual copy veeam agent backup data to NAS or local disk
b) Access backup copy job backup data from shared folder
a) BMR successful for backup by veeam agent (either local or NAS storage)
b) BMR unsuccessful for backup copy job data ( no backup data)
a) Install new VBR Server and point to an existing repository that has backup copy job data
b) Select Veeam Backup Repository
a) No data visible for BMR
b) After rescanning backup repository on VBR Server. Able to see data on BMR and perform recovery
Conclusion on the test scenario:
1. For Backup Copy Job Data: You need to have Veeam Backup Server, add it as an existing repository, and rescan the repository before being able to recover Backup Copy Job Data.
2.No issue on Veeam Agent backup data resides on any storage when doing bare metal recovery.