Veeam: SureBackup

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Veeam SureBackup is a way to tests your backup jobs automatically. You set them up like regular jobs and they do a restore in a test environment that Veeam creates.

To Resolve:

  1. Open the Veeam GUI and go to Backup Infrastructure – Sure Backup – Create – Name:Whatever – Point to a folder on whatever VM host you want for testing (one that is not being used a lot) – Leave all settings default – Next, Next, Next, Finish

  2. Backup Infrastructure – Sure Backup – Application Groups – Create – I just chose a single W8.1 machine to test

  3. Go to Backup & Replication tab – New Sure Backups Job – Point to Sure backup job, Point to sure backup application group (Make sure to check the checkbox to “keep the application group running after job completes”) – Next, Next, Next, Finish (check Run the job when finished).

  4. Now we get to see it in action! RDP to your VM host and connect to the appliance via Hyper v
    login: root / SureBackupJobName_r # see for your password

5. Connect to your VM, should be good to go.