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V2.39

Major VersionM

Approved FAST Operations Approval - Major

by Rene Weber

Introduction

This manual shows the instruction for connecting the Silent Brick System with Veeam as a NAS Repository.

This guide is tested with Veeam 11 and the Silent Brick System Version 2.39

Veeam Knowledge Base Articles

https://www.veeam.com/kb2802

  1. Installation and Connectors Installation and electrical connection as well as network connection are to be done as described in the manual Installation
    • Installation and Connectors Installation and electrical connection as well as network connection are to be done as described in the manual Installation

    • Network Adjustments The network settings are to be adjusted as described in the manual Installation

  2. Connect to the Silent Brick Web Interface Switch to Settings -> SMB
    • Connect to the Silent Brick Web Interface

    • Switch to Settings -> SMB

    • Create a new veeam user with a proper password or join the system to your active directory

  3. Create a new Volume of type 'SNAS' with a parity of 3 or 2 Compression is not needed for Veeam Backups Enable Large-File Optimization
    • Create a new Volume of type 'SNAS' with a parity of 3 or 2

    • Compression is not needed for Veeam Backups

    • Enable Large-File Optimization

    • For higher redundancy a parity level of 3 is recommended

    • If backup files are overwritten on a regular basis you may consider to set the Audit interval to manual. Automatic auditing is useful if data resides on the Volume for a long period of time.

  4. In your volume navigate to the Shares section
    • In your volume navigate to the Shares section

    • Choose "Add SMB Share"

    • Uncheck the checkbox for NTFS-ACLs to speed up the share

    • Uncheck the checkbox for Public and add the previously added Veeam user

  5. Add a new repository of type 'Network attached Folder' - 'SMB Share' Add the full path to the Silent Brick share Add the credentials previously configured for the share
    • Add a new repository of type 'Network attached Folder' - 'SMB Share'

    • Add the full path to the Silent Brick share

    • Add the credentials previously configured for the share

    • Recommended setting in Advanced: Use per-VM Backup

  6. Refer to the Veeam manual for the Backup Job creation
    • Refer to the Veeam manual for the Backup Job creation

  7. In order to increase overall security snapshots may be added to the SecureNAS Volume after backup creation A recommendation is to define the Snapshot period to the Veeam retention period +1 day For backup file integrity, make sure to set the interval to a proper value to make sure that at least one snapshot hits a time where no Backup Job was running.
    • In order to increase overall security snapshots may be added to the SecureNAS Volume after backup creation

    • A recommendation is to define the Snapshot period to the Veeam retention period +1 day

    • For backup file integrity, make sure to set the interval to a proper value to make sure that at least one snapshot hits a time where no Backup Job was running.

    • Snapshots may be added in three ways

    • Automatically via the Silent Brick User Interface

    • Manually via the Silent Brick User Interface

    • Via API Call to the Silent Brick System

  8. Powershell Version >= 5 required In order to add an API Call the Silent Brick Systems Management Interface must be reachable by the Veeam Host Download the Windows scripts folder from https://github.com/fastlta/sb-public/tre...
    • Powershell Version >= 5 required

    • In order to add an API Call the Silent Brick Systems Management Interface must be reachable by the Veeam Host

    • Download the Windows scripts folder from https://github.com/fastlta/sb-public/tre...

    • Deploy the scripts to a folder of your choice ( here C:\FAST )

    • Verify the connection by execution of the SB-CheckTasks.ps1 script in a Powershell screen

    • Modify your repository settings to make use of the Veeam-WLC Script

    • Run Veeam-WLC Script.ps1 manually in order to get a list of available parameters

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