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I would like to ask anyone here that has a good knowledge on veeam to instruct me on what is the best backup configuration for my network scenario. We have a dell blade server running Vsphere with a image of windows 2008 standard as our domain controller/file server, our files are located on an iscsi Buffalo Terastation 3000. I have been thinking on implementing veeam as a image backup solution, but I have some questions. Will veeam backup the vmware server image including all the contents of the iscsi drive mounted? and if yes I should assume that I may be best to add a separate storage destination that the nas, perhaps an usb drive? What can you guys tell me?

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Veeam will backup virtual machines, on any datastore, local, iSCSI or NFS.

Veeam does not backup the actual Host OS e.g. ESXi.

I would recommend you backup to a different location, e.g. NAS, Windows file share.

You could use a USB external disk attached to a physical computer, although in our experience USB external disks are slow.
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My question is, we have a iscsi nas mounted on the windows 2008 image, will veeam include that storage location on it's backup?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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If the iSCSI Mounted NAS, has a drive letter in the OS, and it's included in the Backup Job, yes Veeam will backup the iSCSI LUN.
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