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VEEAM backup for Domain Controller Upgrade

Posted on 2014-10-21
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Hi Guys,

This weekend ill be introducing a 2012 R2 DC to a domain and forest 2003 functional level.
We want to have a roll back plan incase something goes pear shaped. We have already done all the pre-reqs and have taken a system state backup and C drive backup of 1 domain controller but want a more full backup of all DC's.

So we want to VEEAM backup and replicate our current 5 domain controllers from our data centre (where they are all located) to head office. So the idea is, we start replicating now so the bulk of the replication comes across and just before we introduce the new DC, we will do another replication to get the replica as up to date as possible.

If something goes wrong, we power on these replicates and power off the prod ones and things should just work like before right?

Any advise is appreciated and steps to do this VEEAM backup and replication.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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That is correct.

Make sure you are capturing your backups of all 5 DCs are the same time, so they are all up to date with each other, e.g. hold the same information.

You can test this, using SureBackup, by restoring and running VMs from the Backup.
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Hi Andrew,

What does SureBackup do?
Does it just verify the backup files and VM?

because when I replicate the VM to Head Office, they will be in an off state so I cant power them on.
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It verifies the Backup Job, but also allows you to test, in a virtual lab you Backups from the Restore repo.

see here

http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/70/vsphere/surebackup_job.html
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thank you for your help!
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