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Veeam replication - use backup file (on NAS) and replicate instead of host to host?

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As above really.  Is the above possible and would it be faster, more reliable?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You need to replicate to a host, the host could be attached to a NAS (via iSCSI or NFS).

see here

http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/70/bp_vsphere/offsite_replication.html

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the NAS is just setup as a repository, no iscsi.
not looking at remote site or DR, just local esxi hosts replicating over LAN as we do with acronis.  So can i use the daily VM backups to the NAS/repository and replicate these from NAS to another host instead of going between the hosts?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Yes, you can Backup and Restore.
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Top Expert 2015
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And this is your step-by-step guide:

http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/80/vsphere/replica_job.html

And this is the part that "solve" your concerns about:

http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/80/vsphere/replica_data_source_vm.html

where you may select the replica source from a backup NAS instead of a production VM......

My personal opinion: Move entirely from Acronis to Veeam......

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Seems awfully slow using the backup file in repository as source.  Using vm on host seems faster.
Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field Administrator
Top Expert 2015
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Seems awfully slow using the backup file in repository as source.  Using vm on host seems faster.
What type of NAS do you have? To be faster, usually, storage network has to be "vlan tagged and separated" from the production network.....

If using your host you're getting faster, probably is because your NAS is almost full of space or its spindles inside are a little bit less performing.....

Let us know more about your NAS environment.....

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iomega px4-300r  its not directly attached to the hosts, just connected into the data vlan.

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left the replication data on the veeam server not the nas