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What is needed to backup running VMs in XenCenter


Matthew Montgomery

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I know within the XenCenter with DR enabled, the pool database is constantly replicated via mirrored storage, and in the event of a disaster at your primary site, VMs and vApps can be recovered from the mirrored storage to a pool on a secondary (DR) site.

 

My questions is what does it take to do it?, What does it requires? Any special hardware requirements? How does it get setup?

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The xencenter DR is just the farm information.  You still need to get your storage replicated to the other site.  Do you have san-san replication?  Otherwise you will need to get some form of agent based backup,  I know phd virtual had something, but I believe they were purchased.

 

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Can confirm, they were picked up, and are part of https://www.unitrends.com/solutions/citrix-xenserver-backup-and-recovery

 

I had an old script from the 5.0 or 6.0 days that could snapshot and export, but was very very bad.

Edited by Jeff Riechers
added backup solution
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