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Backup system used by Virtual Hosting group


The Technology Services Virtual Hosting group is leveraging Veeam Backup and Replication to provide backup services to all of our customers.  Veeam is an agent-less backup solution that leverages existing features of the VMware virtual server environment to create backups of all virtual machines.  As a result, there is nothing for customers to install or configure on their virtual machines.  The software will work behind the scenes to create backups of customer virtual machines.


There is no additional cost of the using Veeam backups.  
The Veeam Backup Service is included in the Virtual Machine storage prices


Veeam will allow for entire VM backup and restore operations.
Backups will happen automatically during the overnight hours.

Virtual Machine Restores from backup can be initialized on-demand using our self-service web portal.  Customers can also contact the Virtual Hosting group for assistance.
Customers also have the ability to restore individual files or SQL database backups. 

More information about Restores can be found in this article: Virtual Hosting, Veeam Backup Self-Service Portal  


Backup reports are available via the Veeam web interface.  You can also request to have daily automated reports emailed to you or your group.

Additional Information

If you would like more information about Veeam software and how you can leverage it, you can submit a ticket request to:
For more technical information about how the Virtual Hosting group is leveraging Veeam,  see the following article:  Virtual Hosting, Veeam Backup Additional Information

Keywords:Veeam VMware   Doc ID:63207
Owner:Thomas G.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-05-06 10:52 CDTUpdated:2017-10-16 11:32 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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