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Veeam 8 online backup Lotus Domino

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Since Lotus Domino is an application non-VSS aware, the DBs consistency must be guaranteed during the Veeam 8 backup Lotus Domino process.

Using Lotus Domino as corporate messaging system, the databases consistency is guaranteed running custom quiescing scripts (pre-freeze and post-thaw) stored in C:\Windows in the Domino Server during the backup job.

Directory location where the scripts should be located inside the VM depending on the version of ESXi.

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To perform a Lotus Domino online backup, a single script can be used instead with the procedure explained by Andreas Neufert (Veeam Solution Central Architect EMEA).

 

Procedure

Using a text editor like Notepad, create a script with the commands to drop the connected users and flushing the cache in Domino.

Save the file as VeeamBackup.bat.

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Create a directory C:\scripts in Veeam server local drive and copy the VeeamBackup.bat file.

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Now open Veeam Backup and Replication 8 and click Backup Job button to create a new backup job.

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Assign a Name to the backup job then click Next.

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Click on Add button to add the VM Lotus Domino to the backup . Click Next to continue.

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Select the Backup repository and the Backup mode. Click Next to continue.

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Thick Enable application-aware processing option and click on Applications button.

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Select the VM to configure then click Edit.

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In General tab, select Perform copy only option then click Scripts to move to next tab.

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Select Require successful script execution option to enable the scripts fields. Click Browse button next to Pre-freeze script and select the file previously created.

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Select the file script created then click Open.

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Click OK twice to save the settings.

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From the drop-down menu, set the Credentials then click Next.

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Specify the job scheduling options then click Create.

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Click Finish to exit the wizard.

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To manual execute the backup, right click the new created backup job and select Start.

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The backup job runs the pre-freeze script (VeeamBackup.bat) to drop all the connections and flushing the cache.

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In Lotus Domino the commands in the pre-freeze script are executed.

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Veeam backup safely creates the snapshot keeping all the DBs consistent.

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The process completes successfully.

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This solution keeps all the configurations inside Veeam server making the overall backup process centralized (scripts included) and with a better control.firma

2 Comments

    • Paolo Valsecchi 10/11/2015