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Backup/Restore to/from local NAS and sync to remote NAS

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:08 am
by aarfinch
I am doing some testing to see if it would be possible to backup to a local NAS (using FreeNAS) and use the built in rsync tool to sync the backup to a remote NAS (using FreeNAS). Server is running 2012 R2, BA software version 8.4.5r1. We are using a Backup Type of System Protection to backup to the local NAS, so it is creating a VHD file with the backups. We are then running a rsync task to sync the vhd to a remote NAS.

So far the local NAS backup seems to be running great and I can see the previous days of backups when I go to the restore console. What I am having issues with is trying to restore from the synced offsite NAS location. I don't know how to get BackupAssist to be able to see those backup files since there is not a backup job associated with that location.

Is there a better way to be doing this? We can't backup straight to the offsite NAS because it eats up too many resources when trying to do so.

Re: Backup/Restore to/from local NAS and sync to remote NAS

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:54 am
by Stuart
Hi there,

It's Stuart here, thanks for posting.

Unfortunately the only way to have BackupAssist see backups is by having the software create the backup on that destination directly.
The reason for this is that there are files written in the back end which the restore functionality relies upon - the only way they're written through the backup process.