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jaykaykay

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Hi,
I have a Kerio Connect virtual server/appliance. I usually use veeam for backup of the VM to tape. The tapes are taken offsite and can be restored to an ESX server in our Disaster recovery site.
In the case of Kerio, I can backup nightly using veeam too. I expect the total mail size to grow about 7GB per month. I archive anything over a month old. I want to have the archive separate from the main vm, so that the backup and restore don't include the archive, thus giving me a quicker restore in DR. I have added a separate virtual disk for the archive, which I will exclude from the veeam backup.
My question is: Can the server be restored without the archive, or does it depend on it to function?
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My IT Indy

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I think you should be okay, if you're missing the archive you might get an error, but basic functionality should be there for the VM.

I wouldn't discount Kerio's backup/restore tools, they are very good and reasonably fast to restore from provided you have fast I/O. Restoring from tape has always been a labor of time and when you need to restore a mailserver, time isn't something you have a ton of.

How big is your mailstore and how many backup zip files do you have?

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