SEP sesam Hybrid Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

Here is a brief description of SEP sesam and steps I took to implement my first backup with this solution some months ago.

SEP sesam supports heterogeneous computing environment and provides “Present Task Type”.
Note: SEP sesam changed the naming from Backup Type —-> Task Type.

Backup data on save set is preserved according to the retention time defined. Data can be migrated, deduplicated and replicated in order to provide fast and reliable restore.

Note: Standard backup does not prepare for Disaster Recovery. This recovery requires special preparation and configuration with SEP sesam disaster recovery solutions.

  1. Bare Metal Recovery Linux
  2. Bare Metal Recovery Windows and
  3. SEP sesam self-recovery

SEP sesam introduces a powerful scheduling called SEPuler. And this constantly checks for backup, restore and predefined tasks to be executed. When such a task is found, SEPuler initiates the execution of such tasks.

To aviod task cconflicts and efficiently manage tasks in execution queue, SEP sesam uses event priorities.

Backup Server Setting up a backup environment
– Decide on the Server (VM) to backup
– Install the necessary SEP backup components on them (i.e., on the VM to be backup.
– Ensure you have the required permission on the system to be backup.

Note: The grouping of clients and storage devices is referred to as a Location. By default, this is set to local.

You can group similar OS’ (devices) by using locations or by using different geographical locaton) etc.
– You can also have different locations in this faction below.

Here, new locations can be created to have your servers grouped together eg, Linux servers.

How to Configure Clients.
– The image below is the faction in which new clients are created and added to SEP sesam.

Note: The database has to be configured previously.
After creating a data store, you will need to create a new media pool.

Client Side configuration: Setup and configure SEP client on each Server (VM) to be backup.

Here is the link to where this client can be downloaded.
Here you can download for windows clients etc.

Note: When installing the agent, you will have to install or enter the SEP sesam server name. During this installation, some firewall ports will be opened automatically on the server.

Ensure you have a working DNS name resolution correctly setup for the client and backup server itself. Here are some vital links as i could not cover the topic in details.

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