SEP sesam Hybrid Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution

SEP sesam backup and recovery solution for virtual and physical environments protect companies and organizations from small to large enterprises. Here is a brief description of the SEP sesam and steps I took to implement my first backup with this solution some months ago. Backup data on saving set is preserved according to the retention time defined. Data can be migrated, deduplicated, and replicated in order to provide fast and reliable restore. Kindly refer to the following related guides. Cloud Protection Manager: How to recover backup via N2WS Veeam CPM, and Advantage of using a 3rd party software for Backup (N2WS by Veeam) over AMI.

SEP sesam supports heterogeneous computing environment and provides "Present Task Type". SEP sesam changed the naming from Backup Type ----> Task Type. 

Note: Standard backup does not prepare for Disaster Recovery. This recovery requires special preparation and configuration with SEP sesam disaster recovery solutions.
– Bare Metal Recovery Linux
– Bare Metal Recovery Windows and
– SEP sesam self-recovery

SEP sesam introduces 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 avoid task conflicts and efficiently manage tasks in the 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 set up for the client and backup server itself.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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