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During the lead-up to VeeamON, it was amazing to see what content was leading the pre-registration information. We have the most data here than ever before. Constantly back and forth with the “Architecting Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 at Scale” session, the session that @hannesk, Christoph Meyer and I are delivering was racing to the finish line as the leader. The “All Demo Session for Veeam Hardened Repository” was in the end the most popular pre-registered session, and as promised in the delivery in Miami, here is your everything you need to know guide.Post Publish Updates:1-June 2023: The installation requirements for the .ISO have been added. 1-June 2023: Video of installation of the .ISO has been added. 2-June 2023: Clarification on support, formatting of document. 5-June 2023: Updated .ISO with support banner and logon screen update, link updated. No changes to Ubuntu configuration or hardening script. 29-June 2023: Updated .ISO with one enhancement, offline installation w
Hello, Veeam Community!For the most experienced users of Veeam products this post won’t be a big news, but this will surely be a big help for those taking their first steps with Veeam.Often times we are asked “where do I start with my new Veeam product?” or “does Veeam offer free certification?”, and our answer is go “back to Veeam University!”Veeam University is a FREE online training portal for all users of Veeam products and it offers a wide range of on-demand educational resources. No matter how well you know Veeam products, you will find something for yourself:Guided product onboarding pathways from A to Z for your first-time deployment for Veeam Data Platform (all editions) for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 These FREE online onboarding pathways were compiled together based on customer feedback and coupled with best practices from Veeam Technical Onboarding Managers and Solutions Architects.They feature everything you need to know from day one of using the product, all in bite
We are proud to announce the release of our first joint Legends project: Veeam Backup & Replication Pocketbook v1.It is a collection of best practices from the field.The following topics are covered:Backup Basics Security Hardened Repository and Immutability Performance SOBR Capacity Tier Offload SureBackupWe are discussing each recommendation with benefits, disadvantages and links to more information. Currently the Pocketbook can be downloaded here as a pdf-file. We are looking forward to your feedback!Enjoy reading! Contributors (in alphabetic order): @falkob, @Geoff Burke, @JMeixner, @Link State, @MicoolPaul, @regnor, @vNote42, @wolff.mateus
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It’s time to build the hype and readiness for V12! And as I announced on the special episode #100 of the Veeam Community Recap, I’m going to make a news hub here where everything you need for V12 can be viewed in one place leading up to the launch. Upon GA; I’ll also put a link to the V12 Upgrade Center (like I did for V11). I will target updating this weekly, and if you have a blog/external resource about V12 - be sure to put it in the comments below. Last updated: 30-January 2023 IMPORTANT: V12 Release UpdateThe RTM release of V12 has been made available to partners on 30-January. RTM is the release for partners or for customers needing/seeking early availability of the product. If you use a Veeam Cloud Service Provider or VCSP (such as those here: http://vee.am/splookup ) for Veeam-Powered Services; you will need to ensure that the VCSP has upgraded first. End users using VCSPs should not upgrade ahead of the service provider. Check with your service provider if you are using on
The Veeam Legend programme is due to have its second intake in the coming weeks/months, and I wanted to put together a small collection of resources for people to find out more about this amazing sub-community. What is the Veeam Legends Programme? The Veeam Legends programme is at its heart, a Veeam community, its a sub-group of the wider Veeam Community Hub & R&D forums’ users. It was created as part of the ongoing recognition that Veeam wanted to give to its most active Veeam experts within these spaces.The Veeam Legends programme is one of three sub-communities within the ‘Veeam 100’ collective, with the other two being Veeam Vanguard and VeeaMVP. But whilst Veeam Vanguard focuses on external evangelism & activity, and VeeaMVP celebrates Veeam staff that contribute externally to the Veeam community, Veeam Legends is focused on Veeam platform-based activity. Are there perks to becoming a Veeam Legend? Of course there are! To date I’ve witnessed the following perks from th
Since we launched Veeam Community Hub one year ago, 11,199 members joined and we are very happy to see new members engaging, sharing the knowledge and helping each other.Community is rapidly growing, and I thought it would make sense to create a guide with the best practices on how to use community: what category to choose, what type of content to go with, what to do and what not to do.Let’s look into that!Veeam Community Hub is owned by Veeam Legends and Veeam Community. It’s community driven property. If you would like to talk to Veeam PM or submit a support ticket, please reach out to Veeam Support or Veeam R&D Forums All content in all categories apart from User Groups is in English. If you feel more comfortable with your local language, you are welcome to create posts in local user groups Do not publish empty posts with external links only. Just do not, please. This type of content will be hidden. It is absolutely OK to use external link as a reference to something though. E
Hi Veeam Community!Here are a few housekeeping rules to keep this space friendly, interactive and useful:All content is in English only Personal information, which is not suitable for public viewing, cannot be published – e.g. address or phone number Podcasts and YouTube streams should be embedded through the ‘Embed media’ functionality. Here’s an example. Don’t just post a sentence with a hyperlink. Such posts will be hidden. We ask that you don’t just post a link to a blog or article, since most community members prefer to stay here and have discussions. Users may not post any offensive materials, share illegal or copyrighted content, attempt to distribute illegal substances, or distribute viruses or other material. Users may not use this place for (commercial) activities such as the advertising or sale of products or services, the offering of (interactive) games or the advertising of other communities or websites. The Veeam Community Team reserves the right to remove content or rest
Morning everyone, VMware vSphere 8.0 U2 is now available, with improvements to lifecycle management, AI workloads, and DevOps amongst others!https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2023/09/vsphere-8-update-2-now-available.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=vsphere-8-update-2-now-available A quick reminder to all, Veeam Backup & Replication v12 only supports up to vSphere 8.0 U1 currently. Veeam can’t start their validation until the code is available so we’ll now see Veeam begin their testing process. You can check the status of vSphere platform support here: https://www.veeam.com/kb2443Veeam typically target vSphere platform support within 90 days of release, so with the betas of VBR 12.1 functionality appearing online, I’d guess we won’t see 8.0 U2 support until 12.1 ships unless that encounters massive delays. So yes, wait for Veeam to support vSphere 8.0 U2 before you upgrade, there’s no point having all this new functionality if you can’t protect any of your work
@PValsecchi already showed how to use vSphere tags for VM selection in VBR. New in v11 is the possibility to combine vSphere tags. I want to show how this work. For that, I created two tag categories. One for Location and one for Backup. I defined datacenter A and B locations; and Gold, Silver and Bronze backup priority. These tags are assigned to my 4 test VMs:So: VM01 and VM03 (odd numbers) are located in DC A. VM02 and VM04 (even numbers) are in DC B. VM01 and VM02 are defined for Gold-Backup, VM03 for Silver, VM04 for Bronze. First, I select one Tag for VM selection: DC A. This can be done either with single tag selection or with new combination of tags but just select one.As expected, when backup runs, VM01 and VM03 are selected:Next, I want to backup all Gold-Backup VMs in DC B and select these tags: Objects shown in Job definition:Just VM02 has all tags assigned: Fine, works as expected! And now, backup all VMs in DC A and B:Eventually here is a pitfall. Because now nothing will
Hi Everyone, Please join me on Sept 28th on Kodekloud’s celebration of free week. The show will be hosted by none other than Patrik Akil so I am very excited. Believe me as I talk about my experience in Data Protection from Physical, through virtual to Container workloads.. you can bet it won’t be boring :) https://www.linkedin.com/events/7110978568662253568/about/?invite=false&message=false&sAtp=&sTrk=&sV=&showRequesters=false&showShareByPost=false
Hello, I try to install Veeam Agent for Linux on my debian 11but i have two errors that involve failure of Veeam Agent for linux installation 20/09/2023 09:41:17 Failed [172.16.0.18] Failed to install veeam_184.108.40.2060_amd64.deb and blksnap_220.127.116.110_all.deb packages: E: Impossible de trouver le paquet linux-headers-5.10.0-18-amd64 E: Impossible de trouver de paquet correspondant à l'expression rationnelle « linux-headers-5.10.0-18-amd64 » E: Impossible de trouver de paquet correspondant à l'expression rationnelle « linux-headers-5.10.0-18-amd64 » Failed to invoke rpc command 0:00:14 20/09/2023 09:41:32 Failed [172.16.0.18] Failed to install Veeam Agent for Linux: E: Impossible de trouver le paquet linux-headers-5.10.0-18-amd64 E: Impossible de trouver de paquet correspondant à l'expression rationnelle « linux-headers-5.10.0-18-amd64 » E: Impossible de trouver de paquet correspondant à l'expression rationnelle « linux-headers-5.10.0-18-amd64 » Failed to invoke rpc command my config
So I had a unique support case recently, a customer using Veeam Agent for Linux with mixed success, they had one particular server that worked fine during implementation and then after a week the backups had started to immediately fail. The server was unable to load the veeamsnap module.Veeam themselves have a great article dealing with this in general and it helps resolve the majority of the cases, link here.One point I believe this article doesn’t properly discuss though is why this can happen, especially when it previously worked properly. To understand this we need to know a bit about how Veeam works with its Linux Agent.To fully understand how the Veeam Agent for Linux works, the first question we need to answer is, what is “veeamsnap”? veeamsnap is a Linux kernel module used by Veeam to create volume snapshots. Due to the huge variety of Linux systems and updates supported by Veeam, there are some pre-requisites that must be met for veeamsnap to function, these are documented her
My Backup Server’s C: Drive is getting tight and I want to relocate Veeams’s MS SQL Database files from their default location on C:\Program Files\… to a larger Data drive. Now, whilst I can find articles about relocating the whole Veeam config to a different SQL Server, I can find nothing on moving the database mdf/ldf within the same Server. Is it simply a case ofstopping the Veeam services, detaching the databases in SQL Server Management Studio, moving or copying the files to the new location, attaching the database from their new location?Has anyone had any experience of this? How successful was it? Are there any pitfalls to avoid?
Hey folks,It seems like just yesterday that HashiCorp announced changes to the Terraform licensing plan and already there is a possible alternative on the horizon. The Linux Foundation announced today the formation of the OpenTofu project which is being billed as an alternative to Terraform. As they say, we will wait and see what happens but since LF is involved this is definitely not a dead from the start.You can read more here: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/press/announcing-opentofu
Hi Folks Kodekloud will be offering a free week starting on the 25th. There are a ton of new courses. Aside from all the Kubernetes courses there are also AZURE, GCP, AWS etc. Go take a look, take a vacation from work, buy lots of coffee, do courses non stop then go back to work with bigger salary demands or demanding more vacation time in order to run this function in a loop 😁https://kodekloud.com/pages/free-week?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=1+Week+Until+KodeKloud%27s+Free+Week&utm_content=announcement
Backup Eagle logoIn my first blog post, I reviewed what Backup Eagle was and how it can monitor your environment. I also went through the installation process as well. Part 1 can be found here –Monitoring with Backup Eagle – Part 1The company graciously granted me an NFR license to test within my homelab – Backup Eagle by Schmitz RZ Consult GmbH.In this post, I am going to cover the Administration Console, including things like –Installing a license file Adding servers for monitoring Dashboards ReportsBackup Eagle is used for Backup Monitoring, Reporting, and Audit & Compliance.Backup Eagle – What it is used forLaunching the console is very straightforward; double-click the desktop icon “BACKUP EAGLE Administration Client,” which launches the console. You can see the console when it first opens below (keeping in mind I already have data showing – a new installation will not have any data until you add servers).Dashboard in the Administration ConsoleAfter you get into the dashboard
Hi allMany people in the community probably are already aware of the fact that in Q4 of 2023 Microsoft will launch in preview their own 365 Backup and Archive service.For those who doesn’t know yet, they are now informed 😎.More info can be read and viewed on following links : Welcome to Microsoft Inspire 2023: Introducing Microsoft 365 Backup and Microsoft 365 Archive - Microsoft Community HubMicrosoft 365 Backup and Microsoft 365 Archive My goal is to have a summary of pro’s and con’s of this MS service vs the proven existing Veeam solution!As a partner we are offering at this moment a Veeam SaaS solution and my idea is to keep it that way of course 😊, but therefore I have to convince the cloud team that this is still the best solution to offer to our customers.The MS backup solution is a built-in solution to backup M365 (Onedrive, Exchanage and Sharepoint).The MS archive solution is to put less frequently data on cheaper cold storage but can still be directly used.Is this Microsoft
The special-purpose .local top-level domain (TLD) is not designed for use in the global Domain Name System (DNS). Rather, multicast DNS (mDNS) uses it to resolve hostnames to IP addresses within small networks, eliminating the need for a dedicated DNS server. Specifically, mDNS operates on the local network link and uses the .local TLD for this purpose. When an mDNS client needs to resolve a hostname that ends with .local, it sends queries to the mDNS IPv4 link-local multicast address 18.104.22.168 or its IPv6 equivalent ff02::fb.Top 5 reasons why it is a bad ideaLet’s dive into why using the .local top-level domain (TLD) can lead to a handful of issues.Standards Compliance: The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) reserves the .local TLD for mDNS in RFC 6762. If you use it in another context or within a traditional unicast DNS context, you may face non-compliant behavior and conflicts. Compatibility Issues: Systems, particularly those running Apple’s Bonjour service, frequently use mD
Did you know that there is a very useful Veeam tool to validate the integrity of your backups? In some cases, a backup can get corrupted due to accidental changes in the backup file data. For example, the file can be damaged after transfer over the network or from hardware failures on the backup storage side. With Veeam Backup Validator, you can quickly verify the integrity of any backup file, without extracting the VM data from the archive.Veeam Backup Validator is a command-prompt CRC check utility that tests a backup at the file level. For integrity validation, Veeam Backup Validator uses the checksum algorithm. When Veeam Backup & Replication creates a backup of a VM, it calculates a checksum for every data block in the backup file and attaches these checksums to the data blocks. Veeam Backup Validator re-calculates checksums for data blocks and compares them against the initial checksum values. If the results match, the backup file is viable. This works similarly to the backu
Hello, a few years ago I wrote a few articles about this very interesting, and common topic:They were very well received in my opinion, with tons of comments, and lots of views. But since then, many changes have happened, first to the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 APIs, secondly Microsoft disabling SMTP and making our life difficult with OAuth for simple stuff like this.Good news are:The first blog post have been updated with the OAuth steps, so if you are struggling with that, please take a look now :) I wrote two very simple PowerShell Scripts to make your life easy.Automating the painful Microsoft/Google Oauth for VB365 Audit Mail SettingsIf you want to automate this process, because do this manually is the biggest pain I had in this 2023 by far. You will find the script here:https://raw.githubusercontent.com/VeeamHub/powershell/master/VB365-AuditRestoreOperations/vb365-AuditEmailSettings-OAuth.ps1Very simple to modify and run. You will need the Client/Client Secret/Tenant ID, but
With VBR v12 Linux proxy server can get a new role! A Linux server can become a Tape Server.We will see more details like supported Linux distributions and versions with general availability of v12.But I would bet on one thing: Linux Hardened Repository Server will be excluded from this feature – for security reasons.
Hello Community! I am in the middle of modifying my Backup/DR environment → adding infrastructure, upgrading VBR servers, etc, etc...basically a refresh cycle as it were. One of my VBR Servers is used for DR purposes using Veeam Replication. I created a new server for it on the newest server OS (2022) and did a Configuration Backup migration. This was the first time I performed a DB migration and was pleasantly surprised by the ease of this task. Well done Veeam! As for one my other VBR server, I’m not wanting to do a DB migration. I’m going to recreate most everything from scratch for various reasons. But, out of just under 30 jobs I have on this server, I do want to retain 7 of them. Sadly, as some of you know based off a Hub post from a yr or so ago by @shawnl :..exporting Jobs isn’t really possible. I really would like a Backup/Copy Job export function in the Console personally. Anybody else concur this would be a useful feature add?But, I digress. My main purpose here is to provi
One of the must-have features for providing access security for any sensitive application is the ability to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) as part of the login process. The release of Veeam Backup and V12 added the ability to enable Multi-factor authentication for logging into the Veeam console (including the remote console). The details:Before discussing the setup and configuration of MFA, we should discuss what MFA apps are supported.Veeam Backup and Replication supports Time-Based One-Time Passwords (TOTP) as per RFC 6238 installed on a mobile device. For example, the following MFA TOTP applications are supported:Microsoft Authenticator Google Authenticator LastPass Authenticator DUO Okta Verify Many more are listed if you do a quick internet search ;)A console auto-logout time can also be set to ensure that a user gets logged out of the Veeam console after a configurable period of inactivity. Configuring MFA:Step 1:Access the Users and Groups selection on the options
Veeam and Tape III - Restore of Backup Job Files from Tape which were backed up with a File-to-Tape Job
This is the description of an unusual scenario where Backup Job Files (.vbk and .vib Files) are backed up with a File-to-Tape Job instead a Backup-to-Tape Job. This has several disadvantages, e.g., you must know on which tape your files you want to restore are residing. You cannot find your tape backups under the backups section in the “Home” view of console and many more…OK, now have a look how we get these files back from tape.See the results of the File-to-Tape job and find the tape number the files reside on. If you don’t know the tape, read further, and use the search function ( Note: the warning in the screenshot can be ignored. The filesystem is too big for VSS Snapshots, I have forgotten to switch the VSS snapshots off for this test backup job.).Then go in the Veeam Console to the “Tape Infrastructure” section. Either go to the media pool where the affected tape is in or look for it in the Media section of your tape library.Right click on the tape and select “Restore Content”.
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