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Agent For MAC Deployment always via catch-all protection groups•.pkg file for installation•Install with double-click or 3rd party software management solution*•Full Disk Access (FDA) must be allowed in both cases Full Disk Access: Manual ConfigurationGo to “Settings –Security & Privacy –Full Disk Access” Check Profile On MacOS 3 Ways To Connect Agent To VBR 1) Command line (same as Veeam Agent for Linux) 2) Import a Catch-Allconfiguration file; can be done via UI: 3) Use mobile device management to distribute a configuration profile Visibility On VBR Side Appears in VBR after import of Catch-All configuration Assign backup policies in VBR console IMPORTANT VAM does NOT back up volumesperform bare metal recoveryperform any sort of application aware backupsave applications settings (unless you specifically select the required files)allow non-admin users to access other users’ datahave local UI to create jobs
@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
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, we continue and finalize the deployment of the free StarWind Virtual SAN storage appliance that we will be using for shared storage in the home lab.Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
Hello,It is known how to make Replication configurations on VBR software, but there are not many configurations for failover plans. For this reason, we will discuss "What is a Failover Plan on VBR, How is it created?"What is the Failover Plan? If you have many VMs running interconnected applications, you need to define them as a group and make a failover plan.In the failover plan, you set the order in which the VMs should be opened and the latency times for the VMs. Set Delay (latency) time is a period of time that Veeam Backup & Replication must wait before starting the process of the next virtual machine on the list. It helps to ensure that some VMs, such as the DNS server, are already running when other VMs start. Latency can be set for every VM in a failover plan, except for the last VM on the list.If the virtual machine is closed in the VM group you created, you can manually start the relevant failover plan. When you start the process, two options appear, you can start the ope
Live Optics allows you, your Dell EMC technologists, or Dell EMC partner consultants to understand vital information about your Veeam environment. Live Optics provides you with a simple process to upload your Veeam database backup and present your data in a clear and understandable way, so that you can make informed decisions to optimize your backup infrastructure.Your Veeam database backup will usually be a file with a .bak extension. Sometimes, due to common community based knowledge, the files have a .dmp extension.Pre-RequisitesThe following list is are required to follow the instructions below.You are a user with Administrative access to Veeam You have downloaded the latest version of the Live Optics Collector InstructionsTo create a SQL backup for Veeam, see the following Veeam KB article:https://www.veeam.com/kb1471?destination:https://www.veeam.com/kb1471=?x-clickref=1100ld5oeEIGNote: There is no need to further .zip or compress the file. The Live Optics collector will do th
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. Most people seem to agree having multiple restore points is good both for backups and replicas, but how do you really failover to an older restore point than the latest one?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Many times we wonder what happens with encrypted VMs , here is this great explanation of Veeam Backup of Encrypted VMs Veeam Backup & Replication lets you back up encrypted VMs. The backup infrastructure must meet the following requirements:VM encryption instances must be preconfigured in the virtual infrastructure: you must set up the key management server, create the VM encryption policy and assign it to VMs in advance. The backup proxy used for backup must be working in the Virtual appliance transport mode or Network transport mode with SSL encryption enabled. The backup proxy working in the Virtual appliance transport mode must be deployed on an encrypted VM. Ensure either that you use a common Key Management Server (KMS) or that the Key Management Server clusters at both sites use common encryption keys. Replication of Encrypted VMsVeeam Backup & Replication lets you replicate encrypted VMs. The backup infrastructure must meet the following requirements:VM encryption in
Last week was Tech Field Day 22, and Veeam was happy to be back at this key Technical Decision Maker Influencer event. This was a great event and we were happy to be back, as a presenter it was a great thrill! Now that I had the weekend to think about it, I want to share a few reflections on the event exclusively here at the Veeam Community site. Let’s start with a video I made recapping the content of the event:Now, I want to take a moment to explain the Product Strategy team's strategy for Tech Field Day overall.Why does Veeam do Tech Field Day?Straight Answer: We are committed to ensuring technical decision maker awareness in all communities that align to Veeam’s interests.More to the Story: My team loves doing this. We love the thrill of live Q&A, live demo and other aspects that truly embrace the spirit of technical evangelism.Who does Veeam bring to Tech Field Day?Straight Answer: For most situations, Tech Field Day events are delivered by
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. Have you tried the planned failover feature? What actually happens when you perform it? and could it maybe combined with the failover plan feature?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
[Veeam 1-minute] How-to create a Data Protection Policy for Amazon RDS using Veeam Backup for AWS v3
Hi guys, another quick one-minute video, today there is about How-to create a Data Protection Policy for your Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) using the new Veeam Backup for AWS v3Remember that you can get a fully functional (Free Forever 10 AWS instances) from here - https://www.veeam.com/aws-backup.htmlLet me know what you think for the format, and if you are using RDS Protection :)
Learn with us on this one-minute video if your Veeam Backup for AWS v3 RDS Policy is working, and How-To Restore an Amazon RDS back to production, all in one minute.For more information, and a fully functional (Free Forever 10 AWS instances) visit here - https://www.veeam.com/aws-backup.htmlI hope you like it! Have not seen much videos, or information around the RDS, and VPC, integration with VBR, so you will see much more one minute videos soon.
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. What happens to your source/original VM when you trigger a failover to a replica? What happens if it is suddenly powered on at the same time as your replica that you just failed over to?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
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
Yes, Veeam can! (sorry for this pun)Question arose today and I thought this is could be interesting to share: Is it possible to copy a backup copy job? So can a backup copy job use a backup copy job as source job? Yes and no. It is not possible to select the copy backup job directly. But it is possible to select the repository, the (second) copy job searches for backup data. How to create a copy copy job:Start the New Backup Copy Job wizard and enter a name. Here it is required to use Periodic copy (pruning) Copy mode! Note: Source copy backup job can also use Immediate copy (mirroring) mode. On next step, press Add… → From backups... and select the job you want to copy second time.It is important to do so, otherwise, selected source repository (next step) will be ignored!Press Source… and select the repository, the first copy job uses as target. This is the repository this copy job will read backups from. The rest of the wizard can be configured as desired. In joblog you see the sour
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. Are you using replicas? What about failover plans? How often do you test them? How many failover plans do you have? and… how many VMs could be in a single failover plan? :-)Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Greetings friends, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5 was released very recently, and among many new functionalities like Microsoft Teams Protection and Scalability enhancements, I have seen that there are certain advanced functionalities that can be performed using RESTful API. It is not the first time that the development team of this product launches API functionalities that later move to the graphic part in case there is good acceptance.In particular, the one we are going to focus on today, is a functionality that has been requested for a long time, it is about receiving an email notification for each restoration operation that is performed on the elements where the audit is enabled. Audit Diagram in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5Before we start with the subject, I think a diagram about how all this works can help us better understand what we are going to do, and activate: How to Enable Auditing of protected items with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5We have
The Tape Storage Council has released summary of 2020’s usage of tapes and a future outlook:https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/12/07/tape-storage-council-2020-outlook/Summary:Capacity shipments rose to record amounts in 2019 >225 million LTO cartridges >4.4 million drives [IBM and Oracle enterprise tape shipments are not included] Tapes are still cheaper than disk Several public cloud deep archives use tape, such as AWS’s Glacier ESG found a majority increasing their commitment to tape (61%) Tape’s two big advantages: low cost longevity Big drawback: lengthy file access time
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show you how to deploy two nested ESXi hosts and add them to a cluster in your VMware vCenter.Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
Hi everyone!I recently had the honor of presenting at the Veeam User Group for CZ/SK and think the topic will be of interest to the general Veeam community.The presentation does cover some VMCE related topics, but will provide great advice for anyone studying for any IT certification exam.Hope you enjoy the presentation and any feedback would be very welcome
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