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Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. Are you using virtual labs? What about virtual labs in a different site than your backup server? How did you handle it?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
If you are using Veeam ONE with MS SQL Express you probably either have a small environment or you just didn’t hit the 10 GB database limitation yet But, how much space will the database then consume?The good news is Veeam offers a Veeam ONE database calculator tool right here: https://www.veeam.com/kb2246It is actually a Excel spreadsheet, but is very easy to use: But wait! Don’t forget to select the correct data collection mode you plan to use at the bottom:In case you are wondering what this is, check out the user guide: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/one/deployment/typical_choose_collection_mode.html?ver=100 and the table from https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/one/deployment/data_collection_modes.html?ver=100 (partial screenshot):
Veeam.Backup.DBConfig.exe Utility We continue to discover Veeam utilities that we may not know were there and are very useful ...Veeam Backup & Replication comes with the Veeam.Backup.DBConfig.exe utility that allows you to manage connection settings for Veeam Backup & Replication and/or Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager configuration database. Using this utility, you can:Connect to a different database on the same or another Microsoft SQL Server instance. If you specify a database that does not exist yet, it will be created on the selected server. Change authentication method for database connection. Possible methods are Microsoft Windows authentication and Microsoft SQL server authentication. NOTE: The Veeam.Backup.DBConfig.exe utility supports only connection to configuration databases of the current version. Using Veeam.Backup.DBConfig.exe Utility You can launch the Veeam.Backup.DBConfig.exe utility from the Start menu by clicking Configuration Database Con
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. What do you do when your application tests fail in a SureBackup job? Did you look into the sequencing? What is a stabilization point?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. Do you use the on-demand sandbox for patch/update testing? How are you getting your patches/updates inside the isolated virtual lab?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show you how to deploy the free StarWind Virtual SAN 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.
Veeam released Version 5 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 today!https://www.veeam.com/backup-microsoft-office-365-download.html Release notes see here:https://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_microsoft_office_365_5_0_release_notes_en_rn.pdf
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. Have you used the Veeam Extract utility? GUI? Command line? Windows or linux? Can it extract from VBK? VRB? VIB? How did you get the files back to your hypervisor environment?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. What is your use case for staged restore? Which applications are you using it with? Which format of scripts are you using?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
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.
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/
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. 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/
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
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
You may be aware of the Veeam ONE Restore Operator Activity Report, this one is my favorite. I recommend everyone set up this report for regular automatic generation, which is explained here: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/one/reporter/schedule_reports.html?ver=100 See the video below on how to do it!
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.
Are you backing up your Office 365? And… why not?I’m not going into the lengthy and exhausting discussion of why you should take care of your data, even if it’s stored in something unbreakable like “the cloud”, at least not in this post. I would like to focus on one of the features of the new Veeam Backup for Office 365 v4, which was released just the other day. This feature is “object storage support“, as you may have guessed it already from the title of this fine post!So, this means that you can take Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage or even IBM Cloud Object Storage and use it for your Veeam Backup for Office 365. And even better – you can use any S3-compatible storage to do the same! How cool is that?!To test this, I decided to use the Exoscale SOS (also S3-compatible) storage for backups of my personal Office 365 via Veeam Backup for Office 365.I’ve created a small environment to support this test (and later production, if it works as it should) and basically done the followi
Did you know you can easily schedule your disaster recovery tests to run with Veeam Availability Orchestrator?Orchestrator’s Lab Calendar makes it simple to run a DR test on a scheduled basis whenever you want - like on #DRTestTuesday.The best part of course, is being able to provide a copy of a production environment to your application owners when after the test has run.Just think of what you can do with a copy of your data - test patches and application upgrades, train new staff members, and do all of the testing you would never want to do in a live environment.Be sure to check out how easy it is to do right in the Orchestrator documentation.If you’re looking for the ultimate deep dive on everything testing (including running a DR test on demand and scheduling one in the Lab Calendar) in Orchestrator, don’t miss this great webinar which is nearly 100% demo (no boring PowerPoints from me!) and tackles Orchestrator’s amazing dynamic documentation as well. As part of every DR test you
This is going to be a quick post on how to backup a single OneDrive folder with Veeam Backup for Office 365.One of my customers developed an internal policy regarding the usage of OneDrive for Business.The policy is, that each user has a specific “Work” folder (root folder) which gets backed up with Veeam Backup for Office 365. All other folders are not backed up and the users do know that. So in this scenario we needed a OneDrive backup job, which backs up the whole organization with the OneDrive object and only includes that work folder.By the way, you are also able to exclude specific OneDrive folders by using the “-ExcludedOneDriveFolders” variable.However, in my case here it makes more sense to only include that specific folder.The scenarioI recreated that scenario with my own Office 365 Tenant, whereby I selected to only backup my webhosting folder. If you didn’t know it already, the ability to exclude or include specific folders for OneDrive backups is only available by using Po
Yesterday I got an error for two oracle databases which are backed up via the VEEAM RMAN plugin.Strange - there are several database instances on this system, all but the two are working fine. And these two had worked up to then, too…And… I did not change anything in the VEEAM and plugn configuraton After some discussion and research with our Oracle admin - bingo.He had moved these two databases to another Home directory and did not change the corresponding entries in the /etc/oratab. So - as shown in the picture - the backup of the database and the recovery logs worked, but the creation of the AUTOBACKUP failed and the ORA-01012 error was given.After the entries were corrected all worked fine again.Perhaps some of you will face similar issues, too. I did not find anything for this problemin the forums with a quick search.
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show how to see if any updates are available for your VMware vCenter Server and how to install the updates using the vSphere Appliance Management Interface (VAMI).Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. How proficient are you with the replication process on Hyper-V or vSphere? What is done by the source and target data movers?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
I wrote already a post about checking Microsoft ReFS space savings. Now I want to show some basics to check XFS savings too.To check space savings on repository layer go to the repository directory and run: ls -lhsYou can see the size of each file and the total size of all files. If there a way to much files, run ls -lhs | grep total Compare this to the size allocated on the volume. To show this, run df -h In this example you see space savings of: (86 - 35) = 51G Another way is the use the command xfs_bmap. It works on file-level and is very technical. I am still not sure to interpret all output correctly. At least it can show, reflink works!To show all extents of a file, this command can be used: xfs_bmap -e -l -p -v -v -v filename. Here also additional information like a legend is displayed.I made a small script to show the size of all shared extents of all *.vbk-files. But do not overstrain it, its experimental.#!/bin/bashfor f in *.vbkdo echo "File $f size of shared extends:" xf
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