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With the recent topic of how to change the IP/DNS Name of the vCenter recently posted I wanted to share for those with experience in SQL how you can modify the vCloud URL within Veeam.This requires some SQL knowledge and that you shut down the Veeam services during the process. The main query is as follows:SELECT * FROM Hosts WHERE type=1 OR type=6 OR type=14; Under the "options" column for the relevant row(s) we're going to see the reference(s) to the old cell hostname. Then once you are ready follow these steps:0) Veeam Configuration Backup1) Stop Veeam Services2) Backup VeeamBackup SQL DB3) SELECT * FROM Hosts WHERE type=1 OR type=6 OR type=14;4) Copy the "options" value5) Modify the copied "options" column value to have the new VCD URL6) Note the id column of the related row7) Perform the update query on the objects that need the new URL:UPDATE Hosts SET options='NEW_options_VALUE' WHERE id='ID_FROM_STEP_6';8) Start Services9) Open Console, and "next" through the properties of the
The following post is not directly related to backup. I hope it is helpful anyway.At a customers backup server a very strange behavior was observed. After a few days without problems, scheduled tasks never seem to get finished. So a current running – never ending – task prevents the next run from starting. A reboot of the server resolved the problem – for a few days.SolutionAfter a research I found out, scheduled tasks get started with a lower priority than interactively started tasks. See my scheduled PowerShell script in screenshot here.Normally this is not a big deal. It does not matter when tasks like reports last longer than manually started. Nevertheless they should at least finish.The solution is to rise the priority of scheduled tasks. Unfortunately this cannot simply be set in the GUI. It can be done in a few steps, I list here.Start Windows Task Scheduler, right-click your task and select Export… and save XML file to a temporary location. Edit XML file with an editor of your
Veeam recently released Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6, as part of getting up to speed with the release, I’ve been reviewing the help center documentation. Today I came across an interesting note within the backup applications section, something that was completely missing from the release notes. It said:Using multiple applications may impact the performance of your production SharePoint environment. This functionality will be deprecated in future versions of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365.https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/vbo365/guide/backup_applications.html?ver=60 For a while, the advice to leverage the best backup performance from SharePoint Online and SharePoint Online derived services, such as OneDrive for Business, has been to leverage multiple backup applications. This note indicates a change in stance that may indicate changes behind the scenes. I try not to speculate too much on this blog, so whether this is due to additional testing, a change in guidance or requirement fr
As the headline suggests, Veeam recently released a “version 3a“ of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure.Whilst there are your usual mixture of security fixes and bugs resolved, it actually brings a new (and welcome) change to the licensing structure around protecting Azure SQL workloads (not to be confused with Azure virtual machines running SQL Server). Licensing Per Server, not Per Database It’s not unusual to see Veeam adapt their pricing models over time to provide better value for customers. We’ve seen this historically when, for example, Veeam adjusted their NAS licensing to increase the amount of storage protected per instance license. However I was certainly surprised when Veeam released the latest version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure and included a change to the way they process Azure SQL Workloads.First of all, this isn’t to be confused with the “traditional” approach to running SQL Server workloads in Azure, aka, running a virtual machine with SQL Server installed. That
With the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 the Self Service Portal was also unleashed. In this video we run through a scenario where a new tenant is being onboarded from the Service Provider point of view as well as what steps need to be actioned by the tenants.
From Veeam Backup & Replication restore Mac OS FileOpen Veeam Backup & Replication console and click Backups, Disk. You will see the Mac Agent Backup. Right-click “Your Mac Device Name”, Restore guest Files, Linux, and other…Select the available restore point.A new feature of v11 is the ability to leverage an existing managed Linux server to act as the file-level recovery appliance, you can choose a Linux host that I have in my environment.v11 will open the Veeam Backup Browser, which enables the ability to see the structure and the ability to recover your files and folders.You can restore folder or file to the v11 Desktop only, If you need direct restore the Mac device, please continue to see “Step by step of Veeam Agent for Mac 1.0 @ Part 3 (Restore from MacOS)” Coming Soon…Reference Link: https://vexperthk.com/2021/03/09/step-by-step-of-veeam-agent-for-mac-1-0-part-2-restore-from-vbr-v11/
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. How can you import data from CSV files to Veeam ONE if they are exported from your CMDB? Do you use a CMDB? Which one?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Borg and Kubernetes Since the CKA Kubernetes certification is a practical exam with no multiple-choice questions you must wait a day or two until you find out your result. I was on sitting on my back porch when I checked my email and saw the ‘Congratulations” in the title and I literally shouted, “I have Kubernetes!!”. My neighbor who is not IT savvy and witnessed my strange behavior immediately thereafter began doubling his social distancing measures with me. This was the “Covid19 summer” of 2020, and I realized that many people had no idea of what Kubernetes was and to be fair it does sound like something that you can catch.So, what is Kubernetes and why is it being talked about so much?To try and explain why this has become such a hot topic I like to think back to the virtualization revolution. It used to be that when a company wanted to add a new application server the process was a very long and labor intensive one. You had to order the physical server, then you had to rack it, ca
Today’s #VMCE2020 #DailyQuiz walkthrough is ready. How familiar are you with the terms RPO and RTO? What about combining that information into questions about backup job run frequency and amount of restore points?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Hi guys, Do you want to know how to perform Amazon VPC granular restore, and even compare changes of anything inside an Amazon VPC with production?You can do all of this with Veeam Backup for AWS v3. Learn with this one-minute video how-to restore critical changes to your Amazon VPC items: I hope you like it, and it is useful.
Hi all, I share the lab I created to test the CDP feature.HW List:VmwareServer: 4 UCSC-C220-M5SX - VMware ESXi, 6.5.0, 15256549 VCSA 6.7.0 15129973 Storage: Dell Storage SC 5020 VBR+CDP-Proxy Source 1x4 vCPU – 16 Gb RAM CDP-Proxy Target 1x4 vCPU – 16 GB RAM System Requirements - User Guide for VMware vSphere (veeam.com) Requirements and Limitations - User Guide for VMware vSphere (veeam.com) Backup Infrastructure for CDP - User Guide for VMware vSphere (veeam.com)Deploy & Configure CDP proxy VBR on source & target Vmware datacenterDeploy & Configure CDP proxy on Target DCInstalling I/O FilterInstalling I/O Filter - User Guide for VMware vSphere (veeam.com)KB4096: VeeamCDP I/O filter installation fails with “The agent’s workflow is blocked” erroresxcli software acceptance set --level CommunitySupported on all your Esxi.07/10/2021 10:53:39 Error Installing CDP components on cluster: CDP-Source... Error: The operation is not allowed in the current state.The operation is
Listen as I talk through what’s new and enhanced in Veeam Service Provider Console v6https://anchor.fm/virtualization-is-life/episodes/Veeam-Service-Provider-Console-v6-Release-e181pu3/a-a6jub86This is sourced from the sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri https://anthonyspiteri.net/console-v6-service-providers/
Evacuate Tenant With PowerShell • cmdlet enables granular evacuation of: tenant tenant’s quota tenant’s job • Code example: Start-VBRCloudTenantBackupEvacuation $repo = Get-VBRBackupRepository-Name ‘SOBR-01’ -ScaleOut$tenant = Get-VBRCloudTenant-Repository $repo$extent = Get-VBRRepositoryExtent-Repository $repoStart-VBRCloudTenantBackupEvacuation-SourceExtent$extent -TargetExtent$extent -Tenant $tenant
One of the challenges that I have faced learning Kubernetes is persistent storage. It is a steep learning curve but one of the most essential areas elements necessary to make containers become a real force in the world of computing. There are many flavors of Kubernetes persistent storage and making the right choice for your workload and application s is no trivial matter.Would it not be nice if there was some helpful utility to test and validate my persistent storage setup?Well now there is thanks to Veeam Kasten’s Kubestr!As stated on its web page “Kubestr is a collection of tools to discover, validate and evaluate your kubernetes storage options.”Lets take a look at what this thing can do:You can download Kubestr here: https://github.com/kastenhq/kubestr/releases/tag/v0.4.13 I chose the Linux binary and downloaded to my control node.Untar the the tarball and you are ready to go. In linux make the file kubestr executable by typing in sudo chmod +x kubestr Then run .kubestr and it will
If you haven’t heard, Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator v4 (formerly known as Veeam Availability Orchestrator) is now available, and better than ever.Now VDRO can orchestrate recovery for 4 types of your protected data:Veeam CDP Replicas - NEW in v4 Veeam Replicas Veeam Backups Replicated Storage Snapshots (NetApp ONTAP and Lenovo ThinkSystem DM)This means you have the ultimate in flexibility and choice when it comes to protecting all of the data in your environment. From mission critical apps, to those dev environments that would be nice to recover easily but are usually ignored for DR planning purposes, you can do it all with the same tool, the same way.It couldn’t be simpler to create a DR plan in Orchestrator. Check out this video where I create a CDP Replica orchestration plan, run a readiness check, and launch a failover in less than 10 minutes.There are some subtle differences between plan types, but yes, Orchestrator is really that easy to use. You can even get granular an
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