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Greetings everyone, Veeam Backup for Azure v3 is finally GA, meaning that you can go ahead and download it directly from the Azure Marketplace.Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure can now back up and restore SQL databases running either on a SQL Server or as an Azure SQL Managed Instance. A flexible policy-based schedule allows Azure users to perform database-consistent backups via pre-configure staging servers. The resulted backup file (BACPAC) can be used as a backup or an opportunity to test out any changes to SQL databases avoiding the interaction with the production servers.Veeam Backup for Azure v3 - Video Deep-Dive including What's new, Deployment, Configuration, and Veeam Backup and Replication v11a IntegrationIf same as me, you like the video tutorials, with a description of what's new, a deep-dive, and now even with the sections on the video to move between them, look no further, I have prepared for you a 30 minutes video with everything you need to know: Veeam Backup for Azure v
Although the post is very small, the news in it is big 😃With v12 you can start a Active Full backup of a single VM processed by a job. Just open the progress dialog of the job and right-click the VM you want to backup. As you can see, this can also be used to run a Retry just for selected machines. Important: this will just work when you use the also new feature in v12: True per-machine backup files
I know, this topic does not fit that well here, but today is Pi day! As I once studied mathematics, I am still very interested in these topics. Because this day is celebrated all over the world with funny activities and jokes, I hope some of you can get some fun out of it. At least it is a interesting topic at some cocktail parties See some jokes here:https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/g35447831/pi-day-jokes/?slide=1Direct examples:What did pi say when someone asked if it could explain what Pi Day was again? "I don't want to repeat myself." Did you know that 3.14% of sailors are Pi-rates?
Let's take a look at the new restore endpoints in the Veeam Backup and Replication API - For clarity, I am not talking about the Enterprise Manager API but the new api attached directly to your VBR install - This is future of automating VBR and I could not be more excited about having this decouple from Enterprise Manager. So, what is a first class disk? Essentially its bunch of capabilities that VMware have opened up in the vSphere API allowing for vendors (or you..) to create block devices independently of a virtual machine. Veeam have hooked into this allowing for you to restore individual disks from a restore point, they create a new datastore over their vPower NFS magic and make this disk available for consumption. High level steps we need to take programatically to make this work Perform the FCD restore using the Veeam B&R API Find the attached/restored file via the vSphere API (vStorageObjectManager) Reconfigure our target VM to attach the restored VMDK file sitting mounte
IntroductionVeeam Capacity Tier allows the addition of an object storage-based extent to a Veeam Scale-Out Backup Repository (SOBR). This object storage could be on-premises or could be hosted by a cloud provider. Regardless of your chosen platform, Capacity Tier provides a cost-effective way to tier backup data from on-prem 'Performance' extents to Object for longer-term storage.We encourage you to read and understand the Product documentation on Capacity Tier at https://helpcenter.veeam.comThere are a number of reasons why switching Capacity Tier vendor might make sense to you. Perhaps there was a change in your corporate strategic alliances, or perhaps a simple cost analysis has revealed that deeper savings could be found elsewhere.Switching object vendor comes with a few challenges:You need to keep your old Capacity tier around until its retention expires and you want to be able to restore from it as well. You don't have "spare" performance tier storage available and thus creating
Each time I talk to customers at installation dates or health-checks, I spend some time talking about vSphere transport modes. These are: Direct Storage Access, Storage Integration (I take this as a separate mode), Virtual Appliance and Network mode. This is a topic with a lot of facets still not widely known. Here I will try to compare these transport modes on the basis of some characteristics. Direct Storage AccessSecurity Honestly rather bad. Since production volumes are presented to a Veeam proxy host, a local admin/root can easily delete all volumes within seconds. Much better if the storage system is able to present volumes in read-only mode. Network As the name suggests, backup traffic is kept in storage network. Configuration Effort It is more complex to configure than other modes. This is also because you need to configure different layers like storage switches and arrays. You may have to configure the array with each new volumes for backup too. It could be more tricky to
Are all my virtual machines being backed up correctly and within the required RPO? Of course!I think..., or not 😉? Do I implement best practices in creating jobs?If using vSphere, do I use folders or tags or use whole clusters to add virtual machines to the job?If using HyperV, do I use whole clusters or hosts or in case of using SCVMM do I use tags? Yes, OK, that ’s fine, did I not forget a new VM giving the correct tag or putting in the correct vSphere folder?Yes it can happen to everyone to forget a VM putting correctly to the backup job (automatically or manually). Especially if you are working with colleagues (1 person is creating a new VM but is not aware about the backup and forgets to tell a colleague...). It happens.Everyone is very busy so can forget to add the new VM at the backup job or vSphere folder or tag or... To be sure we have several options to verify :Using Veeam ONE If you are using already Veeam ONE : perfect!You can schedule the report Protected VMs so you can v
Since majority of us use Windows for our day to day operations, in this guide, you will learn about Windows update expiration policy.By expiring older, redundant packages, you will get better performance, shorter scan times, a faster user experience, and a reduced risk of deploying older updates that have been superseded with newer, more secure ones.Note: This policy only applies to Windows updates. Updates for other Microsoft software or firmware may have different policies and should be considered separately.An expired package will not appear in Windows Update scan results thereby reducing internet data usage.Kindly visit this link to learn more.
BR v.11 - Step by step Install & Configure (Best Practice) | Veeam Community Resource Hub######################################################### CREATE NEW JOB add multiple VM 15 restore point Incr Weekly sinth full Saturday ######################################################### #Create new Job:$test2 = Find-VBRViEntity -Name "spc*"$repository = Get-VBRBackupRepository -ScaleOut -Name *****-SOBRAdd-VBRViBackupJob -Name "D002-TEST2" -Entity $test2 -BackupRepository $repository #Set 15 restore point:$retention = New-VBRJobOptions -ForBackupJob$retention.BackupStorageOptions.RetainCycles = 15$job = Get-VBRJob -Name "D002-TEST2"Set-VBRJobOptions -Job $job -Options $retention#Configure job schedule and enable it:Get-VBRJob -Name "D002-TEST2" | Set-VBRJobSchedule -Daily -At "23:30" -DailyKind Everyday | Enable-VBRJobSchedule#Set Forever Incremental:Get-VBRJob -Name "D002-TEST2" | Set-VBRJobAdvancedBackupOptions -Algorithm Incremental -TransformFullToSyntethic $true -TransformIn
IntroductionPure Storage released the FlashArray//C (FA//C) as tier 2 storage back in 2019. The FA//C uses QLC NAND flash drives to deliver flash performance near the price of spinning disk. The FA//C reduces costs further by applying several data reduction technologies including compression and variable block data deduplication. Pure Storage FlashArray//C should be considered as backup storage for Veeam Backup & Replication due to its high performance, and immutable SafeMode snapshots to protect the Veeam backup repository data.Veeam Backup Repository Decompress settingI recently had several conversations about whether the Veeam backup repository Advanced settings -> Decompress backup file data blocks before storing (Figure 1) should be turned on or off. Pure Storage is advocating that Decompress be turned on to allow the FA//C to apply its full range of data reduction capabilities to Veeam backup data. This is how backup repositories are configured when they are backed by
Finally v11 is launched, but I will not stop to talk about small features and improvements For today, I found a modern (app) feature. It is about instant virtual disk recovery. Which is not new in v11, but it is new to restore a disk as a First Class Disk (FCD) in vSphere. A FCD - also called Improved Virtual Disk (IVD) - is a new disk type for modern - containerized - applications. It can be used in kubernetes environments, like VMware Tanzu, to provide persistent storage.More details about FCD you can find here:https://cormachogan.com/2018/11/21/a-primer-on-first-class-disks-improved-virtual-disks/ https://cormachogan.com/2020/01/14/first-class-disks-enhanced-virtual-disks-revisited/Idea for short: manage virtual disk easily even if it is not attached to a VM.With v11, a virtual disk can be instantly recovered as FCD. This also means, you do not have to attach the disk to a VM at restore time - this can be done afterwards! This is not possible when instant-recovery as "normal" VMDK!
Error message is about a missing restore point for a certain VM. Because of this catalog replication job fails. Cause and solutionOne possible cause is the deactivation of VMs guest indexing in backup job during a period of time when Enterprise Manager did not have access to the VBR server. In a specific case the password of the user that was used by Enterprise Manager to communicate with VBR server was changed.Fortunately, the solution here is also quite simple. At least I found a quite simple way to solve the problem. You need enable guest indexing and run the backup job. After this run make sure catalog replication runs without an issue. Now you can disable indexing again. From now on catalog should be replicated without problems.
Hello to share a new vulnerabilitySpringShell attacks target about one in six vulnerable orgs (bleepingcomputer.com)(1) New Messages! (checkpoint.com)Spring4Shell: Detect and mitigate vulnerabilities in Java Spring | Dynatrace | Dynatrace newsWhat is Spring4Shell?Spring4Shell is a critical vulnerability in the Spring Framework, an open source platform for Java-based application development. Because 60% of developers use Spring for their main Java applications, many applications are potentially affected.Spring is popular because it enables software engineers to more easily write and test code to maintain modular applications. Other libraries enable developers to become less dependent on enterprise web servers and, therefore, reduce configuration complexity and cost.Spring4Shell is one of three vulnerabilities published on March 30:Spring Core RCE (critical): CVE-2022-22965 a.k.a. Spring4Shell or SpringShell Affected library: org.springframework:spring-bean Information exposure in Spring
New Feature v11 Job FilterCreating Job Filters Editing and Deleting Job FiltersA job filter allows you to filter jobs by different parameters. For example, you can create a filter that will show only VM backup copy jobs.Creating Job FiltersTo create a filter, do the following:Open the Home view. In the inventory pane, select the Jobs node. At the top of the working area, click All jobs > Add new. Alternatively, right-click the Jobs node and select Add view. In the Add View window, specify a filter name. The name must be up to 200 characters long. If you want to show this filter as a subnode of the Jobs node in the inventory pane, select the Add this view to the job management tree check box. In the Workload section, select workloads which jobs must process:Application — Veeam Backup & Replication will show Veeam Plug-in jobs and jobs in which SQL transaction log backup or Oracle archive log backup is enabled. Cloud VM — Veeam Backup & Replication will show jobs that process
Hi Team! For all of you have the same discussions with customers about security in Microsoft Office 365 i created a video to proof how easy it is to attack your Office 365 credentials and how to get access to your Data: Whenever im in discussions with customers about security of Microsoft Office 365 and why they should backup cloud-data, one of their “argument” is that Microsoft Office 365 is super secure. And to keep it short – yes thats true!But today i will not cover a backup focused topic! Lets concentrate on the customers argument.Have you ever asked yourself : What if someone got your login credentials (also with MFA!) and can access all of your Office 365 data?To be honest, my first mind was sure almost the same you are just thinking about : CMOOOOON thats a miracle ! That kind of hackers only exist in movies!What is better than tell customers how easy it is to hack their environment? Correct ! Show them how easy it is !So i started with the research how i can built my own Offic
Listen as I talk through what’s new and enhanced in Veeam Backup & Replication v11a.https://anchor.fm/virtualization-is-life/episodes/Veeam-Backup--Replication-v11a-Release-e181pln/a-a6jua5bThis is sourced from the sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri https://anthonyspiteri.net/backup-replication-v11a-release/
When it comes to sizing a new Backup environment or just new repository server, one metric that is always asked is the daily change rate. You can also see in the most popular - unofficial - Veeam sizer:https://rps.dewin.me/ https://rps.dewin.me/rpc/ Even with VeeamONE it was not simple to get this information easily for VMs and physical machines. This gap was closed with the version v11a of Veeam ONE. The previous report named VM Change Rate History was replaced by the new Data Change Rate History. Fortunately not just the name changed, it also gets some new features!What's new in report configurationIncludes Agent backups. Now these job-types are supported: VM Backup Replication Agent Backup You can select the base of change rate calculation: Data transferred or read. What's new in the report itselfIncludes a nice graph for change rate history - for VM and agent data. Includes daily change rate. In Summary In detail - per machine This is a great help for siz
See here how it works in a step by step guide.To start in Instant SQL Recovery wizard, select your server and choose Restore application items.Here you choose if you want to restore to the latest available restore point, or select a listed one. At the end of wizard press Browse. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server starts.Choose the database you want instantly recovered and select to do so. You have these options to choose from: Latest restore point. Point-in-time state. Recover to another server. This you can used to recover DB using a different name while original DB is still in place. In this demo, I selected point-in-time state to show additional options.Select point-in-time state you want recover to.Notice:First option recovers to date and time, recovery point was created. Second option lets you choose the exact date and time to restore to. As noted, transaction log backup is required here. Checking option to restore to a specific transaction, lets you choose a marked tran
Hi everyone I'm sharing this kind of configuration aimed to strengthen the security of immutable data backup against ransomeware attacks or possible 0 day \vul of the O.S. Linux used to deploy a Hardened Repository.Thanks to Veeam, it is now possible to perform immutable backups via Hardened Repository.This technique aims to safeguard the databackups saved on Raw LUN Volumes of a storage in “Locked Volume” mode on Hardenend Linux based repositories.The combo is to use the Hardened Repository to which present a RAW LUN Volume formatted in XFS to support block cloning, in this case Infinidat + the functionality/utility Snaprotator, allows to schedule a snapshot of one or more Volumes in "Locked Volume" mode.Tested also the restore, re-presented the Snapshot Volume on the Hardened Repository, the only trick is to force the change of the UUID of the Raw Lun, if not it is not mountable by the O.S. because of duplicate UUID.InfiniBox SnapRotator User Guide – INFINIDAT Support Find out if yo
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