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This is the first post in my new blog series about small improvements and/or features in v11.The first improvement is a tiny one. Experienced User will not recognize it and for new users it will make it easier to proceed. It is about the item-restore wizard. More detailed: the last page of the wizard, before the item-browser starts. Here is a screenshot of the new page:Do someone recognize the modification?The word Finish was replaced by the word Browse!I still can remember when I started the wizard the first time, and I see Finish at a point I expected to select single files. I re-started the wizard and was afraid what's coming next. Did anyone else feel the same way? No one will ever go through this horror again.
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
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
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
An interesting question arose some time ago. A customer changed permissions of files on a Windows file-server VM. Changes were replicated using DFS. So far so good, but the amount of data that was processed at next incremental backup of target VM was even more than a full backup. Because incremental backup is based on VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT) feature, it was suddenly interesting to know whats the size of a CBT block. After some recherche I did not find an answer to this question. But I did find a great script that calculates CBT incremental backup size. Based on this script I created the following script to list the amount and the size of blocks changed in between of two snapshots. Outcome in shortWhen using the script – described in detail later – to show CBT blocks I was surprised. I thought there will be a number of fix-sized blocks that are marked to be backed up. But – assumed, script works correct – there isn’t a fixed size of CBT blocks. There seems to be a wide varia
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/
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
Because VMware snapshots is always a topic for backups, I want to share my latest experiences with VM-snapshots on NFS. I had to troubleshoot a problem with system time within a VMware vSphere VM. During backup VM freezes for more than 30 seconds. When this happens, system time in VM also stops and resets to current time after the freeze. And this behavior causes massive problems in the application-layer. During troubleshooting we found a very slow VM snapshot deletion on NFS volumes on ESXi hosts.EnvironmentIn this setup, we were running:HPE SimpliVity Hyper-converged infrastructure running in current Version. Notice: SimpliVity uses NFS v3 to present volumes to their hosts. VMware vSphere 6.7 in quite current version. Current Version of Veeam Backup and Replication.SymptomsSlow VM snapshot deletion on NFS volumes on ESXi hosts. Snapshot removal of comparable VMs, running on block storage last about 1-2 seconds. Deletion of a snapshot, hosted on a SimpliVity volumes (NFS v3) lasts at
Many times I have had to do Veeam designs and this online site http://www.draw.io/ has helped me more than once !!It has Shapes from Veeam - VMware and many other Shapes, which will help you do what you need. We can import from these options Export in many formats Or Save it
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. 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/
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. Are you running SureBackup tests on your production hosts? or did you decide to repurpose older hosts for this? If yes, what happens if there is insufficient CPU or memory on those hosts? What about custom roles? Did you create any? If yes, for which applications?Try this question and more at https://rasmushaslund.com/vmce-practice-exam/
Block Sizes As can be seen from the field, optimal value for the stripe size is often between 128 KB and 256 KB. However, it is highly recommended to test this prior to deployment whenever possible.During the backup process data blocks are processed in chunks and stored inside backup files in the backup repository. You can customize the block size during the Job Configuration using the Storage Optimization setting of the backup job.By default Veeam’s block size is set to Local Target, which is 1 MB before compression. Since compression ratio is very often around 2x, with this block size Veeam will write around 512 KB or less to the repository per Veeam block.This value can be used to better configure storage arrays; especially low-end storage systems can greatly benefit from an optimized stripe size.There are three layers where the block size can be configured: Veeam block size for the backup files, the filesystem, and the storage volumes.Let’s use a quick example: The Veeam block size
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