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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.
The question may sound provoking. I asked myself during reading an article about Quantums concern about the LTO roadmap:https://blocksandfiles.com/2022/06/17/quantum-thinks-lto-tape-falls-short/For short: Capacity of tape media fall behind capacity of single disks. Also therefore tape does not fit for hyperscale that good. They need huge volumes of cheap storage. Best solution would be to use tape as very slow disk drives. And because hyperscaler use tapes within their own environment, they do not care about standards. And because they are the biggest customers for tapes, it could happen that we see a new tape technology arise. At least this is my option.What do the community think about this?
Another great little thing is the possibility to display timestamps in job log in VBR console. As you know, logs in console look like this:You see start and end-time. But when happened steps in between? With v11 you can display timestamps too! Just right-click in headline and click Timestamp In my opinion this is very helpful!
Probably the following is widely known. But I did not know up to now and found out today. Maybe it is new for others too.After the Upgrade to v10, suddenly Linux VMs are not getting backed up any more, because defined guest interaction user was domain-based and could therefore not login into Linux VM. So solution would simply be to disable guest processing for this VM. Problem was, VMs were selected by vSphere Tags for this job. Fortunately solution is quite simple:Edit the job and got to Guest Processing and click Application Here you can see the selected vSphere Tag. When you edit this line, options are set for all VMs this Tag was assigned to. Press Add → VMs and Tags → expand Tag of choice → select exception VM Select new line and press Edit Set option as desired for this/these VM(s) That's it! This also works for custom Guest OS Credentials: BTW: If you suffer from the same behavior after upgrading to v10 (and probably to v11 as well): Curiously this is not a bug, it is a bu
Just read the announcement of Anand Eswaran: Veeam Is Now The Tied #1 Data Replication & Protection Provider Worldwide! https://www.veeam.com/blog/number-one-data-replication-protection-provider-worldwide.html Veeam has reached the status of being tied as the #1 provider worldwide during 2H’21 in IDC’s data replication and protection market.Nice global data:#1 in EMEA #1 in LATAM #3 in APJA part for this great success is certainly also the strong community
This is a short story I recently experienced with a customer of mine…Some months ago we got a request from Veeam 😉 with an opportunity for a new customer. This customer was using a lot of standalone Hyper-V hosts in combination with Oracle databases and was using a competitor software as their backup solution.They were not happy about the stability of the product and neither about the delivered support of the backup-vendor. Therefore they were searching for other backup-vendors and of course they ended up at Veeam.They contacted Veeam because they wanted more information about the product and if Veeam could deliver a design that perfectly matches the requirements of the customer. Veeam transferred this opportunity to my company (being a gold MSP).The accountmanager of my company and myself had a meeting with this customer to know what their requirements were. Afterwards I created a design that perfectly matched all their requirements and even more 😉. The customer was very happy with
Hi everyone, Did you know it’s possible to access the full desktop editor from a mobile device? I don’t know why all the options are hidden by default but it’s really easy to get them back. All you need to do is change your zoom settings on your web browser. I’ve only tested this in iOS but check my GIF below and you’ll see all the cool options appear when I hit 50% zoom.Want to return to the mobile optimised editor? Just increase your zoom level back to default and everything will return to normal! You can do this dynamically whilst making your post, no need to refresh the page each time!
Complementing my last post highlighting the Veeam software releases reaching end of support in 2023, I’m once again providing an expanded list of software that Veeam works with, that will be approaching end of life in 2023. Why does this matter when I’m just trying to protect the data? Times change, and software changes with them, until it’s no longer supported. At any point, a patch to an operating system, a .NET framework update, or anything else really, could end up with the software no longer being backed up properly, or not working at all in production. Without valid support there’s no process to get a fix, and whilst your backup software may still be in support with Veeam, if the vendor won’t fix the problem, it’s time to start panicking.With this in mind, let’s explore the software & operating systems being declared end of life in 2023 so we can start planning our upgrades/migrations if necessary. Microsoft We may as well start with one of, or potentially the largest softwar
Microsoft 365 formerly referred to as Office 365 is a SaaS application that provides productivity and collaboration through a diverse set of micro-services and applications such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online Protection, Office in a browser, and many others. Microsoft recently made a distinction between M365 and O365. Therefore, M365 is a bundle of services that includes O365, and many other services as mentioned previously. I will be discussing these details in a subsequent guide. Here are some related guides that might interest you: How to Cancel Office 365 Family Subscription, how to complete Microsoft Office 365 Family Subscription, how to install Microsoft Teams on a Mac PC, and how to install and activate Office 2019 on your Mac PC.As of today, data is the most critical resources and one of the most valuable currency in the world. In Cyber Security, we refer to data as the New Oil. This Forbes link will highlight
It's been almost a month since the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6. If you're looking for all the details of v6, then check out @MicoolPaul’s post: Until now no bigger problems were discovered or reported. There's only a known issue, that the CPU load in idle is higher then usual; no big issue, but if you want to solve that, there's a hotfix available: https://www.veeam.com/kb4294 One change, which didn’t get much attention so far, is the newly designed setup: I really like the new fresh look, compared to the old setup. It’s clean, modern and good looking. And it also updates the Veeam Explorers during the setup/upgrade process; in previous versions, those had to be manually installed. Want a comparison to the old setup? Here’s how it looked in v5. What do you think? Which setup is the better one?
[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.
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
The sequel of part 3 and last part 😄 How it works with Linux or shared folder repositoriesAs example : we connect a USB disk to a USB3-port at a NAS-device that is shared as a SMB-shareIn that scenario it’s behaving differently (it uses a limited version) than when using a Windows Server repository.Why limited?VBR keeps only information about the latest backup chain.So how is this performed :VBR creates the first time of course a full backup file on the currently attached disk, afterwards it creates incrementals until you swap or the number of configured restore points! It checks if the current chain is consistent, if so it will create a new incremental restore pointIf you swapped the disk, the chain is not consistent and will create a new full. Even when there is already a previous backup chain present. If forgets all information about former backup chain. So as before, I configure the job again with 7 to 10 restore points.So what will happen in the scenario of 7 restore points and
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/
It’s the special time of the year again...where you can win great prices from Veeam Just register on the following page till December 31th 2021 and you’re in.https://www.veeam.com/holiday-giveaway-2021.htmlAfter registering you can also create your own christmas postcard. Here’s my greeting to the community (click link below):→ https://www.veeam.com/holiday-giveaway-2021-postcard.html?card=3P14HE7OF02GMQX
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
How to avoid an Immutability MigraineWith direct to object storage backups coming in Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) v12, we expect to see many more folks using object storage for their backup repositories. This means there will be folks using object storage for the 1st time. If they are like me they will probably use the graphical user interface (GUI) native to the object storage platform to manage their object storage.The native GUI will definately make the management easier, but it can also cause some headaches that you don’t expect. The reason I am writing this is to help you avoid one such migraine when you are using your object storage’s native GUI to configure your object storage bucket to create an immutable object storage repository in VBR.The ScenarioThe 1st thing you need to do to create your immutable object storage repository is to create the bucket which will store your VBR backup data. For this scenario we want to create the bucket with immutability (object loc
I had the pleasure of presenting this Kubernetes 101 session to the Veeam Community thanks to my work as part of their Veeam Vanguards program, and a special thank you to Michael Cade who co-presented with me!In this session we cover the following with technical details included:How have we got here? Kubernetes – The Building Blocks Policies Wrap-up I’ve also a number of Kubernetes related content on my blog. And I’m slowly completing 100 Days of Kubernetes tracked here on my GitHub.
VeeamONE allows you fire a script when alarms are triggered so given the time of year for the last Veeam User Group of the year I have created a Christmas themed dashboard and api to push alerts too and display them in real time.When an alert is received the dashboard which is subscribed to a websocket has the alarm detail pushed down to it and in turn has the alarm formatted and injected onto the page.Note there is a new experimental VeeamONE API I will look to show and provide an alternate dashboard where we are pulling the alarms directly.Here's an example of the dashboard running with one alarm having been pushed through.Ways you can use this yourselfRun the docker image I have already built For the time limited, use my demo endpoint at https://veeamonereceiver.benyoung.dev Clone the source code, modify if required and publish (built in aspnet core)There is a Get Started page that has links to the powershell script/alarm config, or a more detailed version is below.1. Run the docke
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