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World Backup Day is March 31 … April Fools Day is April 1 … So, for our April 2nd Livestream, we’d love to highlight as many crazy, chaotic, or startling backup or recovery challenges, successes, or failures, that you’ve personally experienced. We won’t be saying full names or companies, so feel free to submit anonymously – but if you have a short story that others can learn from, we’d love to share it. So, either grab your phone, turn that camera around, and record a 15-60 second clip of some of your most challenging backups or recoveries OR write down your story. Either way, upload your written or recorded story to https://veeam-wbd24.portal.massive.io.Then tune in April 2nd as we laugh and cry about them together. -- JBuff Ps, turns out this idea isn’t as original as I thought, as some of you are also already submitting a similar story for the Blog of the Month contest. So now you have two reasons to tell us your best or worst stories!
When creating SureBackup jobs there are often VMs which need additional care before their first successful run/test; like tweaking startup times of OS/applications or changing firewall rules. Also if you’re adding custom test scripts & roles then it might require multiple tries before they work like expected.On the other hand there could be a VM where the SureBackup job discovered an existing problem and you need to debug the system to find the root cause.This is where SureBackup troubleshooting mode (KB1216) comes into play. Instead of restarting the whole SureBackup job with all included VMs, you can just select a single VM and start it via right-click.After clicking start the SureBackup job will only run the selected VM and keeps it running regardless of its state (as opposed to the normal mode where an error will stop/abort the job).So with troubleshooting mode you can save some time when configuring or debugging SureBackup because you don’t need to wait for all VMs inside your
We keep reviewing what's new in VBR v11 We keep talking about #Linux and this great little feature Linux File Restore Without Helper Appliance You Can: Mount backup to any Linux machine Allows Linux FLR for VMware in AWS or environments without hypervisor Helper appliance still available Agent for AIX, MAC & Solaris also works Notes: No changes for Cloud Connect FLR & Not for FLR from storage snapshot. More Faster Because •Network card changed to VMXNET3•SCSI controller changed to VMware Paravirtual
Hello everyone! So, last week we have our first VUG of the year. It was a such good webinar that the principal subject was around the best features about data protection. If it weren't good enough, we still had the presence of none other than @Rick Vanover and @Kseniya. To start the event Rick and Kseniya talk about our Veeam Community Resource Hub and after this, they introduced how Veeam Legends works and what is the benefits to become a Legend. It was so nice listen them and I felt myself so counfortable with their words. Rick and Kseniya look like Batman and Robin of Veeam because they are very much involved one with other about Veeam Community. Seriously both of you are awesome!! After this amazing introduce we start our event completely in portuguese and @CarlosXGomes talked about backup of Office 365. Continuing with VUG Brazil Marcio Freitas made a perfect presentation about NAS Backup and all possible subjects around of this theme. So, to finish it Leonardo Ferreira talked
Hello!Melissa @vmiss33 and I have hijacked Veeam Community Podcast from @Rick Vanover and rebooted it!Now the two of us will be inviting people to talk about businesses and industries that everyone takes for granted, but nobody knows how they actually work.In the pilot episode Drew Como @dcomovanguard was telling us about his days at Take-Two Interactive and THQ. We discussed how videogames are created and what it takes to provide a seamless online experience for dozens of players simultaneously. Please let us know what you think of this format and reach out to us if you have a few stories to tell about your industry!
How do I skill up fast on Veeam Availability Suite?Maybe you are completely new to the product, or maybe you are trying to figure out what you don’t know? Regardless, you can find an easy path to get started on this topic.Step 1First of all, Veeam offers great free bite-size training at Veeam University. These videos will cover you from how to install, an overview of the console, creating your first backup jobs, and much more. My favorite part is that you get asked simple quiz style questions along the way to help you focus and validate you are learning.Step 2At this point, you might want to learn more about specific features such as restores and there is a large collection of how-to videos already provided right here.Step 3Now that you have seen a number of how-to videos and recordings, it is a great time to try out the product for yourself. Perhaps you still have concerns and want to ask questions live? Veeam has regular live product demos on the website and you can find the schedule
As part of my virtual VMUG tour, I submitted a session to the VMUG call for papers covering the subject of Data Protection for Tanzu Kubernetes workloads. (Most of this will apply for any Kubernetes environments).This was picked up by Erik at the Belgium VMUG for their UserCon in June 2021. After the session the videos remain available on demand for a short time, but there were no plans to upload this for everyone. So thank you to Michael Cade, whom offered to host this session for all on the Cloud Native Data Management – YouTube Channel.In the below session I cover the following areas;What kind of data protection do you need? Velero The open source data protection project from VMware Tanzu Mission Control The Kubernetes fleet management platform that utilizes Velero from VMware. 3rd Party Options A nod to the 3rd party ecosystem that offer enterprise Data Protection and Management software such as; Kasten by Veeam There is even a quick technical demo in there, with a little
I was thinking about building a lab at home to play, test and learn certain topics. But as my free time is very limited and I didn't want to ruin our power costs, I came to the idea to run a lab in the cloud.Advantages:low entry costs: you pay what you use/need flexible/scalable: resources are only a few clicks away ability to create different scenarios: offsite, DR, ... new technologies = more knowledgeDisadvantages:long term costs: as long as you're using/reserving resources you need to pay for themBeing a VMware guy I've looked for ways to deploy a vSphere environment or at least an ESXi host, but unfortunately the costs were much to high. Either I would have to go with VMware Cloud or rent a bare-metal machine to install ESXi myself; both are very costly.Hyper-V on the other side is easier to deploy in the cloud, without spending too much; as long as the base system support Nested Virtualization. So I've decided to give it a try and went with Microsoft Azure.Microsoft has published
Just read a post about Apple Time Capsule. According to a german data-rescue company there seems to be a design-fault of used HDDs. This fault may lead to mass extinction because of hardware damage. Affected devices Time Capsule devices of the 5th generation:2TB ME177Z / A with Seagate Grenada ST2000Dm001 3TB ME182Z / A with Seagate Grenada ST3000DM001Recommendation: Safe your Time Capsule data Maybe switch to Veeam Mac Agent Here is the translated article:https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.030-datenrettung.de%2Fapple-airport-time-capsule-aufall-droht.htmlHere is the original (in german) article. Here you also see good pictures for illustrating the possible damage:https://www.030-datenrettung.de/apple-airport-time-capsule-aufall-droht.html Hope this helps to avoid backup data loss!
In this quick quicktip I show how it is easily possible to show all jobs, a specific login account is used in. This can be very useful if you want to change the password or permissions of an account - to check involved jobs - or if you just want to clean up your configuration.To do so, open the Manage CredentialsTo show all jobs, just mouseover the account name. You see all jobs in popup: If account is used for no job, you see similar popup: There is also a popup, when mouseover the selected credentials in job:
Understanding Kubernetes Networking can be a challenge. A couple of years ago I was tasked to setup a distributed Minio instance running in containers for use with a Veeam SOBR S3 compatible capacity tier. At first, I thought about doing it on Kubernetes but very quickly realized that I was in over my head. I had no previous experience with Kubernetes and I could not just “wing it”. Among other things the networking piece I found especially hard to understand.In the end I created a Docker Swarm cluster which had a much easier almost “plug and play” overlay network and while that did the trick, I understood that simplicity also meant rigidity.Kubernetes follows the age old *nix (Unix, Linux BSDs and so on) philosophy of creating small separate entities that when brought together can scale into something very complex. Networking is no exception.While a Kubernetes cluster does come with some default networking called kubenet it is very limited and not meant for production environments fro
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.
Hi all,a new 0Day vulnerability for Windows 10 clients has been released, the article also recommends deleting all the vss restore points and recreating themSecurity Update Guide - Loading - MicrosoftCheck Windows 10 for SeriousSAM and HiveNightmare Vulnerability Fix - Virtualization Howtohttps://github.com/GossiTheDog/HiveNightmarecommad check : icacls c:\windows\system32\config\samWorkaroundsRestrict access to the contents of %windir%\system32\configCommand Prompt (Run as administrator): icacls %windir%\system32\config\*.* /inheritance:eWindows PowerShell (Run as administrator): icacls $env:windir\system32\config\*.* /inheritance:eDelete Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) shadow copiesDelete any System Restore points and Shadow volumes that existed prior to restricting access to %windir%\system32\config. Create a new System Restore point (if desired).Impact of workaround Deleting shadow copies could impact restore operations, including the ability to restore data with third-party backu
Today I bring you this wonderful resouce library we can find absolutely everything we need fromWhite papers How-to Videos VeeamLive On Demand Recorded Webinars Technical Documentation Recorded Product Demos Analyst ReportsYou can filter by hypervisor, topics etc. There is an infinity of information that you can use … Leave me your comment
Because this article caught my eye and the topic is still important.https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/12/04/the-terrible-tib-gib-and-pib-game/You probably know, there is difference in the way hardware and software vendors quote their capacities.Normally hardware vendors use KB, MB, GB, TB, … Here 1 KB means 10^3 byte (base 10) = 1000 bytes (k stands for kilo which means 1000)Software vendors instead use KiB, MiB, GiB, TiB, … Here 1 KiB means 2^10 byte (base 2) = 1024 bytes. As you can see, size-difference with KB vs. KiB is quite small: 24 byte (2,3 % less capacity with KB)When it comes to greater unites, difference is getting larger:1 GB = 10^9 vs 1GiB = 2^30 = 1 073 741 824 --> ~ 7 % less capacity with GB 1 TB = 10^12 vs 1 TiB = 2^40 = 1 099 511 627 776 --> ~ 9 % less capacity with TB (~90 GiB) The greater the unit, the greater the difference between base of 10 and 2.I (quickly and dirty) created a small graph to show percentage increase over units1=KB, 2=GB, 3=TB, ...Another out
The Notorious Kube Genius Geoff had a problem.After saving the company's Kasten setup by doing a DR restore he was told that Junior Joe’s full access to the cluster would be removed but he still needed access to Kasten to perform his duties which involved only certain functions with policies. NKGG referenced the Kasten documentation concerning Authentication and decided it was time to leverage Open ID connect to do this and in that manner limit Junior Joe’s access.https://docs.kasten.io/latest/access/authentication.html#openid-connect-authenticationThis was going to be no walk in the park. NKGG had never ventured into this area of IT before so he decided to read up on the protocol itself and found a great free resource:https://auth0.com/resources/ebooks/the-openid-connect-handbookThe handbook was offered by Auth0 and they had a free plan to start out with so NKGG decided to give their service a try. You can sign up for free here:http://Auth0: Secure access for everyone. But not just a
Hey everyone!VMware released some unexpected news yesterday regarding the end of support for vSphere & vCenter 6.5 and vSAN 6.5 & 6.6. These were both originally intended to reach End of General Support (EoGS) this year, on the 15th November 2021. VMware are now extending this general support window to the 15th October 2022, no changes to the end of technical guidance have been announced.This date might seem familiar, vSphere 6.7 reaches EoGS on the 15th October 2022, meaning unless you have an extended support contract with VMware, this is the date you will need to migrate away from the vSphere 6.x platform by!VMware have kept things simple by extending the EoGS for vSAN 6.5 and 6.6 to this same date which also coincides with vSAN 6.7 EoGS.In summary, things are a lot more simple, on a vSphere/vCenter/vSAN 6.x release that isn’t already EOL? It will reach EoGS on the 15th October 2022 now.However, like so many freebies, there can be strings attached, such is the case here. So,
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
This document provides step by step instructions to configure Azure Active Directory for SAML authentication in Veeam Enterprise Manager. There are four editions of Azure AD (AAD): Free, Office 365 (which comes together with O365), and two Premium editions P1 and P2. Comparison for all of them can be found at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/active-directory/Below you can find steps to setup Veeam Enterprise Manager and Azure AD integration based on AAD from Office 365.Let’s start with the Azure side. Go to Azure portal then go to Azure Active Directory. Go to Enterprise applications → New application → → “Create your own application” → then provide a name for our application i.e. Veeam EM, and select “Integrate any other application you don’t find in the gallery” → Create Within a few moments’ applications will be created and visible under Enterprise Application view. Open it. Now let’s add some users (Step 1). In this version of AAD, only users can be added. In Pre
NEW!!! VBR v11vCloud Director To vCloud Director Replication Replication At vApp Level •VM snapshots used in background •because only one vApp snapshot possible•Target Org vDCmust exist before creating job•Veeam created vApp What’s Replicated •VM configuration•VM start and stop order•Description•Networking (org vDClevel)•Metadata
In the following link you can read improvements in vSphere 7.0 U1 for data protection. Areas of improvements are: Network QoS for Backup Traffic Improved backup job resilience Improvements in scalability for concurrent backup jobs vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO) improvementshttps://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2020/11/18/whats-new-in-vsphere-7-u1-for-data-protection
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