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VBO Calculator Community Edition V2
VBO Calculator Community Edition V2 First we want to thank you for the great feedback and your input for Version 1 of the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Calculator Community Edition! We already added some new features and bugfixes which we want to share with you.Click here to download the new version:Download(If you missed the first post where you can find all instructions, please follow: https://www.backupbros.com/2020/09/22/veeam-backup-for-microsoft-office-365-calculator/)To keep this short let me introduce the new features:Price ComparisonWe are now able to do a price comparision with on-premise-storage (where the compression is a bit lower) and your preferred object storage. As well as a second object storage vendor.You can enter your on-premise-storage costs (local object storage and local direct storage) in the input sheet:If you want to compare your preferred cloud object storage vendor with another one, just select the second vendor in the dropdown above the chart.VM eg
Veeam ONE Interval Logic
Give some thoughts to the interval of a report. Current week vs. Past week, here’s a view of how the interval can make a difference for the results. I have the Veeam ONE Catch of the Day (#VeeamONECOTD) on Twitter, a nice way to get small nuggets of Veeam ONE stuff: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23VeeamONECOTD&src=typeahead_click The Veeam reports are incredible visibility and it is a great way to get all the details you may need in another way!
#HomelabWednesday - How to deploy pfSense and setup additional networks for lab usage
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show you how to deploy pfSense in your lab and segment the lab into multiple networks so that it is ready for deployment of nested ESXi in a “Production site” and a “Disaster Recovery” site.Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
VeeamLive 2020 (EMEA) is coming on November 12th!
Register here: https://go.veeam.com/veeamlive-enThe agenda looks amazing, but you definitely do not want to miss out on these sessions:Customer panel — Your Journey to the Cloud & Data Strategy (I personally love hearing real stories from real customers) Veeam v11: Top 11 hottest NEW features Can recommend signing up for v11 news here Some hints of what may be presented in this thread by @MicoolPaul Cybersecurity Strategies for the Modern Era (presented by the always amazing @Rick Vanover and Europes #1 ethical hacker: Jamie WoodruffDo note, at the top there are different languages available which contain some variances in which sessions are available. The languages available are : English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. One of the classic presentations by Jamie Woodruff:
Best Practices 📖Between Integrated and Non-Integrated Deduplication Appliances
Best Practices In my opinion it is very important to keep this best practice in mind If the integration API is unavailable due to licensing restrictions, or if any other deduplication appliance is used, the appliance should be considered non-integrated.In order to optimize throughput for deduplication appliances, please use the following configuration guidelines: Job configurationThe following settings are configured in the backup job “Edit” wizard under Storage > Advanced. Options not defined in this table are optional and not related to backup repositories using deduplication storage.Setting Value Tab: Backup Backup mode Incremental Create synthetic full backups periodically Enabled - if integrated Transform previous backup chains into rollbacks Disabled Create active full backups periodically Enabled - if non-integrated Tab: Maintenance Perform backup file health check Disabled Defragment and compact full backup file Disabled Tab: Storage Ena
How to recover a failed Veeam Backup for Office 365 repository
What can I do, if the storage volume on which my Office 365 backups reside is corrupted, deleted or somehow lost ? That was the question I faced myself with. So I went into the lab to try out a few things ! In this blog post I’m going to show you how to recover a failed Veeam Backup for Office 356 repository. In addition to recover a failed repository, I’m also going to show you how to properly back up VBO repositories. Within this blog post, I will abbreviate Veeam Backup for Office 365 with VBO. Veeam Backup & Replication is abbreviated with VBR. However, lets jump into the lab and the scenario.The lab setupDue to the fact, that I still don’t have a “proper” homelab, I’m using VMware Workstation for this scenario.My lab environment for testing this case, consists of 2 virtual machines. One virtual machine is hosting VBR and the other one is hosting VBO.The VBO server itself, has an additional partition on which all backup repositories reside. All my backup jobs go into separate f
Building Secure Linux Repositories
In case you missed it, a while back @tsightler presented an amazing webinar Building SecureLinux Repositories.The main topics covered in the presentation are:Securing the host system Isolating Veeam processes Levaraging snapshots Automated deploymentBONUS! Tom also does a side-by-side comparison of Veeam fastcloning on XFS vs ReFS!While Tom presents top content, I think one of my favorite parts was coverage of the fail2ban tool (at 41:47 timestamp).
HPE and Veeam Customer Reference Book
HPE and Veeam are connected by a long history. HPE VSA and 3PAR were the first storages support integrated hardware snapshots. Nimble and Primera are supported as well.See this Veeam Customer Reference Book to read about 7 customer stories. Involved Industries are: Fintech, Retail, Non-Profit, Manufacturing and Healthcare. Quite impressive stories with real-world values!
vSnow App to integrate Veeam Backup Enterpriser Manager with ServiceNow
Following the line of some of my topics, in Veeambp.com we can find a very useful unofficial tool This tool is not Veeam supportedIt was developed externally and is not linked with Veeam Software or ServiceNow in anyway, No support is offerred or inferred from Veeam Software on this tool. vSnow App is an application to integrate Veeam Backup Enterpriser Manager with ServiceNow vSnowApp for ServiceNow:The application offers integration with Veeam Enterprise Manager.vSnowApp provides following capabilities:Performance Dashboard Incidents Management Manage Backup Jobs. Failover Plans Agent Jobs Backup Servers Management How vSnowApp Works: vSnowApp function as an intermediary between Veeam Enterprise Manager and ServiceNow, after you deploy the vSnowApp, you can manage reporting and management of backup infrastructure from ServiceNow. Pre-requisites:ServiceNow MID Server Veeam Enterprise ManagerSupported ServiceNow Instances:New York Orl
Check changes in Active Directory DNS with Veeam
How many times has DNS been the problem? Well, Veeam Explorer for Active Directory’s Compare with Production capability may be a way to help you see if there have been changes in DNS. This is so easy to use, check out this video explaining how this works:You can also watch my Veeam Live session on Application recovery as well (have to register there however)
#HomelabWednesday - How to configure automatic startup of virtual machines
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show you how to easily configure the automatic startup of virtual machines in your home lab. This is very convenient if you don’t want to keep your physical host powered on 24/7 :-)Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
Poor SAN transport mode performance
These days I had to troubleshoot poor VMware vSphere SAN transport mode performance during backup with Veeam. Before SAN mode, NDB transport mode was used. NBD outperformed SAN mode totally!Here are some facts about the environment.EnvironmentVMFS volume are hosted by two HPE 3PAR arrays in a synchronous replication configuration (Remote Copy) with Peer Persistence. ESXi hosts are running on different versions. Backup (here: Veeam Backup and Replication) is installed on a dedicated physical host. This host is connected with 10G LAN and a single FC uplink to one out of two fabrics.Backup performanceThe used backup mode in this environment was NDB transport mode. This was because the physical host wasn’t equipped with a FC HBA. To improve backup performance a HBA was installed. To run direct SAN backup, a few configuration steps are necessary:Add MPIO feature to backup server, Configure MPIO for 3PAR by running: mpclaim -r -I -d "3PARdataVV" FC switch zoning, Exporting all LUNs to backu
Free access to the VMware Connect Premium learning package?
In case you missed it, VMware is currently offering a FREE 12-month access to the VMware Customer Connect Learning Premium Package. The catch? You must sign up before October 31st, 2020 so don’t delay!While you will get access to all the content from the basic subscription which includes free access to for example:1.357 videos 67 eLearning courses Fundamental courses VMware Certified Associate trainingThe premium package will also get you:All their official exam prep courses (650+ videos) Access to the just launched VMware Certified Technical Associate (VCTA) trainingIf you are not yet VMware certified, going for the VCTA certification is a great way to learn and also get started on their certification program - this will without a doubt help progress your career. BONUS!Just in case you didn’t know, VMware also offers free hands-on lab access. This is a great way to try out and learn about all their new technologies or simply learn more about the vSphere basics and get more out of what
#2MinTuesday - Veeam Backup IO Control
The #2MinTues series is aimed at showing something short and sharp in a video format to help the wider community.This will range across all Veeam products. If you would like to see something specific please leave a comment down below.This video will demonstrate how you can make sure that your backup tasks never affect your production workloads!
How to size for NAS/File share backups?
Sizing for NAS/file share backup can appear difficult initially, but with the help of the unofficial NAS Calculator by Hal Yaman it definitely will be a bit easier.As you can see from the screenshot below you need to know roughly how much source data in TB your file share(s) contain, how many files and directories. In case you are wondering what is primary vs secondary repository? Primary is for your short term retention (newest version) and secondary is for long term retention (older versions than newest).The user guide has some good info on the secondary copy settings.Once you have filled all out, just click the Calculate button to get full sizing for all components:Cache repository File Proxy Primary repository Secondary RepositoryHope this was useful and please do post any questions or comments.
Veeam Ready Database ✅
The Veeam Ready database provides a list of all partner solutions that have successfully passed Veeam’s testing criteria. Solutions are grouped by company name, Veeam Ready classification, and more. So, you can select by Alliance Partner - Model Family - Category Example: I chose by category I think it is something very useful when it comes to having any questions about compatibility and Veeam Product Release Support . https://www.veeam.com/ready.html?x-clickref=1011lbSfagY2
How much repository space do I need?
If you are not sure how much space you might need, then an excellent “unofficial” tool tool created by @Timothy Dewin is available at http://rps.dewin.me/ - The Restore Point Simulator.The tool can help you size for:Backup jobs Backup copy jobs Replication jobsWhile the tool appears straight forward, I have noticed on several occasions people misunderstood which data to input: Common mistakes include sizing a backup copy job and then inputting the size of the source VBK file as the used size GB. This would mean you are doubling up data reductions which will of course not happen. A very cool feature is the easy Export check box that will give you a URL to come back and review the estimate and how did you reach it:
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Calculator
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Calculator(Download: VBO-Calculator-Community-1Download)Welcome back after a longer break due to holidays, personal changes and some challenges over the last weeks.As one of the main responsible german Systems Engineer for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 (VBO) I received a lot of questions and requests regarding the right sizing for a VBO-environment as well as for the “new” Object Storage Repository feature, which is available since version 4.Wouldn’t it be great if we had a tool for this ? For sure ! But let us first build up some tension. Before we concentrate on object storage I will give you some important information for your general VBO-Sizing. The SizingWhat do you need for a proper sizing?To get some realistic numbers, we collect the informations per service, because in the background each service has its own compression capabilities and it does make some difference later in the cost calculation.So we do need the amount of users per
Backing up Office 365 to S3 storage (Exoscale SOS) with Veeam
Are you backing up your Office 365? And… why not?I’m not going into the lengthy and exhausting discussion of why you should take care of your data, even if it’s stored in something unbreakable like “the cloud”, at least not in this post. I would like to focus on one of the features of the new Veeam Backup for Office 365 v4, which was released just the other day. This feature is “object storage support“, as you may have guessed it already from the title of this fine post!So, this means that you can take Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage or even IBM Cloud Object Storage and use it for your Veeam Backup for Office 365. And even better – you can use any S3-compatible storage to do the same! How cool is that?!To test this, I decided to use the Exoscale SOS (also S3-compatible) storage for backups of my personal Office 365 via Veeam Backup for Office 365.I’ve created a small environment to support this test (and later production, if it works as it should) and basically done the followi
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