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I wanted to ask the community on here to get a discussion going about whether using VMs for Veeam is good, bad or indifferent? It is based on a question from the forum here - VM as repo - Veeam R&D ForumsI added my thoughts to this post as I disagree with some of the comments about having to use physical servers as the BP site mentions both physical and virtual. I also work at an MSP and everything we build is virtual for Veeam other than a few tape servers we have which are physical boxes since they perform better this way with direct connect to the FC fabric.Anyway just wanted to see the communities opinions here and not to put one or the other down just thoughts and what everyone is doing now.And go……. 🤣
VMware has announced on August 3rd that vSphere ESXi 7.x is the last version supporting Apple Mac platform.https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/88698Reasom is that Apple is moving away from the x86 processor platform.With 7.0 the MacOS platform will be supported until EOL. Guest OS support for Mac is discontinued, too. macOS guest operating system may only be operated in VMs on vSphere ESXi hosts installed on Apple Mac hardwarehttps://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2015161
Happy Friday everyone!Today I'd like to see what you're all talking & reading about.I'm talking blogs, podcasts, vodcasts etc.Have you got a blog that you're actively writing in? Share it below! Got a blog/podcast/vodcast that you read the moment anything new is released? Share it below and WHY you like it so much?With tools such as Feedly, Reeder and other RSS clients gathering so many sources of data, it's interesting to see what keeps you "in the know".For example my RSS feed is full of Legends, Vanguards, and even Veeam staff, so I can see what's going on in the other corners of Veeam. But in addition to that, there are some great sources of information that I love to read up on such as: Security:Bruce Schneier - https://www.schneier.com/ - A wholistic view of securityOrca Security - https://orca.security - This company has found some incredibly high profile AWS/Azure vulnerabilities with great post-mortums.Microsoft Security Response Center - https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/ -
Hello Canada!Attend the regional virtual Central and East Veeam® User Group meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 12 p.m. ET.Mario Marquez and Alex Crandall will share lots of useful ransomware information in this one-hour session. Join to learn about ransomware best practices and how Veeam delivers protection with:Secure Backup Instant recovery at scale Disaster Recovery Orchestration And more!This is a great time to ask the Veeam Systems Engineers your technical questions and see a live demo.Register
While attending the VeeamON conference in Las Vegas back in May, Veeam announced they will be releasing Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) v12 later in the year, and gave several sessions presenting what some of those features will be in the new release. I thought I’d do a write-up of what v12 features I’m looking forward to most, as well as provide a few extra lines of other notable features coming.Security-Veeam is upping its security game by implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA). MFA is self-explanatory. From the VBR Menu > Users and Roles option, a Security window opens for you to select MFA for your Veeam user accounts (see figure below). But what about the gMSA? gMSA is a fantastic concept as it allows Veeam to use Active Directory service accounts while not storing the password locally on the Veeam server (i.e. when using for AAIP). Instead, VBR retrieves gMSA passwords on-demand from organization domain controllers. Platfo
Inspired by @Geoff Burke‘s post about immutability for Kasten with Wasabi, I decided to post the same for Veeam Backup & Replication. If you want to check out Geoff’s post, then follow this link:What/who is Wasabi?Probably Wasabi doesn’t need to be introduced. But if you can only think about the paste you get with Sushi, then you should check out their cloud object storage. Besides AWS and Microsoft, Wasabi is one of the Vendors, who often gets recommended for usage with Veeam Backup. The reason for that is their really competitive pricing, combined with great functionality/quality and low complexity.How to create an immutable bucketAfter registering an account with Wasabi, the creation of an immutable bucket isn’t complicated at all.Just make sure that you select the right region for your location, and also enable bucket versioning and object locking.Afterwards you need to create an access key. For testing purposes you can use the root account key, but for production you should cr
This wasn’t on my 2022 bingo card… According to MinIO, Nutanix Objects has been using MinIO for years without disclosing this, and after years of discussions, they’ve been unable to find a good faith solution to this. Therefore MinIO have revoked Nutanix’s licenses to MinIO software. I don’t want to misinterpret this as MinIO’s blog post has strong legal vibes to it, but MinIO are advising customers of Nutanix Objects may have legal & security risks by continuing to use Nutanix Objects. You can find MinIO’s statement here: https://blog.min.io/nutanix-objects-violates-minios-open-source-license/As of the time of writing, I’ve been unable to find any announcements from Nutanix relating to their perspective on the matter, via their social media, blog or news resources. If you utilise Nutanix Objects, you certainly need to question how this impacts you, and sooner rather than later!
The Veeam Legend programme is due to have its second intake in the coming weeks/months, and I wanted to put together a small collection of resources for people to find out more about this amazing sub-community. What is the Veeam Legends Programme? The Veeam Legends programme is at its heart, a Veeam community, its a sub-group of the wider Veeam Community Hub & R&D forums’ users. It was created as part of the ongoing recognition that Veeam wanted to give to its most active Veeam experts within these spaces.The Veeam Legends programme is one of three sub-communities within the ‘Veeam 100’ collective, with the other two being Veeam Vanguard and VeeaMVP. But whilst Veeam Vanguard focuses on external evangelism & activity, and VeeaMVP celebrates Veeam staff that contribute externally to the Veeam community, Veeam Legends is focused on Veeam platform-based activity. Are there perks to becoming a Veeam Legend? Of course there are! To date I’ve witnessed the following perks from th
I wanted to ask here in the community if anyone has developed a Veeam Tape report mainly for size reporting that they can share? I am looking in to VONE but the reports there are not sufficient enough for our reporting.We have a service that clients send to VCC then it tapes out for long term offline storage. So each month we need to automate reporting on size for each tenant of consumed data on tape.I am also asking in the Vanguard slack too about this so some of you may see this there as well. Also doing my Googling too. 😋
With v12 it will be supported to use group Managed Service Account (gMSA) for user credentials.For my understanding of gMSA it will be necessary to have VBR server in a domain. Because it will still not be recommended to join this server the production domain, a special resource or management domain could be needed. For more details we will have to wait for general availability to get the user guide.If you have more ideas about gMSA implementation, let us know 😀
I foolishly used an IP address for a ‘temporary test system’ which became a permanent fixture.A change of network schema means the repository is now on a new address.It does not appear to be possible to change the IP address in VEEAM (I should have used a fqdn). I could start again with new backups - but is there a method to resume backups to the same repository after re-defining it? All advice welcomed.Latest v11
Happy Friday! We’re over halfway to 2023 (sorry to depress you!), it’s not uncommon for people to start a new year with goals or wishes for the year. How are yours shaping up? Are you on track? Have you had a busy start to the year but still have time to get on track? Share how you’re doing and any achievements below! For me, I knew I was starting a new job, so I wanted to make sure I passed my probation (I did), move house (I have), and either advance my Azure, VMware or Kubernetes knowledge and pass an exam in one of these subjects, I haven’t yet but now I’m getting into a better frame of mind I can start on this! I also had a great year with my blog last year and I wanted to prove its not a fluke by getting a similar view count this year as last year, I’m also proud to say I’ve smashed that 😁 Your turn community!
Greetings friends, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5 was released very recently, and among many new functionalities like Microsoft Teams Protection and Scalability enhancements, I have seen that there are certain advanced functionalities that can be performed using RESTful API. It is not the first time that the development team of this product launches API functionalities that later move to the graphic part in case there is good acceptance.In particular, the one we are going to focus on today, is a functionality that has been requested for a long time, it is about receiving an email notification for each restoration operation that is performed on the elements where the audit is enabled. Audit Diagram in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5Before we start with the subject, I think a diagram about how all this works can help us better understand what we are going to do, and activate: How to Enable Auditing of protected items with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5We have
This week @Rick Vanover and @Madi.Cristil recap the week’s activity from the Veeam TechExpo event in Austin, Texas. While not breaking the rule, we share three pieces of content and @MicoolPaul has hijacked the news we had planned to share! There were too many for the Who’s New, so we’ll put those in the chat only in the comments. Watch today’s episode below:
Hi TeamWe have a customer where we have VBO deployed on premise with a local onpremise repository attached to an Object storage.Customer was requesting for option to perform a monthly full backup to cloud and also a yearly backup to cloud .Would this be possible ? Please confirm on the possibilities .I have created an archival object storage repository for the same .Based on my understanding of the technology , only backup copy to archival storage can be configured which will do a direct copy of the existing backup job.
Hello!Attend the virtual Canada Veeam® User Group meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 12 p.m. ET.Mario Marquez and Alex Crandall will share lots of useful ransomware information in this 1 hour session.Join to learn about ransomware best practices and how Veeam delivers protection with:Secure Backup Instant recovery at scale Disaster Recovery Orchestration And more!This is a great time to ask the Veeam experts your technical questions and see a live demo.Register
VeeamON 2022 was live this year in Las Vegas and it was a great event. I am a little late with my review of the conference due to catching COVID when I got back which took me out last week. But I am back to feeling great again so here is my in-depth review and many of the new things coming in v12.Being able to walk the strip as well being my first time in Vegas was something of amazement with the sights and sounds as well as the lights. You definitely get your steps in when you go to Vegas!First off the conference was great and to be able to attend live again was something else. Being able to discuss and mingle with the vCommunity again was terrific as chatting with someone in person is something special. The conference was packed into three days of exciting sessions, the welcome reception, expo hall, tech town, swag shop and even a visit from some friendly little dogs to lighten your day.The welcome reception on the first night was filled with music, live performers, some great f
Hi TeamI have a customer where we have configured VBA for AWS backups across different tenants..KMS encryption configured for at the repository level.VBA integration with VBR using the VBA plugin to assist with centralized licensing and a single pane of glass for VBA management has also been configured.Customer was hoping he could create a backup copy job of data residing on AWS to an Azure or GCP bucket.Would this be possible ? If Yes How and if not possible would it be possible to configure a backup copy to a different region within AWS itself. Was unable to bringup any details of the same .Someone from Veeam presales had stated that it would be possible with regular password encryption and not KMS but how would this be achieved. ThxKarun
Hello,I would like to clarify the configuration of my capacity tier in my SOBR. I used a Wasabi bucket with object-lock enabled.I have a backup job set to run daily with 14 days retention and weekly synthetic fulls. I have a gfs policy defined with 6 monthly and 1 yearly.The immutability set on the capacity extent is 14 days. If my understand is correct all gfs backups that sit on the capacity tier still only immutable for the immutable days set on the capacity extent. Right?How do you protect this backup? I read a solution with AWS Glacier but I m not using AWS services.Regards.
VeeamOn 2022 in Las Vegas was a fantastic event, as I am sure you will confirm if you were there! Wonderful people, great content, and terrific engagement!So, with VeeamOn Tours and VeeamOn Forums, let's keep that awesome vibe going all year!For VeeamOn Tours and VeeamOn Forums 2022, I've prepared a list with all of the places and dates. Please keep in mind that this information is subject to change, so double-check the dates before booking your flights and accommodations.Here is a page with all VeeamOn Tours and Forums 2022 taking place in Europe , Latin America and Asia-Pacific:https://go.veeam.com/veeamon-regional LATAMVeeamON Forum Colombia (NOLA) – 6 September 2022 – BogotáVeeamON Forum México – 8 September 2022- CDMX- Hyatt Regency CDMXCampos Eliseos No. 204 Polanco Chapultepec, Polanco, Chapultepec, 11560 Ciudad de México, CDMX, MéxicoVeeamON Forum Argentina (SOLA)- 13 September 2022- Hilton Buenos Aires.Macacha Güemes 351, C1106BKG CABAVeeamON Forum Brasil – 15 September 2022
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