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Afternoon! I raised a case with Veeam about the RTM that I don’t believe has made it into the GA in time so thought I’d mention here.Scenario:Latest Veeam v10a in a distributed deployment, with dedicated roles to each server. Attempting to upgrade to v11.Issue:When upgrading Enterprise Manager to v11 when it is the sole Veeam product installed, the main setup executable from the v11 ISO will incorrectly report that only v9.5u4b and above are supported for upgrading to v11.Workaround:After a discussion with Veeam support this is purely an issue with the main setup launcher reading an old attribute (this wasn’t elaborated on further). It is still supported to browse to the Enterprise Manager section of the ISO and run the installer from there. It will detect it is a supported upgrade path and install as expected.
This topic is replaced by the V12 Upgrade Center: Doing something new! Here in the Veeam Community Hub I thought this would be a good place for a new piece of content that gives some practical information for the upgrade process for Veeam Backup & Replication V11. We wanted to put this together here to give each of you an additional way to start the upgrade process! Watch this quick video below for an overview: Now, let’s get into the specific bits that you need to upgrade to V11! We may add sections or clarify things based on feedback, so please leave a comment below and maybe come back to the news section here for updates!Pre-Installation SectionWe recommend you review these key pieces of documentation: The Release Notes should be the first thing you read (these are with the download). Then, I recommend a good read of the What’s New document. Help Center User Guide (VMware vSphere version). Help Center User Guide (Microsoft Hyper-V version). Veeam Backup & Replication V
Enable Snapshot-Only Jobs for Secondary Storage Array for Pure Storage FlashArray with This Post-Job Script
VBR integration for storage systems supports several useful features that optimize backup performance. Unfortunately for those systems built on the Universal Storage API (USAPI) some of those features are not yet available. One specific feature that is missing is the ability to orchestrate array-based snapshots on a secondary storage array.I’ve written a PowerShell script to be used as a post-job VBR script along with snapshot-only jobs for Pure Storage FlashArray which will replicate Veeam created array snapshots to a secondary FlashArray. It will also ensure that those snapshots are visible in the VBR console and available for recovery tasks including Instant VM recovery, Guest Files recovery, and Application Item Recovery. Download Invoke-PfaSendSnapAfterVBRJob.ps1 from GitHub. Detailed setup instructions. This script has been designed to work both with VBR v10 VeeamPSSnapIn as well as the brand new VBR v11 PowerShell Toolkit.
Hi Everyone, I have just moved over to Kasten on loan from Veeam to really focus on the Technical Community and Content. I thought I would ask the Veeam community about your experiences so far into the learning journey of Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies. I have been on this learning curve for the past 2 years and there is still quite a bit to tackle and as always in technology you can go as far and as wide on all areas of learning. I have started to document this for the blog my building out an environment in my home lab. I want to see how you are all navigating this? Any training methods you have found? Are your companies starting to or into the Kubernetes journey? and here is another one, how long before we see this trend become our normal, most likely alongside virtualisation which we all know and love today. Finally I would love to hear from you if you have Kubernetes or Kasten blog content because we want to share this as wide as possible.
Morning all! With under 8 hours to the launch event, make sure to sign up!Join the Live Event for V11 Launch (veeam.com) Here’s the time the launch event kicks off in some time zones: AWST (Australian Western Standard Time): Midnight (25th Feb)EET (Eastern European Time): 6PMEST (Eastern Standard Time): 11AMGMT (Greenwich Mean Time): 4PMPST (Pacific Standard Time): 8AM Time to level up to 11!
Default behavior in VBR (incl. v11!): When a VM gets application-aware backed up, runtime components gets installed at start of job and are removed at the end. With v11 we have the option to install them persistent! This increases security! No Admin-Share and VIX-access is necessary any more. But it is required to deploy the Veeam Installer Service on the VMs you want to use persistent components. This can be done by manual installation, Group policy roll-out, or by adding the VM to managed Servers. When everything works fine, components are installed persistently: If you enable this feature and something does not work (as installer is not deployed, ..), VBR tries to run non-persistent components.
Hi guys One of our customer migrated all his workloads to Azure. For backup compliance he defined all workloads have to be backed up daily to AWS S3 immutable object store.So we have Veeam Backup for Azure for IaaS and NAS Backup for Azure File Share.Now my struggle is real. When I backup the file share with NAS Backup I’m not able to write the data to AWS on daily base, only “Keep previous file version” works. I used a scale-out backup repository with capacity tier the s3 immutable store and the setting “Copy backups to object store as soon as they are created” and “Move backups to object storage as they age out the operational restore window” but nothing happened.Also the Azure IaaS Backup Copy job does not work as expected. As backup repository I need to specify a scale-out repo because directly to object store is not possible. With same scale-out repo as above the local stored elements will not be deleted. Does anyone have any experience and/or suggestions?Kind regardsDaniel
Hello,In this article, we will take a look at the scenario of Restore via S3 Compatible Object Storage. Part 1 - Controlling Our Cloud BackupsWe have successfully backed up our local.Thanks to the Scale-out Backup Repository capability, we have successfully sent the backup we have taken to our local to S3 Compatible Object Storage, which we added in the first document.We check the Backup status we have taken for the test environment from the Backup> Disk section on the left, the point we have to pay attention to in the Repository section is included in the 'Scale-out Backup Repository'.In the Home Menu, we enter the Backup> Infrastructure menu at the bottom left.We can view the size of our backup file that we have sent to the S3 Compatible Object Storage storage pool we haveadded in the Backup Repositories area.Part 2 - Restoring from S3 Compatible Object StorageWe will restore the backup that we sent to S3 as read-only using the Immutable feature to our environment, first we ent
Why should a customer choose VEEAM Cloud Connect as BaaS with a service provider?10 reasons why it’s such an asset to put a backup copy to a service provider using Veeam Cloud Connect 1 – Offsite backup copyYou all are familiar with the 3-2-1-1-0 golden rule (see my post at 3-2-1-1-0 Golden Backup Rule | Veeam Community Resource Hub), there should always be a backup copy available at an offsite location. Not all customers have the luxury having multiple sites with IT infrastructure available. In that case syncing a backup copy to a Veeam Service Provider is a perfect option having an offsite backup copy available. 2 – Secure end-to-end encryptionBe assured that all data is encrypted at the source (before it leaves the network of the customer), in transit and in storage at the service provider. This without affecting the data reduction ratios of built-in compression. When using a small bandwidth in comparison with the volume of data, a WAN Accelerator is a possible option to use. 3 – Pr
Hi guys, want to make you aware of a major update on the VBO Best Practice guide available at https://bp.veeam.com/vbo. With the update mostly being v5 content I’ve also updated the base technology to improve the search massively and included a nice section on Least Privilege access based on my scripting efforts.All constructive feedback is welcome!
This is a simple oneliner for the MSPs out there if you are needing to check if Ransomguard is enabled for your VCC tenants this will output it on the screen for you from Powershell - Get-VBRCloudTenant | sort-object | FT Name, BackupProtectionEnabled, BackupProtectionPeriod You can also output this to a file that could be emailed as well.
We are proud to announce the first class of Veeam Legends!We appreciate your outstanding community contributions, technical expertise and knowledge sharing. It is incredible to see how new opportunities for community activity allow new people to engage in fresh ways.As @Rick Vanover says, “different experts need different ways to engage for sharing and learning” — and we wanted to make sure we recognize all top community members. We recognized you whether you are an active participant at Community Hub, drive local Veeam User Groups, have lots of product ideas or are a fruitful content creator and help other users at our outstanding R&D Forums.If you have been named a Veeam Legend, you should have received the acceptance email in your inbox, which will explain the next steps and what you need to do to be enrolled in our private Veeam Legends community.We will use the email address provided in Community Hub and/or in the R&D Forums for this process, as well as conducting the kick
More and more companies are depending totally of their ICT infrastructure (on-premises, private cloud, hybrid cloud, public cloud) …Ransomware and hackers are more popular than ever…Therefore one of the most important things is that the company has a solid backup strategy, so we can fall back at those in case of disaster or being impacted by ransomware or hackers.You can find very often the 3-2-1 rule. I suggest every customer or company to even go a step further : apply the 3-2-1-1-0 rule !3 : Maintain at least 3 copies of your data By three copies, I mean that in addition to your primary data, you should also have at least two more backups.Why?The chance that something is going wrong with 3 devices at the same time is a lot smaller than with 2 devices, especially when the primary backup is often situated close to the primary data. In case of a disaster the primary data and primary backup could be gone. The secondary backup is often situated somewhere else and could be the solution in
Hi, greeting from newbie last month, our neighboring company was attacked by ransomware,it become worst because their datastore is encrypted too, they still use vmware 5.5 from investigation, they analyze that one server made network drives directly to the datastore,that's why ransomware is able to attack and encrypted the datastore. i want to know if it is possible to create a network drive directly? if attack the datastore is possible, I think veeam replicated server will be useless.
If you do no know much about Hardened Repository in Veeam VBR v11, read here to learn more about:I was asked, if a hardened repository can be a extent of a Scale Out Repository (SOBR). Good news: yes it can! But you have to take some facts into account.Hardened repositories can be Performance Tiers of SOBR. A SOBR can contain a mix of repositories: ReFS, XFS, Immutable and mutable. Even in mixed SOBR, Performance Placement Policy can be set. That leads to, for example, immutable increments and mutable fulls. When you mix, for example, ReFS with immutable extents, you can use Evacuate backups to free an extent. I would not recommend any points 1 - 3!In my opinion the point 4 is the most important. With evacuating an extent you can easily migrate from ReFS to XFS with immutability.Notice: If you evacuate an immutable repository, Veeam performs a copy, not a move operation! Which makes perfect sense! When backups are evacuated to a hardened repository, files will be immutable as long as
I want to draw your attention to a recent piece of news about the Veeam Innovation Awards (VIA).This is a really important thing to Veeam, and I recommend you read JBuff’s post: https://www.veeam.com/blog/innovation-awards-2021-nominations.html The important of innovation is rather attractive as it closes the gap between the art of the possible and the stark realities of the criticality of data that Veeam protects. Whether you are a Veeam customer or a Veeam partner you can nominate for the VIA’s and raise the profile of Innovation in your view. I’d really encourage you to think about nominations, this isn’t just a news effort, its a legit review of the offerings and implementations we see. In fact, the Product Strategy team (the team I’m on) gets to vote on the entries! I really enjoy that task.What is also more interesting is the hardware. Odd coming from a software company, but the hardware of the prize. Previous VIA winners have trophies like this! Begin your nomination here!https
I had created a topic earlier about my book coming out - Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication v10 - Packt/Amazon Today I will be posting on my blog which will then go to LinkedIn and Twitter. I am working with Packt on a book giveaway for 5 people that comment on the LinkedIn post and will put up a review of the book as well. My blog is here - https://just-virtualization.tech So be on the lookout if you want your chance to win a free paperback copy of the book. We are also giving away some of the e-books as well I believe. Best of luck to all.
The VMware Converter has failed to convert correctly the virtual disk.- Convert task success.- hd1 size error (vShepere vCenter : 0 / no disk detected (vSphere ESX, General View) / hd1 8 GB (Edit Settings ESX). NB : VMDK= 33 GB, Thick provisionning.As said by “https://hyper-converged.com/2020/03/06/migrate-vm-from-hyper-v-to-vmware-with-veeam-v10/”Veeam 10 can migrate a VM from Hyper-V to VM-ware. Does anyone had this issue and had fixed it with “Instant VM Recovery” of VEEAM 10 ?Is a VEEAM Licence for VMware and for Hyper-V needed ?
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
While updating our VCSP stack with V11-RTM, I just stumble again onto this small but fine new feature to prioritize your primary backup jobs:More than once I had customers request several jobs to be finished with priority.You could of cause concatenate jobs with the schedule option “After this job:”. But this is not recommended as it does not use the ressources of your backup system accordingly. Valuable proxy/repo slots would linger out-of-work for quite a while.Overlapping jobs would lead to the second job jumping in with the first one still running, so saturating ressources. But this might easily oversteer and thus delay the first job.With the new option this problem can be solved by just the click of a checkbox.Prioritized jobs get a nice little flag in the job list. So how does it work?The Veeam scheduler runs all its tasks according to priorities:800: Restore jobs — restores are obviously the most important jobs 700: Continuous data protection jobs — new CDP ist also considered v
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