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If you setup a VBR agent based backup on a machine that has 3 volumes listed in the OS (one volume being the VBR backup repository), and you set the backup type to entire computer; VBR by default will backup all 3 volumes listed in the OS, including the backup repository volume, correct? For context, in this scenario, the Veeam repository volume points to a NAS setup via iscsi initiator.
Today Veeam have launched the new Veeam Backup for Office Microsoft 365 v6! That’s right, it’s had a slight name change to align with Microsoft’s rebrand of Office 365 to Microsoft 365. Excited and want to check it out? Download it here. Veeam have also updated their Helpcenter ready to explain all the new features. As always, Veeam have accompanied this release with a set of release notes, available here.In this blog post I’ll be going over the key new features and also any key insights to be aware of as part of deploying Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 or upgrading to v6 from an earlier version. Key Information Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Server:Straight away, I want to highlight that the CPU requirements have changed. Veeam are now recommending 8 cores as the minimum for v6, up from 4 cores in v5.It’s the same story for RAM, v6 now requires 16GB as a minimum, up from 8GB. There is a discrepancy between the release notes and the Helpcenter documentation with regards to VMs wit
For those of you that do O365 backups with Veeam today v6 was released. You can find information and download links at the following KB site - KB4286: Release Information for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 6.0 Be sure to read the upgrade notes as there are some gotchas there.
Hi! I am testing kasten k10 v4.5.8 which is installed by specifying the global.airgapped.repository tag.I have made some backup and restore tests and everything was ok but if I try to export backups to Veeam backup server, k10 pulls the image of datamover:v4.5.8 from gcr.io/kasten-images repository.How Can I resolve this? Many thanks
Case ScenarioLeverage Veeam VM online replication to migrate VM across different VMware environments EnvironmentVMware ESXi 5.5 (end of supported) Cisco UCS enrionment (end of support soon) Fibre Channel storage (end of support soon) VM Guest: 1000 VM Guests Data size: 200TB Target PlanMigrate all VMs into the Hyperconverged Infrastructure platform DifficultyCompatibility issues with ESXi 5.5 and 7.0 Some dependency problems exist, in-place upgrade to ESXi 7.0 is not supported Minimize the service interruption time during the VMs migration VMware ESXi 5.5 is already end of support Migration ApproachUse Veeam VBR to migrate VMs from different ESXi platform (ESXi 5.5, 6.0, 6.7) to new VM environment (ESXi 7.0). AdvantageUse Veeam SureReplica to verify the replica is health after each replication before switching over to ESXi 7.0 Use planned failover to ensure there is no data loss after switch over to new ESXi 7.0 environment. No production impact during the migration as it is agentless
Hi,I have a setup kasten10 on a microk8s single node cluster on a local server to backup my kubernetes cluster.Everything from backup perspective is working fine so far, but i have a problem with the ingress and ACME challenge with letsencrypt.The ACME challenge is working for my other services but I cant get it working with kasten10.k10-ingress:spec: ingressClassName: public rules: - host: kasten.dummy.com http: paths: - backend: service: name: gateway port: number: 8000 path: /k10 pathType: Prefix tls: - hosts: - kasten.dummy.com secretName: secret-kasten.dummy.comError on my ingress pod:[error] 2102#2102: *88192 upstream timed out (110: Operation timed out) while connecting to upstream, client: 192.168.1.1, server: kasten.dummy.com, request: "GET /.well-known/acme-challenge/<challenge-code> HTTP/1.1", upstream: "http://10.1.206.218:8089/.well-known/acme-challenge/<challenge-code>", host: "k
Hi all,I have an issue on our Veeam ONE server and I could not find the root cause of performance charts delay. The server has been upgraded to Veeam ONE v11 recently and the issue happened after upgrade.Deployment type: Advanced Scalability Deployment modeDatabase: External SQL Server 2019There is no performance issue on the server. Monitoring server and database server are placed on Flash datastore. Could you please help me to resolve the issue if there is misconfiguration?
Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been speaking to @Kseniya about the upcoming world backup day and thought I’d try to make this month’s Fun Fridays all about backups and world backup day. Today I have a simple game in mind that will help us all be more aware of backups. Here’s how it works:It’ll be a simple Q&A, I’ll start this off with a question, and whoever comments answering the question then asks another question alongside their answer related to data protection, and whoever answers them then asks a question, as so on… So! My question:WHEN is world backup day?
We are running 11a with IBM SVC storage integration and storage snapshots. On our Linux proxies there are regularly leftover multipath devices. In the case below the only mapped device at this time is the 5GB disk (mpatha, for testing). There is no backup running anymore, no 10 TB disk should be there. The amount of devices varies from host to host, some don’t have any leftovers. # multipath -lmpathsqu (3600507680c80802f3000000000037e70) dm-41 ##,##size=10T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rwmpathsqh (3600507680c80802f3000000000037e82) dm-15 ##,##size=10T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rwmpathsqt (3600507680c80802f3000000000037e77) dm-39 ##,##size=10T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rwmpathsqs (3600507680c80802f3000000000037e6b) dm-37 ##,##size=10T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rwmpathsqr (3600507680c80802f3000000000037e67) dm-35 ##,##size=10T features='0' hwhandler='0' wp=rwmpatha (3600507680c80802f30000000000274b6) dm-6 IBM,2145size=5.0G features='1 queue_if_no_path' hwhandler='1 alua' wp=
I recently ran in to an issue where we had a few of our SOBRs offloading to OBS which was added using a Gateway server for access. There was an issue where it told me that we were out of disk space but thinking to myself that cannot be as we have Petabytes of storage for Object.I investigated the logs and even worked with support where we found out the issue was on the GW server which uses the C:\Windows\Temp folder by default to store data before offloading to the Object Store.Well it is nice to see there is now a KB article that shows how this can be fixed in three ways. If you have this issue check it out here - KB4283: Scale-Out Backup Repository Offload task fails with "There is not enough space on the disk" (veeam.com)The options are -Increase the space on the GW server - so your C drive Move to another GW server with more space for C drive Change the VeeamBackupTemp location to another drive with lots of space
If you are member of vExpert 2022, now you can apply vExpert 2022 sub-program.February 29th, subprogram applications open. March 16th, applications close. March 28th, program awards are announced.Apply at: https://vexpert.vmware.com/my/subprograms
An attacker can not immediately delete or change backup files located on Hardened Repositories. But with more time the attacker can do some damage. So it is important to keep a regular eye on it. A efficient way is to monitor Hardened Repository with Veeam ONE v11a. In this version some enhancements have been added which we will now take a look at. Monitoring immutability enabledWhen Veeam hardened repository is setup correctly, immutability is enabled and a appropriate number of days is chosen. When an attacker has access to the backup server, he could try to disable immutability. After some time all backups would be free to delete or modify. Therefore it is important to keep it enabled.In Veeam ONE v11a there is a new alarm for checking the state of immutability: Immutability state. Alarm is assigned by default to whole Backup Infrastructure. When Immutability state becomes disabled, alarm will trigger. Use this to be notified by mail. If you prefer reports for notification, Backup O
Here I am talking about backup encryption, which is performed by Veeam. Not by a hacker. It is a good idea to enable this feature.Why to monitor this? A attacker could enable backup encryption or change existing encryption key without being noticed. If so, backup jobs continue to run without any problem. But you are not able to use them for restore because you simple cannot decrypt them! For monitoring encryption password changes reports Backup Objects Change Tracking and Backup Infrastructure Audit can be used. With this reports you see when encryption password was created or modified.To control if somebody selected another encryption password from the list, use the report Job Configuration Change Tracking. For more information see my full feature blog post here: https://vnote42.net/2022/02/09/monitor-hardened-repository-with-veeam-one-v11a/
Confused on what to do with the monthly license review. This has started popping up on us in the last few days in the backup program (though we’ve been using Veeam already for months...not sure why it’s deciding to start appearing now)We rent a license from a 3rd-party provider. It’s in their name.I don’t have the “submit” option available when I view the report. I can only print or save it. I have a pdf of the file now, but have no clue what to do with it. Apparently creating the pdf also caused the message to go away every time the program was launched. Is this all I have to do? It referenced having to submit it to Veeam, but I have no way of doing that.As far as I am aware, I do not have any access to the Veeam Cloud to send this to you. Do I just send this pdf to my 3rd-party provider to submit on my behalf? If so, will my backup program automatically know when they submit the report so I don’t hit the “must submit by” date?
Recently, I had to create a Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan for my organization. It’s actually quite surprising none had ever been created. Part of that is on me since I’ve been here long enough to have done so, and am responsible for most of the systems we would need to recover in the event of a disaster. But let’s be honest, creating DR Plans isn’t one of those “exotic” tasks a Systems Architect likes to do. Working with and playing with the tech we manage is what we get excited about! Regardless, it still *needs* to be done. One may ask why does creating a DR Plan need to be done? It may seem obvious to most, but some it may not. I thought I’d answer that question here, as well as provide a “skeleton” list of items to consider when building out your own DR Plan.First, having a DR Plan brings a sense of “calm” for the IT staff. In the event of a disaster of any sort - site outage; mal-intent via ransomware, disgruntled employee, or major hardware outage; etc - chaos can surely take over.
Hello, relatively new user to Veeam BU here. I am trying to find the cause of the error below:The login is to the vCenter Server. So is Veeam complaining about the certificate for the vCenter Server? Where do I start looking at this point, thanks. ..ar
Hello, I have a Veeam server that backs up a Win server 2016 server located at another location. Veeam connects to this VM over a SDWAN connection (Zerotier) This has worked perfectly for years. All of a sudden, a few days ago, it started failing. I uninstalled all components (Veeam Agent) from the server, then redeployed the agent. I can ping the remote server, install the veeam agent, etc on it. But when I run the job, I get an error: “Error: Failed to connect to remote backup service.” Any ideas what could cause this?
Today, @NikolaPejkova sent announcements out for the 2022 Class of the Veeam Vanguard program. So happy to share I was approved for renewal. Hoping everyone else who applied was approved. Along with the Legends program, this is an amazing vCommunity program to be a part of. So thankful to be included for a 5th year.Cheers all & hope everyone has a great week!