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I’m using VBR Enterprise and I’ve an issue with a SQL Server database restore to a Hyper-V VM. I am currently backing up the VM using guest application processing which is working fine. It uses PowerShell Direct because the SQL VM is on a private VLAN, which cannot be accessed from the VBR server which is hosted in a different data centre. It can however access the hypervisors and all backups have been successful. Frustratingly, I’m unable to restore using the same methodology in reverse. Surely if I can backup successfully using PSDirect, I should be able to restore using the same method? I asked Veeam Support and they sent me here. 😐When I try a restore, I get an error saying VBR cannot access SQL… I can confirm that Named Pipes is enabled. Has anyone else ever run into this issue and found a fix? I really don’t think it’s acceptable that I’ve to ask for help on a community forum regarding an enterprise product that should work out-of-the-box, but here I am!
We are new with using Veeam P2V. We’ve successfully P2V’d a couple of servers without a issue.We have been asked to P2V a Dell server running windows 2012R2. Has 1 Hard drive that is 1TB.We deployed the Veeam agent and backed it up OK. We migrated into production (with NIC not connected and powered off). Once it was completed, we removed the nic from it in VCenter and added the VMXNET3 adapter and the correct assigned the Vlan back to it. We powered it on (w/NIC not Connected) and the server comes up and displays “Getting Devices Ready” and it just sits there with circle spinning.Anyone seen this before and have any suggestions of what the issue could be?
Hello everyone, I have run into an issue that I can’t seem to figure out. I have my system set up to backup on a daily basis but a backup has not run in the last 12 days. The only change made 12 days ago was a reinstall of Slack on my laptop. I have rebooted my system multiple times since that date along with performing an uninstall and reinstall of the agent. I am including a screenshot of the Windows agent and my system uptime below.I am not sure why there would be a job still running at this point and could really use some help. I am using Veeam B&R 11.5 CE and my laptop is running Windows 11 22H2. I know that my version of Windows technically is not supported until B&R 12 with Windows agent version 6 but they have not been released yet. I do know that the only thing that will not work with my version of Windows is the backup recovery media creation. Everything else should work according to Dimitry Popov in the following post.Dimitry Popov's post
I have a “Community Edition” of VB&R. I’m trying to restore a configuration backup to it. When I go to Configuration Backup and click the “Restore...” button, I get “Access Denied”. I’m an admin on the computer and I’ve even launched VB&R with “Run as administrator”. I’m not sure why the program is denying access. Is this a limitation of the “Community Edition” (I’ve haven’t found any documenation that mentions this)? The whole process breaks down before I even get the choice to choose a restore file so I’m trying to determine what is actually happening at this step and if I simply need to change permissions somewhere. Thanks!
IntroductionWith backup direct to object being one of the most anticipated features in v12 AND with the ever-increasing number of cyber-threats, it is paramount to secure access to our buckets.In this series of posts, I will explore v12's direct to object capabilities and offer some suggestions to batten down the hatches.Note: For this post, I will use Wasabi and Minio as my Object Stores of choice. While some slight variations are expected, keep in mind that the same concepts should apply to any S3 compatible target. Restrict bucket access with a simple User IAM policyYou can find the Amazon S3 Object Storage Permissions in the User Guide for VMware vSphere and kb3151 highlights the required steps.Let's review what that looks like in Wasabi's console. For this example, I will configure a simple S3 bucket without immutability. Step 1: Create the policy as described in kb3151This policy grants access to the <<orossisecurebucket01>> bucket to the identity it is associated wit
Service Providers, FYI, looks like licensing is going up slightly for 2023… As we look to close out the year and kick off fresh in 2023, we’re excited to recap some recent Veeam® enhancements and share some future ones. Q1 brought you Veeam Service Provider Console v6, which included licensing and usage reporting integrations to further enhance your Microsoft 365 data protection capabilities. In June of 2022, we kicked off our new partner directory, aimed at driving prospects and customers to our partner community. We’re seeing an average of 10,000+ unique visitors on this page monthly — a huge win for our partners! Our latest Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 update included integrations and enhancements for our Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) community (i.e., Self-Service Restore portal). Speaking of enhancements, Veeam is committed to continuous innovation and has multiple product and platform releases in store to help you grow and scale your business in FY23. A further chang
I just want to say how grateful I am for the Veeam culture and the way they operate as a company and their extensive involvement in the Veeam community. I have extensively also used a competing product and I feel largely ignored by them and I have deep seeded impression that the company’s engineers couldn’t care less about the customers’ ideas and concerns and believe they know better than the customer and just choose to ignore 99% of what is suggested to them, meanwhile they seem to have the development acumen and abilities of first year college students. Meanwhile, a company like Veeam, that is a giant and a powerhouse, goes out of its way to not only make an amazing product, but also is incredibly involved with their client community, includes them in the decision making process through the Veeam Legends and Vanguard programs, and goes out of their way to make sure their customers know they are heard and cared about. I have so much respect for @Gostev @Rick Vanover and the entire V
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
This week @Madi.Cristil and @Rick Vanover get through the recap without “technically” breaking the rules. There was a very busy special department set of news as well! Watch our recap below: The links:@dloseke with VBR: Immutable object storage with Wasabi - for Service Providers/MSPs | Veeam Community Resource Hub @vNote42 with [What (else) is new in v12 - V] gMSA support | Veeam Community Resource Hub @Chris.Childerhose with Veeam - Physical or Virtual that is the question? | Veeam Community Resource Hub Special Department News:Veeam was one again named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant! Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 6a has been released: blog, release notes, Friday Tech Bites by @Rin on the upcoming release. Also check out a nice post by @MicoolPaul Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6a Released | Veeam Community Resource Hub. Discussion by @Geoff Burke on what is Kubernetes Korner: What is the Kubernetes Korner and what should it become? | Veeam Community Resource HubWho’s New +
Alt Text: Title “In The Lab With: Windows” Subtitle: “Endpoint Management” Subtitle Two: “Delaying Windows Feature Updates with Group Policy”There was recently a lively discussion on the Veeam R&D forums that inspired me to write this post. The essence of the disagreement on there was about Veeam’s inability to support new Windows Feature Updates sooner. I won’t repeat all of my points on the topic as they’re available for reading freely on the R&D forums already. What I do want to focus on however, is providing support to the thinly-stretched sysadmin who needs to get a grip on the Windows Update Lifecycle, to avoid issues with the Veeam Agent, and other applications that don’t have ‘Day One’ support for a new Operating System (Yes, Feature Updates are considered upgrades).So, what is a feature update? Please the quote below directly from Microsoft’s own documentation.Feature updates: Previously referred to as “upgrades,” feature updates contain not only security and quality r
VMware Tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of guests operating systems and seamless user interactions with them. VMware Tools has the ability to pass messages from the host operating system to the guest operating system. Therefore, VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine guest operating system and improves the management of the virtual machine. Without VMware Tools installed in your guest operating system, guest performance lacks important functionality. Installing VMware Tools improves these issues low video resolution, inadequate color depth, incorrect display of network speed, restricted movement of the mouse, inability to copy and paste and drag and drop files, missing sound, and provides the ability to take quiesced snapshots of the guest OS, and synchronises the time in the guest operating system with the time on the host Impacted ProductVMware Tools for Wind
I had a co-worker who is blind. One of the things that was really frustrating for him was images, and especially images that do not have an ALT text or a description below. Some do have an ALT text like “logo 322kb” but that does not describe the image.As you might have noticed when I post an image here on the community hub, I try to describe the image below the image in the Caption. Currently this platform does not support ALT texts, so next best thing is using the caption below the image. From what I have learned from him, try to describe the image in the ALT text/caption as complete as possible. For example, do not use things like “Veeam logo” but use “Veeam Company logo; contains text VEEAM in white with a light green background” or “Picture of my cat” but “Picture of my cat attacking a laser light” Adding a caption on the Community Hub is easy:December Chocolatey Month banner; Alfred, a cat and community mascotte, is wearing a Christmas hat and licking a Chocolate bar with the Cho
While helping an SE with a POC, I encountered an odd obscure error when trying to install a repository on one VM and a proxy on another VM. The error message was received after we added the VMs as managed Windows servers and during the actual repository and proxy install.The error I received was:“Installing package Transport Error: Error 1920. Service Veeam Data Mover Service (VeeamTransportSvc) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.” I was a little panicked when I saw this as I have not encountered this error before, and the service installs work.After my initial panic, my attention immediately turned to an account permissions issue. The account being used is a domain account that was a member of the local administrators group on the servers. The account used was able to start and stop other services. A check of Google yielded little insight. It did point me to the Veeam KB 1059 – which discusses this error.The first step it mentioned
December Chocolatey Month banner; Alfred, a cat and community mascotte, is wearing a Christmas hat and licking a Chocolate bar with the Chocolatey logo on it. On the background pine trees are draw, a green heart and some festive swirls.As you might have noticed, the Automation Desk is doing a December Chocolatey Month, and December starts tomorrow! There are prizes to win, so make sure you read the rules and you are ready for this! More info:
Hi Everyone, More and more of us are spending our days wandering around various CLIs. There are times when you need to jump out into a file explorer in the precise location where your pwd command locates you.on windows simply type start .on a Mac doopen .and on Linux (I will demo this since I am in my basement on one of my stashed Linux machines hidden away :) xdg-open .So here I am in my Pictures directory I would like to see the thumbnails quickly so here it goes and Voila! If the xdg-open command is too long for you go ahead and create an alias in your .bashrc file
Hope this thread don’t breaks any rules BUT.We all love Veeam, right?Legends and Vanguards apart, that they already have super fancy socks too, all of us want some Veeam swag, right?Maybe free, right?YOU GOT THIS. Until January 15 2022, there’s this contest.Just:Register on that page Share some Veeam Love on socials and use hashtag #VeeamandAWShttps://bddy.me/3pgerCMAll participants will receive a T‑shirt, magnets, stickers and playing cards.And with first option for the post, you share the love for Veeam AND they got also:Unlimited workloads for 30 days 250$ cloud credit 3 months FREE when they buy license
Happy Friday everyone! For those of you with access to a lab/test environment, what do you use when you’re “on the move”. Maybe it’s public cloud, maybe a VPN back to a DC/Home, maybe it’s a portable enough workload you can run it from your laptop. Curious to hear how people tackle this when mobile 🙂
Hey all. Using Veeam Backup and Replication 11 we backed up some files using a files to tape job as a once off outside of our normal backup routine.When I look at the properties of the tape I can see the individual files listed.However when attempting to restore an individual file I get the following:Can I not select individual files to restore? Do I have to restore the entire tape or am I doing something wrong?thanksjc
- 1 to many destination replication job- ability to resizing the replication job menu/console- when I edit replication job and go to virtual machines tab, I wish to have more info of the source VMs presented like (cluster, vcenter, etc). it is helpful when you have the same VM name in multiple vcenters.
Most of you are following the twitter saga. Politics and other issues aside I wanted to address one leitmotif brought forward by Musk and his horde of sycophants. Numerous times I have seen the argument “time to fight IT entitlement” used as a battle cry before performing massive layoffs. I have worked in IT for 20 years and while I have encountered some bad apples, on the whole the majority of Engineers and IT tech folk have been hard working and diligent people. I was working abroad from North America for 16 years and I was shocked when I returned to see the level of C Level, CEO etc entitlement. The salaries of this class of worker (and remember we are all a team as they love to say in the meetings!) had in my opinion unjustifiably skyrocketed to levels their predecessors could not have dreamed of. Inevitably to justify such a situation one must find a scapegoat and the hard working IT tech folks are an easy target.Or are they?My buddy and fellow Vanguard @mkevenaar started his own
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This week @Madi.Cristil and @mkevenaar run the recap to cover some US Holidays! While we broke the rule, it’s for a good cause: A lot of great content! Who’s New will be back next week. Watch today’s recap: The Linksvia @olivier.rossi via @Nico Losschaert via @JailBreak via @Rick Vanover Special Department Newsvia @mkevenaar and join the webinar with secret swag and rocking demos: Introduction into Chocolatey, Tue, 13 Dec. 2022 at 18:00, Europe/Amsterdam | Veeam Community Resource Hubvia @mrmccoy007 Rogue, unofficial, hilarious. A V12 Preview like you’ve never seen: before: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/brandon-mccoy-06424771_music-rap-technology-activity-7000591313897209856-1703/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktopHave a great weekend everyone, we’ll be back with Who’s New next week!
Likely a noob question, but just want to be sure things aren’t broken.I’ve got a setup with Veeam B&R Community Edition on a single windows machine. I have full backups scheduled weekly, and daily backups every day, to a Quantum LTO-7 drive, using LTO-6 media.The console reports the total capacity of the tapes as 2.1TB. Allowing for the whole base 10 / base 2 argument, this is what I’d expect. The full backup (done last night) reports total transferred is around 1.1TB, but the tape is only reporting around 250GB free. I’m expecting around a TB free (2.1TB - 1.1TB). You can also see that the “daily” tapes are reporting 2.1TB free (again, this is expected - there’s not a lot written, maybe ~90MB per day, so not enough to make a difference to the free space reported)Is there something amiss somewhere, or am I going to have to migrate to LTO-7 media a lot sooner than I thought?
When attempting to add a pre-created (provisioned) PC to a domain or reuse an existing computer account, the following error below is encountered.An account with the same name exists in Active Directory. Re-using the account was blocked by the security policy.Microsoft released this update on October 11, 2022, thereby introducing additional protections (hardening) for your environment. This hardening mitigates the following “CVE-2022-38042 (Active Directory Domain Services Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability)”.Legacy behaviourBefore the installation of the October 11, 2022 update, or later cumulative updates, the client computer queries Active Directory for an existing account with the same name. This query occurs during domain join and computer account provisioning. If such an account exists, the client will automatically attempt to reuse it.Note: During this time, the re-use computer account will only fail if the user does not have the appropriate permission to join the device to th
Happy Friday everyone! To those that don’t know, when you create a Scale-Out Backup Repository you can configure it to automatically create a new full backup if a required extent is unavailable. I had a few conversations recently whereby I was the only one endorsing this option. So I ask, who uses it, who doesn’t, in both scenarios, why?