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This Friday, join @Rick Vanover, myself and #VeeamLegend @MicoolPaul in exclusive LinkedIn Live session, as we are going to walk you through the first six months of the Veeam Legends program, talk about what does it take to be a Veeam Legend and how to become one.We’ll be announcing the second intake of Veeam Legends 2021 soon and there’s still time for YOU to become one!Prepare your questions and join the conversation Register here: https://www.linkedin.com/events/6836274746288586752/
It is always interesting, when thinking of special situations, to ask: What happens, when …Here are the answers to at least a few of these questions - for immutable backups in VBR v11:What happens, when…… removing immutable restore points?Task starts and ends up with errors. No restore point is removed.Warning when trying to remove immutable files… hacker changes date/time on Veeam server to remove files with next backup run?Excellent question! But it will not work! Configured period of time is checked at Linux server, not at Veeam B&R Server! So a job running one year in the future will create new files, it cannot delete old ones.… enabling feature at existing repository, not compatible with hardened repository?Veeam checks if there are backup jobs configured with an incompatible backup chain. If found, error is shown:Error with not compatible backups… changing a backup job writing to immutable repository?When backup chain is changed to an incompatible one, error is shown:… days
The Tape Storage Council has released summary of 2020’s usage of tapes and a future outlook:https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/12/07/tape-storage-council-2020-outlook/Summary:Capacity shipments rose to record amounts in 2019 >225 million LTO cartridges >4.4 million drives [IBM and Oracle enterprise tape shipments are not included] Tapes are still cheaper than disk Several public cloud deep archives use tape, such as AWS’s Glacier ESG found a majority increasing their commitment to tape (61%) Tape’s two big advantages: low cost longevity Big drawback: lengthy file access time
Because of the new v11-feature of immutable backups on XFS filesystem, I am looking for real-world experiences with XFS as Repository.I just read through this forum entry:https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/v10-xfs-all-there-is-to-know-t65222-30.htmland the closing experience of user ferrus:https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/v10-xfs-all-there-is-to-know-t65222-30.html#p388579 Sounds very good to me so far. I can remember first implementations of ReFS Block Cloning. Lets say, it does not work that fine at the beginning.Would you share some of your experiences with XFS as Veeam Repository? I would be interested in:stability performance (over time) needs for troubleshooting administrative effortThanks!
How can we see here, vCenter IP/FQDN is not possible to change inside of Veeam B&R. In my case I put the IP of vCenter server on Veeam Backup & Replication and now I’d like to change it to a hostname accordingly the DNS server name. So, first of all we need to open the Console / PowerShell on burger menu of Veeam B&R. So, at this moment we need type the command:$Servers = Get-VBRServer -name "old-name-or-ip"On my case the IP of my vCenter server is 192.168.10.100. After that we just need type the following command:$Servers.SetName("new-name-or-ip")On my scenario it is ROM2SRVVLVC01. And now, with this two only commands we can see that the vCenter name was changed on Veeam Backup & Replication: To finish I just rescan the vCenter server again to see all the set up is ok.
Happy SysAdmin Day, community! First of all, come and join us today for the celebration of SysAdmin Appreciation Day with @Rick Vanover, @Geoff Burke and @coolsport00! It’s gonna be fun! Second, I bet you noticed a new special header banner here in Community Hub!It’s special indeed and has Easter eggs in it with some discrepancies and even practices that you don’t want to repeat! Will you find them all? Let’s give it a try!
I set up a linux hardened repository for immutable backups. In the Backup Repository I have set the minimu 7 days as immutable.The Backup Job finished sucessfully on this linux repository. But i can still delete the backup. I have also checked in Linux directory, there should all backup files have an extension “i” to say that this file is immutable. But there is also no “i” in the directory. What am I doing wrong? Can someone help me?
I am not sure how many of you use VMware or are part of the vExpert program but the applications went live this week and you can apply here -vExpert Application Portal (vmware.com)I have applied the past two years and been accepted as well as applying this year. Really great program for those in the VMware space. So check it out and apply.If you need help just Google vExpert Pro or check Twitter as they can help you with your application. This is the Pro listing -vExpert Application Portal (vmware.com)
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
If you do not run VeeamONE, it can be challenging to check if every VM that should be backed up, is really backed up. Therefore I wrote a small PowerShell script. Basically this script looks for each VM if there is a restore point for this VM. If not, it gets listed. Extra feature: Script connects to every vCenter that is registered in B&R server. There is a Blocklist included: when VMs should not be backuped, just place their name in the blocklist and they will not be shown in the list. So you can exclude VMs without editing the script.Notes:CredObject.xml is used for stored, encrypted credentials. Script connects to local B&R server, so it should run there if not changed. # Load Plugin and moduleAdd-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapinImport-Module VMware.VimAutomation.Core# Configure for multiple vCenter ConnectionsSet-PowerCLIConfiguration -DefaultVIServerMode Multiple -Scope Session -Confirm:$falseSet-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore -Scope Session -Confirm:$false#
Happy World Backup Day, Veeam Community! First of all, come and join us today for the celebration of World Backup Day with LinkedIn Live event hosted by @Rick Vanover and Didier Van Hoye, Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard Secondly, you have probably noticed Alfred the Cat on the new home page header banner? (YES, he’s back!) Well, there are some easter eggs hidden, each based on certain Veeam features and technologies! Will you be able to find them all? Share your answers in the comments and let's see who'll collect them all first!
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!
Hi Everyone, Vulnerabilities wait for no-one, so whilst some are enjoying a weekend off, others are patching to protect against the latest risk. Log4j. This post has two objectives. Firstly I’m sharing my write up regarding the issues I’m aware DO have an impact to VMware, secondly what does this mean to the Veeam products… First up: VMwareI don’t often dedicate a blog post to a particular security vulnerability, but since it has scored a perfect 10 CVE rating, it’s important to be aware ASAP.VMware have identified multiple products that utilise the Apache technology that are vulnerable to the Log4j vulnerability. What is this “Log4j” vulnerability?A Remote Code Execution (RCE) has been discovered in Apache’s Log4j Java Library. It is possible to insert maliciously crafted strings into fields that will be logged, which then leverages the “message lookup substitution” function of Log4j to execute code. This can be used to deploy and execute payloads, or execute commands at a heightened
If you are a certified IT pro, trainer or blogger, Veeam is happy to provide you with a FREE NFR license (Not-For-Resale keys).This license allows for non production use of Veeam Availability Suite in your home lab, without any feature limitations for one year and 20 workloads (VMs/Servers/Workstations) or of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations for up to 10 users.Here is a list of IT members eligible for a free Veeam NFR license key:Veeam Certified Engineers (VMCEs) AWS Heroes AWS Community Builders AWS Heroes AWS Certified Pros Google Cloud Developer Advocates VMware vExperts VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs) VMware Certified Advanced Professionals (VCAPs) Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals - Office 365 (MVPs) Microsoft Certified Solutions Experts (MCSEs) VMware, Microsoft, AWS trainers And more!Free NFR for Veeam Availability Suite https://go.veeam.com/free-nfr-veeam-availability-su
We’ll be announcing the first intake of 2022 Veeam Legends soon, so get excited! Veeam Legends is a Veeam community program, for data protection industry experts who are passionate about technology, innovation and eager to further develop their career, while sharing their experiences with the community.As avid Veeam users, they participate in various community projects:Blogs and podcasts: Bring your knowledge and expertise to the Veeam community. Never blogged? No worries; you can still contribute. The Veeam Community Hub is open to everyone, whether you are a beginning or experienced writer. Veeam University: Get the knowledge you need to stay current and on top, whether its basic features or advanced functionality. Start FREE on-demand training now! Discussion boards: Join discussions about Veeam community projects, Veeam events, the industry and technology news. Veeam User Groups: Connect with your local Veeam community, share experiences, learn from your peers and expand your netwo
Happy Friday all! Today, lets talk tools, the right tool in the wrong hands can be catastrophic. What tool have you seen so the most damage to an environment? Whether it’s a built in tool/feature or 3rd party, I wanna hear! For me, it’s Remote PowerShell. I witnessed this being used by a malicious script to deploy ransomware to every device in the domain and the rest of the network. The script was harvesting credentials from users working on the infected endpoint and the moment a domain admin signed in, BANG, remote PowerShell to all!
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!
VMworld 2021 offers an opportunity for us all to imagine that there are better tools, superior processes, and automated tasks. And Veeam can’t wait to share all our latest data protection innovations with you! Don’t miss Veeam’s @vmiss33’s LIVE session “Designing for Disaster: Design vSphere for Disaster Recovery with Veeam” on October 6th, 12:30 pm ET! Melissa will share recommended practices from conversations with VMware customers. But that’s not all.We’ll have a special guest aka Alfred the Cat, who might have snuck his way into @vmiss33’s VMworld 2021 presentation! He will be hidden in her slides, so join in on the hunt and see how many times you spot him! Will you find him?
This week I was able to attend to a Veeam VMCA training (Veeam Backup & Replication V11: Architecture and Design) held by @poulpreben.VMCA IntroductionSome words on the VMCA: The VMCA is the Veeam Certificied Architect, the second and highest Veeam certification after the VMCE. While the VMCE is more focused on technical topics, the VMCA is all about designing the backup solution and learning the "Veeam Architecture Methodology".We already have great posts about the VMCA, both the course and the exam, here in the community, so I'll won't go too deep and link to the corresponding posts:VMCA2022 anouncment from @MicoolPaul:VMCA2022 review from @Chris.Childerhose:VMCA2022 EXAM review from @Michael Melter : VMCA CourseDirectly from the beginning of the course, we could notice how different this training is going to be compared to others.Preben explained to us, that there's no lab part and that we won't work with a Veeam console. Instead there were team exercises, where we work together
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