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Morning!In the latest “The Word From Gostev”, Anton Gostev has announced that the v11a platform update should be entering early availability this week. Normally you’d have to engage with Veeam support to receive this as a download but based on what appears to be a lack of engagement with this method (Anton stated they were never happy with the number of downloads yielded via this method), Veeam are looking to release the new updates during EA status via the Veeam R&D forums. If you’ve been living under a rock and you’re not aware of them, these are at https://forums.veeam.com To download the update you’ll need to go to the relevant product section of the forum.I’ll update this post when the EA downloads become available.Update:Thanks to @Mildur we know the updates will be available via the normal update threads on the R&D forums. When the downloads are available you’ll be able to find them here: Veeam B&R | Release Notes | Latest CUVeeam ONE | Release NotesVeeam Backup for
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!
Happy Friday! Time for a bit of fun, what date do you think Veeam Backup & Replication v12 will release on? I’ll accept guesses for the next week, and update this post with everyone’s guesses.Rules:1 guess per personFirst come first served on guessing the date, if someone else guessed the date you want already, pick another!Submissions close 4th NovemberWinner will be announced when v12 releases! Entries:@Stabz - 12th January 2023@victorwu - 13th January firstname.lastname@example.org - 14th January 2023@JMeixner -16th January 2023@Chris.Childerhose - 18th January 2023@HangTen416 - 23rd January 2023@mkevenaar - 24th January 2023@Scott - 25th January 2023@regnor - 30th January 2023@BertrandFR - 31st January 2023@chetantikandar - 13th February 2023@Viperian - 32nd March / 1st April 2023
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
Hello, Veeam Community!For the most experienced users of Veeam products this post won’t be a big news, but this will surely be a big help for those taking their first steps with Veeam.Often times we are asked “where do I start with my new Veeam product?” or “does Veeam offer free certification?”, and our answer is go “back to Veeam University!”Veeam University is a FREE online training portal for all users of Veeam products and it offers a wide range of on-demand educational resources. No matter how well you know Veeam products, you will find something for yourself:Guided product onboarding pathways from A to Z for your first-time deployment for Veeam Data Platform (all editions) for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 These FREE online onboarding pathways were compiled together based on customer feedback and coupled with best practices from Veeam Technical Onboarding Managers and Solutions Architects.They feature everything you need to know from day one of using the product, all in bite
Afternoon everyone! I just found out that Veeam have released the VMCA 2022 course and exam. We’ve had a few discussions around this exam within the community as originally Veeam were intending for everyone to take the VMCA 2022 course prior to sitting the exam, however between then and now they’ve changed it. I checked my portal this morning and it showed the “Step 1. Attend a training course” as ticked. I checked with my account manager that this was intentional and they confirmed it’s no longer mandatory to redo the course if you’ve already got a VMCA v1.To find out more simply go to: Get Veeam Certified Now! and then click on the “Veeam Certified Architect” tab. FAQs:I took the VMCA v1 training course but never took the exam, what should I do? The VMCA v1 is expected to retire on 31st December 2021, either sit the exam or take the VMCA 2022 training course and work on that instead. Should I take the training course? Of course, it’s not always cost-effective for some people to take
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
It gives us great pleasure to announce the Legends class for the first half of 2023, as the Veeam Legends program, which follows a 6-month cycle for both intake and renewal, continues to provide recognition and opportunities to distinguished individuals in our community.The Veeam Legends program, which is among the top initiatives of Veeam Community, acknowledges individuals who actively participate in the Veeam R&D Forums, the Veeam community, and other Veeam platforms. This program, along with the comparable Veeam Vanguard Program, plays an important role in empowering data protection industry specialists who possess a strong passion for technology and innovation, and are enthusiastic about advancing their career while also contributing to the community by sharing their insights and experiences.Congratulations to the new and renewed legends for the first half of 2023! Albert Tedjadiputra Albertwt (Veeam R&D Forums) Alex Heylin @alexheylin Bertrand Castagnet @BertrandFR B
Greetings, friends! I want to share with you the new Grafana Dashboard for Veeam Backup & Replication, no Enterprise Manager is needed, and it uses 100% VBR API.Small note: For those familiar with the data protection scene, you might recall that we’ve already got a Grafana Dashboard dedicated to the Veeam Enterprise Manager API since 2020. Grafana Dashboard for Veeam Backup & Replication API When you finish this article, if you follow all the steps, you should have something similar to this. It might be different according to your environment, number of days you select, protected workloads, jobs, etc.Dashboard – SummaryJob Historical Information – The very first graph. The most important one in my opinion. Grouped by 24 hours, get to know the status of your policies per day, on a range in time. Job Historical Information Table – Very similar to the previous panel, but this time with more details about job name, status, date, etc. Job Historical Information Duration – Very simil
"Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 11" is now in publication (since February 2022) and is ready to order either the book or e-book/kindle.Well, since writing my first book on v10, I debated to myself about writing the update of the book to v11. It took me some time to process and think about if I wanted to do it, which I then took the plunge. This time, the process was much smoother as I had already done the first book and understood the templates, formatting, etc. The team at Packt worked with me again and my busy schedule to create something I think that everyone will enjoy reading. Whether you are a newbie with Veeam or a seasoned expert, you can learn something I think from this book.Protect your cloud, virtual, and on-premises environments by implementing Veeam's powerful backup and replication technologyKey FeaturesGain in-depth knowledge of CDP and Hardened Repositories to use in your virtual environment Explore Veeam's monitoring and reporting utility - Veeam ONE - a
SPOILER Warning if you’re awaiting your swag, don’t watch the video!I was lucky enough to be selected as a Veeam Legend this year and luckier still to be one of the first to receive the swag by the amazing @Kseniya & @Rick Vanover (and of course Alfred).Check out my unboxing video below to see all the goodies If you’re still on the fence about the Veeam Legend programme, it’s been an amazing experience so far, I whole heartedly recommend it!
Morning,Just a quick one that I saw on @Gostev’s “The Word from Gostev” that there are big plans to review the platforms and products supported by Veeam. This is a full overview from Hypervisors to application aware processing and physical agent support so please make sure to air your opinion here as it impacts all of us:https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/system-requirements-for-our-2022-release-t72617.html
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.
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……. 🤣
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
There are new Veeam Sales Professional (VMSP) and Veeam Technical Sales Professional (VMTSP) 2023 accreditations available in ProPartner Portal.This year the two accreditations do not consist of one single learning path, but on a base “Sales Foundation” part and five different learning streams. With the completion of the base module and one learning stream you will get a badge to show off…The learning streams for the VMSP and VMTSP are:✅ Public Cloud✅ Ransomware & DR✅ Microsoft 365✅ Container Protection✅ Cloud Service ProviderSource: Veeam ProPartner Portal - Veeam IQSo Veeam ProPartners, go and get them 😊
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 Friday everyone! With the Veeam Legends second intake around the corner, what day do you think it will be announced? Rules:You can’t guess the same date as someone elseClosest to the date wins! GO! —-Entries so far:@victorwu - 30th August@Chris.Childerhose - 31st August@JMeixner 1st September@Scott - 2nd September@Stabz - 5th September@dloseke - 6th September@Nico Losschaert - 7th September@marcofabbri - 9th September@regnor - 16th September
Hi all. There is the possibility that this weekend I might need to restore all of our domain controllers in our domain (hopefully this does not come to pass). It is not a very active AD domain so hopefully but I might have to go back about 3 weeks to get around a problem.Can someone point me to documentation as to how to do this from within Veeam with all the DCs down? This would mean that no dns resolution will be happening (do I have to create a hosts file on the Veeam server to get around this?).Another hiccup is that for one of the DCs, I notice now that application aware processing has not been turned on so it is going to be restored as just a member server without any special processing for the AD database.Thanks.
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