News, guidelines and various community projects
It’s World Backup Day! First of all, come and join me and @kirststoner12 for the World Backup Day Live Stream later today https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6909612880619298816/ Secondly, you have probably noticed Alfred the Cat is back and sitting in the chair...There are some Easter eggs hidden in the homepage header based on different technologies! Find all them all and share your answers in the comments.Let's see who'll collect them all!
Hi everybody!Im writing this question more like as curiosity and to re-think in my home lab, I've been using a HP 360 Gen8 with 128GB Ram and 2TB SSD with vsphere 7 to host my full home lab: 3 hosts Vsphere cluster, TrueNas for NAS & NFS storage, and pfsense for routing and firewalling, and a Windows Server 2016 with Veeam B&R.Now Im thinking in something more “electricity friendly” , but I would love to read some setups and ideas from all of you, and maybe mixing them up a bit we can get with the SUPER HOME LAB!thnx!read you in the comments!
I wish to build a new HOMELAB. Here is a guide and many others I found on Reddit.- How is your lab setup? What would you recommend? Main virtualisation solution would be VMware (would need multiple hosts here). I would also have HyperV and Proxmox VE within this environment. Yes, this is possible!https://www.altaro.com/vmware/perfect-homelab-vmware/?vgo_ee=%2BWombPttbhpwDFBk3C2zvW7%2BX%2FpMfSStElYb34Re%2FNg%3D (I love the first approach in this guide).I have got my ideas, but would like to learn from you. Keep in mind, I need a cost effective solution ranging from hardware to Power etc. Here is a talking point but just talking about the installation. I do NOT need help with the setup (deployment) tips as this is a walkthrough for me. Just ideas on how to setup low a cost effective lab, but yet a Lab to be reckoned with.
If you are like me and can’t turn down something that is free, you should try out the Quantum DXi V5000 Community Edition download. What you get is virtual backup appliance that has all of the features and capabilities that Quantum’s physical DXi dedupe appliance has. What is wicked cool, a New England way of saying “awesome”, is you can store up to 100TB of data on the DXi V5000 using only 5 TB of disk capacity. This is assuming you see the full 20:1 deduplication of your data, so based on your data you might see less than the full 100TB. Like I said, I can’t pass up a good thing that is also free. So, I am going to download the DXi V5000 and install it in my home lab. I will also write a future blog on how to use the DXi V5000 with Veeam. Hope you take a look at the DXi V5000 and find it useful.
This Friday I’ll be delivering a talk alongside @Rick Vanover on a key data protection best practice that I don’t believe gets enough attention: Data Encryption.Join myself and Rick as we talk about the escalating stakes in the battle against malicious actors and some of their latest tactics to extort a ransom out of you, some of the steps you can take to better protect yourself, and some of the gotchas that you’ll be glad to know when you remediate this in your environments.You’ll be able to see this on LinkedIn here or if you prefer, on YouTube here.Hope to see you there!
Hi everyone, i’ve been having this problem for a while now…Email notifications after backup completion are not being sent anymore to the specified email address, but when i test the credentials the email arrives successfully to my email account. I’m using the Veeam Agent 5.0 on a windows server 2012 r2. No veeam B&R is implied, just the agent making backups to a local disk.Additional informations:i recently changed the email server for the email account, before changing it everything was fine and the backup emails arrived, so at a first glance it seemed a problem with the email server; but i made a clean installation of veeam agent 5.0 on another server, using the same credentials, and the emails for the backup job are arriving regularly; so this excludes the fact that it may be a problem of the new email server(and also the fact that the email tests arrive without any problem).So i thought this may be a problem related to some veeam files regarding the old installation, so here’s
I am not sure how many of you are familiar with the Veeam Talks series; however, I came across this session that I am super excited about myself: Technical Support Advanced Log Diving!You can register right here: https://pages.beamery.eu/veeamsoftware/page/tcs_advancedlogPrevious video on VMware Integration Troubleshooting can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNBWoJYpU38
Evening all!Seeing reports of Windows Update pushing a bad driver for VMware PVSCSI to Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 VMs, it shows as “VMware, Inc. - SCSI Adapter - 184.108.40.206”. Hopefully Microsoft will pull it, just be careful of any patching windows or you may be fishing for old drivers through your backups… or if you’re using SureBackup/SureReplica, if you’ve got a pending Windows Update reboot and it’s a ticking time bomb, you’ll soon know when those VMs fail to boot! Good luck out there!
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
Hi everyone,I and @Rick Vanover will be speaking at LinkedIn Live this Friday, December 18th, at 12 pm ET!We are going to cover Veeam Legends program, its benefits, how you can start your journey and become a #VeeamLegend. I have created event here at Community, but please make sure you register at LinkedIn event as well.Prepare your questions and join the conversation! See you soon! UPD: Adding recording of the session for those who missed!
Veeam and Tape III - Restore of Backup Job Files from Tape which were backed up with a File-to-Tape Job
This is the description of an unusual scenario where Backup Job Files (.vbk and .vib Files) are backed up with a File-to-Tape Job instead a Backup-to-Tape Job. This has several disadvantages, e.g., you must know on which tape your files you want to restore are residing. You cannot find your tape backups under the backups section in the “Home” view of console and many more…OK, now have a look how we get these files back from tape.See the results of the File-to-Tape job and find the tape number the files reside on. If you don’t know the tape, read further, and use the search function ( Note: the warning in the screenshot can be ignored. The filesystem is too big for VSS Snapshots, I have forgotten to switch the VSS snapshots off for this test backup job.).Then go in the Veeam Console to the “Tape Infrastructure” section. Either go to the media pool where the affected tape is in or look for it in the Media section of your tape library.Right click on the tape and select “Restore Content”.
Hello Legends/Vanguards in the building,I would like to write about this course (VMCA) on my blog and also share the write up here word to word. If any of you is interested in saying a word (contributing) to the reviewing the Veeam Backup & Replication: Architecture and Design (VMCA) course, please pleat me know. You can share your thoughts in the comment session or send me a message privately. I will collate all information and post it online. I will do a lot of social media promotion on it as well. An opportunity to affect and influence the product, let’s seize it guys!Kindly spare some minutes of your time as this will greatly influence the outcome for many future VMCAs. After reading @MicoolPaul post today “Veeam Legend Experience - Year One Review” I have gotten more points to write on :-) Hello @haslund , can I also reference your videos thread? I can see some of us already contributed in the comment session via this post from @regnor!I will be looking forward to some lines
I guess a lot of the community members know this piece of IT-history:Other will even know this guy: Its a floppy disk! First of these were able to safe 0,24MB (!) And these first ones came out 1971! Is such a disk still in use? Yes it is! Here are a few examples:MS Office Older Boeing 747-400 planes still gets their software update on disksDEF CON 28 Aerospace Village: 747-400 Walk through From a Hacker’s Perspective at about 7:53 Some industry machines still uses disk You can still buy new disk? Of course, but at a rather high price.For those not knowing disks, you can listen here how they sound.Want to use them to make music?! Yes you can!
I’ll try and post a little pop quiz question each day, hope to hear from many of you. Did you know the answer? Did you look it up in the documentation? Did you try it in a lab? Please share some details along with your answer.Can the Veeam Explorer for Active Directory restore records in the Reverse Lookup Zones?
For those who don’t go to the VMware forums (another ‘communities’ based vendor website) often, there was finally a VMware employee who somewhat unofficially acknowledged the issue of running ESXi on SD cards, specifically with vSphere 7U2. I say U2 because v7 and v7U1c, of which I both have run on DELL IDSDMs, runs flawlessly; and has for the past year.To read a little more on the issue, you can review the VMware Communities post here. The issue, it seems, has to do with their newly formatted boot partitions. But honestly, I think the mishap (Hosts disconnecting/hanging) is mostly due to a new vmkusb driver. VMW is currently working on a fix, though they’re really recommending orgs to start using ‘high-performance’ storage (i.e. disks) for the boot device moving forward. All that to say is, if you haven’t upgrade to 7U2, I recommend not to. If you’re running your boot on disk, I think you’ll be fine. Otherwise, hold off. One of the Veeam Vanguards, Luciano Patrao, did a nice little p
Happy Thursday! I’ll try and post a little pop quiz question each day, hope to hear from many of you. Did you know the answer? Did you look it up in the documentation? Did you try it in a lab? Please share some details along with your answer.I need to restore some files from one of my virtual servers. I want to do it from my laptop and copy the files to the correct destinations using a local file management tool called Norton Commander What should I do to be able to locally see and copy the files from my laptop to the destination?
Good afternoon!Though this is a Veeam Community site, not everyone may know, or have heard, Veeam is having their big yearly conference next month - May 25-26 (26-27 APJ). As with last year’s event, this year will also be of the online variety. Hopefully next year we’ll get to meet in person! You may be asking, “why should I attend?” Well, let me provide a few very good reasons why:Knowledge is power! And Veeam will have a lot of it on display via deep-dive sessions and demos. Veeam Solutions Architects, such as Tim Smith, and Senior Director of Product Strategy @Rick Vanover and his team of amazing professionals will deliver on-point content to help you implement Veeam in your environmet according to best practices and recommendations. What’s New? Every year @Anton Gostev gives his “staple” What’s New session about what you can expect in the next Veeam version release. Though I haven’t seen any detailed schedule or agenda on the VeeamON content, I’m sure this session will still be gi
I have just discovered an interesting session in the VeeamON agenda: “Object First Makes Veeam Backups Better”“Object First” is the new company from the Veeam founders Andrei Baronov and Ratmir Timashev!So far there’s not much information available, but according to an interview on vmblog.com (https://vmblog.com/archive/2022/05/06/veeamon-2022-q-a-object-first-will-showcase-how-it-provides-primary-target-object-storage-for-veeam.aspx) we’re going to see an object storage based primary backup repository specifically designed for Veeam Backup.I personally didn’t hear anything about this company before and would have probably missed the session, as it’s already tomorrow and not found in the main agenda.The session will start on Monday at 12:00PM PT or 9:00PM GMT+2. In case you’re also interested, here’s the link to the session: https://web.cvent.com/hub/events/659c08fe-e178-47e3-b354-f251151abefe/sessions/d9ce1628-a7d1-44fb-8684-cb1525ec061eAlso here’s the webpage of Object First: https:/
Its getting hot … and cheap !Welcome back after a longer break since the last blogpost.Meanwhile I`m one of the main responsible german counterparts for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Over the last month I saw a lot of different environments with various challenges, while there is a big transformation from on-premise repositories to object storage as well.Today I want to share my experience with the community.Whenever I`m involved in bigger projects, at some point in time we have a price discussion about repository costs with the customer. With the flexibility in Veeam you can choose whatever you want as a repository. There is no „vendor lock-in“ or any risk in loosing data if you want to change f.e the backup software in future.For sure there are some pros & cons when you are choosing your object storage repository. So let me start what you need to consider and why:ConsiderationsSize (always matters...): Your very first step to start your decision journey: Please use our c
Morning all, For anyone that missed the news story, Kaseya have been the latest victim in the increasingly dangerous threat of supply chain attacks.Who are Kaseya? Kaseya offer a remote management system primarily aimed at Managed Service Providers (MSPs). MSPs use tools like this to automate patching and monitoring of systems and can automate deployments via reusable scripts that can be targeted at one or more devices.By the very nature of this software it is designed to run with elevated privileges.Cyber Criminals found a vulnerability with the Kaseya VSA platform and have used it to deploy ransomware to systems.Full details can be found here: https://helpdesk.kaseya.com/hc/en-gb/articles/4403440684689The ransomware used is a variant of REvil and has been known to target backup systemsWith this background information out the way, many in the infosec community have been debating the best defence against these kinds of threats and one suggestion posed had me interested. These platforms
VeeamON 2022 was live this year in Las Vegas and it was a great event. I am a little late with my review of the conference due to catching COVID when I got back which took me out last week. But I am back to feeling great again so here is my in-depth review and many of the new things coming in v12.Being able to walk the strip as well being my first time in Vegas was something of amazement with the sights and sounds as well as the lights. You definitely get your steps in when you go to Vegas!First off the conference was great and to be able to attend live again was something else. Being able to discuss and mingle with the vCommunity again was terrific as chatting with someone in person is something special. The conference was packed into three days of exciting sessions, the welcome reception, expo hall, tech town, swag shop and even a visit from some friendly little dogs to lighten your day.The welcome reception on the first night was filled with music, live performers, some great f
We’re thrilled to announce that the second intake of Veeam Legends 2021 is here!A very big welcome and congratulations to the new legendary members and thank you for all your contributions to the community:Chris Childerhose, @Chris.Childerhose Shane Williford, @coolsport00 Nico Losschaert, @Nico Losschaert Inderdeep Singh, @Inder Christian Eromosele, @chris_eromosele Michael Melter, @Michael Melter Bryan Parkerson, @bp4JC Shaokat Ullaha, @Shaokat Alex Heylin, AlexHeylin Jeffrey Strik, JaySt Derek Mayberry, theviking84 Per Jonsson, perjonsson1960 Damien Commenge, matteu Albert Tedjadiputra, albertwtIf 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-off call in a few weeks.Congratulations t
I have been in touch with Packt publishing and we are starting to gather a list of potential people to conduct a review of my book coming out early 2022 - Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication v11 (update to my v10 book).I can only take about 6-8 people but if you want to get a PDF copy and can do an honest review for Amazon please send your name and email.If you are a Vanguard and have already reached out please don’t send again.
FROM THE DESK OF RICKATRONI hope everyone enjoyed the VeeamON 2021 online event. Now the real work begins for us. How to we incorporate a real event with the online experience. We can’t say no to the great reach of the online world yet much of the market wants the real event for a more authentic experience.My question for you is what would we do better at a subsequent online event format?Keep the suggestions as constructive as you can please!BONUS: Help us steer our presence at VMworld and AWS with this survey! Tell us the experience you want!
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