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During my presentations on VBO to customers and partners, people sometimes ask whether the recoverability of data can be checked automatically (Our Veeam Backup & Replication customers love SureBackup). However, this functionality is not available.Since I have now been told this "wish" several times, I thought "New Year, New Luck!"First, I share the Powershell script to check backed up Exchange Online restore data. With this script it is possible to save an email from a mailbox to a local directory and check if a certain pattern can be read.More functions will be added soon. Please give me feedback what can be improved or added.A script for checking OneDrive for Business data will also be available soon. The script can be found here:https://github.com/yetanothermightytool/powershell/tree/master/vbo/vbo-exrestore-checker And don't forget: Always post feature requests in our R&D forum!
I performed a full backup on one of the Severs via Veeam Standalone backup agent. I want to test if that “full backup” is an accurate one.So, what I would like to do it restore that “full backup” on a different VM or a Windows Server. So I can compare. Is it possible?
For those that use Veeam VCC there was an online reference by Luca Dell’Oca which was a reference architecture and best practice on setting up VCC. He has now updated the online resource to v11 so you can check it out here - Veeam Cloud Connect 11 Reference Architecture - Veeam Cloud Connect 11 Reference Architecture (vccbook.io) Very great reference for those in the Service Provider realm.
Hi,Does anyone know how to get Veeam to copy the Full backup + incrementals to tape daily? As in each day a new tape has both. Alternativly I would be happy for it to create a synthetic full to tape each day.Ideally i dont want to do a reverse incremental incase they decide to go to cloud as well at a later date.Veeam just seems to refuse to backup files it already has on another tape! Thanks for the help.
Another week, another script Today I’m sharing a Powershell script to configure the audited items (user) and set the audit notification settings. More details about the enhanced audit item functionality can be found here:https://www.veeam.com/blog/next-gen-office-365-backup-security-auditing-and-reporting.htmlThe read me and the code can be found on github:https://github.com/yetanothermightytool/powershell/tree/master/vbo/vbo-auditcfg
Hello Team, I am working on a project where customer would like to backup their M365 data (mailbox, onedrive, sharepoint etc.) using Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 and also backup Azure VMs using Veeam Backup & Replication. I see Azure has both these available in the market place. So if I use them and deploy them directly on Azure Subscription it is good enough right? Or should I need any other instance of Veeam Backup and Replication or Veeam Backup for M365 in on-premise infra or Azure VM etc.? Cause I saw this video - Here I see the Veeam is installed else where and we are trying to connect to cloud appliance. So I am confused
Hello All,I have a case i’m working on it customer has DC in cloud provider site and needs to move it to new DC he can’t make backup throw WAN because of traffic costs so we offers to get storage and put it in the cloud provider site and create second copy to it then move the storage to the new place and create replica seeding and make planned failover and commit the failover any suggestion recommendation?
We attempted a disaster recovery test for servers backed up at Wasabi and 7 of our 8 servers recovered just fine. We have a decent sized file server (2.4 TB) that won't restore from the capacity tier storage. It gets to the same point each time and fails. We have a support ticket and have attempted some fixes and no luck. We would like to clear out both the performance and capacity tier of this one server so that it can create a new full backup at performance and then send the new backup to wasabi. What is the optimal way to clear this out? Just select this server from that object storage and select delete from disk on that server? Or should I create a new job with this one VM and run it?
It's been almost a month since the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6. If you're looking for all the details of v6, then check out @MicoolPaul’s post: Until now no bigger problems were discovered or reported. There's only a known issue, that the CPU load in idle is higher then usual; no big issue, but if you want to solve that, there's a hotfix available: https://www.veeam.com/kb4294 One change, which didn’t get much attention so far, is the newly designed setup: I really like the new fresh look, compared to the old setup. It’s clean, modern and good looking. And it also updates the Veeam Explorers during the setup/upgrade process; in previous versions, those had to be manually installed. Want a comparison to the old setup? Here’s how it looked in v5. What do you think? Which setup is the better one?
Today’s post is heavily influenced by @Geoff Burke’s awesome post around weather forecasts in the terminal.For those who missed it, check out Geoff’s post here:Today I ask, what’s your favourite use of ASCII? For me it’s the Star Wars ASCII movie:http://www.asciimation.co.nz It’s not the full movie, but it’s still approx 20 mins long which is an amazing amount of effort to recreate! Well worth the watch!
A Veeam storage plugin needs to control your storage device in a way. Therefore you need a user account inside your storage system. The same of course is true for the DataCore plugin.From a security standpoint one always wants to have only the least amount of permissions to be allowed to the user. Avoid using a global admin here to minimize your attack surface!Here I will describe how to achieve that with the Veeam storage plugin for DataCore:First create a new role inside your DataCore console. In the screenshot the permissions to attach to the role are shown:Veeam storage plugin for DataCore - Role permissionsOnce the role is setup, you can create the user inside DataCore and select the role to assign it to:Veeam storage plugin for DataCore - Create the user for Veeam accessFinally you will have to create a local user of the exact same name inside all Windows servers involved in your DataCore cluster. Usually one has two nodes in a mirrored cluster. As the nodes are not supposed to b
Veeam Service Provider Console displays duplicate entries for machines when Veeam Agent is installed on Citrix VM.
When VMs on Citrix Hypervisor (formerly known as XenServer), orchestrated by Cloudstack Apache or Azure Stack Hub, using Veeam Agent (for Microsoft Windows or for Linux) are managed by Veeam Service Provider Console (VSPC), reporting, licensing, and management functionality may have unpredictable results.See this KB for solution:https://www.veeam.com/kb4269
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.
Opened The word from @Gostev this morning and he mentioned a new VMware vulnerability. With a score of 7.7 it is definitely up there. If you are on ESXi 7.X there is no patch yet but a workaround here: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87249 which is basically disconnect all virtual CD-ROM drives and they provide a PowerCLI command to do it easily.If you didn’t sign up for the newsletter, I strongly recommend it - always great content for a Monday morning. You can get it by registering af https://forums.veeam.com too.DescriptionThe CD-ROM device emulation in VMware Workstation, Fusion and ESXi has a heap-overflow vulnerability. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Important severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 7.7.Known Attack VectorsA malicious actor with access to a virtual machine with CD-ROM device emulation may be able to exploit this vulnerability in conjunction with other issues to execute code on the hypervisor from a virtual machine.
Hi @all,i am new by veeam. I have installed the community edition and will testing backup. Next week i have a tech demo with a veeam consult for full version. But now i will testing the free funktions, and i have added my S3 Bucket. The connections to Amazon S3 works, but when i will configure a backup job, i cannot choose the s3 Storage as backup destination. It there a limit function for this storage in the communitiy edition?Many thanks forwards Stefan
The ProblemLast week we were troubleshooting a Veeam Backup & Replication environment, where jobs were slowing down since some time.Looking at the jobs, the backup performance itself was quite good, but the processing of some VMs took longer then expected.The task log of those VMs showed that "Collecting disk files location data" was the cause; for some VMs it lasted 20 minutes, others were waiting for several hours.I first suspected a vCenter problem, as the debug logs showed timeouts and an unsupported API, but after patching and some restarts the problems persisted.The ResolutionDoing some research I’ve stumbled over an R&D forums digest from @Gostev from the year 2018 (Veeam Community Forums digest at that time ). And this one brought us in the right direction as Anton mentioned disk fragmentation as a pausible cause for this issue.I’ve opened up a Veeam support case just to be sure, before approaching the storage team, but later on our customer discovered some left-over s
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