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Greetings friends, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5 was released very recently, and among many new functionalities like Microsoft Teams Protection and Scalability enhancements, I have seen that there are certain advanced functionalities that can be performed using RESTful API. It is not the first time that the development team of this product launches API functionalities that later move to the graphic part in case there is good acceptance.In particular, the one we are going to focus on today, is a functionality that has been requested for a long time, it is about receiving an email notification for each restoration operation that is performed on the elements where the audit is enabled. Audit Diagram in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5Before we start with the subject, I think a diagram about how all this works can help us better understand what we are going to do, and activate: How to Enable Auditing of protected items with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5We have
I want to share a blog post by John Nicholson (VMware - not the guy from Shining !) which is about VMware Backup Myths. If you are in a backup related job, it could be funny to read. I did not know some of them!https://thenicholson.com/backup-myths/My favorites are:Virtual machine backups are not useful for file, or app level recovery. Agent-based backups are “lighter-weight” than hypervisor-assisted backups. Network based backups will bottleneck on the vCenter. Snapshots Suck. Here you have to read details in post! Enjoy reading!
Just wanted to share a VM recovery tip with you all I recently discovered when needing to recover a VM no longer being processed by a VBR Backup Job it was in due to Deleted VM Maintenance Schedule. To assist with my recovery, you have to be utilizing Storage Integration technology with Veeam. My specific environment uses Nimble Adaptive Flash Arrays, so be sure to understand how your Storage Vendor’s snapshot technology works before assuming my “tip” will apply to your environment. Let’s assume you’re backing up VMs with vSphere Tags and during tag maintenance you mis-apply a tag, or forget to (re) apply a tag to a VM needing to be backed up. Or maybe you use vSphere “containers” to back up your VMs (i.e. Datastores, VM Folders), and you mistakingly move a VM out of the Container and the VM is no longer getting backed up. As a good Backup Admin does, such that you are, you review your VBR jobs daily to verify they succeeded: BOOM! Well done, Backup Admin! But, you weren’t being as t
Hi,we are running VMs on vSAN (VxRail). Backup with hot add mode works fine. Anything is ok.We are planning now, to offload big disks (>3 TB) to an iSCSI Storage device. z.B. PowerStore. So the VMs are running a mixed disk placement. System Disk stays on vSAN. Data Disk will be on iSCSI Storage. iSCSI Storage is attached to the same TOR Switch as the Veeam Rep Server. VMs are not stretched in the vSAN Cluster. Whats the best way to backup? What is your recommandation?
Hi, I have installed Veeam B&R v11 on a windows machine running a 5 Hyper-V vm. I have registered my Hyper-V using backup infrastructure > Add server. It now shows up in backup infrastructure > managed servers > microsoft Hyper-V > Standalone servers. I have created a backup repository on a NAS on the local network. But when I want to create a backup job (home > backup job > Virtual Machine), I have no VM listed. Any advices on what I’m missing to be able to backup my VM?
Hi, I have configured a backup job on all Teams and on first run, i am alerted the mailbox is already being protected by another job. 11-12-2020 11:04:59 :: Processing mailbox XXX completed with warning: Mailbox is already processed by another job This is correct, as i have a backup job doing backup of all mailboxes every 4 hours. What is best pracgtice? To do complete Teams backup including the mailbox in one job, and on another job do all my mailboxes and exclude the Teams mailboxes? As of now where i have the Teams mailbox backup done by another job, how would a Team site restore be done? RegardsRobert
The following post is not directly related to backup. I hope it is helpful anyway.At a customers backup server a very strange behavior was observed. After a few days without problems, scheduled tasks never seem to get finished. So a current running – never ending – task prevents the next run from starting. A reboot of the server resolved the problem – for a few days.SolutionAfter a research I found out, scheduled tasks get started with a lower priority than interactively started tasks. See my scheduled PowerShell script in screenshot here.Normally this is not a big deal. It does not matter when tasks like reports last longer than manually started. Nevertheless they should at least finish.The solution is to rise the priority of scheduled tasks. Unfortunately this cannot simply be set in the GUI. It can be done in a few steps, I list here.Start Windows Task Scheduler, right-click your task and select Export… and save XML file to a temporary location. Edit XML file with an editor of your
i want to be a Veeam VMCE, but in my country no Veeam Training center. As per I know that it is need to take trainig before sit in the exam.So that I request to Veeam, is it possible to crate any on deamnd course like VMware, so that we can take the training and sit in the exam. I request to Veeam to see the issue. Stay Home, Stay Safe.
Hi,I would like to offload Archives to AWS Glacier. I added a AWS Glacier Repository to an sobr as archive exent. Once offloading starts I get the following error messages.I thing that the gateway server is not able to connect by ssh to the ec2 proxy appliance? Are these Appliances deployed in advance, or just temporary during archive offloading job? It is a new deploy, we didnt use these feature. 01:42:55 Failed to provision a proxy appliance: Unable to connect by SSH to appliance. 04:3201:47:28 Queued for processing at 28.04.2021 01:47:28 01:47:33 Task failed. Error: Unable to archive backups: no proxy appliances are available. 01:47:33 Processing finished with errors at 28.04.2021 01:47:33
It is not uncommon to reset root password in VMware VCSA (vCenter Service Appliance). This can be necessary when account is locked or password is expired. Normally, you have to shut it down, enter GRUB and edit start parameter to boot into bash. There you can reset root password. Afterwards you boot VM again. Here is the link to this procedere: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2147144With vCenter 6.7 U1 it us much easier! Since then it is possible to use a Single-Sign On (SSO) administrator account (for example: email@example.com) to login to Appliance Interface (Port 5480) and shell. And exactly this can be used to reset the root password. In short it goes like this: Take a snapshot/backup of VCSA - it is always a good idea to start with a backup Login as a SSO-administrator using a SSH client or console. Enable and start shell: shell.set --enable true shell Change root password sudo passwd root DoneHere is the link to the more detailed VMware KB-article: https:/
Hi Everyone, I wanted to start sharing some of the content and learning paths I have been taking to get a better grasp on Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies. First of all I am going to be putting my learning and findings on this page as I continue to navigate these new technologies. And then I will keep adding if possible to this post with the latest blog posts. Part 1 - Choosing your platform Part 2 - Setting up your Kubernetes cluster Part 3 - Playing with stateless workloadsPart 4 - Setting up dynamic shared storagePart 5 - Helm & MinIOPart 6 - Context is ImportantPart 7 - Load Balancing your Kubernetes Home Lab with MetalLBPart 8 – Deploying KubeApps the visual marketplace for all your Kubernetes AppsPart 9 – A Mission Critial App - PacmanPart 10 – Backups in a Kubernetes worldI would love to get your feedback useful links to add or things we should share with the community.
See here how it works in a step by step guide.To start in Instant SQL Recovery wizard, select your server and choose Restore application items.Here you choose if you want to restore to the latest available restore point, or select a listed one. At the end of wizard press Browse. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server starts.Choose the database you want instantly recovered and select to do so. You have these options to choose from: Latest restore point. Point-in-time state. Recover to another server. This you can used to recover DB using a different name while original DB is still in place. In this demo, I selected point-in-time state to show additional options.Select point-in-time state you want recover to.Notice:First option recovers to date and time, recovery point was created. Second option lets you choose the exact date and time to restore to. As noted, transaction log backup is required here. Checking option to restore to a specific transaction, lets you choose a marked tran
With the recent topic of how to change the IP/DNS Name of the vCenter recently posted I wanted to share for those with experience in SQL how you can modify the vCloud URL within Veeam.This requires some SQL knowledge and that you shut down the Veeam services during the process. The main query is as follows:SELECT * FROM Hosts WHERE type=1 OR type=6 OR type=14; Under the "options" column for the relevant row(s) we're going to see the reference(s) to the old cell hostname. Then once you are ready follow these steps:0) Veeam Configuration Backup1) Stop Veeam Services2) Backup VeeamBackup SQL DB3) SELECT * FROM Hosts WHERE type=1 OR type=6 OR type=14;4) Copy the "options" value5) Modify the copied "options" column value to have the new VCD URL6) Note the id column of the related row7) Perform the update query on the objects that need the new URL:UPDATE Hosts SET options='NEW_options_VALUE' WHERE id='ID_FROM_STEP_6';8) Start Services9) Open Console, and "next" through the properties of the
Veeam ISOs and updates are all behind a login portal, how do you all handle downloading patches and fresh installations for customer environments? Some customers don’t wish to supply email addresses for Veeam accounts or they’ve registered it to an IT contact’s email address and so again, due to the integrations between the download portal and Veeam R&D forums (and even here at the Veeam Community) it’s providing access to far more than necessary for a download. The alternative is using our ProPartner accounts for downloading these files but then the question becomes, can we trust the customer’s network? In the age of zero trust that doesn’t seem wise. Finally with all the remote working requirements it feels excessive to be downloading files from Veeam to my own machine and then upload to the client device. Upload speed of residential connections is not the UK’s strongest point… Curious if other people share these difficulties?
Hi Folks, I have had a love/hate relationship with SOBRs. I am hoping I will be more on the love side going forward with the ability in V11 cloud connect to evacuate individual Tenants from a SOBR. I am finding that it is best to keep the number of extents down to low numbers, maybe even just 3. Also if using VMs, then one VM per extent otherwise your cpu and memory resources get divided by each extent. Keeping in mind that each concurrent task requires 1 core and 4gb of memory you don’t want this divided. Also if leveraging fast clone both on REFS and XFS you need even more memory. What has been your experience with SOBRs?, especially for cloud connect?
From Veeam Backup & Replication restore Mac OS FileOpen Veeam Backup & Replication console and click Backups, Disk. You will see the Mac Agent Backup. Right-click “Your Mac Device Name”, Restore guest Files, Linux, and other…Select the available restore point.A new feature of v11 is the ability to leverage an existing managed Linux server to act as the file-level recovery appliance, you can choose a Linux host that I have in my environment.v11 will open the Veeam Backup Browser, which enables the ability to see the structure and the ability to recover your files and folders.You can restore folder or file to the v11 Desktop only, If you need direct restore the Mac device, please continue to see “Step by step of Veeam Agent for Mac 1.0 @ Part 3 (Restore from MacOS)” Coming Soon…Reference Link: https://vexperthk.com/2021/03/09/step-by-step-of-veeam-agent-for-mac-1-0-part-2-restore-from-vbr-v11/
NEW study guide Are you looking to earn your VCP‑DCV 2020 certification ? Well, Shane Williford and Paul Wilk, along with Veeam, have you covered! Grab the latest edition (vSphere 6.7) of our VCP Study Guide.This 131‑page study guide covers all 7 of the exam blueprint sections to help you prepare for the VCP‑DCV 2020 exam. Guide available in .pdf and .epub formats.https://go.veeam.com/vcp-dcv-2020-exam-guide.html
Hi,We are having some backups copied to an AWS bucket using Veeam Backup and Replication 11. The backups have been copying up to the bucket okay but today I was going to practice restorations and am a little confused about whether I did a restore from the internet or from the performance tier. The log said the restore was from AWS Veeam Object1 which should be the Amazon server. It seemed kind of quick. I was expecting it to take hours for a small server. It was 34 minutes. Maybe de-duplication is really good.This was in the log:Restoring Hard disk 1 (40 GB) : 30.3 GB restored at 18 MB/s [nbd] 3.9 GB downloaded from capacity tier, 9.9 GB copied from performance tierSo far I haven’t seen any documentation that specifically walks us through restoration from a bucket.It’s possible I’m still thinking of our network speed with a 2015 frame of mind. I want to be sure I’m doing this right. Thanks,Bob
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