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Hi all, Running Veeam Backup and Replication V11 on an Enterprise license - we have been backing up to HPE StoreOnce repositories for nearly a year, but due to operational changes with more VM’s, additional encryption and retention requirements we are filling these up faster than anticipated (less de-dupe). We would like to move our older monthly/yearly backups to Azure storage for long term retention in order to free up space on the StoreOnce devices for our nightly/weekly backups and restores. Initial research suggests that creating a Scale-Out repository, adding the existing StoreOnce repository as the performance tier extant and a new Azure object storage container as the capacity tier extant is the way to go. The documentation confirms this will re-point all existing jobs to use the new scale-out repository when they next run and anything older than X days (whatever we set in the capacity tier option) will be automatically offloaded to the capacity tier. The questions I have are:
Hi Guy’s The path to success is rarely linear; it often winds through setbacks, challenges, and moments of doubt. My journey through the VMCA (Veeam Certified Architect) exam epitomizes this truth, culminating in a well-earned victory with a score of 79%. It's a story of resilience, growth, and the satisfaction that comes from persevering against the odds.Adding a unique layer to my journey is the fact that I have spent the last seven years dedicated to working with Veeam, a prominent player in the realm of data protection and management. This experience has given me an extensive and intimate understanding of the intricacies of data backup, recovery, and virtualization management.The VMCA exam was no small feat during my first two attempts, with scores of 55% and 64% respectively. Yet, each outcome held within it a lesson, a piece of the puzzle that would eventually lead me to success. These results could have deterred me, leading to discouragement and abandonment, but they had the opp
Just a quick info for the community, as the deadline is today at 08:00PM/20:00 PT.VMware is doing a challenge on their Hands-On Lab Plattform via VMware Odyssey. There are 4 different labs which prepare participants for the VCP DCV (Datacenter Virtualization Professional) exam. In each lab one can collect points and the top 10 receive a price.At the moment there are less then 10 people in the leaderboard, which means, if I get it right, chances are high to win a prize 😉VMware Hands-on Labs Request
VeeaMover is a cool new feature available in the next Veeam Backup & Replication v12 that allows to move or copy backups to different locations.If you need to change the target repository for a Backup Job containing existing backups, a warning message is displayed and the procedure cannot be finalized until the backups have moved to the new repository.With current versions of Veeam this is a manual, time-consuming operation. Here is where VeeaMover come into play. Use casesCommon VeeaMover use cases are the following:Move backups to different repository Copy backups to different repository Migrate ReFS to XFS for Hardened Repository Migrate NTFS to ReFS Re-balance Scale-Out Repository Scale-Out Repository extent evacuation Move backups to a different locationThe target Repository can be changed also in an existing Backup Job. Move a VM to different Backup Job Copy backups to a different location Migrate backups from NTFS to ReFSAnother cool capability of VeeaMover is the option to
Hi have currently this warning for 3 consecutive days. the backup jobs ara all success but I getthis warning message . can any one help me resolve thisWarning message:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>8/31/2023 10:00:51 AM Warning Failed to connect to GCP plug-in: Failed to login to platform service: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it xx.xx.xx.10x:9xxThnanks in advance>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>»
I want to share my experience of an Active directory migration through the VB Replication software related to an Active directory environment 2012 R2 - forest and domain functional level 2012 R2.The customer asked me to migrate 3 Domain controllers from an old VMware 5.5 to the new VMware 6.5 infrastructure for a technological refresh.Given that the best solution from Microsoft is to create new VMs and promote them Domain Controllers and transfer FSMO roles.That said, there are scenarios like mine, where this type of approach was not possible as it was mandatory to maintain the same FQDN and IP address due to application configuration problems.Microsoft advised against demoting and promoting a DC with a different OS but with the same FQDN and IP, even if my environment was relatively small 3 DC one forest \ domain and not complex it could be done with the metadata cleanup procedure but the customer did not give the approval. So I have adopted the solution of VM replica. Scenario -----
We have six backup copy jobs that are failing with the following error;Error: Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'PK_Storages'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.Backup.Model.Storages'. We have rescanned the repositories and reran the backup copy jobs, but still experiencing this error.A case has been opened with Veeam support and we are anxiously awaiting their response.Thanks
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
Hi all, i need some inputs if anyone is willing to share from their experience. I know about enterprise stuff but now i need some smaller scale solution for cca. 500TB of source data.We will use disk to disk copy and 3rd tier some tape library, what i want to know is what are the solutions for at least 2x LTO drives. (no manual intervention possible?)Environment is vmWare + some physicals (Exch...), also i need to get rid of SAN and Brocades and FC…thx in advance.
Hi All,I have a client that is running a 2012R2 Veeam server, that I’m replacing with a 2022 server. The plan is to have the data drive on this new server formatted with ReFS to take advantage of the space saving. I’ve came across the Veeamover feature in V12, but I’m not sure if I can use this to move just the performance tier of a SOBR. I still require the SOBR to function and retain history of the VMs in the cloud. Is this even possible? Or is there another way that I can achieve this? Thanks in advance
Hello guys,I m trying to used the Secure Restore with Sophos Endpoint Agent.Is not an antivirus implemented by default in the configuration files. So I tried to edit the AntivirusInfos.xml but for the moment I got the following error message :Here the part added:<AntivirusInfo Name='SOPHOS Endpoint Agent' IsPortableSoftware='false' ExecutableFilePath='%ProgramFiles%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\SophosInterceptXCLI.exe' CommandLineParameters= 'scan %Path%' RegPath='' ServiceName='' ThreatExistsRegEx='' IsParallelScanAvailable='false'> <ExitCodes> <ExitCode Type='Success' Description='Command executed successfully'>0</ExitCode> <ExitCode Type='Error' Description='Error during command handling'>1</ExitCode> <ExitCode Type='Error' Description='Unexpected error during CLI setup'>2</ExitCode> </ExitCodes> </AntivirusInfo>Does anyone have already implement Sophos Endpoint Agent with Veeam
Due to multiple security vulnerabilities, many companies, including AWS, have deprecated TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1.AWS Security Blog - TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS protocol level for all AWS API endpoints This could lead to customers not being able to backup into a repository based on AWS S3 Bucket.Veeam KB article was created to show the the error in VBR to help customers remediate this issue: https://www.veeam.com/kb4490
I am not an MSP, but I take care of multiple companies. I would like to backup and see the status of about 40 PCs across about 6 companies. I have been working to setup VSPC and as I get deeper, it seems like I will need about 3 VMs running Windows Server (and not slow PCs either). I have a server setup in Azure, but at this point it seems like it is going to cost me a couple hundred dollars a month in VMs plus licensing. Am I missing something here? Am I doing something wrong, or is this more outlay than it is worth for my user base? Are there any other recommendations that I am overlooking for someone my size? Just looking for helping guidance for managed backups that I can check on from my office.
Hi, I am testing with Veeam to find out if it suits our needs. My first backup job though already fails under the rescan. Running the guest credentials test gives me this error in the log:‘RPC client failed to call method [GetSvcVersion]’.I like to backup a Windows 11 VirtualBox VM. The Windows firewall is switched off on that machine. VirtualBox and Veeam B&R are running on the same machine. The VM is connected via bridged networking.The RPC services are running on the VM and the Veeam installer service on the Veeam B&R machine.Thanks for any help or hints.
Hi everyone,we have a file to tape backup job and we wanted to browse the contents of a tape. upon clicking on properties of that tape, we see two tabs (General and Jobs) and we can see just the backup jobs (Have attached screen shot). On the Veeam user guide it states that you can see the actual contents on a particular tape and the two tabs shown on their screenshot are General and Files. (please refer link below)https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/viewing_backup_sets_on_tape.html?ver=120 Any ideas on how we can achieve this and see files just like in the user guide, instead of jobs? Thanks in advance!
We have quite some users, that work at least a few days per week in their home office, connected to the corporate LAN using a VPN tunnel. so the local Veeam Agent can connect to the VBR server, and therefore is doing regular Veeam backups over the VPN connection, cutting down the bandwith that much, that the users cannot work anymore in their home office. Two approaches:1.) limit bandwith used to an user adjustable speed rate2.) only run Veeam backups, if the IP address is pointing out “the-laptop-is-connected-to-the-Corporate-Network” (no VPN WAN IP address)
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This week @Madi.Cristil and Rickatron are at it again. Important topics and content shared this week, so everyone if you haven’t please check out our discussion about product updates. You can watch this week’s episode here:The Linksvia @MicoolPaul via @Tyler Jurgens via @marcofabbri Special Department Newsvia @Rick Vanover Who’s Newvia @safiya we have +82 members this week at the Veeam Community, welcome!The Coolest Usernames are @ClemFandango @City Brewery IT Support @monalisa09 @PaddyField @bootrec and @ITtechGuy!Alfred’s pick this week is @Thatoneguy → A badge is coming your way! Welcome everyone and have a great weekend!
Hello to all Veeam enthusiasts and professionals,I’m finalizing my Backup Infrastructure plan and I would like to get advice, and corrections if anybody is willing to help, and discuss 😁 The only thing that is confusing me is the use of Backup Proxies, do I need them, is it too much now in this setup, do I need something else to make the performance of Backup Better?Comments are welcome, I am still learning this and each day brings something new.
IntroductionSOBR is a logical construct allowing a backup administrator to group storage extents together to form a multi-tier storage "pool" to ease the management of backups.The Performance Tier holds the "operational restore window" parts of the backups on-premises, typically on block or file-based storage, while both the Capacity and Archive Tiers allow expansions to Object Storage.The Capacity tier offers two types of offload operations:Copy Move (after x days).Note: You can combine both offload operations.When offloading backups to the Capacity Tier, the “.VBK” or “.VIB” shell is cracked open. Veeam backup Meta-Data and Data bits become Objects stored onto the Capacity Tier via PUT operations.Note: It is safe to assume that 99% of all objects created are backup Data bits, the rest is backup Meta-Data.With most public cloud providers, API operations are not free.If you are considering an "on-premises" Object Storage solution, be mindful of vendor-specific limitations in their abil
Hey Guys, Sorry for the weekend help, I am just too excited to leave VEEAM aloneI have googled and read other forum discussions to this topic but they all point towards a service not being started and in my case, everything is running, and I have rebooted everything also coming here for some helpI am in no rush this weekend, this can wait until MondayError message: Error: Managed session has failed: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it x.x.x.x:10005 Thanks in advance guys,
Just a quick teaser of a project I’ve been working on since receiving my RPi 4B last week. I CAN’T OVERSTATE THIS ENOUGH, THIS IS NOT TO BE USED FOR, AND MUST NEVER BE USED WITHIN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT. THIS IS A FUN PROJECT ONLY. I’ve managed to get Veeam’s binaries running on the Raspberry Pi, but I don’t mean the backup agent, I mean the actual Veeam Installer Service and Veeam Transport Service components.I’ve managed so far to create backup repositories directly on the RPi, though I’m having issues getting IO to flush properly to attached storage, causing backup jobs to fail.The VMware backup proxy process incorrectly identifies the Raspberry Pi as 32-bit when it’s running a 64-bit OS, and is reporting itself as x86_64.But I’ve managed to successfully use the RPi for arguably the best use-case, as a super cheap SoC for a ROBO NAS Gateway. You might be thinking at this point I’ve used qemu and ‘so what, you’re emulating x86_64’, but that’s the difference, I’m actually using box6
Hi, all relatively new to Veeam but with 25+ experience in B/A things. For small kick i wanted to application aware VBR postgresql backup of VM where it’s running, it’s Windows machine.When i choose all parameters and i want archive logs to have retention and click ok i get this :What? Our VBR and Postgresql is on Windows, obviously. Any pointers appreciated.*Perplexing
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