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I just read @Gostev ‘s R&D Forums Digest. He talks about LTO9 support in Veeam and new tape-features in v11 like tape cloning.So I thought it could be interesting to read about the changed/adjusted LTO roadmap:https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/09/10/lto-changes-tape-roadmap-strategy-cuts-capacity-to-build-air-gapped-ransomware-defence-storage/For short: LTO does not provide double-sizing its capacity from generation to generation any more. Also speed does not scale that much from now on.
I used to use Veeam since late 2014, I always try to find some ways to enhance my usage. Here are some features I thought might be interested if added in the future releases:1- SureBackup: SureBackup is one of the features made me choose Veeam in the first place. But while configuring it, I found that I need to choose specific VM to work on specific host. I thought that it will be good if SureBackup went cluster-aware to choose VM and host randomly every time it runs.2- Proxies:Once I started to backup VMs located on vSAN storage, I was told to use proxy server to work as a virtual appliance in order to complete a successful backup job without "doubling" the size. However, I needed to create a proxy on each and every host on my cluster. Now Veeam supports linux proxies but the problem with me that the number of proxies on my cluster as my environment expands.Is there any way in the future to use a single or couple of proxies to work with all cluster?
Hello everyone,In our company due to bad practices, some application integrators was using vmware snapshot before doing applications deployments on legacy part (no more needed with openshift). Obviously they often forgot to remove snapshot or maintain snapshot cauz they’re waiting answer from project team.We replaced this hijacked habit and provide to integrator/devops the possibility to launch quickbackup in the first time. It was not enough for stagging part and we had to provide capability to create veeam zip with one year retention (yes i know it’s bad...) . We did awx roles for this too because they wre missing the vmware snapshot comment…I’m curious to hear if other people have encountered a similar situation :)
Join me on November 20th at 12pm GMT | 1pm CET to learn everything you need to protect your backups against ransomware, just 15 minutes, tapas size. Hope to see you all there! https://go.veeam.com/chalkboard-war-against-ransomwareLooking forward to see you all there :)
Hi Community, I’m happy to let you know that we are introducing NEW Veeam User Groups at Community Hub:VUG France VUG Denmark VUG United Arab Emirates VUG SAARCAll conversations and content shared in VUG groups are in local language: share experiences, learn from your peers and expand your network!If you would like to run a VUG in your region or organize a VUG meeting near you - please reach out to me. Haven’t heard about VUG yet? A few useful resources for you to start with:VUG overview: what is this and how to become a memberVUG Groups to join
Hey, Don’t know about you guys but I feel Veeam are missing what could be a very successful trick here with their SureBackup and Pre/Post Processing script functionalities. I know we have VeeamHub for some PowerShell scripts but I think to really push the value of Veeam integrating into our customers’ enterprise application stacks it would be great to have a more direct interface of getting scripts into Veeam. I’ve seen plenty of systems integrating “stores” or other web fronts to enable simple access. It’d be great to see ways of integrating with systems that have been seen as “traditionally” unfriendly to snapshoting and also to validate more complex workloads.I’m sure there are plenty of great scripts out there that just aren’t being shared due to lack of visibility of the existing platforms but driving it into the client would really improve feature take up. That’s my opinion anyway, how do you all feel about this? Wouldn’t you like vendors to be able to offer a one click “it just
If you do not run VeeamONE, it can be challenging to check if every VM that should be backed up, is really backed up. Therefore I wrote a small PowerShell script. Basically this script looks for each VM if there is a restore point for this VM. If not, it gets listed. Extra feature: Script connects to every vCenter that is registered in B&R server. There is a Blocklist included: when VMs should not be backuped, just place their name in the blocklist and they will not be shown in the list. So you can exclude VMs without editing the script.Notes:CredObject.xml is used for stored, encrypted credentials. Script connects to local B&R server, so it should run there if not changed. # Load Plugin and moduleAdd-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapinImport-Module VMware.VimAutomation.Core# Configure for multiple vCenter ConnectionsSet-PowerCLIConfiguration -DefaultVIServerMode Multiple -Scope Session -Confirm:$falseSet-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore -Scope Session -Confirm:$false#
Give some thoughts to the interval of a report. Current week vs. Past week, here’s a view of how the interval can make a difference for the results. I have the Veeam ONE Catch of the Day (#VeeamONECOTD) on Twitter, a nice way to get small nuggets of Veeam ONE stuff: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23VeeamONECOTD&src=typeahead_click The Veeam reports are incredible visibility and it is a great way to get all the details you may need in another way!
In this week's episode of #HomelabWednesdays, I show you how to deploy pfSense in your lab and segment the lab into multiple networks so that it is ready for deployment of nested ESXi in a “Production site” and a “Disaster Recovery” site.Don’t forget to subscribe to get automatic notifications whenever a new video is released.
Register here: https://go.veeam.com/veeamlive-enThe agenda looks amazing, but you definitely do not want to miss out on these sessions:Customer panel — Your Journey to the Cloud & Data Strategy (I personally love hearing real stories from real customers) Veeam v11: Top 11 hottest NEW features Can recommend signing up for v11 news here Some hints of what may be presented in this thread by @MicoolPaul Cybersecurity Strategies for the Modern Era (presented by the always amazing @Rick Vanover and Europes #1 ethical hacker: Jamie WoodruffDo note, at the top there are different languages available which contain some variances in which sessions are available. The languages available are : English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. One of the classic presentations by Jamie Woodruff:
Hi floks,does anyone use a Nimble HF40 as backup target for Veeam. So backup repository is configured als LUN formated with ReFS. We face really bad performance during tape jobs. After all it seems, Nimble Storage is not able to deliver more than 380 MB/s. With one tape drive configured to a job, the calculated processing rate within this job is 152 MB/s. Really bad performance...
Best Practices In my opinion it is very important to keep this best practice in mind If the integration API is unavailable due to licensing restrictions, or if any other deduplication appliance is used, the appliance should be considered non-integrated.In order to optimize throughput for deduplication appliances, please use the following configuration guidelines: Job configurationThe following settings are configured in the backup job “Edit” wizard under Storage > Advanced. Options not defined in this table are optional and not related to backup repositories using deduplication storage.Setting Value Tab: Backup Backup mode Incremental Create synthetic full backups periodically Enabled - if integrated Transform previous backup chains into rollbacks Disabled Create active full backups periodically Enabled - if non-integrated Tab: Maintenance Perform backup file health check Disabled Defragment and compact full backup file Disabled Tab: Storage Ena
Hello,when I do a restore of a whole mailbox via the VEEAM Explorer for Exchange I get a resut window with some statistics at the top of the windows - x items created successfully, y items skipped and so on.Below of this there is table where all handled items are listed. But for all of them the status is “Success”, so you cannot see which item was skipped and which one was created and so on.I think it would be useful when the status were a little bit informative. For example like in the picture below...Do I miss a place were I can get this kind of information? I see in the log of the job is some of this, but I think it would be much easier to access the information directly in the result window. What do you think? Is this a useful topic to address it to VEEAM development?
What can I do, if the storage volume on which my Office 365 backups reside is corrupted, deleted or somehow lost ? That was the question I faced myself with. So I went into the lab to try out a few things ! In this blog post I’m going to show you how to recover a failed Veeam Backup for Office 356 repository. In addition to recover a failed repository, I’m also going to show you how to properly back up VBO repositories. Within this blog post, I will abbreviate Veeam Backup for Office 365 with VBO. Veeam Backup & Replication is abbreviated with VBR. However, lets jump into the lab and the scenario.The lab setupDue to the fact, that I still don’t have a “proper” homelab, I’m using VMware Workstation for this scenario.My lab environment for testing this case, consists of 2 virtual machines. One virtual machine is hosting VBR and the other one is hosting VBO.The VBO server itself, has an additional partition on which all backup repositories reside. All my backup jobs go into separate f
Since I was tired to click roles together in vCenter server, I wrote a simple script on creating a vCenter role for Veeam with PowerCLI.This PowerShell / PowerCLI script lets you create a new vCenter server role with all the cumulative privileges and permissions to use them with Veeam Backup & Replication V10.The privileges used are based on the recommendations out of the Veeam Help Center which you can find here: Cumulative Permission for VMware vSphere – Veeam Help CenterSimply execute the script and follow the steps to fill in the relevant data like your vCenter server name, the username and your password. The script will then ask you to choose a name for your new role and automatically creates it. The script in actionThe script was successfully tested against:VMware vCenter 6.5 VMware vCenter 6.7 VMware vCenter 7.0You can read about this on my blog:https://www.virtualhome.blog/2020/04/22/creating-a-vcenter-role-for-veeam-with-powercli/The script is online at github: https://git
In case you missed it, a while back @tsightler presented an amazing webinar Building SecureLinux Repositories.The main topics covered in the presentation are:Securing the host system Isolating Veeam processes Levaraging snapshots Automated deploymentBONUS! Tom also does a side-by-side comparison of Veeam fastcloning on XFS vs ReFS!While Tom presents top content, I think one of my favorite parts was coverage of the fail2ban tool (at 41:47 timestamp).
HPE and Veeam are connected by a long history. HPE VSA and 3PAR were the first storages support integrated hardware snapshots. Nimble and Primera are supported as well.See this Veeam Customer Reference Book to read about 7 customer stories. Involved Industries are: Fintech, Retail, Non-Profit, Manufacturing and Healthcare. Quite impressive stories with real-world values!
Following the line of some of my topics, in Veeambp.com we can find a very useful unofficial tool This tool is not Veeam supportedIt was developed externally and is not linked with Veeam Software or ServiceNow in anyway, No support is offerred or inferred from Veeam Software on this tool. vSnow App is an application to integrate Veeam Backup Enterpriser Manager with ServiceNow vSnowApp for ServiceNow:The application offers integration with Veeam Enterprise Manager.vSnowApp provides following capabilities:Performance Dashboard Incidents Management Manage Backup Jobs. Failover Plans Agent Jobs Backup Servers Management How vSnowApp Works: vSnowApp function as an intermediary between Veeam Enterprise Manager and ServiceNow, after you deploy the vSnowApp, you can manage reporting and management of backup infrastructure from ServiceNow. Pre-requisites:ServiceNow MID Server Veeam Enterprise ManagerSupported ServiceNow Instances:New York Orl
Hi,I will change my vm’s hosting to use SCVMM.I don’t find page which explain the advantages to have SCVMM with veeam.I understand we have tags and, but I’m not sure, a live migration of a VM don’t affect backup chain.Is not it ?What is the bests practices to configure relationship between Veeam and SCVMM ? Sorry for my english.Have a good day !
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