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It’s not big news that Microsoft is going to disable Basic Authentication in October 2022. Thanks to @Mildur we already know that What I didn’t get at that time, Microsoft is already randomly disabling Basic Authentication for customers/tenants; of course only if Basic Authentication isn’t used at all.The process is: We’ll randomly select customers with no usage in any, or all affected protocols, send them a Message Center post informing them that in 30 days we’re going to turn off Basic Auth. 30 days later, we’ll turn it off and send another Message Center post to confirm it was done. Customer protected... check!→ https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/basic-authentication-and-exchange-online-june-2021-update/ba-p/2454827The StoryNot that bad if you don’t use Basic Authentication, but I did run into a problem with that. I was able to successfully setup Veeam Backup for Office365 with Legacy protocols (Publicfolders )and after a week it suddenly stopped working; all
One of the biggest mysteries of Veeam’s list of features in my opinion is the Backup Copy Job. On the surface, they’re easy to understand – you create a Copy Job, use some supported backup source, and copy this source VM data to a designated target to implement part of the 3-2-1(-1-0) Rule – have multiple copies of your data and/or at least 1 offsite copy of your data. Easy, right? Well, when you look under the hood of the technology behind the retention, scheduling, interval, etc. things start to get murky pretty quick, at least for me. The most difficult to understand about Copy Jobs in my opinion is how the retention algorithm works when using the GFS (grandfather-father-son) archive option. And with the changes brought to Copy Jobs with the release of Veeam v11, I believe things got worse instead of better. As such, I thought it would be beneficial to the Veeam Community for me to go through the Backup Copy process from a deep-dive perspective, and see if I can make a bit more clea
I created a previous post on Nimble Storage Integration with Veeam, discussing how you can potentially recover data even if a backup job’s Deleted VMs retention setting has passed. You can view the post here. For this post, I want to continue discussing Nimble Storage Integration, but provide you a security measure you can implement when configuring your Windows Proxies for Storage Integration or Direct SAN, as Veeam requires a Proxy to be configured with Direct SAN (or ‘Automatic Selection’) when using Backup from Storage Snapshots (BfSS).A fellow Vanguard and I have occasional on-going discussions on how to best secure Windows Backup Proxies using Nimble (now called whatever...Alletra? 🙄 ) for Storage Integration. Several mos ago, we were trying to determine how best to present production storage to a Proxy, exposing as minimal amount of Nimble Volumes to a Windows OS as possible to prevent a catastrophic event, beit admin error or mal-intent. He and I were curious if Volumes used f
One of the things that we have in all our projects and backup environments are Backups Jobs.After deploying all components and servers on our Veeam infrastructure, the first thing that we do is the creation of our backup jobs.Thinking of that, I write this post telling you what is the main nomenclatures that I’ve been used on my Veeam Backup & Replication. B2D - Backup to DiskBackup jobs that we use to send data to any disk repository. B2T - Backup to TapeBackup jobs that we use to send data to tape libraries. B2C - Backup to CloudBackup jobs that we use to send data to cloud. On V11 we need a SOBR to send data to public cloud like AWS, Azure and GCP. However, if we have a Veeam Cloud Connect repository, we can send data to this kind of 'cloud' and use B2C name on backup job. BC - Backup CopyBackup copy jobs we often use to make one or more copies of data between repositories or sites. LTR - Longe Term RetentionBackup copy jobs we can have to attend a long-term retention on data ar
The first of February was "Change your password" day. Because there are a lot of InfoSec people in the community I would like to ask: Is it still a good idea to change the password regularly? Respectively does this make sense any more?I am not convinced to change the password regularly. For sure it makes perfect sense, when:Account was hacked Check with tools like https://haveibeenpwned.com/ Using the same password for more than one service/account Using a bad password (for example: Password1)I am convinced of the following measures to protect accounts and passwords:Using long and/or complex passwords Using MFA wherever possible Using a password managerWhat do you think about this?
Greetings, today I wanted to share with you some amazing news. I am talking about an unofficial Veeam icon library for Excalidraw.Excalidraw is a tool that helps you draw technical diagrams with a great hand-made look, made every diagram much more user-friendly, as it really looks like if somebody has drawn it with their own hands.After a few months, and many nights on this, I have finished adding around 60+ Veeam unofficial shapes in total that have been carefully created inspired by the official shapes. Sorry to repeat myself, but again, these shapes are unofficial and not linked in any way to Veeam Software, use them, edit them, change them as you like.How do the Veeam unofficial shapes for Excalidraw look like?These are all the icons I made manually, they are ready to use, and I hope they are enough for your diagrams:How to Import the Veeam unofficial Excalidraw Icon LibraryThe process could not be simpler, open Excalidraw on the browser of your choice, remember that Excalidraw doe
Join us for a special Veeam User Group session, where you will hear a conversation with our special guest, Veeam Legend @Chris.Childerhose, and our Veeam Team, David Tosoff, Rick Byrne and Kseniya Zvereva.We will cover:How to get involved in the Veeam community What is a Veeam Legend? A fireside chat about Chris’ experience as a Veeam Legend Areas of the community you can leverage Questions surrounding the Architects’ Desk And more!When: February 16th, 12 PM EST / 6 PM CETHow to join: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6331906465565508880
Everyday is a school day, and today I found out something really cool that Veeam was doing, that I never knew about because “It Just Works”.I had an alert generated from a customer system today that I had never seen before. Now I’ve seen plenty of alerts for different backup issues, whether they’re caused by networks, BSODs, disk space constraints etc, but I got surprised by this completely new one. A Tape Drive Alert, but of an unexpected variety Warning: “TapeDrive alert: The voltage supply to the tape drive is outside the specified range.”As I said above, I’d never seen this warning before! I didn’t know that Veeam was tracking such attributes of the tape drives it uses. So I set about looking up the root cause of the problem and busted out some “Google-Fu” to find who else had these issues in the past and I found this page of Veeam Documentation:Tape Drive Alerts – Veeam Backup Guide for vSphereThis web page has all of the alert codes, the severity of the issue, a description about
Are you interested in the Veeam Legends program? Now’s your chance to become legendary! We will soon be selecting and announcing the second Veeam Legends intake, and there is still time for YOU to contribute!Ways to engage:Blogs and podcasts: Bring your knowledge and expertise to the Veeam community. Never blogged? No worries; you can still contribute. The Veeam Community Hub is open to everyone, whether you are a beginning or experienced writer. Discussion boards: Join discussions about Veeam community projects, Veeam events, the industry and technology news. Veeam User Groups: Connect with your local Veeam community, share experiences, learn from your peers and expand your network! Check out upcoming events and VUG meetings near you. R&D Forums: Join technical discussions about Veeam products with the Veeam R&D Team and submit feature requests! Make sure to add your R&D Forums nickname into your Community Hub profile so all your contributions will be scored.Before we anno
Hi, I have downloaded a trial of Veeam Office 365 backup after hearing how good it was in several places as we currently use another product but it's not the best in terms of features. Initial setup was simple enough but when it came to running the backup job, the performance was dreadfully slow. Averaging between 500-800kbps, it will take months to backup at this rate! Bandwidth is not an issue, we have a leased line and easily get 200meg down. Surely something must be wrong? I have read about auxiliary accounts but that option is greyed out for me...? I have the latest version, downloaded only last week. A bit disappointing since the rest of it seems to be pretty sweet.Any help is appreciated, thank you.
This week @Rick Vanover and @Madi.Cristil recap the week’s activity from the Veeam TechExpo event in Austin, Texas. While not breaking the rule, we share three pieces of content and @MicoolPaul has hijacked the news we had planned to share! There were too many for the Who’s New, so we’ll put those in the chat only in the comments. Watch today’s episode below:
Hello everyone,I Have been learning about veeam products and recently for practice, I setup a windows server VM & installed veeam backup & replication in that. I was trying to backup a physical machine and the backup job failed. I feel the reason is veeam is not able to identify details such as hostname and credentials. I looked various documents related to this but still I am missing out something. I even installed veeam agent on physical machine during initial setup. Can anyone help me out with this?
Hi to all,I try to understand the behavior of my lab jobs.I have a backup jobs (of one VM) with the following settings:Scheduled: every days at 22:00Retention: 7 daysSynthetic Full: SaturdayGFS: 12M, 5YRepository: Hardened for 7 daysenabled a secondary copy to backup copy job with following settings:Scheduled: every days at 08:00Retention: 7 daysGFS: 12M, 5YRepository: Deduplicate storageOn backup jobs all work fine but on backup copy jobs appears only the first full (example of today) and then all incremental until the end of June and at 30 June has copied (created) a full backup (MY) not deleting any of the previous backups.Restore point Repository
Case ScenarioLeverage Veeam VM online replication to migrate VM across different VMware environments EnvironmentVMware ESXi 5.5 (end of supported) Cisco UCS enrionment (end of support soon) Fibre Channel storage (end of support soon) VM Guest: 1000 VM Guests Data size: 200TB Target PlanMigrate all VMs into the Hyperconverged Infrastructure platform DifficultyCompatibility issues with ESXi 5.5 and 7.0 Some dependency problems exist, in-place upgrade to ESXi 7.0 is not supported Minimize the service interruption time during the VMs migration VMware ESXi 5.5 is already end of support Migration ApproachUse Veeam VBR to migrate VMs from different ESXi platform (ESXi 5.5, 6.0, 6.7) to new VM environment (ESXi 7.0). AdvantageUse Veeam SureReplica to verify the replica is health after each replication before switching over to ESXi 7.0 Use planned failover to ensure there is no data loss after switch over to new ESXi 7.0 environment. No production impact during the migration as it is agentless
Co-hosting with Rickatron this week is @Chris.Childerhose! Chris and Rick have indeed broken the rule. Special Department News Post Recording! Veeam Backup for AWS v5 and Veeam Backup for Google Cloud v3 are both now available! Both feature a cool new user interface update and a number of new capabilities. Check out the two links to the PDFs below for the What’s New document for each:Veeam Backup for AWS v5Veeam Backup for Google Cloud v3
Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is a new feature provided by the upcoming Veeam VBR v11 mainly addressed for Tier-1 applications that cannot deal with data loss.Announced for a long time, the CDP technology allows you to configure the RPO Per Second and this can be done leveraging vSphere API for IO Filtering (VAIO). Install the Continuous Data Protection filter to hosts First step is the installation of the CDP filter to the hosts member of the cluster. The installation takes place in the Managed Servers section under Backup Infrastructure area. Before proceeding make sure your Veeam Server has been registered in your DNS infrastructure.Once the vCenter Servers have been added to the Veeam infrastructure, right click the source side vCenter and select Manage I/O filters. Configure the CDP Proxy To leverage CDP, it is required the deployment of the new CDP Proxy to handle the data. Although you can install different roles in the chosen Windows Server, make sure CDP Proxy is not alread
We are proud to announce the first class of Veeam Legends!We appreciate your outstanding community contributions, technical expertise and knowledge sharing. It is incredible to see how new opportunities for community activity allow new people to engage in fresh ways.As @Rick Vanover says, “different experts need different ways to engage for sharing and learning” — and we wanted to make sure we recognize all top community members. We recognized you whether you are an active participant at Community Hub, drive local Veeam User Groups, have lots of product ideas or are a fruitful content creator and help other users at our outstanding R&D Forums.If 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
Hi All , Hope great.I was practicing some fail-overs last night to our DR. If I am correct it seams that after you fail over the original VM from Prod it does not shutdown. This leaving two machines on the network with the same IP.Very keen to hear your thoughts. Being Prod and DRSincerelyJay
If you missed the first part of this 3-part series, you can read it here. For the 2nd part, go here. This 3rd and final part in the Blog series will be a bit lengthier than the previous 2, but the extra content is worth the read. In this 3rd post, I’ll be discussing the Backup Copy Job Long-Term (or GFS) Retention Policy. For the remainder of this post, I’ll just refer to this as ‘GFS Policy’. Over the years, I’ve generally felt Veeam’s User Guides have been fantastic. The best out there, in my opinion, are the VMware User Guides, with Veeam a close 2nd. Since about Veeam v9, when Veeam really started gaining steam implementing some of their best features to date – Storage Integration, expanding their Veeam Agent offering, etc, their User Guides have seemed to start lacking some needed information. I think part of the reason is they were jamming everything into one Guide and possibly cutting some corners. They really needed to start separating some features out of the main User Guide t
I am curious what languages are used by the community for reporting, monitoring and/or automation. I personally do a lot of scripting with PowerShell. What language is worth learning it?I wish, Veeam will replace their PowerShell Plug-In by a PowerShell module in www.powershellgallery.com.@Kseniya Just a little thing: when embedding code here in the community, PowerShell is no language-option. Maybe this can be added in the future?
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