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Hello,we want to change the naming of the media sets in our tape media pools and encountered a situation with the available variables.Our goal is to include date and time in the media set name in format ”yyyymmdd_hh:mm”The variable %date% gives date and time in the format “dd.mm.yyyy hh:mm” (ok, the date format is based on the system locale). But we cannot change the system locale for this…. 🙁With the variables %year%, %month%, %day% and %time% it should be possible to build a date_time string in the desired format. But unfortunately, the value of the %month% variable is the name of the month, not the numberDoes someone have an idea or a trick how to get the number of the month? Are the variables configurable? Just asking all the experts here before opening a support ticket. 😎 Documentation mentions nothing about this…https://helpcenter.veeam.com/archive/backup/90/vsphere/add_media_pool_set.html Please forget my question 😂😂😂You should look at the documentation for the correct vers
IntroductionOne of the most notable upcoming Veeam Backup and Replication v12 capability is Direct to “Object Storage” backups.I thought it might come in handy to share a small AWS cli cheat sheet with the community. Initial AWS cli configurationThe first step is to run aws configureAll you need to provide are access key and secret key. You specify the --endpoint-url directly in the commands.Next, make sure you are using v4 signature aws configure set default.s3.signature_version s3v4 Creating a simple bucketaws s3api create-bucket --bucket <yourbucketname> --endpoint-url=<yourendpointurl> --no-verify-sslNote: You don’t necessarily need the --no-verify-ssl option except if like me you are lazy with certificates in your lab. Creating a bucket with object lockCheck out this great post from my colleague Steve Firmes where he discusses “How to avoid an Immutability Migraine”.The command is pretty straight forward:aws s3api create-bucket --bucket <yourbucketname> --object-
Thinking of becoming a Veeam Vanguard or a Veeam Legends and you want to know what is all about the Veeam 100 Summit that everyone talking about?When you read this recap of the first day you will understand what you can expect when you are a Veeam Vanguard or a Veeam Legend and join in the Veeam 100 Summit.The Veeam 100 Summit is all about content sharing and also a get together with a group of people from all over the world and talk about technology and other subjects. And yes you can make good friends in this group. And of course, the summit is just a part of this great Veeam community program #Veeam100In this first day there was a lot of content sharing.First Day:First Session - Introduction and 2022 Veeam 100 Summit KickoffThe first session starts with a welcome to everyone and the new arrivals(new Vanguards, Legends, and MVP). In this session, Rick, Madi, and Hennes talk about Vanguard, Legends, and MVP.A lot of information about what the program is (for the new ones) and what to
In these two weeks, updates have been released for two of the most used operating systems in the world, I’m talking about Windows 11 and Ubuntu 21.10.Windows 11 comes with all-secured new OS (and relative limitations too, es. TMP 2.0 and 3-years CPU), new design and sounds, new start, heavely power-up of multitasking, optimized and reduced uptades, integrated teams and widget, new Xbox funtionality, store and Android app support ( this one will come very soon). And if you have an AMD, tomorrow will get fix for that issue onb L3 cache and performance too.Ubuntu intead comes with new features, but this release’s not a LTS so only around 5% of installations will get new update (long live to LTS), Linux kernel 5.13, Gnome 40 (and not 41), PulseAudio 15 for better bluetooth support, and more integration for desktop app and settings.This is not a topic for which OS is better (please, not OS war), but to talk about which OS you use and for what reasons.I’ll go first. I use both. Windows supp
Error message is about a missing restore point for a certain VM. Because of this catalog replication job fails. Cause and solutionOne possible cause is the deactivation of VMs guest indexing in backup job during a period of time when Enterprise Manager did not have access to the VBR server. In a specific case the password of the user that was used by Enterprise Manager to communicate with VBR server was changed.Fortunately, the solution here is also quite simple. At least I found a quite simple way to solve the problem. You need enable guest indexing and run the backup job. After this run make sure catalog replication runs without an issue. Now you can disable indexing again. From now on catalog should be replicated without problems.
Here is something that I don’t see enough of. First, what is the fastest or average job you have? If you could follow it up with some hardware specs, or config design that would be super helpful too.If you can also add, what is the single best thing you have done to improve your Veeam performance? I average around 1GB on most jobs. I have it 2GB and the smaller incremental sometimes hit between 100-300MB but only for a few minutes. I feel I get decent performance but was wondering if anyone is hitting significantly higher speeds while they backup? My source SAN’s are good. IBM V7000’s and FS7200 flash systems. My Veeam SAN is an older IBM V7000 with all spinning disk which could probably use an upgrade, but performance doesn’t change much backing up to SSD for me. I have all fiber, and 16GB for everything but 8GB for Tape as that is the LTO8 max.I created about 8 Volumes on the SAN as per IBM best practices to use more of the cores on the controllers, but doubtful it makes a diff
I would very much like to have ANY storage target be allowed to be targeted/used for a SOBR capacity or archive tier. As a for instance… the primary performance tier for the SOBR lands on a RAID 10 of either HDD or SSD and then rather than being forced to use object storage for the Capacity and Archive tiers it would be possible to simply offload to another repo that sits on a much slower but more capacity efficient RAID 60 array of disks. That would be much appreciated. That’s just one example of course, but the point is that I would like to have the system admin ultimately determine what they want to qualify as “performance”, “capacity”, and “archive” worthy storage. If they determine that based on their needs that the “performance” tier is a RAID 10 of SSD and their “capacity” tier is a RAID 10 of HDDs, and their “archive” is a RAID 60 of HDDs… let them be the judge of that. Don’t force their hand into using object storage.For all anyone knows, what the backup/storage admin want as
Hi everybody!I would like to share will all of you a little story,For almost a year, we were doing this "none written" rule, and it's being adopted by the whole department:"READ-ONLY MONDAYS"Tired of deploying things and changing production things on Mondays, tired after the weekend, and many people coming back to the office with tons of issues, after working from home on Fridays, we took this decision so we were able to fix and take care of the "after the weekend" issues, not adding extra failure points to the day.Now we are thinking of improving this rule to Mondays and Fridays!What do you think?Do you have any "none written" rules you would like to share?Many thanks.
I’m sure it’s been covered here somewhat but @michaelcade and friends over at Kasten have launched learning.kasten.io. With 3 labs to start. Each will get you a badge and possibly a KubeCon pass. While they aren’t super in depth definitely worth the time!
Hello Veeam community!I have been trying to determine best approach for a backup migration from one object storage bucket to another and need some help. My customer has a large amount of data in the 100’s of TB’s of backups and a bucket copy will take 30 days which is too long. They also don’t have the space to pull it all back down locally to copy to the new bucket so that option won't work. I am going to have them setup a new capacity tier in SOBR and start new jobs going to the new bucket. But the issue is the old backups on the old bucket are left orphaned. i need to move some but not all of the backups due to retention policy. I was trying to determine which backup objects are related to which backup jobs but can’t determine backup_id via powershell. my thinking is this would allow me to “grab” the backups that need to be moved to the new bucket. Does anyone have a helpful tip on how to get this accomplished? Thank you!
Hi everybody,I am not yet an expert on Veeam B&R but today something happened that is driving me crazy.I have a server on which I have installed Veeam B&R CE and two Windows 10 PCs on which I have installed Veeam Agent CE. I directly configured the two Agents (PC1 and PC2) to back up to the Veeam B&R repository on the server. Connecting to the B&R console on the server I noticed that only one Agent appeared in the Physical Infrastructure in Unmanaged.I repeated the procedure many times and I noticed that appears only the name of the first PC that is connected to the server.Until recently, the names of both PCs were shown in Physical Infrastructure!How is it possible?
Hey guys, I have two questions For veeam backup for nutanix, after I install a nutanix plugin on VBR will veeam setup a nutanix proxy VM or should we setup the proxy VM in the nutanix cluster? If VBR backups to a repository, later VBR crashes and I deploy another VBR and add the repository which has the backups stored, will this new VBR able to access or see the backups stored?
For those of you that do O365 backups with Veeam today v6 was released. You can find information and download links at the following KB site - KB4286: Release Information for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 6.0 Be sure to read the upgrade notes as there are some gotchas there.
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