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Hi Everyone, I have been documenting the learning curve and journey and continued on to exploring what managed Kubernetes offerings there are from the public clouds, this is not the end of my content creation on this topic but it covers the main 3 (at least in my region) Getting Started with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) - Azure CLI Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) - Azure PowerShell Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) I will keep adding additional links as I get them published, as always open to feedback here. Expect to see some OpenShift being covered and VMware Tanzu options soon enough.
Hey Veeam Community! Today, we’re doing a LinkedIn Live session with @Rick Vanover and @NikolaPejkova! We will talk about Veeam community projects, ways to engage, #VeeamVanguards and #VeeamLegends programs. We start at 12pm EST/5pm CET, please join us via this link:https://www.linkedin.com/events/communityatveeam2021-vanguards-6777698901316165632/ We look forward to talking to you!
Hi Team! For all of you have the same discussions with customers about security in Microsoft Office 365 i created a video to proof how easy it is to attack your Office 365 credentials and how to get access to your Data: Whenever im in discussions with customers about security of Microsoft Office 365 and why they should backup cloud-data, one of their “argument” is that Microsoft Office 365 is super secure. And to keep it short – yes thats true!But today i will not cover a backup focused topic! Lets concentrate on the customers argument.Have you ever asked yourself : What if someone got your login credentials (also with MFA!) and can access all of your Office 365 data?To be honest, my first mind was sure almost the same you are just thinking about : CMOOOOON thats a miracle ! That kind of hackers only exist in movies!What is better than tell customers how easy it is to hack their environment? Correct ! Show them how easy it is !So i started with the research how i can built my own Offic
Doc Veeam validatorKB2086: How to Use the Veeam Backup ValidatorVeeam Backup Validator - Veeam Backup Guide for vSphere It is essential to verify the status of the backups at the CRC level on the storage and the possibility of restoring them via Surebackup.During the wizard for creating a backup job you can enable "Storage backup files healt check (detect and auto-heals corruption. https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/backup_health_check.html?ver=110I prefer to automate the validation process to have a detailed report every 2 weeksCopy past and save .ps1 format <#.SYNOPSIS Performs a validation of all server backups.DESCRIPTION .NOTES File Name : veeam_validator.ps1 Author : Me and my colleague Prerequisite : PowerShell V2 , VeeamPSSnapIn installed#>#------------------------------------------ VARIABLES TO CHANGE -------------------------$email_infoTO = "firstname.lastname@example.org"$email_infoFrom = "$($env:COMPUTERNAME)@ yourdomain.com "$email_
Hello everyone,We plan to backup an exchange dag 2016 in close future, this dag is not small (400tb). We face many technical challenges:Load to respect backup window Storage capacity long term retentionsWhat storage are you using for the first tier? I’m covinced the airgap should be tape storage due to ransonware/rampage protection and large storage capacity of lto9.I’m curious to have a review about the exchange backup challenge Disclairmer: i’m not an exchange expert
This video is two-fold. For experienced VSPC users, we cover the new features in V5 and for new users, we will go through deployment, setup and a basic 101 walkthrough of the console! Keep in mind, end users who qualify, can use their own Cloud Connect Enterprise and the VSPC for their own internal environments for free!
Veeam Backup & Recovery 9.5 (VMWare)When setting up my Backup Jobs. “I Enable backup file encryption.” If I am correct this would mean that the file is “Encrypted at Rest” on the backup disk.After 30 days I move this to a Amazon S3 Bucket. I have set up the Capacity Tier to “Encrypt data uploaded to object storage”. Is the Backup “Encrypted at Rest” in the S3 Bucket or do I need to turn on disk Encryption in Amazon?Is there some documentation that explains the above scenario?
Reading through the What’s new document, I discovered an new feature/option which hasn’t been mentioned here before: “NBD multi-threading”As the performance of NBD (network) in VMware backups is often not as good as virtual appliance or direct storage access storage mode, it sounded quite interesting to try. Perhaps this way we can get over some limitations of NBD mode and better utilize the network capacity of our proxies.NBD multi-threading — The backup engine is now capable of establishing multiple NBD connections per VMDK for better performance of network transport mode. At the same time, due to the low limit of max NBD connections per ESXi host, there are reliability concerns associated with increasing the number of such connections. While our resource scheduler tracks NBD tasks per host to ensure they remain within the limit, we decided that a marginal performance benefit is not worth the risk of enabling this new behavior for our entire customer base right away, as there might b
I recently posted a blog about my book in publication and you can order it now. Please check it out and if you want a great resource it is well worth it. There are reviews being posted as well to check out.https://just-virtualization.tech/mastering-veeam-backup-replication-10-published/
As you probably have already noticed:VMware released vSphere 7.0 U2 recently This is currently not supported by Veeam. I want to share some important news for this new version that is relevant to backup. See this link for the complete list of core storage improvements:https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2021/03/09/vsphere-7-u2-core-storage VMFS SESparse Snapshot Improvements Read performance will be improved by redirecting reads to where data is located (chain or base-disk). Up to now, reads go through the whole snapshot chain and the base-disk. So when you read not-changed data, systems reads from base-disk directly, instead of checking snapshot chain as well. Performance Improvements on VMFSImproved write performance on thin provisioned disks. This is about first writes. It should reduce the potential effects of first writes when using thin-provisioned disks. NFS Improvements I am not very experienced with NFS in vSphere, so this is the improvement:With the release of vSphere 7.0
Happy Friday!I and @Rick Vanover recap this week's activities as well as announce the upcoming World Backup Day event (register now) and VIA final call. You may also watch RICKATRON dancing in this episode...(I mean it!)Check it out now World Backup Day Celebration https://go.veeam.com/world-backup-day-2021 Veeam Innovation Awards https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VIA2021
At the last days I had an issue with job notifications not sent from the VBR Console after modifying the users and roles within the console.One of my clients demanded that the access to the VBR console has to be restricted to some explicitly defined backup Admins and no one else.So, I removed the local Administrators group from the list in the users and roles and added the personalized accounts of the backup admins.Fine, the backup admins can start the console and work with it, and all other accounts have no access…The next morning the admins told me that no job notifications were sent in the night. My first thought was that the colleagues responsible for the mail server and/or the firewalls had done some changes and now the backup server cannot reach the mail server. But after checking with them no changes were done and there were no dropped mails at the mail server. So, it seems that the VEEAM server did not send anything at all…I saw then that some mail from PowerShell scripts were
Borg and Kubernetes Since the CKA Kubernetes certification is a practical exam with no multiple-choice questions you must wait a day or two until you find out your result. I was on sitting on my back porch when I checked my email and saw the ‘Congratulations” in the title and I literally shouted, “I have Kubernetes!!”. My neighbor who is not IT savvy and witnessed my strange behavior immediately thereafter began doubling his social distancing measures with me. This was the “Covid19 summer” of 2020, and I realized that many people had no idea of what Kubernetes was and to be fair it does sound like something that you can catch.So, what is Kubernetes and why is it being talked about so much?To try and explain why this has become such a hot topic I like to think back to the virtualization revolution. It used to be that when a company wanted to add a new application server the process was a very long and labor intensive one. You had to order the physical server, then you had to rack it, ca
As we discussed here earlier, there are 3 transport modes to get data from vSphere for backup.These modes are also available for restore. By default, first mode (order: SAN, Hotadd, NBD) that meet requirements, is selected for restore. For SAN direct mode, a requirement is thick provisioned disk type. You can select each available type (thin, thick eager and lazy zeroed) in restore wizard.My recommendation: If you want to leverage SAN direct mode, choose Thick eager zeroed! This option is much faster than lazy zeroed!I tested these settings in different environments. For example, I saw differences of67 % (150MB/sec for eager vs. 100MB/sec for lazy), 93 % (226MB/sec for eager vs. 16MB/sec for lazy). See here different wizardsVM restore VM Disk restore Interesting LinksIn documentation of version 9.0, you see a hint, for lazy zeroed, vCenter is needed for zeroing.https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/direct_san_access_writing.html Since v9.5 no difference is made anymore bet
Understanding Kubernetes Networking can be a challenge. A couple of years ago I was tasked to setup a distributed Minio instance running in containers for use with a Veeam SOBR S3 compatible capacity tier. At first, I thought about doing it on Kubernetes but very quickly realized that I was in over my head. I had no previous experience with Kubernetes and I could not just “wing it”. Among other things the networking piece I found especially hard to understand.In the end I created a Docker Swarm cluster which had a much easier almost “plug and play” overlay network and while that did the trick, I understood that simplicity also meant rigidity.Kubernetes follows the age old *nix (Unix, Linux BSDs and so on) philosophy of creating small separate entities that when brought together can scale into something very complex. Networking is no exception.While a Kubernetes cluster does come with some default networking called kubenet it is very limited and not meant for production environments fro
While updating our VCSP stack with V11-RTM, I just stumble again onto this small but fine new feature to prioritize your primary backup jobs:More than once I had customers request several jobs to be finished with priority.You could of cause concatenate jobs with the schedule option “After this job:”. But this is not recommended as it does not use the ressources of your backup system accordingly. Valuable proxy/repo slots would linger out-of-work for quite a while.Overlapping jobs would lead to the second job jumping in with the first one still running, so saturating ressources. But this might easily oversteer and thus delay the first job.With the new option this problem can be solved by just the click of a checkbox.Prioritized jobs get a nice little flag in the job list. So how does it work?The Veeam scheduler runs all its tasks according to priorities:800: Restore jobs — restores are obviously the most important jobs 700: Continuous data protection jobs — new CDP ist also considered v
Morning!I know some people were disappointed at the restrictions of the last Veeam sweepstake being open only to US residents, well the new one is open to more countries now!——The Cisco Live Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who are not excluded due to any of the reasons listed below.—— Register here!
It is new in v11, but I do not have much detailed information about it.When you create or edit a backup job, you can enable High priority.The idea is to use this option to make clear this is an important job. So it can be started before less important jobs are started. It is not about job performance, it is about start time. Makes perfect sense to me! Under certain circumstances this feature will make job scheduling easier.At first this seems to be available for Backup and Replication jobs.
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