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Happy Friday everyone! Today, lets talk pet peeves. If you’re not familiar with the term, it means something of frequent/continual annoyance to someone. Mine is when backup repositories are used for ANYTHING other than backups/data restoration. I see it a lot with people’s personal backups and in smaller businesses. It’s often a scenario such as: I find a file share on a backup repository, and I ask, what’s that doing there? Then I’ll be told that there were some files that were far too big to sit on their expensive storage such as marketing media shares full of videos and photos. I was always taught to assume positive intent so I’ll ask something like “oh okay, have they copied what they need so it can be deleted?” More often than not I’ll be told, nope they need the data still as XYZ department needs it. I’ll then ask the key question, “okay, where’s be being backed up to? And what frequency?” At this point I always get the same response “we have nowhere big enough to back this up to
Today I’ve noticed that Veeam have released the full upcoming agenda for their premier data protection event: VeeamON 2022!I just want to talk through some of the personal highlights I spotted from the agenda.Hands on Labs (Virtual & In-person) Veeam Backup & Replication v12That is not a typo, Veeam must be feeling pretty confident about the shape of v12 by now as next month they’ll be allowing hands on labs of this unreleased product. Check out the description below:In this lab, you will be working with a Veeam Backup & Replication V12 environment where you will learn the basics of Veeam Backup & Replication, test out some of our upcoming new features, and perform typical Veeam backup operator tasks though an interactive step-by-step lab guide.I can only speculate as to what upcoming features will be available to test, but I’m looking forward to seeing what Veeam have been cooking up since v11 launched last year. Veeam Backup & Replication with Immutable Linux Hard
Hi, everyone! We have a single VM that is over 65TB in size, that we are backing up. We have run into a snag. VMware maxes out at 65TB, so we are running out of space on this backup and we don’t know what route to go in terms of setup. Is SOBR the preferred backup infrastructure for a VM of this size?
Happy Friday, everyone!Veeam Community Recap #40 is here.Guess what? We are back to breaking the rule - and we have two specials to share!As promised in the video, here are a few useful links: Take your chance to continue the tales of the Cloud Coalition Superheroes by submitting your own story Learn more about Veeam Legends 2nd take, there’s still plenty of time for YOU to become one!
Greetings Community,I have been working for a few weeks on parsing all things Veeam Logs, deep stuff that is for sure. On this specific Post I want to cover the Monitoring of the Capacity Tier Jobs and Tasks.This is work in progress, so I am writing this post seeking help from you, to try it on your lab, or on your environments (always remembering it is Community Stuff and not supported)System RequirementsYou should have Telegraf+InfluxDB+Grafana installed Grafana should be the version 8.0.2 - In case you have an inferior version, or superior, please just run this sudo apt-get install grafana=8.0.2 You should have telegraf installed on the VBR, I hope properly configured sending metrics to your InfluxDB. Ping me if need anything. But it is really simple. The telegraf.conf at the end should contain this at the end of the file (this is the fairy dust that makes us fly :))# Offload Job - ID and final status[[inputs.tail]] files = ["C:\\ProgramData\\Veeam\\Backup\\*\\Offload*.log"] from_
Hello, Recently, the Veeam B&R server was updated to the 11.1.0. (). When I first opened Veeam Console, The “Components Update” wizard was initiated and the update processes were started. The update of the veeam server failed with the status “Failed to upgrade host components. Error: 'Error 1714. The older version of Veeam Agent for Linux Redistributable cannot be removed.” What can I try?
Happy Friday everyone! I’m back for another Fun Friday question: What do you use to lab/test/play with technology? Whether you’ve just got a preferred cloud provider, live on the “hands on labs” of a particular vendor, or have a substation in your garden powering a giant datacentre in your basement, I wanna hear it! I’ve currently got a 48 Port 1Gbps PoE switch with 6x 10Gbps uplinks, 2x HPE quad core servers with 32GB RAM each running ESXi and if I need to overflow I’ve got VMware workstation on my quad core 32GB PC, all sat under my desk! (#toasty for the winter)
If I were to create a new copyjob to replace an old one, and I want it to only move over the very latest restore point and none of the previous restore points that are currently in the repository; can this be accomplished by taking a new active full on the source jobs and then running a sync now on the new copyjob and telling it copy over the latest? If not, can this only be accomplished by wiping out all current local and cloud and starting from scratch?
Because backup of a vSphere VM almost always involves taking a vSphere snapshot, this VMware blog post will be interesting for every backup administrator. https://blogs.vmware.com/performance/2021/06/performance-best-practices-for-vmware-snapshots.htmlVMware has tested the performance impact of snapshots. Baseline performance is a VM without a snapshot. After that, performance testing is done with 1, 2 and more snapshots. Tested was default IO-tests and java application performance (SPECjbb). Tests included: vVOL, VMFS and vSAN.Test Results:Impact on vVOL depends on the storage system, because snapshots are taken there. VMs on VMFS have a huge performance penalty even with one snapshot. To be more exact: the first snapshot has the greatest impact! vSAN does not suffer much from snapshot with sequential workload. To be honest I think this is interesting to know but has no meaning in reality. SPECjbb does not show worse performance at all.Recommendations:Let snapshots exist as short as p
Today - on January24th, 2022 - is community manager appreciation day.It is celebrated annually on the fourth Monday of January.https://nationaltoday.com/community-manager-appreciation-day/ Lets say a big thank you to our community manager @Kseniya and @Rick Vanover who listen to all our demands and are growing this community in the best way you can think of.
Morning all,Am getting this error when trying to push agent to win svr 2012 r2 :Error 1920. Service <display_name> (<service_name>) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.I have tried the solutions given in KB1059 but still fails, anyone with idea how to solve this? Regards,
Bring even more joy to your holidaysIn the spirit of giving this holiday season, Veeam® wants to give you a chance to win some awesome tech gadgets. https://www.veeam.com/holiday-giveaway-2020.htmlHow do you enter to win? It’s as easy as following these steps:Fill out the form by Dec. 31, 2020 including your business email address. Check this page after Feb. 2, 2021 to see if you’ve won one of the prizes. 20 winners will be chosen.
Hi Everyone, I wanted to start sharing some of the content and learning paths I have been taking to get a better grasp on Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies. First of all I am going to be putting my learning and findings on this page as I continue to navigate these new technologies. And then I will keep adding if possible to this post with the latest blog posts. Part 1 - Choosing your platform Part 2 - Setting up your Kubernetes cluster Part 3 - Playing with stateless workloadsPart 4 - Setting up dynamic shared storagePart 5 - Helm & MinIOPart 6 - Context is ImportantPart 7 - Load Balancing your Kubernetes Home Lab with MetalLBPart 8 – Deploying KubeApps the visual marketplace for all your Kubernetes AppsPart 9 – A Mission Critial App - PacmanPart 10 – Backups in a Kubernetes worldI would love to get your feedback useful links to add or things we should share with the community.
@PValsecchi already showed how to use vSphere tags for VM selection in VBR. New in v11 is the possibility to combine vSphere tags. I want to show how this work. For that, I created two tag categories. One for Location and one for Backup. I defined datacenter A and B locations; and Gold, Silver and Bronze backup priority. These tags are assigned to my 4 test VMs:So: VM01 and VM03 (odd numbers) are located in DC A. VM02 and VM04 (even numbers) are in DC B. VM01 and VM02 are defined for Gold-Backup, VM03 for Silver, VM04 for Bronze. First, I select one Tag for VM selection: DC A. This can be done either with single tag selection or with new combination of tags but just select one.As expected, when backup runs, VM01 and VM03 are selected:Next, I want to backup all Gold-Backup VMs in DC B and select these tags: Objects shown in Job definition:Just VM02 has all tags assigned: Fine, works as expected! And now, backup all VMs in DC A and B:Eventually here is a pitfall. Because now nothing will
Hey Veeam Community,Check this episode to learn about #BeatTheGostev challenge, SysAdmin Appreciation Day and how I and @Rick Vanover are going to celebrate it, as well as highlights of the week! Shout-outs to @Nico Losschaert, @vNote42 and @Chris.Arceneaux for making it into recap this week As promised, here are the #BeatTheGostev challenge registration pages: DACH https://go.veeam.com/beat-the-gostev-deBenelux https://go.veeam.com/beat-the-gostev-enUKI https://go.veeam.com/beat-the-gostev-ukiRU & CIS https://go.veeam.com/beat-the-gostev-ru
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Hi everyone, Today VMware have announced the 7.0 U3 release for VMware vSphere and Update 3 for vSAN 7.Announcing vSphere 7 Update 3 - VMware vSphere BlogAnnouncing vSAN 7 Update 3 | VMware Virtual Blocks Just to remind everyone that v11a is going to be the minimum required version for this as per the release notes:VMware vSphere 7.0 U3 readiness based on the pre-release build. The official support will require full regression testing of the GA build when it becomes available. This article will be updated with a support statement afterwards.This doesn’t mean that Veeam actively support this, once Veeam confirm compatibility we’ll know if v11a has full support or whether a later CU will be required to be in a supported state.UPDATE 05/10/2021ESXi 7.0U3 is now GA: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=ESXI70U3&productId=974&rPId=74484As is vCenter 7.0U3 of course: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=VC70U3&productId=
I ask this question which I think is very important starting from the thread in the forum veeam .There is a best practices in a small environment (<4TB) about using only synthetic full backup, active full backup or both togheter alternating?What do Veeam recommend, since synthetic is selected by default?Use only Synthetic full lead to risks in terms of reliability and consistency of backups?On the other hand, using active full requires a lot of space in repository.I ask you Veeam gurus.
After reading MicoolPaul’s question “Linux Distribution of Choice” the answers to MicoolPaul’s question seemed to be more geared for a desktop.So I began to wonder what Linux distribution do people choose for servers in a production environment. Are people’s choice the same for a production server as their desktop choice? Of course, when you’re creating a Linux production server you don’t install an X11/Wayland Desktop Environment.In my environment, there some RHEL and Ubuntu servers. Linux appliances, provided by a vendor, seem to be CentOS, Ubuntu, and SuSE.What’s your production distro of choice?
I have setup a new server on our network. Connected to domain, network, hyper-v installed and I am unable to add this server to the Virtual Infrastructure > Microsoft Hyper-V > Standalone Hosts > (server). I have my Veeam server trying to contact our new server and there seems to be a road block. I am running Veeam V11a trying to setup a new 2019 windows server. During the hyper-v setup process I have added the name and/or IP address, I have selected the last option (standalone) which matches the description of the new server. My credentials do work because I ran a test to setup a VM running server 2019 and I was able to set that up right away. For some reason the physical server is blocking the Veeam connection. Is there a firewall exception I need to add? I did attempt to manually add the physical server to Veeam so the agent might create its own firewall exceptions. I was unsuccessful at that as well.
Hi all,This week no top-10 or top-15 or a best practice from me, but a poll this time ;-)Since object-storage is more and more interesting for putting backups onto, I want to implement object-storage appliances using SOBR capacity tier at our biggest customers and also on our VCC infrastructure. This especially for having an airgapped/immutable copy of the primary backups.Requirements it must meet, are : it has to be IMMUTABLE object-strorage, so implementing the object-lock functionality it needs to be VEEAM READY (must be on the list Veeam Alliance Partner Technical Programs) it has to be an appliance (so no need to use Linux CLI, but just a user-friendly web-interface, an all-in-one box, all included) easy scalable cost-effectiveI think on Cloudian, Nutanix and Quantum object storage appliances.What is your personal expericence with those and others regarding : cost-effective? easy scalable - modular? what is the minimum setup? number of appliances? what is the minimum storage? expe
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