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We are migrating some of our VMs to Azure (AVS) using vmware HCX. We just migrated a VBR to the AVS environment.So Veeam when Veeam tried to backup a VM in the AVS environment, we get this error: 11/14/2022 10:53:45 PM :: Processing bbbbbbVM Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[vsanDatastore] c9d37263-be7b-37b8-2875-08c0eb40d47a/bbbbbbVM.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [true] )Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [vc.4bc149b43878428757ed53.westus2.avs.azure.com];Port: 443;Login: [firstname.lastname@example.org];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-1073];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-1084];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [true]] failed because of the following errors:Failed to open disk for read.Failed to upload disk. Skipped arguments: [vddkCo Looks like a permission issue with using the CloudAdmin account (which is the account with the highest privilege) that we are allowed to use in AVS.We can do backups using agent based install but looking for other alternatives. Thanks.
Hi! In this post, I describe some aspects of the analysis of entropy analysis associated with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques aimed at detecting Ransomware.This is an exciting topic. As announced in VeeamON 2023, Veeam is working to improve the VDP´s ransomware detection capabilities with AI/ML to perform an in-line entropy analysis of the data stream on backup proxies to detect previously unencrypted data becoming encrypted.It can undoubtedly be another powerful tool in the battle against ransomware.Ransomware Detection: Entropy with Machine Learning and AI – Cloud and Roll (cloudnroll.com)
VMware Aria Operations (formerly VMware vRealize Operations) automates and simplifies IT management with full-stack visibility from physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure including Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers to the applications they support. It delivers continuous performance optimisation, efficient capacity and cost management, proactive planning, intelligent remediation and integrated compliance. It is available on premises and as-a-service. More information on this product here, and link to my blogpost. An arbitrary file read vulnerability in VMware Aria Operations was privately reported by Yu Dai of NSFOCUS TIANJI Lab to VMware. There are updates (patches) to remediate these vulnerabilities in the affected VMware products. What Exploit does this Vulnerability Present? A malicious actor with administrative privileges may be able to read arbitrary files containing sensitive data. Remediation To remediate CVE-2022-31682, apply the patches listed in the ‘Fixed Version’
Veeam Community Recap #121Veeam Community Recap #121
This week, El Rickatron hosts @Chris.Childerhose and @JonahMay for the recap. We cover a solid block of content, and buckle down for VeeamON! Watch this week’s recap here:The Linksvia @Viperian via @michaelcade via @Geoff Burke via @MicoolPaul Special Department NewsVEEAMON: There is still time to register for the virtual experience for VeeamON! VeeamON 2023 – Expand Your Cloud and Security Skillsvia @Geoff Burke via @HangTen416 Where’s Madi and Who’s New@Madi.Cristil and @safiya are in training this week, and will be back at it after the VeeamON event with Who’s New. Until then, they, along with Alfred, say hello from San Franciso:
Veeam Community Recap #107Veeam Community Recap #107
El Rickatron and @Madi.Cristil are back this week with the recap and not breaking the rules! We have 3 tip-top topics as we get ready for V12 to launch. Watch this week’s recap here:The Linksvia @vNote42 via @EdxH via @BertrandFR Special Department NewsFinal call! V12 Launch Event registration is still open! Veeam Backup & Replication v12 launch eventWe have an upcoming special community event with @HangTen416 @Chris.Childerhose and one Veeam’s rockstar SE’s Vinh Pham: Following up on last week’s special department mention, the recording is up from @Geoff Burke and @michaelcade with the special episode: Kubernetes Korner: A reflection on 2022 and a look into the future.Fun stuff next week :)V12 Launch is next week and we’ll be back with the Who’s New as we’ve passed 15,000 members!
While presenting our powerful file share protection and recovery capabilities, I often show the Instant File Share Recovery feature. One possible purpose for this feature is scanning the share with an AV solution. For this, I created this script to be able to quickly show it to our customers and partners:https://github.com/yetanothermightytool/powershell/blob/master/vbr/vbr-nas-scanner/More to come....stay tuned
When I manually install Windows agent, it installs with GUI, thus I’m able to perform backups from that particular PC. But I need Agent to perform backups from B&R Console installed elsewhere. When I create the backup job from the Console, it makes a rescan of the PC with Agent installed, then does some ‘MSI packet repair’. So the Agent’s GUI disappears and Agent ‘transforms’ to the version compatible with Console.My question here is how can I at once install Agent to be used with Console? Is there some key can be used with MSI packet to directly install Consol-aware version of Agent?
Hi Veeam,Currently one of our customer using RMAN to backup there oracle database to the tape. They want to use Veeam RMAN plugin backup to the Veeam repository but the problem is they don’t want to completely stop the backup to tape.They are requesting there is any possible way to simultaneously backup their Oracle database to tape and also to RMAN plugin backup.They are having huge concern on RMAN plugin configuration. Because below RMAN configuration parameters will get updated automatically after plugin installation .CONFIGURE DATAFILE BACKUP COPIES FOR DEVICE TYPE SBT_TAPE TO 1; # defaultCONFIGURE ARCHIVELOG BACKUP COPIES FOR DEVICE TYPE SBT_TAPE TO 1; # defaultCONFIGURE CHANNEL DEVICE TYPE 'SBT_TAPE' PARMS 'ENV=(OB_DEVICE=tape1)';which will lead them interupt in current Tape backup. Regards,Rithesh Kanchan
Evening, Wanted to share this interesting intersection of marketing & technology, the write-once SSD. Correct this isn’t April Fools… Verbatim have announced a write-once SSD. Theres a 10 year warranty against drive failure, it uses an exFAT file system and can be read by any OS supporting exFAT, but you require Win 10/11 and .Net 4.8 to install the proprietary software to write to the drive. Somewhat unsurprisingly, there are huge caveats listed, effectively it’s not tested to destruction against experienced hackers, but a handy way to prevent accidental file deletion. I wonder if we’ll start to see a market for this emerge…Interested in the full story? I read it on Tom’s Hardware here: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/verbatim-write-once-ssd
Hi Folks, I have someone who ran out of space on their Linux immutable repo, they are asking to remove immutability on the fs (chatter -i) as root. I am wondering what Veeam DB will think? and what other issues might arise. They seem to say they have done it before then just rescanned the repo?
Sizing, DR and ImmutabilityVeeam Community Recap #136
After an unplanned skippage last week (I think that’s a word!) El Rickatron and @Madi.Cristil are back at it with effectively a double episode! We have four pieces of content to share, a solid stack of Special Department News and a double-dose of Who’s New! Watch this week’s episode here:The Linksvia @coolsport00 via @Geoff Burke via @Cragdoo via @eprieto Special Department Newsvia @jos.maliepaard via @mkevenaar and @JonahMay NEXT WEEKFinally, Veeam published a great video with Microsoft talking about shared responsibility and Microsoft 365 data:Who’s NewWe welcomed nearly +175 new members this week! Thank you @safiya for preparing! Between the ‘double dose’ of Who’s New we had 8 coolest usernames: @shunny @spy @Grumbarowski @millerman67 @Bmoody @BIMM IT @stooze and @ZadokZeePriest! Alfred’s pick (double this week as we combined the two weeks) goes to: @a unique username and @mrgfriend! Have a great weekend everyone!
Hi, Has anyone experienced VBR spinning up huge amounts of instances of a process, and consuming all RPC ports? I suspect it’s AV related due to the customer’s AV change occurring at a similar time, but we’ve got the rules in place to exempt directories and binaries. I’ve seen VBR have port exhaustion exactly once before, that was a VCC installation and the firewall was half-closing sessions and Veeam wasn’t doing a good job detecting this and freeing up ports subsequently. This scenario is different however.VBR server that is only for job orchestration (all backup & repo roles are on physical appliances, proxy & repo roles uninstalled from VBR). Server was up for less than 6 hours yesterday, and it spawned 18,000 threads of VeeamTransportSvc, all looping back to itself. But the server ran out of available ports and/or buffer space and then normal connections such as backup repository availability checks were failing, causing VBR to mark the repositories as offline, then causin
Why protecting Microsoft 365 data is so important Your organization's data is one of its most valuable assets. That's why it's so important to have a plan in place to protect it. Microsoft 365 provides a comprehensive set of tools and services to help you safeguard your data, but it's up to you to put them to use.In this post, we'll explore some of the key ways you can protect your Microsoft 365 data, including enabling multi-factor authentication, using Azure Information Protection, using Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, and more.Don't wait until it's too late to start protecting your data. Read on to learn more about how you can keep it safe with Microsoft 365.The Importance of Data Protection Data protection is critical for any organization that relies on Microsoft products and services. By ensuring that data is protected, organizations can maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data. Additionally, data protection can help organizations meet compliance req
Veeam 100 Show - First episode - How to leverage existing Veeam object storage backups for Disaster RecoveryVeeam 100 Show #1
If you weren't able to join us for the first episode of Veeam 100 Show with @anthonyspiteri79 and @replicatius , don't worry ! You have the opportunity to catch the replay and gain access to insights, tips, and knowledge that was generously shared during this event. Featuring #VeeamVanguard and Opti9 Tech's Veeam Team Lead, Greg Barney, alongside #Veeam's Regional CTO for APJ, Anthony Spiteri, this session promises an in-depth exploration of the journey of creating DR-Ready.This unique orchestration platform integrates with Veeam and automates the process of transforming your Veeam backups on public object storage into a robust Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy. Be sure not to miss this chance to dive into the intricacies of building a resilient data protection strategy that can truly safeguard your business when it matters most. Best, Madi
APIs, Replication and ReleasesVeeam Community Recap #135
This week @Rick Vanover and @Madi.Cristil are in between trips and have a solid block of content this week focusing on new APIs for Microsoft 365, an interesting way to replicate Veeam repositories and a peek inside the Kubernetes release process. We also have some Special Department news and the Who’s New roundup. Watch this week’s episode here:The Linksvia @Nico Losschaert via @allynz via @Nitish Kumar Special Department Newsvia @Madi.Cristil we have a winner, congratulations @Iams3le via @Stabz and @c_glemot I want to relay KB4483 for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 environments: KB4483: Abnormal Increase in Exchange incremental Data Processed By Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365Who’s NewTha@safiya for prepping this week’s entries! We have +137 new members this week! A solid list of 4 for the coolest usernames: @o'locco (interesting - apostrophe can’t mention → I found a bug!) @HitTheDrum @bestofbeny and @Darkmasterm Alfred’s Pick this week is @4N0NYM0U5 → Love it! A badge coming yo
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 Folks, Off topic but I think worth mentioning. I had a discussion with a fellow presenter at KubeHuddle this weekend. This person has achieved a lot more than me in the Kubernetes and IT world and I have a genuine respect for them. What struck me during our conversation was an apparent lack of ego in my partner’s interactions. There was not even the slightest nuance of bragging or self aggrandisement. At one point I said “you must be very proud about having achieved so much”. To my great surprise the response was very placid. “only the insecure and fools make great importance of their achievements, a bucket that is empty is easily filled with any liquid until it overflows, but a pipe conducts the liquid through and the liquid does not spill, be the pipe not the bucket”I put down the response to the person coming from a very different cultural background than mine. After all I grew up in the Canadian/American “push push, go harder harder, work more more, stand above the rest culture
This post is about a not working application backup that does not show any errors. I share this because it could easily happen without notice. It is about a backup of a MS Exchange VM. Backup worked fine but Exchange wasn’t backed up as application and therefore logs wasn't truncated too. Exchange was a single system, configured without cluster feature. After the job run, there was no option to restore Exchange Application Item, like you see here with SQL Server. Essential with application backup in Windows VMs is a triggered VSS snapshot. This can be done by Veeam Guest Processing or VMware tools quiescence. But when there is no VSS writer registered for a specific application, no application backup will be performed. Don't get me wrong: whole VM - all files within - will be backed up, but application itself will not. Therefore it is not possible to restore application by right-click appropriate restore point. Which can be overcome by starting the appropriate Veeam Explorer: and ope
I just wanted to remind people of Veeam’s stance towards supporting multiple editions of products with the impending release of v11 and the all-star collection of upgrades we’re about to receive.Veeam have three stages to the end of the lifecycle of a product version:Stage One: End of FixVeeam focus their development on bug fixing on the latest available version only, so if you encounter a bug with v10 once v11 is released, one of two things will happen:If the issue is resolved on v11, you will be advised to upgrade to v11. If the issue isn’t resolved on v11, Veeam’s default stance is not to fix on v10, but instead focus efforts on fixing in v11, they do have a caveat this will be reviewed on a case by case basis but you shouldn’t expect to get a fix on v10.You will still receive technical support on products in this stage provided you have a valid support contract.Stage Two: End of SupportOnce a product has reached end of support even with a valid support contract you will no longer r
My #VeeamLegend #swag arrived Not only has an incredible community been created, with great value content, they also sent us an amazing SWAG, my twins desperate to see each of the gifts, I wanted to share with you how much fun it was. My twins helped me to discover beautiful gifts With smiles and laughter , they tried everything, they happy me more Thank You @Kseniya & @Rick Vanover for this Amazing SWAG !!
Happy Friday! Let’s kick off 2022 with something helpful for everyone! Have you got a tip/secret weapon that you live to use to better protect environments? Maybe it’s something to help the service desk keep tickets down, maybe it’s something that helps improve your accuracy when sizing a deployment, whatever it is share it below! Anyone that reads my blog posts will know I’m a strong believer that backup frequency shouldn’t equal your RPO, you should under promise and over deliver. You can see more on that here: I preach this to everyone. But my favourite trick to delivery an awesome recovery experience involves storage snapshots and file servers. Commonly I see organisations backing up their file server daily or twice daily. But we all have seen those pesky shared spreadsheets that are used by many people all day amongst other use cases. There’s a huge amount of data change per day on file servers and there’s always an accident or two. So my trick when the customer has a SAN that su
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