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Well, this was an unexpected email in the mailbox this afternoon.Veeam are bringing back VeeamON Update this year! Be sure to register:Register for VeeamON Update 2022 Can tell we’re gearing up for v12 as that’s the first (and only) technical session announced on the agenda so far:With LabWarz set to make a return,with both snackboxes and a PS5 up for grabs as a prize, be sure to register! It’s a virtual event taking place on 3rd November for AMER & EMEA regions, and 4th November for the APJ region.
Bit OT with regard to Veeam itself. I was wondering how you handle lots and lots of passwords and other sensitive information. I’m primarily interested in whether you use/consider safe for use low-cost and/or “small” solutions like password keepers (bitwarden seems nice enough). Assume a single user in an organization that has to protect data like this.On one hand these apps look nice. But on the other, security-wise they are not PGP replacements at all, trading ease of use for security.
Happy Friday!I and @Rick Vanover are back in the normal operation after AWS re:Invent, minus some jet lag. #57 of the recap has 2 special department announcements and the rule broken!Check it out now Make sure to register to the Happy Holidays with Veeam: https://www.veeam.com/holiday-giveaway-2021.html Not only can you win one of our 15 prizes, but also send your loved ones a customized holiday postcard!
I got to thinking the other day and wondered if adding something similar to Kubernetes Korner for VMware or even just Virtualization to cover off Hyper-V, KVM, etc.Would this be something of interest first off and @Kseniya is this something we could do after consensus?
Hi all As you all know, Microsoft is deprecating basic authentication from the first of October.So if you are using basic authentication in VBO365, it will no longer work.Personally we never use basic authentication, only modern authentication.Only when the customer is using public folders we are activating the option legacy protocols.What will happen with the backups of public folders after the deprecation of basic authentication when using modern authentication with legacy protocols.I assume that the backups are still working, except for the public folders. Am I correct?If so, what is the solution, alternative?Migrating the public folder to a shared mailbox or sharepoint online, so a backup is than possible?What if the customer still wants to use public folders?I know that Microsoft wants to get rid of public folders and is now in this pushing this 🤔.I already read the article on the Veeam forum, but no real solution or feedback from Microsoft.Public folder backup after October 1st
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
Dual posting because I can LOL. I just pushed this blog on the main Veeam blog:Veeam Vanguard nominations are now OPEN for the 2023 class!But the title says it all, Veeam Vanguard 2023 nominations are now open. We have Veeam Vanguard 2023 nominations open for a limited time via this survey: https://vee.am/vv2023 so if you know someone who would be a fit; please refer them to nominate! On the Veeam blog I put a longer narrative but wanted visibility here too!
Greetings, I have been searching for a bit now and have not come across an answer to this. I was wondering if there was a way to export the actual backup job settings and import into another server that already has existing backups.I have multiple Veeam servers I would like to consolidate into one server. I have moved the backup files and rescanned the storage, that part all looks good. What I am unable to figure out is a way to just get the backup jobs onto the new server, and repoint to the storage I have moved the files to.Is there a way to do this without recreating all the jobs?
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?
I am currently trying to upgrade to version 11 . The first upgrade failed with an error as it could not start the services. I followed this fixhttps://community.veeam.com/blogs-and-podcasts-57/failed-to-connect-to-veeam-backup-and-replication-server-how-to-fix-remote-channel-sink-urinotpublished-remote-connection-refused-and-failed-to-start-the-service-1263 I am now having to repair the installation as the fixes did not work and the services would not start. I have just tried to run the repair and I am receiving a different error "veeam configuration database is in use by the backup server " I have no idea how to proceed.
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_
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
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
Can someone please explain the relationship between this Community Hub and what’s now called Veeam R&D Forums? The email from there said “all of your existing forum posts will be counted towards your Veeam Legends score as soon as the corresponding integrations are put in place”. How will the two accounts be linked to do that?When I first logged in here, some saved credentials were in the username and password. Same username I use for the main website, so I clicked to log in, and it worked. But I use different credentials for the forum.And if my main website credentials worked here, are they actually linked? If I change the main website password, does that change it for here?
A new feature in vSphere 7 is the ability to configure a VMkernel port used for backups in NBD (Network Block Device) respectively Network mode. This can be used to isolate backup traffic from other traffic types. Up to this release, there was no direct option to select VMkernel port for backup. In this post I show how to isolate NBD backup traffic in vSphere.ConfigurationIt is quite simple to configure backup traffic isolation. With vSphere 7 there is a new service tag for Backup: vSphere Backup NFC. NFC stands for Network File Copy. By selecting this, vSphere will return the IP address of this port when the backup software asks for ESXi hosts address.So all you need to do is to add a new VMkernel port, enable Backup service and set IP and VLAN ID. Host does not need to be rebooted. Now NBD backup traffic will be routed through this port. How does it look likeFor verification there are a few options. You can check log file or monitor ESXi network throughput. On my demo ESXi host, I
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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