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Looking for something that should be all over the place on a community support forum (based on 30+ years of working in this industry), and not finding it on this site -- namely, where is there a good-quality support forum for basic setup and troubleshooting issues? Specifically backup for Office 365 v5. Don’t want to get into a long description of the issue(s), ‘cause this doesn’t look like the place. Also -- search functions?
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I am not sure how many of you use or have looked in to Wasabi S3 storage that are in Canada but they have now got a region within Toronto that can be used for their storage offerings. I use this in my homelab to send my Veeam backups to and will now work to migrate from the US-East region to Canada. Great expansion for Wasabi and offering to Canadians now. What are the service URLs for Wasabi's different storage regions? – Wasabi Knowledge Base (zendesk.com)
Just wanted to let everyone know my new v11 book is set to publish in approximately two weeks so I am doing the marketing of it. You can see my blog post below and can preorder the book at Amazon. Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication v11 - Publishing SOON
Today Veeam have launched the new Veeam Backup for Office Microsoft 365 v6! That’s right, it’s had a slight name change to align with Microsoft’s rebrand of Office 365 to Microsoft 365. Excited and want to check it out? Download it here. Veeam have also updated their Helpcenter ready to explain all the new features. As always, Veeam have accompanied this release with a set of release notes, available here.In this blog post I’ll be going over the key new features and also any key insights to be aware of as part of deploying Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 or upgrading to v6 from an earlier version. Key Information Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Server:Straight away, I want to highlight that the CPU requirements have changed. Veeam are now recommending 8 cores as the minimum for v6, up from 4 cores in v5.It’s the same story for RAM, v6 now requires 16GB as a minimum, up from 8GB. There is a discrepancy between the release notes and the Helpcenter documentation with regards to VMs wit
Do you actively use Veeam Replication?If so, how long has it been since you’ve implemented it? For me, I don’t currently use it, but am in the process of getting it going again after about an 8yr hiatus. Not too much has changed since then, but there has been some enhancements you might not’ve known about, or some behavior you either didn’t know about or forgot. Below, I will be sharing some tidbits & behaviors I feel you should be aware of when making design decisions when implementing Veeam Replication.Before getting into the “Don’t Know/Forgot” items, let me briefly review how Replication works from a high-level. First, they are a job-driven task. You’ll need to set up a job and configure various settings. Next, depending on the source data you’re wanting to replicate, you can either replicate data directly from your production environment, or from other locations. I’ll touch more on this later. Lastly, the first run of Replication creates a fully functional VM on the target, an
During the last Veeam Community Recap, I and @Rick Vanover announced that we hit 1,000 members on Community Hub. This is a truly great milestone!We would like to acknowledge early and first members of the community and grant a special One of The First! badge to you! It’s awesome to see how many exciting opportunities for community activity allow for new people to engage in innovative ways.We THANK YOU and look forward to more engagement and activity in Veeam Community Hub!
Hi, I am new to Veeam and trying to test Immutability. When i configure linux server as per the first step i am getting error. am i missing anything here? i tried enabling ports on Linux host still the same. 3/15/2022 3:58:56 PM Error Testing Veeam Data Mover service connection Error: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it IP_address :6162 No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it ipaddress:6162
I have just discovered on Twitter that there’s currently a problem with Teams Backup in Veeam Backup for Office 365 which could affect many installations.It looks like Microsoft did change something on their side and so Teams backup is failing with the following error: “Object reference not set to an instance of an object”If you are affected by this problem, you can request the hotfix from Veeam Support.Here is the corresponding R&D forums topic: https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-for-office-365-f47/teams-backup-failing-with-object-reference-not-set-to-an-instance-of-an-object-t76162.html
Hello everyone, I need to restore “incremental backup” to another “new server” on the network.I have “export disk” to VHD from backup the “old server” and attach this disk to “new server”.In this moment I need to restore “incremental backup” to “new server”. Is this possible? Thank you
I have a customer that needed to rebuild the Windows VM that was acting as their Proxy/Repository server at their secondary site. He is using all of the same IP information on the new server. The repository itself is on a NetApp E-Series access via iSCSI. Once the server is rebuilt, what is the process for getting it back into the B&R server. If the server is the same name, will the B&R server just need to push out the Veeam proxy/repository services to the rebuilt VM or will we need to delete and re-add the proxy and repository to Veeam? If we discovery the repository LUNs on the new VM via iSCSI will we need to re-scan the repository to discover the backups or will they just be there?If there is a process document for doing this it would be appreciated.
Happy Friday! It occurred to me I haven’t done one of these about data protection yet, so here we are. Tell us a short story of the worst excuse given for an outage you’ve experienced, here’s mine: Worst Excuse Given:Earlier this year, users of Amazon’s EU-CENTRAL-1 region had issues within a particular availability zone. Amazon claimed they had an increased API error rate and latencies for EC2 APIs and connectivity issues due to “an increase in ambient temperature within a subsection of the affected Availability Zone”.This is technically correct, as the datacentre was on fire!Corey Quinn on Twitter: "BREAKING: There is currently a fire in a data center that's part of @awscloud's eu-central-1 region. Impact limited to a single AZ, obviously. All humans reportedly safe." / Twitter Once again, it goes without saying, check your backups, adhere to the 3-2-1-1-0 rule, protect your data!
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I am more than excited to announce today that I was selected from the raffle as a winner of this amazing prize. Basically I love kicks and this will be my regular henceforth.My enthusiasm go make me to use this shoe almost every day eeehn (Naija pidgin) . Special thanks to @Kseniya and @Rick Vanover for this special opportunity as a Veeam Legend. I am grateful once again.This bring me to the question @Rick Vanover, how can Veeam maximise my sites? I love to even showcase Veeam more and more on my site. I get thousand of visitors and viewers around the world each day, and I want Veeam to leverage on this.
I created a previous post on Nimble Storage Integration with Veeam, discussing how you can potentially recover data even if a backup job’s Deleted VMs retention setting has passed. You can view the post here. For this post, I want to continue discussing Nimble Storage Integration, but provide you a security measure you can implement when configuring your Windows Proxies for Storage Integration or Direct SAN, as Veeam requires a Proxy to be configured with Direct SAN (or ‘Automatic Selection’) when using Backup from Storage Snapshots (BfSS).A fellow Vanguard and I have occasional on-going discussions on how to best secure Windows Backup Proxies using Nimble (now called whatever...Alletra? 🙄 ) for Storage Integration. Several mos ago, we were trying to determine how best to present production storage to a Proxy, exposing as minimal amount of Nimble Volumes to a Windows OS as possible to prevent a catastrophic event, beit admin error or mal-intent. He and I were curious if Volumes used f
Hi Community!Does anybody know, if is possible to query current Vulnerabilities in Veeam software? It should be possible to query the data automatically with APIs like Rest, XML, ... What I mean is something like VMware offers here: (RSS Feed)https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories.htmlI found already this:https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-15994/Veeam.htmlBut this seems not to be that current.Maybe @Rick Vanover or @Kseniya, do you have this information?
We have been using VCC for two years. We keep a couple of months on performance storage and use GFS to move data to the archive storage. The provider uses Wasabi for archive storage (news to us). We have never had the need to restore from archive until this week. After trying for two days the provider (a Veeam Platinum provider) has told us they must move the entire archive (app 160 TB , copy jobs from ten office locations) to their local repo, have us restore, and then move it back. Honestly the process is very concerning and we were never told of this.My question is has anyone else experienced this? Is this normal? Is the move of data down and back up to archive reliable (since we can’t test restores once its back there)?Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated since I am very concerned about the integrity of our firms cloud backups.Also has anyone moved providers? Is there a migration process or similar? Charlie
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!
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We are happy to announce the launch of an integration between Veeam University and Community Hub! Veeam University is a free on-demand training built specifically for end-users.Whether you’re new to Veeam or an expert on how to use our solutions, you can get access anywhere, anytime, on any device to the knowledge and expertise you need to stay current, whether that’s basic features or advanced functionality.What does this integration mean to you?This integration means you can easily connect your Veeam University account to your Veeam Community profile and start getting points and badges for all your Veeam University activities and pathway completions.How does it work? Log into Veeam University, use the same email address for logins in both properties (Veeam University and Community Hub), and your points will be scored automatically.To track your achievements, keep an eye on your profile and on the leaderboard. You’ll see how many points you have and the number of badges you’ve achieve
Hi, all I am wanting to get some insight and pick you all’s brains on your best practices when it comes to copyjobs. Here’s the situation I am in:I have backups servers that have fairly complex backups schedules that range from hourly backups to daily, and even weekly backups. Lately I have been running into copyjob failures that say “the restore point is locked by another job”. This is happening when primary backup file healthchecks, merges, or defrags run. I created a topic about this, last week, and @Chris.Childerhose gave me some good insight. I guess I am at take 2, at this point, and I need you all’s input. The problem is, I have no idea how to schedule the copyjobs around these schedules...there just really isn’t a way, and consequently, i don’t know of a way to avoid these failures. They used to not happen. It’s only been recently that they have started cropping up. I am also working with support on this, but I would love you all’s input and get some insight into how you all ta
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
It is #VeeAmazing to such great interest recently in becoming a Veeam Certified Architect. I’ve wanted to share the two primary sections of interest:VMCA Study Guide VMCA Practice examsMany of you have left very kind comments on the video walkthroughs of the official #VMCA 2022 practice exam and requested a full list split by sections on the exam as to more easily study one particular section. I always aim to please, so please find the list below.Some of you may have noticed the text says exams with an s at the end. I fully intend to write an unofficial practice exam for VMCA as well; however, it is a rather large project so it will take some time before it will be ready.I will continue to produce more study materials and include them in the study guide link above so that it is more easily located in a single location.Walkthrough of the official VMCA practice exam by section:Discovery Question 05 Question 09 Question 17 Question 21 Question 25 Question 29 Question 30 Question 31
Hello, I would like to try the immutable backup functionality of V11. A first trial was successful but I would like to continue. The repository machine is an older desktop PC where I have installed 4 x 1TB SATA HDD. How do I have to configure the initial configuration script of Ubuntu in order to realize a 100GB RAID10 for the OS and the remaining space as RAID10 for the backup files? BRFrank
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