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Hi all I hope you all read my post about the 3-2-1-1-0 golden rule - 3-2-1-1-0 Golden Backup Rule | Veeam Community Resource Hub.Perfect in combination with Veeam Backup & Replication to save your backups as good as possible to protect them against ransomware, hackers, ...But what with Veeam Backup for Office 365 ?There is no built-in option for creating backup copy jobs, so there is by my knowledge no option to copy the backups on your primary repository to a secondary repository.I know, Office 365 is running on high-available infrastructure but in case of ransomware or a hacker on your VBO365 server, all your backups can be deleted. So the rule 3-2-1-1-0 should also be implemented in this case.An option could be : create a second job with the same settings as the primary job except writing to another repository. Then you have a second copy of your O365 data. In my opinion that is not a good solution : twice the network-traffic needed (not ideal if VBO365 is running on-premises an
Is there a way to test the encryption key on backups without having to run a restore? I ran into a situation recently where the encryption password did not work on restored data. I want to setup Enterprise Manager for everyone, but in the interim, I’d like to manually test each encryption key and reset it/run a new full backup if need be. Is there a way to recover an encryption key with Service Provider Console?
I added a Raspberry Pi to my test lab. I just installed their new Raspberry Pi 64-bit OS released in May 2021. I love VEEAM Community Backup. I can’t install the Linux client on the Raspberry Pi OS. It would be great, if they made a client for them. Many corporations are developing IoT devices based on the Pi. Here is a picture of my Pi / Arduino test lab. My website is https://mc.scsiraidguru.com/ I wished they had a $99 Pro version that home users could buy with no limitations. I could get many users to buy it.
The PowerShell script to automate the upgrade for Veeam Backup & Replication & Enterprise Manager to v11 is now available on VeeamHub! Here’s a blog post with more detailed information: https://www.arsano.ninja/2021/03/09/veeam-unattended-upgrade-v11/ If you're a VCSP, the script can also be used for Cloud Connect environment upgrades.
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
The VMCA2022 exam is officially available since August 2nd 2021. So time to refresh my good old VMCAv1 certification as of 2016 which I did today. In the following I will give you an overview of what to expect and how to prepare.I registered with PearsonVUE through the VMCE certification website. Make sure to read the VMCA 2022 Exam Specification Guide provided there. There were significant changes to the requirements for the VMCA exam. It is not just the new version of the VMCAv1 exam. You will be entitled to sit the exam if you either:attend the Veeam Backup & Replication v11: Architecture and Design training course through a Veeam Authorized Educational Center (VMAEC) attended the “old” Veeam Certified Architect v1 course without sitting the exam within the last 12 months hold the Veeam Certified Architect v1 certification alreadySo there’s no need to be VMCE certified any more which is a major change in comparison to VMCAv1. I’ll come back to that point in my preparation hints
What do you guys think of installing ubuntu server as a VM on Qnap 8Bay - Raid 10 NAS.Then pushing Immutable backups to it. The NAS will not be connected to the internet.I would love to learn the possible risks and vulnerabilities of this?We still follow the 3:2:1 rule. This is just for extra.Thanks all.Jay
One of the biggest mysteries of Veeam’s list of features in my opinion is the Backup Copy Job. On the surface, they’re easy to understand – you create a Copy Job, use some supported backup source, and copy this source VM data to a designated target to implement part of the 3-2-1(-1-0) Rule – have multiple copies of your data and/or at least 1 offsite copy of your data. Easy, right? Well, when you look under the hood of the technology behind the retention, scheduling, interval, etc. things start to get murky pretty quick, at least for me. The most difficult to understand about Copy Jobs in my opinion is how the retention algorithm works when using the GFS (grandfather-father-son) archive option. And with the changes brought to Copy Jobs with the release of Veeam v11, I believe things got worse instead of better. As such, I thought it would be beneficial to the Veeam Community for me to go through the Backup Copy process from a deep-dive perspective, and see if I can make a bit more clea
Hi Folks,I have written up some quick instructions on setting up Minikube a single node Kubernetes cluster on your laptop. If I have missed something or if anything is unclear please reach out to me. The great thing about Kubernetes is that you can take it anywhere. If just want to familiarize yourself with Kubernetes and do some testing, then Minikube is an easy to install nonproduction single node Kubernetes cluster that you can install on your laptop. I am using my windows 10 Lenovo Thinkpad. First, we need to enable the Hyper-V role (or install Oracle VirtualBox if your laptop OS will not run Hyper-V) on your laptop. Mac users can use brew https://gist.github.com/kevin-smets/b91a34cea662d0c523968472a81788f7 To enable the Hyper-V role, follow these instructions:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/quick-start/enable-hyper-v INSTALL MINIKUBEMinikube is a single node Kubernetes cluster which allows you test Kubernetes.There are two ways to install Minik
Hi,I am looking for the NetApp Ontap versions supported by Veeam VBR V11.In the V11 release notes Ontap version 9.8 is mentioned as supported as the newest version. But what is the oldest supported version? I am not able to find it at the moment… it is too warm probably….Does anyone in community know this?
As some of you might already know, with V11 the creation process of GFS points within backup copy jobs will be completely renewed.As I understood it, the new method will be exactily the same then, as it is already for primary backups.So instead of forever forward merging and meanwhile somehow dropping a GFS point, we will see a forward chain with synthetic fulls. The latter will then be flagged with the GFS flags.This will in my opinion be remarkable for two reasons:We’ve seen problems with GFS backup copy jobs not adhering to the SOBR placement policy. During one support case I was driving we narrowed it down to the legacy way GFS points are generated in these jobs. SOBR placement policy disregarded for GFS - Veeam R&D Forums. So this might be solved then, which is great news. On the other hand this is also good news for the usage of dedupe appliances. Especially the ones with a landing zone like ExaGrid. Those currently suffer from the merging processes occuring in backup copies
As many of you may have seen from your email Veeam has recently released a VMCE 2021 Fast Track package for any v9, 2020 certificate holders or people who have taken the v10 class but not passed the exam. I’ve written a blog on the subject but TL;DR it’s definitely worth checking out.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is unable to open backup files created by Veeam Backup & Replication
Hello, I am getting this error message:Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is unable to open backup files created by Veeam Backup & Replication.I want to restore a physical machine. Backup and USB boot stick were created under Veeam Communtty edition 10.
RESTful API for VBR •New “Veeam Backup Server RESTful API Service”•Does not require Enterprise Manager •Allows code generation through Swagger (based on OpenAPI3)•OAuth2 for authentication•Default port 9419 Capabilities•Create / modify / delete backup jobs•Manage backup infrastructure•Deploy at scale Mass Deployments 1.Export from oldVBR 2.Save output to jsonfile 3.Import to a new VBR * resource == jobs, repositories, proxies etc. Limitations •VMware backup jobs•Repositories: DAS and NAS•VMware Proxies •Managed Servers –Everything except Hyper-V and vCloud Director•Inventory –VMware vSphere
What can I do, if the storage volume on which my Office 365 backups reside is corrupted, deleted or somehow lost ? That was the question I faced myself with. So I went into the lab to try out a few things ! In this blog post I’m going to show you how to recover a failed Veeam Backup for Office 356 repository. In addition to recover a failed repository, I’m also going to show you how to properly back up VBO repositories. Within this blog post, I will abbreviate Veeam Backup for Office 365 with VBO. Veeam Backup & Replication is abbreviated with VBR. However, lets jump into the lab and the scenario.The lab setupDue to the fact, that I still don’t have a “proper” homelab, I’m using VMware Workstation for this scenario.My lab environment for testing this case, consists of 2 virtual machines. One virtual machine is hosting VBR and the other one is hosting VBO.The VBO server itself, has an additional partition on which all backup repositories reside. All my backup jobs go into separate f
"Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 11" is now in publication (since February 2022) and is ready to order either the book or e-book/kindle.Well, since writing my first book on v10, I debated to myself about writing the update of the book to v11. It took me some time to process and think about if I wanted to do it, which I then took the plunge. This time, the process was much smoother as I had already done the first book and understood the templates, formatting, etc. The team at Packt worked with me again and my busy schedule to create something I think that everyone will enjoy reading. Whether you are a newbie with Veeam or a seasoned expert, you can learn something I think from this book.Protect your cloud, virtual, and on-premises environments by implementing Veeam's powerful backup and replication technologyKey FeaturesGain in-depth knowledge of CDP and Hardened Repositories to use in your virtual environment Explore Veeam's monitoring and reporting utility - Veeam ONE - a
The VUG (Veeam User Group) is a community of Veeam users. It is a great way to connect, share experiences, learn from your peers and expand your network.The resources available to you range from face to face, virtual user group meetings to online groups, discussion boards, blogs, podcasts and livestream broadcasts.Make sure you are taking advantage of all these offerings! FAQWhat topics are being addressed at VUG meetings? The VUG meeting’s agenda is loose and you are welcome to contribute. Who can take part? Veeam users who want to get the most from their solution or those who want to start using Veeam products, but don’t know where to start. May I bring a fellow attendee to a VUG meeting and online group? Absolutely! You are welcome to share the registration page or invitation to the group with those who are interested. How to attend VUG meetings? Check out our events calendar here. You can also join the online Veeam User Group to become a member and stay updated on upcoming VUG mee
Morning!In the latest “The Word From Gostev”, Anton Gostev has announced that the v11a platform update should be entering early availability this week. Normally you’d have to engage with Veeam support to receive this as a download but based on what appears to be a lack of engagement with this method (Anton stated they were never happy with the number of downloads yielded via this method), Veeam are looking to release the new updates during EA status via the Veeam R&D forums. If you’ve been living under a rock and you’re not aware of them, these are at https://forums.veeam.com To download the update you’ll need to go to the relevant product section of the forum.I’ll update this post when the EA downloads become available.Update:Thanks to @Mildur we know the updates will be available via the normal update threads on the R&D forums. When the downloads are available you’ll be able to find them here: Veeam B&R | Release Notes | Latest CUVeeam ONE | Release NotesVeeam Backup for
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