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In my previous Topic I showed how to use the Veeam Architects Site ,but how does it give us the amount of Cores and memory that the proxy will use? I'll show you … Getting the right amount of processing power is essential to achieving the RTO/RPO defined by the business. In this section, we will outline the recommendations to follow for appropriate sizingWe defineD = Source data in MBW = Backup window in secondsT = Throughput in MB/s = D/WCR = Change rateCF = Cores required for full backup = T/100CI = Cores required for incremental backup = (T * CR)/25Example:Our sample infrastructure has the following characteristics:1,000 VMs 100 TB of consumed storage 8 hours backup window 10% change rateBy inserting these numbers into the equations above, we get the following results.We need to change TB to MB / We need to change Hours to SecsD = 100 TB * 1024 * 1024 = 104,857,600 MB (Source data in MB)W = 8 hours * 3600 seconds = 28,800 seconds (Backup window in seconds)T = 104857600/28800 = 3,6
Update Jan 13th - Latest version available on https://github.com/yetanothermightytool/powershell/tree/master/vbo/vbo-health-checker***It's always recommended to open a support case as soon you're facing an issue with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. But as systems engineers, we somehow always want to know what happens under the hood That's why I started writing a VBO Health Check script which quickly gives some useful information about the health of a Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 setup. The script checks and reports possible issues/misconfigurations: - Backup Job Status per Job / Number of failed job - License expiration date - Check logs if throtthling occured on MS side - Possible slow backup due to slow backup repository - Proxy stuff (min. recommended CPU and Memory) - Check Windows event log for low memory conditions - Logfile with the findingsLogfile gets stored in “C:\Scripts\Veeam\vbo\vbo_healthcheck_<computername>.log”Note: The script is
Hello, I have a Veeam server that backs up a Win server 2016 server located at another location. Veeam connects to this VM over a SDWAN connection (Zerotier) This has worked perfectly for years. All of a sudden, a few days ago, it started failing. I uninstalled all components (Veeam Agent) from the server, then redeployed the agent. I can ping the remote server, install the veeam agent, etc on it. But when I run the job, I get an error: “Error: Failed to connect to remote backup service.” Any ideas what could cause this?
Hello,would you like to receive digital badges for your VMSP, VMTSP, VMCE or VMCA certification - e.g via Acclaim?I think this would be great, you can show your achievement, clients and employers can verify your certifcation online on the Badge Website.An example of an digital badge can be found here:https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/e08d2837-6862-43a1-a57e-44246ab432e3 What do you think? Good idea or nonsense?
Hi, I don’t know if anyone else was aware but @haslund highlighted to me today that the new VMCE 2021 exam is now available for everyone looking to take/upgrade! Information on the training course is available hereInformation on the certification is available here FAQs:Do I need to attend the training course before taking the exam?If you don’t hold a valid VMCE 2020 certification, it is mandatory.If you do have a VMCE 2020 certification, it is recommended but not required.The one exception is if you took the VMCE 2020 class within the last year but have not passed the exam, you can take the VMCE 2021 exam until your class was sat one year ago. Can I still take the VMCE 2020 exam?Whilst Veeam continue to offer it, but it will be discontinued. Do I need to take the VMCE to do the VMCA?No, but it is recommended!Full FAQs from Veeam available here Planning on doing your VMCE/VMCA, or already taken it? Let me know your thoughts!
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
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?
I have just discovered an interesting session in the VeeamON agenda: “Object First Makes Veeam Backups Better”“Object First” is the new company from the Veeam founders Andrei Baronov and Ratmir Timashev!So far there’s not much information available, but according to an interview on vmblog.com (https://vmblog.com/archive/2022/05/06/veeamon-2022-q-a-object-first-will-showcase-how-it-provides-primary-target-object-storage-for-veeam.aspx) we’re going to see an object storage based primary backup repository specifically designed for Veeam Backup.I personally didn’t hear anything about this company before and would have probably missed the session, as it’s already tomorrow and not found in the main agenda.The session will start on Monday at 12:00PM PT or 9:00PM GMT+2. In case you’re also interested, here’s the link to the session: https://web.cvent.com/hub/events/659c08fe-e178-47e3-b354-f251151abefe/sessions/d9ce1628-a7d1-44fb-8684-cb1525ec061eAlso here’s the webpage of Object First: https:/
We’ll be announcing the first intake of 2022 Veeam Legends soon, so get excited! Veeam Legends is a Veeam community program, for data protection industry experts who are passionate about technology, innovation and eager to further develop their career, while sharing their experiences with the community.As avid Veeam users, they participate in various community projects:Blogs and podcasts: Bring your knowledge and expertise to the Veeam community. Never blogged? No worries; you can still contribute. The Veeam Community Hub is open to everyone, whether you are a beginning or experienced writer. Veeam University: Get the knowledge you need to stay current and on top, whether its basic features or advanced functionality. Start FREE on-demand training now! Discussion boards: Join discussions about Veeam community projects, Veeam events, the industry and technology news. Veeam User Groups: Connect with your local Veeam community, share experiences, learn from your peers and expand your netwo
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OK Everyone! Here it is for VeeamON 2022. This is the official Veeam Community Hub Discussion board for VeeamON 2022!!! What is your most-anticipated session?What is your favorite announcement from VeeamON 2021?What stole the show for you?VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE: What works, what didn’t?IN-PERSON EXPERIENCE: What works, what didn’t?
After my last post highlighting the Veeam software that reaches end of support in 2022, I wanted to expand this further and discuss software that Veeam works with that will be approaching end of life in 2022. Why does this matter when I’m just trying to protect the data?Times change, and software changes with them, until it’s no longer supported. At any point, a patch to an operating system, a .NET framework update, or anything else really, could end up with the software no longer being backed up properly, or not working at all in production. Without valid support there’s no process to get a fix, and whilst your backup software may still be in support with Veeam, if the vendor won’t fix the problem, it’s time to start panicking.With this in mind, lets explore the software & operating systems being declared end of life in 2022 so we can start planning our upgrades/migrations if necessary. MicrosoftWe may as well start with one of, or potentially the largest software vendor in the wo
Hello guys 😄Hope everyone are well ! In my side I'm in vacation 🤙. I wanted to share with you some tests done with the beta of Veeam v12 (build 184.108.40.2067) and the incredible new feature backup directly to Object Storage.Object StorageFor my test I used Wasabi as cloud object storage. You can find really great posts about Wasabi:Wasabi is now available in the list of providers when you want to add an object storage repositoryWe have less information to enter, it's appreciable You will find your repository with Wasabi Cloud Storage Type. Backup JobThe advantages of this kind of backup are multiple:Financial: you can use on-prem object storage, object storage can be cheaper than SAN Built-in durability & reliability Reduce hardware to manageLet's take a look at the setup, because there are technical side effects.As usual you select your repository, the GFS part still available and you could configure a backup copy job if necessaryIn the advanced options, it’s simplified ! Bye backu
I am just starting out doing Veeam SQL backups and one thing I found is I need to be able to exclude certain dBs from getting backed up in Veeam. The dBs that I do not want backed up are for dev and the dB is restored to a different server nightly so when a Veeam SQL log backup happens I’m getting the error “Collected SQL Server transaction logs do not match any existing database backup: DatabaseName” which is 100% accurate.I do not take full backups every day so when the logs are getting backed up this particular dB does not have a full associated with the log backups.This dB would not need to get backed up at all.
Hello Veeam, I would like to ask regarding on how to size repository needed for Veeam via http://rps.dewin.me/If customer gave the data size that needs to backup which is 28tb and backup policy must have 2YR retention and the sched will be 24months Full, 4 weekly Full and 7 Daily incremental.So technically I will create a "Backup Copy Job GFS” in Dewin, and will enter 24 in Months the total for that one is 219.2TB, will create another one for weekly will enter 4 in Weekly and total of 44.2 TB, and last for Daily incremental will select "Forever Incremental” and retention will be 7 and total of 31.89 TB. For all type of backup i checked the Refs/XFS, 10% conservative for change rate, and 50% on data left after reduction. So it means i will add the total for all and that is equivalent to 295.29 TB of storage. So i need a total of 295.29 TB with 2YR retention? I think is is too much give that Veeam have dedup/compress features, if you will size can you share the details as well. Thanks
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
Hi all,We all love VEEAM .But why is it called like that?Originally Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov founded Veeam in 2006.They called their company from the phonetic pronunciation of the letters VM (stands for Virtual Machine)!In the meanwhile everybody knows that the company is owned by US Insight Partners and has it’s headquarters in Baar (Switzerland) and in Columbus, Ohio (US). I think that this is too simple, the name V.E.E.A.M. stands for much more... VVirtual Machines / Virtualization. Yes correct, it all started at the beginning with monitoring and reporting for a virtual infrastructure.Virtual machines and virtualization is probably still the most used asset with the veeam products.Versatile. It’s more than clear that Veeam tries to have a solution for every demand, so it has definitely versatile products.Vision. Veeam has a great vision : To be the most trusted provider of Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management! EEliminate Data Loss. VBR brings balance to you
These days I had to troubleshoot poor VMware vSphere SAN transport mode performance during backup with Veeam. Before SAN mode, NDB transport mode was used. NBD outperformed SAN mode totally!Here are some facts about the environment.EnvironmentVMFS volume are hosted by two HPE 3PAR arrays in a synchronous replication configuration (Remote Copy) with Peer Persistence. ESXi hosts are running on different versions. Backup (here: Veeam Backup and Replication) is installed on a dedicated physical host. This host is connected with 10G LAN and a single FC uplink to one out of two fabrics.Backup performanceThe used backup mode in this environment was NDB transport mode. This was because the physical host wasn’t equipped with a FC HBA. To improve backup performance a HBA was installed. To run direct SAN backup, a few configuration steps are necessary:Add MPIO feature to backup server, Configure MPIO for 3PAR by running: mpclaim -r -I -d "3PARdataVV" FC switch zoning, Exporting all LUNs to backu
Hi all. There is the possibility that this weekend I might need to restore all of our domain controllers in our domain (hopefully this does not come to pass). It is not a very active AD domain so hopefully but I might have to go back about 3 weeks to get around a problem.Can someone point me to documentation as to how to do this from within Veeam with all the DCs down? This would mean that no dns resolution will be happening (do I have to create a hosts file on the Veeam server to get around this?).Another hiccup is that for one of the DCs, I notice now that application aware processing has not been turned on so it is going to be restored as just a member server without any special processing for the AD database.Thanks.
Hello Community!For years, I have been Looking for the Perfect Dashboard, using different technologies and approaches, which includes Veeam ONE, Elastic, Splunk, and Grafana. All the mentioned technologies are great for deep visibility, log inspection, capacity planning, etc.But as Veeam has been moving into the right direction of including RESTful API on all products, I finally decided myself to use a combination of Bash Shell Script, InfluxDB, and Grafana.Here it is myself with a Grafana t-shirt I made, on the example monitoring Veeam :) How does all of this looks like?So, if you are wondering how all of this might look, it is indeed quite easy, so on the left we have all sort of Veeam Products, with their RESTful API, in this case:Veeam Enterprise Manager - https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/rest/overview.html?ver=100 Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 - https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/vbo365/rest/overview.html?ver=40 Veeam Backup for Azure - https://helpcenter.veeam.com/
"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
Hi,i work for an MSP where a lot of clients are small businesses still using Shadowprotect. (even larger clients..) not always setup by us, but as we onboard them we want to start converting to Veeam.Certain smaller clients have physical machines acting as the Veeam B&R Console + backup repository with WD RED NAS HDD’s (only for the purpose of a backup destination, not a failover/actual backup server - due to $$)I’m trying to design a standard quote to help our sales team for a certain client type that doesn't mind spending a bit more money.Thinking of a Lenovo SR250 Maybe?? as the “entry level” Veaam setup(virtualised). (if clients require faster recovery against host failure of their production servers then a custom quote would be created for more of a 1:1 setup)I just want something that will still allow for replication failover (run replicas decently)So consider this, most these clients have a Domain controller VM, File Server VM, and MAYBE exchange VM.The backup server host wo
Hi,after backuping ubuntu ever since without problems, the first fresh installed ubuntu 22.04 came up with this warning message in our latest veeam b&r 11: Failed to index guest file system. mlocate was not found. As since ubuntu 22.04 the package mlocate is just a transitional package to plocate, there is no mlocate binary.So I did a ln -s plocate mlocate and expected the message to be gone - but it keeps reporting, that mlocate was not found. updatedb and locate do not show any errors:root@ubuntu2204:/var/log# updatedb -Vupdatedb (plocate) 1.1.15Copyright (C) 2007 Red Hat, Inc. All rights reserved.This software is distributed under the GPL v.2....root@ubuntu2204:/var/log# locate -Vplocate 1.1.15Copyright 2020 Steinar H. Gunderson...So whats to do now?
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