News, guidelines and various community projects
Most of you know vSphere 6.5 and vSphere 6.7 will end of general support in 15-Oct-22. You must upgrade vSphere 6.x to 7.0 before 15-Oct-22. What problems did you encounter during the upgrade process?VMware KB (End of General Support for vSphere 6.5.x and vSphere 6.7.x is on October 15, 2022 (89305))https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/89305
Hello,I’m trying to add a Cluster object in a new Protection Group as `Microsoft Active Directory Objects` and at the credentials tab when I click on `Test Now` I get this error.9/23/2022 5:19:21 PM :: Processing Microsoft failover cluster XXXX.XXX.local Error: Failed to get cluster nodes
I am a keyboard junkie - use keystrokes rather than reach for the mouse if I can.I love Veeam’s use of the F1 keybind in any dialog window of Veeam Backup Console will bring you to the Helpcenter web page document specific to that dialog.I was playing around in the Job Session - detail window pane and you can use CTRL+A and then CTRL+C or right click any line or just white space in that pane and Copy to Clipboard.The resultant line(s) will be available to be pasted as text to your text/word/email application.Great. 💡 What about in the wider other views of Veeam Backup Console. 🤔When I have been wanting to show someone overview of Repositories I would screengrab... switch to the view and press WIN+SHIFT+S (brings up Windows Snipping Tool) drag select and then switch to application and press CTRL+VMaybe screengrab is not best for say something that might later on want to be searchable. Certainly OCR and the like have become more quicker and much easier available. Take Microsoft OneNote
I’ve just seen VMware has announced a revision to their expected release date of vSphere & vSAN 8, and for the right reasons! The VMware vSphere 7.0 Legacy I won’t go on a bashing spree of VMware vSphere 7 release, but… it wasn’t good. The highlights of which include aggressive wear & tear, and subsequent killing of, SD cards and lower durability storage. Additionally, VMware had to temporarily pull some v7 U3 releases due to Quality Assurance (QA) issues.With the issues mentioned above being part of the story of the infamous v7 release history, I felt positive when my RSS reader pulled [UPDATE: Link has been pulled by VMware] this article [/UPDATE] from VMware this morning. In summary, General Availability (GA) of vSphere & vSAN 8.0 have both been pushed to the 11th October 2022, with VMware specifically calling out addition time wanted for QA. [UPDATE] As this link has been pulled, I can't confirm if this is still VMware's proposed date, or if it was a placeholder. [/UPDA
Happy Friday Everyone! This week I took part in some Kasten partner training, which I’ve got to admit, was pretty awesome.It got me thinking, how ‘ready’ is the data protection community for Kubernetes? For this I shall bring back one of my favourite Community Hub features, THE POLL! So please, answer honestly, it’s anonymous after all! And contribute to the conversation with anything you may have achieved in Kubernetes you might be proud of, whether it’s the creation of your first lab environment, your first data protection policy live & working, the creation of your own blueprint, whatever it is, I’d love to hear it!
In this week’s episode @Madi.Cristil and @Rick Vanover recap the activity - and they broke the rule. Such a good, disciplined run, but all good things come to an end. Dialing in from California with a makeshift hotel room standing desk (AKA @Geoff Burke style minus the fan), Rick and Madi share this week’s highlights. Watch the video here:The LinksVia @MicoolPaul Via @olivier.rossi Via @victorwu Via @MicoolPaul Special Department NewsVia @mkevenaar VUG Netherlands End of Year MeetupWho’s NewA big welcome to the +71 new members!Coolest usernames this week: @IronMikie @Grinny @ITInfrastructure @TomTom @sulphite.developer @Edstock and @darkhat Additionally a big welcome to all the new users:@gabethematthews @Kmac55 @Grinny @josephgengler @logival @DosDroit @CED Comune di Giussano @TimoK @VNR-LF @Tony Cross @OBouchard @ajayparekh @sumitkumar @Pankaj @danevald @apatrick87 @Kochkin @fwiese @Iani Ianev @Tinux @dinge @WU-ADMIN @mandoerik @AHL @JohnnyB @Cristian C Murro @BobF @JHawkins @TomTom
hello,i have two Vmware Clusters now both in 6.7 version i want to upgrade to 7 version but for some hardware reaseans i can’t upgrade replication cluster. i already have a replication job in veaam replicate VMs from the master cluster to the replication cluster, my question is if i upgrade the master cluster to 7 version is the replication will work ????
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.
Can anyone point me in the direction of a best practices/recommended process for doing maintenance on VBO repos, for example doing hardware maintenance on the VBO repo server, and want to move the data to another storage location, either temporarily or permanent migration?Seem to be running into a lot of Jetdb errors, after we tried to figure out the best process
Hi everyone, For a possible upcoming project on the Veeam Community Hub I am looking for someone who has a feeling with Automation. While I cannot share much about the project just yet, I am looking for someone that would have time to assist me and probably someone else in organizing events, blogs, content etc. Please reach out to me with an DM if you are interested
According to this KB https://www.veeam.com/kb4264 I successfully configured restore to AWS EC2 via endpoints and VPN. So I can restore VM from vsphere to EC2 via VPN.And now I have question :)Is it possible to make restore from EC2 to on premise via VPN, not thounght Internet?
Alt Text: Header Image with the text “In the Lab With: Veeam”, subheading “Breaking the Consolidaiton/Merge Stalemate For VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V”Have you ever seen a snapshot/checkpoint fail to merge? Maybe VMware vSphere was telling you that a virtual machine required consolidation, or Microsoft Hyper-V reported that the checkpoint couldn’t be merged. Whatever the reason, it’s a painful situation.Or should I say, it’s a painful situation, ONCE you notice! And IF you don’t, you have a disaster approaching. Why Snapshots/Checkpoints are bad in the long-term If you need bringing up to speed as to why we don’t like snapshots/checkpoints sticking around, here’s the non-exhaustive, good to know key points:Snapshots/Checkpoints make the original virtual disk a read-only file, and all changes from the snapshot/checkpoint creation point forwards are saved to a ‘delta’ virtual disk. This will consume more storage space. Snapshots/Checkpoints cause increased IO penalties, reducin
Wasabi recently released their Wasabi Cloud NAS offering and you may wonder, like some of the SEs I work with, if Veeam can protect its shares.The answer is: YES, of course!If that is all you need to know then you can stop reading, else keep scrolling down. IntroductionWasabi Cloud NAS is presented as the “Bottomless NAS file storage”.It installs as a service on a windows server and offers a nice and simple UI allowing you to configure your replication and offload policies.Based on these policies, the service will only keep small stub files on local disk. It is 100% transparent to the end user, extremely simple to use and with zero egress/ingress fees from Wasabi, makes for an attractive/interesting NAS solution.How can we protect it? That is what you are about to find out.In this post we will explore some basic backup and restore operations, list some caveats around offline extended file attribute, discuss what happens when you leverage Wasabi Cloud NAS’s file versioning and Complianc
Trying to clean up data from an old backup copy job, after deleting the backup copy job.It’s now showing under Disks(Orphaned) and Object Storage(Orphaned) - All needed restore points are available from Capacity tier(Azure Object storage). No more restore points are available to move to Capacity tier(because all have been moved already).Still multiple TBs are stored on the Performance tier, but if I select Delete from Disk, it tells me it will delete the dependent restore point also in the Capacity tier…? There are 3 restore points available on Performance tier, and 60+ on capacity tier.I would like to keep all restore points in Capacity tier until I manually delete them according to retention policy. Can I say Yes to this, and still have restore points available from Capacity tier?
Hi,Please can you clarify if it is possible will Veeam to do a backup copy job directly to say an AWS bucket, or Azure Blob? We want to move away from using tape, but do not want to implement Veeam Connct and all its associated complexity.Kind regardsAndrew Rycroft
Hi.I use restore from on-premise to aws via veeam. It works perfect but I need option to run scripts on aws after restore. Something like user data on aws ( Specify user data to provide commands or a command script to run when you launch your instance. Input is base64 encoded when you launch your instance unless you select the User data has already been base64 encoded check box. )Is there such a functionality?
Hello, I attempted to upgrade a v4 Veeam Agent (free version -- this is at home) to the latest v184.108.40.20608 and it failed, saying I needed to install Sql Server 2012 Express localdb, which was already there. (FWIW I successfully did this upgrade on two other similar PCs before trying this one.) I tried uninstalling the old version of Veeam and it still failed. I then uninstalled Sql Server Management Objects and CLR Types, trying to get a clean slate. The installer said it was installing the prerequisites, then died again. The logs say that Sql Server installed successfully, but either Veeam just doesn’t think so, or it can’t see it. The “endpoint<timestamp>.log” is showing an exception that just doesn’t say much of anything.[16.09.2022 14:28:53][INFO] Checking presence of Microsoft Universal C Runtime redist.[16.09.2022 14:28:53][INFO] 'ucrtbase.dll' module is found, redistributable is already installed.[16.09.2022 14:28:53][INFO] Checking presence of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Sy
Hello Veeam community!I have been trying to determine best approach for a backup migration from one object storage bucket to another and need some help. My customer has a large amount of data in the 100’s of TB’s of backups and a bucket copy will take 30 days which is too long. They also don’t have the space to pull it all back down locally to copy to the new bucket so that option won't work. I am going to have them setup a new capacity tier in SOBR and start new jobs going to the new bucket. But the issue is the old backups on the old bucket are left orphaned. i need to move some but not all of the backups due to retention policy. I was trying to determine which backup objects are related to which backup jobs but can’t determine backup_id via powershell. my thinking is this would allow me to “grab” the backups that need to be moved to the new bucket. Does anyone have a helpful tip on how to get this accomplished? Thank you!
Happy Friday everyone! So, next month it will have been two years since the Veeam Community Hub was first revealed during VeeamON Update 2020. During this time, there are now over 13.6k users, nearly 20k comments, and over 2.6k topics. Lets take a moment and reflect on those numbers, it’s VEEAMAZING. What’s also amazing is the visibility this platform gives to amazing content, even content that isn’t directly related to Veeam can get hundreds or thousands of viewsExhibit A: Exhibit B:Exhibit C:Now I turn to the community and ask, was there any particular topic or content that you were especially impressed with? Maybe it didn’t get the visibility you thought it deserved at the time and want to re-share it? Whatever the reason, please share your favourite topics below and why you like them! For me, it’s actually this awesome recovery post from @falkob that I wish had got more attention:It’s a scenario we never want, but will inevitably face due to one reason or another, having someone ex
Veeam Community Recap #89Veeam Community Recap #89
In this week’s recap @Rick Vanover and @Madi.Cristil push the limits of early calls and recording on the road! We had a strong set of news to share this week and +41 new members to the Veeam Community. Here is this week’s recap video: The Linksvia @Scottvia @Nico Losschaert via @vNote42 Special Department Newsvia @JMeixner via @Sander Berkouwer Replay here: https://www.enowsoftware.com/webinar/busting-common-microsoft-365-mythsWho’s NewWe are happy to welcome in +41 members to the Veeam Community. The COOLEST USERNAMES this week are: @hackerone @LitlJay @Slowpoke47 and @klasikrkade!Welcome to the new members!@hgirotto @ABDELLATIF EL GAZZANE @Jason Michie @Ludvic Kawaja @Dominic.Schwarz @AndreMJ @hackerone @SWEISS @Marcel van Heemst @Peter van Nimwegen @Etti Jean @Ralf_HD @LitlJay @voarsh @Slowpoke47 @v.singh @angelomaiamp @jack @Gusarmento @jkowalczyk @matt887 @Unitrust @ronanocon1982 @AndiBrandl @ajimmy11 @klasikrkade @hakang @TOLETTI Antony @Domho @Joe Davnpoer @Tom Ward @Rock @La
This looks pretty cool, anyone attending it: https://www.veeam.com/dreamforce-2022.html?utm_campaign=Country:+Global,Creative:+Animated+Banner,Format:+3rd+party+event,Program:+Salesforce,Title:+Dreamforce&utm_source=GlobalNewsletter&utm_medium=socialteam&utm_content=1661998872 ?
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