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Hi, I realised that nobody has ever mentioned the Veeam Custom Search tool on the community hub, and I wanted to make sure everyone knows that this tool exists. http://vee.am/VeeamCustomSearchFirstly, what is it?It’s a custom search engine powered by Google that focuses on delivering results from the various Veeam resources.The primary page of that link is deceptively simple, to the point you might think the page hasn’t loaded, you’ll just get a search bar that will present search predictions based on Veeam searches.Once you’ve searched is where the magic happens, you’ll see results from a variety of Veeam focused sites. Such as the R&D forums, the Helpcenter, whitepapers, KB articles, news room, blogs, videos, GitHub, and success stories.You can use this to filter down what type of content you’re after, and easily find what you’re looking for across the various sources of information that Veeam have available. Give it a try the next time you can’t find what you’re looking for, it
I’m looking at my Veeam B&R and all of my VMs show backed up and they even show restore points. You can see from the attached pic that my VM has 10 restore points. I’ve even done a restore from one of the restore points and it is in fact the VM from 5 days ago. Now, in Veeam ONE, when I look at my protected VMs report, I see zero VMs as protected no matter what time frame I select. My “other” reports that I run look accurate, but my protected VM report literally shows all of my VMs as unprotected, meaning no backups or no restore points for the RPO. It sure seems like I’m missing something. Only just now looking at reporting so hoping for some guidance here. Thank you
Well, I certainly can’t plan for when Fun Friday falls on April Fools, but here we are. So, everyone, I invite you to share your April Fools stories here, but also, I invite you to share recent stories that you WISH were April Fools. April Fools:A UK ISP has announced their retirement of their IPv6 ‘trial’ after 20 years, citing ‘colons just don’t belong in IP addresses’: https://www.aa.net.uk/etc/news/ipv6-end-of-trial/ Not April Fools:https://www.dyson.co.uk/newsroom/dyson-zone (announced 30th March)
Most of you probably already know or have heard this statement: Snapshots are not backups! Just last week a German hosting provider did lose 1500 snapshots because of failing hardware. And who hasn’t experienced some horror stories about (forgotten) VMware snapshots. Because of that I wanted to highlight this with a dedicated blog post. What is a snapshot? In general a snapshot is a frozen point in time state of a certain system or data. While we're often referring to snapshots in case of virtual machines, there are other variations like storage or file snapshots. For virtual machines, snapshots set the virtual disks to read only state and redirect all changes to a different disk file(the details may differ depending on the hypervisor). They can be used for quick rollbacks or during VM backups. Normally those are only created temporarily(or at least the should). Storage or file snapshots can be used for versioning and can also be replicated to different systems; those tend to have a lo
I’ll try and post a little pop quiz question each day, hope to hear from many of you. Did you know the answer? Did you look it up in the documentation? Did you try it in a lab? Please share some details along with your answer.The backup job has been configured with the forever forward incremental backup mode and the full retention has already been achieved. An on-demand sandbox has been started with the Keep application group running feature. What will happen to the on-demand sandbox if it is still running when the backup job starts and completes on the next backup run?
I’ve used Veeam Backup & Replication V10 solutino; have File-level-backup jobs, Synthetic full backup, local repo, and use Optimal Data Compression.My issue is, High and Extreme Data Compression does not compress The Backup.my backups took massive sotrage, why is the compression not working?
Today’s Fun Friday question comes from @Kseniya (Thank you!):What’s the craziest/weirdest “Secret Santa” gift you’ve ever received? If you don’t celebrate Christmas or just don’t have any good stories, feel free to share any other noteworthy gifts!My weirdest one, I was once given a mini cactus, and a toilet roll!
Although there is a lot of great content out there, sometimes you may just be stuck and not sure what your next steps should be.I’ve been planning some YouTube live Q&A/Study group sessions and wanted to check if there would be any interest in such a format from the good folks here?
As many know last year I wrote a book on Veeam v10 and you can see the post here -Veeam Book - Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 10Also you can check my blog - https://just-virtualization.tech as well I have since been approached and will be updating it to Version 11 this year to hopefully get it out way before v12 hits. I will be putting in all the new features and updating much of the content to focus around v11. Also some things will be removed.I wanted to ask those that read my book if there are any improvements or things you might want to see in this version of the book. It will be nice to see some community feedback.
IBM has announced three LTO-9 tape drives for usage in tape library TS4500. The drives are available from September 10th 2021 IBM LTO-9 models F9C, F9S, and S9C are designed for the heavy demands of backup and archive tape storage, and can help improve data center economics. The number of tape drives, cartridges, and associated floor space may be reduced with LTO-9 models, delivering higher performance and greater capacity as compared to IBM LTO-8 tape drive models.IBM LTO-9 features help improve performance and reliability:Native data transfer rate of up to 400 MBps for full-height (FH) tape drives LTO Generation 9 media specification tape cartridge compressed capacity of up to 45 TB (18 TB native) 8 Gbps Fibre Channel dual-ported drive attachment on models F9C and F9S 12 Gbps dual-ported SAS attachment on model S9C A 1 GB internal buffer Support for media partitioning and self-describing tape with IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition LTO-9 encryption support Open Recommended Acces
As many of you know I am updating my previous book - Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication v10 to v11. As of today the book is ready for anyone that wants to pre-order it. Please ignore the release date of May 10, 2022 as the book will be released hopefully in late January or early February and this date will change. Order below:Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication v11
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.
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
Hi, We are using Veeam to back up our on Prem HyperV VMs with no problem. This is working like a dream. What we urgently need to do is restore a VM to AWS EC2 that we can RDP onto.Ive tried this but when I start the EC2 instance RDP just doesnt work…. Some backgroundWe have an on-prem domain mydomain.local with two physical host servers that contain around 9 VMsThis onprem set up is also covered by Forticlient VPNIn AWS we have a VPC (for example myVPC) with a public and private subnets. Im able to spin up new EC2 instances into both subnets and connect them to our domain and login with a mydmomain\User for example with no problem. The issue is when restoring a VM to EC2 via Veeam to our public subnet - there is no way I can RDP to it. Ive checked that the security group has RDP 3389 listening but no joy. I cant imagine that Im the only person who has tried to do this???? Does anyone have any advice or walkthrough on this? As it’s really giving me a massive headache! Many than
One of my clients (public sector) has high security requirements for his IT environment – including backup and storage.I found the following statement from VEEAM about the used encryption standards and methods in Veeam Backup and Replication:“Veeam Backup & Replication supports the following encryption standards and methods:Data EncryptionTo encrypt data blocks in backup files and files archived to tape, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the 256-bit AES with a 256-bit key length in the CBC-mode. This is designed to support the FIPS 140-2 standard. More information around that standard can be found here. As a part of Veeam Backup & Replication’s ability to generate a key based on a password, it uses the Password-Based Key Derivation Function, PKCS #5 version 2.0 as a part of NIST Publication 800-132. Veeam Backup & Replication uses 10,000 HMAC-SHA1 iterations and a 512-bit salt. More information can be found here. Veeam Backup & Replication uses the following hashing a
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