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Hi,I’m a bit confused about the difference of old Veeam forum and new community discussion board. I just posted in old forum, but as it’s not allowed to post log file content there, I’ll give it a try here too. I'm setting up our first Linux based backup repository based on Apollo 4510 server (Veeam 10). Now the jobs have different kind of errors. Before I open a case I wanted to know if those problems are known issues with an easy workaround. This all seems to be related to load, as it happens only when multiple backups are running. But there is not much CPU load and no errors in the usual linux logs.#1 at this time backup jobs were writing active fulls with 1,5GB/s over LAN to the server, CPU was 90% idle (52 cores). Nothing interesting in /var/log messages.[15.05.2021 15:19:27] <326> Error Failed to upload file D:\Veeam\Backup\VeeamAgent64 to /tmp/VeeamAgent0bc9a8bd-ebd8-44b8-a373-44510aefd89f[15.05.2021 15:19:27] <326> Error Failed to find terminal prompt: timeout occ
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
Yes, it is no backup topic. But because we discussed a reason for my testing here already:I thought it could be interesting. In this post I investigate what happens when a VMware vSphere ESXi host loses its boot device. This device is meant to be a persistent device. For non-persistent devices like USB- and SD-card, behavior is quite clear: whole ESXi OS runs in memory, no mass-write operations should be directed to the device. When it breaks, ESXi isn’t missing it and keeps running.With a persistent device I was convinced that ESXi would die when it broke. BUT: ESXi survives. Not such a clean behavior like with non-persistent devices, but it survived. Reason for testingThere is a concrete reason for this testing. I want to answer the question, if it is safe to boot a ESXi host from a single disk. No Raid, just a single disk connected to a HBA. This would be an additional option for ESXi boot device. Why? Because VMware and other server vendors do not recommend to use non-persistent bo
I would be interested to know which tool for IT infrastructure you use for your or your customers environment. Here is a completely unsorted list of tools I use frequently in various environments:PowerShell with various modules like VMware PowerCLI (by the way, version 12.3 was released today) and Veeam VBR. RVtools. I think this is a widely known and used tool. Get a very detailed inventory of your vSphere environment within a few mouse-clicks. New version 4.1.2 was released yesterday. Brocade SANHealth. I think, this tool is not that well known. For me, it is THE tool for Fibre Channel fabric documentation. Just install the tool, put in data of FC switches, capture date. Then upload to brocade (respectively Broadcom). After a few hours you get a link to a extremely detailed, fully automatically generated documentation (Excel und Visio). As an alternative to putty, I prefer MobaXterm. There is a free and a paid version. It offers features like sending commands to multiple sessions
Greetings everyone, Veeam Backup for Azure v3 is finally GA, meaning that you can go ahead and download it directly from the Azure Marketplace.Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure can now back up and restore SQL databases running either on a SQL Server or as an Azure SQL Managed Instance. A flexible policy-based schedule allows Azure users to perform database-consistent backups via pre-configure staging servers. The resulted backup file (BACPAC) can be used as a backup or an opportunity to test out any changes to SQL databases avoiding the interaction with the production servers.Veeam Backup for Azure v3 - Video Deep-Dive including What's new, Deployment, Configuration, and Veeam Backup and Replication v11a IntegrationIf same as me, you like the video tutorials, with a description of what's new, a deep-dive, and now even with the sections on the video to move between them, look no further, I have prepared for you a 30 minutes video with everything you need to know: Veeam Backup for Azure v
Live Optics allows you, your Dell EMC technologists, or Dell EMC partner consultants to understand vital information about your Veeam environment. Live Optics provides you with a simple process to upload your Veeam database backup and present your data in a clear and understandable way, so that you can make informed decisions to optimize your backup infrastructure.Your Veeam database backup will usually be a file with a .bak extension. Sometimes, due to common community based knowledge, the files have a .dmp extension.Pre-RequisitesThe following list is are required to follow the instructions below.You are a user with Administrative access to Veeam You have downloaded the latest version of the Live Optics Collector InstructionsTo create a SQL backup for Veeam, see the following Veeam KB article:https://www.veeam.com/kb1471?destination:https://www.veeam.com/kb1471=?x-clickref=1100ld5oeEIGNote: There is no need to further .zip or compress the file. The Live Optics collector will do th
In this Link https://bp.veeam.com/vbo/ you can find everything related to:Best Practice Guide for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365This guide is intended to provide best practices for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. It is not meant as a full documentation or detailed explanation of features. Please refer to the Veeam Help Center for this kind of documents.The best practice guide is inteded for professionals who search for a best practice answer to different topics. To allow deeper understanding of why we recommend specific best practices we add deeper information on the topics where applicable.Be aware that a best practice is not the only answer available. It will fit in the majority of cases but can also be totally wrong under different circumstances. Make sure you understand the implications of the advised best practices or ask someone who does. This time we will seeConfiguration Maximums This section covers the supported VBO configuration maximums. Numbers might vary depe
Hey! Just like in March when @regnor posted about the Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge, Microsoft are back again with their November 2021 edition! Didn’t see regnor’s post? Check it out here:The exam list is different this time and the options are:MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams MS-720: Microsoft Teams Voice Engineer MD-100: Windows 10 MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops MB-210: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales PL-400: Microsoft Power Platform Developer AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure AZ-800: Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure AZ-801: Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services MB-330: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst SC-300: Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator SC-400: Microsoft Information Protection AdministratorThe challenge starts on the 2nd November and runs until the 3
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
The new year starts very well...with a new problem in regards to Office 365 backup.Since 01/01/2022 teams backup could fail with the following error:Failed to process team: XYZ Organization (ID: XYZ) which the team (ID: XYZ) belongs to not found.Veeam is aware of this problem and currently preparing a hotfix for this issue. If you want to be among the first to receive the fix, then open a support case. If you can wait, I will update this post as soon as the fix is publicly available.For further information see the following R&D forums post:https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-for-office-365-f47/o365-backups-fail-since-1-1-2022-01-00-t78479.html#p439853 Update #1:The Hotfix is now available via SupportThe hotfix for the latest 5d CP2 (build 18.104.22.1681) has been provided to support.Update #2:The fix is now available through this KB; only for the latest VBO build at the moment (Thanks @JMeixner):https://www.veeam.com/kb4268Update #3:The hotfix has been replaced with a cumulative patc
Doc Veeam validatorKB2086: How to Use the Veeam Backup ValidatorVeeam Backup Validator - Veeam Backup Guide for vSphere It is essential to verify the status of the backups at the CRC level on the storage and the possibility of restoring them via Surebackup.During the wizard for creating a backup job you can enable "Storage backup files healt check (detect and auto-heals corruption. https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/backup_health_check.html?ver=110I prefer to automate the validation process to have a detailed report every 2 weeksCopy past and save .ps1 format <#.SYNOPSIS Performs a validation of all server backups.DESCRIPTION .NOTES File Name : veeam_validator.ps1 Author : Me and my colleague Prerequisite : PowerShell V2 , VeeamPSSnapIn installed#>#------------------------------------------ VARIABLES TO CHANGE -------------------------$email_infoTO = "email@example.com"$email_infoFrom = "$($env:COMPUTERNAME)@ yourdomain.com "$email_
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
Hi, I have configured a backup job on all Teams and on first run, i am alerted the mailbox is already being protected by another job. 11-12-2020 11:04:59 :: Processing mailbox XXX completed with warning: Mailbox is already processed by another job This is correct, as i have a backup job doing backup of all mailboxes every 4 hours. What is best pracgtice? To do complete Teams backup including the mailbox in one job, and on another job do all my mailboxes and exclude the Teams mailboxes? As of now where i have the Teams mailbox backup done by another job, how would a Team site restore be done? RegardsRobert
Greetings, today I wanted to share with you some amazing news. I am talking about an unofficial Veeam icon library for Excalidraw.Excalidraw is a tool that helps you draw technical diagrams with a great hand-made look, made every diagram much more user-friendly, as it really looks like if somebody has drawn it with their own hands.After a few months, and many nights on this, I have finished adding around 60+ Veeam unofficial shapes in total that have been carefully created inspired by the official shapes. Sorry to repeat myself, but again, these shapes are unofficial and not linked in any way to Veeam Software, use them, edit them, change them as you like.How do the Veeam unofficial shapes for Excalidraw look like?These are all the icons I made manually, they are ready to use, and I hope they are enough for your diagrams:How to Import the Veeam unofficial Excalidraw Icon LibraryThe process could not be simpler, open Excalidraw on the browser of your choice, remember that Excalidraw doe
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
Hi All. Hope you great. I most likely corrupted my veeam DB after upgrade. Even after repository re-scan my Veeam B&R is upset with my default repository. I recall there was a regedit command to force veeam to rebuild its DB. If anyone can help I will really appreciate it. Here is the error as attached.I would love to solve this. If anyone can assist.
At Veeam, community has always been an important part of our culture and development. As we want to foster even deeper engagement that rewards our customers and partners for the role you’ve played in our success, we are excited to announce the launch of the NEW Community Program, Veeam Legends. Veeam Legends are Veeam users and 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, drive local Veeam User Groups and can also influence development of Veeam products and solutions. Apart from that, Veeam Legends are always eager to help their peers and get connected with other community members.Become a Veeam Legend and get exclusive access to:NFR licenses, private betas and prelaunch briefings Veeam R&D insights Veeam Legends swag An invite to the private Veeam Legends group And more!Be an active p
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Hi all,from Gostev's Veeam R&D Forums Digest, report a new threat targeting ESXi hostsSecure your VMware ESXi hosts against ransomware in 3 simple steps! (truesec.com) Linux version of HelloKitty ransomware targets VMware ESXi servers (bleepingcomputer.com)
I ask this question which I think is very important starting from the thread in the forum veeam .There is a best practices in a small environment (<4TB) about using only synthetic full backup, active full backup or both togheter alternating?What do Veeam recommend, since synthetic is selected by default?Use only Synthetic full lead to risks in terms of reliability and consistency of backups?On the other hand, using active full requires a lot of space in repository.I ask you Veeam gurus.
Sometimes you just want to do a quick test which requires S3.You can in seconds flat setup a Minio instance on your laptop for this purpose.Go to Minio’s download page: Run the Powershell command as shown in the instructions: Minio will be downloaded: The instructions on the Minio page say to set a username and password. I did this below but when I brought up Minio it still had the default password. Create a directory where your test buckets will reside: Now run the server: As you can see the root user was still the default minioadmin and password minioadmin but for testing purposes we can leave that, or you can login and make the change. Go to your browser and type your laptop ip address in the url and port 9000 http://your ip:9000 Login and create a bucket by pressing the circled button in the lower right: Bucket created you are ready to go!! Keep in mind this is an http S3 setup. For testing VBR capacity tier offload you would need to use https or use a registry key in Veeam
Hello community,I have an issue with a file to tape backup in combination with the usage of VSS.I have to copy the files of the RMAN Backups to tape. The backup files of the RMAN and SAP plugins are not recognized as backup Jobs with the tape jobs, so I have to copy them as files and not as jobs.The RMAN backups are running 24/7 - so there are some open files every time the copy job runs. And therefore I have activated the usage of VSS in the file to tape backup job.Every time the job runs an VSS error is given - "Shadow copy provider vetoed the operation"I did not find useful information to this error.Does anyone have some idea why VSS is not working properly? A reboot did not help. On the drive is enough free space (around 62,5 TB free of 105 TB total).
More and more customers are aware of the fact that 1 copy of their backups is not longer enough . Yes!I always recommend to my customers and colleagues to implement the golden rule 3-2-1-1-0 (see my blog post : 3-2-1-1-0 Golden Backup Rule | Veeam Community Resource Hub).The thing I want to highlight is having 1 copy offsite and being airgapped - immutable at the same time! Veeam delivers here 2 important possibilities : using a copy job to a service provider offering VCC using object storage with the copy mode in the SOBR capacity tierIn this post the move mode in the SOBR capacity is being ignored.Also using an object storage appliance on-premises is being ignored. The purpose of this post is knowing the similarities and differences between the two possibilities I already mentioned. Why? Because customers and colleagues often ask me why they should choose a copy job to our VCC instead of using object storage at a public cloud provider like Azure or Amazon.I have a list of 10 simil
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