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Happy Friday! Today I’d like to talk about technology. Whether software or hardware, it’s amazing the ways that it revolutionises our lives. I recently came across some technology I’d love to share, and get your own tech & stories. The technology I’m going to share is called Bionic Reading. It is a technology focused on complimenting the brain’s reading process, by guiding the eyes through text with artificial fixation points, such as bold text or different font sizing. It has been especially well received by people diagnosed with ADHD due to its ability to retain attention of the reader for longer. I’ve found this handy when used with technical documentation or other text heavy works, to avoid eye fatigue. Bionic Reading is available as an API, a traditional document converter tool is available, a Chrome extension to process websites for Bionic Reading, and then API is integrated into multiple RSS Reader apps such as Lire, Reeder 5 and Fiery Feeds. I’ve purchased Reeder 5 and foun
Some kind of funny: A new kind of ransomware was found in India. It does not demand a ransom but donations like: new clothes to homeless, feed kids in branded pizza outlets and provide financial help to anyone who needs urgent medical attention but cannot afford it. If victims can proof good actions, they receive decryption kid. Please don't misunderstand, I am still against cyber attacks like Ransomware, but at least the needy here have something out of it.https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/news/goodwill-ransomware-detected-in-india-makes-victim-donate-to-poor-provides-financial-help-to-needy-patients/articleshow/91736850.cms
Morning, I’ve noticed that Veeam have slightly amended the end of sale date for existing customers seeking to purchase new socket licenses. Previously, Veeam Availability Suite, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup Essentials and Veeam ONE were all due to migrate to support renewal only for socket based licensing on the 1st July 2022. This is changing slightly. Veeam ONE and Veeam Backup Essentials will still be committed to this date, however Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Availability Suite additional licenses will still be purchasable for existing socket customers through to the 1st January 2023. If you believe you’ll need additional socket licenses and have no intention of moving to VUL (you really should though if you can), be sure to factor these deadlines into your purchasing timelines!
I was wondering if anyone have a nice Word-template I could use for reporting the results of disaster recovery tests. It doesnt need to be created dynamically from the data of the test. The report is meant for the board members and the CEO on a higher level. So its basically just a nice, clean layout (of course a Veeam logo somewhere...) but also look professional.
Hey guys,Now we all know the backup workflow for Veeam. During backup workflow Veeam instructs the client to create a snapshot. But I have seen in customer environments where backup jobs have resulted in failure or warnings where it says not enough space to create snapshot. What is the recommended solution for this outcome?
Probably you’ve heard the rumors or news already, but today Broadcom announced that it’s going to acquire VMware.https://investors.broadcom.com/news-releases/news-release-details/broadcom-acquire-vmware-approximately-61-billion-cash-and-stockI personally don’t know what to think about this, but I don’t have any positive feelings about the future of VMware. After they were split of from Dell I was hoping that things would get better, especially their quality. But now being merged with Broadcom (they’re going to rebrand as “VMware”) I’m not sure what we can expect from them.What do you say about this? Anything positive or negative about this?
Hello, I want to ask about something belongs to Veeam Backup & Replication 11 Community EditionI had a machine with total size 4.3 TB on vCenter and all disks are on vCenter Datastore, I had to restore it yesterday to a specific old backup and hit enter and this deleted all current VM and started to restore from the old backup after that I got a call from the team to stop it (at 1%) and restore to some another old backup but when I was restoring to this one I checked the option Quick Rollback, I know this is not recommended at the current situation but that's what happened.My question now is it going to finish successfully or it will fail ? actually it's now 36% (1.6 TB / 4.3 TB)I just want to make sure it will finish with this checked option (quick rollback) Thanks and Regards,
Microsoft have recently released SQL Server 2019 CU16, and in this blog post I’m calling out a very specific bug that Microsoft have addressed, and the implications this has to business-as-usual operations. Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) & Compressed BackupsMicrosoft have been tracking a bug related to using TDE and compressing backups, impacting both database, and log backup types. Should you attempt to restore a compressed backup of a TDE database, you’ll likely receive a message similar to the below:Msg 3241, Level 16, State 18, LineThe media family on device 'BackupFileName' is incorrectly formed. SQL Server cannot process this media family.Oh dear. This isn’t good! Prior to CU16, Microsoft’s workaround was to simply not compress your backups. Before we proceed any further, I also want to call out that I’ve not yet heard of any examples of Microsoft retrospectively fixing these backups, so if you’re currently in this dangerous scenario, mitigate ASAP. SQL Server 2019 CU16 Re
Hi all,I would like to use Quantum DXi V5000 as deduplication storage appliance Unfortunately, when adding deduplication storage appliance, there is an error message, that there is no Veeam Data Mover service enabled on the virtual storage appliance To enable Veeam Data Mover service I need to install Veeam Data Mover on the appliance…. The issue is that I do not know default root password for Quantum DXi V5000 and adding non-root user to sudoers file didnt help.Is there any option to manually install Veeam Data Mover on linux based machine?
Hi everybody, I just asked my self the question: ‘what will I do when I need to restore my SQL-server-VM and do need to rollforward to the latest state of the database’. Assume you have a vm with a SQL-server. You’re backing up this vm every 5 hours and you have configured a transaction log backup every minute. Now something bad happens inside your vm and you know you have to restore the vm from a restore point the day before - say you cannot access the product vm anymore to keep it simple. Whatever you do (IR, CDP replica, normal replica), your vm runs but the database contains old data, you need to rollforward to the latest backed up transactions. If you just restore you vm with the networks connected, some applications might access the database and would probably insert data - that would be a huge mess. So you’d disconnect the networks, probably login to your vm to delete the database, then connect your networks. Then you could run the instant database recovery added in v11 (I lov
VMware Tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of guests operating systems and seamless user interactions with them. Without VMware Tools installed in your guest operating system, the guest OS will lose some performance functionalities.Impacted Product: VMware Tools for WindowsVmware has released some updates to remediate this vulnerability. The VMware tool can be directly downloaded from the VMware Customer Connect page. Do ensure to select your desired version. It can also be downloaded directly from the VMware Workstation etc.Issue descriptionVMware Tools for Windows contains an XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 5.8.How can this vulnerability be exploited?A malicious actor with non-administrative local user privileges in the Windows guest OS, where VMware Tools is installed, may exploit th
I recently added 4 new “Backup Accounts” to my O365 Organization to assist in a throttling issue I ran into earlier with running my whole organization backup job with no additional Backup Accounts.The Backup Accounts show as Configured with a green check mark.I started my regular whole organization backup but I don’t know how to verify that the added Backup Accounts are doing their job. Do I just look in the Veeam.Archiver.Proxy or Veeam.Archiver.Shell log files found under C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup365\Logs?
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:/
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
If you are like me and can’t turn down something that is free, you should try out the Quantum DXi V5000 Community Edition download. What you get is virtual backup appliance that has all of the features and capabilities that Quantum’s physical DXi dedupe appliance has. What is wicked cool, a New England way of saying “awesome”, is you can store up to 100TB of data on the DXi V5000 using only 5 TB of disk capacity. This is assuming you see the full 20:1 deduplication of your data, so based on your data you might see less than the full 100TB. Like I said, I can’t pass up a good thing that is also free. So, I am going to download the DXi V5000 and install it in my home lab. I will also write a future blog on how to use the DXi V5000 with Veeam. Hope you take a look at the DXi V5000 and find it useful.
Morning all,Am getting this error when trying to push agent to win svr 2012 r2 :Error 1920. Service <display_name> (<service_name>) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.I have tried the solutions given in KB1059 but still fails, anyone with idea how to solve this? Regards,
I’m trying to restore backups from my S3 object storage as EC2 instances in AWS. I’m receiving this error after the EBS snapshot is created:Importing VM Error: Failed to import machine to Amazon EC2: Using an encrypted snapshot as input is not supportedThe reason for this is the “Always encrypt new EBS volumes” setting, which unfortunately is mandatory in my company.Is there a way to work around this?
Hello,I’m trying to restore a Veeam backup from Capacity tier (S3) into an EC2 instance in AWS.However, I’m facing a problem with the proxy instance. Once I start the restore process, the proxy instance is created, but after abou a minute I get an error:“Preparing proxy appliance VM Error: The destination would not be a correct SSH server.”I tried ssh to the proxy, but the connection gets rejected, while connections to other hosts in the same subnet with the same security groups are successful.So I manually created an instance using the same settings Veeam uses for the proxy, same subnet, security groups, AMI, and found that connections are successful, but only a few minutes after instance creation with that particular AMI Veeam chooses for the proxy instance (aws-parallelcluster-3.1.4-ubuntu-2004-lts).Now, the question is, is there a way to configure the AMI, the timeout or the number of SSH retries for the proxy appliance?Thanks!!!
Failed to connect to Veeam Backup and Replication server: How to fix Remote Channel Sink UriNotPublished, remote connection refused, and failed to start the service
Veeam Backup and Replication is comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery solution which is capable of creating image-level backups of virtual, physical servers, cloud machines, and restoration as well. You may encounter the following errors when installing the Veeam backup and replication tool “VEEAM service is unable to start, error 1064: An exception occurred in the service when handling the control request”. Therefore, I will be showing you the steps on how to resolve this issue very quickly. Here is a detailed link to this post.If you are here reading this troubleshooting guide "new Veeam Backup server but then Veeam won’t start", this means you must have recently installed Veeam Backup and Replication Server or must have recently upgraded it. As you can see from the images below, these are some errors I encountered while installing Veeam Backup and Replication in my test environment before deployment.The "Failed to start service / connect to Veeam" and "connection refus
Hello All,I have a VM on standalone Hyper-v 2019 with a backup checkpoint that I can not delete.The checkpoint was created by veeam during backup.There is no opting in the GUI to manually delete the checkpoint.I ran the backup again and it was succesfull however it did not delete the checkpoint.What can I do? the checkpoint is growing quite rapidlly.Version: Veeam Backup 10a Build: 10.0.1.4854 P20201202
Hi there in Virtual World :)Running Veeam 11 - We experienced a complete full “Files to Tape” backup when the daily Tape job ran for the first time after entering Daylight Saving Time (DST) last weekend.ALL files in our backup Disk repository (xx TB) - that means UNCHANGED Veeam backup files from the last 4 months - was all sent to Tape once again - taking several job-runtime days to finish - and filling up a lot of new Tapes, which we needed to supply into the Tape library.Have anybody else experienced similar issues?As far as I have read - Veeam operates in the UCT format - which should not be sensitive due Server time changes or DST - except changes in the local job time schedule:Daylight savings time - Veeam R&D ForumsDaylight saving switch changes job start time - Veeam R&D Forums We didn`t have any other issues running the usual VM Machine jobs to disk.This issue has been raised to the Veeam Support - and it has been escalated to their RnD engineers.So hopefully they wil
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