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Bit OT with regard to Veeam itself. I was wondering how you handle lots and lots of passwords and other sensitive information. I’m primarily interested in whether you use/consider safe for use low-cost and/or “small” solutions like password keepers (bitwarden seems nice enough). Assume a single user in an organization that has to protect data like this.One one hand these apps look nice. On the other hand, security-wise they are not PGP replacements at all, trading ease of use for security.
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.
Somewhat not Veeam related, but I figured there is a good group of folks in here to ask. Earlier we were discussing the largest VM’s we backup in VBR, and I noted that I was looking for maybe a solution to for offloading large amounts of archive data to Wasabi, but still wanting to access the data as a share. I sent a quick message over to my Wasabi rep and he referred me to the Wasabi Cloud NAS service which I do actually remember hearing about a few weeks ago but forgot about. Does anyone have any practical experience with it?And to keep it Veeam related, I was going to ask if anyone had any experience with how to back the service up, although when creating this post, I got a suggested topic…..which is only 6 days old and yet I missed it!But protecting 50TB of data is pretty expensive when using NAS backups, and for archive data that rarely access, so I’m thinking deploy the Veeam Agent for Windows on the server and backup up that volume that way…..though it would need to be teste
Here’s one to find out who has the largest backup in the forums. Currently my largest server I backup is 45.1TB. The largest one I had backing up was 115TB. It took a while but worked fine. I’ve been working on splitting it up in to multiple file servers to allow more concurrent streams to our backup/tape jobs.
Have a new Veeam server for a client. Got everything setup and ready to go, but ended up needing to change the hostname for the server itself. No worries. I’ve done that many a time. Business as usual...except afterward, the Veeam Backup Service refused to start not matter what I did. Rebooted the server, tried manually starting it, ran Windows update, change to Auto Start without delay. Nothing worked. My gut was telling me the hostname change was the cause of this, but I just wasn’t sure.Then I found this magical article by our very own, MicoolPaul, and it was exactly what I needed. The hostname change was indeed the issue. Veeam was trying to connect to a SQL database using a hostname that no longer existed...because we changed it! I manually changed the hostname prefix for the SQL DB using the Veeam Configuration Data Connection Settings tool, and this seems to have done the trick! Thank you so much @MicoolPaul! You are wonderful!
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
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
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
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
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.
I just want to share two tips for the VBR console that can make life simpler. Both of them are related to the live job protocol. I made two GIF files to illustrate them better.Historic viewFirst is to show not just the current running respectively last run, but also log of all previous runs. This can easily be done be using left and right courser keyswithin the log viewer. This looks like this: Last 5 minutes vs. all time performanceSecond is to simply switch performance graph between last 5 minutes and all time view. This can be done by just clicking into the graph. I hope you find this useful as me!
I have scheduled a year end backup and it’s not working as expected. What I have done is grabbed all of my VMs and set them to backup at 10PM on the last Friday of the month of December. See screen grab.What is happening is that it’s running on odd and random days. For example, the year end backup started on Sept 4 at 4:51AM. It’s not chained to any other job. It’s not scheduled to run at any time other than what is shown in the screen grab, but that’s three months in a row that’s the job has fired off at random times during the month.Anyone seen this before or have any thoughts?PS: Let me add that both jobs show scheduled to run again on Oct 10 of this year!
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
Thought I’d quickly post this to end the week. Our current backup strategy utilises a virtual tape library with GFS with tapes periodically expiring after a set retention period. When tapes are archived to the vault, even though they will expire, the data is still recoverable when the tape is retrieved. Anyway, we needed to recover a folder that our user remembers working on quite a long time ago but was no longer able to find it. A quick look on the Veeam B&R Tape Infrastructure tab to determine which tapes were required, perform retrieval, import the tape, retrieve the data and folder recovered. Could not be simpler. Have a good weekend!
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
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
Again, we have a cool opportunity to win some cool gadMicrosoft Ignite is an annual conference for developers and IT professionals hosted by Microsoft.gets. Register with Veeam for a chance to win a Canon Camera or other great prizes, and a Free T-Shirt. Enter To Win Great Prizes with the following registration link: https://bit.ly/veeamplusmicrosoft After registering, do not forget to share on Social Media to gain extra entries, make sure to use the following hashtag #VeeamatMicrosoftIgnite2022. This piece was shared on the following link1 and link2.For some of us that are not so familiar with this event, Microsoft Ignite is an annual conference for developers and IT professionals hosted by Microsoft. You can register via the the following link: https://register.ignite.microsoft.com/.By registering any participating in the event, you will be able to explore the latest innovations, learn from product experts and partners, level up your skillset, and create connections from around the
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!
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
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 ????
The roadmap for LTO tape has been extended up to generation 14 which is projected to store up to 576TB of uncompressed data and a unbelievable amount of 1440TB of compressed data on one tape.It will be interesting to see if this can be realized and the capacity be doubled with each of the coming generations...See more here:https://www.lto.org/2022/09/lto-program-announces-extension-to-the-lto-tape-technology-roadmap-to-generation-14/
I’m curious how long you all wait to update to the latest version, firmware, or software release in your production systems. For me, I would say I am on the early end of the spectrum, but I usually try and roll things out to TEST first if I can and verify for a few days. This doesn’t always work as there are times it won’t fully mirror PROD. VMware is one I’ll try and wait a little bit due to some pretty significant issues in the past I have had with host failures. Being extremely critical infrastructure downtime isn’t allowed AT ALL for us. Another thing I use to decide is the support I get. With Veeam, I have had so many good experiences I am confident they will resolve my issue. I also tend to keep my config backups and having to reinstall once or twice it’s quite doable in a pinch.
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