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What do you miss from your Veeam B&R ?
Hi Folks,It came to my mind long time ago this question, and my answer, but last night after chatting with a friend of mine, the topic came out to the table, so here it comes...What do you miss from your Veeam B&R?And my first answer would be, a Linux Based Appliance, getting rid of the Windows Based Installation at all.I've been "struggling" with this many times, usually people that doesn't want to have a Windows Machine (most of the time, they are full Linux / Unix Infra), or can’t afford a Windows Server License.What do you think? Best regards.Luis.
Warning: Windows Update Breaking Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 VMs on VMware
Evening all!Seeing reports of Windows Update pushing a bad driver for VMware PVSCSI to Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 VMs, it shows as “VMware, Inc. - SCSI Adapter - 126.96.36.199”. Hopefully Microsoft will pull it, just be careful of any patching windows or you may be fishing for old drivers through your backups… or if you’re using SureBackup/SureReplica, if you’ve got a pending Windows Update reboot and it’s a ticking time bomb, you’ll soon know when those VMs fail to boot! Good luck out there!
Contributors needed - Veeam Backup & Replication: Architecture and Design (VMCA) course
Hello Legends/Vanguards in the building,I would like to write about this course (VMCA) on my blog and also share the write up here word to word. If any of you is interested in saying a word (contributing) to the reviewing the Veeam Backup & Replication: Architecture and Design (VMCA) course, please pleat me know. You can share your thoughts in the comment session or send me a message privately. I will collate all information and post it online. I will do a lot of social media promotion on it as well. An opportunity to affect and influence the product, let’s seize it guys!Kindly spare some minutes of your time as this will greatly influence the outcome for many future VMCAs. After reading @MicoolPaul post today “Veeam Legend Experience - Year One Review” I have gotten more points to write on :-) Hello @haslund , can I also reference your videos thread? I can see some of us already contributed in the comment session via this post from @regnor!I will be looking forward to some lines
Veeam B&R 12 "Veeam GCP Service" and "Veeam Kubernetes Service" don't start.
Fresh default install of B&R 12 on Windows Server 2022."Veeam GCP Service" and "Veeam Kubernetes Service" refuse to start. Produce the following error in de System Log:“The Veeam Kubernetes Service service terminated with the following error: An exception occurred in the service when handling the control request.”
I'm Sure You've Head, But If Not...Watch Your SD Cards! with vSphere 7U2!!
For those who don’t go to the VMware forums (another ‘communities’ based vendor website) often, there was finally a VMware employee who somewhat unofficially acknowledged the issue of running ESXi on SD cards, specifically with vSphere 7U2. I say U2 because v7 and v7U1c, of which I both have run on DELL IDSDMs, runs flawlessly; and has for the past year.To read a little more on the issue, you can review the VMware Communities post here. The issue, it seems, has to do with their newly formatted boot partitions. But honestly, I think the mishap (Hosts disconnecting/hanging) is mostly due to a new vmkusb driver. VMW is currently working on a fix, though they’re really recommending orgs to start using ‘high-performance’ storage (i.e. disks) for the boot device moving forward. All that to say is, if you haven’t upgrade to 7U2, I recommend not to. If you’re running your boot on disk, I think you’ll be fine. Otherwise, hold off. One of the Veeam Vanguards, Luciano Patrao, did a nice little p
#VMCE Pop quiz of the day: 2021-06-17
Happy Thursday! 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.I need to restore some files from one of my virtual servers. I want to do it from my laptop and copy the files to the correct destinations using a local file management tool called Norton Commander What should I do to be able to locally see and copy the files from my laptop to the destination?
Worst line you ever heard justifying a bad or no backup! Epic!
I was thinking in how to collect those “epic Phrases” you had heard regarding backup justifications, the worst ones, in my personal experience were:We don't need that, I usually create a copy on my Desktop! Backups are for weak IT, we use snapshots…Please share your best phrases to have fun, and share those “crazy moments” with a bit of humor!😂
Anti-Virus and Anti-Virus Exclusions, Do you use AV? Do you set exclusions?
Morning all, For anyone that missed the news story, Kaseya have been the latest victim in the increasingly dangerous threat of supply chain attacks.Who are Kaseya? Kaseya offer a remote management system primarily aimed at Managed Service Providers (MSPs). MSPs use tools like this to automate patching and monitoring of systems and can automate deployments via reusable scripts that can be targeted at one or more devices.By the very nature of this software it is designed to run with elevated privileges.Cyber Criminals found a vulnerability with the Kaseya VSA platform and have used it to deploy ransomware to systems.Full details can be found here: https://helpdesk.kaseya.com/hc/en-gb/articles/4403440684689The ransomware used is a variant of REvil and has been known to target backup systemsWith this background information out the way, many in the infosec community have been debating the best defence against these kinds of threats and one suggestion posed had me interested. These platforms
No more Status Mails after upgrade to VBR v12 and Linux Agendt v6
Hello,I have upgraded "Veeam Backup and Replication Community Edition" from v11 to v12 and "Veeam Agent for Linux" from v5 to version v188.8.131.520.Since then, I receive no more Backup Status mails from any Agent running v6.The only status mails I receive, ist for a Windows client with Agent version v184.108.40.20608.I have already checked the notification settings on the "VBR" several times. Various test mails are delivered successfully.Does anyone have similar problems after the upgrade, or a solution?I would be very grateful for any feedback
Mastering Veeam Backup & Replicaiton v11 - Book Reviews - Community involvement
I have been in touch with Packt publishing and we are starting to gather a list of potential people to conduct a review of my book coming out early 2022 - Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication v11 (update to my v10 book).I can only take about 6-8 people but if you want to get a PDF copy and can do an honest review for Amazon please send your name and email.If you are a Vanguard and have already reached out please don’t send again.
What could we do better at another virtual event - or hybrid event?
FROM THE DESK OF RICKATRONI hope everyone enjoyed the VeeamON 2021 online event. Now the real work begins for us. How to we incorporate a real event with the online experience. We can’t say no to the great reach of the online world yet much of the market wants the real event for a more authentic experience.My question for you is what would we do better at a subsequent online event format?Keep the suggestions as constructive as you can please!BONUS: Help us steer our presence at VMworld and AWS with this survey! Tell us the experience you want!
Virtual Machine restoration is very slow
Hi, I am currently restoring a VM to a ESXi host (original host) and I am already on my 8th day of the restoration. Which is very very very slow. The VM has a size of 2TB and as of this writing the “statistics” shows that I have still 900+ GB left with the restoration rate at 2MB/s at 56% in progress state while the “log” shows “Restoring Hard disk 1 (2.0 TB): 188.6GB restored at 349KB/s [nbd] 157:xx:xx” This is a Full VM restoration job and the file is located on an External HDD. This is the only job running at the moment. Restoration progress:Day 1 - 0% Day 2 - 1%Day 3 - 28%Day 4 - 51%Day 5 - 53%Day 6 - 54%Day 7 - 55%Day 8 - 56% The Veeam VM configuration:vCPU = 4 CPUMemory = 4GBUSB = 3.0Ethernet Interface = VMXNET3 running at 10GbpsRepository Configuration = unchecked “Limit read and write data rates”Throttling = 500MbpsLicense = Community Edition Veeam VM Utilization:CPU = around 8% averageMemory = at 80% constantEthernet = only at 2-5Mbps average on send, 112Kbps average on rece
veeam backup&replication failed to connect to host
Hi everyone,recenly i’m doing some test on the veeam backup&replication community edition on my Dell R710 which is running server 2019 standard. And at the first time, i can add a hyper-v server which is running server2019 (standalone) to the backup job, but once i deleted the job, i cannot add any hyper-v again.It always shows :Failed to connect to host 10.178.3.41Access denied or timeout expired. (sometimes is invalid namespace)Check if you have local administrator privileges on computer '10.178.3.41'.Possible reasons:1. Invalid credentials.2. Specified host is not a Hyper-V server.================what i did for this issue:https://www.veeam.com/kb1914 https://www.scribd.com/document/421024195/Veeam-Backup-Invalid-Credentials-Error-Adding-a-Hyper# I added both the target server and the server with the veeam installed to the domain created the local admin account for both server, using same account and pwd using domain admin account cannot work checking the port and disable the
synology running linux vm as hardened repo
Can’t find an exact answer to this scenario. Is it possible to run a Linux vm (Ubuntu) on a synology (via VMM), and expose (or give access to) the underlying storage to the vm so that we can use the immutable feature?example:1: 40tb storage in one volume2: ubuntu vm having access to that storage somehow (I’m unfamiliar with vms aim synology)3: somehow configuring the veeam server to point to the Ubuntu vm storage so that it can use immutability
Failed to connect Hyper-V standalone (2012 R2)
Hello,I have a Hyper-V host with 2012 R2 on it and already added to Veeam as a host and it was working fine.One day I found a VM backup job fail.I tried to rescan the host and found the error Access Denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))I tried to edit the host and check the credentials and found I removed the job and removed the host and tried to add it again but the same error in image above appears.I don’t know where the issue comes from. The credentials are the same didn’t change Regards,Muhammad
What was your favourite announcement from Veeam Live 2020?
There’s been some awesome content announced today. From Microsoft Teams support to the love for Linux in Veeam B&R v11. What stole the show for you? I’ll start, this little hint on the v11 page: Looks like we’re finally going to see CDP hit production!
Fun Friday: What’s the longest time you’ve seen a snapshot/checkpoint in-use for?
Happy Friday! We know snapshots/checkpoints aren’t backups, but sometimes people don’t know this, and other times people forget to tidy up their snapshots. (Even worse when they don’t have Veeam ONE notifying them of this). So the question today is, what’s the longest time you’ve seen a snapshot/checkpoint in use? I’ve seen one customer environment whereby all VMs have multiple snapshots going back as far as 6 years, and counting! They’re engaged with VMware support due to the chain age and depth but they also can’t just take a backup and clear them down due to the lack of performance from the system now as a result!
Veeam Log Analysis - Log Diving 101
I have recently seen many people posting about issues with jobs, etc. and then some of the error messages they are seeing. If you want to analyze the Veeam logs to see if you can troubleshoot the issue yourself you can follow the attached PPT file which is a Log Diving session from 2017. It is a great resource and shows you where and what to look for in the logs with examples too.Log Files are located here - C:\ProgramData\VeeamThis is where you will find the logs for the respective jobs. Like backup jobs are located in the “Backup” folder then broken down in to subfolders by job name.Hopefully this helps people when it comes to troubleshooting job failures as I have used this PPT file many times to help me prior to calling Support.
Microsoft 365 backup repository blocksize recommendation
Hi all,we are running a Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 environment. We are using NTFS volumes formatted with 4KB cluster size, according to Veeam best practices (s. https://bp.veeam.com/vbo/guide/buildconfig/proxy-repo.html). Every job has it’s own repository and multiple repositories reside on the same NTFS lun.Now we are running into the problem, that some luns reach 16TB size. Due to the cluster size of 4KB we are not able to expand further.We now need to migrate some of the repositories and I have two questions about that:Should we migrate to luns with a bigger cluster size? What are the side effects of that? What’s your preferred way to migrate? The best way I know is to copy the repo contents with robocopy, create a new repo pointing to the new location and then change backup job target to the new repo. Unfortunately that implicates stopping Veeam services while copying, because otherwise all of the jet dbs are locked… Is there a better way? Or will be in v6?Thank you for your in
Veeam B&R v12 - Backup Direct to Object Storage!
Morning, Just to copy this sentence directly from the latest “Word from Gostev”:“So I do expect the on-prem object storage adoption to go through the roof after V12 comes out with its support for backing up directly to object storage.” There’s been talk of it before, but it’s great to see this as near to a commitment from Veeam as possible, prior to seeing it in the final product. This will do wonders for efficiency and scalability, I’ll be interested to see how this changes the dynamic of ReFS/XFS volumes vs just deploying object storage. V12 is going to change the game!
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