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DAS/NAS Storage server for hardened Linux repository
I run Veeam B&R 11 on a Windows server but at the moment it is just making some physical backups of a number of critical Windows hosts and a few EXT4 volumes on Linux hosts.The majority of our data (give or take 125TB) is hosted on a SAN (mirrored) exposed as EXT4 volumes via iSCSI on a Linux server.As an extra level of backup, I want to start backing up this data on a regular basis with Veeam B&R 11 onto a new suitable storage server with sufficient Direct-Attached Storage or some kind of NAS unit, preferably with this storage configured as a hardened Linux repository in Veeam.This storage server would be in a different location to the SAN, but connected over a 10GBE link.Has anyone got some advice on what would be a good hardware solution for this Linux-based hardened repo?Should I be looking at one of the larger Synology NAS units with sufficient capacity (not sure if this can be used with Veeam as a Linux repo or would a dedicated server full of storage be a better option.
vSphere 7.0U3 & vSAN 7 U3 Released!
Hi everyone, Today VMware have announced the 7.0 U3 release for VMware vSphere and Update 3 for vSAN 7.Announcing vSphere 7 Update 3 - VMware vSphere BlogAnnouncing vSAN 7 Update 3 | VMware Virtual Blocks Just to remind everyone that v11a is going to be the minimum required version for this as per the release notes:VMware vSphere 7.0 U3 readiness based on the pre-release build. The official support will require full regression testing of the GA build when it becomes available. This article will be updated with a support statement afterwards.This doesn’t mean that Veeam actively support this, once Veeam confirm compatibility we’ll know if v11a has full support or whether a later CU will be required to be in a supported state.UPDATE 05/10/2021ESXi 7.0U3 is now GA: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=ESXI70U3&productId=974&rPId=74484As is vCenter 7.0U3 of course: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=VC70U3&productId=
Veeam does not send automated emails but email test configuration works
Hi everyone, i’ve been having this problem for a while now…Email notifications after backup completion are not being sent anymore to the specified email address, but when i test the credentials the email arrives successfully to my email account. I’m using the Veeam Agent 5.0 on a windows server 2012 r2. No veeam B&R is implied, just the agent making backups to a local disk.Additional informations:i recently changed the email server for the email account, before changing it everything was fine and the backup emails arrived, so at a first glance it seemed a problem with the email server; but i made a clean installation of veeam agent 5.0 on another server, using the same credentials, and the emails for the backup job are arriving regularly; so this excludes the fact that it may be a problem of the new email server(and also the fact that the email tests arrive without any problem).So i thought this may be a problem related to some veeam files regarding the old installation, so here’s
Secondary Storage - DR Site
Hello Techies,We use Veeam Backup as our backup solution, and I am planning to configure Veeam as follows to make sure that our data are safe during a primary site unrecoverable disaster.Regularly backup configuration and keep it external storage source ( One Drive, external HDD ..etc ) At the end of each backup, I will configure a copy job to secondary storage The secondary storage will be mapped from the DR site using the site-to-site link.So, after each job, a copy will be placed into secondary storage and the secondary store will be on the DR site. In the event of primary site unrecoverable disaster, I will perform as follows 1- Install fresh Veeam software 2- Restore configuration3- Map secondary storage backup LUN / Volume 4- Restore from secondary storage Am I missing something? any suggestion?
While creating backups in a Hyper-V environment, what are the permissions are not necessary for on-host backups, if used?
While creating backups in a Hyper-V environment, you need several permissions to be able to properly snapshot and process a VM. What are the permissions are not necessary for on-host backups, if used?Full Access permission on the targetfolder and share access given.
Slow VBO restore
Hi guys One of our customer hosts VBO on a Azure VM with managed disk as backup repository. Not the best practice and most cost efficient, but customer started with VBO v2 :)To the problem: Customer tries to restore a sharepoint site of 50GB with many files. The restore performance is quite bad around 3MB/s with bottleneck shown as source.Are we hitting against Microsoft limitation? CPU and disk on VBO VM is low during the hole restore time. Also tried with SSD as managed disk without any effect. SincerelyDaniel
VEEAM SureBackup and VXRAIL
Production Environment is a four Node VXRail VSAN Cluster. Backup Server is separated on a Physical Machine with local Storage and Backup Jobs are running fine.Want to use SureBackup to proof that my Virtual Machines are could be recovered after been backed up. Setup everything what is needed for SureBackup but the Job went wrong.At the End i figured out that something goes wrong on the vPower NFS which uses Port 1063 and Port 2049. But even i change the Port 1063 to 1058 there is no success.Have someone a clue what ports are needed for VXRail to work?
VeeamON Update: What was your favourite announcement/tip/trick/thought?
For me my favourite either had to be:@falkob’s Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 sizing guidelines (that trick with using the first two characters of the object ID was awesome!) Or the nine keys to better BC/DR with @vmiss33 & Jason BuffingtonMissed out? Watch now: Select Region - VeeamOn Update
VeeamON Update: SHOES ARE BACK!
Hi Veeam Community, Now it’s time to have a serious conversation, as they are BACKKK!VeeamON 2021 Update is your chance to step up your modern data protection AND your sneaker game. We’re giving away custom Veeam sneakers and YOU have a chance to win!Follow these simple rules: Register for VeeamON 2021 Update Share photo of you wearing your current kicks in the comments of this post Let us know WHY you need a veeamazing upgrade The nastiest sneakers you got the better. We need a SERIOUS reason for upgrade. Let us laugh together!Make sure to join us on Oct. 13 or Oct. 14 where we’ll announce the eight winners.The contest is open now through October 6th. For more details, visit: https://bddy.me/3D1wrVT
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
Potential crash by log-shipping databases
Log-shipping with VBR involves your SQL or Oracle server (VM or agent), optionally a log-shipping server and of course a repo to store the VLBs.With Hyper-V underneath one might even log-ship through the hypervisor by using PowerShell direct. This is nice, as it allows to isolate your DB workloads from the backup network and still leverage log-shipping.During the process Veeam creates temp files of the logs to be shipped first on the DB server and then the log-shipping server. Finally, after a LZ4 compression, those are driven to the repo and deleted on those temp locations.On the DB server the temp path for logs is defined in the registry and defaults to the largest disk the server has (since 9.5U4a). The path can be changed: https://www.veeam.com/kb2642On the log-shipping server the process is always using the %TEMP% path to store the data.Problem is, VBR does not seem to check both pathes before it copies the raw transaction logs during each cycle. So, a large transaction log to be
Let's talk about major updates for Windows and Ubuntu
In these two weeks, updates have been released for two of the most used operating systems in the world, I’m talking about Windows 11 and Ubuntu 21.10.Windows 11 comes with all-secured new OS (and relative limitations too, es. TMP 2.0 and 3-years CPU), new design and sounds, new start, heavely power-up of multitasking, optimized and reduced uptades, integrated teams and widget, new Xbox funtionality, store and Android app support ( this one will come very soon). And if you have an AMD, tomorrow will get fix for that issue onb L3 cache and performance too.Ubuntu intead comes with new features, but this release’s not a LTS so only around 5% of installations will get new update (long live to LTS), Linux kernel 5.13, Gnome 40 (and not 41), PulseAudio 15 for better bluetooth support, and more integration for desktop app and settings.This is not a topic for which OS is better (please, not OS war), but to talk about which OS you use and for what reasons.I’ll go first. I use both. Windows supp
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 - 22.214.171.124”. 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!
Harware requirements for backup server
Additionally, for users with tape installations (for file to tape jobs processing more than 1,000,000 files):1.5 GB RAM for file to tape backup for each 1,000,000 files 2.6 GB RAM for file restore for each 1,000,000 files 1.3 GB RAM for catalog jobs for each 1,000,000 files Please anyone expation what its means?
Veeam VMCE 2021 Fast Track Now Available
As many of you may have seen from your email Veeam has recently released a VMCE 2021 Fast Track package for any v9, 2020 certificate holders or people who have taken the v10 class but not passed the exam. I’ve written a blog on the subject but TL;DR it’s definitely worth checking out.
Fun Friday: Pick a Favourite Cloud Object Storage
Hey! Fancied trying a different fun Friday this week, what’s your favourite cloud storage?This could be a public hyperscaler or an object storage specialist vendor. With Veeam having such a list of supported vendors it’d be great to see the ones you’re all most enthusiastic about working with, bonus points for why!
Experiences with Teradata Backup and Veeam?
Hello,a customer of mine wants to use a teradata box for a database application.Up to now I have learned already that there is no direct integration with Veeam and that teradata is a little bit “special”. It brings a own data protection solution with it on board. We don’t want to support and maintain a second backup solution besides Veeam for this customer if it is avoidable….Does someone here have some experiences with data protection of a teradata box?My fist idea was to check if the OS is a linux/unix and if it is possible to install a Veeam agent on it. I assume the internal solution can write the backup data in a filesystem and the agent can send it to the VBR server.But perhaps there are some other solutions I didn’t think of. I am looking forward to hear your expertise
VMware Warns of Ransomware-Friendly Bug in vCenter Server (#security)
In case you missed, there’s an hole on cheese and multiple vuln are used to bang ransomware into vCenter. Actually not updated VMware vCenter servers are vulnerable to arbitrary file upload leading to remote code execution: For more official info:https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0020.html
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