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Hi everyone,I would like to share with you this tool that Im using to estimate the deduplcation ratio for my storage,StarWind Deduplication Analyzer.https://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind-deduplication-analyzerrunning done! Check it out!just a quick tip that works for me:Deduplication ratios for me are always “in theory”!!Have a good one.
I did a research for consistent PostgreSQL backups with Kasten K10 and found:https://docs.kasten.io/latest/kanister/postgresql/install_app_cons.htmlApplication Consistent PostgreSQL BackupYou described there to use a Kanister pre-hook (“pg_start_backup”) and post-hook (“pg_stop_backup”). Afaik, that alone will not create a consistent backup. You also need any generated archived WAL file between. Archiving must be enabled (archive_mode=on), archived WAL files must be backuped too, therefore. I did not find anything about how to backup archived WAL files. How will you handle them? Thanks, Markus
Hi @all,i am new by veeam. I have installed the community edition and will testing backup. Next week i have a tech demo with a veeam consult for full version. But now i will testing the free funktions, and i have added my S3 Bucket. The connections to Amazon S3 works, but when i will configure a backup job, i cannot choose the s3 Storage as backup destination. It there a limit function for this storage in the communitiy edition?Many thanks forwards Stefan
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.
Evening, Wanted to share this interesting intersection of marketing & technology, the write-once SSD. Correct this isn’t April Fools… Verbatim have announced a write-once SSD. Theres a 10 year warranty against drive failure, it uses an exFAT file system and can be read by any OS supporting exFAT, but you require Win 10/11 and .Net 4.8 to install the proprietary software to write to the drive. Somewhat unsurprisingly, there are huge caveats listed, effectively it’s not tested to destruction against experienced hackers, but a handy way to prevent accidental file deletion. I wonder if we’ll start to see a market for this emerge…Interested in the full story? I read it on Tom’s Hardware here: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/verbatim-write-once-ssd
Hello,a customer has the problem that his VBR server has gotten very slow the last days and since today some agent and plugin jobs are failing (and yes, agent and plugin jobs only are failing, no VM backup jobs...).I had a look at the server and it has hit the 10GB constraint of the the MS SQL express edition for the database size…Is there a procedure to shrink the database? For example to delete the session history or something else?The setting for the History under General Options is a option how much entries are shown in the console but not how many entries are saved in the db.Any ideas? 🤔
Sphere Diagnostic Tool is a python script that runs diagnostic commands on the vCenter Server Photon Appliance to return useful troubleshooting data while running within the confines of the local environment with out upstream dependencies.The tool itself is currently a set of self contained python and bash scripts that can perform the following tests for vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 or newer:vCenter Basic Info Lookup Service Check AD Check vCenter Certificate Check Core File Check Disk Check vCenter DNS Check vCenter NTP Check vCenter Port Check Root Account Check vCenter Services Check VCHA CheckInstructions Download the Sphere Diagnostic Tool in the following link, then upload it into vCenter Server Appliance with WinSCP.Report You can get the report for reference after the script is executed successfully.For detailshttps://flings.vmware.com/vsphere-diagnostic-tool
I am going to be starting a blog series on VBM365 this week and wanted to ask if there is anything specific people want to see added as I am doing it from the perspective of the MSP since I work for one.Also if anyone wants to contribute as well let me know and I can add that to the appropriate blog as additional content.
The Advanced Cross vCenter Server vMotion (XVM) capability was one of the most popular VMware Flings. A lot of customers were anxious to see this capability being an integrated part of vSphere. With the vSphere 7 Update 1c release, the XVM capability is embedded into the vSphere Client!There are two options for this migration “Cross vCenter Server Export” and “The Importing VMs Option“.Cross vCenter Server ExportThe operation is similar to the VMware vSphere storage vMotion.Select Cross vCenter Server export, Next.Input the management IP address of target vCenter Server, username and password, Next.Select the target compute resource, Next.Select the target storage, Next.Select the target folder, Next.Select the target network port group, Next.Select the vMotion priority, Next.Finish to confirm the migration task.The Importing VMs OptionSelecting the option “Import VMs” opens a wizard to walk you through the import process.Connect to the source vCenter Server, Next.Select the import vir
Obligatory: If you haven’t registered for VeeamON yet, be sure to do so here: https://www.veeam.com/veeamonWith the agenda now available, we can see there are going to be huge advances in Veeam Availability Suite v12. With that in mind, what advancements are you looking forward to the most? Got a particular feature/improvement you’re hoping for? Drop it in the comments!
We recently ran in to an issue as noted here in the forums - Ubuntu Hardened Repository - Path is not XFS - Veeam R&D ForumsHas anyone seen this and come across a fix? We are working with support on it but wanted to ask the community. The server has been working fine and the path is definitely XFS as we validated everything.Error -
when i try to the restore of the snapshot, getting the following exception. cause:cause:- cause:cause:cause:message: context deadline exceededfunction: kasten.io/k10/kio/poll.waitWithBackoffWithRetriesHelperlinenumber: 95message: Context done while pollingfields:- name: durationvalue: 1m0.006821018sfunction: kasten.io/k10/kio/poll.waitWithBackoffWithRetrieslinenumber: 65message: Timeout while pollingfields:- name: k8sTypevalue: statefulset- name: k8sNamevalue: adsadminfunction: kasten.io/k10/kio/exec/phases/phase.deleteStatefulSetPVCslinenumber: 1035message: Failed to delete associated PVCs- cause:when we try to restore the shapshot, getting the follcause:cause:message: context deadline exceededfunction: kasten.io/k10/kio/poll.waitWithBackoffWithRetriesHelperlinenumber: 95message: Context done while pollingfields:- name: durationvalue: 1m0.00499119sfunction: kasten.io/k10/kio/poll.waitWithBackoffWithRetrieslinenumber: 65message: Timeout while pollingfields:- name: k8sTypevalue: statefu
I’m a bit confused as to where the line is drawn between VEEAM and S3 compatible cloud storage providers and their data protection settings. Does VEEAM do the settings for data retention and immutability, or should those be set in the cloud storage provider bucket? Or is it a mash up of both?AKA; I can set Immutability in WASABI at the bucket. If I do not set the bucket immutability there, will VEEAM set it for me if it is configured for immutability or retention?I’m trying to figure out who controls the data lifecycle / protection. Or what the correct way to manage it is.Thanks, *Dave
Hi, everyone! We have a single VM that is over 65TB in size, that we are backing up. We have run into a snag. VMware maxes out at 65TB, so we are running out of space on this backup and we don’t know what route to go in terms of setup. Is SOBR the preferred backup infrastructure for a VM of this size?
Hi everybody!I would like to share will all of you a little story,For almost a year, we were doing this "none written" rule, and it's being adopted by the whole department:"READ-ONLY MONDAYS"Tired of deploying things and changing production things on Mondays, tired after the weekend, and many people coming back to the office with tons of issues, after working from home on Fridays, we took this decision so we were able to fix and take care of the "after the weekend" issues, not adding extra failure points to the day.Now we are thinking of improving this rule to Mondays and Fridays!What do you think?Do you have any "none written" rules you would like to share?Many thanks.
Hi, What we have:A Protection Group (protection-sql) containing SQL Server Cluster: sql_c01 with two sql Servers. sql1 and sql2 I have one agent Backup Job bj-sql-01 , Type “Failover Cluster”. Useing a sobr with aws capacity and archive tiers. Anything is working absolutely fine. Backup ist fine. Offloading is fine. Whats going on:Both sql servers will be renewed. There will be two new sql server. sql1-new and sql2-new (agent already installed) After installation, both new sql servers will useing the same SQL Server Cluster sql-c01 sql1 and sql2 will be turned off.My Accepetion:Should I build a new backup job (clone) or is it possible to keep the existing backup job. bj-sql-01 ?I would manually initiate a Protection Group rescan. The new sql-server should appear in the Protection Group protection-sql the OLD sql server should disappear, because they do not belong to the sql cluster anymore. The existing backup job should recocognize the missing sql Server but will continue backup the
Hi Folks, VeeamON 2022 is coming up fast. Recently a video was put out that caused quite a stir. Veeam’s marketing department let a notorious Anti-Swagger slip through into one of their promotional videos for VeeamON. The repercussions have been quite serious and the upper hierarchy at Veeam are even discussing a ballistic Paddle Board swag response. He is second to last in the video . VeeamON is never dull!!
Hello Team,Greetings!I am working on a DR project for one of my customer. The Production and DR Site is both VMware infrastructure. Currently the Veeam Backup & Replication instance is running in Production Site and all the VMs are replicated over to DR site. We have Re-IP features in DR plan, so when failover happens the VMs get IPs for DR site subnet. Question is, in case of the Production site completely goes down, no access to anything:Will the Re-IP feature work? Cause my Veeam instance is also in production site? My only option is to power on the replica VMs in DR Site manually and change the IP within OS manually? Is there a way we can setup a High Available/Secondary instance of Veeam Backup & Replication in DR site? (with same configuration as per production site?). So if the production site is completely down, we can still manage the backup & replication portion from DR Veeam instance? If question 3 is possible, do we need additional Veeam license or anything els
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