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Hi,I’d be interested in getting feedback from people that are already using HPE Apollo’s or other high density servers with local storage as repository server. It seems that a lot of people are currently planning to use them.what is you setup? Number of servers? Number of disks? Which type and size of RAID? Number of VM’s / source data how is your performance? do you use them only as backup target or as copy source as well? which filesystem ReFS/XFS with blockcloning/reflink
i had some discussion on the matter of retention times in context of protection against ransomware/insider attacks. Setting up a hardened repository and making data immutable for a certain amount of time is great stuff to implement. But how long is long enough?I can remember some research or reports stating there is an "average" discovery time of ransomware / encrypted data , but i cant seem to find the articles anymore.What would people here recommend for setting retention times for specifically protecting against these attacks?I'm thinking about something arround 14 - 31 days of immutable daily backups at minimum. Any shorter has higher chance of matching an attackers' maximum amount of patience for example, to just let data expire on the repo before taking action perhaps.Or are you seeing pretty short detection times in your experience and the most recent backup was used most of the time to recover? I'm crossposting from the R&D forum. Perhaps it is better to dicuss this here.
Hi,We are having some backups copied to an AWS bucket using Veeam Backup and Replication 11. The backups have been copying up to the bucket okay but today I was going to practice restorations and am a little confused about whether I did a restore from the internet or from the performance tier. The log said the restore was from AWS Veeam Object1 which should be the Amazon server. It seemed kind of quick. I was expecting it to take hours for a small server. It was 34 minutes. Maybe de-duplication is really good.This was in the log:Restoring Hard disk 1 (40 GB) : 30.3 GB restored at 18 MB/s [nbd] 3.9 GB downloaded from capacity tier, 9.9 GB copied from performance tierSo far I haven’t seen any documentation that specifically walks us through restoration from a bucket.It’s possible I’m still thinking of our network speed with a 2015 frame of mind. I want to be sure I’m doing this right. Thanks,Bob
I am using Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4.My backups are sent to Amazon S3 buckets after 30 days.I am trying to do a Instant VM recovery from a Restore Point located in the S3 bucket.I ran the restore and the Log file is telling me.Restore session Status: In progress.Log (Last 2 lines)<machine name> has been recovered successfullyWaiting for user to start migrationI don’t know where to go from here. I am having a hard time finding any documentation for this.Using vSphere Client version 22.214.171.124000Any help would be appreciated.
Hello, we are using file-to-tape jobs to archive old files like pst files. After running the file-to-tape job we delete the files on the file-system.In the Veeam B&R console you can find the archived files in the “files” section and you can search the file name. This information is stored in the tape catalog data and you can find this by double clicking on the tapes, too. So this information is saved in the database, but how can i migrate or export/import this information to another veeam server? I am currently migrating some smaller Veeam server together to one single management server and the smaller server will be used as backup proxy. (without db) So on a new Veeam server i will get this information only by doing a inventory and catalog of all the old tapes.Is there another solution for this ?
Hi Folks, I found that Rancher have a free certification. Rancher is Kubernetes but not a build it yourself one like Kubeadm. They also created the k3s version of Kuberentes that runs on a lot of appliances. I have gone through the first lessons and they are very straight forward. https://academy.rancher.com/courses/course-v1:RANCHER+K101+2019/about cheers
One of my clients (public sector) has high security requirements for his IT environment – including backup and storage.I found the following statement from VEEAM about the used encryption standards and methods in Veeam Backup and Replication:“Veeam Backup & Replication supports the following encryption standards and methods:Data EncryptionTo encrypt data blocks in backup files and files archived to tape, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the 256-bit AES with a 256-bit key length in the CBC-mode. This is designed to support the FIPS 140-2 standard. More information around that standard can be found here. As a part of Veeam Backup & Replication’s ability to generate a key based on a password, it uses the Password-Based Key Derivation Function, PKCS #5 version 2.0 as a part of NIST Publication 800-132. Veeam Backup & Replication uses 10,000 HMAC-SHA1 iterations and a 512-bit salt. More information can be found here. Veeam Backup & Replication uses the following hashing a
Hello, I have been asked by one of Veeam partners about my take if it comes to Veeam support for VMware Horizon VDI platform, despite the choice of taking the POC option I also chose to take your input on this. Considering that VMware Horizon VDI is based on ESXi, do we still consider the desktops(Instances) or sockets as unit of licensing? If so, is there any operational implication or/and limitation if it comes to operations and protection of the VMware Horizon components? Just to mention I was able to get this old article (posted 2011) but with many Veeam versions since then I decided not to fully reference ithttps://forums.veeam.com/vmware-vsphere-f24/vmware-view-best-practices-backing-up-vdi-server-clients-t6517.html
Full details here: https://www.veeam.com/kb4135 Shoutout to @AnthonySpiteri for blogging about this! Anthony’s blog post goes into more detail about this and is well worth a read! https://anthonyspiteri.net/veeam-backup-for-office-365-v5b/
Hi, One of my customer currently has “Veeam Availability Suite” License and has “Veeam One” Deployed. They did a Failover and Failback of a Single VM Manually using the VBR console and would like to get a report from Veeam One with the following information:Start time of the Failover. Time it took for the failover. Amount of Data Replicated during the failover. Start time of the Failback. Time it took for the Failback. Amount of Data Replicated during the Failback.I have checked Veeamone and unable to find a report that can provide this information. Is there anyway without using “Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator” to get this information. ThanksRavi
Hello,I need recommendations and perhaps solution on this issue. I have got to archive on-premise data to Microsoft azure.When I got to the point where I had to scale out repositories, I keep getting an error that the target repository is being used for jobs.I tried creating another repository but it got to a point the wizard asked if I will be Ref file type to format and had to stop because I don't know if that will format the entire volume that the backup jobs resides.Kindly help on what to do.Thanks.
I would be interested to know which tool for IT infrastructure you use for your or your customers environment. Here is a completely unsorted list of tools I use frequently in various environments:PowerShell with various modules like VMware PowerCLI (by the way, version 12.3 was released today) and Veeam VBR. RVtools. I think this is a widely known and used tool. Get a very detailed inventory of your vSphere environment within a few mouse-clicks. New version 4.1.2 was released yesterday. Brocade SANHealth. I think, this tool is not that well known. For me, it is THE tool for Fibre Channel fabric documentation. Just install the tool, put in data of FC switches, capture date. Then upload to brocade (respectively Broadcom). After a few hours you get a link to a extremely detailed, fully automatically generated documentation (Excel und Visio). As an alternative to putty, I prefer MobaXterm. There is a free and a paid version. It offers features like sending commands to multiple sessions
Hi all!With the release of Veeam Backup & Replication version 11, the following KB article is continuously updated to reflect the most recent patch available: KB4126: Release Notes for Veeam Backup & Replication 11 Cumulative Patches.Since there is no easy way to subscribe to Veeam updates in general, I have personally setup a monitor on https://visualping.io. It has been very helpful to configure a monitor to this support article, to get notified via e-mail every time there is a new patch available.As a bonus, you have 65 free scans per month. This should be sufficient for two endpoints with daily scanning.I hope you find this helpful.Best regards,Preben
Hi Folks, I have had a love/hate relationship with SOBRs. I am hoping I will be more on the love side going forward with the ability in V11 cloud connect to evacuate individual Tenants from a SOBR. I am finding that it is best to keep the number of extents down to low numbers, maybe even just 3. Also if using VMs, then one VM per extent otherwise your cpu and memory resources get divided by each extent. Keeping in mind that each concurrent task requires 1 core and 4gb of memory you don’t want this divided. Also if leveraging fast clone both on REFS and XFS you need even more memory. What has been your experience with SOBRs?, especially for cloud connect?
Good afternoon,I am with V10 version With Enterprise manager I try to hide jobs and vm depending on user.ExampleUser1 : could see Job1 and vm Vm1 and vm 2User2: could see Job2 and vm Vm3 We have two roles : Portal administrator and portal user. With the role portal user, I filtered the vm for each user. It works fine the User1 sees vm1 and vm2 and User2 sees VM3.But the two users see job1 and job2. My question is how do we filter the jobs by users as we can do with vm? Regards
Hello, We have Veeam Backup & Replication v10. We do backups of our file servers VM’s (in ESXi 6.7) with guest file system indexing option enabled. Also we have tape backup jobs of these servers.We need to restore an individual file from a tape media set, is there a way to restore that file directly from the tapes? or I need always restore all the vbk file to a disk before to do a file restore from tape? Thanks in advance, Omar De Souza.
Happy World Backup Day, Veeam Community! First of all, come and join us today for the celebration of World Backup Day with LinkedIn Live event hosted by @Rick Vanover and Didier Van Hoye, Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard Secondly, you have probably noticed Alfred the Cat on the new home page header banner? (YES, he’s back!) Well, there are some easter eggs hidden, each based on certain Veeam features and technologies! Will you be able to find them all? Share your answers in the comments and let's see who'll collect them all first!
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