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Hi, Veeam newbie here looking for recommendation on how to make optimal use of our network cards. Our servers are HP DL365s with 4 x 1Gbps on a single module and 2 x 10Gbps on a separat module. The plan is to follow the VMwar Best Practice document to allocate 2 x 1Gbps for Management and vMotion, 2 x 1Gbps for the VM traffic (VLAN 111) and 1 x 10Gbps for storage traffic to our NetApp (from where we mount the VMDKs via NFS). Our Veeam BaR server and proxy are both VMs and not physical and we have a separate VLAN for backup and replication (VLAN 333), and for storage (VLAN 222). A colleague says we are over-engineering this and backup traffic should just flow thru the same storage network. Any suggestions?
I’m testing restore process from azure blob storage to azure vm. Here is my current configuration: VBR11 installed from market place : Standard_F4s_v2Azure proxy VM :Standard_F4s_v2Azure blob storage where backup of vm sits: PremiumI restore vm to another Standard_F4s_v2 and maximum speed what I get is… 150MB/s Am I missing some configuration or is it an azure limitation?
Happy Friday everyone! Today I want to trade ‘war stories’ of IT mishaps and experiences learned. Have you ever felt yourself psychic, that you could see something going horribly wrong, and it DID go horribly wrong? Maybe you had the overwhelming urge to say I told you so? Maybe you did tell them so and got promoted or fired! Lets hear the stories! My story that inspired this Fun Friday happened a fair amount of time ago, so it feels okay to discuss now. Customer was going through some financial difficulties, cash flow was reduced, survival mode engaged. Cut all the costs that you can find. The support contract for the backup server was due for renewal, this server was already 5 years old and with their financial forecast, a replacement was not on the table. We tried to be price sensitive and offered third party Next Business Day support, was as cheap as we could get. Customer asked if there was anything cheaper, we told them there wasn’t. Customer declined support renewal. I made a pe
Applications for the 2023 program will open soon, the submission period is December. If you are member of vExpert 2022, vExpert program released a cool function that is now available for you to use. We have connected your vExpert profile, application and directory with your VMware Advocacy data. Both (vExpert & Advocacy) need be the same for the data to show in your account. Below screenshot of the directory as well as the application data.If you aren’t using VMware Advocacy or not sure what it is, I suggest you watch the webinar with Noell Grier. Watch here: https://vexpert.vmware.com/my/opportunities/28
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!
I am currently working on setting up VBR backup to Data Domain and noticed that Dell and Veeam have different recommendations for compression.Dell (https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-ca/000194977/veeam-backup-replication-with-powerprotect-datadomain)Veeam (https://www.veeam.com/kb1745)Does anyone want to chime in on what they have found to be best practice?Thanks!
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.
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.On one hand these apps look nice. But on the other, security-wise they are not PGP replacements at all, trading ease of use for security.
Hi Team, I would like to verify if we will backup the NAS (which is located in Prod), how can we replicate it to the other site? via Backup Copy job?I believed veeam replication is for VMs only, but customer have NAS and must have a copy as well in DR sitereference; https://forums.veeam.com/file-shares-f57/nas-backup-copy-job-with-restore-points-t64904.html Thanks
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.
I wanted to ask the community on here to get a discussion going about whether using VMs for Veeam is good, bad or indifferent? It is based on a question from the forum here - VM as repo - Veeam R&D ForumsI added my thoughts to this post as I disagree with some of the comments about having to use physical servers as the BP site mentions both physical and virtual. I also work at an MSP and everything we build is virtual for Veeam other than a few tape servers we have which are physical boxes since they perform better this way with direct connect to the FC fabric.Anyway just wanted to see the communities opinions here and not to put one or the other down just thoughts and what everyone is doing now.And go……. 🤣
I recently ran in to an issue where we had a few of our SOBRs offloading to OBS which was added using a Gateway server for access. There was an issue where it told me that we were out of disk space but thinking to myself that cannot be as we have Petabytes of storage for Object.I investigated the logs and even worked with support where we found out the issue was on the GW server which uses the C:\Windows\Temp folder by default to store data before offloading to the Object Store.Well it is nice to see there is now a KB article that shows how this can be fixed in three ways. If you have this issue check it out here - KB4283: Scale-Out Backup Repository Offload task fails with "There is not enough space on the disk" (veeam.com)The options are -Increase the space on the GW server - so your C drive Move to another GW server with more space for C drive Change the VeeamBackupTemp location to another drive with lots of space
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
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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