19 10, 2017

Veeam: How to fix Broken backup chain

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:03+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

This article will explain How to fix Broken backup chain in Veeam Backup & Replication. A Broken Backup Chain is when you have full Backup(.vbk), and several (can be 2 or more) incremental(.vib)that  were deleted or corrupted. Particularly if you are not using "Reverse Incremental." Increments always injected in the last backup to create a [...]

4 03, 2017

Veeam Proxy issue: Removing Veeam ghost snapshots

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:06+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|1 Comment

Today one of our vCenter DB VMs we had a warning with the following message: "Virtual Disk Consolidation is required". This is normal in a VMware farm and happens sometimes (this could be caused by too many snapshot, very old snapshots or snapshot that were not properly removed). All we need to do is click [...]

22 12, 2016

Veeam: Backup Service stop working

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:07+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Backups|1 Comment

Today after a clean install for a new Veeam Backup Server 9.5 (for testing purposes) in a Windows 2012 R2, when I change the host name and added to the Domain, I was not able to login to the Veeam Backup anymore. Checking Backup Service was stopped and cannot restart it again. Looking at the [...]

11 11, 2016

Veeam Guide: How to deploy Stonefly Cloud Drive Veeam on Azure

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:07+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Backups|0 Comments

Guide how to deploy Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise using StoneFly Cloud Drive with Scale Out NAS Storage on Microsoft Azure. This is a great guide(PDF) where you can deploy and configure and connect StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive and Veeam Cloud Connect in Microsoft Azure Cloud. Set up a StoneFly Cloud [...]

11 11, 2016

Veeam Vanguard 2017 nominations are now Open

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:07+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Backups|0 Comments

Veeam Vanguard nominations are again open for 2017. A Veeam Vanguard if a program that give award to individuals for their contribute to Veeam products in participation in forums, webinars, blog posts, white papers, etc. "Vanguards receive a number of exclusive program benefits — honestly, too many to list — but among these extensive benefits [...]

22 08, 2016

Veeam Backup & Replication Best Practices for VMware e-book

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:08+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Backups|0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago Veeam launched a great e-book created by  Veeam architects regarding Best Practices guide for Veeam Backup & Replication. This is a great book for how-to and how to configure and use Veeam Best Practices in your Veeam Backup environment. This great e-book was written by: Preben Berg (@poulpreben) Andreas Neufert (@AndyandtheVMs) [...]

16 08, 2016

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0 Update 2

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:08+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Virtualization|0 Comments

Veeam has launch also a new update to is Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0. This new update 2 to version 9.0 will fix some issues(over 300 enhancements and bug fixes) that we all notice in the last year. Also some improvements. Main improvements: Support now for this products/versions Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series support for Direct NFS [...]

30 03, 2016

Veeam: Create Linux user for Private Key Login Credentials

By | 2017-12-31T05:57:44+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Backups|2 Comments

For Backups Guest OS files and indexing(and application awareness), Veeam needs Admin rights in Guest OS(Windows and Linux). In Windows a Domain Administrator account, and in Linux root access to perform this type of Backups and also Restore. In this article, we will only focus Linux root account. Since for security reasons most companies will [...]

29 03, 2016

Veeam launched v9 Update 1 for Veeam B&R and Veeam ONE

By | 2017-12-31T06:00:00+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Backups|0 Comments

Veeam launched the new Update 1 for Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE. This update for both products will fix more than 300 enhancements and bug fixes(mainly Veeam B&R). For Veeam Backup & Replication v9 Update 1: HERE New features that are included in this new update: Enhanced extent selection logic for scale-out backup [...]

14 03, 2016

Veeam: Upgrade issue – Warning 1327.Invalid Drive D:\

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:12+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Backups|2 Comments

Today when we try to update one of our Veeam v8 to v9, we get this issue and the upgrade failed.   Checking the logs(C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Setup\Temp\CatalogSetup.log) from the upgrade I see that this is related to VBRCatalog that is/was pointing to this drive that no longer exists. "MSI (s) (2C:9C) [22:04:17:969]: Note: 1: 2318 2: MSI [...]

2 03, 2016

Veeam Vanguard 2016 is now Open

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:12+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Backups|0 Comments

    A Veeam Vanguard if a program that give award to individuals for their contribute to Veeam products in participation in forums, webinars, blog posts, white papers, etc. Official announcement here This is the official page: Veeam Vanguard. Veeam Vanguard 2016 will be open until 30 of March. I have myself applied this year(since [...]

22 02, 2016

Veeam: How to enable Direct NFS Access backup Access feature

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:12+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Backups|0 Comments

In this article we will configure our Veeam Backup Infrastructure to use Direct NFS Access transport mechanism. Since in this infrastructure we use iSCSI(as Backup Repository) and NFS(as VMware VMs Storage Datastore) we need to make some changes in our infrastructure to enable Direct NFS Access. First I will try to share a design of [...]

4 12, 2015

Veeam: ESXi 6.0 – CBT bug and fix(fix VMs and reset CBT) Part II

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:12+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Backups, Virtualization|1 Comment

Continuing the ESXi 6.0 CBT(Change Block Tracking) issue, so that our backups and restore can work properly, CBT needs to be reset. This is a mandatory task that needs to be done to all VMs that are in the Backups jobs. Regardless of the Backup tool you use to backup your VMware environment. Again, in [...]

25 11, 2015

Veeam: ESXi 6.0 – CBT bug and fix

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:12+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Backups, Virtualization|1 Comment

In the last weeks there was found another bug in the CBT feature in ESXi 6.0 and ESXi Update 1. The bug affects all Backups in the VMware Virtual area. This bug affect any tool that use CBT(used in the incremental backups) in their backups.   VMware note: "When running incremental virtual machine backups, backup [...]