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New in VBR v12: Linux Hardened Repository as Proxy

New in VBR v12: Linux Hardened Repository as Proxy

Compared to the small size of this post the information in it is huge. With Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) v12 it will be possible to use a Linux Hardened Repository (LHR) server as proxy server. Only limitation seems to be the transport mode. Only Network mode (NBD) is supported! This is because of security reasons. Network Mode was possible to implement without requiring root […]

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New in VBR v12: True per-machine backup files

New in VBR v12: True per-machine backup files

Veeam Backup&Replication (VBR) v12 is coming soon. So its time to get to know its new features and improvements. And there are a lot of them! I already started a blog series about smaller features and improvements. This post is about a new feature that helps manage a machine more individually within and between backup jobs. Project title: True per-machine backup files.

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What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v12 (Part 1)

What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v12 (Part 1)

A huge amount of new features and detail improvements are coming with the new version of Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) v12! My new blog post series is about the smaller features and improvements in v12. So take a look, what else is new in Veeam VBR v12. Part 1 is a unsorted list of improvements I found during the first few hours of playing […]

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Using custom PowerShell Script with SureBackup

Using custom PowerShell Script with SureBackup

Veeam SureBackup is a powerful feature when it comes to backup verification. Out of the box, it can test well know ports and applications like Microsoft SQL Server. You can also add custom scripts built to verify own applications. This post is about using a custom PowerShell script with SureBackup. There is also a sample script included that is able to test if all defined […]

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How to SureBackup a lot of VMs (v2)

How to SureBackup a lot of VMs (v2)

If you read these lines, your probably know the Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) feature SureBackup. It is a perfect tool to verify backups of well known applications within your organization. SureBackup can perform a lot of different tests while VMs are running in an isolated environment. You can also use custom scripts for further testing. But how to test all other VMs? These Simple […]

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Freeing space in Veeam Hardened Repository – what works, what doesn’t

Freeing space in Veeam Hardened Repository – what works, what doesn’t

Veeam Hardened Repository makes it rather hard for a hacker to delete your company’s backup restore points. Therefore we love it! But what can we do for freeing space in Veeam Hardened Repository? This can be necessary if repository is almost full. I will show in this post what works and what doesn’t

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3-2-1 rule for Veeam configuration backup

3-2-1 rule for Veeam configuration backup

There is the widely known rule for backups: the 3-2-1 rule. Basically it says: keep 3 copies of your data on 2 different media with 1 copy being off site. Backup administrators should apply this rule to their backup configuration of production workload. As best practice, apply the 3-2-1 rule for Veeam configuration backup too.

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Monitor Hardened Repository with Veeam ONE v11a

Monitor Hardened Repository with Veeam ONE v11a

In times of ransomware, data protection is more important than ever before. Therefore, all current environments should use some type of immutable backup storage. One of my favorite is the Veeam Hardened Repository that comes with Backup&Recovery v11. With it an attacker can not immediately delete or change backup files. But with more time the attacker can do some damage. So it is important to […]

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Errors in Veeam Enterprise Manager during Catalog Replication

Errors in Veeam Enterprise Manager during Catalog Replication

In this short post I describe two errors in Veeam Enterprise Manager during catalog replication and how to fix them. Catalog replication is needed to transfer guest indexing information from the VBR server to the Enterprise Manager server.

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Veeam tape backup job fails because of Storage not found

Veeam tape backup job fails because of Storage not found

Last week I had to troubleshoot a Veeam Backup&Replication tape backup job that failed because of storage objects were not found. This GFS job had to copy multiple backup jobs to tape, which usually worked fine.

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