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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Scripting Veeam SureBackup with tag-based backup jobs – Workaround

Scripting Veeam SureBackup with tag-based backup jobs – Workaround

This post might be interesting for anyone who scripts Veeam SureBackup in any form. In this case you probably use the script of Luca Dell’Oca: How can you test 1000 VMs with Veeam SureBackup? This script is great and works just fine! A limitation here is that it is not possible to change default timeouts for boot and application initialization. Honestly this was a limitation […]

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Analyze Veeam backup job selection with PowerShell

Analyze Veeam backup job selection with PowerShell

In this short post I show how to analyze Veeam backup job selection with PowerShell. I share two simple code snippets. The first will list all Veeam backup jobs with selected object types for VM backup. These can be Virtual Machines, Tags, Hosts and so on. Second part will show all jobs that use different object types. This can be very helpful to get an […]

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Query backup job space on Veeam Repositories and find orphaned files with PowerShell

Query backup job space on Veeam Repositories and find orphaned files with PowerShell

Some time ago I had to investigate discrepancies in the space consumption of large Veeam scale-out repositories. Theoretically, about the same space should have been allocated. But in reality the difference was quite huge. In this post I show how to query backup job space on Veeam Repositories and how to find orphaned files with PowerShell. In the first part I show how to easily […]

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How to copy a backup copy job in Veeam

How to copy a backup copy job in Veeam

The question keeps coming up, so I thought it is interesting to share: Is it possible to copy a backup copy job in Veeam Backup & Replication? So can a backup copy job use a backup copy job as source job? Yes and no. It is not possible to select the copy backup job directly. But it is possible to select the repository, the (second) copy […]

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Change Expiration date of restore points in Veeam Hardened Repository (v11 and v11a)

Change Expiration date of restore points in Veeam Hardened Repository (v11 and v11a)

This post is about a feature of the Veeam Hardened Repository. It is about the ability to extend the immutable time of existing restore points. Veeam made this possible by using PowerShell. See here how to change expiration date of restore points in Veeam Hardened Repository and what’s new in v11a.

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Comparison of vSphere Transport Modes

Comparison of vSphere Transport Modes

Each time I talk to customers at installation dates or health-checks, I spend some time talking about vSphere transport modes. These are: Direct Storage Access, Storage Integration (I take this as a separate mode), Virtual Appliance and Network mode. This is a topic with a lot of facets still not widely known. This comparison of vSphere transport modes is based on a few characteristics. I give some detailed information for Veeam […]

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3 reasons why direct SAN restore failover to NBD with Veeam VBR

3 reasons why direct SAN restore failover to NBD with Veeam VBR

Backups of VMware vSphere VMs can be done with one of three transport modes. Each of these modes also provide the possibility to restore data. This post is about 3 reasons why direct SAN restore failover to NBD with Veeam Backup&Replication (VBR).

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How to isolate NBD backup traffic in vSphere

How to isolate NBD backup traffic in vSphere

A new feature in vSphere 7 is the ability to configure a VMkernel port used for backups in NBD (Network Block Device) respectively Network mode. This can be used to isolate backup traffic from other traffic types. Up to this release, there was no direct option to select VMkernel port for backup. In this post I show how to isolate NBD backup traffic in vSphere. […]

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How SQL Instant Recovery in Veeam B&R v11 works

How SQL Instant Recovery in Veeam B&R v11 works

Instant Recovery is one of Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) outstanding features. With it you can start your workload directly from your backup repository. For example you can start a VM from backup without recovering it before. New in v11 is the ability to start Microsoft SQL Server Databases (DB) instantly from backup. Previously it was possible to publish DBs, but this was not intended […]

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