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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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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What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v11 (Part 2)

What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v11 (Part 2)

This blog series is about small new features and improvements making administrators life easier. I also want to show how it works respectively looks like. This second post is about tape with these topics: Tape Consolidation Full Tape Restore New column in Tape view Tape verification Limit used drives in job Maintenance mode Restore – Tapes needed See also these categories in part 1: Console […]

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What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v11 (Part 1)

What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v11 (Part 1)

There are a lot of big feature new in Veeam VBR v11. To name just two: Hardened Repository Continue Data Protection This blog series is about small new features and improvements making administrators life easier. I also want to show how it works respectively looks like. This first post is about these categories: Console Backup jobs Topic of Part 2: Tape stuff

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News about scripting Veeam SureBackup with PowerShell

News about scripting Veeam SureBackup with PowerShell

This post is about new possibilities in Veeam Backup&Replication (VBR) for scripting SureBackup jobs with PowerShell. These new features are available since v10 and will get important enhancements in v11.

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Export Veeam console job log with PowerShell

Export Veeam console job log with PowerShell

These days I investigated the possibility to export Veeam Backup&Replication (VBR) console job log programmatically with PowerShell. Read here how this can be done.

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Slow VM snapshot deletion on NFS volumes on ESXi hosts

Slow VM snapshot deletion on NFS volumes on ESXi hosts

These days I had to troubleshoot a problem with system time within a VMware vSphere VM. During backup VM freezes for more than 30 seconds. When this happens, system time in VM also stops and resets to current time after the freeze. And this behavior causes massive problems in the application-layer. During troubleshooting we found a very slow VM snapshot deletion on NFS volumes on […]

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What is the size of a Changed Block Tracking block

What is the size of a Changed Block Tracking block

An interesting question arose some time ago. A customer changed permissions of files on a Windows file-server VM. Changes were replicated using DFS. So far so good, but the amount of data that was processed at next incremental backup of target VM was even more than a full backup. Because incremental backup is based on VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT) feature, it was suddenly interesting […]

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