Greetings friends, I have been lucky enough to attend two of the three NimbleStorage Connect User Groups that have been held in the UK, the three cities chosen were Manchester, Bristol and London, in my case I have attended and presented in Bristol and Manchester. I have to thank the HPE people for inviting Veeam to these User Groups to have the opportunity to talk about the integration of Veeam and Nimble Storage, especially Nick Dyer, a fireproof Nimble Storage since its inception.
Greetings friends, today I bring you a very interesting entry, it is about how to create a Virtual Tape Library or VTL, so we can use it virtually with for example Veeam. And thus be able to emulate a real tape library. The objectives of installing a VTL in these modern days can be: or simply to learn how to manage, perform tests and so on in our labs, could also be considered a safer way to save Veeam files (.vbk) flat on a disk, because with the VTL, creates that tape emulation that is more difficult to access and break, and finally could be used to re-use for example those old servers that we have and we want to give a last use as an archive repository using this safer VTL methodology. For this lab I am going to use QUADStor, which is a product that I think is brilliant, besides being free and available for CentOS and Debian, among its functionalities I would like to highlight:
- Emulate tape libraries such as ADIC, HP, IBM and many more
- Emulate tapes from HP, IBM, Quantum and many more
- Access Fibre Channel, iSCSI, Infinibandy of course local SCSI
- Data deduplication
- VTL Replication
- Import/Export physical tapes
- Tape Encryption
- Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Support
Greetings everyone, a few weeks ago Nick Furnell and myself did a live session about everything you want to know about Backup in 60 Minutes or less. Having a data backup and recovery plan is important to the overall success of your business. Without one, your business can suffer from permanent data loss, massive downtime, and unnecessary expenses. Even if you think your data is safe, a tragedy can strike at any time. Watch this recording of the whiteboard and learn everything you always wanted to know about backup. I hope you find it interesting, and feedback it is always welcome.
Greetings friends, long ago I told you about the benefits of Veeam Cloud Connect, and since then I know that there are many of you who have become one of them. At the same time I know the problems when monitoring the components, and the tenants in a precise way, that's why today I bring you this post to see how to monitor Veeam Cloud Connect with Veeam ONE.
Veeam ONE Monitor - Monitor the status of Veeam Cloud Connect componentsThe first thing we want to monitor is the state of the components, such as repositories, cloud connect gateways, etc. Let's see all of them, from our Veeam ONE Monitor, we'll add the Veeam Cloud Connect server: Once we leave it a few minutes collecting information, we can see all the information, for example, a quick look at the status of the Backup Repository:
Greetings friends, today I bring you another one of those hidden gems that you like so much. In addition to being free and being able to display it in a few minutes, it has a potential that many commercial tools would like. Today we are about to create four fresh Grafana Dashboards within minutes, at the end of the blog, we can have some Dashboards (in plural friends) similar to these: vSphere Overview Dashboard
Greetings friends, for years the question of whether we can use our QNAP as Linux repositories in Veeam has been formulated on numerous occasions, in forums, in person, exhibitions, etc.: This process is not officially supported by Veeam, since Veeam recommends in the different KB certified with QNAP, to use CIFS or iSCSI with QNAP:
- https://www.veeam.com/ready.html and search for QNAP
How to install the Perl module in QNAP using the App CenterQNAP includes the Perl module since a long time ago inside its App Center, if you don't have it, make sure you are running the latest QNAP Firmware:
Greetings friends, VMworld 2018 in its American version is over, and although I'm still writing about the announcements and news announced or presented, today I bring you how to download all the Breakout sessions of this VMworld 2018.
GitHub project with all sessionsAs every year, William Lam leaves us the GitHub repository with the necessary links to be able to undertake our objective. However, this year is different, because he added the links to the stream and to the .mp4 as well. One of the things I enjoy the most during the year is to be able to use the sessions when I go by subway, or if I have to fly somewhere, so I leave you the GitHub repository I have created and William's backup (since if you use William's you don't download the session names), with the sessions and their links to the.mp4 directly:
OPTION 1 - Using Firefox quantum and Download Star to download all sessionsIf we use Firefox Quantum, we can use the extension called Download Star, which you can find here: We will select the sessions we want and click on the icon located at the top right where it indicates the number of downloads.
OPTION 2 - Using WaterFox and DownThemAll! to download all the sessionsThe extension called DownThemAll! is one of the best Firefox extension that Firefox has had for years, unfortunately and since Firefox upgraded to Quantum, this extension is not available for the latest Firefox Releases, and I have not found any alternative, so I used the browser, which is a Firefox fork, WaterFox, which supports this plugin, we will download WaterFox from here:
Greetings friends, today I bring you a very interesting post, I have already told you on previous occasions the team that I am using the Supermicro 5028D-TN4T for my homelab, I leave here some posts:
- Supermicro: Análisis del mejor Home Lab Server – Supermicro Superserver 5028D-TN4T
- VMware y Supermicro: Instalar ESXi 6.0 U1b en Supermicro Superserver 5028D-TN4T
Noctua to the rescueI've known the Noctua folks, at desktop level for many years, and I've always recommended it, what I wasn't sure about is that they also have fans as small as this one that comes perfect to install in the Supermicro, I leave you the link to Amazon for this Noctua NF-A6x25: link)
- Max speed: 3000 r.p.m
- Airflow: 29,2 m³/h
- Max pressure: 2,18 mm H₂O
- Acoustic sound: 19,3 dB(A)
- Max speed: 6500 r.p.m
- Airflow: 23,04 m³/h
- Max pressure: 5,89 mm H₂O
- Acoustic sound: 33,5 dB(A)
Greetings friends, I found myself the other day with an issue I had not seen before, I will explain below the symptoms of the issue, but first let's remember what the Veeam Gateway Server is and what it does in a simple Veeam topology.
Veeam Gateway ServerWhen configuring an SMB type repository in Veeam, the following options are available:
- Automatic selection of the server as the SMB gateway proxy (i.e. the server that will host the transport component on the destination side and thus play the role of a data writer to the SMB shared resource itself).
- Select an specific server (among the managed Windows servers available in Veeam Backup & Replication) as an SMB gateway proxy.
Greetings, a few months ago I had the chance to present a Veeam webinar around Veeam SureBackup, which mentions all the benefits of the DataLabs and the power of this technology, you can watch now this one hour webinar and learn much more about SureBackup. Applications like SQL, Active Directory and Exchange are driving our business nowadays. So, keeping critical applications available is a crucial part of DR planning for companies. But how can we ensure that our backups are tested and our recovery plan will work?
- Why are you backing up your data
- How are you sure a backup is good and recoverable
- How to set up automated backup testing with Veeam® SureBackup®
- And much, much more!