Veeam: Whiteboard Veeam Live Recording Next-level data protection: Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 U4

Greetings friends, a few weeks back I had the pleasure to co-present a Whiteboarding live-session with Alex Fraser (Senior Systems Engineer UKI). The session which you can watch for free, and without any registration, if you do a little scrolling covers a few of the new announcements with Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 U4, not just we present it by a diagram and with a brief explanation, but also we jump into de Console to show how actually does it works. The topics covered are:
  • Cloud Tier: Provide unlimited capacity for long-term data retention by using native, cost effectiveobject storage integrations.
  • Staged & Secure Restore: Remain compliant by streamlining GDPR right to be forgotten requests and reduce security risks by automatcially scanning and verifying backups after malicious attacks.
  • Cloud Mobility: Provides easy portability and recovery of ANY on-premises or cloud-based workloads to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack.
Session starts at 09.00 If you have any feedback about the session, please share it so we can improve for future presentations, and if you want to give it a try to the latest update, download our free trial right here.

Veeam: Free Veeam licenses for our virtualization Home Labs

Veeam reminds us that it offers free licenses for our virtualization home labs, which gives us the opportunity to test all the power of Veeam products in our environments. Not only this, but it also comes in handy to have Backups of our demo environment.

Veeam Agent for Windows NEW

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is an agent that is easily installed in any modern version of Microsoft Operating Systems, and that allows us to protect physical environments such as workstations or laptops, or Windows servers with Active Directory or complex applications that require to be physical, also allows us to protect Microsoft Windows environments in the Public Cloud.

Not-For-Resale Licenses (NFR) for Veeam Agent for Windows.

Veeam: Recording of the webinar “The Top 10 Best Practices for vSphere Backup”

Greetings friends, I was lucky enough to present the Webinar for Veeam called top 10 best practices for VMware vSphere Backup. In this nearly one-hour webinar, we'll see ten tips, each important, on best practices for getting the best results when backing up VMware vSphere with Veeam Backup & Replication.

Webinar Description

Virtualization is becoming more and more important. This is why all of us need to deal with professional data protection. In this webinar for IT professionals, you will learn everything about backup and the top 10 best practices for your vSphere environment, according to Veeam. In this webinar, we will answer these questions:
  • Which backup mode best fits my infrastructure?
  • What are the options for restoring my data?
  • What are the benefits of Veeam Storage Snapshot integration?
  • How do I perform a professional vSAN Backup with Veeam?
  • And more!
I leave you here the recording, I hope you like it: Download slides

Related Links

Some good links which you can find insde the slides as well are: Thank you so much, if you have any questions about the Webinar, or about the Best Practices for vSphere, please feel free to drop me an email.

Veeam: Veeam Enterprise Manager – Veeam’s Swiss Army Knife to perform all kind of data restore, from a convenient web interface

Greetings friends, as many of you know Veeam includes for free Veeam Enterprise Manager in the Enterprise or Enterprise Plus editions. Veeam Enterprise Manager is a web portal that administrators, or delegated users, can access to perform different recovery operations, or for example create DataLabs requests as well. I decided to create this Blog to cover all the operations we can do from Enterprise Manager, since it has so many that it really looks like a Swiss Army Knife, let's go!

Administration, management and execution of the Works of Veeam

Once we connect to our Veeam Enterprise Manager, we can see the option called JOBS, from here we can perform several operations, let's see them all.

Start, stop, retry and advanced options of Veeam jobs.

From here we will be able to launch the works of Copy, or Replica, or SureBackup, etc. Also stop them and retry them:

Veeam: Slack notifications for each execution of Failover Plans, includes VMs and work summary

Greetings friends, I haven't written much about Veeam Availability Orchestrator yet, and that's going to change soon, today I start with an advanced entry and later we'll come back with the basics. One of the amazing things Veeam Availability Orchestrator allows us is to include additional steps in our Disaster Recovery plan. Talking to a customer I said to him if he would like to receive Slack notifications when a job is running, and have a brief summary in Slack too once the job finishes, of course he loved the idea, today we'll see the steps necessary to get it up and running.

How to activate an Incoming WebHook in Slack to send simple notifications

Depending on the amount of WebHooks you have available in your Slack channels, this will work or give you an error, simply go to this link:

HPE: My experience at the NimbleStorage Connect User Groups, includes Slides and videos about Veeam’s Storage integration

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.

Some images of the NimbleStorage Connect User Groups

In this tweet we can see the room in Bristol, with a full house and a luxurious location, we had the opportunity to see many interesting presentations, Roadmap of NimbleStorage and live demos of InfoSight: https://twitter.com/Nick_Dyer_/status/1052173364155035648 In London we had a massive attendance, with another absolute full room, in which I was lucky to see that 90% of attendees were already using Veeam together with Nimble Storage, so my presentation was more about good practices: https://twitter.com/jorgedlcruz/status/1052849995601326081

Veeam: Recording of Live session “Everything about Backup in 60 Minutes or Less” with Nick Furnell and Jorge de la Cruz

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.

Veeam: How to create a Linux Backup repository in Veeam using our QNAP storage (no CIFS or iSCSI)

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.: The answer has always been that due to the minimal operating system included in the QNAPs, the following dependencies could not be installed: Luckily for us, all the necessary packages are included in the default Perl package that QNAP now serves from its own App Center, so today we will see exclusively how to install the Perl module in QNAP, and how to configure our QNAP in Linux Backup Repository mode for Veeam. 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:

How to install the Perl module in QNAP using the App Center

QNAP 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:

[Recorded Webinar] Are Your Backups Usable? Backup Testing and Automation Using Veeam SureBackup

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? Watch this recorded webinar with Systems Engineer Jorge de la Cruz to get into the world of perfect backups and learn:
  • 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!
Duration: 1:00:42

Veeam: Don’t let your dog eat your blog –Protecting cPanel multi-tenant using Veeam Agent for Linux and Veeam Cloud Connect

Greetings friends, today I bring you a very interesting blog post for Service Providers, but not limited to these. Today I bring you a step further, and it's about taking advantage of the functionality of being able to launch Backups from cPanel users to a Cloud Connect Provider that includes Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0, each backup assigned to its tenant, etc.. As this Blog post has been a little long for me, I leave you the menu so that you can jump to where it is more interesting for you:

1.- Topology and brief explanation of the Infrastructure

As always, I would like to leave you with a diagram of how this Infrastructure and the data flow between cPanel, Veeam Cloud Connect and the tenants will look like: To make this whole environment work we'll have to have the following:
  • A cPanel WHM license, and root access to shell. (We could also extra polarize this to a LAMP server with multiple workloads, etc, but it would be more manual)
  • Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0 Server Edition - We will use the Server version as we want to create multitasks, one for each tenant, and of course make use of the pre-freeze and post-shaw scripts that will generate the backup of each tenant.
  • A provider, or Veeam Cloud Connect providers, you can have a look at the list here - https://www.veeam.com/find-a-veeam-cloud-provider.html
Once we have everything ready, we can move on to the next point.