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, 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, 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!
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
- 2.- Installing Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0
- 3.- Quick overview of Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0 CLI commands
- 4.- Add the different tenants of Cloud Provider for each tenant
- 5.- Creation of the pre-freeze and post-thaw scripts with cPanel Backup
- 6.- Creating and programming the copy jobs of Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0
- 7.- Launch the copy jobs of Veeam Agent for Linux 2.0
- 8.- Checking as Service Provider that the Backups have been executed
- 9.- Access as tenant to the Backup files using Veeam Agent FLR Linux (File-level-recovery)
1.- Topology and brief explanation of the InfrastructureAs 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
Greetings friends, I continue with this very interesting series about Veeam and Microsoft Azure, we have already seen practically all the steps: from interconnecting Microsoft Azure with our Datacenter, deploying the VBR in Azure, launching the copy job jobs, and of course restoring Microsoft Azure, today I bring you how to bring those VM in Azure back to our Datacenter, as you can see in this illustration:
Greetings friends, we saw the other day how to configure Veeam Locations in our virtualization environment, Cloud providers and in our Backup elements. Today I bring you the next step, to be able to show you a report of all this that we have configured in a granular and simple way, and in PDF!
Veeam ONE Reporter - Data Sovereignty OverviewThe first thing we will do is to go to the URL of our Veeam ONE Reporter, remember https://veeamonefqdn:1239/ if we are in the Veeam ONE itself via RDP we will see an icon for quick access:
Greetings friends, with the upcoming launch of GDPR, many of the companies that use Veeam or service providers using Veeam are facing many new challenges, in this Blog I will not discuss all the challenges that a regulation like GDPR has, but how Veeam can help. Since the release of Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 U3, Veeam has included a new feature called Locations, which will help us with the task of marking infrastructure elements and backup elements, so that we can visualize all this later. When we are performing Veeam tasks once we have the Locations configured, we will be able to see a warning in the jobs that will allow us to check if we are not sending backups to sites where the new regulation does not allow. The elements that we can assign Locations are the following:
- Elements in Virtual infrastructure: vCenter Servers, datacenters, clusters and hosts.
- Backup infrastructure elements: backup repositories, scale-out backup repositories, tape libraries and tape vaults.
- Elements in Agent management: protection groups.
- Veeam Cloud Connect for service providers: cloud repositories and hardware plans.
Configuring Veeam Locations in Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 U3As mentioned before, we will need Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 U3 or higher to configure the Locations. We will go to Home - Inventory and click on Locations:
Greetings friends, I continue with the series of blogs about how to move workloads from our Datacenter to Microsoft Azure, what we are going to see today is how to recover those backups that we have released in the previous series, using directly the functionality called Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure:
Greetings, I continue with the series on Veeam and Microsoft Azure, let's remember the diagram of the introduction where we presented the workflow. What I'm going to show you today, step by step, is the configuration in our Veeam Backup & Replication Server of our datacenter.
Adding the Microsoft Azure repository in our Data CenterThe first step of this blog, is to add the Microsoft Azure repository, in our local datacenter, remember that we have configured a new VBR in Microsoft Azure, and that we have inter-connected our datacenter and Azure. We will go to Backup Repositories - Add Repository
Greetings friends, I continue with the series about Veeam and Microsoft Azure, if we remember the drawing of the first entry, we will see that in Microsoft Azure we will deploy a Veeam Backup & Replication server, with the purpose of serving as a Backup Repository, and at the same time be able to operate and recover jobs directly to Azure, in case our main datacenter fails:
Deploying Veeam Backup & Replication directly from the Azure MarketplaceVeeam has been offering Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 U3 directly from the Azure Marketplace for some time now, this is very convenient and includes:
- A fully functional and installed Windows Server 2016.
- An automatically pre-installed instance of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5U3, with SQLexpress