vSphere 6.5 Backup Interoperability

We are still waiting for the backup vendors to support vSphere 6.5. At the moment VMware VDP 6.1.3 and Veritas Backup Exec 16 has support. Veritas Backup Exec 16 does not support vSAN 6.5 (see the Software Compatibility list here: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000115689) Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3 has a limited support, see here. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116592 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 will have support and is […]

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Veeam B&R 9.0 Update 2 Released

Last week Veeam released update 2 for there Veeam Backup and Replication 9.0. This is update contains support for this new platforms: Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series support for Direct NFS backup mode. EMC Unity support for Backup from Storage Snapshots and Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots functionality. EMC Data Domain DD OS 5.7 support for DD […]

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Veeam B&R SQL Log Shipping and Firewall Rules

I was looking at which ports that should be open in a Firewall, for SQL log Shipping to work, so I was looking at the "VM Guest OS Connection" section of the documentation: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/used_ports.html#guest But that is not all that needs to be opened you also have to look at the "Backup Server Connections" section and […]

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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0 Update 1 Released

Veeam has released update 1 for there Backup & Replication 9.0. I have just installed it in a test/demo environment and it just worked, but you have to update the client also, it will not update automatic. This is a maintenance that has bug fixes and new features/enhancements: General Enhanced extent selection logic for scale-out […]

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Veeam Backup Job twice a day, not at 12 AM and 12 PM

I had a customer that want's to run a backup twice a day, but if you choose to do it Periodically every 12 Hours, like this.   But this vil make the job run at 12 AM and 12 PM, you can set an offset for up to 59 Minutes. My customer want's to run the […]

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Veeam Backup job indexing/Application Aware on only one VM out of many

If you have made a Veeam Backup job that contains many VM's and only want's to index one of the VM's (this can alo be used on Application Aware, not in the example, but the principal is the same.) Here is the folder that I want to make a job for, but only wants to index the […]

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Veeam Backup & Replication v9 Released

The long awaited release of the new Veeam Backup & Replication v9, has been released today. This new version has many new exciting features og enhancement: Scale-out Backup Repository BitLooker Integration with EMC snapshots Backup from NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots Direct NFS Access HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Updated EMC Data Domain support […]

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ESXi 6.0 and CBT bug

VMware ESXi 6.0 has a critical bug in its CBT, that may result inconsistent virtual machine backups. http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2136854 VMware has just released a new patch thats fixes this:  http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2137546 I have recommended my customer to reset the CBT on there VMs, they can use the script from this link: https://github.com/WahlNetwork/powershell-scripts/blob/master/VMware%20vSphere/Reset-CBT.ps1 Veeam has tested and found that […]

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Veeam, hotadd backup of VM with many disks

I recently had to configure a Veeam backup job for a virtual SQL server with 20 disks. The job failed with an error that there was not enough SCSI Controllers configured on the backup Proxy, that I used for the hotadd backup. So I add 3 extra controllers to the backup proxy, in the vSphere Web […]

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