VMware Appliances and Backup Strategies

VMware has are using a lot of Virtual Appliances to there products, but there are different backup strategies for them. I have compiled a list of some of them here and their options. Supports quiesced snapshot: Most appliances supports this, but not all, always check before usingquisced image backup. vSphere vCenter Appliance 6.0 and 6.5  6.0 : https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60 6.5 […]

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 (Public BETA)

You can now sign up for the Public Beta of the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0. System requirements Hardware  CPU: x86-64 processor architecture.  Memory: 2 GB RAM.  Disk Space: 150 MB for product installation.  Network: 1 Mbps or faster. High latency and reasonably unstable WAN links are supported.  System firmware: BIOS or UEFI.  Drive encryption: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Veeam Releases update 2 for Backup & Replicator 8.0

Veeam har just released Veeam Backup & Replicator 8.0 update 2, which gives support for vSphere 6.0, but also have many other fixes and new features. This version also gives support for integrator with Veeam Endpoint Backup Free. Veeam Backup & Replicator 8.0 update 2 can be found here: http://www.veeam.com/kb2024 For integration with Veeam ONE 8.0 please install the new update 2 for this, this can […]