Veeam B&R restore SQL items and Firewall

I have a customer with some SQL servers on a DMZ, that they need to restore databases to, and we looked at the documentation for which ports to open. This is the documentation for Veeam B&R 9.0, and we found the ports and it worked fine, until we had to restore to an SQL instance […]

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Veeam Backup warning “Unable to truncate Microsoft SQL Server transaction logs.”

I had a customer that contacted me to day because he got a warning that Veeam Backup was "Unable to truncate Microsoft SQL Server transaction logs.Details: Failed to process 'TruncateSQLLog' command. Failed to truncate SQL server transaction logs for instances:  BI See guest helper log." This normally means that the account used for Application Aware backup is not […]

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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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Microsoft SQL database restore with Veeam Backup & Replicator 8.0

There are some prerequisite that is need to be in place before you can do at restore of Microsoft SQL Server databases with Veeam, on the SQL server: TCP/IP enabled as SQL Server protocol enabled remote accesss to SQL Server SQL Server Browser Server enbled and running

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New cool fling from VMware “vCS to vCSA Converter

VMware has just published a new VMware Fling on VMware Labs, that can convert Windows installed vCenter using a external Microsoft SQL to vCSA (vCenter Server Appliance). This is something I have been requesting for at long time, and is looking forward to trying out. The tools can be found here: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vcs-to-vcva-converter

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