Veeam SureBackup – DC starts in safe mode

I have customer using Veeam Backup & Replication, and they are using SureBackup for backup verfication. After upgrading version 9.0 with update 2, there verification of the Domain Controllers started to fail on check of "DNS", "Domain Controller", and "Global Catalogs" (TCP port connection check). After some searching i found this Community forum thread, that has a solution: https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/surebackup-dc-starts-in-safe-mode-t37064.html […]

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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 Update 2 install failure

I was updating a Veeam Backup and Replication 9.0 with Update 2. After the update the Veeam Backup service and Enterprise service was not starting, Gustev from Veeam wrote about this in his weekly "The Word From Gostev" in the weekly newsletter, that this was a know issue. The database user did not have the required minimum […]

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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, vCenter migration utility

Veeam has published a migration utility to be used if you replaces your vCenter with another and moves all VM's to the new vCenter (with og without the ESXi hosts). This Utility fixes the re-mappes theMoRef IOs of the VM's. This means that the backup will afterward continue and not create a new backup for the VM's. The Utility does […]

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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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