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Veeam – Re-visit Linux Re-IP

I wrote a blog post back in 2013 , //www.cragdoo.co.uk/veeam-replication-linux-vm-failover/, on how to Re-IP Linux VMs. This week I have been working on the same thing , for a customer’s DR replication and I’ve come across a couple of improvements/changes that can be made to make the process a little easier. Script Update So the 1st thing I came across…

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Veeam – Unable to allocate memory for storage metadata

Problem Recently I was asked by a colleague for some help with an Exchange item restore request from a customer. “Not a problem“, I said , “we backup their Exchange environment with Veeam. Just fire up the Exchange explorer, find the item you’re looking for and restore” About an hour or so later, my colleague returns saying the restore job…

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Veeam v9 – Not just about the headline acts

Well the wait is over, Veeam Availability Suite v9 is now GA, with a multitude of new features.   Some of the headline ‘acts’ include: – Scale Out Backup Repository Veeam Cloud Connect Replication Direct NFS Access Veeam Explorer for Oracle What I like to do is delve a bit deeper into the “Veeam V9 What’s New” document , and look…

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Veeam – Best Practices Book – VMware

As part of my Veeam Vanguard status, I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of  ‘Best Practises – Veeam Backup and Replication for VMware – Version 8.0’.   This book of full of real world advice and tips from Veeam Engineers:- Example Sometimes VeeamZIP is used to create the actual backup for seeding. VeeamZIP does not create the needed…

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VeeamOn 2015 – Day 1

While the main VeeamOn 2015 sessions kicked of today , being a Veeam Vanguard meant I got to spend a day “off track” for some exclusives. First up we were given our Vanguard swag/merchandise.   I had opted for a t-shirt, long sleeve top, sweatshirt, jacket and rucksack. Also included in our swag were some cool laptop stickers, a Vanguard…

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VeeamOn 2015 – Day 0

My long journey to VeeamOn 2015 started at 03:30am , with a an hours drive to Edinburgh Airport. An hour or so later I was in Gatwick , ready fro my final long haul flight to Las Vegas. Upon landing at Vegas I was greeted by Mario, from Presidential Limousines. Great start to the conference. A quick tour down the strip,…

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Misc

Raising your online profile – Sharing the knowledge is the *real power

Social media these days can be perceived in a bad light, the common perception is that it is mainly the hangout of trolls, celebrity stalkers and people who have a fascination with posting selfies. However there is a good use for social media, from a professional perspective. There are  so many types of social media e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram,…

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Cisco UCS Service Profile map

Info Quick blog post , been wanting to post this image of a Cisco UCS Service Profile map for a while. While creating a profile recently, I was curious to map out all the options available, this is the resultant mind map.   thankfully most of the settings can be left with the default settings.