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Dude where’s my Veeam Powershell??

You may or may not be aware but during the installation of the Veeam Backup and Replication Console, by default the Veeam Powershell Snap-on is installed as well? Well there’s a few components installed :   Veeam Backup PowerShell Snap-In Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange Veeam Explorer for Oracle Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL…

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SCOM+ Veeam MP+ Squared Up = awesome dashboards

In my day to day job I use SCOM, among other tools, as part of our monitoring suite, and let’s be honest SCOM dashboards can be at times :- Basic in metrics being reported on, particularly when it comes to VMware/Hyper-V monitoring. Very slow, sometimes downright unusable. Enhancing SCOM monitoring To address the 1st issue, we have been using Veeam…

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Veeam Mount Server – Ports 9401 & 6170 ‘gotcha’

In instances where you are running a Remote site, the new Mount Server feature of Veeam Backup and Replication v9 can be a useful feature. The Mount Server allows you to specify a Windows Based server in your remote site, as a mount point for your file level restore operations. Description Prior to v9, in a Remote office scenario, when…

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5 Pillars of Veeam

During a recent Veeam UK webinar featuring David Spence (Under the Hood of Veeam Availability Suite V9 – Top Unknown features), David mentions the ‘5 Pillars of Veeam’ , which are :- High speed recovery Data loss avoidance Verify protection Leverage data Complete visibility   This was the 1st time I had heard anyone referring to the ‘5 Pillars of…

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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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