Jan 04

Step by Step Guide Veeam Agent for Windows

This article provides a step by step guide to install Veeam Agent for Windows. New Veeam Agents for Windows and Linux will be supported and licensed per agent. Veeam Agent for Windows will be available soon and Veeam Agent for Linux is already released. There are three editions: “Free“, “Workstation” and “Server” being released that include enterprise features such as Application Aware Processing (VSS), flexible scheduling and retention options all while being able to backup directly to Cloud Connect repositories. The most important here is that this covers physical workloads (physical server) as well by way of the Server version


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Jan 03

Step by Step Guide Veeam B&R 9.5 U1 Upgrade

Veeam released Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 1 RC, which contains one significant improvement: VMware vSphere 6.5 support! One time your Veeam Backup Server will be updated, you can backup Virtual Machines running on VMware vSphere 6.5. Basically, you can contact Veeam Support to get your hands on the Update 1 build of version 9.5 with vSphere 6.5 support (open a case at veeam.com to get and download the Release Candidate). Note: The RC version is only for testing. In the word from @Gotstev, Veeam told they also made a big step towards high-resolution monitors support – and while there’s still work to be done, you will notice that the UI became actually usable on DPI settings above 100%. This did require changing the UI font, resizing all dialogs and adjusting placement for some UI controls – so you will notice slightly different UI look after installing the update. Please do let Veeam Support know if you spot any UI inconsistencies brought by these changes that we may have missed so that we could correct those in the GA code.

You can learn more about Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 new features here.

This first technical article in 2017 provides a step by step guide to install Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 (Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 1 Upgrade). If you need to upgrade your Veeam Backup Server (v8 or v9) you can follow this article.

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Jan 02

Top 3 Most Viewed Posts in 2016


Many thanks for your visit in 2016, I wish you all the best for the New Year 2017! Hope you have the energy and the element of good fortune we will all need to ensure a successful to the new year and a prosperous future beyond that. I would also like to thank Veeam (in particular Alexandra) which is the first supporter that sponsors this blog (our partnership will continue in 2017), and my partner Editions ENI (in particular Delphine) with which I should publish some works this year. Special thanks to “SMART DSI” magazine, we published two articles in french about Modern Backup in 2016, then thanks to Veeam France (in particular Olga) and Monaco Informatique Service – Avangarde, we organized two webinars and one workshop for presenting new Veeam Availability Platform!

2016 was a great year, the blog traffic is increased of 70% compared to last year:


Since 2014, the blog grew up! Basically, I have some wishes for 2017 but one of them is to run a marathon! So, hope everything will be alright and now my life cycle is training, work, warm up, training, hard work etc. 🙂

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Dec 14

Problem 12GB SAS Adapter driver on ESXi 6.0

This week, I moved the infrastructure of one of my customers in Paris. Basically, we stopped all the equipment to move them in a new building. When I tried to restart the environment composed of Dell R530 servers and Dell Compellent SCv 2020 SAN storage, the VMware ESXi hypervisors didn’t mount the datastores. No error message appeared and the rescan of storage adapters and datastores since the “Configuration” tab of node didn’t work. For information, the servers are connected to the Compellent storage with 12 Gbps SAS HBA cables. I checked the physical links and everything was alright. The links were up. So, I tried to remove the cluster configuration (servers) of the SAN configuration via “Storage Manager” console and I recreate the servers inside. When I did this operation with the correct HBAs and LUNs ID, the datastores have been mounted directly in ESXi hypervisors… Strange! 🙂

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Dec 14

Video webcast live session – New features in Veeam B&R 9.5

Yesterday, Veeam released Veeam Agent for Linux! Veeam Agent for Linux is a tool that backs up physical Linux systems such as a workstation, a server or machines in the public cloud. This tool creates image-based backups that are stored in .VBK format, the same as in Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows (should be available early January). Veeam Agent for Linux comes with it’s own snapshot and “Change Block Tracking” (CBT) driver that allows for creating incremental backups without rescanning. Basically, I participated in a live webcast in french with Veeam France for presenting new Veeam Availability Platform and main features of Veeam B&R 9.5. The goal was also to introduce you new Veeam Agents for Linux and Windows.

You can watch the video on Youtube below. Link 🙂

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