The Best Practices guide for Veeam Backup & Replication 9 is now available, it was developped by Veeam architects. This guide is intended for Backup Administrators or Consultants managing Veeam Backup & Replication on a daily basis. Most sections of this guide assume you already have hands on experience with Backup & Replication, and will serve as an “advanced user guide”, meaning that more basic usage information, system requirements and the like must be found in User Guide in Veeam Helpcenter. Service providers delivering BaaS and DRaaS with Veeam Cloud Connect should refer to the corresponding Veeam Cloud Connect Reference Architecture.
Update 2 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0 has been generally available for a week now, and Veeam has not much to report except one upgrade problem that seems fairly common. You can find more information about the release here. If you have minimal possible SQL permissions on the Veeam service account (“db_datareader” and “db_datawriter” roles only), then the service will not have enough privileges to make the required updates to the configuration database, causing it to fail to start after the upgrade. Veeam has tested and confirmed that temporarily lifting the role to “db_owner” allows the upgrade to complete. However, there were also a couple of users who said they had to grant sysadmin role (as “db_owner” was not enough), these cases have been investigated by Veeam so you can read more of this article!
I wanted to write an article about “Ransomware“. Basically for many months, we get calls from our customers who are infected with the virus. It is based on “cryptolocker” type. A “cryptolocker” is malicious software that spreads mostly by mail. The user receives a request for final payment inside the message (in English or French), this one contains an attachment representing the invoice…
VMware has released a big patch for ESXi 6.0 a few days ago which addresses many nasty outstanding issues, including the most recent CBT issue with taking quiesced VM snapshots with VMware Tools VSS, as well as a few PSOD conditions. Especially useful for Veeam B&R that leveraging VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT) data supplied (Backup and Replicas of virtual machines running on ESXi 6.0.x). You can find more information about the patch here.
Veeam released Veeam B&R 9 Update 2, which contains some significant improvements such as NetApp Data ONTAP 8.3.2 support and VMware VSAN 6.2 support. You can find more information about the release here.
This article provides a step by step guide for an update from Veeam Backup & Replication 9 (version 18.104.22.1682 or 22.214.171.1241) to Veeam B&R 9 Update 2 (version 126.96.36.1995).