Sep 12

Ransomware – Protect your Backup Server

In the last word from Gotstev, he has written about ransomware story affecting a Veeam customer. No matter how similar these stories are to one another, someone can learn something new from each one, thus preventing the same disaster from happening to your environment. Especially with stories like this one, which deals with hackers who are trying to be helpful so to speak. These folks tend to explain to the victim how they got in once the ransom has been paid, without ever being asked to do so…

 

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Sep 05

Failed to process replication – Port 2501

Recently, I had a global replication error for one of my customer with Veeam Backup & Replication v9. We are seeing the following error which is causing replicas to fail: “Failed to process replication task Error: Failed to connect to the port [HYPER-V-HOST-2501]“. Came across this error recently which is thankfully an easy fix but there is not a lot out there, the following is the error and the fix.

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Aug 31

Veeam Backup for Office 365 – Invalid Exchange Server version

Since few days, Veeam’s support received this error from some end-users about Veeam Backup for Office 365 (release 1.0.0.912): “Invalid Exchange Server version” during backing up of mailboxes (Veeam Backup for Office 365 – Invalid Exchange Server version). The issue is confirmed, the quick fix is in place…

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Aug 29

Way to cleanly remove Veeam Agent for Windows

This article provides a step by step guide to cleanly remove Veeam Agent for Windows (VAW). Veeam Agent for Windows is now available in version 2. 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.. Uninstall of the software is successful but you can not get rid of any historical data from the old build of VAW. Here’s way to cleanly remove Veeam Agent for Windows…

 

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Aug 22

Hyper-V 2016 New Features – Network (Part 1)

Hyper-V is the Microsoft’s virtualization platform that allows creating virtual infrastructures under Windows and/or Linux (Hyper-V 2016 Overview and Architecture Guide). Hyper-V 2016 version has been improved by Microsoft then they released a lot of new features such as network, installation mode, Nano Server, Virtual Machines and Security, administration, Nested Virtualization, QoS for storage, rolling Hyper-V Cluster upgrade, improved ReFS (Resilient File System), and virtual hard disk. Here’s the post to introduce Hyper-V 2016 New Features – Network.

Original Network - Hyper-v 2016

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