Category: Storage

Backup with Trusted Repository Storage

Backup with trusted repository storage is essential (secure, reliable and efficient). Here’s a fresh example of data loss issues Veeam is seeing in support (Anton Gostev’s Weekly Word) from users who chose “low-end” NAS as their backup storage. What makes this one worth highlighting here is the usage of NFS protocol, which removes all those …

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Veeam B&R v11 and ReFS

The ReFS filesystem is commonly used for Virtualization, Backup, and Microsoft Exchange because of its resiliency, real-time tier optimization, faster virtual machine operations, and great scalability. But until recently, ReFS didn’t support data deduplication, which was available on NTFS formatted volumes only. Data deduplication can provide significant savings on storage costs by using block-level technology …

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Vanguard Summit 2019 – NAS Backup Sneak peek!

Hello! Finally, Veeam Backup and Replication v10 will be able to protect those SMB (CIFS) and NFS shares with a scalable disk-to-disk backup and numerous restore options, including share state rollback following the ransomware attack. Support for file shares and network-attached storage (NAS) backup. This was another huge request from Veeam’s customer base, as it’s …

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Windows Server 2019 – Salvaging ReFS Data from corrupted volumes!

The ReFS filesystem is commonly used for Virtualization, Backup, and Microsoft Exchange because of its resiliency, real-time tier optimization, faster virtual machine operations, and great scalability. But until recently, ReFS didn’t support data deduplication, which was available on NTFS formatted volumes only. Data deduplication can provide significant savings on storage costs by using block-level technology …

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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 …

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