Backups

VMware discontinues vSphere Data Protection

On April 5th, VMware announced that they would discontinue VDP, vSphere Data Protection – VMware’s integration backup solution.  Now, VMware will not have an integrated backup solution but instead will rely (as they should) on partner solutions that utilize official vSphere APIs. https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2149614 Several years ago, VMware had 2 versions of VDP – standard and […]

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Veeam Cloud Connect – Service Provider Setup

  Veeam has always been a great product for backup and replication, and in the recent past, they had introduced Cloud Connect, as a way to have integrated offsite backups to a hosted provider.  What makes Cloud Connect really special, is that all communication to the cloud provider is over a single port.  No need […]

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Veeam Architect – Repository Types

  In the previous Veeam Architect post, we talked about the different transport modes available to move our data from the production VMs, into the backup files, which will be stored in a backup repository that we define.  But, there are a couple different options for a backup repository in Veeam Backup and Replication, so […]

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Veeam Architect – Proxy Transport Modes

  Veeam, the leader in virtualization backups, has a couple different ways of gathering your production data and transporting it to the Backup Repository.  In this post, we will look at all three methods, and show the data path for each, and see what some benefits of each mode are.  First, let’s take a look […]

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Veeam SureBackup – Failed to create process with net logon

Recently, I was setting up a Veeam SureBackup job for a client and received an error when running the application group for the domain controllers, which will be the cornerstone of all the other SureBackup jobs. The job would run properly, spinning up the VM in a sandbox environment.  SureBackup would verify vmtools were running, […]

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Veeam Endpoint Backup – VeeamON

One of the sessions I attended at VeeamON was the Veeam Endpoint Backup Free – tips and tricks.  I wanted to share some of the thoughts from this session. To start, what is VEB free?  Well, it’s a great backup utility for use on physical machines, including simple servers, desktops, and laptops. Milestones V1 Announced […]

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VeeamON – v9 Announcements

This week, I’m out at in Las Vegas for the 20125 VeeamON conference.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, as this is my first time, but let me tell you, Veeam has done a great job.  More posts for VeeamON this week, but this one is going to focus on new features that were announced […]

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