You may or may not be shocked to hear that I have a server in my garage, I reduced my home lab foot print a few months back and was left with just one HP ML110 Gen7 with some capacity disks. I decided to put Windows 2019 on the box and use this as my home Veeam server, on here we have Veeam Backup & Replication looking after my agent backups and NAS share backups. We have Veeam Backup for Office 365 looking after my vZilla Office 365 account. I also enabled Hyper-V on the box! Madness, I hear you cry! Well it’s a goodRead More →

Way back when Veeam Backup & Replication v10 was released, there was a lot of new features and functionalities focused around the Linux ecosystem, this ranged from the ability to now leverage Linux Proxies in hot add mode to protect your VMware virtualised environment, on top of that the ability to use NFS repositories, well this was possible pre v10 but it required a middle man to achieve this, the middle man I mention is where we required a Linux server to write the data to the NFS share, ideal for some smaller NAS devices. VIX for Linux was another important feature for file levelRead More →

I think it is fair to say, the public cloud is very much in everyone’s mind when looking at an IT refresh or how you approach the constant requirement to innovate on where you enable your business to do more. A constant conversation we are having is around the ability to send workloads to the cloud by using our Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure or AWS, taking care of the conversion process and configuration migration. The most common use case to date has been around performing testing against specific application stacks. Then it comes down to data recovery, for example if you have a failureRead More →

For those interested in Configuration Management and those that are looking to use these tools to also set established rules from which your infrastructure management software should adhere to including your backup software for creation, deployment, maintenance and deletion. There has been an on going community project happening where the CHEF Cookbook that was released firstly back in 2018 has been maintained mostly by one contributor Jeremy Goodrum and you will find his other contributions over on his GitHub. You can find some further deep dive into why we chose CHEF over other configuration management options at the time and walk you through the keyRead More →

The ways in which you can deploy Veeam Backup & Replication and all Veeam products for that matter is vast. You could just take the ISO and install on the physical or virtual and click next, next, and you can be protecting your workloads and data within 15 minutes. This is the same software regardless of the size of your environment, no where flexibility in deployment does become a challenge is when you have many sites that require their own Veeam Backup & Replication configuration. This is where automation plays a huge part in this story, the great thing about Veeam is that it isRead More →

I wanted to share this, and this is nothing new, really its for my own notes as I wanted to share my YouTube channel RSS feed in Microsoft Teams. There are 4 steps you need to take. Navigate to the YouTube channel you wish to add to your RSS feed. Next we need to view the page source code, right click anywhere on the page to get the context menu and select view page source. You will likely now see something like below, We then need to find the following text hit F3 or CNTRL + F and search for “channel-external-id” Get the value ofRead More →

The releases just keep coming from Veeam this year, we have seen releases to the flagship products within the Veeam Availability Suite which consist of Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE, releases for your Cloud IaaS backup requirements with offerings for both AWS and Azure. SaaS backup aimed at Microsoft Office 365. Business continuity and disaster recovery with Veeam Availability Orchestrator and that’s just the big releases. There have also been some updates. 10a released today, and this release concentrates on and addresses issues reported by customers, but it wouldn’t be a Veeam release if it did not contain some new features and functionality.Read More →

We have likely learnt a lot over the last few months about remotely working from home and jumping on zoom or some conferencing tool for meeting after meeting, or if you are a content creator you have likely explored a little outside of your comfort zone on different ways to create content, I created a YouTube account and started getting some regular video demo content up there so I am with you. There are some important things to consider though for making sure you have the best setup your budget allows and that your audience requires, sure you can use your stock webcam and yourRead More →