This post will continue from part 1 and will cover protecting the VBO Server in AWS with Veeam Backup for AWS and bringing it back to vSphere on premises. We now have our VBO server running as an Amazon EC2 instance and continued protection of our Microsoft Office 365 environment. What if we wanted to move that back on premises? The last thing we did was confirmed that we had a successful backup of our Microsoft Office 365 environment, this was covered in part 1. Veeam Backup for AWS (FREE) I actually wrote about this a few weeks back, introducing the latest product release intoRead More →

How do we backup the backup? Veeam have a solution to that as well, although today the Veeam Backup for Office 365 product is separate to the flagship product Veeam Backup & Replication, they still have the same simple and easy to approach to boring backup. Our customers running Veeam Backup for Office 365 they are most likely today to be running the software within their datacentre running as a virtual machine most likely on VMware vSphere. Because of that scenario we can leverage Veeam Backup & Replication to perform a backup of that machine and that opens the doors to lots of possibilities. VeeamRead More →

Taking a backup is just the start, it’s always been the insurance policy for your data or infrastructure, that doesn’t change when it comes to SaaS based workloads. Why do we need to protect Microsoft Office 365? Well because it’s your data, Microsoft are not backing that up. I will argue with anyone that thinks a litigation hold is a backup, the same as I would argue with anyone that thinks a snapshot is a backup.. If you right click on your organisation or you select the Explore button from the top ribbon then you can then start looking into the restore options around ExchangeRead More →

Ok so we made it this far, it’s time to create a backup. Being 3 posts in and only now talking about backup makes it sound like this is really long winded this is not the case at all, all of this process was completed in less than an hour. Head back to the “organizations” section of your console and select Backup. Very simply add a name and description for your backup job. Our first choice is do you want to backup the entire organisation or a subset of users. I have one user in my organisation so that makes my selection easy. The nextRead More →

In the previous post we went through the super simple process of getting Veeam Backup for Office 365 installed. This post will touch on more of the components and how to get things configured in the v4 product where we have the option now to send our backups directly to Object Storage. This post will walk through the configuration steps. The screen below is what you will see when you open the console and connect to a brand-new installation. The first task we have to perform is adding an organisation. Here we can add an Office 365 organisation but this product will also allow forRead More →

Before we get going, I have a confession to make, this is my second time of installing Veeam Backup for Office 365, the first time was v1.5 and now we fast forward to v4. The gap in releases is really fast though so I am not too far behind. In true Veeam fashion the installation is super simple. Download the bits you need from veeam.com in the download you will find the Veeam Backup for Office 365 installer along with the Exchange and SharePoint explorers. I should mention the system requirements here also but I would also refer you to the user guide which IRead More →

Yesterday at Nutanix .NEXT in Anaheim, CA Nutanix Mine was announced. “Nutanix Mine provides a single platform for organizations experiencing the benefits of Nutanix Enterprise OS, as these organizations can simply extend their existing integrated data protection to include secondary data backup and archiving all in a turnkey backup solution powered by our platform partners.” One of the benefits here from a Veeam point of view is the benefit to choose where and what you use for your Veeam Availability, choice is very important, the ability to roll your own hardware and storage targets for your backups is great and that works for some butRead More →

Based on some work myself and Anthony have been doing over the last 12-18 months around terraform, chef and automation of Veeam components I wanted to extend this out further within the Veeam Availability Platform and see what could be done with our Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV. I have covered lots of deep dive on the capabilities that the product brings even in a v1 state, but I wanted to highlight the ability to automate the deployment of the Veeam Availability for Nutanix Proxy appliance. The idea was also validated when I spoke to a large customer that had heavily invested in Nutanix AHVRead More →

ONTAP 9.5 went GA a few weeks back, waking up this morning to see the weekly digest from Anton Gostev mentioning the support for ONTAP 9.5 with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4a. This will not support the new feature released with ONTAP 9.5 synchronous SnapMirror. I have been preaching the powers of NetApp & Veeam for a few years now, but if you have not seen the power of the integration between the two vendors then I am going to summarise everything in this post here today. Explorer Let’s start with the free stuff you can do with Veeam in a NetApp ONTAPRead More →

“NetApp ONTAP Select is the software-defined version of ONTAP deployed on customers’ choice of commodity servers and hypervisors.”  First, I must introduce NetApp ONTAP Select a Software Defined Storage play allowing for ONTAP to be leveraged on commodity hardware and not requiring FAS hardware. Before Select, NetApp had released a product called ONTAP Edge a similar use case but limited to VMware.   Edge was great for me from a test and development point of view, I didn’t have the power or budget to be able to run a full blown FAS in my home lab, so Edge gave me that possibility rather than relying onRead More →