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 →

At AWS ReInvent this week Veeam announced and released the free version of the Veeam Backup for AWS. The free version is only the start and expect to see additional versions later on down the line, and in particular where the product integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication for those customers that have a hybrid cloud approach. What is Veeam Backup for AWS Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition and subsequent versions are available within the AWS Marketplace. The FREE edition allows you to protect 10 Amazon EC2 instances using native EBS snapshots and then tier those snapshots to an Amazon S3 repository. Within theRead More →

I last wrote something about Veeam Backup for Office 365 back when version 2 was released. Version 2 extended the ability to protect not only Exchange online but also into SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. You can if you really want read back here. This was released July 24, 2018 and we are now up to version 4. Version 3 just to play catch up can be found here The payload for v3 was in a quick recap, Improved security with multi-factor authentication support Enhanced visibility Simplified management for larger environments Flexible retention options Which then leads us up to now, last week VeeamRead More →

It was my second stint at presenting at a Tech Field Day event after back in April 2019 we came out to the Bay Area to participate in Cloud Field Day 5, you can find those recordings here. Tech Field Day this week was a special one, #TFD20 was the 10 year anniversary of the event. That’s a pretty impressive achievement when we live in a world full of influencer programs within our community, some things come and go but TFD is the constant. This time round we brought the boss with us, El Rickatron. Two reasons 1. He is the boss and he wantedRead More →

This post will highlight the capabilities of the Veeam CHEF cookbook and walkthrough getting things going. The first deployment mode is “Simple” this is a single Windows machine that will act as the all in one server, this server will contain all the mandatory components required for Veeam Backup & Replication to function. Next, we have the Advanced Deployment; this breaks up those components and allows us to deploy multiple nodes for different Veeam functions. Orange Lines are request and send cookbooks to and from CHEF Server. Black lines are initiating the bootstrap process for each node / component to be deployed. In advanced deployments,Read More →

As part of my #SummerProject of exploring deeper into Infrastructure as Code, Public Cloud and Cloud Native it led me back to a session that I delivered last year at VeeamON. The concept of the session was to highlight some of the things we had done from a community point of view with CHEF and Veeam to really show Day 0 operations and getting Veeam up and running in a declarative fashion. Why did we choose to automate Veeam deployments? We wanted to come up with way to consistently deploy Veeam servers. When you look at the difference between simple deployments and more advanced environments,Read More →