You know those tools that you all should have close by and accessible as an administrator? The Veeam Extract Utility should be one of these tools, before this week it has always been free to download but it has always been included as part of the Veeam Backup & Replication software download. Let’s just rewind, what is the Veeam Extract Utility? It is a tool that allows you to extract your Veeam image-based backups (VBK, VIB, VRB) without requiring a full installation of Veeam Backup & Replication, even though Community Edition gives you all the recovery options. The Extract Utility is a small bit ofRead More →

WOW! It feels like almost 3 years since we started talking about Veeam Availability Suite v10! That’s because it was, but that doesn’t mean we have not been releasing mammoth updates since then. There were 5 things announced at that infamous New Orleans convention centre in May 2017. Can you remember what they were? Centralised Agent Management Universal Storage API Cloud Tier NAS Backup Continuous Data Protection Let’s clear up this first before we move on, Centralised Agent Management arrived at the back end of 2017 along with the Universal Storage API. The release which you can see below was Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5Read More →

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 →