I have seen this happen with Veeam Replication, as well as Zerto. Microsoft patches are downloaded, and some of them need to install at boot so that is scheduled. I have seen when Zerto replicated the VM when the patches were not quite finished being configured to install at boot. That impacted the start of … Continue reading Patches outstanding can slow recovery
Hi all, I have been using Veeam Backup & Replication off and on for a long time. One of the things I have not used often, until lately, was the guest application consistency. I really like it, the way it can do a proper application consistent backup of SQL or Exchange and yet manage the … Continue reading Working with Veeam Application Consistency!
It is important to understand the VAO installation overview to help you be successful with VAO quicker. More info on VAO can be found in the release notes. The docs are here - sorry I cannot make a link right to the VAO docs. You can find versions of supported OS or databases in it … Continue reading Veeam Availability Orchestrator v1.0 Installation Overview
Hi all, I am building up a bunch of VMs for some testing and I need to put tags on all of them. I sometimes do that manually when there is one VM but using PowerCLI it is much easier when you have lots of VMs. I have heard that PowerCLI and working with tags … Continue reading Working with PowerCLI and Tags
Hello all, I had a request to write this up so I am doing it in a bit of hurry. Don't hesitate to say it needs more detail or whatever if you need help. When you have applications that are spread over multiple tiers you should be creaful how you protect and recover them. If … Continue reading Speeding Recovery of multiple tier applications
So you have installed VAO, and have tested your plans and you are ready for a crisis. But you want to know how you can trigger one plan, and have them all go. Right? I can help with that. The overview is you do plans, test them and when happy you chain them. But you … Continue reading Chaining plans in Veeam Availability Orchestrator
You might see this error one day in VAO. I have. It is pretty simple to see this. I had configured my replication on the production site, and I had created the virtual lab on the recovery site. I did that specifically since I had virtual labs on my production site for the SureBackup jobs … Continue reading VAO – Virtual Lab ‘X’ not found on server ‘y’