Hi all, This is one of those things that will likely not impact you, but I write it down just in case! I had, late yesterday, a vSphere host die. This was in fact in the middle of a SureBackup job, and the host held my vCenter, and my main View server. The server did … Continue reading Server Crash, then Veeam backups fail
Hello all, I had chatted a while back with some customers that don't use Virtual Labs. And while I used to have them in my lab I do not right now. So I am bringing them back - so this article is helpful for me, but hopefully for those people that don't use Virtual Labs … Continue reading Veeam Virtual Labs can verify your Backups!
Hi all, If you saw Luca's post on doing PowerShell remotely (which is pretty darn cool) and you were new to PowerShell like me you may have had an issue. The issue above is from my desktop where I have the Veeam console installed and I was trying to do the remote Veeam PowerShell stuff … Continue reading Using PowerShell with Veeam – remotely!
This all started with a discussion with a person in Dinosaur Provincial Park. A great place to explore and in fact meet fellow IT people. When you protect your Active Directory domain controllers with Veeam it provides some very interesting opportunities. As you might guess you can recover your DC's without issue but that is … Continue reading Restoring Active Directory Objects
I had some time today, and I started on something sort of cool. A couple of articles will come out of it. But here is the first! Many companies I know and or have visited like to get all of the applications that are important to talk to syslog. Syslog is a transport protocol that … Continue reading Veeam events to Syslog – Log Insight
Hello all, An irritating issue today was solved - with some help from Veeam forums. I recently went through the Veeam Certified Engineer training and test (yes I passed!). As a result of that learning, I wanted to enabled guest file indexing and / or application aware processing. Here is what it looks like: … Continue reading Connecting to guest OS via VIX error … error 4
One of my co-workers got me thinking on this today so I thought I would write something up and get it out. This is like some of the other things I do (like vSphere Best Practices) where I hope that comments and suggestions show up that help me improve this. This is about securing your … Continue reading Securing your Veeam backups
Some time ago, one of my friends had a house fire. They literally had only enough time to grab the kids and run for their lives. The fire burned so hot, and so fast, they could only run. And their car, parked at the curb, had its house facing windows melted. They lost everything. My … Continue reading Using Veeam Cloud Connect to backup offsite
Hello all, I recently had a backup failure. It was of my lab DC, and I had just upgraded it from Win2K8 R2 to Win2K12 R2. I saw this in my status email. I love these well designed emails as often when I am out on the road it is how I see how things … Continue reading Veeam backup failed – the operation is not allowed in the current state