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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Setup VPN Tunnel Using Two Asus Router

 We will look on how to setup VPN tunnel between two sites using Asus router.


Main Site:

DR Site:

Here is my configuration:-

Main Site 

Using ASUS RT-AC1300 UHP

Configure using Open VPN - act as VPN Server

1. Go to Advanced Settings | VPN | VPN Server | OpenVPN

2. Enable OPENVPN Server & click on Advanced Settings for VPN Details


Interface Type: TUN

Respond to DNS: Yes

Advertise DNS to clients: Yes

Push LAN to clients: Yes

Direct clients to redirect Internet traffic: No (as each site uses their own internet access for external traffic)

Manage Client-Specific Options: Yes

Allow Client <-> Client: Yes

Allow only specified clients: Yes

Common name: client

Subnet :


Push : Yes

4. Click Apply

5.Create a new username & password

6. Export the openvpn configuration file to DR site

DR Site

Using ASUS RT-N18U

Configure using Open VPN - act as VPN Client

1. Go to Advanced Settings | VPN | VPN Client | Add profile

2. Add the user credential that you have created previously & upload the open VPN configuration file

3. Click Activate

End Result

Connection established!

On Main Site Router indicated "Connected"

You are now able to RDP to the machine on both sites.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Video - Backup and Recover Using Kasten

 Quick run-through on how to backup and recover containers using Kasten.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Configuring Auditing for Veeam Backup for o365

 In this post, we will configure auditing for operation perform by operator on view and restore by using Veeam Explorer.

To do so,

1. Access to swagger

2. Get Auth Token first

Click Auth & provide correct credential

Once get the Response Code - 200. Go to top & click Explore

3. Get Organization Id
Go to Organization | GET | Try it out

Take the value id

Id: cbae9938-a613-43db-b145-a0db19f0b4fa

4. Get Organization User
Go to OrganizationUser | GET
Enter the OrganizationID

It will provide all users information.
Take note the ID, DisplayName and Name that you want to audit


"id": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000059f610d-8850-481a-9ca9-9dffa5b84c6bAQUAAAAAAAUVAAAA-xyhw56yw8bPBloGeAQAAA",
      "displayName": "Alpha user",
      "name": "alpha@veeamdemo.local",

 "id": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000274e5496-3868-4a32-8287-65c7013597a4AQUAAAAAAAUVAAAA-xyhw56yw8bPBloG9AEAAA",
      "displayName": "Administrator",
      "name": "Administrator@veeamdemo.local",

5. Let start to audit administrator@veeamdemo.local
Go to OrganizationAudit | POST
Enter OrganizationID & Items

[ {   "type": "user",   "user": {     "id": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000274e5496-3868-4a32-8287-65c7013597a4AQUAAAAAAAUVAAAA-xyhw56yw8bPBloG9AEAAA",     "displayName": "Administrator",     "name": "Administrator@veeamdemo.local",     }   } ]

6. To verify
Go to OrganizationAudit | GET

Result listed as Response Code 200 and output in Response Body

You have successful enable auditing on administrator user. Next is enable auditing notification of the Audited Item.

7. Go to AuditEmailSettings | PUT

"enableNotification": true,
"smtpServer": "dc01.veeamdemo.local",
"port": 25,
"useAuthentication": true,
"username": "administrator@veeamdemo.local",
"userPassword": "P@ssw0rd",
"useSSL": true,
"from": "veeam@veeamdemo.local",
"to": "administrator@veeamdemo.local",
"subject": "VBO Audit - %StartTime% — %OrganizationName% - %DisplayName% - %Action% - %InitiatedByUserName%

Make sure result is Response Code 200.

Final step is verify by perform recovery on VBO Server

Error - WinRM Service cannot process the Request Because the Request needs to be sent to a different machine

 Encountered an error when adding on-prem exchange server using Veeam Backup for O365.


You need to enable basic authentication.

1. Go to Exchange Administrative Center

2. Click on server | Virtual Directories | Powershell

3. Enable basic authentication

Try add again the organization.