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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ignite:- What's New in Windows Server 2016 Virtualization?

Miss the Microsoft Ignite 2016 and would like to know latest news about Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V?

No worry, you can view Ben session about "What's News in Windows Server 2016 Virtualization?" from below


Enjoy!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Seeding Backup Copy Job

In order to achieve 3-2-1 rule, you can use "Backup copy Job" on Veeam to duplicate primary site backup data to remote site.

If you try using Veeam Console, you may not see the option to configure seeding on the User Interface. Seeding allow you to reduce the bandwidth use by having similar full copy set at DR and only sync the incremental changes.

Here is process to achieve seeding objective for Backup Copy Job:

1. Existing you have configure VM Backup Job on 1st Repository. (Consist full backup data & incremental)
2. Configure a Backup Copy Job to 2nd Repository. This will copy full copy & incremental to 2nd Repository.
3. Manually copy backup data from step 2 to Remote Site Repository which still at Primary Site. Once completed, you can ship this new repository to DR Site.
4. Rescan Remote Site Repository. Configure another backup copy job and map target to backup data from step 3



[Result]
Below is the screen of backup data at Remote Site Repository
  • VBK (full copy) - 1st Backup Copy Job name
  • VIB  (incremental copy) - 2nd Backup Copy Job name



Below is the summary of backup copy job process. From here, no full copy of data is transfer to DR. Therefore, seeding process is successful and we able to save Internet bandwidth.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Backup and Recover Microsoft Office365

Well, you've start to use Microsoft Office365 in your environment for email messaging.

Then next question is how do you protect your daily email message? We try to google around & found Microsoft Technet:- Backup email in Exchange Online post.

In scenario like Datacenter failure, Microsoft use Exchange DAG to replicate mailbox to multiple databases in separate Microsoft datacenter.

In case of accidental delete data from mailbox, you can use Deleted Item recovery.

Question now is it still on the cloud. How to perform your own Office365 backup to on-premise.

Email on Office365 is still your data - you control it & it's your responsibility to protect it.

Good news folk! Veeam just released a beta version of "Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office365"


Architecture

With Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office365 you can securely backup Office365 email data back to your environment. Once backup, you can quicky recover individual mailbox items with best of breed granularity.

You can efficiently perform eDiscover of email archives.

When integrate with Veeam Backup & Replication, you can backup hybrid cloud environments and migrate mailbox data between Office365 & on-premise Exchange.


Now let have a look on how Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office365 in action....

Note:- Screenshot may be different when product release as GA.

Initial configuration will need to connect to Office365 in order to connect & perform backup. Just enter admin Office365 credential.



[Backup]

Right click on organization and select Backup



Select which mailboxes that you would like to backup. (all or selected mailbox)



Configure backup scheduling and click Finish to start backup.





[Recovery]

Next step, you can perform recovery by selecting your restore point




It will open Veeam Explorer for Exchange which allow you to restore granular items.


That's all. Interested? Feel free to download beta from here- https://go.veeam.com/backup-microsoft-office-365

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Free E-Book: 3 Simple Steps to Radically Improve your IT Monitoring with SCOM

Find out how to radically improve your IT Monitoring with SCOM using Savision’s free E-Book. The E-book will help you if you are getting hundreds of SCOM alerts and if you are not getting complete visibility your IT environment. Learn how to get the information you need out of SCOM and present it to the right stakeholders.

Savision’s E-Book will show you how in 3 Simple Steps you can get the most out of your SCOM implementation.


You can download the e-book here.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Slide:- Preserving Agility With Data Recovery in the Cloud

Last week during Netapp & Veeam event, i've presented solution to use Cloud as Data recovery by storing data on cloud, migrate workload to Microsoft Azure, backup Azure Virtual Machine, backup Office365 email and finally integrate with NetApp Altavault.

Event date: 14 September 2016
Venue : Empire Hotel
Attendees: 35+

Pictures:






Slides


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Veeam Agent for Linux Integrate With Veeam Backup & Replication

Hey folk, Beta 2 on Veeam Agent for Linux has released with integration Veeam Backup and Replication. Backup on physical server or cloud virtual machine can centrally transfer to Veeam Repository.


When it's GA, it going to has 3 editions. Refer to below comparison for every editions.



Let walk through on our test scenario:-

 Scenario:-

  • Centos VM
  • Veeam Agent for Linux Beta 2
  • Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 Beta 

Screenshot of the integration:

1. Configure Backup Job

2. Destination backup, able to select VBR Server (from version 9.5 or later)


3. Enter VBR Server address with correct authentication


4. Once connected, you can select Veeam repository to store your backup data.


5. Configure scheduling

7. Click start to complete backup job and start backup.

8. Review backup status


So far so good when we test this beta version. When it is GA? Well, according to Veeam Next Big Things webinar, it will GA on Nov 2016.

To learn more about Veeam Agent for Linux and download the FREE publoc beta, visit:

https://go.veeam.com/linux

Feel free to check out other posts:-



Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Veeam's Next Big Things Summary

Last week (23 August 2016), Veeam's has released their vision & new product updates to global for hybrid cloud.

"Veeam's Next Big Things"

Let recap summary of the session :

1. Vision & Veeam
2. IDC report
3. [speed to 36 minutes] ...Start with introduction about scenario


Current Veeam version focus on private cloud & virtualization workload with Veeam Availability Suite.


Then for service provider/reseller that would like to setup BaaS or DraaS, can leverage on Veeam Cloud Connect.


To protect virtual machine on Public Cloud & on-premise physical server, you can deploy Veeam Agent.

Moving forward for DR automation, you can use Veeam Availability Orchestrator to build recovery plan, test your recovery & finally document it.


To service provider or Enterprise who would like to manage as service, they can use Veeam Managed Backup Portal & Veeam Cloud Connect.

Now are you ready for the Next Big Things?

Introducing "Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud"

It is not a single product but a combination of multiple product for Hybrid Cloud


Objective"-
  • RTPO less than 15 minutes for all application & data with Disaster Recovery Orchestration
  • Workload mobility across any cloud or location
  • Proactive monitoring, reporting & automated testing & documentation for compliance

Next is new products and features announcement:

1. Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 
  • Integration with Nimble Storage
  • Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure
  • Vmware vCloud Director Support
  • Full Integration with Windows Server 2016 & Microsoft 2016 products
  • New:- Enterprise Scalability Enhancement



  • New : Advanced ReFS Integration



With integration, you can

  • reduce production impact with faster backup via fast cloning technology
  • reduce backup storage consumption with spaceless full backup
  • avoid data loss & corruption with data integrity stream



  • New:- Veeam One 9.5 Chargeback features for enterprise & service providers, ability to charge for consumed resources & will available to Vmware vSphere, Vmware vCloud & Microsoft Hyper-V

 Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 will available to public by Oct 2016. To know more, click https://go.veeam.com/v9-5

2. Veeam Agents

Introducing availability for workload for physical server & public cloud virtual machine with Veeam Agents. Features:-

  • application aware processing
  • scheduling
  • retention options
  • backup directly to sevice provider or primary datacenter with Veeam Cloud Connect



Veeam agents will
  • license per agents
  • annual subscription with 24.7.365
  • available for free, workstation & server version
Release date

  • Veeam agents for Windows will available by December 2016
  • Veeam agents for Linux will available by November 2016


Free version of Veeam agent for Windows will included features such as:

  • support for Windows Server 2016
  • source side encryption
  • Optional active fulls
  • core processing engine improvements
  • application item recovery options (integration with Veeam Backup & replication 9.5)
  • Iinstant recovery to Hyper-V VM (integration with Veeam Backup & replication 9.5)
  • Restore directly to Azure (integration with Veeam Backup & replication 9.5)

3. Veeam Availability Orchestrator

Provide orchestration disaster recovery whether execute,  test , document disaster recovery plan.


It will be priced per VM, annual subscription & customer must buy Veeam Availability Suite. It will available by Q1 2017. Beta targeted by September 2016. To know more, go to https://go.veeam.com/orchestration

4. Veeam Cloud Connect

Veeam Cloud Connect is a key features to move workload to different location either public cloud, own datacenter or service provider datacenter



With Veeam Cloud Connect , you able to

  • transfer backup offsite
  • replicate VM to offsite




5. Veeam Availability Console

It enable workload between different location either public or private cloud.




In term of licensing, it will be available for service provider & enterprise. This product will act as framework to manage Veeam Availability Platform ( VBR / Veeam Agent). Target to release by Q1 2017.

6. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

This product will integrate with Veeam Backup & Replication @ on-premise to backup office365.

Target release date is Q4 2016.

Promotion to existing customer:-


7. Sneak Peak for Veeam Backup & Replication 10

Integration with IBM Spectrum Storage !




Missed the session? no worry. To view recording, please click here.

Enjoy!