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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

This Holiday Season, WIN with Altaro!

'Tis the season to be caring – caring for your loved ones, for each other, and yes, even your data and mailboxes. The arrival of the Holiday Season is a great time to recognize all the challenges we’ve survived this year, to be thankful for all we have and to share.

 If you use Microsoft 365/Office 365, Hyper-V or VMware, celebrate with Altaro. All you have to do is sign up for a 30-day free trial of either Altaro VM Backup or Altaro Office 365 Backup – it's your choice! 

 How does it work? 
• Trial Altaro V­M Backup or Altaro Office 365 Backup 
• Get a guaranteed $10 Amazon voucher & a chance to win one of the Grand Prizes 
• Altaro will make a $10 donation to One Laptop per Child for every valid entry 

What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Whiteboard: Protecting Microsoft Office 365 Using Veeam

In this blog, we are going to look into two deployment scenarios for protecting Microsoft O365 using Veeam.



Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Use Linux XFS as Veeam Repository

On Veeam v10, we can now have Fast Clone capabilities on Veeam Repository for both Platform

  • Windows Platform - ReFS file system
  • Linux Platform - XFS file system

In this post, we are going to look at Linux XFS.

[On Linux Server]

Create XFS file system on dev/sdb


mkfs.xfs -b size=4096 -m reflink=1,crc=1 /dev/sdb

Create a mount point
mkdir backups
mount /dev/sdb /backups

View the mount point
df -hT

To avoid mount point loss after system restart, you need to enter into /etc/fstab
/dev/sdb    /backups    xfs    defaults 0 0

[On Veeam Backup Server]
Add Linux Repository into Veeam Console.

1. Add Linux as Managed Server first
2. Add Backup Repository

3. Select Direct Attached Storage

4. Select Linux

5. Enter Repository Name

6. Select your managed linux server and select partition which contained xfs partition

7. Tick "Use Fast cloning"

8. Select mount server and click till end of the wizard

9. You've successful added a linux repository into your environment.

Create Linux Disk Partition on Centos

 In this post, we are going to create a new disk partition on Centos 8.2.

Command use is fdisk. Open your terminal and type the following command:


fdisk -l

Note: to list your current disk.

Empty disk is /dev/sdb - 100 GB

fdisk /dev/sdb

Press [n] 
Press [p] to create new partition
Press [1] for partition 1
Press [Enter] to accept first sector
Press [Enter] to accept last sector. We are going to occupy 100GB

Press [w] to confirm write and create a partition

You have successful created a 100GB partition.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

VMCE 2020 Prep

 View this video on my sharing during prep for VMCE 2020 Exam