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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Azure Backup & Recovery Using Veeam

 In this post, we are going to explore

Microsoft Azure

  • Backup from on-prem to cloud
  • Backup within cloud
  • Backup & recovery

Enjoy the below video:

How to become PowerCLI Superhero - Free Webinar

If you use vSphere in a professional environment, you’ll know that without automation, you’ll soon struggle to meet the demands of increasing workloads and deployments. However, basic automation via pre-defined scripts will only get you so far. To take things to the next level you need to dive deeper!

How to Become a PowerCLI Superhero: 5 Use-Cases to get Started is an upcoming webinar from Altaro, that will equip you with the foundations required to start your journey to becoming a PowerCLI Superhero!

The free event will be presented by two highly qualified VMware vExperts Andy Syrewicze and Xavier Avrillier. They will demonstrate 5 powerful PowerCLI use-cases that you can use straight away to see instant results and enable you to develop your automation skillset. The 5 use-cases covered are:

  • How to install PowerCLI on Linux OSs
  • How to test PowerCLI Cmdlets and scripts without impacting your production environment
  • How to generate automated HTML reports on your infrastructure
  • How to integrate vSphere automation efforts with 3rd party software
  • How to build your own powerful deployment tool

In addition to this, all registrations will also receive a free copy of the 100+ eBook PowerCLI: The Aspiring Automator’s Guide – written by webinar co-host Xavier Avrillier himself!

Save your seat now!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Recover EC 2 and Files Using Veeam

 In this video, we will look at how to recover EC2 VM and files using veeam

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Backup and Recover AWS RDS

In this video, you will learn how to backup & recover AWS RDS using Veeam.



Ebook - PowerCLI: An Aspiring Automator’s Guide

Getting into scripting can be daunting. It’s easier to just use existing scripts found online, but if you choose this route you’ll quickly run into limitations. If you take the time to learn how to create your scripts, trust me, you’ll never look back!

Automating vSphere is particularly useful for countless applications and the best way is through PowerCLI – a version of PowerShell developed specifically for VMware. Learn how to develop your own PowerCLI scripts with this free 100+ page eBook from Altaro, PowerCLI: The Aspiring Automator’s Guide.

Written by VMware vExpert Xavier Avrillier, this eBook presents a use-case approach to learning how to automate tasks in vSphere environments using PowerCLI. We start by covering the basics of installation, set up, and an overview of PowerCLI terms. From there we move into scripting logic and script building with step-by-step instructions of truly useful custom scripts, including how to retrieve data on vSphere objects; display VM performance metrics; how to build HTML reports and schedule them; the basics on building functions; and more!

Stop looking at scripts online in envy because you wish you could build your own scripts. 

Get started on your path to automation greatness – Download the eBook now!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Backup and Recover AWS VPC

 This video is related to backup & recover AWS VPC.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Backup and Recover GCP Compute Instance Using Veeam

 Good morning folk,

Today we are going to share on how to backup & recover GCP Compute Instance. To learn more, please refer to below YouTube Video

This World Backup Day, WIN with Altaro!


As World Backup Day approaches, we're reminded of all the mishaps, backup scares, and  near-catastrophes that we've experienced over the years – and how grateful we were to have backup during those times!

If you use Microsoft 365/Office 365, Hyper-V or VMware, celebrate with us. 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!

What can you win?

  • Receive a guaranteed €20 Amazon voucher when you sign up for and use the trial of Altaro Office 365 Backup or Altaro VM Backup
  • Get a chance to WIN one of our Grand Prizes when you tell us about your funniest IT catastrophe!

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Use Google Cloud Storage to Store Backup Data

 good morning everyone,

In today's post, we will share how to leverage Google Cloud Storage to store long-term backup data.

Do check out our video below:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Veeam CDP

In this video, we are going to look into Veeam v11: CDP Features. 

We covered on:

  • Pre-requisite
  • Requirements
  • Configuration Demo
  • Perform Failover


Friday, February 19, 2021

Restore SQL Database with NoRecovery option Using Veeam

 In this post, we are looking into how to recover Microsoft sql database for SQL mirroring setup. A quick guide rather than step by step. 

Before you use Microsoft SQL Management Studio to configure mirroring, you need to back up the database and restore as NoRecovery state.


  • Configure to backup using Veeam Backup & Replication or use Veeam agent
  • Backup policy enable application-aware setting & backup the transaction log

  • Run a backup


Note: Tested on Veeam Backup version 9.5 Update 4b, v10a and v11

  • Use Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL to restore the database.
  • When come to after define the specific database files target location page, you will have a page to select the state that would like to recover.

  • Select "NoRecovery"
  • Proceed with recovery

[End result]

Database restored

Example:- DB4. DB will be in "Restoring state"

You can proceed to configure mirroring and bind to DB4. Mirrored success will look like DB1

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Create Azure Archive Tier Storage

In this post, we are going to check out how to create azure archive tier storage, as a good location for long term data retention.

To do so, access to Azure portal (

Click + Create Storage

Enter the storage account name, select Locally Redundant Storage replication & Leave the rest default settings

On Advanced Tab, change blob access tier to "Cold". Remember to change to COLD

Review the settings & create storage.

Once done,  go to Blob Service | Containers | Create Container ( + Container) to store your data

The way that you configure the above steps is basically to set up a storage account as usual and initially configure it as 'Cool' storage (since you. can't do Archive storage directly). You then upload files there (typically using Azure Storage Explorer). The final piece of the puzzle is to change the access tier from 'Cool" to 'Archive" by right click mouse clicking on the item. 

For backup data, you can accomplish this by using Veeam v11- Azure Archive Tier. 

Stay Tuned on v11. 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Demo Mail as a Service Using Veeam

Previous blog post, we have talked about the architect and component require to setup Mail as Service to protect Microsoft Office365. Next post, we will look at how does it look like.

Interest to learn more, please view this video:

Monday, February 1, 2021

Architect Mail as a Service Using Veeam

In this post, we are going to explore how to use Veeam to provide "Mail as a Service" on protecting Microsoft Office365.

To know more, please view the video below

Friday, January 29, 2021

Backup & DR Webinar

Backing up data and preparing for a data loss event is a fundamental part of managing an IT environment, so it’s surprising just how many IT admins fall short of developing a proper strategy to cover all aspects. Until it’s too late.

However, it’s easier said than done. It would be nice to have a cookie-cutter backup plan that works for everybody, but the truth is that every IT environment is unique, with its own organizational and infrastructural characteristics and demands. Creating a workable backup and disaster recovery plan requires a thorough understanding of what you need and what you’ve got. 

Learn how to create, deploy, and maintain a customized backup and disaster recovery strategy in an upcoming webinar from Altaro hosted by Microsoft MVPs Andy Syrewicze and Eric Siron. Attendees will choose the scenarios and the experts will build the solutions live on air, demonstrating how to implement key strategy considerations, including, backup/DR fundamentals, creating a company specific framework, establishing RTO/RPOs, understanding compliancy & highly regulated environments, and strategy for implementation.

As an added bonus, all attendees will also receive a copy of the highly praised eBook The Backup Bible written by webinar co-host Eric Siron. The 200+ page eBook is a complete guide to backup & DR and forms the foundation upon which this webinar is structured. 

The webinar will be held on Wednesday 3 February and as usual presented twice at 3pm CET/9am EST/ 6am PST and at 7pm CET/1pm EST/10am PST.

Save your seat (and get your free eBook) now!

Friday, January 15, 2021

The Backup Bible Complete Edition

Sure, it’s not the most exciting aspect of an IT administrator’s job but having a reliable and secure backup and disaster recovery strategy could be the most important thing you do. I’m sure you’ve heard many data loss horror stories that have crippled organizations costing thousands, if not millions, of dollars. This free eBook from Altaro will make sure you’re not the next horror story victim. 

 The Backup Bible Complete Edition, written by backup expert and Microsoft MVP Eric Siron, is comprised of 200+ pages of actionable content divided into 3 core parts, including 11 customizable templates enabling you to create your own personalized backup strategy.

Part 1 and 2 are updated versions of previously released eBooks (Creating a Backup & Disaster Recovery Strategy and Backup Best Practices in Action) but Part 3 is a brand-new section on disaster recovery (Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Blueprint) that includes tons of valuable insights into the process of gathering organizational information required to build a DR plan and how to carry it out in practical terms. 

One of the most useful features of The Backup Bible is the customizable templates and lists that enable the reader to put the theory into practice. These are found in the appendix but are linked in the text at the end of each relevant chapter. If you are going to read this book cover to cover it would be a good idea to fill out the templates and lists as you go through it, so by the time you’ve finished reading you’ll have a fully personalized backup action plan ready for you to carry out! 

The Backup Bible Complete Edition also works as a great reference guide for all IT admins and anyone with an interest in protecting organizational data. And the best thing of all: it’s free! 

 What are you waiting for? Download your copy now!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Recover Microsoft Team Using Veeam Backup for O365

On previous video, we have look on how to backup MS Team. In this round, we are going to explore recover MS team using Veeam Backup for o365 version 5. 

 Please view the video below