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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Change Veeam One Data Retention

By default data store on Veeam One SQL database will keep for 12 months. If you would like to change the retention period, you can do so by following the below step.

1. Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Veeam\Veeam ONE Settings

2. Double click VeeamOneSettings

3. Click on Retention tab

4. Enter your prefer value , click Apply Retention & save.

Hope this help

Monday, April 19, 2021

Check SSD Lifetime

 In today's post, we are going to explore how to check your SSD or NVME SSD lifetime.

You probably have this hardware running for quite some time. Each SSD or nvme has a lifetime based on usage on writing.


Download CrystalDiskInfo. Click here

[View output]

The following was my hardware screenshot:

a) SSD -480 GB. Currently 97% healthy.

b) SSD - 1 TB

c) NVME SSD - 512 GB

d) External HDD - 480 GB

e) External HDD -WD 2 TB

[Compare output]

Next is to use the brand and model to search for it original spec.

Example:- KINGSTON SA400S37480G. Refer to here and check for TBW [Total Bytes Written]

480 GB -> can support till 160 TB
960 GB -> can support till 300 TB

On CrytalDiskInfo, refer to Total NAND Writes, to see how much is current total write. 

ADATA nvme ssd:-

512GB -> 320 TB

On CrystalDiskInfo, refer to Total Host Writes. 

Currently, I have used 9320 GB. Roughly 9TB & still has a buffer to continue use: 311 TB

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:

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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.



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