Now with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 (new release), one of the features is built in agent management. Using the same console which we have used for virtualization data protection and recovery for Vmware & Hyper-V, we can use it for managing physical and cloud workload.
With Veeam Administrator Console, you can
Deploy Veeam Agent centrally for Windows or Linux workload using static or dynamic configuration
Static - using computer name or IP address
Dynamic - using MS Active Directory Object, CSV file
Example:- Using Active Directory based on Group, OU, Domain, Computers...
Configure Veeam Agent Policy
Install Veeam CBT driver for Windows Server rather than using Microsoft VSS.
Protect Microsoft Failover Cluster workload, SQL based Cluster, SQL Always ON and Exchange DAG
2 node SQL Always on
Backup result with compression & deduplication
So hurry, grab your free Update 3 (for existing customer with active maintenance)
Above just part of the new enhancement, to know more please go to this link.
Veeam has just released a new update for Veeam Agent for Windows v2.1. This new update allows you to set Microsoft OneDrive as a new backup target.
You can use OneDrive Personal or OneDrive for Business.
This ensures we constantly protect our data & this option is useful for those users whose are always on the move.
Check out below configuration to backup your data using Veeam Agent to Microsoft OneDrive.
1. Configure a new policy. On destination page, select "Microsoft OneDrive" as target.
To connect to OneDrive, you need to enter your OneDrive credential.
I'm connecting using my personal outlook account.
If you use OneDrive apps, do remember to exclude "VeeamBackup" folder to avoid sync with your desktop/laptop.
Once connected, set your policy setting.
The backup will run according to schedule. To verify, login to OneDrive and you will notice that your backup data is stored in "OneDrive"
Start protecting your data and give it a try! For more detail, please refer to this link [Update on 6 Jan 2018]
Free version of Veeam Agent only allow you to backup system state. To do full recovery, you need to use the paid version.
To learn on how to perform bare metal recovery from Microsoft OneDrive, please check out here.
2. Cisco HyperFlex 2.5 with Veeam Integration Lab v1
The lab can be used to perform a full installation and configuration of Veeam as well as the integration of a HyperFlex environment. Furthermore, the lab also guides you through backup and recovery as well as replication scenarios:
Scenario 1: Install Veeam Backup & Replication
Scenario 2: Add Cisco HyperFlex Storage to Veeam
Scenario 3: Perform a backup
Scenario 4: Perform a restore
Scenario 5: VM replication
It is essential best practice to implement the 3-2-1 rule and always make 3 copies of data, store it on 2 different media and keep 1 copy on the disaster recovery site to avoid situations similar to the current one.
Just follow the following steps to configure a high availability SQL Always On.
Node running Windows Server 2016
SQL Server 2012
Steps 1. Create a Windows Failover Cluster. Example 2 nodes
2. Install default standalone SQL instance on both nodes
3. Open SQL Server Configuration Manager, edit the Properties of SQL Server (MSSQLServer). On AlwaysOn High Availability tab, tick "Enable AlwaysOn Availability Groups and restart sql services
4. Open SQL Server Management Studio and Connect to SQL Server Instance
5. Create a new database first. Make sure that have performed a full database backup
5. Create a new availability group. Go to AlwaysOn High Availability | Availability Group | New Availability Group Wizard.
To create an availability group, you will need to:
specify an availability group name
select one or more user database
specify one or more instance of SQL Server to host secondary availability replicas
In Previous post, we have look on how to backup on-premise exchange server & office365. Next, we are going to use Veeam Backup for Office365 v1.5 to recover
a) Mail item (email)
c) Perform ediscovery to locate user mailbox items
Feel free to check this video:-
My lab scenario:-
a) delete an email subject "Love letter from Lai"
b) delete 2 tasks
c) recover my email subject "Love letter from Lai"
d) recover 2 tasks
e) perform ediscovery by specify criteria to look for subject "love"
In this post, we are looking on how to backup on-premise exchange server & office365 using Veeam backup for office365 v1.5 (VBO)
v1.5 is latest release which support hybrid environment. In below video, you can see how to configure
a) backup office365 mailbox
b) backup on-premise exchange server
c) Configure policy to backup entire mailbox or selected mailbox
d) exclude user mailbox that you do not want to backup
e) exclude mailbox folder from backup (example:-draft, deleted items, junk email, outbox, sync issue. in-place hold items & litidation hold items
the best part v1.5 able to support multi tenancy to backup different email domain.You can add new backup proxy and add multiple backup repository. The concept is sound familar like using Veeam Backup & replication. Service provider can now use this product as new service besides than BaaS or DraaS.
v1.5 also included with powershell and Restful API.
Public folder is now supported.
Lastly VBO v1.5, extended support include Office 365 U.S. Government (DoD and non-DoD), Office 365 Germany and Office 365 China.
Feel free to check below video:-
My lab scenario:-
a) On-premise exchange server running Exchange 2013
b) Office365 - domain:- ms4ucloud.info