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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Sneak Peak - Backup SQL Always On Using Veeam

With new update Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 Update 3, you can protect

  • Windows Failover Cluster
  • SQL Cluster
  • SQL Always On
  • Exchange DAG

See this below video in action:-


Sneak Peak - Veeam Agent Management Using Veeam Backup Server

Here is a sneak peak of new enhancement built in Veeam agent management.

Install Veeam Agent

Dynamic Installation of Veeam Agent

 Create Backup Policy

Create Recovery Media


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Data Protection Physical, Cloud and Virtual Machine From a Single Console

It's about time...

or can say Finally!...

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

My scenario:-
  • 2 node SQL Always on 

Backup completed

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.

Backup to OneDrive Using Veeam Agent

Good news folk,

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.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Veeam On Demand Demo Lab

Good news folk,

Just got to know that Veeam has On Demand Demo Lab, powered by Cisco dCloud. To access the lab, you can register for Cisco ID & schedule a demo lab.

Here is the list of demo lab available:-

1.  Cisco HyperFlex 2.5 with Veeam Integration v1
The demo is intended to be used to demonstrate the Veeam integration into Cisco HyperFlex as well as different backup and recovery scenarios:

Scenario 1: Introduction to Veeam
Scenario 2: HyperFlex integration
Scenario 3: Backup HyperFlex VMs
Scenario 4: Restore VMs in a HyperFlex Cluster

To attend, click here

This is lab scenario

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

To attend, click here