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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Video - Self Service Recovery Portal for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 in Action

 Let's have a quick look at how to view the self-service recovery portal in action.

Scenario 1: Normal user perform own recovery

Scenario 2: Use Recovery Operator to assist the user to perform recovery

Thursday, March 17, 2022

This World Backup Day, WIN with Altaro!

Did you know that 29% of data loss cases are caused by accident? As World Backup Day nears, we think back to all the incidents, data loss scares, and near-disasters 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 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!

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 complete the sentence “You know you’re a SysAdmin when…”

What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Free Educational Tools

Disclaimer: This blog is my personal own view & for my own note-taking. Content post is not related to any party/company.


My Youtube Channel -

Veeam Handon Lab -

Veeam How to Video - 

Veeam Grafana Dashboard -

Free Kubernetes Course -

[Veeam Sizing Tool]
Veeam Infrastructure Sizing -

Veeam Backup Capacity Calculator -

Veeam MS Office 365 Calculator -

Bandwidth Calculator - 

Old RPS Calculator -

[Veeam Best Practice Guide]
Veeam Best Practice Guide -

Veeam MS Office 365 Best Practice Guide -

Veeam Backup for Public Cloud Best Practice Guide -

VCSP Best Practice -

Export Log for troubleshooting -

[Veeam Build Number & Versions]

Veeam Backup & Replication - click here
Veeam One - click here
Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator - click here
Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris - click here
Veeam Agent for IBM AIX - click here
Veeam Agent for Mac - click here
Veeam Agent for Linux - click here
Veeam Backup for AWS - click here
Veeam Backup for MS Azure - click here
Veeam Backup for Google Cloud - click here
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 - click here
Veeam Backup for Salesforce - click here
Plug in for VB for Azure - click here
Plug in for VB for AWS - click here
Plug in for VB for GCP - click here
Linux Package - click here
Veeam Product Lifecycle - click here
Veeam Backup for AHV - click here


The SysAdmin DOJO Podcast – become a kick-ass system administrator: Our goal is simple. We talk with industry experts to provide you with actionable real-world knowledge that will equip you to become the IT black belt within your organization.

From virtualization and automation to Microsoft 365 and security and lots more, tune in fortnightly for your dose of the SysAdmin DOJO Podcast. Also available on your favorite podcast player and YouTube. Check it out now!

Cyber Threat Report 2023This report analyses the current threat landscape, focusing on emerging threats and M365 vulnerabilities, which organisations must be aware of to safeguard their operations. Click here to learn more about the key strategies for preventing attacks. 

The Backup Bible Complete Edition: The complete guide to protecting your data and an essential reference book for all IT admins and professionals. Download your free copy now. 

PowerCLI: An Aspiring Automator’s Guide, Second Edition: The free eBook that adopts a use-case approach to learning how to automate common vSphere tasks using PowerCLI. Get you eBook now! 

How to Get the Most out of Windows Admin Center, Second Edition: It is one of the most important and powerful tools in a system administrator’s toolbox. So, make sure you don’t get left behind – learn everything Windows Admin Center has to offer and how to use it best with this comprehensive guide: Download your free copy now!


Backup & DR Webinar: Learn how to construct a strong and reliable plan based on your unique organizational requirements. Watch this on-demand webinar now! 

PowerCLI Superhero Webinar: Watch this webinar demonstrating 5 powerful real-world applications anyone can deploy to get started with PowerCLI. Watch the free webinar. 

Your 5 Most Critical M365 Vulnerabilities Revealed: Learn how to identify your most critical vulnerabilities and what you need to do to get them safeguarded from attack. Watch the webinar on-demand! 

Free webinar Windows Server Storage: Unlock your storage Potential with these powerful Built-in Windows Server Features. Access the webinar here. 

Windows Server 2022 Webinar: Get a full breakdown of the brand-new OS and get a deep dive into the standout features that will have the biggest impact to organizations looking to upgrade to Windows Server 2022. Watch this webinar now! 

AI: Friend or Foe? The Cybersecurity implications of ChatGPT and AI tools: Watch the on-demand webinar and delve into the benefits of ChatGPT, including its impact on productivity and efficiency, as well as explore the other side of the coin – the potential security risks. 

How to do sizing for Veeam Backup Repository?

 In this post continue from sizing by using VSE, we will explore sizing for backup repository.

The tool that we are going to use is "Veeam Backup Capacity Calculator"

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

How Azure Stack HCI is forcing changes in your datacenter – free webinar

 As we know hybrid cloud adoption varies across the industry. And whether or not you’re planning to go hybrid or fully to the cloud, Microsoft is slowly nudging sysadmins there with changes in its tech solutions and licensing models anyhow. Some of these being the developments in Microsoft’s core hybrid cloud solution for on-prem, Azure Stack HCI (not to be confused with Azure Stack). By leveraging crucial Windows Server technologies such as Hyper-V, and Storage Spaces Direct, Microsoft has big plans for Azure Stack HCI and, whether you like it or not, it will inevitably shape your hybrid cloud strategy.

The Altaro webinar on 23 March, How Azure Stack HCI is forcing changes in your datacenter, will teach you about the key developments and how they will impact your datacenter management. Microsoft MVP Andy Syrewicze will be joined by fellow MVP and Azure Stack HCI expert Carsten Rachfahl to break down and demo live Azure Stack HCI, and what it means for you and the technologies you use.

The hour-long webinar is free to join and will cover key Azure Stack HCI concepts, changes to storage and networking you should be aware of, how to manage Azure Stack HCI, along with cloud management and Azure integrations.

With Azure Stack HCI, there are operational considerations to keep in mind like the fact that pricing for this deployment option is paid as a monthly service, or the fact that future on-prem features in the Windows Server stack are likely to leverage Azure Stack HCI exclusively. That said, not only will this webinar show you the benefits of Azure Stack HCI, but it will show you how it will fit into your tech stack long-term.  

Andy and Carsten will help you prepare for these major developments, so you'll be ready for what's next.  And if you have any questions about hybrid cloud or Azure Stack HCI, you can get them answered by these experts during the webinar Q&A.


Learn more and register: How Azure Stack HCI is forcing changes in your datacenter


Don't miss out on this comprehensive lesson on how to navigate and integrate Azure Stack HCI into your datacenter management.

Save your seat for March 23rd!


How to use Veeam Size Estimation (VSE)?

 Interested to know how to do sizing for veeam infrastructure?

Well, I came out with a scenario and walkthrough on the tool on below youtube: