Raise your hand if you love to rebuild everytime your home lab manually! Noone, right? you either end up trying to not breaking it, thus defeating the purpose of the lab, or you spend insame amount of hours to fix it everytime, or to rebuilding it from scratch. So, automation in our home labs has always been a huge topic, and there are around many posts in these regards. So, why my own version? Because I found around some posts that I used to create my own automation, but none of them was perfect for my needs. I love beers, so let me use this example: like an home brewer (which I’m not, by the way) during this year I made my own recipe. It may not be the best one around, but it’s my own personal recipe. If you find it useful too, be my guest!
One of the most common questions I get in regards to Veeam and the usage of XFS filesystem with its reflink capabilities is “how do I measure the real used space?”. There are some techniques and some blog posts around, but I noticed that none of them were written with operations in mind. Time to fix this.
Veeam Backup & Replication v12 is capable of writing backups directly to a Object storage. In my lab I use Scality Artesca as my S3-compatible object storage, so I created some new buckets to be used with Veeam. Let’s see how this can be done. The procedure can be useful also for people using different products.