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.
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Enable EVC mode in an existing vSphere Cluster with VCSA and VSAN in it
In my home lab I did the usual mistake of forgetting to enable EVC mode before adding my second NUC to the VSAN cluster. I got stuck for a day trying to find a solution for it, but I finally managed to solve it. Here’s how.
Playing with the new Veeam SOSAPI for Object Storage
In my previous article I introduced the new Veeam SOSAPI. In this following post, I will show you a bit more how it works under the hood. Using the filesytem as an the SOSAPI endpoint Veeam took an interesting and uncommon approach to a very specific problem: how do you trasparently add a new set […]
A first look at the new Veeam SOSAPI
Veeam Backup & Replication v12 is all about Object storage. Not just because it can write data directly to it, but also because – thanks to the introduction of a new set of API called SOSAPI- Veeam and the storage that supports these new API can better work together.
Create a S3 Bucket with Object Lock in Scality Artesca for Veeam
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.
Run your small DNS server with MaraDNS
For a new project I started last week I needed a DNS server in my home office. Usually, my router is my dns resolver, but it doesn’t allow to create authoritative zones. Windows 10 running on my laptop doesn’t have a DNS server either, and I don’t have an hypervisor in my home office to build a virtual machine; and it wouldn’t even be useful to spend so much time doing it for then using the DNS just a couple of hours.
So, I looked around and I found this tiny cool project called MaraDNS, that was perfect for my use case.
Veeam Backup for GCP and Multi-tenancy
Since we released Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform (can we call it VB4GCP from now on, do you mind?) a few weeks ago, many users have immediately started to use it. The use case of a single user protecting his resources is very easy to understand and configure, but today I’ve been asked by one of our service providers how could we configure the software to protect different customers from the same installation. Let’s test this in the lab!
My first backups with Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform
In yesterday’s article we have installed and configured Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform. In this article, we will run the first backup and restore operations.