Since Veeam announced the Scale-Out Backup Repository technology coming in Veeam Backup & Replication v9, I’ve been asked already multiple times to give some practical examples on how to leverage it. Let’s see together one interesting way to leverage the “performance” policy available in Scale-Out Backup Repository.
If you want to backup virtual machines running on an NFS storage in vSphere using virtual proxies, Veeam has a dedicated registry key to protect you from NFS locks.
Lately, different bugs involving VMware CBT in vSphere 6 have created some justified concerns among users. But there are ways to guarantee successful backups even in these conditions.
One of the features coming in Veeam Backup & Replication v9 is per-VM backup chains.This great addition was in between a general announcement related to other backup storage improvements; in case you missed it, here we go with a dedicated post, because this feature is going to be great!
When you have to deal with a large environment and several jobs in Veeam, automation via powershell is the only possible solution.
In powershell, in order to use credentials to authenticate against different systems you have different options. When running scripts interactively, we can configure the powershell command to ask us for username and password, but saving passwords in clear text into a script is a bad security practice. Powershell however has a way to hide passwords in commands and scripts.
During the just concluded VMworld 2015, EMC released a VSA named VVols Tech Preview to help people to test this technology in their labs. I was just waiting for the first vendor to offer the possibility to easily test VVOLs capabilities, so thanks to EMC for this. Time to deploy it in my lab!
My job at Veeam is the first time in my IT career working in a software company, and I’ve learned a ton of things about software development. Not as a developer myself, since I don’t have any code writing skill (I wouldn’t call my low scripting capabilities “coding”), but partecipating to internal discussions about development has been so far an interesting experience. One of the most fascinating things I’ve learned is UX (User Experience) development, in particular around the User Interface.