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!
Scale-Out Backup Repository is coming in Veeam Availability Suite v9
A new species of Backup Repository is coming from Veeam: Scale-Out Backup Repository. With it, users will be able to simplify backup job management, improve backup performance, and spend less on backup storage. Veeam’s new Scale-out Backup Repository delivers these benefits by providing an abstraction layer over individual storage devices, effectively creating a single virtual pool of backup storage to which you can assign backup jobs, and offering the freedom to easily extend capacity as needed by simply adding additional storage devices into the existing pool.
Your Veeam backups are slow? Check the stripe size!
When dealing with backup repositories, be careful about the stripe size and its impact on performances!
New whitepaper: Designing and planning Veeam backup repository performance
I’ve just published a new Veeam whitepaper “Veeam Backup & Replication v8: Designing and planning backup repository performance”; in it you will learn about all the available backup modes, their I/O profile, and how to properly test a storage system to estimate the expected performances.
Which VDDK libraries version I’m using in Veeam Backup & Replication?
As a VADP compliant application, Veeam Backup & Replication leverages VDDK libraries to interact with VMware vSphere environments to request VM snapshots, extract data from ESXi, and other operations. Depending on the version you are using, you are effectively running different versions of VDDK. Sometimes it’s important to know which one, to be sure if an unexpected behaviour is a known issues of that version or not.
Veeam Backup I/O Control and Snapshot Hunter at Tech Field Day X 2014
Veeam has always been a great supporter of Tech Field Day. As a sponsor Veeam presented several times at various TFD events, and both me and my colleague Rick Vanover have been previously TFD delegates before joining Veeam. We had another opportunity to meet Stephen Foskett and to present at TFD during VMworld EMEA 2014 in Barcelona last week. We had a 1 hour meeting and it was a really pleasant meeting as always. This time, we used our slot to talk a little bit more in details of two new upcoming features in Veeam Backup & Replication v8.
Cloud storage? It’s all about compute
One of the fastest growing business in the service provider space is with any doubt BaaS: Backup as a Service. but for enterprises and mid-market customers to become an effective solution, these storage systems needs to stop being a simply sync&share solutions, and start to incorporate compute capabilities.
New whitepaper: Veeam for VMware Cloud Providers
The first of a series of technical white papers I’m writing in these months has been published: Veeam for VMware Cloud Providers. Achieving the best RTOs and RPOs with Veeam Backup & Replication in Multi-Tenant environments. If you want to learn how to operate Veeam in a service provider environment, this paper is for you.