Test Veeam Storage Snapshots in your lab

In a previous post, I described how you can configure a virtual proxy to access an iSCSI storage, in order to test DirectSAN backups. Veeam has an additional functionality, called Storage Snapshots, that improves even more DirectSAN backups performances when you have a supported storage. I’m going to show you in this post how you can configure it in your lab.

Test DirectSAN backups without a physical Veeam server

One of the nice features of Veeam Backup & Replication, when it comes to backup speed, is the possibility to use DirectSAN as its backup method on vSphere environments. This option offers the best performances, but has some precise requirements at the hardware level. It could be easy to comply with them in a production environment, but what if you want to test it in your lab, where usually hardware options are limited? Don’t worry, there is a solution!

Check multiple job settings in Veeam Backup & Replication with Powershell

In a Veeam Backup & Replication environment with a high number of jobs, being sure the configured settings are all the same can be a tough task. Even if there are defined procedures to create new jobs, and every IT admin has these procedures, an error can always happen.
If you have few jobs to check, you can think about opening all of them one by one anche verify this parameter, but as the number of jobs grows, these checks becomes nearly impossible.
A nice solution is to leverage the complete Powershell support offered by Veeam Backup & Replication.

Verificare le impostazioni dei job di Veeam Backup & Replication via Powershell

In un ambiente Veeam Backup & Replication che presenta un numero elevato di job, garantire che le loro configurazioni siano omogenee può essere talvolta complicato. Sebbene vengano definite delle procedure di creazione dei vari job e assegnate al personale che gestisce il prodotto, l’errore umano è sempre dietro l’angolo. Prendiamo un esempio. Si utilizzano una […]