Microsoft SQL Server 2012 goes end of life in July 2022, but did you know that a lot of Veeam installations are still using this database? In this blog post I’ll provide information on how to deploy a new SQL Server instance and migrate your database, then tidy everything up!
Today I want to share a sneak peak at the next release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, v6a. Like traditional minor/interim releases, this release will mainly include bug fixes. However there’s an interesting feature being released that I’ll be sharing some details on. Namely, a transition to the Microsoft Teams Export API.
In 2020, Microsoft announced the vNext editions of their popular SharePoint, Skype for Business, Project, and Exchange Server applications, due for release in the second half of 2021. However, as of the time of publication, only SharePoint and Project Server Subscription Editions are available. The other products have had their delays greeted with a wall… Continue reading Microsoft Exchange Server vNext Delayed – New Details Available
If you’re using SQL Server 2019, Transparent Data Encryption, and compressing your database backups, you might be in for a shock. Microsoft released a KB detailing a known bug preventing the restores of these backups. Whilst the latest CU addresses this bug, there’s some important caveats to understand and plan for accordingly.
Read this blog post to find out more.
Veeam recently released Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6, as part of getting up to speed with the release, I’ve been reviewing the help center documentation. Today I came across an interesting note within the backup applications section, something that was completely missing from the release notes. It said: Using multiple applications may impact the… Continue reading Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6: Multiple Backup Applications will be Deprecated
Today Veeam have launched the new Veeam Backup for Office Microsoft 365 v6! That’s right, it’s had a slight name change to align with Microsoft’s rebrand of Office 365 to Microsoft 365. Excited and want to check it out? Download it here. Veeam have also updated their Helpcenter ready to explain all the new features.… Continue reading Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 Released!
UPDATE 01/03/2022: Veeam are tracking this issue in KB4281 here. A few days ago, on the Veeam Community Hub, I saw an interesting post, someone was reporting that they were getting a certification validation failure when trying to download the latest update. As this was the first and only post I’d seen on this, my… Continue reading Certificate Verification Failure when Patching Veeam Backup for Office 365? You’re not alone!
Cloud adoption continues to increase as organisations are either taking their first steps into the cloud, or progressing their IT strategies, whether it’s a full cloud migration, multi-cloud or delivering a hybrid architecture. A great workload to leverage the cloud has been as a backup repository. By using the cloud, we can meet multiple improvements… Continue reading Backups, Trust, Boundaries, and Cloud Security Considerations in 2022
As the headline suggests, Veeam recently released a “version 3a“ of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure. Whilst there are your usual mixture of security fixes and bugs resolved, it actually brings a new (and welcome) change to the licensing structure around protecting Azure SQL workloads (not to be confused with Azure virtual machines running SQL… Continue reading Key Changes in the New Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure v3a Release
Quick one from me today. I’ve had to fix this so many times I thought I may as well do a write up… If you’re like me and have no TPM but want to use BitLocker, or if you just see the security advantages to typing a password prior to unlocking your machine, then you’re… Continue reading Fixed: Windows BitLocker Password Screen Auto Powering Off