VMware vSphere & vSAN 8 General Availability Release Date Revised

With VMware’s release of vSphere & vSAN 8.0 imminent, VMware have made an announcement to amend the timeframe to allow themselves more quality assurance time.

Read on to see more about the VMware lifecycle and how you can prepare for vSphere & vSAN 8.0.

Breaking the Consolidation / Merge Stalemate – For VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V

If you have snapshots or checkpoints that won’t consolidate or merge, you have a painful situation, once you notice! If you don’t notice, you’ve got a disaster approaching. Learn how to break the stalemate of stuck snapshots/checkpoints and how to monitor for these in this blog post!

Securing Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure: Password/Certificate Auth & Other Hardening Tips

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is a brilliant product for protecting Microsoft Azure-based workloads, but there are certainly some configuration changes that could help secure the product better. Especially when this is the application protecting your data. Read on to find out how to secure the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance.

Veeam & SQL Server 2012, The Approaching End of Life & How to Migrate

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!

In The Lab With: Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator – Unable to use ‘Prepare DC for DataLab’

A quick post from myself today, I was configuring a DataLabs test environment and couldn’t find where the ‘Prepare DC for DataLab’ step was. Read on for more information on where it is and what it’s used for.

Veeam Backup Service Fails to Start – AKA How I broke my lab this time…

It feels like everyone is always trying so hard to be perfect, I’m certainly not! But I’m happy to learn from and share my mistakes. I was messing about recently with Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator and made some changes to my lab, and all was fine when I shut down. A few days later I… Continue reading Veeam Backup Service Fails to Start – AKA How I broke my lab this time…

Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022

After my last post highlighting the Veeam software that reaches end of support in 2022, I wanted to expand this further and discuss software that Veeam works with that will be approaching end of life in 2022. Why does this matter when I’m just trying to protect the data? Times change, and software changes with… Continue reading Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022

Veeam Products End of Support Reminder – 2022

Just a quick reminder to everyone that all good things must end at some point. The following products will no longer be supported by Veeam from the 1st January 2022. Veeam Backup & Replication 9.x Veeam ONE 9.x Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator 2.0 (Formerly known as Veeam Availability Orchestrator) Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows v3… Continue reading Veeam Products End of Support Reminder – 2022

Database Considerations: Veeam Backup & Replication / Veeam ONE on Windows Server 2022 – Part One

Veeam v11a is now available in RTM, bringing support for Windows Server 2022 amongst its many other features. If you’re planning a new deployment however, you’ll want to read on…

New Blog Series: Cloud Object Storage Deep Dive

Hi, Today I’m excited to finally share my blog series that I’ve been working on for some time, a deep dive into the object storage solutions available from the “big three” public cloud hyperscalers (Azure/AWS/GCP). Part one is available now over at the Veeam Blog and I’ll be updating this post as the other sections… Continue reading New Blog Series: Cloud Object Storage Deep Dive