Microsoft Azure: Retiring… IP Addresses?

This was certainly an unexpected announcement, Microsoft are going to discontinue their Basic IP Address SKU. In this blog post I detail the gained features by moving to the Standard SKU, the ways to find out how to discover which IP addreses after affected within your Azure Tenant, and how to upgrade.

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!

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6a Released

Veeam have today released the long-awaited update to Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 (VB365), v6a. This release has been overshadowed by Microsoft’s controversial changes being made to the Teams backup process, forcing vendors such as Veeam to cease using EWS as a mechanism to backup Teams data, instead insisting on the use of the Teams… Continue reading Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6a Released

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!

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6a – Teams Export API Previewed

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.

SQL Server 2019 – TDE DB Recovery Errors, Log Shipping & CU16

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 Backup for Microsoft 365 v6: Multiple Backup Applications will be Deprecated

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