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!

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.

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.

VeeamON 2022 Countdown – Full Agenda Released!

Today Veeam have released their full upcoming agenda for the premier data protection event of the year: VeeamON 2022. In this blog post I’ll take a quick tour through some of the key sessions you don’t want to miss.