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 Legend Experience – Year One Review

As the Veeam Legend 2022 intake is only a couple of months away, I wanted to share my experience and views on the Veeam Legend program, and help those considering it, whether it’s right for them. Today I’ll give a brief overview of the Veeam Legend program in case you’re not familiar and then I’ll… Continue reading Veeam Legend Experience – Year One Review

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

Veeam ONE Installation Error: Failed to Create Website

Hey everyone, Just a quick one from me here, I was playing about in my lab installing Veeam B&R and Veeam ONE v11a (because, why not?!), when I hit a strange issue. I’d snapshotted my VM prior to installing Veeam ONE so that I could revert back and try different methods (and play with automation).… Continue reading Veeam ONE Installation Error: Failed to Create Website

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…

Data Protection Best Practice: Encrypting Backups

Today I want to talk about backups, and the importance of encrypting them, everywhere. When people think of encrypted backups, the usual first thoughts are around portable backups such as tape and USB or backups outside of your trust domain such as cloud storage. This is a great starting point, and if you’re not currently… Continue reading Data Protection Best Practice: Encrypting Backups

Windows Server 2022 Released – What to remember before you start upgrading!

Microsoft dropped a surprise on us today by releasing Windows Server 2022 to no fanfare at all. It’s been released today 18th August 2021, it will have mainstream support until the 13th October 2026 and will be considered end of life on the 14th October 2031 (how are we talking about the 2030’s already?!). This… Continue reading Windows Server 2022 Released – What to remember before you start upgrading!

Veeam Backup & Replication Monitoring Feature: Tape Drive Alerts

Hi, Everyday is a school day, and today I found out something really cool that Veeam was doing, that I never knew about because “It Just Works”. I had an alert generated from a customer system today that I had never seen before. Now I’ve seen plenty of alerts for different backup issues, whether they’re… Continue reading Veeam Backup & Replication Monitoring Feature: Tape Drive Alerts