Managing Veeam Agents in Backup & Replication 9.5U3

Veeam’s Backup and Replication product over the years has set the bar for what backup products could and should be in the virtualization space, whether it be VMware or Microsoft. But as Veeam was a hard act to follow in the pure virtualization crowed there was still a need to backup and manage physical servers that existed in one’s environment. Over the years this and tape support where always on the top list of the “must have’s” in future releases of the product. Veeam has worked hard to address those requests over the last major and minor release of the products but one thing stuck out. When the Veeam Agents for Windows/Linux where announced it was a standalone product that didn’t integrate with Veeam Backup and Replication management console. This caused some “one off” management of the agents that was a bit cumbersome. Well that has all been changed with the release of Update 3 for Veeam B & R v9.5, agent management and job creation can now all be handled via the console. This post will give a quick walk through of how to create the needed Protection Group objects as well as create backup job schedule, but for further reading and understanding be sure to give the Veeam Agent Management Guide and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows User Guide a look.

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Become a World Traveler on Veeam’s Dime

veeam_thumbVeeam, one of the most well know backup software suites for your virtual environment (regardless if VMware or Microsoft) is on pace for it’s 100,000 customer! In celebration of this milestone Veeam is starting an interactive contest giving  you the chance to win awesome prizes by Google (Glass), Apple (iPad) and Microsoft (Surface). The grand prize winner will win a trip around the world! Not a bad deal.

The contest will begin this week, so be sure to visit the registration page (link below) to make sure you don’t miss out on the action.

To participate, visitors need to register and predict the location of Veeam’s 100,000th customer on the interactive map. The closer you are to the right spot, the better chance you have to win the trip around the world and other prizes.

Guess the location here: http://world.veeam.com/

For more information: http://world.veeam.com/veeam_tc_2014.pdf

Best of luck!

-Jason

ESG Lab Review–ExaGrid with Veeam

veeamQuick post today about a great ESG Lab Review document covering the use of Veeam’s Instant VM Recovery solution with ExaGrid Backup Appliances. Everyone knows that taking a system backup is the easy part, it is the recovery of data is the challenging part. The ESG Lab Review white paper covers the following:

  • How deduplication can negatively affect our ability to instantly recover VMs in VMware and Hyper-V environments
  • How the Exagrid disk backup and Veeam solution allows the benefits of deduplication and instant recovery
  • How Veeam’s source-side deduplication and ExaGrid’s post-process deduplication minimize storage needed for backup

Download your copy of the white paper HERE

-Jason