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Author: Niels Engelen

Working as a pre-sales with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Certified as a VMware Certified Professional 4, 5 & 6. Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.

Veeam Backup & Replication v9 Update 2 released: VSAN 6.2 and Cisco HyperFlex support!

Veeam Backup & Replication v9 Update 2 released: VSAN 6.2 and Cisco HyperFlex support!

Update 2 for Veeam Backup & Replication v9 is now available and brings some improvements to the product. Most important is the fact that Veeam Backup & Replication v9 now fully supports Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series for Direct NFS backup mode as well as VMware VSAN 6.2. Furthermore on the EMC part support has been added for Data Domain DD OS 5.7 for DD Boost integration as a backup target. As production storage this update also adds support for Unity for…

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Veeam Backup & Replication v9: My favourite top 5 unannounced features

Veeam Backup & Replication v9: My favourite top 5 unannounced features

The Veeam Availability Suite v9 (Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam One combined) is finally here. We have been giving hints about features for the past months and these are now available for you to use and improve your environment and increase availability! Instead of just listing all the what’s new things I decided to talk about my personal top 5 on new smaller, unannounced features. We have a “What’s new” document afterall. 1. Per-VM backup file chains Per-VM backup…

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Veeam Cloud Connect world map: find a partner near you!

Veeam Cloud Connect world map: find a partner near you!

Since the introduction of Veeam Cloud Connect getting backups off site has never been more easy. Veeam Cloud Connect makes it easy for Veeam customers to extend their backup infrastructure to the cloud. It also makes it easy for service providers to offer hosted backup repositories or complete backup services with Veeam. This feature is available since version 8 in Veeam Backup & Replication (part of the Veeam Availability Suite) and with the upcoming release of version 9 this feature…

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Auto-unmount Veeam vPower NFS datastore

Auto-unmount Veeam vPower NFS datastore

When doing an Instant VM recovery or a Linux FLR recovery using Veeam Backup & Replication it will create a NFS share within a VMware infrastructure which allows it to power on VM’s directly from a backup file. However when the restore is done the NFS share remains in the infrastructure. This is done to speed up future recoveries. I received the question if there was a way to auto-unmount the datastore once a restore was done. This is currently…

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Veeam Backup for Linux announced… and it’s FREE!

Veeam Backup for Linux announced… and it’s FREE!

Last year at VeeamON Veeam announced Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. This free solution is a great success because it is easy to use and it just works. At VeeamON, Ratmir announced Veeam Backup for Linux that can be used to backup both your Linux servers on-premises as in the public cloud. Veeam Backup for Linux is an agent-based solution running inside the guest OS. It will support incremental backups with proprietary CBT driver. Fully compatible with LVM (Logical Volume Manager)…

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