August 5, 2015

Technical Support for Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE

Posted by Mike Resseler

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE as the name implies is a free solution: you can download and install it at no cost. How about support? Usually free product comes without support at all. We like to do more, even for a free product. Here at Veeam we value customer feedback and moreover it’s one of the main motivation factors to keep making best backup solutions. Let’s make sure we are on the same page from the very beginning: free support is provided ‘at best effort’ which means there is no SLA like in regular support for our paid solutions. That does not mean all you submissions will go to nowhere: every single case is carefully reviewed or investigated by Support, Quality Assurance and Product Management, it just may take some time. Some legal information on support can be downloaded by clicking this link and its worth checking – seriously, some users have already read it. You can see all the support options in the Veeam Endpoint Backup’s Control Panel > Support tab

August 4, 2015

It is here! Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.1 with Windows 10 support!

Posted by Mike Resseler

Two weeks ago we’ve announced an upcoming Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE 1.1 and today I am very pleased to say it is general available! Be the first to upgrade your existing setup by downloading the newly released version from our website - and be rewarded with a number of new fancy features.

Windows 10 support

Yes, you heard it! Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is the first solution that fully supports backing up and restoring computers running the newly released Windows 10 – just six days after it went live!

While some people say that installing the new version of the Operating System must always be performed from scratch; others vote for the simplicity of in-place upgrade procedure. Regardless of the way you choose, ...

July 31, 2015

Happy SysAdmin Day 2015!

Posted by Maria Levkina

“There are 10 kinds of people who understand binary. Those who do and those who don't.” @LanceCM

Dear SysAdmin,

Today is SysAdmin Day 2015, the 16th annual day of appreciation for system administrators everywhere. Today, we celebrate YOU!

We sincerely hope you’ve felt appreciated throughout the last year, even though we know this might not always be the case. We hope your networks are secure, your servers are available and your endpoints are virus and malware free! To show our thanks for your dedication and hard work (you ROCK!), Veeam is giving away some very cool prizes to 18 lucky admin.

Feel free to share this with your colleagues and friends!

July 29, 2015

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE: Ad-hoc versus scheduled backup

Posted by Mike Resseler

In todays’ post we are going to explain the difference between ad-hoc backups and scheduled backups. Actually, there are three different types: scheduled backup, the ad-hoc backup, and the ad-hoc standalone full backup, all of them have different characteristics so let’s take a closer look.

Scheduled backup

A scheduled backup is performed automatically according to the job schedule you specified in configure backup wizard: it can consist of a periodic schedule and / or triggers. The first job run will create a full backup, all the following ones are incremental. We like to call it “set it and forget it” option. Restore points will be removed according to the chosen retention and as long as backup destination is up and running the ...

July 27, 2015

What is the Veeam Vanguard Program?

Posted by Rick Vanover

Last year I was tapped to spearhead a new project here at Veeam: launch a global influencer program. This honestly was something I was a bit timid about as I have no experience operating a program like this. I’ve happily been nominated as a VMware vExpert and a Cisco Champion for a number of years. Additionally on my team, Doug Hazelman, Luca Dell’Oca and Clint Wyckoff have been nominated as current and prior vExperts and Mike Resseler as a Microsoft MVP. We feel we have a good background on how these types of programs should operate and now we are happy to publically announce the Veeam Vanguard Program.

The Veeam Vanguard Program is a hand-selected list of people of all ...

July 21, 2015

WARNING: Install Veeam Endpoint Backup NOW!

Posted by Mike Resseler

Microsoft Windows 10 will hit the market in a couple of days, on the 29th of July. Just like many of you, I have accepted a free upgrade offer from the tray menu popup, since I am very much looking forward to this operating system after having spent the last months as a Windows insider testing its pre-release builds.

There are quite a few enhancements that excites me, and my personal top 3 would be Microsoft Edge, Cortana and the new security measures for the enterprise.

Are you as ready to upgrade as myself?

WAIT, install Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE first!

As with any upgrade there is a risk that things go wrong – ...

July 15, 2015

Recovery media in depth – Bare Metal Recovery process

Posted by Mike Resseler

In previous posts we talked about recovery methods that can be used with Veeam Endpoint Backup. While discussing volume recovery we mentioned a few limitations and how these limitations can be avoided via Veeam Recovery Media. Let’s take a closer look at the Veeam Recovery Media and how to start the Bare Metal Recovery process

You need the recovery media

To start with, you must create a recovery media: it’s almost a mandatory for protecting your computer. You may refer to one of my previous blogpost in order to get the clear understanding of how it works. Keep in mind, you can create a new Recovery Media any time you need it by simply launching one of the Endpoint’s ...

July 14, 2015

Announcing Veeam Explorer for Oracle AND enhancements to existing Explorers!

Posted by Rick Vanover

One of our most popular enhancements with customers and partners has been the Veeam Explorers that provide high-speed recovery for popular application types. Over the years we have seen critical data center applications, such as Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server, benefit from the incredible ease of use of the Veeam Explorers. Coming later this year, v9 will see Veeam Explorer for Oracle added! Moreover, the existing Veeam Explorers are getting some major new enhancements as well.

Let’s first go over Veeam Explorer for Oracle. Oracle databases have the unique characteristic of being frequently used for the most critical applications that really are the backbone of the modern data center. Veeam Explorer for Oracle delivers the following ...

July 8, 2015

Recovery possibilities in depth: Volume recovery

Posted by Mike Resseler

In our previous post we discussed file-level recoveries. Besides recovering individual files, you also have the ability to recover entire volumes. Note that this only works when you have chosen the Entire PC or the Volume Level Backup methods. When you perform volume-level recovery, Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE restores the entire content of the volume.

Again you have three possibilities (actually four but I’ll come back to that later…) to get to your volume level recoveries. Typing in Veeam in the start menu and selecting Volume Restore, right-click on the tray icon and select Restore – Entire Volumes or directly in the UI select a recovery point and press the restore volumes button.

A volume can be restored ...

July 2, 2015

Recovery possibilities in depth: File level Recovery

Posted by Mike Resseler

It probably has been said ten million times before but it’s worth saying again… Backup always leads to recovery and recovery should be easy. In previous posts we looked at the integration of Veeam Backup & Replication with Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE and already gave you some recovery options that you get with the integration. Today we are going to review the recovery options available for any end user.

Before we dive in to this, keep in mind that recovery options highly rely on the backup mode you used. For example, it not possible to recover the entire computer from your personal files backup.

Individual files

This option you can choose no matter what backup mode you have selected. Even ...