How to backup Kubernetes Master Node configuation

When running a Kubernetes cluster in an environment, the Kubernetes Master Node contains all the configuration data including items like worker nodes, application configurations, network settings and more. This data is critical to restore in the event of a master node failure. As the use of Kubernetes grows significantly in production environments, let's talk about backing up the cluster configuration.
David Hill
Posted by David Hill

Published: September 17, 2019

How we improved tape support since Update 4

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4 was a major release that brought many improvements and interesting features. With tape not only being far from dead but rising in popularity, it’s not a surprise that tape support was a major focus item in the new version. Over the last few months, Veeam technical support has gathered enough cases to see what are the main issues that customers encounter, and with the recent release of Update 4b, it’s time that we go over the new tape functionality and show our readers the practical side of incorporating tape into their backup strategy.
Evgenii Ivanov
Posted by Evgenii Ivanov

Published: September 4, 2019

SAP HANA tenant database system copy and recovery

Throughout these blog series dedicated to the Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA, I have highlighted the challenges SAP administrators face to maintain reliability and downtime. What we have not yet had the opportunity to discuss is how the demand for data preservation has increased precipitously in recent years.

This could be due to regulations or the need to preserve critical records. Now businesses are grappling with maintaining data to leverage it for long-term strategic business decisions, testing, or even monetizing it. For the final blog in this series, I will provide you with answers to typical customer questions I receive before or when enabling the Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA.

Clemens Zerbe
Posted by Clemens Zerbe

Published: August 14, 2019

How to copy AWS EMR cluster hive scripts

I recently had a situation where I was discussing a scenario with Veeam Backup & Replication deployed completely in the public cloud. In fact, many organizations have the Veeam Backup & Replication server in the cloud and are managing either AWS EC2 or Azure VM backups with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux. In this situation, there was a discussion about managing the hive scripts that are part of the AWS EMR cluster. I offered a simple solution: the Veeam File Copy Job.
Rick Vanover
Posted by Rick Vanover

Published: August 8, 2019

Healthcare backup vs record retention

There is a dramatic range of perspective on how long hospitals should keep their backups: some keep theirs for 30 days while others keep their backups forever. Many assume the long retention is due to regulatory requirements, but that is not actually the case. Retention times longer than needed have significant cost implications and lead to capital spending 50-70% higher than necessary. At a time when hospitals are concerned with optimization and cost reduction across the board, this is a topic that merits further exploration and inspection.
Jonathan Butz
Posted by Jonathan Butz

Published: August 6, 2019

How to optimize and backup your SAP HANA environment

SAP administrators face many challenges, including maintaining reliability, minimizing downtime and providing business units the intelligence they need when they need it, while managing the complexity of disparate systems and layers dependent upon business intelligence. My first blog, 3 steps to protect your SAP HANA database, provided insight as to how Veeam can help with these challenges, including installing and configuring the Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA and leveraging it to perform backup and restore operations. This blog expands that discussion and focuses on SAP HANA backint configuration, as well as recommendations on protecting your SAP application environment.
Clemens Zerbe
Posted by Clemens Zerbe

Published: August 1, 2019

How to recover deleted emails in Office 365

Even though collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Slack are changing the workplace, email is still going strong and used for most of the communication within companies. Whether you are using Exchange on-premises, online or in a hybrid setup, it’s important to protect the data so you can recover in case of data loss. At Veeam, we have been talking about six reasons why you need Office 365 backups for quite some time, but the same applies if you are still using Exchange on-premises or are still in the migration process.
Niels Engelen
Posted by Niels Engelen

Published: July 29, 2019

Pro tips on getting the most from Veeam ONE’s monitoring and analytics

Since 2008, Veeam ONE has amassed an impressive arsenal of capabilities through dozens of updates. This has allowed users to leverage the latest monitoring and reporting functionality for any new Veeam Backup & Replication feature and supported infrastructure, ensuring ALL eyes and ears remain fixed on the health state of critical infrastructures, datasets, backup activities, and now, even applications.
Vic Cleary
Posted by Vic Cleary

Published: July 18, 2019

Western Digital IntelliFlash Storage Plug-In Now Available

I am often asked to explain why we here at Veeam have implemented the storage plug-ins and it is a simple answer: to deliver solutions faster to customers! By having storage integrations outside of product release requirements our partners can help innovate and customers can benefit with a better backup experience and amazing recovery. The latest storage plug-in is now available for the Western Digital IntelliFlash array.
Rick Vanover
Posted by Rick Vanover

Published: July 16, 2019