First step to protecting your backups from ransomware

Here is something you don’t always think about — protecting your Veeam Backup & Replication console. But even the server backing up your environment needs to be protected from attacks like ransomware and people with the best or malicious intent. This article will discuss some simple ways to lock down your Veeam server to help protect it from internal and external forces.
Karinne Bessette
Posted by Karinne Bessette

Published: April 6, 2020

Veeam Service Provider Console v4 – What’s New

Software exists to make our lives easier: to help solve specific issues, problems or pain points, and to automate complex and tedious manual operations. At its essence, that is why Veeam created what was originally known as the Managed Backup Portal, and is now known as Veeam Availability Console. Now in its fourth release, the focus of this product revolves around the notion of making life easier for our Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partners.
Anthony Spiteri
Posted by Anthony Spiteri

Published: March 31, 2020

World Backup Day is here and more important than ever!

March 31 is generally recognized as World Backup Day as you don’t want to be fooled on April 1 if you don’t have the data you need. This is very important with today’s threats to our data. Ransomware, accidental deletion, malicious administrators and more threats are constantly in play to make bad things happen to good data. Here you will find five practical tips to improve your backup implementation.
Rick Vanover
Posted by Rick Vanover

Published: March 31, 2020

v10: Next-Gen Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV

With Veeam Availability Suite v10, we introduced 10 new updated core features, and one of those was the New Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV. For those using our initial v1 product, Veeam Availability for Nutanix, we received a lot of great feedback that influenced us moving forward.
Michael Cade
Posted by Michael Cade

Published: March 25, 2020

Use VSS snapshots to backup NAS on your NetApp FAS system

With Veeam Backup & Replication version 10, it’s possible to back up NAS shares with the SMB (CIFS) and NFS protocol. One of the challenges with backing up large file shares is doing so in a consistent state. This blog post shows how to create a consistent backup of an SMB share hosted on a NetApp FAS storage by using Microsoft VSS snapshots.
Hannes Kasparick
Posted by Hannes Kasparick

Published: March 19, 2020

Working from home? How about free backup!

I’m generally a work-in-the-office type of person, however, if you’re working from home, it may be time to assess the need for endpoint backups. I’m convinced it is important, and I’ll explain why in this blog.

The reality is when working arrangements change, data creating and sharing change too. This is rather important when you consider we’re used to working in the office with presumably more direct access to central resources and peers. If this changes, we should think about backing things up.

Rick Vanover
Posted by Rick Vanover

Published: March 18, 2020

How to recover SAP HANA tenant database

I’ve been very fortunate to speak with customers as they implement the Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA. During a recent customer pilot project, the following question was asked: “Why doesn’t the plug-in restore newer SAP HANA data after a full VM restore operation is executed?” Upon further investigation, I was inspired to expand upon existing Veeam documentation and share the results as you may find them helpful.
Clemens Zerbe
Posted by Clemens Zerbe

Published: March 17, 2020

Building a Backup DMZ in the AWS Cloud

Recently Veeam released Veeam Backup for AWS. A new product providing cloud-native data protection to AWS workloads, whether they are born in the cloud or migrated to the cloud. With this new release of Veeam Backup for AWS, new considerations, specifically how to build a backup environment, must be put in place. Isolated accounts leveraging built-in AWS security boundaries are needed to be implemented. As such, a “Backup DMZ” should be used to protect all the data that is being backed up.
David Hill
Posted by David Hill

Published: March 12, 2020

v10: Introducing Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows v4

2020 is already off to a great start with the recent release of Veeam Backup & Replication v10 as well as Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows/Linux v4. Veeam continues to stay true to its heritage by offering both free and paid versions of these products, and Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and Linux v4 are offered as both a Standalone option as well as integrated with Veeam Backup & Replication. Let’s dive into what Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows v4 has to offer and why this release is hugely important.
Travis Miller
Posted by Travis Miller

Published: March 11, 2020