What is a disaster recovery plan?

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, from a full site failure, to failure of something like a storage array. There may be a natural disaster where your data center is, or you may even have a malicious actor inside your environment seeking to harm your business.

Whatever the case, you need a plan, and all plans are not created equal. Then, once you have your plan, you need to test it and update it on a regular basis.

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Melissa Palmer

Team Lead/Senior Technologist, Product Strategy

Service Provider Console: How license usage reporting works and why it’s important

One of the main functions of Veeam Service Provider Console is to help our Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners and their resellers easily report on consumed licenses for Veeam Backup & Replication and the Veeam Agent products. Service Provider Console details quantity, type and edition along with other licensing metrics. These details are used to generate a report of the various license types and quantities a VCSP consumes over a given month. Read more
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Tim Hudson

Solutions Architect, VCSP Engineering Team

Top 3 things you didn’t know you could do with the VAO v3 API

Veeam Availability Orchestrator v3 was a massive release that brought a great deal of features and functionality to this already awesome product, such as support for NetApp ONTAP Snapshots.

Today, I want to focus on one of the features that sometimes gets overlooked, the VAO v3 API. Since v1, VAO has had a Rest API that has been enhanced further with every release. The new features of VAO v3 have been seamlessly integrated into the Rest API.

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Melissa Palmer

Team Lead/Senior Technologist, Product Strategy

How to backup your laptop

To put it simply, we all should "hope for the best, prepare for the worst." The 3-2-1 Rule does just that; it helps you prepare for the worst while keeping the process simple and easy. Take 10 seconds and think of the worst three things that could happen to your data. Let's explore all the options on our hands. Read more
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Travis Miller

Product Marketing Analyst

Size planning for your Office 365 backup job

Having the right account and knowing your backups’ components is a critical first step in the backup process, but you also need to know the scope of the Microsoft Office 365 environment you want to back up. Which services do you plan on including in this backup scope? Knowing the components you plan on backing up will help greatly when it comes to capacity and resource planning. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy

Office 365 Backup quick start: Initial configuration

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is responsible for backing up and restoring Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint online data. What most administrators don’t know is that Microsoft protects the underlying hardware where the data sits but not the data itself, meaning if someone was to modify your data through an access point, Microsoft is not responsible for restoring it back to a previous state. The following articles in this series will help you get started with the product so you can start protecting your Microsoft Office 365 environment today. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy

Are you prepared when ransomware does happen?

Knowing all the options to help protect your environment is great but it’s time to put the pieces together. The question you should be asking is not "If it will happen?" but "Are you prepared when it does happen?" Are you waiting for ransomware to activate in your environment or are you taking steps to mitigate damage before it happens? This article will help you take the steps today to answer those questions and what tools we offer to make this possible. Read more
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Karinne Bessette

Technologist, Product Strategy