Azure Files backup made easy!

It never ceases to amaze me how rapidly Microsoft Azure continues to bring capabilities to market, and the latest example of NFS 4.1 support for Azure Files is no exception. An NFS file share in Azure supplements existing file share capabilities with SMB shares. Having an NFS file share at face value may seem like adding another storage protocol, but it has much more impact than that. Read more
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Rick Vanover

Senior Director, 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

83 recovery scenarios with Veeam Backup & Replication v10

Like many of you out there, I’m a visual person. Whenever it comes down to some technical information, whether it’s a software function description or a company virtual architecture planning proposal, I can catch myself getting lost after a minute (only if I’m not presented with a nice scheme of said material). Given that, I’ve always been helping develop lots of Veeam-related illustrations, icons and presentations throughout my career here. Read more
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Andrew Zhelezko

Technical Analyst, Product Strategy

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.

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Rick Vanover

Senior Director, Product Strategy

v10: Veeam Agent for Linux v4 now supports PostgreSQL and MySQL

Back in 2017 with the release of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 we have introduced a new major feature: centralized management for the Veeam Agents. Since then our Agents have been receiving more and more enterprise-oriented features and this new release is no exception.

With v4 of Veeam Agent for Linux we have added application support for PostgreSQL and MySQL, deduplication storage support and some CLI enhancements.

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Dmitry Kniazev

Technical Analyst, Product Strategy

v10: Reinventing Instant VM Recovery

Instant VM Recovery is a technology that has quickly become a fundamental requirement in the backup industry today. I’m happy to say that Veeam was the first to provide this technology to the market, and it is by far the most iterated and advanced implementation out there. In Veeam Availability Suite v10, Instant VM Recovery has been significantly enhanced; effectively reinventing its use cases for you and your data. In this blog post, I’ll overview a number of the new improvements in v10. Read more
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Rick Vanover

Senior Director, Product Strategy

How to enable rapid patch testing with backups and Veeam DataLabs

Unfortunately, bad patches are something everyone has experienced at one point or another. Just take the most recent example of the Microsoft Windows October 2018 Update that impacted both desktop and server versions of Windows. Unfortunately, this update resulted in missing files for impacted systems, and has temporarily been paused as Microsoft investigates.

Because of incidents like this, organizations are often seldom to quickly adopt patches. This is one of the reasons the WannaCry ransomware was so impactful. Unpatched systems introduce risk into environments, as new exploits for old problems are on the rise. In order to patch a system, organizations must first do two things, back up the systems to be patched, and perform patch testing.

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Melissa Palmer

Team Lead/Senior Technologist, Product Strategy

Linux VM: A place to back up MySQL

What does it take to back up MySQL on a Linux VM? This is a riddle we sometimes hear at Veeam: When running on a Linux VM, how does one quiesce MySQL databases? Unfortunately, there are not many new ways to answer this riddle, and the answers we currently have are already tried and tested!

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Francis Pellicciaro

Former technical marketing writer

Let’s get Available: Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Linux Receive MAJOR Updates!

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 brings some MAJOR enhancements to our flagship product, but this milestone also brings updates to both Veeam Agents. In my previous blog post, I introduced you to the #1 feature of Update 3: Centralized Management for the Veeam Agents. If this is the first time you’re hearing about our new agent-based backup solutions, I suggest you peer back through the Veeam Blog to get up to speed. But, if you’re ready to hear about what’s new with the Veeam Agents, you’ve come to the right place.

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Rick Vanover

Senior Director, Product Strategy

Veeam VTL to Amazon S3 & Glacier: A cost-effective tape alternative!

Today most big storage providers offer some form of long-term physical tape library storage, which enables customers to utilize a cost-efficient cold storage option. But, there can be a few key issues faced with physical tape library storage. The first is complexity that surrounds exportation and management. The second is the cost of upgrading – old tapes are slow and unreliable but new ones are not cheap.

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Edward Watson

Senior Manager, Product Marketing