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.

Published: September 4, 2019

Tips on managing, testing and recovering your backups and replicas

Several months ago, Evgenii wrote a blog post about some common and easily avoidable misconfigurations that support engineers keep seeing in customers' infrastructures. It was met with much attention and hopefully helped administrators improve their Veeam Backup & Replication setups. In this blog post, he would like to share with you several other important topics on how to make your experience with Veeam even smoother.

Published: March 7, 2019

How to properly load balance your backup infrastructure

Veeam Backup & Replication is known for ease of installation and a moderate learning curve. It is something that we take as a great achievement, but as we see in our support practice, it can sometimes lead to a “deploy and forget” approach, without fine-tuning the software or learning the nuances of its work. In our previous blog posts, we examined tape configuration considerations and some common misconfigurations. This time, the blog post is aimed at giving the reader some insight on a Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, how data flows between the components, and most importantly, how to properly load-balance backup components so that the system can work stably and efficiently.

Published: September 26, 2018

Best practices from Veeam support on using tape

One of the most popular choices for backup archival is tape. It is cheap, reliable and offers protection against crypto viruses and hacker attacks. Additionally, it’s offline when not in a tape loader. With Veeam, IT administrators can use flexible options to create copies of backups and store them on a different media, following the 3-2-1 Rule for the backup and disaster recovery. This blog post provides advice and considerations that will help you create a robust tape archival infrastructure.

Published: January 29, 2018