Use Snapshots to backup SMB File Shares on your NetApp ONTAP 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. Read more
Hannes Kasparick
Hannes Kasparick

Senior Analyst, Product Management

David Bewernick
David Bewernick

Restoring infrastructure from scratch with Veeam

Imagine a situation (a disaster), where the virtual infrastructure needs to be restored from scratch. Everything is lost, except the backup files are available on a (Hardened) Repository in the disaster site or in the Capacity Tier of a Scale-out Backup Repository. Imagine that not even a configuration backup is available. This blog describes how to do recover your data in five steps. Read more
Hannes Kasparick
Hannes Kasparick

Senior Analyst, Product Management

Protecting VMware vCenter by Using a “Least Privilege Model”

Third-party software that interacts with VMware vCenter must store credentials somewhere. These credentials are the target of attackers as they often provide high privileges on one of the central components of a busines IT infrastructure. This blog post shows how a “least privilege model” implementation with Veeam Backup & Replication can work. Read more
Hannes Kasparick
Hannes Kasparick

Senior Analyst, Product Management

Veeam Hardened Repository passes independent compliance assessment

Veeam Backup & Replication v11 introduces the Hardened Repository as a secure place where backups can be stored immutably for a configured amount of time. With the Hardened Repository, Veeam created a WORM (write once, read many) storage option for Veeam backups. And the best part, this new role can be deployed on ANY general-purpose Linux server, without locking you down to the special proprietary hardware. Read more
Hannes Kasparick
Hannes Kasparick

Senior Analyst, Product Management

How to backup a Windows 2019 file server cluster

Backup and restore of physical Windows clusters is supported by Veeam Backup & Replication with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. It can backup Windows clusters with shared disks (e.g., a classic file-server cluster) or shared nothing clusters like Microsoft Exchange DAG or SQL Always-On clusters. In this article I will show how to backup a file server cluster with a shared disk. Read more
Hannes Kasparick
Hannes Kasparick

Senior Analyst, Product Management

How to create a file server cluster with Windows 2019

One of the critical services in many companies is the file servers, which serve file shares where users or applications store their data. If the file server is offline, then people cannot work. Downtime means additional costs, which organizations try to avoid. Windows Server 2019 (and earlier versions) allow you to create highly available file services. This blog describes how to create a file server cluster with Microsoft Windows Server 2019. Read more
Hannes Kasparick
Hannes Kasparick

Senior Analyst, Product Management

Attention: Your backup infrastructure is under attack

The backup infrastructure is a primary target for attack because all relevant environment data is stored in that one single place. Second, if an attacker wants to destroy data, the backup environment is a good starting point because the backup server has access to pretty much every other important system, such as virtualization platform or storage systems.

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Hannes Kasparick
Hannes Kasparick

Senior Analyst, Product Management

Backup Copy Job – it can do more than just a copy!

Veeam's Backup Copy Job can provide more than its name suggests. The primary task of Backup Copy Job is to copy existing backup data to another disk system in order to restore it later or even to send backup data to an offsite location (see the 3-2-1 Rule).

Additionally, Backup Copy Job performs an integrity check of the backup data. Veeam saves a checksum for every data block in the backup file. Backup Copy Job verifies if the checksum fits and therefore, it can detect if the data has been changed (for example, to ensure there was no so-called “silent data corruption”, i.e. any overlooked errors).

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Hannes Kasparick
Hannes Kasparick

Senior Analyst, Product Management