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

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. 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