How to get App ID, App secret and app password in Office 365

Starting from the recently released version 3, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 allows for retrieving your cloud data in a more secure way by leveraging modern authentication. For backup and restores, you can now use service accounts enabled for multi-factor authentication (MFA). In this article, you will learn how it works and how to set up things quickly. Read more

How to build a disaster recovery plan and enable business continuity with Veeam

Here’s a true story from one of our customers. A gas explosion resulted in a major power failure downtown, which in turn left the company’s primary data center offline for a week. This is a classic example of an IT Disaster – unexpected and unpredictable, disrupting business continuity and affecting Always-On operations. We can only imagine how much it could cost that company to stay offline for a week (as much as losing their business, I’d say), if they didn’t have a reliable disaster recovery (DR) plan and an Availability solution to execute this plan.

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How to back up a SQL Server transaction log

SQL databases are the heart and soul of your ERP and CRM systems, as well as many other critical business applications. Their downtime and lost data mean financial losses in hours of employee work, lost deals and profits. The more data you want to save in case of downtime, the more reasons you have to create SQL-transaction log backups. They maximize SQL Server availability, enabling database restores to any point-in-time.

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How to test a SharePoint upgrade with Veeam

While we’re preparing for the upcoming Veeam Availability Suite v9 release and promoting new features, there’s still a lot you can do with version 8. Veeam isn’t just backup and restore! Take a look at how it can fit and assist while you’re preparing to upgrade virtualized SharePoint 2010 to 2013. Read more

Replicating VMware VMs with Veeam: Everything you need to know about replica failover

I'll wrap up my “Replication 101 series” with an overview of recovery options from VMware VM replicas available in Veeam Backup & Replication v8 (a part of Veeam Availability Suite v8). I'm going to walk you through failover basics, including planned failover and failover plans, which can help you automate disaster recovery (DR). Keep reading to learn how to safeguard your critical applications from failures and downtime.

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How to optimize replication traffic with Veeam

Recently, I blogged about how easy it is to start VMware VM replication with Veeam so you can achieve the best possible recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTPOs). Today, I want to explain how you can overcome the challenge of a heavy replication load on your network. With the assumption that your available bandwidth is limited, I'd also like to share some ways that Veeam Backup & Replication v8 can reduce replication traffic over the WAN.

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5 Hints to control VM sprawl with Veeam Availability Suite

You may think that VM sprawl has never been a problem for your infrastructure, but what if it IS a problem and you just aren’t aware of it?

VM sprawl is a symptom of any rapidly growing virtual infrastructure. When any given department in the company opts to run their specific applications on dedicated servers, they can do this, thanks to virtualization. VMs are often set up for temporary usage, like testing or development labs, and after some peak usage owners may forget about them. The more virtualized applications and workloads you have, the more likely that “virtual junk” will appear in your infrastructure and cause VM sprawl.

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