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.

Published: April 11, 2019

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.

Published: November 24, 2016

Get to know the reference design for replication services with Veeam Cloud Connect v9

At the beginning of 2016 Veeam released the NEW Veeam Availability Suite v9 and one of the biggest enhancements in the software has been the new version of Veeam Cloud Connect, this time offering replication services.

The amount of new options, features and best practices for Veeam Cloud Connect v9 is so impressive that it deserved not just white paper, but a proper book! Luca Dell’Oca, EMEA Cloud Architect for Veeam, has recently presented his new Reference Architecture Guide for Veeam Cloud Connect v9, which goes far beyond your expectations and covers nearly everything you ever wanted to know about setting up cloud services with Veeam.

Published: September 27, 2016

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.

Published: December 21, 2015

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.

Published: November 2, 2015

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.

Published: June 22, 2015

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.

Published: June 4, 2015

Free VMware ESXi health monitoring with Veeam ONE Free Edition

Free VMware VMs health monitoring can be performed with the variety of third-party tools available on the web. However, personally, I always prefer a tool from a vendor I already trust, rather than a lottery of downloading shady freeware which may come with commercial nonsense and even malware. Veeam just works both for data protection and infrastructure monitoring. Sit back, pour yourself another cup of coffee and try Veeam ONE Free Edition in your lab to see how powerful its ESXi monitoring is.

Published: November 15, 2014

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.

Published: September 15, 2014