Azure Files backup made easy!

It never ceases to amaze me how rapidly Microsoft Azure continues to bring capabilities to market, and the latest example of NFS 4.1 support for Azure Files is no exception. An NFS file share in Azure supplements existing file share capabilities with SMB shares. Having an NFS file share at face value may seem like adding another storage protocol, but it has much more impact than that.

Published: September 15, 2020

VeeamON 2020: Free, Fun and Fresh

VeeamON 2020 is this week and just because it is going to be a different experience this year doesn’t mean you can’t get the most out of the virtual event. We have been working hard to bring this event to you for the best experience possible. In this blog post, I’ll give you the rundown you need and show you how you can attend for free.

Published: June 15, 2020

World Backup Day is here and more important than ever!

March 31 is generally recognized as World Backup Day as you don’t want to be fooled on April 1 if you don’t have the data you need. This is very important with today’s threats to our data. Ransomware, accidental deletion, malicious administrators and more threats are constantly in play to make bad things happen to good data. Here you will find five practical tips to improve your backup implementation.

Published: March 31, 2020

Working from home? How about free backup!

I’m generally a work-in-the-office type of person, however, if you’re working from home, it may be time to assess the need for endpoint backups. I’m convinced it is important, and I’ll explain why in this blog.

The reality is when working arrangements change, data creating and sharing change too. This is rather important when you consider we’re used to working in the office with presumably more direct access to central resources and peers. If this changes, we should think about backing things up.

Published: March 18, 2020

Explorer for Oracle v10: Publish Databases Instantly!

In Veeam Availability Suite v10, it’s easy to miss some of the potentially smaller topics that are in fact a really big deal. If you haven’t read the What’s New document for v10, you should, as I’m sure you’ll find some goodies that you can immediately enjoy. Some of those are the enhancements to enterprise applications. Oracle support with Veeam has taken a big step forward with v10. Now users have the ability to publish databases instantly from a backup to a point-in-time state.

Published: March 4, 2020

v10: Reinventing Instant VM Recovery

Instant VM Recovery is a technology that has quickly become a fundamental requirement in the backup industry today. I’m happy to say that Veeam was the first to provide this technology to the market, and it is by far the most iterated and advanced implementation out there. In Veeam Availability Suite v10, Instant VM Recovery has been significantly enhanced; effectively reinventing its use cases for you and your data. In this blog post, I’ll overview a number of the new improvements in v10.

Published: February 11, 2020

DataCore SANsymphony plug-in now Available!

Since we have implemented the Veeam Universal Storage API, Veeam customers have enjoyed a much more rapid cadence for delivering integrated arrays for Veeam Backup & Replication. This has been really great to experience as partners of all types are interested and enabled with Veeam and our partner programs. I like to say that Veeam has partnerships in our DNA, and the latest plug-in comes now for DataCore SANsymphony.

Published: February 4, 2020

Win the ULTIMATE home and cloud lab for 2020

Every now and then, we do something rather awesome. Like sponsoring a homelab giveaway. I truly love helping the Veeam Team come up with ideas for this type of program, and this iteration is no exception. We are giving away an ultimate home and cloud lab to end the year.

Published: December 5, 2019

How to copy AWS EMR cluster hive scripts

I recently had a situation where I was discussing a scenario with Veeam Backup & Replication deployed completely in the public cloud. In fact, many organizations have the Veeam Backup & Replication server in the cloud and are managing either AWS EC2 or Azure VM backups with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux. In this situation, there was a discussion about managing the hive scripts that are part of the AWS EMR cluster. I offered a simple solution: the Veeam File Copy Job.

Published: August 8, 2019