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Author: Evgenii Ivanov, Team Leader, Customer Technical Support

When choosing a backup solution, one of the most important decision factors is reliability. Understandably, when it comes to restores, backup administrators expect not only flexibility from the software, but also a guarantee that data can be restored.
Given how multifaceted and nuanced the topic of data corruption is, it is safe to say that if a vendor guarantees 100% reliability of backups they are not telling the whole truth.

For existing customers, this white paper will help to understand the potential risks and review your Veeam Backup & Replication setups to make sure you are using the product to its maximum potential.

For administrators thinking of buying Veeam Backup & Replication and testing out the trial, this white paper will help to achieve two goals:

  • Set the expectations straight on what Veeam offers and what we cannot promise, if we want to be honest
  • Show that Veeam Backup & Replication has all the tools that, if used right, can make data loss a very unlikely event
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Author: Dustin Albertson, Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, Veeam

Veeam with the StarWind VTL Gateway offers a solution for anyone to connect their on-premises Veeam Backup & Replication™ archives to Microsoft Azure Storage.
For many customers and service providers, long-term retention of backups is a costly and time-consuming process. Leveraging the StarWind VTL Gateway to act as a VTL within Veeam allows users to send archival backups to Microsoft Azure to save time and money.

In this document, we will cover the deployment of both Veeam Backup & Replication as well as the StarWind VTL Gateway on the same server.

This guide highlights the features, setup and best practices for using Veeam with Azure Storage Gateway in VTL mode, including:

  • Planning and proper sizing of an Azure VTL gateway
  • Connecting Azure gateway appliances to Veeam
  • Configuring and ensuring optimal performance for Azure VTL Gateway
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Data is power. How you use it and how you protect it is critical. As a CXO, you are responsible for leading your organization though the journey to Intelligent Data Management, avoiding the gaps and quickly addressing challenges. Download this free CXO guide and learn:

  • The top 3 challenges of enterprise data management
  • The 5 stages to becoming an Intelligent data management (IDM) enterprise
  • What are the financial benefits of IDM
  • And more!
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Veeam® Cloud Connect for the Enterprise offers a turnkey solution for enterprises to connect their on-premises, Veeam Backup & Replication™ archives to Microsoft Azure. The Certified Veeam VM in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace is limited in its storage capacity, which for many customers makes it necessary to implement additional Scale Out storage solutions.

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.
You will learn how to:

  • Set up a StoneFly Cloud Drive VM in Azure
  • Configure StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Storage
  • Deploy and use Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise
  • And more!
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Author: Rick Vanover, VMware vExpert, MCP, MCITP, MCSA and Veeam Director of Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism

With the upcoming end of life of Microsoft Windows server 2008 R2, organizations need to have a plan on what to do with this old operating system. In this paper, organizations will see how they can do prepared upgrades to newer platforms, including Microsoft Windows Server 2019. This will showcase Veeam® DataLabs in-depth and an additional piece of Veeam collateral around using Microsoft Azure.

Readers of this paper will take away a better understanding of a popular use case of using the Veeam DataLab. This will help remove obsolete operating systems from use and provide a confident way to upgrade. Key learning topics shared in this paper are:

  • How the Veeam DataLab works
  • How Windows Server Upgrades work
  • How to test the process 
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White Paper
December 18, 2018

Veeam enables Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ with Cisco UCS 3260 for combined data management and protection solutions required for 24/7 application Availability.  By combining Cisco UCS and Veeam solutions, customers eliminate data loss and deliver fast data recovery, helping them minimize risk, decrease downtime and easily adapt to business changes to meet the most stringent RTPO.

Veeam Backup & Replication unifies backup and replication in a single solution — increasing the value of backup and reinventing data protection for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. The Veeam agentless design provides multiple backup options to meet your needs. Features such as source-side deduplication and compression, change block tracking, parallel processing and automatic load balancing provide the fastest, most efficient backups possible.

Download this Veeam Configuration Guide and you’ll learn:

  • Installation and configuration details for Veeam Backup & Replication™ on Cisco UCS C3260 servers
  • Deployment strategies for streamlined data protection
  • Best practices for high-performance backup and recovery
  • And more!
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White Paper
December 11, 2018

This step-by-step guide provides you with a comprehensive strategy to lower your AWS bill —with best practices, easy-to-understand diagrams and additional resources to get you started right away.

Migrating to AWS is a smart move for business continuity but as you scale your cloud environment, you end up facing a growing data storage bill, too.

Get the guide and learn how to:

  • Fine-tune your AWS compute resources (so that you’re only paying for what you need)
  • Retain snapshots in a lower-cost storage tier using third party data management tools
  • Create a “lean cost culture”, embracing the pay-as-you-go model for AWS and more!
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Author: Tibor Karaszi, Consultant, SQL Server expert, MVP

It’s hard to imagine an infrastructure without an SQL Server installed. Some organizations are fortunate enough to have dedicated an SQL Server database administrator. More often, however, IT admin have to wear multiple hats to manage multiple applications simultaneously. Your approach to SQL Server backup will depend on if your company is DBA-centric or backup-operator-centric in the administration of its SQL Servers.

When you use Veeam to protect your virtualized assets you have two options to back up your SQL Servers. You can use the SQL Server route and generate SQL Server backups into files, which Veeam picks up and stores on a backup server. Another option is to use the Veeam route, where Veeam is used both for the machine backup and also for backup of SQL Server databases.

Read this white paper to learn more about SQL Server backup and learn about:

  • SQL Server backup types, including both the traditional and snapshot-based methods used by third-party, backup solutions like Veeam
  • Identifying the proper Veeam settings for the SQL Server route
  • Performing transaction log backups inside Veeam when using the Veeam route
  • And much more!
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Veeam Availability solutions for Red Hat Virtualization provide efficient backup and fast recovery . This Veeam Configuration Guide takes you step-by-step through the installation and deployment of Veeam Agents for Windows and Linux operating systems on Red Hat Virtualization.

The guide will assist system administrators as they plan and deploy Veeam agents on Red Hat infrastructure. This guide includes coverage of the automated agent deployment capabilities included with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 and beyond.

 The Configuration Guide provides detailed information for:

  • System Requirements and prerequisites
  • Detailed agent deployment instructions
  • Troubleshooting and other helps
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