v10 Enhancements – Mounting Object Storage Repository for DR

Version 10 of Veeam Backup & Replication isn’t too far away and we are currently at the end of a second private BETA for our customers and partners. There has been a fair bit of content released around v10 functionality and features from our Veeam Vanguard’s over the past couple of weeks and as we move closer to GA, as

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Important ESXi 6.0 and 6.7 Patch Release – CBT Fixes and More!

Over the last few years the amount of CBT related issues has decreased significantly from VMware. I remember back in my previous roles of having to deal with multiple issues and wrote some pretty heavy posts around the topic. While those posts where not popular in some circles at the time, they certainly highlighted the importance of having stable CBT

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Released: Backup for AWS …Free for up to 10 EC2 Instances!

This week at AWS re:Invent, exciting news for a lot of us in Veeam was announced as we made available for GA Veeam Backup for AWS (Build 1.0.0.1345). Available through the AWS Marketplace the product can be deployed within five minutes and be ready to backup EC2 instances. From my point of view, apart from the technical aspects, probably the

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Quick Fix – Terraform Linux Remote-Exec Provisioner Errors without Exit Status

When deploying and configuring Linux as part of my Terraform plans, I have generally used a combination of script based or in-line Remote-Exec declarations to get the job done. A while back, while working on my Ansible CentOS Terraform deployment hack, I came across the following error when the executable shell script got to the point where I needed to

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Released: Veeam Powered Network 2.1 … Upgrade in Under a Minute!

A couple of days ago we snuck out a minor update to Veeam Powered Network (Veeam PN) bringing the version up to 2.1 (Build 2.1.0.461). We released 2.0 back in May which was a significant release as we ripped out OpenVPN and replaced it with WireGuard for the site to site networking functionality. Version 2.1 bring with it some minor

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Released: Backup for Office 365 4.0 …Now with Object Storage Support!

Yesterday, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 (VBO) version 4.0 (4.0.0.1345) went GA. This new version again builds on the 3.0 release that enhanced overall performance for Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive as well as further enhancements around backup policy, reporting and APIs. Version 4.0 is heavily focused on the addition of Object Storage support for the storing VBO data which

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Kubernetes… Kubernetes… Kubernetes!

Kubernetes is getting centre stage at KubeCon and Cloud Native Con this week and it has attracted 12000 attendees which is amazing for an open source non vendor specific conference. Kubernetes has dominated the IT water-cooler talk this year and a lot of people talk about it… but are they also doing it? This post is more or less a

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#Kubcon – 12,000 People Can’t Be Wrong… Right?

This week, KubeCon and Cloud Native Con is happening in San Diego. In the lead up to the event, there was talk about 12,000 registrations which puts it up there with one of the fastest growing industry events by numbers and apparently the biggest independent, non vendor specific event ever in our industry. When you look at the fact that

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#TFD20 Follow Up – Veeam Cloud Tier Glossary

Yesterday I presented at Tech Field Day 20. My first topic was on the enhancements we are bringing to Cloud Tier in our Backup & Replication v10 release. Rick Vanover setup the v10 enhancement session by doing some ground work on what a Scale Out Backup Repository is and briefly went over the initial features of Cloud Tier released in

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