VeeamON Tour Virtual – Big Availability Event on your Desktop

VeeamON Tour Virtual 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts! Veeam announced the biggest online Availability event in EMEA! VeeamON Tour Virtual!

You’ll get the latest insights about upcoming Veeam product innovations, like Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3. There will be also a special track only for the industries hottest trend – Cloud. And last but not least meet and network with the industry’s most influential experts at this virtual exhibition.

And did i already mention the best? It’s FREE! You don’t have to travel, there is no entrance fee. You just have to register to get your virtual seat for this huge event. You can participate at your office or at home, you just need a browser and an internet connection.

For more information and registration click here.

VeeamON Tour Virtual is available in three languages, English, German and French.

VeeamON Tour Virtual Agenda Sneak Peek

This event starts at 11am and lasts until ~6pm. You can attend three tracks: Business, Technical, Cloud. Let’s have a look into the agenda.

Business Track

  • Peter McKay and John Metzger start with Veeam predicitons for 2018
  • Massimo Merlo will talk about how to help IT departments secure their availability goals
  • Luca Dell’Oca is talking from From Cloud to Cloud — How to Easily Move Your Data
  • Gianluca Mazzotta, James Castro-Edwards and Massimo Merlo are clearing the buzz around the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulation
  • William Howell from Cisco will tell you why HyperFlex & Veeam is „Better Together“
  • Allan Hammond from HPE shows you why Veeam and HPE Storage is the perfect combination for application data protection

Technical Track

  • Paul Szelesi will give you some Best Practices of Backup and Replication 2017
  • Niels Engelen and my fellow Veeam Vanguard Jorge de la Cruz will give you a deep dive about Managing, Reporting and Visibility
  • Michael Cade will tell you more about the new Continuous Data Protection feature in Veeam Availability Suite v10
  • Stéphane Estevez from Quantum shows you the 1st and only inline deduplication appliances that fully support instant VM recovery, synthetic full-backup creation and more
  • Mikhail Vasiliev will be hosting the LIVE Q&A session with all the experts. Feel free to ask your questions right there!

Cloud Track

  • Yuri Sukhov will give you examples about how bad it is to loose access to your email, and he shows you how easy it is to protect and restore Office 365 or a hybrid Exchange deployment
  • Luca Dell’Oca showy you in his session that the NEW Veeam Availability for AWS is the industry’s first cloud-native, agentless data protection and Availability solution for AWS applications and data
  • Irina Lentsner has the focus on the service provider and tenant roles and detail Veeam’s existing and upcoming vCloud Director support

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Veeam – Backup Copy „Block is not initialized. Failed to download disk.“

Recently a customer reported an issue with a backup copy job. At this customer we implemented a new leased line with synchronous 1Gbit/s bandwidth from the main site to a secondary site. That gave us completely new possibilities regarding the backup of data and making it available. There is no need for a WAN Accelerator anymore, we can replicate VM’s with Veeam directly to the secondary site. And also backup copy jobs to this site go now A) directly and B) in a regular manner (what wasn’t possible before because of lack of bandwidth).

By the beginning of the last week, around the 30th of May, one backup copy job started to fail. This job contains all VM’s and should backup copy the data once a day to the secondary location. But one server, the main fileserver, failed with this error message:

Error: Block is not initialized. Failed to download disk. Reconnectable protocol device was closed. Failed to upload disk. Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.SyncDisk}.

First i thought, ok, that can happen. No worries. After the second failure i did some checks and also opened a support case at Veeam support. If you don’t know how to collect log files for a Veeam support case, please have a look here.

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Veeam Availability Suite – Quick Setup Guide

Today i was working in my homelab. I installed an availability solution. It was a quick thing, no complex setup and configuration, but a straightforward installation. Even if its „just“ my homelab, i want to know that my VMs are safe and secure and that i can see trends about space utilization and other parameters. How do you achieve that? With installing Veeam Availability Suite v9.

Veeam Avalability Suite v9 - Setup Screen

Just to clarify, the time to create the screenshots took longer than the actual setup of this availability solution. The setup assistant will guide and help you through the setup, it’s really easy, and after few minutes you are ready to go and take the next steps.

What is Veeam Availability Suite?

With this software suite you receive to main components. First of all you will get the very well known Veeam Backup & Replication. This is the doing-backups-part of this suite. Furthermore you get the second component which is Veeam ONE. With Veeam ONE you will get the monitoring, reporting and capacity planning part of this software suite.

Why not only creating backups?

There is for sure not just one simple answer, but let my try to explain. With Veeam Availability Suite you will ditch your legacy backup solution and get real availability for your servers, your data and your business. Veeam Backup & Replication is used to setup the backup of your virtual infrastructure. Through Veeam ONE you get the whole monitoring, reporting and capacity planning. In a single pane of glass you get instant reports, you can monitor your infrastructure and get some insights in the capacity. With this you will find out some trends (for example when a specific data store runs out of space), even before it actually happens.

How do i install this software?

As i already mentioned it’s a really easy process. The setup assistant will ask you some things, but more or less it’s next, next, finish. For sure you can specify the setup steps and configure other ports as the recommended ones for example. The setup assistant gives you this ability if you want. If you are fine with the standard settings, you can leave them and go on.

The following guide line will show you how easy the setup process is. I did an easy deployment, all stuff centralized on one server because my lab is not that big (at the moment). I will discover the points mentioned above, for example the extended screens of the setup assistant, to cover all your needs.

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