Veeam – What’s new? Agent Management in Update 3

Veeam recently released the update 3 for Veeam Backup & Replication. One of the biggest innovation is the integrated management of Veeam Agents for Windows and Linux. Veeam didn’t wait until the release of version 10 with this feature, but have brought it now.

With the integrated agent management you have the total control of your physical and cloud workloads. If you have some physical servers, like special database applications or a domain controller, or workloads in public or privat cloud environments, which are not running in your on-premises infrastructure, then Veeam Agent is the perfect solution for you.

You can backup your physical servers located in your own datacenter by using Veeam Agent. But not only limited to servers but also for workstations. Like the very important laptop from your boss, or other special computers with complex software configuration.

And you can also reach out to the cloud with Veeam Agents. Imagine you’ve got some web and database servers running in the cloud, but there is no backup available. With Veeam Agent you can backup also these workloads to your local repository, to be able to restore things to the cloud or your local infrastructure.

In this what’s new article i’ll show you how the agent management works, how you create protection groups and backup jobs.

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Veeam – Install & Configure Veeam Agent for Windows Beta (with B&R Repository)

Today i had a day off in the office because of a national holiday. I used the day to relax a little, and to get some hands on the new Veeam Agent for Windows Beta. I downloaded and installed it on one of my virtual servers in my homelab. This server is a Active Directory Domain Controller, which is located on the physical ESXi host which is providing the lab platform. This virtual server wasn’t backed up until today because i was waiting for the new Veeam Agent for Windows.

Download and Setup of Veeam Agent for Windows

If you’re interested to get hands on this new Veeam Agent for Windows Beta version, go to this website and register. You’ll receive an email with further information how to download this nice piece of software. But be informed, you probably won’t get an email with download information immediately. As it was by me it took a while. I think the mails go out in waves. But stay tuned, it’s worth to wait a day or two 😉

Let’s install the Veeam Agent for Windows now. It’s pretty simple. Download the zip file, extract, double click, next, next, finish. You know the process from Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE already, if you’re using this software. Let’s have a quick look at the process.

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Veeam – Becoming a Veeam Vanguard for the first time

Last year in November i applied for the Veeam Vanguard program. I said to me „come on, give it a try“. I wasn’t absolutely unsure if the people at Veeam will select me as a Vanguard. This program is no certification exam or something you can „learn“ for it. You will be hand-picked by the Vanguard team which consists of many specialists in their branch.

This week i received an email from „Rickatron“ Rick Vanover, one of the evangelists at Veeam. In this email he wrote that i was selected as a Veeam Vanguard. I literally freaked out!

The first time i’m honored as a Veeam Vanguard. I’m really proud!

What is the Veeam Vanguard program?

I think the following quote from the Veeam Vanguard website will best describe it.

A Veeam Vanguard represents our brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities in which we engage. These individuals are chosen for their acumen, engagement and style in their activities on and offline.

It’s all about the community. People out there in the IT, bloggers, influencers, partners can apply as a Veeam Vanguard. Those people are pushing the brand „Veeam“, they are curious, keen and eager. Those people want to do more, and they do more. Vanguards are helping other community people with their technical help and expertise. They produce content for the community, forum and blog posts. But not only this. They are active on and offline, talking about things, explaining things to other people.

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Veeam – Installing Update 1 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5

update 1 for veeam backup

First of all: Yes, after installing Update 1 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 you can move on and upgrade to the latest vSphere version. Veeam does now support vSphere 6.5. Why does this guy write a blog post about a simple update you may think. Well, because i can and because probably all most Veeam users waited to upgrade to the latest vSphere version until Veeam releases Update 1.

VMware announced vSphere 6.5 last year at VMworld Europe in Barcelona. This new version comes with plenty of new features (like VM encryption, vCenter Server appliance with integrated update manager etc.) Unfortunately there was no support through Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 at this time. So it took a while for the programmers and coders to create an update for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and also for testing this new update against the new vSphere version.

Since the 20th of January the new Update 1 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 is now available via Veeam Knowledge Base. This post will be updated when it’s available in the regular download section.

You know it from other Veeam updates, it’s easy as pie. Just few clicks and some minutes later the update is installed. Even if the setup assistant does not prompt for a restart, it’s not a bad idea to do so. During the update installation the Veeam services will be stopped and files are being replaced and updated. So a restart is not a bad idea at all.

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Veeam – Backup your Office 365 mailboxes (on a UNC path)

Veeam Backup for Office 365

Today i’d like to provide you another one of my straight-forward walk through guides. Everybody is talking about cloud. Is it either a private cloud or a public cloud, or probably something between (a hybrid cloud, you don’t say…). So many people and companies want to have their stuff migrated to the cloud or are already using cloud technologies.

Microsoft Office 365 is also one of these cloud technologies. It’s your mail hosted in the cloud. It is available in different sizes and versions, combined with powerful office and collaboration applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Skype for Business and Sharepoint Online and so on) or just the mail part of it. You can choose whatever you need, and at very attractive pricing conditions.

Compare the Microsoft Office 365 business plans here:

https://products.office.com/en-us/business/compare-more-office-365-for-business-plans

Microsoft Office 365 Business Plans

But today we don’t talk about how cool and great this Office 365 stuff is. We wanna talk about how you backup your mails. Your mails are stored somewhere in the cloud (actually a physical datacenter located somewhere). I don’t know if Microsoft does backups for YOUR mails. It’s always better to do that by yourself. Then you know it’s working and you can recover in case of a user deleted something, or whatever can happen with these mails.

So let’s talk about Veeam Backup for Office 365.

This nice piece of software from Veeam is now available since a few days. It’s working very fine, and it is simple to install as you know that from other Veeam software. As mentioned above, this post should guide you through the simple setup and configuration of Veeam Backup for Office 365. When i don’t count the time it took to take screenshots, then the installation is done in a few minutes. Promise. Let’s dig into that.

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