Backup Hyper-V Server
Veeam Backup& replication offers complete integration with Hyper-V. It is therefore not necessary to install an agent to recover data from a VM. Backup is performed using Microsoft VSS Snapshot and checkpoint features.
When the backup is launched, Veeam Backup requests that a snapshot of the VM be created. This copy becomes the data source for backup.
During the first backup, a full backup is performed, thereafter these backups will be of incremental types.
Report on VBO
It is possible to use reports from the Veeam console for Office 365. These reports allow to have information on:
Veeam for Office 365 3.0
As we saw in a previous post, Veeam for Office 365 allows the backup and restoration of an Office 365 tenant.
Office 365 2.0
what’s new on VBO 3.0
Veeam has released version 3.0 of Veeam for Office 365. This version offers the following new features:
Configuring Backup Repositories
Before you can backup one or more virtual machines, you must create a Backup Repository. Click on Backup Infrastructure, Backup repositories and then click on Add Repository.
Backup Esxi with Veeam
The backup of an ESXi can be performed using different mode.
- Direct storage access mode
Less efficient than Direct storage access mode, Virtual appliance mode offers better performance than Network mode. It is recommended to use this mode in case the proxy backup role is assigned to a VM. With the Virtual appliance mode, Veeam use VMware SCSI HotAdd capability for attaching device to a VM while the VM is running. Thus, during the backup, the disks of the virtual machine are attached to the backup proxy. The data is written directly (for backup) or recovered (for recovery) from the data store. This avoids the use of the network, which is much more expensive in terms of resources.
Upgrade ESWi Version
After the installation of your ESXi and after many years of use, it is important and necessary to upgrade the version. This upgrade allows the use of new features but also the correction of possible bugs.
These operations are performed through the command line. First download putty, use this URL for download tools :
Link for Putty
Install and execute putty, enter host name or Ip Address.Before you connect, you need activate SSH on your ESXi
Error Messages during backup
Configuration file has unexpected changes and during backup proxy virtual machine terminates
VMware has released a new KB to fix a backup problem on an ESXi 6.5. During backup, the proxy backup takes the invalid state. The following symptoms appear.
Cumulative patch KB2765
Veeam released a few months ago a cumulative patch for Veeam For Office 365. KB ID KB2765 applies to Veeeam version 2 for Office 365. Before installing this patch, it’s necessary to check the version of VOB (Veeam for Office 365). The version must be equal to 220.127.116.117 . The version check can be performed by clicking on Help and then on About in the Veeam for Office 365 console.
Self-signed certificates issue
Veeam reported a bug with the self-signed certificates. Generated during installation, it is used by the backup infrastructure to secure the communication.
Note that the certificate is valid for one year. Following the installation of Update 3, abnormal behavior occurs when opening the Veeam Backup console.
Eleven months after the installation of update 3, an error message appears when the console is opened. You receive Failed to check certificate expiration date error message. If this message is ignored, the Veeam features are interrupted and Agent management and granular restores fail.
Problem with vSphere 6.7 Update 1
Veeam has just reported a backup issue with vSphere 6.7 Update 1. It appears that the Update 1 update of vSphere 6.7 completely interrupts the backup job. It is therefore advisable not to update the vSphere at this time.
You can found more information on the Veeam Forum.https://forums.veeam.com/vmware-vsphere-f24/vsphere-6-7-u1-support-t54673.html