Using Exagrid Deduplication Appliances as Veeam Repository
The importance of backup and recovery solutions today is beyond any discussion. Going back 10 years this was a rather neglected topic. But today no-one can afford data loss or services being unavailable. So the importance of backup solutions leveled up with that of production systems. Time windows for RPO and RTO have become smaller and smaller and the effort and cost to achieve that have become higher. If you’re planning a backup strategy, you need to find a good balance between speed, reliability and cost. Low cost NAS boxes are slow and not very reliable. Running an instant recovery from them can turn into a pain. Premium storages are fast and reliable, but also quite expensive. Backup data is in most cases very redundant, which means there’s a high capacity and cost saving potential in deduplication and compression. Continue reading “Exagrid Backup Appliance”
Those of you who couldn’t attend VeeamON 2018 in Chicago can now get an extract of news and announcements at VeeamON Forum in Hanau Germany (and many other places all over the world).
In late April I’ve already written an article about details of the event. I will be on site as media partner and post news on this blog an on Twitter.
Registration is free and surely priceless.
Continue reading “Just one week until VeeamON Forum in Hanau Germany”
Slightly recovering from jetlag, I can now summarize the cornerstones of VeeamON 2018 which took place in Chicago from May 14th until May 16th.
I don’t want to go too much into details of new products. In fact there have been only a few announcements.
- Veeam Backup Version 10 is not yet in sight
- Version 9.5 U4 will come soon
- Continuous Data Protection CDP will be delayed
- Everything is hyper
Instead I’d like to have a look at the conference in general and outline differences to VeeamON 2017. Continue reading “VeeamON 2018 – a review”
Leverage Powershell to selectively eliminate VMs from backup archives
GDPR / DSGVO casts its shadow onto IT. On Friday 25th of May European privacy regulations will become effective and violations can result in very harmful penalties for enterprises.
In that context an unusual task was addressed to me today by a customer: “Delete all backups of VM KillMe (yes, all)!”
There are several strategies to fulfill the task: Continue reading “Remove VM objects from Veeam backup-chain”