Win a ticket to one or two conferences in November
In November there are two major conferences you can’t afford to miss.
- VMworld EU 2018 in Barcelona (5.-8. Nov 2018)
- AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas (26.-30. Nov 2018)
These conferences are quite expensive (re:Invent 1799$ and VMworld 1475€).
Wouldn’t it be great to go there for free? It’s possible if you’re lucky and win one of the tickets Veeam gives away.
Join Veeam in Barcelona
Win one of 5 full-conference tickets to VMworld Barcelona 2018.
Just register for the chance to win a free conference pass worth 1475 €.
Three trips to AWS re:Invent 2018
Veeam also gives away three full-conference tickets and three gift cards for hotel accommodations to AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. Register on the Veeam page and get the chance to win.
Virtual Online-Conference on Dec. 5th 2018
2018 VeeamON took place in Chicago. Not everybody had the time or funding to go there. But there’s good news. Like in the years before there’ll be a virtual conference that makes it easy to attend. Join VeeamON Virtual 2018 from your desk, couch or garden hammock.
It’s been a pleasure being media partner for the event last year. And so I will join this year’s event too. Stay tuned!
Grab your virtual seat and save the date on December 5th 2018. Registration is free but priceless.
Relink VM MoRef IDs to Veeam Backup Restore-Points
In this post I will show how to use Veeam Migration Utility in cases when you have to migrate a whole cluster to a new vCenter, but you can’t afford to cut existing backup chains.
Upgrading a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) has become a commodity in recent times. All you have to do is to run an upgrade wizard and point to the old VCSA. Thanks to VMware developers it’s one of these “Next-Next-Finish” deployments. At the end you’ll have an upgraded vCenter with same settings, name, IP, and (if you like) historic data. This is great! I can remember vCenter on Windows upgrades that were a PITA.
In some rare (but ugly) occasions you simply can’t use the wizard and you have to migrate your hosts to a completely new VCSA without data migration. You’ll have to rebuild every setting, datacenter, cluster, folder, pool, group, rule, etc from scratch to match your old environment. Continue reading “vCenter Appliance Migration Upgrade”
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”