Veeam Agent for Windows 2.1 – Change Block Tracking Filter Driver (Part I)

Who wouldn’t love a faster car? I know I would, but the wife won’t let me! As an example, take my 2010 Honda Civic for a lap around the track and then get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, holy smokes you would immediately notice a huge difference in handling, performance, and speed. Well, I think…




How To: Veeam Cloud Connect Replication and Partial Failover to Microsoft Azure

Hey CDub here – Happy Friday the 13th! This is blog post is meant to completely document the entire process of getting Veeam Backup & Replication Replication operating with Veeam Cloud Connect running in Microsoft Azure and able to perform a partial failover of a Hyper-V replica. Earlier this year at Microsoft Build the public announcement…




Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows: System Requirements & Architecture

Previously, I blogged about the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows – in this post, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows system requirements and architecture will be explained. The system requirements (as well as a ton of other awesome documentation) is published online at the Veeam Help Center. A few highlights from the requirements are: 2 GB…




Project Honolulu – My first thoughts!

White sandy beaches, huge waves, surfing, volcanoes and my Hawiaan favorite Mai Tai’s – Oh, wait that’s the Honolulu, Hawaii – this “Honolulu” is a codename for one of the latest projects that Microsoft’s Windows Server Management team has been developing and is now available in Technical Preview. There’s been a lot of push in…




Get More Out of Your Data with Veeam Backup & Replication!

    Over 250,000 organizations utilize Veeam solutions to make sure their data is available when needed. After many customer and partner visits over the years its become apparent that not everyone takes full advantage of some of the most awesome Veeam capabilities. This blog will provide you with a few different ways that you can…




Using PowerShell to Query WMI to Locate vSphere and AHV VMs!

Have you ever needed to quickly and easily locate all of the VMs in your domain? Recently I was involved in helping out some colleagues to determine which machines in a domain are either vSphere or AHV (Nutanix) based VMs. Microsoft makes it easy to locate Hyper-V based VMs with a simple dsquery command:

However,…




Veeam Backup & Replication v10 to Provide Native Linux and Windows Agent Management

If we only could tell what our own individual futures will hold, we’d all likely make decisions based on the information we had to alter the outcome in a more desirable way…well last week Veeam held their annual Availability Conference, VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans. The event was full of many future product announcements providing…




Using PowerShell to Automate the Deployment of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0

Happy May Day everyone and well Happy 36th Birthday to me 😀 Now that the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 is officially in its RTM build I am happy to share with the community some sample PowerShell that I have been working on. I’ll openly admit that I am not any where near a…




Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2: My Thoughts and Takes

First, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2 is available for Service Providers to download and update their environments. Second, I’ll begin by saying that this just simply a product UPDATE, not a major release or even a minor release, its an update. I’m truly impressed by the awesomeness that just an update provides –…


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Experience the Magic that Windows Server 2016 and ReFS Provide to YOUR Next Backup Repository

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MVPDays/MVPDays2017RoadShow/Experience-the-Magic-that-Windows-Server-2016-and-ReFS-Provide-to-YOUR-Next-Backup-Repository/player#autoplay Advanced integration with Microsoft’s ReFS 3.0, enables fast clone technology that provides 10x faster creation and transformation of synthetic full backup files without physically moving data blocks and thus dramatically reducing load on backup storage, spaceless full backup technology that makes raw disk storage rival the capacity efficiencies of a deduplication appliance, and more…




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