Jun 11

Virtual (SQL)server impaired by residual snapshot after Veeam backup

Ingmar VerheijComments Off on Virtual (SQL)server impaired by residual snapshot after Veeam backup

Author : Ingmar Verheij

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Recently I had to troubleshoot a SQL server that performed nightly batch jobs for a management information system. Under normal conditions this required 6.5 hours but this was suddenly increased to 11.5 hours. An increase of 75%!

Because of this delay the information wasn’t presented on time with a lot of implications. Several departments where asked what has changed in the past days, of course the answer was “nothing”.

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Jan 28

Back-up and Recovery of Exchange 2010 with Veeam Backup & Replication version 6

Marco DrostComments Off on Back-up and Recovery of Exchange 2010 with Veeam Backup & Replication version 6

Veeam Backup & replication version 6 I finally found some time to install version 6 of Veeam Back-up and replication and I was wondering if the back-up strategy that I used for Exchange 2010 in version 5 ( see part one, part two and part three for backup and recovery )  will change in the new version. Because in the What’s new guide it says that there is a 1 click file restore but there is noting mentioned about exchange! In this post I will describe the settings for exchange 2010 within version 6 of Veeam Back-up and recovery if they are different comparing to version 5.

When Opening the new version I noticed the fist difference: The pull down menu on the left side has changed there is no restore menu this has made placed for History menu. Also the SureBackup part is gone.

Pull down menu Veeam back-up version 5                                            Pull down menu Veeam back-up version 56
Pull down menu Veeam back-up version 5          Pull down menu Veeam back-up version 6

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Nov 04

Back-up and recovery Exchange 2010 with Veeam Back-up and replication (enterprise) part 3/3

Marco DrostComments Off on Back-up and recovery Exchange 2010 with Veeam Back-up and replication (enterprise) part 3/3

Veeam Backup and replication Icon This blog is part three of three on how you can make a back-up and more importantly how you can recover items from a mailbox. In part one I described which setting to set for a exchange 2010 back-up job. In part two I explain how to configure the virtual lab and application group that are necessary for restoring exchange items from a specific mailbox. So finally we have come to the most important part recovery of items from your exchange 2010 mailbox.
While performing a recovery for the first time you will see that the recovery process was made for  enterprise environment where task are divided. Recovery in Veeam Backup exists out of three steps. Step one asking for a recovery to take place. Step two control and approve of the recovery wish. And step three is the actual recovery . For the new back-up version I have heard that this process has been adjust but i did not find the time to play with the new product version. 

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Oct 30

Back-up and recovery Exchange 2010 with Veeam Back-up and replication (enterprise) part 2/3

Marco DrostComments Off on Back-up and recovery Exchange 2010 with Veeam Back-up and replication (enterprise) part 2/3

This blog is part two of three of how you can make a back-up and more importantly of how you can recover items from a mailbox. In part one I described which setting to set for a exchange 2010 back-up job.  In this part I will explain how to configure the virtual lab and application group  that are necessary for restoring exchange items from a specific mailbox. I will also show how to make a surebackup verification job. The virtual lab and application group are part of the surebackup option of Veeam.

SureBackup is technology in Veeam Backup & Replication which can  be used to have a automate and simplify backup verification process. Within surebackup the virtual machine  runs directly form the back-up in a isolated environment and I will test if all the depended services are up and running. For exchange it will test if all ports are are up and running like port 25 for example. Within the surebackup section of the software you can make a job to test the back-up automatically. In the picture below you see the the SureBackup section and below this there is a member called Jobs here is where you will make the testing job.

Veeam Backup and replication sections

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Oct 14

Back-up and recovery Exchange 2010 with Veeam Back-up and replication (enterprise) part 1/3

Marco DrostComments Off on Back-up and recovery Exchange 2010 with Veeam Back-up and replication (enterprise) part 1/3

This blog is going to be be part one of three of how you can make a back-up and more importantly of how you can recover items from a mailbox. Part one will describe how to configure the backup job. Part two will describe how to configure the virtal lab that is necessary for restoring exchange items from a specific mailbox. Part two wil describe how to configure the recover item(s) from a mailbox. In this series I made the assumption that you have Veeam Back-up and replication (enterprise) installed if not you will manage!

The scheme below gives an overview of my Exchange environment

Exchange enviorment 2010

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Sep 12

HTTP 403.14 error Veeam Business view

Marco DrostComments Off on HTTP 403.14 error Veeam Business view

After the installation of Veeam business server I  login in and expected  a popup  to configure the business view program.

Popup configuration wizard veeam business view

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Sep 07

SureBackup VMware tools not started

Marco DrostComments Off on SureBackup VMware tools not started

When you get errors within Veeam SureBackup like below (see picture) just adjust the "maximum allowed boot time" to , e.g. 3000sec and try again. You also can see the SureBackup log – SB_<name>.log for more information

SureBackup Vmwaere tools not started

 

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May 03

Veeam Monitoring ESXi CPU 102% and 103%

Marco DrostComments Off on Veeam Monitoring ESXi CPU 102% and 103%

While using the load generator LoadGen, of DeNamiK .We got a 102% load on the physical CPU of the ESXi host according to de VEEAM Monitoring. The LoadGen is used  to simulate users activities on several Citrix virtual machines to see how many users can be active on one Citrix virtual machine and eventually on 1 ESXi host without performance degree. In the load test where we saw the 102% we had 4 virtual machines. which where configured with 2 vCPU 4 GB memory. The host is en ESXi 4.1 with the latest and greatest patches installed. The resources pool seen in the picture is not visible in vCenter but is the mother (root) resource pool of VMware. There are no “handmade” resources pools on the server.

Veeam monitor dashboard

 

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Apr 21

Veeam search failed to make a test crawl

Marco DrostComments Off on Veeam search failed to make a test crawl

When you are installing Veeam search server according to Veeam Backup & replication 5.0 page 41 it says use a administrator account. When you are preparing for file browsing and advanced searching (page 165) you will add the search server to the Veeam Back-up Enterprise Manager. You can get this error while going trough the wizard. 

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Apr 21

VEEAM installation rights during Veeam Enterprise manager installation

Marco DrostComments Off on VEEAM installation rights during Veeam Enterprise manager installation

When installing (reinstalling) Veeam Enterprise manager after installing Veeam back-up enterprise on the same system and connected to the same database system i got this error: Veeam Backup datatbase found on <servername> SQL server instance but is not accessible.

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