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Back-up for virtual environments (TSMVE) is still underestimated by IBM!

When you are using IBM equipment there is a big chance that you will use IBM related software to manage the environment. In a large  environment you can use IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Virtual Environments to make back-ups of your virtual machines. IBM says that:

Tivoli® Storage Manager software provides a wide range of storage management capabilities from a single point of control, helping companies ride the information tidal wave.

Early this year they’ve added a new product to the Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM storage management software called IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (TSMVE). This is their product for making back-ups and to recover virtual machines.

You would think that a big company like IBM jumped on the train of virtualisation when it was leaving the train station but in my opinion that’s not what they have done!

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Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

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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Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

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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Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

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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Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.

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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Was once an enthusiastic PepperByte employee but is now working elsewhere. His blogs are still valuable to us and we hope to you too.