Category: Veeam

Fast Active Directory object recovery tip for Veeam

The other day I had a customer who had deleted a active directory user by accident. The customer was running some Windows server 2003 DC so no AD recycle bin. So on to veeam for the restore, it took a very long time to complete all the steps, also you have to go to the enterprise manager to approve the restore lab, and then you can go back and start the restore. But I got at tip from @poulpreben over a Veeam Denmark (Thanks!). To skip the approval part in the enterprise manager, you just have to right-click the sure-backup job and choose “Active directory wizard” this will get you directly to the part where you can restore the deleted user, another tip is when you are looking for a deleted user you can just type (DELETED) in the search box, this will return all deleted users. I hope this can help you in any form or way. Please drop a comment below in the discussion box, if you have any tips for restoring AD objects with Veeam. Thanks!

No log truncation on SQL 2012 with Veeam B&R

Today I had a SQL 2012 server with a log drive there was running full. Veeam 7 is setup with application awareness, and should truncate the log for all databases. But to my big surprise it did non of the kind. The scarey part is that Veeam did not repport any errors in the backup status/history log. It turns out that there is a KB on veeam’s website, pointing out that the local SYSTEM account do not have permissions to trunkate the log’s. So you will have to give the SYSTEM account these right on the SQL server from the SQL managment studio.
I hope this will help you in some way, please leave a comment. Thanks for reading this!

Veeam Explorer for SharePoint Beta is now available for download!

So Veeam have released the Beta of Veeam Explorer for SparePoint. You can sign up for the download her
There are some system Requirements as listed below:
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 SP2 or later (64-bit version)
  • Microsoft SQL 2008 or later (Express Edition supports SharePoint databases under 10GB in size)
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (full support)
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (browse and search only)

Veeam error vm is disconnected

So to day a had a customer which Veeam 6.1 B&R show a lot of errors. The error show was: Error: VM ‘SERVERNAME’ (ref: ‘vm-144’) is ‘Disconnected’ The source and the destination where fine, so I decided to see if the Patch 1 for veeam 6.1 was installed and it was not. The install process is the same as with 6.5 patch 1. After the patch was installed and the backup ran successfully again. 🙂 You can download the patch 1 for Veeam 6.1 from veeam’s website.
Once more if you found this usefull, pleas comment below. Thanks!

Patch 1 for Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5

Veeam has released a patch for Veeam 6.5 You can download the patch from Veeam’s website. This patch fixes some issues with Veeam B&R 6.5, Veeam one, Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots and Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange. Its a easy install and I recommend that you always keep you’re Veeam installation up-to-date.
First thing you have to do is to run the setup .exe file 🙂
Click next at the Welcome screen
Next click ‘install’

Upgrading Veeam Backup & Replication 6.1 to 6.5 Step-by-step

UPDATE: There is now a patch 3 out so be sure to use this. You can download the patch here Here is a step-by-step guide for upgrading Veeam 6.1 to 6.5. I have seen some post on the veeam forum regarding upgrading SQL 2005 express (standard in 6.1) to a newer version that is supported by Veaam B&R 6.5 this is not necessary, the installer will upgrade the SQL to the version used with Veeam R&B 6.5.
Download the latest installer from Veeam’s home page and run the .exe. The installer will check for prerequisites and prompt for installation and reboot if necessary.
Next the Veeam B&R installer will detect the older version and ask if you would like to upgrade, click ‘yes’
A welcome- and EULA screen will show, click ‘next’ and ‘next’