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Reading Time: 3 minutes Every year, the VeeamON Virtual online event brings together more than 2,500 industry experts to showcase the latest technology solutions for data hyper-availability. During this event, Veeam explores the challenges of data growth and inevitable data proliferation, the threats they pose to data availability and protection, and the steps to be taken to achieve Intelligent Data Management.

Reading Time: 6 minutes Veeam Backup & Replication does not have a native integration with “entry-level” NAS appliance, but there are some different options if you want to configure a Veeam repository on a NAS hardware appliance. The most common option is just to use the CIFS/SMB protocol on the NAS appliance and connect the repository as a network share. But for some NAS appliances there is also the possibility to export a LUN with iSCSI and then you can connect it with a software iSCSI initiator to the Veeam Backup Server and use as “local storage”.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some days ago I’ve got a strange error during the backup job of a vSphere 6.7 (not Update 1) environment with latest version of Veeam Backup & Replication. The job was starting correctly, VMs have been discoverted, but when the backup start to copy the VMDK the job failed with a “VDDK async operation error 14009” message.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seams that the new VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 will break all the Veeam Backup & Replication backup jobs! As reported in the Veeam KB 2443, VMware 6.7 Update 1 is actually NOT supported by Veeam B&R and will be supported only with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4. More information are available on Veeam KB 2784 and this forum thread.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the last Veeam Community Forums Digest, there are some interesting notes about some possible issues with vSphere Storage vMotion, that usually is used to move backup your VMs in the original datastore during a Instant VM Recovery (IR). Seems that there is major bug in Storage VMotion functionality of vSphere 6.7 when you are using the optional IR feature that allows you to redirect virtual disk updates to the selected datastore.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the last Veeam Community Forums Digest newsletter there is an interesting note about possible performance issues in VMware vSphere backup based on hot-add transport mode. VMware has confirmed that the increased Hot Add times experienced by some Veeam customers who have installed Veeam Backup & Replication Update 3a and the reason is the latest Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) 6.5 version used in U3a to support also vSphere 6.5 Update 2.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Finally, the v2.2 of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is available also from the client update. Release on July 3, 2018 (see the release notes), the new agent versions (not only the v2.2 for Windows, but also the 2.0.1 for Linux) have been available from the Veeam Backup or other limited sources, but now are available to all. Not much news or improvements, mainly the official support for Windows 10 v1803 and some minor bug fixes.

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are using Veeam Backup & Replication with a VMware vSAN datastore you are probably following the Veeam KB 2273 (Configuration for VMware VSAN). But this guide is only limit to recommend the hot-add transport mode. So you are going to create several Veeam proxies because Veeam Backup & Replication chooses the most appropriate backup proxy to reduce the backup traffic on the VSAN cluster network. Maybe also one per host.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Veeam Software has finally announced the availability of the new Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV, a “Backup & Replication” version for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). In this way Veeam extend the supported (on-prem) hypervisors to the three majors: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV. Considering that also Nutanix it’s multi-hypervisors, the combination of Veeam and Nutanix can give the best. Still there isn’t a native solution for other KVM based hypervisors, but those workloads can be protected with the Veeam Agents.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Finally, after a long beta period, there is the new version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 with support both for SharePoint and OneDrive (Business). Veeam has introduced Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in November 2016, and it became a great success because it’s simple, light, fast to deploy and the restore process remain quite the same of Veeam Backup & Replication with the powerful granular restore.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The new Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a patch may introduce some warnings backing up Microsoft SQL Server VMs after installing the update. It does not happen in all cases, and seems more limited for SQL Express instances. But Veeam has described the issues in KB2689 (https://www.veeam.com/kb2689) with also the required fix!

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware vSphere 6.7 wasn’t officially supported by Veeam Backup & Replication, as also the new vSphere 6.5 Update 2 (due to the backporting from 6.7). But now Veeam has released the Backup Replication 9.5 Update 3a version that fully supports latest vSphere versions, including vCloud Director and VMware Cloud on AWS:

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