Synthetic Full Jobs created via the Self-Service Portal run slower by default

Recently I have been troubleshooting an interesting issue with some of my weekly synthetic full jobs. The incremental backup would run as per normal and then it would start the synthetic full which would take over 2 days. This job is quite large and I did expect it to take Continue Reading

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Upgrade vCloud Director 9.7 Appliance to 10

In a previous post I upgraded my vCloud Director 9.5 environment which had an SQL database over to a vCloud 9.7 Appliance with an embedded PostgreSQL database. The link for that can be found here. To follow on from this I thought it was about time I upgraded this environment Continue Reading

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Veeam v10 – Linux Proxies have arrived

This year I was extremely fortunate to attend the Veeam Vanguard Summit in Prague. This event is held each year in this beautiful location and each member of the Vanguard Program is invited to attend. First off I have to start by thanking Rick Vanover, Nikola Pejkova and the entire Continue Reading

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Deploying Cisco HyperFlex Edge Cluster via Intersight over 4G – Part 1

When I heard Cisco were releasing Hyperflex Edge Nodes that do not require the use of fabric interconnects I was very keen to take them for a test drive. Without the fabric interconnects there is no UCS Manager so the configuration is done using Cisco Intersight. Another plus is you Continue Reading

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vCloud Tenant file restores via Veeam Enterprise Manager when UAC is enabled

I really like the way Enterprise Manager integrates with vCloud Director and provides tenants with an agentless way to backup and restore VMs and files. At the same time it provides a simple self-service portal that we can now integrate directly into vCloud Director with a custom plugin. When a Continue Reading

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The snapshot creation on CBT enabled VM fails with error Failed in vmreparent vmkfstools clone1

I came across an interesting issue the other day after deploying some infrastructure at a new site. I had deployed a new Hyperflex Cluster and was doing some testing with HX version 3.5(2e). After migrating some test VMs over to this new cluster I configured the backups to use HX Continue Reading

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NetApp ONTAP 9.5 Failed to add the Cserver record in RDB The certificate has expired

The other day I had a few NetApp FAS units to setup and each one had shipped with ONTAP 9.5. The initial install on the first unit went as per normal but when it came to the cluster setup it failed with the following error – Failed to add the Continue Reading

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Enterprise Manager 9.5 U4a issues when logging into the Self Service Backup Portal as a vCloud Tenant

After upgrading to 9.5 Update 4a I ran into a strange issue with Enterprise Manager. When I would try and login to the Self Service Backup Portal as a vCloud tenant the login would fail. We know that the URL for the portal itself is case sensitive when it comes Continue Reading

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Migrating from vCloud Director 9.5 with an SQL Database to the vCloud Director 9.7 Appliance

In a previous post I outlined how to migrate your existing vCloud SQL Database over to a PostgreSQL Database. It’s not too difficult but you do need to deploy and configure the PostgreSQL server itself first, so there are a few steps involved. Then I thought what about the people Continue Reading

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Veeam N2WS Backup & Recovery 2.5

I have heard a lot of good things about N2WS Backup & Recovery for AWS and I thought it was about time I tested it out. N2WS leverages native snapshot technology to provide that extra layer of security within your AWS environment. This cloud native backup tool lets you create Continue Reading

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