One common misconception about Public Cloud is that things like backup and security are automatically taken care of for you. Most cloud providers operate under a shared responsibility model, meaning they provide only up to a certain level of responsibility for security, availability, data protection, etc. This means that cloud architects must plan for backup … Continue reading Backing up VMware Cloud on AWS with Veeam
Just last week, Veeam/N2WS released version 2.6 of their easy to use, yet powerful AWS backup and recovery tool. And in keeping with previous releases and N2WS' unrelenting customer-driven approach, the 2.6 release incorporates several enhancements requested and championed by Veeam/N2WS customers. New Features in N2WS Backup and Recovery 2.6 Backup and Recovery for Amazon … Continue reading New Release – Veeam/N2WS Backup and Recovery 2.6
For the last few weeks, I’ve been helping a customer migrate from one datacenter to another. The new datacenter contains a shiny new vBlock and as part of the deal, a Data Domain (DD) 6300 with 73TB of available capacity was installed to serve as a Veeam backup repository. This is a nice bonus as … Continue reading Thinking About Veeam Cloud Tier
Some time ago, I wrote a post providing an answer to the customer question, "How can I restore my VPC to another region?" In that post, I stated that N2WS from Veeam can be used for this purpose and in this post, I'll be detailing how this can be done. This is a great feature, … Continue reading AWS VPC Cloning with N2WS
I recently wrote a blog post on how to migrate an on-prem VM to AWS as an EC2 instance using Veeam. At the end of the post I had mentioned that I initially was unable to RDP into the new instance once it was restored into AWS because of an error message saying that The … Continue reading AWS Systems Manager Agent – Veeam AWS Restore (continued)
Hello everyone! My name is David and I haven't posted in like 6 weeks. Helping a customer recover from ransomware can be a consuming and exhausting task. Additionally, I was fortunate to be selected as a delegate for Cloud Field Day 5 in Silicon Valley a couple weeks ago and it too can be a … Continue reading AWS Customer Questions – How do I Restore a VPC to Another Region?
If you find yourself fighting to restore business operations after a ransomware attack, you may get discouraged and begin to wonder if anything will go your way if you try to restore from backups and see a "Storage version is not supported for read-only access" error. Now, me personally, I'm an experienced consultant...like an IT … Continue reading Veeam Extract – Restoring Data When All Hope Is Lost
With the recent release of Veeam 9.5 Update 4, long awaited cloud capabilities finally came to fruition. One example of this is the ability to restore a virtual machine into AWS as a native EC2 instance. I finally had the time to play around with this process in the lab, and it certainly works as … Continue reading How to migrate a VM to AWS with Veeam
We are off to a cold and rainy Monday morning here in Raleigh, so things were already a bit dreary to start the week. I was going about my typical Monday morning catch-up routine (albeit a little bit more slowly due to some birthday celebration yesterday) when David (@davidjasonball) pinged me on IM and asked … Continue reading Veeam Vanguard 2019!
Overview In my last two posts, we've looked at setting up an N2WS S3 Repository, creating and then restoring files from an External Repository, and then creating backup copy jobs to copy the data in S3 to an on-prem backup repository. In this post, we'll use the external repository to restore an Amazon EC2 instance … Continue reading Veeam/N2WS – Using External Repositories to Restore to Azure