Veeam 9.5 U4 – Object Storage Part 1

One of the new features I’ve been keen to try in the lab is the use of object storage with Scale Out Backup Repositories (SOBR) to understand how it works. To begin I need to create a new backup repository. Click Add Repository 5. Next I need to connect to provide credentials to access the object storage. You can set this up ahead of time but in this example I need to click Add and provide valid credentials for my Azure account. It is possible to configure a gateway server if the SOBR extents don’t have direct internet access. 6. Next I need to enter my Azure Storage account and shared key. 7. Once authenticated I need to choose the container and folder I wish to use with. I’ve already created a new container called veeam-be-test and I’ll click browse to select a folder. 8. Ahead of time in the Azure Portal I created a folder called VeeamBackup to use. I’ll choose this and click OK 9. Review the summary page to double check everything is correct before clicking finish. 10. The newly created Azure Blob Storage account is now showing under the backup repositories. To make use of Cloud…

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Veeam 9.5 Update 4

Veeam 9.5 U4 has been out in the wild for a few weeks now and I’ve been keen to get this installed in my lab to review some of the new features.  There were a couple of key announcements that caught my attention with this release, first of all I’m loving the new splash screen! vSphere (and Microsoft) Support  It’s great to see U4 support vSphere 6.7 U1 as well as full support 6.5 U2. In my day jobs this has certainly caused a few headaches with upgrades over the last couple months. Whilst I’m a die hard VMware guy I can’t ignore the fact Windows Server 2019, including Hyper-V is supported. Cloud Tier One of the announcements that jumped out for me was the Cloud Tier feature. This works with the Scale Out Backup Repository (SOBR) feature and allows object storage to be added from cloud providers such as Azure,  Amazon (S3) or IBM (Cloud Object Storage). The tiering of data is done automatically and policy driven. You set the operational restore window on the SOBR and once data passes this point it can be tiered out to object storage. There is builtin intelligence to assist with restores to…

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