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Veeam, Cloud Backup and the Insanity of Periodic Full Backups

I have been seeing a lot of attention being given to very low cost storage providers like Wasabi, Backblaze, and also public storage providers such as AWS to point Veeam offsite backups. Never do I see mentioned that these solutions require a full backup to be performed periodically, over the internet. Think about that for a second. A cloud backup solution that requires you to perform full backups regularly? That is, quite frankly, INSANE! Organizations…
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What is VEEAM?

I've Heard Of It, But What Is It? You may have heard of Veeam and have a vague idea of what it does. Veeam is a software company that was founded in 2006 with a great growth story. In 2008, with 10 employees, Veeam released Veeam Backup and Replication - a software application to backup and copy virtual machines on VMware's increasingly popular virtualization platform. Today, as of 2018, Veeam has 2000 employees and revenue of…
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Backup VS Disaster Recovery (DR)

Several years ago your main, and usually only option for disaster recovery was to take backup media and perform a restore onto new hardware. This means copying a large amount of data from backup media back to a server. We call this "Backup Recovery" or "Standard Recovery".  It's the process most people are used to and the standard method for decades. As data volumes have exponentially expanded, combined with an "always on" culture of today's…
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Is Cloud Backup Adequate Protection from Ransomware?

I have heard this question many times, so I understand the concern of conscientious IT admins who want to know if they are truly protected from a ransomware infection if using cloud backup.   After all, backups are the last line of defense against ransomware and other malware. I understand there are some who really insist on the "air gap" that tape, or other portable media provides. Feel free to augment your data protection methods and implement…
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What is Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)?

Until the last few years companies wanting quick fail-over to a remote site faced huge costs, time and complexity.  Consequently, only very large companies with deep pockets could afford to implement offsite disaster recovery. Today, the technology and the internet have enabled highly cost effective methods to provide DR services to organizations that traditionally have not been able to afford such capabilities in the past.  In combination, today's consumers expect the services they use to always…
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Check Your Veeam Cloud Connect Repository Storage Usage

Here are the steps to check your Managecast Veeam Cloud Connect repository usage through the Veeam Backup and Replication console: Open the Veeam console and select the 'BACKUP INFRASTRUCTURE' tab on the bottom left. Then, select the 'Backup Repositories' group on the top left. A list of existing repositories will be displayed, select the cloud repository. It will typically be named 'Managecast Cloud Repository' and the repository type will be labeled Cloud. Right click the 'Managecast…
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