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Migrating and Seeding Veeam Backups to ReFS Storage

In order to see any benefits from Veeams integration with the Windows Server 2016 ReFS filesystem all fulls and incrementals will have to have been created on the new filesystem. This means that just moving data over won't mean you immediately see the benefits of fast cloning and spaceless fulls. There are a few extra steps that need to be taken first: View this post to see some of the benefits that come along with using…
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Veeam 9.5 Issues Seeding Backups

After upgrading to Veeam 9.5 we had a customer needing to seed new backups to our cloud repository. We created a new backup copy job and backed up to a temporary seed repository pointing to an external drive. Once the backup completed the drive was shipped back to us and we imported the data to our cloud repository and re-scanned it on the customer side. After mapping the job to the imported data we ran…
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VEEAM 9.5 ReFS Integration

Veeam v9.5 was recently released and with it came a large number of improvements and added features. Namely, the seamless integration of Microsoft Server 2016's new ReFSv3.1 filesystem. Veeam's integration with this version of ReFS adds the fast cloning ability and spaceless full technology, meaning merges and synthetic operations require less resources and time and synthetic full backups take up significantly less storage. Veeam 9.5 ReFS Benefits Veeam 9.5 integration with Windows server 2016 ReFS…
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Issues Running Backups or Rescanning Repository After Veeam Upgrade

Just recently, right after upgrading to Veeam 9.5, we ran into an error with one of our customers that would show up whenever backups started to run and when we tried to rescan the Veeam repository. The errors messages were: Warning Failed to synchronize Backup Repository Details: Failed to synchronize 2 backups Failed to synchronize 2 backups Warning Failed to import backup path E:|PATH|TO|BACKUP|FILES|BackupJobName.vbm Details: Incorrect file system item link received: BackupJobName Based on the…
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Veeam Backups with Long Term Retention

One of the features of Veeam Backup and Replication is the ability to not only perform an incremental backup job to local disk but then schedule a job to copy those increments to another location. These backup copy jobs are forever forward incremental meaning that after the first full backup is created only incremental data from that point forward are copied. Once the incremental chain hits the set limit of restore points, after any new restore points…
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Considering a Low Cost Cloud Backup Solution?

Ouch, Carbonite is not having a good day.  I see some people choose these low cost cloud backup providers without realizing they are not the same as enterprise-class backup providers like Managecast. It would seem you get what you pay for. Carbonite Forces Password Reset After Password Reuse Attack! https://www.databreaches.net/carbonite-forces-password-reset-after-password-reuse-attack/ Interested in learning how Managecast can help your business with its cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions? Fill out this form for more information! Share…
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