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Avoid Memory Issues with Veeam and ReFS

There have been reports of issues that users have run into after incorporating ReFS repositories with Veeam Backup and Replication. Here's how to best avoid running into them: According to reports, users are running into issues on Windows 2016 servers using drives formatted with ReFS while running Veeam synthetic operations. So far this issue has been primarily reported by users who have formatted their ReFS volumes using a 4K block size, which is set by…
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Do You Need to Backup Office 365 data?

Yes, Here's Why Many people take backup for granted when using Office 365.  They think Microsoft must surely be thoroughly protecting the data on Office 365 - I don't have to worry about it! Think again. Office 365 lacks the daily backup and archiving capability that may be needed after data is automatically removed and deleted from the recycle bin, or if a user intentionally deletes their data! Let's Take a Look at a Few Possibilities…
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Veeam and AWS Storage

Amazon cloud storage, S3 and Glacier, are top contenders when it comes to storing data offsite and Veeam is a behemoth when it comes to VM backup; you can use the two together but should you? The answer: well, it depends. Veeam and AWS Integrating a Veeam Backup and Replication configuration with Amazon storage is done through an AWS storage gateway. An appliance that sits between your Veeam server and the AWS Cloud. You can connect this gateway…
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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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