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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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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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