VMware VM with EFI Migration to Microsoft Azure (BAW16)

This information has been around for a little while and therefore I apologise if you have seen it already. I have been investigating the different ways to migrate virtual machines from a local VMware vSphere environment to Microsoft Azure.  The main concern that I have had is around virtual machines configured with EFI in VMware and being able to get […]

vSphere 6.7 and Veeam Support (BAW13)

For those of your who do not currently subscribe to the Weekly Veeam Community Forum emails provided by Anton Gostev at Veeam, here are details taken from his most recent email with regards to Veeam 9.5 support for vSphere 6.7. So the biggest news of the past week is VMware vSphere 6.7 becoming generally available, bringing the long-awaited HTML5 client! […]

Updated Veeam Weekly Backup Report – Powershell (BAW6)

Back in 2015, I created a 3-day Backup Report for Veeam that was based on the ‘SysAdmin Modular Report’ (SAMReport) – this is the link to the original post for that report:  http://virtualworlduk.co.uk/3-day-veeam-backup-report-powercli/ That report has been useful for a couple of years but I felt that I could do better, without having to link back to the vCenter server quite so […]

Excluded VMs List – Veeam SAMReport – PowerCli

Following on from my previous post showing a backup report for the past three or four days, another element of the same report that I produce is to list out the virtual machines that are excluded from the backups and their reason.  This uses the VMware Tag capability… basically, any virtual machine that you want to be excluded from the […]

Veeam v7 Released – License Edition Comparison

So Veeam Backup and Replication v7 has now been released… unfortunately (as usually happens) the release occurred whilst I was on holiday and since getting back to work I haven’t had a chance to test the new product out. What I thought would be useful though, was to link to the Veeam web page that shows the comparison between the […]

Veeam v7 – 7 new features announced plus 2 additional – updated

So Veeam Backup & Replication v7 is just around the corner.  As always the details of the exact release date are unknown but as this is going to be a significant release, Veeam have decided to tease us all by announcing the larger of the enhancements every couple of weeks. It was originally believed that there were only going to […]

Excluding Backup Disk from Veeam

I came across this issue the other day whilst I was installing Veeam Backup & Replication 6 for a customer.  The issue was not so much about excluding a disk from the Veeam backup but excluding the Veeam backup repository disk from a backup. This is the story of the situation, the reason for the issue and then the solution […]

Checking Process Age Powershell Script

The other day I stumbled across a powershell that is useful for checking out the age of a process running on a computer, unfortunately I cannot remember where I discovered it and therefore cannot give the relevant credit to the creator. I can here many of you say, about why is this Powershell script important and why have I placed […]

Veeam Backup & Replication – Full System Restore

The restore procedure for Veeam Backup & Replication v5 is really very simple, if you have suffered a system crash… as long as you have the correct files in place. I recently had this issue, I had Veeam Backup & Replication v5 installed on a virtual machine using the inbuilt SQL Server 2005 Express edition.  The backups are stored locally […]

Veeam Backup & Replication 5 – A review

Before Veeam Backup & Replication v6 is released, I thought that I would take some time to go through the use and features of Veeam Backup & Replication from a user’s point of view. Within our company we have been using Veeam Backup & Replication for the past three years, since version 3 of the software.  We had chosen the […]