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Veeam it Up, London!

Monica Brink

Availability - is there an IT leader anywhere who doesn't have availability as one of the nagging concerns keeping them awake at night? From our experience at iland, not many. It's right up there with IT security in terms of priorities. That's just one of the reasons why iland is sponsoring the UK event for all things Availability - VeeamOn Forum UK - in London next week on Oct 12th.

Sign up here to schedule a demo of Veeam Cloud Backup or DR at the iland booth and get a £20 Costa Coffee gift card.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam, cloud backup

DRaaS with Veeam – Failover and Failback Procedure

Mike Mosley

Now that we have replicated all of our servers and created a failover plan, it is time to test our failover process. There are several items you will want to test and verify before a real disaster strikes, such as network access, application functionality and data integrity. The best way to ensure the DR environment will operate as expected during a disaster is to periodically run a failover test of your replicas. Previously, we discussed the considerations and differences between a full failover and partial failover with Veeam. Now we will walk through the technical process of starting a failover in both instances, as well as failing back to production.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

DRaaS with Veeam – Failover and Failback Notes and Considerations

Mike Mosley

Now that we have setup our Veeam replication jobs and created a Veeam Failover Plan, we are now ready to test our failover functionality. A failover can be initiated in two different ways depending on your failover scenario. In the event that the full environment is down, you can conduct a full failover using the Veeam Hardware Plan. Alternatively, if your data center is online with just certain servers down, you can choose to failover only the affected servers for a partial failover. Depending on which method and networking device you use, there may be differences in how you can access the replicas. Below, I will detail the differences between a full and partial failover, as well as considerations to keep in mind when performing a failover.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

DRaaS with Veeam – The Veeam NEA and Failing Over

Mike Mosley

The Veeam Network Extension Appliance (NEA) is the default template deployed by Veeam on both source and target data centers. When used with a failover plan, this appliance will handle the outbound and inbound communication for the servers you failed over. During a partial failover, the source and target NEA’s create a peer-to-peer connection. This allows your remaining production servers to communicate with, and access, the failed over server with no additional routing configuration. In this article, we will go into more detail regarding the Veeam NEA and how it works during failover procedures.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

DRaaS with Veeam – Creating a Replica Job

Mike Mosley

In this article, we will walk through the process for creating a Veeam Replication Job to the iland VCC cloud. There are several options when creating a job and this guide should help you understand these settings a bit more. This will be an overall guide for a typical job, however, you may change the settings to fit you own DR strategy needs.

Now that you have an idea on how you would like to group your VMs and have a retention policy in mind, you are ready to begin creating your replica jobs. You can use the below guide to get started with your jobs:

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

DRaaS with Veeam – Replica Job Considerations

Mike Mosley

In this post, we will go over some of the options and considerations when creating a replica job to a Veeam Cloud Service Provider. A replication job’s settings can be changed, and VMs included in a job can be removed or added at any time. However, it is a good idea to have a replication strategy in mind when creating jobs.

VM Grouping Considerations

Typically, the first option to consider when creating a job is what servers you would like to add. Many users have debated the best setup for grouping servers: one large job with all VMs, one VM per job or somewhere in between.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

DRaaS with Veeam – Adding a Service Provider and Creating Replica Jobs

Mike Mosley

The first step in configuring DRaaS with Veeam Cloud Connect is adding a Service Provider in your Veeam environment. This will be done from your Veeam console under the Backup Infrastructure tab.

Connecting to a Veeam Cloud Connect Service Provider 

To add iland as a Service Provider, you will first need to ensure that port 6180 is allowed both outbound and inbound to your Veeam server. You will receive an SSL certificate when connecting that will authenticate the server to connect to the iland VCC stack. After your VCC environment is deployed, you will be given the information to connect by the iland Cloud Services team.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

DRaaS with Veeam – Introduction and Considerations

Mike Mosley

Building on some of my previous blogs on Veeam cloud backup, I’d now like to provide an overview of Veeam DRaaS. Increasing cybersecurity threats from hackers, viruses and ransomware are prompting many IT teams to move beyond cloud backup to a cloud-based disaster recovery strategy.

DRaaS with Veeam allows customers to use their existing Veeam infrastructure to replicate servers offsite to the iland Veeam Cloud Connect service. The only change to the customer’s Veeam infrastructure will be to add iland as a VCC Service Provider. Once that is complete, customers will be able to replicate and failover their servers in the iland Secure Cloud.

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Topics: DRaaS, Veeam

The Ultimate Upgrade to Veeam Cloud Backup - Watch the Webinar!

Monica Brink

It's hard to read the newspaper these days without hearing about yet another business that has been severly impacted by downtime in IT systems resulting in loss of data - whether caused by malware attacks such as ransomware, natural disasters or plain old human error. IT leaders everywhere are highly focused on protecting critical business data. At the most basic level, this means backing up data in a secure location. Increasingly, due to security, geographic considerations as well as cost-effectiveness, this secure location is the cloud. 

Register for the webinar: The Ultimate Upgrade to Veeam Cloud Backup

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Topics: Veeam, cloud backup

Ransomware Recovery with Cloud Backup and DRaaS

Richard Stinton

In light of the recent ransomware attacks involving WannaCry, I wanted to write a blog article about how iland’s various cloud solutions can help customers recover from such attacks. Indeed, our solutions have protected a number of our customers recently, and they have been able to quickly recover, usually without even involving our support teams.

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Topics: DRaaS, Zerto, Veeam