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Increase Log Volume Size in vCenter Appliance 6.7

Recently I experienced an error message when connecting to a vCenter environment, stating “Log Disk Exhaustion on <put you vCenter name here>”. So the question was raised, how to increase the disk space for the log volume. First, we need to figure out, which hard drive contains which type of data: Disk(VMDK)Default Size(Tiny)Mount PointPurposeVMDK112GB/ (10GB)/boot (132MB)SWAP (1GB)Directory where …

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Backup Exec Best Practice Guide V 4.0 available

Again, I had the chance to assist Veritas EMEA in updating (and extending) the official Backup Exec Best Practices Guide. The guide goes into detail on how to configure your backup server’s hardware and how you can tune Backup Exec to get the best performance. In addition you’ll find answers to some of the most …

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Backup Exec Feature Pack 5 from a Management Perspective

On August 2nd, Veritas released Feature Pack 5 for Backup Exec introducing a new technology called “Instant Recovery”. This technology allows administrators to stand up a virtual machine directly from a backup taken with Backup Exec. There are quite a lot articles on the Web that describe that feature and its benefits from a technical …

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Backup Exec – Feature Pack 5: Mitigating the RTO

On August 2nd 2016, Veritas released Feature Pack 5 for Backup Exec 15. So, what’s new here and is it worth the effort to upgrade? Support for New or Updated Platforms and Applications SQL 2016 SQL 2014 SP2 Exchange 2016 CU2 Exchange 2013 CU13 SharePoint CUs 2013, 2010 SharePoint 2013 with SQL 2016 instance Customizable …

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Backing up Active Directory Domain Controllers

Last week I was asked by a colleague, whether I’d heard of a problem backing up Windows 2012 R2 Active Directory domain controllers when the Backup Exec server was running an elder operating system. And yes, I know about this problem but wasn’t aware that I did not only forget to write about it here, …

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Backup Exec – Feature Pack 4: Introduction of Instant GRT

On April 18th 2016, Veritas released Feature Pack 4 for Backup Exec 15. So, what’s new here and is it worth the effort to upgrade? Support for New or Updated Platforms and Applications First of all, FP4 brings support for new and updated versions of Windows, Linux and VMware operating systems and applications like Enterprise …

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Backup Exec Performance Series – Part 5

Hello and welcome back. This is the last part of my short series of posts about tuning backups. I want to show you the performance, Backup Exec can reach. Disclaimer: Of course, this is neither an agreement that these performance values can be reached in every environment on the globe, nor that faster environments are …

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