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Sep 16 2016

Veeam gives VCDX56 readers chance to win cool prizes

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I got some awesome news today. My blog sponsor, Veeam, has decided to give my blog readers from the Nordic countries an exclusive chance to win some cool prizes just by answering a few questions.
Yes, you got that right, this is exclusively for my Nordic followers.
This quiz won’t be available on any other website, so it drastically increases your chance of winning. I must admit, I’m honored that Veeam is giving me the opportunity to give back to my readers.

Complete the quiz below and you’ll be entered to win one of the following prices:

Fitbit Charge HR
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Ondo Air levitating speakers
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Before we get to the actual quiz, I’d like to present some information related to the questions.

Veeam Failover

In a failover plan, you set the order in which VMs must be processes and the time delays for the VMs. The time delay is the interval of time that Veeam Backup & Replication has to wait before starting the failover operation for the next VM in the list. It helps to ensure that some VMs, such as a DNS server, are already running at the time the dependent VMs start. The time delay is set for every VM in the failover plan except for the last VM on the list.

Failover operation steps:

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication rolls back the VM replica to the required restore point. To do this, it reverts the VM replica to the necessary snapshot in the replica chain.
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication powers on the VM replica. The state of the VM replica is changed from Normal to Failover. If you perform failover for testing or disaster recovery (DR) simulation purposes, and the original VM still exists and is running, the original VM remains powered on.
  3. Veeam Backup & Replication puts replication activities for the original VM on hold temporarily, until the VM replica is returned to the Normal state
  4. All changes made to the VM replica while it is running in the Failover state are written to the delta file of the snapshot, or restore point, to which you have selected to roll back

Veeam & Scripting

You can install Veeam Backup & Replication in the unattended mode using the command line interface. The unattended installation mode does not require user interaction. You can use it to automate the installation process in large deployments and/or install Veeam Backup & Replication on one or several machines without having to respond to the installation wizard prompts.

To deploy the backup server (server running Veeam Backup & Replication), you must install the components in the following order:

  1. Veeam Backup Catalog
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication Server
  3. Veeam Explorers:
    1. Veeam Explorer for Active Directory
    2. Veeam Explorer for Exchange
    3. Veeam Explorer for Oracle
    4. Veeam Explorer for SharePoint
    5. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL

You can run sessions with the Veeam backup server from command line by using the below PowerShell cmdlets. This can greatly improve your administrative flexibility by bringing in automation defined to meet your needs. Below are a few examples of the PowerShell cmdlets available.

Basic PowerShell cmdlets:

  • Connect-VBRServer – Connects to a Veeam backup server
  • Get-VBRServerSession – Returns current session
  • Disconnect-VBRServer – Ends current connection

Quiz

Answer the questions, fill out the requested information and don’t forget email address since that will be the way i contact the winner and hit submit.

The quiz is open until 3:th October 2016. Potential taxes must be paid by the winner.

What is the purpose of using Veeam Failover Plan’s to orchestrate replica failover?
How does Veeam control the timing of orchestrating replica failovers?
When deploying Veeam via the command line interface is it important to install components in specific order?
Why would you consider deploying Veeam via the command line interface?
What would be the requirement to run Veeam sessions via command line?
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A huge thank you to Veeam for providing me opportunity to sponsor not only the virtualization community, but also my blog readers in particular.

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