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Month: November 2016

New Veeam 9.5 Hidden Gems

New Veeam 9.5 Hidden Gems


Hey, Veeam-lovers. DK here.

It’s a very busy with releases week: vSphere 6.5, Fantastic Beasts and Whatever, and of course Veeam 9.5

And since all vSphere features have been already explained and I have zero interest in the new Harry Potter movie, let’s focus on Veeam stuff. The “What’s New” file is ELEVEN pages, which is not bad for a “dot” release.

And the first hidden gem is….the INSTALL button. Well, it’s not hidden, but not very obvious. Many people didn’t realize that this ginormous green square is the button.

But anyway. What do we get with this new 9.5 release? I’ll just list major and obvious features and show less advertised


  • Full Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 support
  • Advanced ReFS integration (my favorite!)
  • Direct Restore to Azure
  • Nimble Storage integration
  • Enterprise stuff

If anything, read about them here


  • vSphere infrastructure cache. vSphere infrastructure is kept in memory now and is frequently updated. It means two things: you don’t have to wait until the list of inventory expands and the “Building VM list” operation during backup takes much less time.
  • Instant recovery of Windows endpoint to Hyper-V VM. You can start your backup of a physical server or a laptop on a VM while you fix the machine.
  • Proxy affinity. You can choose which proxies are allowed to backup to certain repositories.
  • SOBR temporary expansion. If you already have 3 extents in SOBR, you can now add 4th in maintenance mode, so that you could evacuate backups from smaller one if you want to replace it with a larger one.
  • Parallel processing for Cloud Connect tenants. Multiple concurrent backups or replications.
  • Cloud Connect Per-VM backup chains for CC Providers. 
  • Cloud Connect SOBR support for CC Providers. Simplifies backup storage management for Cloud Connect Providers.
  • Direct restore from tape. No need to extract backup files to a selected storage first,
  • Color themes:

In the upcoming months, I’ll be diving into these features more. Until then!



Free Trip to New Orleans Anyone? VeeamON CFP is Open

Free Trip to New Orleans Anyone? VeeamON CFP is Open

Hello, happy international Tuesday, DK here.

Okay, I made this international thing up… BUT I have good news for you:

VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans has opened Call for Presentations!

Let’s get right to the sweetest point of the rules here:

If selected, presenters will receive a complimentary registration pass, travel and hotel accommodations

Free trip to new Orleans on May 15-18 from any place in the world! Sounds too good to miss it, ha?

Couple things to consider:

  • Go for technical stuff! Yes, there is a certain amount of marketing at each conference, but without any doubt, the most popular sessions are deep-dive ones.
  • Consider the community! If you have created an automation tool, or have some interesting “gotchas” in your environment, ask yourself: “Will it be valuable for the community?”. If yes – go submit it!
  • Don’t be afraid of being alone! If you know your technical stuff, but don’t feel very confident on stage, partner up with someone to help you, for example, you do a demo part and the other person is doing the talking part. Feel free to reach to Veeam people to help you, we had lots of combined sessions like that.
  • Share your success stories! If you are a Veeam customer and want to tell the world how Veeam’s solutions saved your bacon or solved your problem, go for it! We have a special section for success stories on the CFP page.

So don’t hesitate and go submit your presentation ideas

Anyway, VeeamOn 2017 would have great technical content, will reveal v10 features, will let you talk with Anton Gostev, Doug Hazelman, Mike Resseler, Michael White, Luca Dell’Oca, Clint Wyckoff and many more IT experts from Veeam…

Ah, and the paaarteeeeey. If you’ve never experienced VeeamON parties, ask your colleagues who did, these parties are epic!



See you there! DK out.