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Veeam as a vSphere backup solution

I’ve recently had the pleasure of implementing Veeam Backup & Replication v8 as a direct replacement for BackupExec 2012/2014 vRay edition.¬† BackupExec 2012 was a terrible product, which is such a shame considering how good its Veritas predecessor was.¬† BackupExec 2014 was just as bad; its low reliability and poor usability create a huge support […]

Stop BackupExec failing on corrupt files

I expect there will be a flag for this in future versions, but for now regedit is needed: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VERITAS\Backup Exec\Engine\Backup [For versions 9x and 10x] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SYMANTEC\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Backup [For versions¬† 11x and 12x] On the menu bar, select Edit | Add Value In the Value name field, type in “Fail Jobs On Corrupt […]

Linux at command

A useful utility for scheduling one-off tasks. atq = view scheduled jobs at -c 7 = show command to be run in job number 7 atrm 7 = delete job number 7 at -m 08:50 2009-10-15 < updatejob = schedule a job to run the contents of updatejob or type: at -m 08:50 2009-10-15 then […]