Posts Tagged ‘Backup’

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 […]

rsync backups

rsync can be used as an effective backup tool: rsync -avz –delete -e “ssh -i rsync/mirrorkey” backup@ /backup/ If there’s a lot of data and speed takes importance over security, a weaker cipher such as blowfish could be used: “ssh -c blowfish -ax -i rsync/mirrorkey” Be careful with the –delete flag, it will delete files […]

MSSQL Express Scheduled Backups

The Express edition of SQL server lacks automated scheduled backup functionality.  The following script will back up your databases.  It retains them for 7 days but can be easily edited: Create a directory called c:\SQLBackup and go into it Create a backup.sql file: DECLARE @name VARCHAR(50) — database name DECLARE @path VARCHAR(256) — path for […]