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About Cary Sun

Cary Sun is a Principal Consultant, He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent over 20 years in the planning, design, and implementation of network technologies and Management and system integration.He hold CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1999.Cary is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Cisco Champion, He is a published author with serveral titles, include blogs on Checkyourlogs.net, author for many books. Specialties: CCIE /CCNA / MCSE / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / Solution Expert / CCA Blog: http://www.carysun.com http://www.checkyourlogs.net http://gooddealmart.com Twitter:@SifuSun

INSTALL Veeam BACKUP & REPLICATION 9.5 UPDATE 4b #Azure #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR

eeam released the Backup & Replication 9.5 service pack 4b yesterday, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4b is a cumulative hotfix rollup that addresses issues reported by customers on the original build of Update 4 and Update 4a, as well as add some new feature and platform support enhancements –
Microsoft Windows 10 May 2019 Update and Microsoft Windows Server version 1903, Microsoft Windows 10 May 2019 Update and Microsoft Windows Server version 1903, Linux Kernel version 5.0, Ubuntu 19.04, SLES 15 SP1, RHEL 8, CentOS 8 and openSUSE Leap 15.1, VMware vCloud Director 9.7, VMware vSphere 6.5 U3 readiness, VMware vSphere 6.7 U3 readiness.
In addition, Update 4b addresses over 100 minor bugs reported by customers and found during the internal testing.

How to Stop A Veeam Backup Job When It Is Stuck at Stopping Status #Veeam #Backup # MVPHOUR #WINDOWSSERVER

Today, I tried to stop a running backup job session, but its status stuck at stopping for 1 hour, there are some jobs are running, I don’t want to impact them, so I decided to force stop the backup job.

VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – Error Unable to detect database action to upgrade Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 4a #VEEAM #MVPHOUR #WINDOWSSERVER

As we know, Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 4a supports lots of new features, I showed you how to step by step to install it at my previously Blog.
Today, I tried to upgrade Veeam Backup and Replication from 9.5 update 3a to 4a, it showed Unable to detect database action error message, it has never happened this error before, I got a solution to solve this issues after contact with Veeam support engineer, let’s follow steps to solve this issue.

How to Remove Users License from Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3.0 #Veeam #MVPHOUR #Office365

You have to very carefully about users License issues before run Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 backup job, because once a license has been given over to a user/site/item, it will aspirate (fall off) 31 days after the last backup. so, you will got the warning message even you removed the user from the backup job settings.
Fortunately, you don’t need to remove backup job or backup repository now because Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3.0 added the feature to remove licensed users, but you must remove those unwanted licensed users from backup repository’s database and then remove the license.

How to Configure Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3 #Veeam #MVPHOUR #Office365

Veeam released Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3 on April 2, there are lots of function be increased and improved, including increased backup speeds, improved security with multi-factor authentication support, simplified management for larger environments, flexible retention options… etc.
The most import is Veeam release Community Edition version, what is Community Edition? It provides FREE backup and recovery of Office 365 Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, eliminating the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data – limited to 10 users and 1 TB of SharePoint data. What are you waiting for? Let’s follow steps to configure it for protecting your Microsoft office 365 data.

How to Install Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3 #Veeam #MVPHOUR #Office365

Veeam released Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3 on April 2, there are lots of function be increased and improved, including increased backup speeds, improved security with multi-factor authentication support, simplified management for larger environments, flexible retention options… etc.
The most import is Veeam release Community Edition version, what is Community Edition? It provides FREE backup and recovery of Office 365 Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, eliminating the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data – limited to 10 users and 1 TB of SharePoint data. What are you waiting for? Let’s follow steps to install it for protecting your Microsoft office 365 data.

How to Fix unreadable symbols in Notification email of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 #Veeam #MVPHOUR #Office365

I was trying to configure and test Notification email of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 V3 function, I received a test notification email consist of unreadable symbols.
Today, I am going to show you how to fix this issue, let follow steps to fix it.

How to Activate Windows Server 2019 Evaluation Edition with VLSC MAK key or Retail key #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR

When you try to activate Windows server 2019 from evaluation version, do you always get an error message “the product key you entered didn’t work. Check the product key and try again, or enter a different one. (0x80070490)”?
Today, I am going to show you how to install license key to activate Windows Server 2019 from Evaluation version. Let’s follow steps to activate your windows server 2019 (it also can be use for activating Windows Server 2016).
Note: you cannot use slmgr /ipk command with VLSC MAK key or Retail to activate evaluation edition server directly.

HOW TO INSTALL VEEAM BACKUP & REPLICATION 9.5 UPDATE 4a #Azure #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR

Veeam released the Backup & Replication 9.5 service pack 4a today, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4a is a cumulative hotfix rollup that addresses issues reported by customers on the original build of Update 4, as well as minor platform support enhancements –
VMware vSphere 6.7 U2 readiness, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019, Dell EMC Data Domain DD OS 6.2. In addition, Update 4a addresses over 300 minor bugs reported by customers and found during the internal testing.
The details information you can check from Veeam website https://www.veeam.com/kb2926
The Installation steps are straightforward, but you need to confirm that you are running version 9.5.4.2615 prior to installing this update. You can check this under Help | About in Veeam Backup & Replication console. After upgrade, your build number will be 9.5.4.2753.

FIX Access Denied Error in Demote DC server #Active Directory #WINDOWSSERVER # #MVPHOUR

Today, I was trying to remove an old windows 2003 R2 DC server in our domain, when I run DCPROMO command to demote it, I received the following error message:
The operation failed because: The attempt at remote domain controller DC2016 to remove domain controller CN=DC1,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Name,CN=Sites….from the forest was unsuccessful. “Access is Denied”

Step by Step to use Veeam archive on-premises data to Azure Blob #Veeam #Azure #Blob #MVPHOUR

Veeam released the Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4 on January, also with this release, Veeam now also have support for Cloud based Object Storage, such as Azure Blob Storage which means that we can have the last 30 days of data stored on a local repository and then move the archive or later up to a Azure Blob but Azure Blob is capacity tier storage, you cannot use it as local backup repository and backup data to it directly. Let’s follow steps to configure it.

HOW TO INSTALL VEEAM ONE 9.5 UPDATE 4 #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

As you know, Veeam released the service pack 4 on January 2019, it’s not fix bugs only, it also includes a lot of new features –
Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2019,
Application-level monitoring,
Dedicated view for job and disk-based alarms, Veeam Agents support, Enhanced Cloud Gateway view, Enhanced “Cloud Connect Inventory” report, Microsoft Hyper-V 2019 Support…
The details information you can check from Veeam website https://www.veeam.com/veeam_one_9_5_whats_new_wn.pdf and https://www.veeam.com/veeam_one_9_5_u4_release_notes_rn.pdf.
The steps are straightforward, but you still need to be careful about one thing, the first one is “If you use Veeam ONE to monitor Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Cloud Connect, be sure to install Update 4 for Veeam ONE 9.5 first” and the second is “If you are a tenant of a cloud provider, please contact your provider before upgrading to ensure the provider has applied Update 4 on their end”.

STEP BY STEP TO INSTALL VEEAM BACKUP & REPLICATION 9.5 UPDATE 4 #Azure #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR

Veeam released the service pack 4 on January, it includes to fix some support issues and it also support some current platforms – Microsoft Windows Server 2019, Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2019, Microsoft Active Directory 2019, Exchange 2019 and SharePoint 2019, Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Oracle Database 18c, VMware vSphere 6.7 U1 ESXi, vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) , VMware vCloud Director 9.5 …. and Expanded restore options to AWS and Azure Stack with Veeam Cloud Mobility, Native Object Storage Support with Veeam Cloud Tier, Improved Security and Compliance with Veeam DataLabs.

How to Create Azure account with $250 credit for free #Azure #MVPHOUR #Cloud #FREE

As we know, there are lots of features on Microsoft Azure cloud, in order to use those features, you need to create a Microsoft Azure account, it’s very easy to create, also you will get $250 credit at the first month.
If you are a newcomer on Microsoft Azure, no worry, I am going to show you how to create Azure free account with $250 credit today, just follow the steps as below.

How to build Sophos XG firewall at Azure Hyper-V Nested VM for free #Azure #MVPBUZZ #MVPHOUR #FIREWALL #SOPHOS

Have you been followed my previously blog to build up Hyper-V nested virtual machine on Microsoft Azure? If you don’t, you better build it right now, because this is pre-requisites and you will get lots of benefit for your lab or even production environment, you can reference this link and build it. If you did, congratulation! You can create a nested gest virtual machine and install Firewall (e.g. Sophos XG, Fortinet…) for free, why we still need to build firewall at our Azure Hyper-V nested environment? Because it supports lots functions that we cannot get the functions for free from Azure, e.g. server load balance, firewall, SNAT, application filter, IPS…and so on, we also can use it for LAB or simulate issues or POC. I am going to show how to build Sophos XG here.

Build Hyper-V nested VM with multiple public IP addresses at Azure #Azure #MVPBUZZ #MVPHOUR #FIREWALL

As we know, you can easy to create VMs, Firewalls, Load Balancers on Microsoft Azure, you also can make routing path change but all of them will cost you lots of money, it depends on how many virtual devices or virtual machines that you created.
Today, I am going to show you how to build Hyper-V nested VM with multiple public IP address, you just need to pay Microsoft for one Hyper-V host with storage space and public IP addresses, you can install firewall, created lots of VMs, load balancer, control routing path, port forwarding and so on, we can use them for LAB test, POC, or even production.

STEP BY STEP INSTALL BACKUP & REPLICATION 9.5 UPDATE 3a #Azure #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP

Veeam released the service pack 3a on July, it includes to fix some support issues and it also support some current platforms – Microsoft Windows Server 1803, Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 1803, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 1801, Microsoft Windows 10 April 2018 Update, VMware vSphere 6.7, VMware vCloud Director 9.1…. and added support for Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure for environments with ExpressRoute or site-to-site VPN connectivity to Azure.

VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – Failed to create change tracking time stamp for virtual disk file #VEEAM #MVPHOUR #WINDOWSSERVER #PowerShell

Today, I received some warning notification emails from Veeam Backup Jobs, they are showing warning as follow:
“Failed to create change tracking time stamp for virtual disk file C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\PRODVMS\SQL2\SQL2\disk-0_EB28E537-B0D9-4F9B-80CC-065D6A5E142C.avhdx
Failed to create change tracking time stamp for virtual disk file C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\PRODVMS\SQL2\SQL2\disk-1_4291495F-31FD-48D8-8621-64516CB1CE6D.avhdx”

SITE-TO-SITE VPN FROM SOPHOS XG FIREWALL TO AZURE #AZURE #MVPBUZZ #MVPHour #SOPHOS #VPN #FIREWALL

Today, I would like to tell you how to build a site-to-site VPN from Sophos XG firewall to Azure, if you have no budget to buy a hardware base firewall for you home office or lab, no worry, you also can download and install at Microsoft Hyper-V (or others) Virtual Machine and it’s free!!