Windows Server File Volume Restore Solution Backup Restore Solution from Veeam

Windows Server File Volume Restore Solution Backup Restore Solution from Veeam. Veeam has an endpoint backup and restores solution for Microsoft. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows can be used to take backups of servers, desktops, and laptops. In this post, we will see Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam. In this post, we will see Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam.

Following are the 3 posts which will cover the Windows endpoint backup solution from Veeam.

  1. Windows 10 backup and recovery Software from Veeam
  2. Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam
  3. Video Guide Windows Server 2016 File & Volume Recovery Solution from Veeam

Veeam Agent for Windows restore options are explained in the video tutorial here. Once Veeam FULL Backup of Server 2016 completed? Then, open up VEEAM BACKUP BROWSER to restore. There are two restore options available from backup browser and the last one is the recovery option from Veeam recovery media.

File Restore
Volume Restore
Restore from Recovery Media

Veeam Agent – Restoring Files and Folders of Server 2016

Veeam Backup Browser or File Level Restore wizard should be used to recover or restore If some files and folders on your computer get lost or corrupted. For file-level restore, you can use backups of any type:

Volume-level backups (backups of the entire computer or specific volumes) 
File-level backups
Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam

To launch the File Level Restore wizard, do either of the following: Start Menu, select All Programs > Veeam > File Level Restore. We can perform the following operations with restored files and folders from Veeam Backup Explorer.

Save files and folders to their initial location 
Save files and folders to a new location 
Open files in Microsoft Windows Explorer

Veeam BACKUP Browser is similar to file explorer. It gives 2 options to restore. In my scenario for this video . I selected KEEP option. This will create a copy of the restore and won’t overwrite. Restore is completed. Windows 10 ISO file got restored within 1:23 minutes as you can see in the video tutorial here.

OVERWRITE
KEEP
Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam

Veeam Agent – Volume Restore of Windows Server 2016

When we perform a volume-level restore, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows restores the entire content of the volume. We can’t use File restore wizard to recover specific volume. It retrieves from the backup data blocks about a specific volume and copies them to the necessary location.

The volume-level restore should be done via “Volume Level restore wizard“. We need to go through and define following the wizard:-

Backup Location
Restore Point
Disk Mapping
Summary
Progress of the Volume Restore
Windows Server 2016 File Volume Restore Solution from Veeam

We can boot from the recovery image and use the Veeam Volume Level Restore wizard for volume-level restore of Server 2016. Following are the three limitations of volume level restore which is documented by Veeam.

Cannot restore the system volume to its original location. 
Cannot restore a volume to the volume on which the swap file is currently hosted. 
Cannot restore a volume to the volume where the backup file used for restore is located.

Resources :-

Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

Veeam has a backup and restore solution for Microsoft Windows devices. Veeam agent for Microsoft Windows can be used to take backups of servers, desktops, and laptops. Previously, this solution was known as “Veeam Endpoint Backup”. In this post, we will see Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam.

Following are the 3 posts which will cover the Windows endpoint backup solution from Veeam.

  1. Windows 10 backup and recovery Software from Veeam
  2. Video Guide Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam
  3. Video Guide Windows Server 2016 File & Volume Recovery Solution from Veeam

In this video guide, we will see:-

Installation of Veeam Agent on Microsoft Windows server 2016
Create Recovery Media
Taking Backup of Server 2016 as per schedule

Download the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

here

Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

Install Veeam Agent for Windows on Server 2016

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a data protection and disaster recovery solution for physical and virtual machines. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows can be used to protect different types of computers and devices: desktops, laptops, and tablets. The solution can be installed on any computer that runs the following OSes:

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 SP1 or later
Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

The installation of the Veeam Agent for Windows is straightforward. It will automatically take care of the installation of prerequisites like SQL express etc. After the installation, you would be able to see :-

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Service 
Veeam Agent Tray
SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB

How to Create Recovery Media for Server 2016

Once Veeam agent for Windows is installed then, the first step is to create a Veeam Recovery media. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows lets us create a Veeam Recovery Media. The recovery media is nothing but a recovery image of your computer.

You can boot your computer/server with recovery media and to fix the OS system errors on your server 2016 or restore data from the backup. Microsoft Windows RE (Recovery Environment) automatically reboots after 72 hours of continuous use. All data that has not been saved before reboot will be lost.

Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

You can launch the recovery media creation wizard from Veeam agent for Windows home page. The media creation is a straight forward process as you can see in the video tutorial here.

It took near about 9 minutes to create a recovery media on my server 2016. The wizard will prompt to format the USB during the media creation process. On high level following are the tasks:-

Mounting Recovery Environment Image
Copy Veeam Recovery Environment files
Adding .NET framework
Adding system drivers
Copying boot files
Unmounting Recovery Image
Preparing USB disk
Copying data to USB disk
Recovery media has been created

Take Full Backup of Server 2016 using Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Agent for Windows 3 types of backup modes are available. And those backup modes are “Entire computer”, “Volume-level backup”, and “File-Level backup”. Veeam agent for Windows servers supports five backup options. And those options are listed down:-

Removable storage device
Local computer drive
Network shared folder
Backup repository managed by a Veeam backup server
Cloud repository managed by a Veeam Cloud Connect service provider
Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

“Configure backup” is the option on Veeam agent to start to configure and schedule the backup for Windows server. Back up your entire server is the recommended option in Veeam agent for Windows. This helps with fast recovery on any level.

I selected Entire Computer backup option for my server 2016. I used the external hard disk (local storage) to take the backup of server 2016. This is my Hyper-V server in my lab. More details are available in the video tutorial here Following are the tasks which I could see:-

Initializing
Preparing for backup
Creating VSS snapshot
Calculating digests
Getting list of local users
System Reserved (disk 0) (500.0 MB) 42.0 MB read at 42 MB/s
(C:)(49.0 GB)42.4 GB read at 74 MB/s
Local Disk (E:) (188.5 GB) 37.4 GB read at 84 MB/s
Saving GuestMembers.xml
Finalizing
Truncating transaction logs
Truncating SQL server transaction logs
Processing finished
Windows Server 2016 Backup Solution from Veeam

Resources:-

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows – User Guide – Here

How to Take Backup and Restore Office 365 Mailboxes | Veeam

Office 365 is a SaaS solution by Microsoft. Many organization uses office 365 all around the globe. There are 24.9 million total subscribers as of that last report. This confirms a vast number of people using Office 365 to help manage their businesses. Do we need to have a backup for a SaaS solution like Office 365? I think, yes we do. In this post, we will see How to Take Backup and Restore Office 365 Mailboxes.

Veeam Office 365 Backup & Restore Video tutorial here.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is a solution that stores mailbox items from Office 365 Online organization to an offline backup repository. Office 365 admin can restore a single or multiple emails using Veeam Explorer.

The restore of these items (mailboxes, folders, messages, tasks, contacts and so on) can be possible via Veeam Explorer. We have an option to get a FREE temporary license for Veeam Backup for Office 365. This temporary license is available for first 6 months. Recovered e-mail can be saved as a file, e-mailed as an attachment or exported as a PST file.

Content of this post:- 

Do We Require Office 365 Backup?
How to Install Veeam Backup Office 365
Connect to Office 365 with Veeam Backup?
Create Backup Job for Office 365 Backup
Advanced Search Option - Veeam Explorer
How to Restore Deleted Office 365 Mails?
Veeam Backup Office 365 Troubleshooting
Veeam Backup Office 365 PowerShell Commands
How to Take Backup and Restore Office 365 Mailboxes

Do We Require Office 365 Backup?

What happens if the user accidentally deletes data from office 365 mailboxes? Office 365 service provides several options for Deleted item recovery. Manual recovery from Deleted Items is also possible. Following are the retention policies provide by Microsoft. But, I don’t think Microsoft provides granularity in backing up and recovering the emails. Veeam Backup for Office 365 has loads of more granularity in comparison.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 provides recovery options like recovered e-mail can be saved as a file, e-mailed as an attachment or exported as a PST file. I don’t think, Microsoft provides all these options.

How to Install Veeam Backup Office 365

Download Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 from here. It contains 2 MSI files VeeamBackupOffice365_1.5.0.1099.MSI & VeeamExplorerExchange_9.6.0.1099.MSI. We need to install VeeamBackupOffice365 and then VeeamExplorerExchange. The installation is straightforward, and there is no prerequisite when we install these on Windows Server 2016. You can see more details in the video tutorial here.

Once Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, You have 3 shortcuts on your Windows Server 2016.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 connect to...

Connect to Office 365 with Veeam Backup?

In the background, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 uses Power-Shell command lets to connect to Office 365. To connect Office 365 from Veeam Backup, Click on “Add Organization” button. There are 3 Organization deployment types available for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365:-

Microsoft Office 365
Hybrid Deployment
On-Prem Microsoft Exchange

I selected Microsoft Office 365 to add my organization’s mailbox to Veeam backup solution. “Microsoft Office 365 connection settings” page has multiple region options like Default, China, US Govt and US Govt-DOD. You need enter the Office 365 admin username and password to complete the ADD ORGANIZATION wizard. You can see more details in the video tutorial here.

How to Take Backup and Restore Office 365 Mailboxes

Following are the Veeam Backup for Office 365 Connection Parameters:-

Connect to EWS
Connect to Power-Shell
Check View-Only Configuration Role
Check View-Only Recipients Role
Check Application Impersonation Role
Check Role Management Role
Check Organization Customization
Check Organization Configuration Role
Enable Organization Customization

Create Backup Job for Office 365 Backup

Click on the BACKUP button to create and schedule a backup job for Office 365 mailboxes. We have an option to select individual mail boxes and all the mailboxes as part of Backup job wizard. I have chosen one office 365 mailbox as part of the backup job.

We also need to select the Backup proxy and backup repository as part of backup job wizard. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 has granular schedule options. This backup job is a reoccurring incremental backup task.

The backup job GUI gives an excellent experience. It provides all the details LIVE in the Veeam Backup for Office 365 GUI itself. What was the transfer rate of the backup job etc.? There is three segregation in the backup job status page. 1.Status, 2.Data and  3. Summary. You can see more details in the video tutorial here.

How to Take Backup and Restore Office 365 Mailboxes

Veeam Backup Job has following actions:-

Created Backup Job
Connected to organization
Found One mailbox
Processing mailbox:[email protected]
Transferred:400 MB (4300 items) at 639.3 KB/s (7 items/s)
Job finished at 14-10-2017 10:52:00

Advanced Search Option – Veeam Explorer

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange provides loads of granular options with Advanced Search mailboxes. Using Veeam explorer, we can search mailboxes with advanced find options. Veeam Explorer offers many search criteria.

Category
Field
Condition
Value

How to Restore Deleted Office 365 Mails?

Recover the Office 365 mailboxes and individual emails. Veeam Explorer provides options to export office 365 mailbox to PST file. Also, there are other options to save personal mail to “.MSG” files. You can also send recovered emails to another email id. You can see more details in the video tutorial here.

Following are the options recovery options available in Veeam Explorer

Open
Restore to Mailbox [email protected]
restore to....
Export to Desktop\Inbox.pst
Export to .pst file
Save to Desktop
Save to .msg file
Send to [email protected]
Send to...

Veeam Backup Office 365 Troubleshooting

C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup365\Logs is the place where you can find the log files of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Veeam.Archiver.Proxy_2017_10_14_10_31_41.log file contains the details about the Database connectivity. It also includes the connectivity errors.

14-10-2017 10:31:41 5 (2904) Loading ESE library: C:\Windows\system32\esent.dll...
14-10-2017 10:31:41 5 (2904) Module file version: 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)
14-10-2017 10:31:41 5 (2904) Resolving DLL entry points...
14-10-2017 10:31:41 5 (2904) Setting maximum number of instances to 1024...
14-10-2017 10:31:41 5 (2904) Creating ESE instance VEEAM_ARCHIVER_PROXY_9333c395-7a2b-43da-b776-295b574b1099...
14-10-2017 10:31:41 5 (2904) Setting instance parameter MaxVerPages to 1073741824...
14-10-2017 10:31:41 5 (2904) Setting instance parameter MaxOpenTables to 15000...
14-10-2017 10:31:41 5 (2904) Setting instance parameter MaxSessions to 1000...
14-10-2017 10:31:41 5 (2904) Initializing ESE instance...
14-10-2017 10:31:42 5 (2904) Setting ESE maximum cache size to 2147248128 bytes...
14-10-2017 10:31:42 5 (2904) Creating database: C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup365\ProxyDb\config.edb...
14-10-2017 10:31:42 5 (2904) Creating database schema...

How Veeam Backup Office 365 can use in a Programmatic way?

Using Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 PowerShell Toolkit, we can automate the Veeam Backup Microsoft Office 365 tool.

How to Take Backup and Restore Office 365 Mailboxes

Following are the PowerShell command Lets available for Veeam Backup Office 365 mailboxes :-

Name
Add-VBOJob
Add-VBOOrganization
Add-VBOProxy
Add-VBORepository
Connect-VBOServer
Disable-VBOJob
Disconnect-VBOServer
Enable-VBOJob
Get-VBOEmailSettings
Get-VBOFolderExclusions
Get-VBOHistorySettings
Get-VBOJob
Get-VBOJobSession
Get-VBOLicense
Get-VBOOrganization
Get-VBOOrganizationMailbox
Get-VBOProxy
Get-VBORepository
Get-VBORestAPISettings
Get-VBORestorePoint
Install-VBOLicense
New-VBOBackupWindowSettings
New-VBOJobSchedulePolicy
Remove-VBOJob
Remove-VBOOrganization
Remove-VBOProxy
Remove-VBORepository
Set-VBOBackupWindowSettings
Set-VBOEmailSettings
Set-VBOFolderExclusions
Set-VBOHistorySettings
Set-VBOJob
Set-VBOJobSchedulePolicy
Set-VBOOrganization
Set-VBOProxy
Set-VBORepository
Set-VBORestAPISettings
Start-VBOJob
Stop-VBOJob
Sync-VBOEntity

More Details :-

  • NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 1.5 – Here
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365: Availability vs Recoverability – Here