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Using EqualLogic with Veeam

Being on vsphere with vm’s at hardware level 7 is the best setup.

WARNING-

MAKE SURE TO RUN diskpart (Or you will overwrite your VM’s! obviously not good!)

So, run

automount disable

automount scrub

exit

Then reboot.

END WARNING-

Install Veeam. Install Hit kit. Take your iSCSI initiator address and give it access to the volume on the SAN where your VM resides.

Go back to veeam server. Double Click iSCSI Initiator, add the group address for your EqualLogic SAN. Click Targets tab, Logon to the volume (set as persistent)

Open up computer manager. Should see Healthy (Unknown Partition)

Now you are ready for a SAN backup!

Fire up Veeam

Add your vcenter server

Add each esx host (authenticate by clicking on each esx host)

(Service console mode has best performance)

When creating jobs,

Enable safe snapshot removal.

(Enable Veeam VSS integration, veeam will install an agent)

Veeam does not advise running parallel jobs that hit the same LUN, because it causes a number of problems with VMFS like SCSI reservation timeouts.

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EqualLogic replication stats #2 (In MB)

Kronos Exchange 2003 File Server SQL-SV 2000 Time
569 524 2110 533 11pm
1170 429 1890 512 12
291 185 1910 367 1
642 1070 2310 343 2
272 2680 564 362 3
1110 350 142 353 4
1020 890 110 364 5
413 768 139 565 6
903 5670 1280 780 7
1640 3350 873 881 8
1900 3110 1070 1150 9
471 2590 623 825 10
1460 2330 512 668 11
796 2530 567 685 12
430 2040 382 678 1
788 1960 632 906 2
1200 2140 489 988 3
783 2380 560 880 4
1450 1520 471 608 5
670 1410 719 682 6
147 992 140 703 7
72 714 178 606 8
81 488 2630 380 9
225 674 1820 544 10
500 687 1760 646 11

Grand total for 24 hour period = 100,530

Qlikview, are you losing your way?

We were an early adopter of QlikView and it is a great great tool. But recently one thing has been making me angry. Why can’t I download a copy of Qlikview Server…. you know the one I have paid for. It use to be so easy, I would go to the FTP site and just download what I needed. Now you are making it extremely hard. I have to have an authorized account. And guess what no one has been able to authorize my account for the past 3 weeks. Hello, this is showing great incompetence in the way you are running your business and does not inspire me with faith in the direction that the company is going.

Bring back the FTP server, please.