We are considering switching over to Veeam as I have only heard good things. However, in my trail period I am trying to sort through our best practice/process for using veeam. So how are you doing it? So far I like the monitors provided for B&R, in my testing. I basically have all the noob questions about any piece of software: integrations, automation, process.
My end goal is to setup a Veeam B&R at each client site correctly to include SureBackup validation and verification for Hyper-V.
Troubleshoot VSS prior to the backup commencing to reset anything that would cause the backup to fail (host and guest
I created a powershell script for this that works for powershell 1 by the old method of registering the dlls. For powershell 2+ it restarts vss (had some machines that wouldn't even list writers), and then restarts the service for any writer that isnt in a stable/no error state. I am just not sure how to test it. Any ideas?
Ticket\Email\Report on successful 'SureBackup' jobs per VM with a screenshot of the VM (I know it should just be a login screen)
I know how to take a screenshot of the machine with powershell, just not how to save it to the 'active' machine so the ticketing system/email server could see it.
Monitor for failures to create tickets (builtin to the B&R plugin as far as i can tell).
I would like to add the backup log for that job to the ticket (the part in the GUI that tells you exactly where it failed, i.e. if you check the box for SQL Server on a non-SQL server it shows backup with errors, what error?)
@Vitaliy S. I thought you might have some input.