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Invalid Exchange Server version using Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 #updated #withSolution

Update: After contacting Veeam support they attended me that there is a private fix voor version 912.

  • stop all jobs
  • stop “Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Service”
  • replace Veeam.Ews with the DLL from the archive https://storage.veeam.com/Fix_113114_fbcf2c440c.zip in C:\Program Files\Veeam\Backup365 (don’t forget to back up the original DLL)
  • Start “Veeam Backup for Microsoft office 365 Service”
  • retry the job

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As you can see the problem is solved and I’m able to backup Office 365 again!


People (including me :-))  are reporting problems using Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. It seems that Microsoft made some kind of change on their back-end. At this time Veeam reports that they are looking into the problem..

I’m running Version 1.0.0.912…. a newer version isn’t available on the general download site. So upgrading the Veeam software isn’t the solution for now.

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Don’t seem to be (Windows) update related. Before and after updating my test server I receive the same error. 🙁

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When there is a solution I shall mention this in this blogpost.


NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam® is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all VMware vExperts, MVPs, VTEC members, Certified Engineers and Trainers*. This license allows for non-production use of Veeam Availabilty Suite™ 9,5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. The license works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments.

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 is a combination of Veeam Backup & Replication™ and Veeam ONE™, and is your key to achieving Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™.

By using Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, you’ll get everything you need to reliably protect and manage your VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments:

  • High-Speed Recovery
  • Data Loss Avoidance
  • Verified Recoverability
  • Leveraged Data
  • Complete Visibility
Fill in the form here get your FREE NFR key NOW!
*Only for vExpert, VCP, VCAP, VCI, VCDX, VMUG Leader, VTEC, VMCE, MVP, MCSE, MCSA, MCT, Cisco Champion, PernixPro Member and others.

Veeam FULLY supports vSphere 6!

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A word from my sponsor :

Veeam® Backup & Recovery now FULLY supports VMware vSphere 6. Now, you can get Veeam’s largest and most powerful release in history with FULL vSphere 6 support, including support for VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) and Virtual SAN (VSAN) 2.0, Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) policy backup and restore, support for backup and replication of Fault Tolerant VMs, vSphere 6 tags integration, Quick Migration to VVol datastores and much more, coupled with the award-winning, features and enhancements of Veeam Availability Suite v8, including:

  • Veeam Explorers™ for Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server
  • Backup and recovery from NetApp Snapshot, SnapMirror and SnapVault
  • Veeam Cloud Connect for fast and secure cloud backup
  • AES 256-bit end-to-end encryption
  • And much more

Existing customers download the latest patch for all mentioned above.


VEEAM Backup to Azure (step by step)

Use the following steps to configure Veeam Backup & Recovery to back-up the VM’s (Hyper-V and VMware) to Azure. You can sign up and use free trial licenses for Veeam (check out the banner on the right) and Azure. You only pay for the storage (3 ct for each Gigabyte and the network consumption for restoring a VM for 6 ct each Gigabyte. Uploading to Azure (to back-up) is free of charge)

First go to : https://portal.azure.com/

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Hit the big + to create the Veeam Cloud Connect VM :

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You have to fill in some information like the servername (without the @cloudapp.net) and the username and password. You will need this account to logon to this VM in the next step.

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Now we are ready to create the Azure VM and it takes approx 30 min.

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When the VM is ready logon to the console using the following interface :

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Start the Veeam configurator using the icon on the desktop :

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Now we have to upload a (trial?) license.

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Veeam is so nice to describe the few configuration steps.

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Now we are going to create a user. We need this user later on when configuring Veeam Backup & Recovery. Make sure this username and password is different than the account you created earlier.

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We are able to set an expiration date and assign an amount of storage.

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Ok that’s the Azure part. 🙂 Now go to your Veeam Backup & Recovery console.

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Go to service provider, and choose to add a new service provider.

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Fill in the servername (VM name in Azure + cloudapp.net) and use the default port. You don’t have to check (but can) the SSL certificate.

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Choose the repository and now we’re all set!

Now you can choose the Cloud repository in the Backup VM Job :

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VeeamON 2014 Live streaming

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Starting tomorrow Veeam’s first event Veeam One is about to start! Unfortunately I was unable to attend due to a earlier booked event and can’t attend. Luckily some of the sessions are streamed live and you can watch them from wherever you are. 🙂

Here are live streaming times:

Monday, Oct 6:
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST

Tuesday, Oct 7:
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST

Tune it here http://go.veeam.com/veeamon-livestreaming

I hope Veeam has enough bandwidth!


Review Veeam One Part 2 First time start

After installing (check my post here) it’s now time to check out Veam ONE.

There are 3 new icon’s, let’s use the first (Veeam ONE Monitor)

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Veeam ONE is starting..

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When first starting Veeam, you are asked to give you mailserver credentials :

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Which user is going to get which notification mails?

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You are given the option to create some policy’s :

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Enter your snmp string for monitoring purposes :

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Ok, ready to finalize the changes :

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And here you are….

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(For privacy reasons I removed some information)


Review Veeam One Part 1 Installing

I recently installed Veeam in my home environment. These are the steps I went through when installing Veeam ONE.

We start with the Windows Metro style installation menu :

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The installation procedure is straight forward.

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There are 2 options, I’m using the full product. 🙂

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I choose the typical installation, you might want to change that although.

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A very very nice feature is that Veeam checks for the requirements and automatically installs them :

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And as you can see the requirements are installed :

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Give the service accounts credentials :

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Provide the SQL Server instance credentials :

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Make sure the following ports are free :

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Provide the VMware vCenter credentials : (or Hyper-V)

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Give the credentials and IP address of your Veaam Backup & Replication server :

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Check the summary and hit next to install the software :

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After 1 or 2 minutes Veeam ONE is installed..

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