Author: Dave Kawula

Speeding up Veeam Backups from a Hyper-V Cluster #Veeam #StorageSpacesDirect

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, I have been recently troubleshooting some slow backups from a new Storage Spaces Direct Cluster at a customer site. Have a look at the backup speeds from the backups before I started.   I was moving around a lot of data to the cluster and one thing I noticed was that when I start an SMB File copy from a cluster node to itself the speeds aren’t great. For example, I want to seed an ISO repository so I logged into the Storage Spaces Direct node opened C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\ISO and tried copying some files over the network....

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Veeam Backup Satellite Process causing Jobs to Fail #Veeam #StorageSpacesDirect #HyperV

Hey Checkyourlogs fans, I have been recently having some challenges with an existing customer installation of Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 UR3. Things have been working great and all of a sudden the console seemed super slow and was timing out.   I couldn’t even expand objects in Backup Jobs without things hanging. I finally had an error message the Veeam Could Start a Satellite Process and this lead me to the following topic in the Veeam Forums.     I decided to try the following on my server to see if this was the case: Get-Process Veeam.Backup.Satellite*...

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Migrating your Windows Roles without Downtime – #TechMentor #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans,   This week at the TechMentor 2018 Redmond conference we had some great discussions around Migrating your Windows Roles for example from 2003 to 2012 R2 and beyond. I had mentioned that we have a documents that we have used successfully at many clients and I wanted to get it out there to our attendees and friends.   This is the process from 2003 – 2012 R2 but it really doesn’t change much moving over to 2016 or 2019. I will update with a later blog post with the 2016 and 2019 process later as this...

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The Case of – Failed to unregister the virtual machine with the virtual machine management service Event ID 21502 #Veeam #Restore #S2D #StorageSpacesDirect

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, In today’s post, I wanted to discuss I case that I had this week with a customer that had a couple of VM’s that were stuck in a Pending state in Failover Cluster Manager. They are running Windows Server 2016 with the April Cumulative Update. Leading up to this issue was the customer doing a routine operation where he restored a Virtual Machine to an alternate location using Veeam. What this did was indeed restore the Virtual Machine to a standalone Hyper-V Host but it also re-registered the same GUID for the VM. When the cluster...

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Installing the Storage Migration Service using Windows Admin Center #MVPHour

Hey Checkyourlogs Fans, In today’s post, we are going to look at installing the Storage Migration Service using only Windows Admin Center. To get started with Windows Admin Center you can have a look at my previous post here: The Server we will use for today’s post is called techmentorHV05 and is actually an Azure Virtual Machine that will have Nested Virtualization enabled for the lab. I want to try using the Storage Migration Service to move data from my old Windows Server 2016 Nested Hyper-V Server to this new install of Windows Server 2019 LTSC. To start,...

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