The Surly Admin

Father, husband, IT Pro, cancer survivor

Veeam Backups – Wait for Jobs to Finish

If you have Veeam Backup and Replication software, you know what a great backup program it is.  You also know it completely lacks any ability to copy its backup files to tape or external media–though Veeam is saying that with their next major release they will have this capability.  Until that happens we need to use another program to copy these files and to do the few things Veeam can’t do, I use Backup Exec for these tasks.  But one thing that’s lacking is any real tie between Backup Exec (BE) and Veeam.  What do I mean by that?  I schedule my weekly copy of Veeam backup files and hope that the Veeam backups are actually done before it runs.  This simple script takes the guess work out of it and puts you back in control.  Read on to see what I mean.

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November 8, 2012 Posted by | PowerShell | , , | 1 Comment

Random Thought Friday

Nothing much going on lately, well, except for…

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October 26, 2012 Posted by | Random Thoughts, Technical | , | 1 Comment

Self inflicted pain

Nothing much worse in IT then server outage.  What is worse, is when you do it to yourself.  This is the sorry tale of August 5th, 2010 and how I inflicted a horrible day upon myself.  Unrelenting stress, fear of job, the whole nine yards.

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August 12, 2010 Posted by | Technical | , , | Leave a comment