IT Interview Questions

Recently I have been a part of a few interviews and have had to prepare some IT interview questions for candidates. I thought I would post them here for future use and in case anyone wants to use them. I’m not posting answers for the questions. My method is to let the answer for a …

Veeam instant recovery to a VM

How to use Veeam instant recovery to a VM. With Veeam version 10 (I assume and above) you can instant restore a physical server backup to a VM. In Veeam navigate to your backups and right click on a physical server backup. Go to “Instant VM recovery” and choose either “VMware” or “Hyper-V.” *Important Note* …

Start Veeam SOBR job

How to start Veeam SOBR job? Note: this is for Veeam version 9.5 update 4 / 4a. If you are using a scale out repository with Veeam and have setup that repository with object cloud storage, then you may notice a SOBR tiering job. First off, this job will periodically run every four hours as …

Veeam Capacity Tier Unsupported legacy data block format

While working with Veeam version 9.5 update 4, I wanted to setup a scaling repository to Amazon AWS. The backups would be stored locally first then scale out to the cloud once they got too old. I had existing backups and wanted to test my new configuration. Following this guide from Veeam here, I initiated …

Veeam Backup Service wont Start

Have you ever installed a new Veeam Backup server but then Veeam won’t start?  I ran into this issue recently can got the error ‘The Veeam Backup Service service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs.’ However, this does not …