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Replicate VM to Azure Using Veeam

Veeam Replicate to Azure with PowerShell & API.I’ve done a previous post on restoring VMs into azure using PowerShell Here: http://www.mritsurgeon.co.za/2020/02/restoring-multiple-vms-to-azure-part-2.htmlI wanted to further enhance this with Azure so that a scheduled script would remove older VM and restore newer VM, I additionally wanted there to be a revert option to older version of the VM through a VM snapshot.

Veeam Backup for Office 365 as DataSet for PowerBI REST API

Using Veeam Backup for Office 365 as DataSet for PowerBI using PowerBi Query.
 I did a previous post on a self-service Dashboard which is built upon Veeam’s VBO APIs here: http://www.mritsurgeon.co.za/2020/07/single-install-script-for-veeam-backup.htmlI wanted to see if there was a way to use GET API method to share data with PowerBi as a data source.I previously did a post on Veeam Backup & Replication using its config SQL DB as Data Source for PowerBI here:

Single Install Script for Veeam Backup O365 Self Service Dashboard.

Single Install Script for Veeam Backup O365 Self Service Dashboard with Windows Web Server.A colleague Niels Engelen, Principal Analyst, Product Management created a great self-service web portal project that allows, customers & cloud providers to give access to O365 backups so that a user or customer may restore & manage his own O365 backup data.

Veeam Data Re-use All Backups Continued……

Veeam Data Re-use All Backups Continued…… So, this is a Continuation of Blog post PART 3 of Data Re-use blog series, Part 3 Hereaddressed Business Intelligence with Veeam Re-Use API.

Veeam V10 Data Re-use: Part 3 - Business Intelligence

Veeam V10 Data Re-use (Business Intelligence) So, this is a Continuation of Blog post PART 2 of Data Re-use blog series, Part two here addressed Security Analysis with Veeam Re-Use API.
Business intelligence 
What is Business intelligence?
As Per Wikipedia:
According to Forrester Research, business intelligence is "a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information used to enable more effective strategic, tactical, and operational insights and decision-making."

Veeam V10 Data Re-use: Part 2 - Security Analysis

Veeam V10 Data Re-use (Security Analysis) So, this is a Continuation of Blog post PART 1 of Data Re-use blog series, Part one Here addressed Data Classification with Veeam Re-Use API.
Security Analysis
I Don’t need to stress the importance of security in infrastructure and its utmost importance in securing backup data. Backup data has been a key target for hackers and ransomware syndicates in because of this we must ensure that our backups are secure and hold no vulnerabilities. Most cases Only backup infrastructure is hardened and what is overlooked is data contained within backup aka the backup data.

Veeam V10 Data Re-use: Part 1- Data Classification

Veeam V10 Data Re-use (Data Classification) So, with all this time in lockdown I’m testing use cases for the Veeam Data Re-use API. From the Graphic above you can see the general use topics of the Feature, so I decided to test use cases for each. There are 4 posts to this series, this post will focus on Data classification.
Data Classification 

Using Veeam As a DataSet for PowerBI

Veeam with Microsoft PowerBI Creating a backup Statistics & analytics Dashboard with PowerBI
With some time at home during lock down I decided to play round with PowerBi & learn. The easiest start for me was to plug this into a SQL database, looking around for a Data Set I thought what not easier than use the Veeam Config Database in my lab as its already holding rich data that I could transform into a Dashboard. I also have an deep knowledge into backup and can understand how & why to transform the Data Set.
This was my first Time using PowerBi so bear with me ..
First, I downloaded and installed PowerBI Desktop to my Veeam Backup Server (seemed easiest as data set was local to the Tool) 

Veeam V10 Direct Restore Multiple VMs Into Azure- Part 2 PowerShell

Restoring Multiple VMs to Azure: Part 2 PowerShell Hopefully you have read Part 1 of my Azure Multiple VM restores though Veeam GUI.
This is a continuation of that post where i share how to achieve the same process but using only PowerShell.

I built this script off a base script on this Blog post from a Colleague. Michael Cade is a Global Technologist for Veeam Software. Here is a Link to Michael's  Blog &Here is the Original Post.

Prerequisites are the same as Part 1 so please follow the same.

To execute the Script, you need to Add VeeamPSSnapin & connect to the backup server holding the required backups.
Add -Server “Name of your Veeam Backup Server” mine in this case was “veeam”
Next we need to set the required Variables, like the Backups we want to use, the restore point, the Azure account & subscription, the network , storage & VM size we will use during the restore.
I’ve made Duplicate lines of Variables for each backup point that I will call during th…

Veeam V10 Direct Restore Multiple VMs Into Azure- Part 1 GUI

Restoring Multiple VMs to Azure:  Part 1
Use Cases: 
Migration: The most obvious use would be for migration, moving your Veeam VM backup (AHV, VMware Hyper-V) or your Physical Server backups (Windows or Linux) off your aging infrastructure to a hyper-scaler like Azure. When considering purchasing new hardware for your data centre the discussion on whether to go cloud is always an interesting one. Azure will provide you with a rental type infrastructure ensuring uptime on the underlying hardware. This is in its definition Infrastructure as A Service IaaS.
Dev Ops: Customers that are not ready to move production into Azure IaaS can still consider using Azure as a Development platform, this makes a lot of financial sense. Rent Infrastructure for the limited time period that the company will be testing or developing on application workloads, only pay as you use. Why purchase or keep hardware around just to run development on copies of production for the development life cycle, rather rent the …