Veeam Backup & Replication

    With the release of Veeam Backup & Replication Version 12, an important change has taken place: Instead of a Microsoft SQL Express database, PostgreSQL is now used as the database backend by default. The previous method of our Veeam Inventory, which was based on direct SQL queries against a Microsoft SQL database, is no longer applicable with the introduction of PostgreSQL.

    Due to this change and in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendation, the Veeam Backup & Replication PowerShell module was used exclusively for the new development. This approach considerably simplifies the expansion and customization of the functional scope. In addition, it allows you to optionally inventory a Veeam server directly with Discovery-VeeamBR.exe, which provides greater flexibility. One disadvantage, however, is the longer duration of the inventory compared to the direct SQL query.

    Veeam B&R Inventory Requirements

    • Local administration rights on Veeam system required
    • Member of “Veeam Backup Administrators” role required
    • Veeam Backup & Replication from Version 11

    To start the wizard for inventorying Veeam servers, click the Veeam Backup & Replication button. After you have selected a company and a domain (see: Basic Steps) the B&R servers to be included are defined. In addition to integrated authentication, server authentication is also supported.

    The option Limit Backup History restricts the recording of the backup history to the last 42 days by default.

    You can use the checkbox to specify whether it is to be included in the inventory scan or not. The Next button will only be enabled once you have specified a Veeam Server. Then, you can continue with the inventory process.

    Docusnap Inventory Veeam

    Organization and Structure of Veeam B&R

    As far as possible, the layout and structure are based on the application itself to make navigation easier for the user.

    Veeam B&R - Reports

    Here you will find reports that summarize the Veeam data collected for this server.

    Docusnap Inventory Veeam Tree Reports

    Veeam B&R - B&R Server Configuration

    This area contains information on application configuration, licenses and administration

    Docusnap Inventory Veeam Tree Configuration

    Veeam B&R - Backup Topology

    Everything that has to do with Veeam infrastructure can be found in this section. Like in the application, there is a further subdivision into Backup Infrastructure and Tape Infrastructure.

    Docusnap Inventory Veeam Tree Topology

    Veeam B&R - Inventory

    The data displayed here refers to the collection and organization of information about various resources in an IT environment.

    Docusnap Inventory Veeam Tree Inventory

    Veeam B&R - Backup & Replication

    All currently recorded information on data backups, replications and restores is summarized here.

    Docusnap Inventory Veeam Tree Backup & Replication

    Veeam B&R - Veeam Overview

    With this node, Docusnap provides a central entry point for data interpretations of Veeam data in flat and filterable lists.

    Docusnap Inventory Veeam Tree Overview