The case of failed Exchange & SQL backups when using VMware vSphere 6 and Veeam Backup & Replication 8

By: Netanel Ben-Shushan & Yaniv Totiashvili  In my case, I tried to take Exchange Server 2013 backups using Veeam Backup & Replication v8, or Veeam B&R 8 for short. The Exchange Server 2013 is a virtual machine (VM) that’s running on top of VMware vSphere 6 environment. When I tried to take backup of Exchange …

Create Email enabled contacts bulk

many organizations we need to create bulk contacts  Create an input file name contacts1.csv with the following attributes and values Open the Exchange management shell and run the below cmd after copying all contacts to the path of shell Import-Csv “contacts1.csv” | ForEach {New-MailContact -Name $_.Name -Firstname $_.FirstName -LastName $_.LastName -ExternalEmailAddress $_.ExternalEmailAddress -OrganizationalUnit “Domainname/OUname”}

The case of failed VSS backups on Windows Server 2012 with KB2996928 & KB3000853

By: Netanel Ben-Shushan & Yaniv Totshvili Special thanks to Mr. Kobi Ghan for allowing us to share his issue and take screenshots.  Background and Symptoms On a customer environment which running Windows Server 2012 and Exchange Server 2013 at Database Availability Group (DAG) for short we found that Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) not truncating …