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Top 5 most read posts of 2019

Since 2020 has already begun, I wanted to do a little recap of the blog posts I wrote in 2019. I therefore picked the top 5 most read posts of 2019 in regards to their views.

The outcome is kind of interesting as it is a great mix of old and newer articels. Anyway, here is the list of the top 5 most read posts of 2019.

Most read post number 5 – Using VM Tags with vSphere and Veeam Backup & Replication

Number 5 of the most read posts of 2019 is the one I made regarding the use of VM tags with vSphere and Veeam Backup & Replication. VMware vSphere tags are a great way to categorize virtual machines and therefore classify them into backup policies. In this article I describe how to achieve this via the vSphere Web Client and of course with VMware PowerCLI. The post had about 900 unique views in 2019.

Here is the link to the article: Using VM Tags with vSphere and Veeam Backup & Replication

Most read post number 4 – My Top 5 Veeam ONE Reports for VMware

Number 4 of the most read posts of 2019 is about a top 5 list of my favourite Veeam ONE reports for VMware vSphere. I often use these regarding infrastructure assessments or preparation on implementing or changing a VMware or Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. All in all I would say, that these reports helped me a lot in regards to my work ! The post had about 1000 unique views in 2019.

Here is the link to the article: My Top 5 Veeam ONE Reports for VMware

Most read post number 3 – Modern Authentication with Veeam Backup for Office 365 V3

Please keep in mind, that even if the title is for version 3 of Office 365, this also works for version 4. In this article I wrote a step-by-step guide on how to configure a Microsoft Graph application for using it with Veeam. However you need to do a lot of configuration in the Azure AD so I decided to blog about it in a simple way. The post had about 2600 unique views in 2019.

Here is the link to the article: Modern Authentication with Veeam Backup for Office 365 V3

Most read post number 2 – How to reset the vCenter Server Appliance root password

Surprisingly, the post I made about resetting the vCenter Server appliance root password, was the second most viewed post in 2019. The post had about 4000 unique views in 2019 which is a lot for me ! Furthermore I wrote this article, as I encountered the problem myself and found a VMware KB for that. In the end I decided to blog about is as well.

Here is the link to the article: How to reset the vCenter Server Appliance root password

Most read post number 1 – Restore Microsoft Teams data with Veeam for Microsoft Office 365

Finally, the by far most shared and best working post in 2019 was the one I made about restoring Microsoft Teams items with Veeam Backup for Office 365. I guess it was that “successful”, because no one tried to do that before. As a matter of fact, I really wanted to know, what can be done and what can’t be done. I put a lot of work into this post regarding the demo setup but it was worth it! In the meantime, Igor Arkhangelskiy published a blog post on the official Veeam blog where he shows how to restore deleted Microsoft Teams and OneNote items. Take a look at it as well please! The post had about 5000 unique visits and therefore was the best one in 2019.

Summary

All in all I must say, that I’m very happy with 2019 and thankful for everything which has happened. Also a big thanks to everyone involved in th vCommunity. You guys rock!

As always, thanks for reading and have a great day.

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