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Learning Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere

By : Christian Mohn
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Learning Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere

By: Christian Mohn

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Preface

In recent years, virtualization has taken the data center by storm and revolutionized how data centers are being run. The opportunities presented by virtualization give us the ability to run a dynamic data center, with quick provisioning of new applications and capabilities. To be able to keep up with this ever-changing environment, your backup infrastructure needs to be able to grow with you and provide the same kind of flexibility.

Learning Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere provides the basic information required to get you up and running with arguably the best data protection software available for VMware vSphere virtualized environments. Veeam® Backup & Replication v7 operates at the virtualization layer without the need to deploy backup agents to the VMs and the applications it protects. It accomplishes this by utilizing the built-in functionality of the hypervisor, thus reducing complexity and implementation overhead.

The backups are set up as job-driven processes, where a single backup job can be configured to back up one or more VMs in a single job. The backup job defines when, what, and how the backup is performed as well as its target storage location—the backup repository.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to Veeam® Backup & Replication v7 for VMware, provides an introduction to Veeam® Backup & Replication v7 for VMware, highlighting the various components and architecture as well as providing an introduction to common backup strategies and terms.

Chapter 2, Configuring Backups, explains what backup repositories are, the various backup transport modes available, and how to protect your virtual infrastructure both with disk-based and tape-based backups.

Chapter 3, Restoring Data, shows how virtual machines, and data, can be restored from backup quickly and efficiently.

Chapter 4, Replicating Virtual Machines, explains how replication is used and how it differs from ordinary backups.

Chapter 5, Other Features, goes through the other features available, such as SureBackup and Replication, Quick Migration, and the Universal Application-Item Restore wizards.

What you need for this book

To follow the guides in this book, you need a working vSphere 5.5 environment with VMware vCenter configured. In addition to Veeam® Backup & Replication v7, you will also need Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. In case you are missing any of these components, trial versions of all the required software are available for download from the vendors websites.

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at vSphere administrators looking for an introduction to Veeam® Backup & Replication v7 for VMware. If you are interested in learning how you can set up a basic infrastructure, this book is for you. Some knowledge of VMware vSphere environments is assumed as well as basic knowledge of Microsoft Server operating systems.

Conventions

In this book, you will find a number of styles of text that distinguish between different kinds of information. Here are some examples of these styles, and an explanation of their meaning.

Code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles are shown as follows: "By default Veeam® Backup & Replication creates a backup repository at C:\backup."

New terms and important words are shown in bold. Words that you see on the screen, in menus or dialog boxes for example, appear in the text like this: "Review the settings you just made, and click on Finish to complete the configuration."

Note

Warnings or important notes appear in a box like this.

Tip

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