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Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication - Second Edition

By : Chris Childerhose
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Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication - Second Edition

By: Chris Childerhose

Overview of this book

Veeam is one of the leading modern data protection solutions, making it a necessary skill for anyone responsible for securing virtual environments. This revised second edition of Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication is updated to cover Veeam version 11. The book guides you through implementing modern data protection solutions for your cloud and virtual infrastructure with Veeam, all while helping you master advanced concepts such as Continuous Data Protection (CDP), extended object storage support, Veeam ONE enhancements, and Orchestrator. Starting with Veeam essentials, including installation, best practices, and optimizations for Veeam Backup & Replication, you'll get to grips with the 3-2-1-1-0 rule to safeguard data. You'll understand how to set up a backup server, proxies, repositories, and more and then advance to cover a powerful feature of Veeam 11 – CDP. As you progress, you'll learn about immutability (also known as hardened repositories) and discover the best practices for creating them. Finally, you'll explore the new proxy option available in Linux and become well-versed with advanced topics such as extended object storage support, Veeam ONE enhancements, and Orchestrator. By the end of this Veeam book, you'll be able to implement Veeam Backup & Replication for securing your environment and enabling disaster recovery.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Installation – Best Practices and Optimizations
Section 2: CDP and Immutability – Hardened Repositories, Backups, and Object Storage
Section 3: Linux Proxy Enhancements, Instant Recovery, Veeam ONE, and Orchestrator

Understanding Linux proxy enhancements and what's new in v11a

Within the Veeam Backup & Replication system, you have the backup server, which is the one that handles administering tasks, and the proxy servers sit between it and the rest of the backup infrastructure components. The proxy servers are the ones that process jobs and deliver the backup traffic to the rest of the infrastructure; you could say they are the workhorse of all components.

Based on the following diagram, you can see that the proxy server performs many tasks before finally sending data to the backup repository:

Figure 7.1 – Backup infrastructure with proxy server

The proxy servers will perform many tasks during a backup job, including the following:

  • Retrieving virtual machine (VM) data from within the production storage
  • Compressing the data – during transit to the repository
  • Deduplicating the data – deduplicate the data before sending it...