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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

Discovering the persistent data mover with enhanced security

When you deploy a proxy server, two components get installed on the server:

  • Veeam Installer Service: This is an auxiliary service installed and started on any Windows server once added to the managed servers within the Veeam Backup & Replication console. It analyzes the system and installs or upgrades components and services dependent on role selection.
  • Veeam Data Mover: This is the heart of the proxy server and is the component that performs the data processing of tasks on behalf of the backup server.

When it comes to the data mover on the Linux proxy server, this component is now persistent during the deployment in v11a. Previously in v10, when using a Linux proxy, the data mover component was deployed each time the proxy was used for backup jobs, which would degrade the performance somewhat.

Now, in v11a, the data mover gets deployed to the Linux proxy server when first added to the console and...