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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 how credentials are the past and certificates are the future

When adding servers to the Veeam Backup & Replication v11a environment using Linux, you will need to provide credentials to be used. This method was and still is used with most products, including Veeam. However, Veeam will discard those credentials once the server connects and use the PKI environment certificates for all communications.

When adding a Linux server, you will also use the single-use credentials used when adding to the Veeam console and then discarded for certificates.

So, you might be asking yourself – how does this help me or add security to my environment? Credentials get stored in the Veeam database and configuration backups. So, if your Veeam server is compromised and the hacker gets hold of your configuration backups, they can retrieve your passwords only if they know the encryption password! This is an excellent reminder to set the encryption password for your configuration...