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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

Special section by Rick Vanover from Veeam – future Linux capabilities and industry direction

Veeam has been on a journey with Linux. One of the most significant positive movements for Linux was the addition of the Linux proxy, but this was one of many moves. Everything from the XFS block cloning (a storage efficiency) for backup repositories, NFS repositories, the Veeam Agent for Linux, and the certificate enhancements explained earlier; it is relatively straightforward that Linux is a priority at Veeam.

Additionally, Veeam's three newest products are based on Linux (Veeam Backup for AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCP). The upcoming Veeam Salesforce backup product will also be based on Linux. New products for Nutanix AHV and Red Hat Virtualization also provide a special proxy based on Linux.

While this book is focused on actionable information for the administrator for deployments now with v11a, it is reasonable to expect more Linux capabilities from Veeam across the...