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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 requirements and prerequisites for Instant Recovery

Now that you understand the Instant Recovery process better, we will look at the required components and prerequisites. There are a few components from Veeam Backup & Replication that are necessary and there is storage space to consider as well:

  • vPower NFS Service – This is the service installed on a Windows server that allows it to act as an NFS server to mount the backup files for the Instant Recovery process.
  • Disk space for the cache folder – Instant Recovery requires additional free space for the cache folder (non-persistent data – at least 10 GB is recommended).
  • Production Storage – If you are going to use Storage vMotion or Quick Migration, then you will need enough storage for the VM to restore based on the size of the VMDK files.

Instant VM Recovery's main component is the Veeam vPower NFS Service, as it performs the bulk of the workload during the...