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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

Exploring Instant Recovery – what is It?

Within Veeam Backup & Replication, there is your typical backup and restore operations, but what happens when you need to recover an entire VM with corrupted files or accidentally deleted files? This problem is where the Instant Recovery option allows you to immediately restore different workloads as VMware vSphere VMs by running them directly from your backup files. The supported backup file types are as follows:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication backups:
    • VMware vSphere
    • vCloud Directory
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Agent backups:
    • Windows agent
    • Linux agent
  • Nutanix AHV backups
    • Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV
  • Cloud backups:
    • Amazon EC2
    • Microsoft Azure

As you can see, there are many options for restoring workloads using Instant Recovery and backups from various sources. With Instant Recovery, you can help improve Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and minimize the disruption and downtime of production workloads. Using Instant Recovery...