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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

Investigating and understanding the Instant Recovery process and steps

When it comes to conducting Instant Recovery, four main steps take place in the background:

  • Initialization Phase – This is the initial step in the process, and performs the following:
    1. The Veeam Backup Manager process gets started on the Veeam backup server.
    2. Veeam Backup Service validates whether the necessary backup infrastructure resources are available for Instant Recovery.
    3. The transport service on the backup repository starts Veeam Data Mover.
  • NFS Mapping – An empty NFS datastore is mapped to the selected ESXi host using the vPower NFS Service after Veeam prepares the infrastructure resources. Included in the resources is a cache file where changes are written instead of the actual backup repository.
  • Registering and starting the VM – The VM will run from the Veeam NFS datastore, which gets treated as any regular datastore in VMware vSphere attached to the ESXi host. For this...