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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 Veeam ONE for troubleshooting

When it comes to troubleshooting your environment, whether it be virtual infrastructure or backups, this is where Veeam ONE shines along with the reporting. Veeam ONE uses Signatures, which relate to specific issues in their knowledge base, along with Alarms to alert you to potential problems, referred to as Veeam Intelligent Diagnostics. Alarms are grouped into VMware, Hyper-V, and Backup & Replication in the Alarm Management tab:

Figure 9.31 – Alarm Management tab – alarm groupings

Alarms are triggered based on events and can alert you in various ways such as email (SMTP), SNMP, or by running a script. You can also turn on automation so that Veeam ONE can fix the issue for you based on the rules you create. An example of this would be under the VMware | Virtual Machine section for alarms, where there is an alarm called VM with no backup. This alarm checks all virtual machines in your infrastructure...