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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

Chapter 10: Introducing Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator

Veeam Backup & Replication has a companion application that can orchestrate disaster recovery failovers and testing called Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator (also known as Orchestrator). This chapter will look at Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator and its use. We discuss the prerequisites regarding installation and the steps to complete the program's setup. You will learn about configuring and setting up Orchestrator to get up and running. We look at orchestration plans for conducting disaster recovery (DR) tests and failovers. Finally, we will dive into scripts, reports, and dashboards available in Orchestrator.

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to explain Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator as well as install and configure it. You will discover how to configure the application for use in your Veeam environment. You will explore working with orchestration plans for conducting DR. And finally...