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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

Working with orchestration plans for DR

When it comes to orchestrating failovers and recovery, there are four main plans that Orchestrator uses:

  • Replica plans: These use replication jobs to conduct failovers.
  • CDP replica plans: When you configure a CDP job in Veeam Backup & Replication, this can be used to create a failover plan.
  • Restore plans: These work with backup jobs and allow you to conduct a restore to either the original location or an alternate location for VMs.
  • Storage plans: These allow for storage snapshot orchestration and failover.

To create orchestration plans, the embedded Veeam ONE application creates VM groups from the collection and categorization of data. As you can see with the icons in the preceding Figure 10.25, there is Veeam ONE Client.

The VM groups created from Veeam ONE are categorized based on either vCenter Server tags (vSphere Tags) or custom Veeam ONE categories.

Now let's walk through setting up a CDP replica...