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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 scripts, reports, and dashboards

With Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator, other options can be explored with your orchestration plans using scripts, generating reports, and reviewing the different dashboards to get an overall state of your environment readiness. Let's briefly look at each of these added features within Orchestrator.


Orchestrator allows you to add customized scripts that run with your orchestration plan to test your recovery process. To accomplish this, the script must be uploaded to the Orchestrator console, and it can then be selected as a step, as noted in the preceding Figure 10.39.

The custom script that you want to use has some requirements for ORCHESTRATOR:

  • The script must be in PowerShell only as this is what Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator supports.
  • If running the script inside a VM guest OS, then you will need to ensure that it has PowerShell 3.0 and .NET Framework 4.0 installed before the script will...