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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 1: Installing and Upgrading Veeam

Veeam Backup & Replication v11a is part of Veeam Availability Suite, which is ready for the modern data center and allows you to back up all your workloads, including cloud, virtual, physical, and applications. It is simple yet flexible to meet your most challenging environment needs. This chapter will discuss how to install and upgrade the software, what components make up Veeam Backup & Replication v11a, and some best practices and optimizations. There will be practical examples throughout this chapter of optimizing specific elements that make up the Veeam environment. We will also touch on some websites, such as the Best Practices Guide for Veeam, among others, to give you resources to help set up Veeam in your environment. As they say about Veeam – "It Just Works."

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Understanding the best practices and optimizations for Veeam installation
  • How to configure and optimize proxy servers
  • How to set up repository servers for success
  • Understanding the scale-out backup repository
  • Upgrading Veeam Backup & Replication to v11a