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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


This chapter has provided you with the tools required to install Veeam Backup & Replication v11a and the components that make up the installation. We discussed the prerequisites, including the versions of SQL Server that you can use – Express or SQL Standard/Enterprise. Then, we addressed how to set up proxy servers, configuration best practices, and optimal settings. This part was then followed by a discussion on repositories, how to create them, and included best practices and optimizations for best performance. After, we looked at scale-out backup repositories and how to set them up, which included the performance tier, the capacity tier, and managing them once they've been set up. Lastly, we looked at the upgrade process for Veeam Backup & Replication to update an existing instance from version 10 to 11a.

This chapter should have helped ensure that you have all the basics covered. This will help in the next chapter, where we will look at the 3-2-1-1-0 rule and keeping data safe.