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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 2: The 3-2-1-1-0 Rule – Keeping Data Safe

When protecting your data, you must have more than one copy to ensure data safety. In this chapter, we will cover the 3-2-1-1-0 rule and what it means. You will learn how to take this information and set up your backups based on this rule. You will also learn about the different media types, such as Replication, Snapshots, and even Capacity Tier Copy Mode (Part of SOBR). If you adhere to the 3-2-1-1-0 rule, it ensures your data is safe, and at least one copy is offsite:

  • 3 Copies: Keep three copies of your data, one being the primary and two secondary copies.
  • 2 Media Types: Store your backups on at least two different types of media.
  • 1 Offsite: Ensure that at least one copy of your data is kept offsite.
  • 1 Offline Air-Gapped or Immutable: Ensure that one copy of your data is offline or has immutability.
  • 0 Errors after Testing: Ensure that automated backup testing shows zero errors.

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