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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

Guest perspective from Rick Vanover of Veeam

The 3-2-1-1-0 rule is an excellent mindset for backup data management. The beauty of this rule is that it doesn't require any specific type of hardware, yet it can address nearly any kind of failure scenario, including ransomware, hardware failure, network/power/site loss, and accidental deletion.

Keep the 3-2-1-1-0 rule in play as a minimum viable configuration for how many copies of data Veeam can manage. The recommendation is to have at least one copy of data that is either offline or air-gapped for the highest resiliency levels.

When implementing the 3-2-1-1-0 rule with Veeam, there is flexibility everywhere. It doesn't necessarily mean more backup jobs or data transfers are needed. Backup copy jobs, replica jobs, storage snapshots, SOBR copy mode, and more are all ways to achieve the 3-2-1-1-0 rule.