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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

Introducing what the 3-2-1-1-0 rule is

The 3-2-1-1-0 rule for backup is a reliable methodology to protect your data against a variety of things, such as the following:

  • Ransomware: Deleting or infecting backup files
  • Corrupted media: Unable to read or restore from
  • Datacenter loss: When one copy is sent offsite elsewhere

For you to protect your data, it is best practice to adhere to the 3-2-1-1-0 principles:

  • 3: The number of copies of data that you should have for all backup jobs
  • 2: The number of media types that you should use for your backups
  • 1: The number of copies of data going offsite to a secured location
  • 1: The number of copies offline air-gapped or having immutability
  • 0: Zero errors after automated media testing to ensure recoverability

Figure 2.1 explains the 3-2-2-1-0 rule:

Figure 2.1 – 3-2-1-1-0 rule explained

Figure 2.2 in the next section shows how you configure Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS...