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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

Understanding how the 3-2-1-1-0 rule applies to your backup strategy when setting up jobs

So, you might at this point be wondering how to go about applying the 3-2-1-1-0 backup rule and what sort of media you should consider. There are plenty of media types that you can use to fit the model for 3-2-1-1-0 and also take into account setting up retention with GFS, which breaks down like this:

  • Grandfather: Backups are kept for a year.
  • Father: Backups are kept for a month.
  • Son: Backups are kept for a week.

You can set this up in the following manner:

Table 2.1 – GFS backup example for a month

When you are setting up your backup jobs within Veeam Backup & Replication, you will have the option to configure the number of days/restore points:

Figure 2.2 – Backup job – restore points or days

It is also within this configuration window that you set up your GFS retention policy, which works with the...