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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

Exploring what media is best suited for use with the 3-2-1-1-0 rule

When implementing the 3-2-1-1-0 rule for backups, you want to follow the best practice to ensure you use at least two different media types. There are many media types out there that are suitable for use within Veeam Backup & Replication:

  • Disk Media:
    • SAN
    • Storage snapshots (primary storage)
    • NFS NAS devices
    • SMB NAS devices
    • USB
    • Rotating/removable media such as RDX drives
    • A general-purpose disk that is directly attached storage
    • Replication jobs to primary storage for VMs (VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • Tape Media:
    • LTO
    • WORM LTO
    • Virtual Tape Library (VTL)
  • Deduplication Appliances:
    • Dell Data Domain
    • HPE StoreOnce
    • ExaGrid
    • Quantum DXi
    • Filesystems with deduplication technology (Windows Deduplication)
  • BaaS/DRaaS:
    • Backup as a Service
    • Disaster Recovery as a Service
  • Cloud:
    • Azure blob
    • AWS S3
    • S3-Compatible
    • IBM Cloud Object Storage
    • Google Cloud Object Storage

Depending on how you want to set up the 3-2-1-1-0 rule...