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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


This chapter has reviewed the importance of keeping your data safe by following the 3-2-1-1-0 rule for backups. We looked at what the 3-2-1-1-0 rule is and what it means when it comes to setting up your backups. Also covered was how this rule protects you from ransomware, corrupted data, and possible datacenter loss. We added the Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) rule for backups to show how you can retain your data to meet your Service Level Agreement (SLA), Recovery Point Objective (RPO), and Recovery Time Objective (RTO). You also saw a discussion of the different types of media you can use and various scenarios for backups.

Both Chapter 1, Installing and Upgrading Veeam, and Chapter 2, The 3-2-1-1-0 Rule – Keeping Data Safe, covered Veeam Backup & Replication basics for installation, including best practices and optimization and the 3-2-1-1-0 rule for data resiliency. The next chapter – Chapter 3, CDP – Continuous Data Protection, starts the book...