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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

Chapter 3: CDP – Continuous Data Protection

Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is a new technology within Veeam Backup & Replication 11 that helps you to protect your mission-critical VMware Virtual Machines (VMs). CDP is beneficial when data loss for several seconds or even several minutes is not acceptable for your applications. Additionally, CDP provides a minimum Recovery Time Objective (RTO) as the VM replicas are in a ready-to-start state. This chapter will discuss what CDP is and the most efficient way to configure it using Veeam Backup & Replication. We will discuss setting up vSphere API for I/O Filtering (VAIO), configuring the source and target CDP proxies, and setting up a CDP policy. We will discuss the components that Veeam Backup & Replication uses for the CDP process. At the end of the chapter, you will have a better understanding of CDP.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Understanding CDP and what it is...