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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 CDP and what it is

With the release of Veeam Backup & Replication version v11a, the ability for users to protect mission-critical workloads at a near-zero RPO (Recovery Point Objective) was also added. CDP can allow users to protect their most critical applications using replication technology, which creates VM replicas.

Some examples of critical applications include the following:

  • Financial systems
  • Messaging systems
  • Security monitoring tools
  • Remote access applications

The following diagram outlines the required components and architecture for CDP. I will explain each component and how it plays a role in the overall architecture for CDP to function and fail over your VMs:

Figure 3.1 – The Veeam CDP architecture

The components that make up CDP are as follows:

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication Server: Veeam CDP Coordinator Service.
  2. Source and target hosts with the I/O filter: The VAIO (vSphere API...