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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

Determining the requirements and limitations of CDP

When using CDP, there are both requirements and limitations to bear in mind. The following sections include a small list of both requirements and limitations.


Some of the requirements of CDP include the following:

  • CDP is included in the new Veeam Universal License, but you will require Enterprise Plus if you are using the legacy socket-based license.
  • The VMware vSphere edition must be Standard or higher. Note that the VMware vSphere Essentials Kit editions are not supported.
  • All hosts in a cluster must be of the same major version – 7.x or 6.x (6.5 or 6.7 – a combination of both is supported). Additionally, clusters managed by the vCenter server must be of the same major version.
  • The target cluster must support the hardware version of the VMs from the source cluster.
  • VMs on the same cluster, when protected by CDP, must be by only one backup server and cannot be protected on...