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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

Setting up CDP – the I/O filter

To protect your workloads with CDP, you need to install the I/O filter on the cluster where the VMs reside. As we covered in the Understanding CDP and what it is section, the source host and target host.

Important Note

Should you have vSphere Lifecycle Management enabled, you need to follow the instructions to install the I/O filter, and then another Veeam KB, located at

In order to install the CDP I/O filter, you need to navigate to the console on the Veeam Backup & Replication server under the Manage Servers tab. Here, you will see your vCenter server:

Figure 3.4 – The Managed Servers tab

Now, right-click on the vCenter server and select Manage I/O Filters... or use the button in the toolbar:

Figure 3.5 – Manage I/O Filters... – right-click on the toolbar button

A new wizard will open, called I/O Filter Management, as shown in the...