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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 policies for replication

We have gone through adding CDP proxies to Veeam Backup & Replication. Now we will look at the CDP policy for protection and how to work with them:

  1. To create a CDP policy, you must be on the Home tab in the Veeam Backup & Replication console, underneath the Jobs section:

Figure 3.24 – The Home tab under Jobs to create a CDP policy

  1. You can either click on the CDP Policy button in the toolbar or right-click and select CDP policy..., as shown in Figure 3.24.
  2. Once you do this, it will start the New CDP Policy wizard, as follows:

Figure 3.25 – The new CDP Policy wizard

  1. Here, you will specify things such as the following:
    1. Name: This is the name of the policy.
    2. Description: Enter a description that is relevant to the policy, which could contain SLA information.
    3. Select any of the advanced options such as replica seeding, network remapping, or replica...