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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 4: Immutability – Hardened Repositories

Veeam Backup & Replication has a backup storage technology called hardened repositories, which is a backup target for jobs. You can also attach hardened repositories to a scale-out repository to further extend your backups and use multiple servers.

This chapter will walk through what the hardened repository is and how best to use it. We will look at configuring hardened repositories for the performance tier of a scale-out repository. You will learn how to set up a hardened repository using the new single-use credentials. We will also look at how eliminating SSH protects your servers even further. Finally, we will configure backup jobs to use immutability with the newly created hardened repository.

By the end of this chapter, you will know how to configure a hardened repository, add it to a scale-out repository, and set up backup jobs to take advantage of immutability within the hardened repository.

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