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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 hardened repositories

What is a hardened repository, you might be asking? Well, with the new Veeam Backup & Replication v11a, you can use a Linux server as a repository, which allows you to back up files so that they're protected from loss resulting from malware activity or unplanned actions. This process can be accomplished with the following features:

  • Single-use credentials: These are credentials that are used only once to deploy the Veeam Data Mover service while adding the Linux server to the Veeam infrastructure. These credentials, after use, get discarded, and nothing gets stored in the backup infrastructure, which means backups will be safe, even if the Veeam Backup & Replication server is compromised.
  • Immutability: When you add a Linux repository, you can select the Make recent backups immutable for checkbox and specify a period for files to be immutable for. During this time, backup files that are stored in the repository cannot be deleted...