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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

Learning how to configure hardened repositories in Veeam

The fundamental piece of the hardened repository is the Linux server, which gets built using Ubuntu 20.04. When you add the Linux server to the Veeam Backup & Replication server, you need to specify credentials that will be used once (single-use) and then discarded once the server has a connection:

Figure 4.2 – Adding a Linux server with single-use credentials

Once you have selected the Single-use credentials for the hardened repository option, you will see the following dialog, where you can type in your credentials:

Figure 4.3 – Single-use credentials entered for use

Now, you can proceed through the remainder of the wizard, including accepting the SSH fingerprint if prompted. After completing this wizard, the system will deploy the Veeam transport service, which will be used when you add the Linux server as a repository.

When creating a standard repository...