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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

Distinguishing the new features of backup copy jobs

Backup copy jobs nowadays might be just as important as regular backup jobs. They provide a way to get your backups to another storage, send backups offsite, and help you achieve the 3-2-1-1-0 rule. A backup copy job takes files from your regular backup jobs and copies them to another storage repository-like block or S3. You can also use it to send data offsite to other block- or S3-compatible storage as well as to Veeam Cloud Connect.

With the release of Veeam Backup & Replication v11a, improvements and enhancements were made to backup copy jobs:

  • Time-based GFS retention
  • GFS full creation time
  • No quarterly backups
  • Repository as source
  • Daily retention

Let's take a further look into each of these enhancements to see what each of them entails.

Time-based GFS retention

When setting up GFS retention for backup copy jobs, they are now time-based instead of being based on the number of restore...