Book Image

Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication - Second Edition

By : Chris Childerhose
Book Image

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 restores with Linux target support and expanded platforms

In prior versions of Veeam, when conducting a restore, you were bound to using only Windows servers and could not use Linux servers; well, that has changed now with v11a. We will look at the enhancements made for Linux along with some of the other expanded platforms that can be used for restores. The following items will be covered:

  • Linux target support
  • Linux File-Level Restore (FLR) without a helper appliance
  • Linux FLR performance improvements
  • Expanded platform support

Let's look now at the enhancements mentioned to see what is new or what has been enhanced.

Linux target support

Before version 11a, the only way to complete a restore was to use a Windows server, and you could not mount any backups with Linux. Well, that has been enhanced in v11a with the Data Integration API (DIAPI), which now supports being able to mount backup content directly on a Linux server. This gets...