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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 new object storage capacity and archive tiers

Object storage is a computer data storage architecture that manages and stores information as objects, unlike filesystems, which use a file hierarchy and block storage that stores data as blocks within sectors and tracks. When data gets stored within object storage, it includes the data itself, some amount of metadata, and a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID). You can create a namespace within object storage, spanning multiple physical hardware instances, such as a cluster.

You can compare object storage to other forms to see the differences:

  • Object storage: This takes pieces of data and designates them as an object and stores the data along with associated metadata and a GUID.
  • File storage: This takes data and stores it in a hierarchy of folders to help organize it. This method is also called hierarchical storage, similar to how paper files are stored, and data access is via a folder path.
  • Block storage...