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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 object storage configuring capacity and archive tiers

To use object storage in Veeam Backup & Replication, you add it as a standard repository. You then use it in the capacity tier and archive tier of the SOBR or as a target archive repository for Network Attached Storage (NAS) backup. Veeam Backup & Replication cannot currently write directly to object storage; however, Veeam continues to enhance its object storage capabilities.

When using object storage with Veeam Backup & Replication, it is intended for long-term data storage and based on either a cloud solution or an S3-compatible storage solution that can be on-premises. When used as the capacity tier or archive tier for a SOBR, it has a few useful features:

  • Storage space: If your SOBR extents are starting to run out of space, added object storage to the capacity tier or archive tier allows you to tier off data to free up space in the performance tier.
  • Backup policies: If your organization...