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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

Discovering immutability with Amazon S3 Glacier and policy-based offloading

When you decide to deploy object storage for use with Veeam Backup & Replication, an excellent option to look into is immutability. When you turn this feature on within your object storage by selecting the Object Lock option, it prohibits objects from being changed or deleted throughout the storage lifetime or retention period. A storage lifetime is the time between successful object creation (upload) and successful object deletion. This feature pertains to both the capacity tier as well as the archive tier when using Amazon S3 Glacier.

The following diagram shows Object Lock and Versioning getting turned on, whether in the capacity tier or archive tier object storage, which must be done on bucket creation, as it cannot be done after the bucket is created or turned off either:

Figure 6.17 – Enabling immutability, including the Object Lock feature

As you can see, turning...