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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

Working with the archive tier for cost-optimized archiving and storage

One of the benefits of using the archive tier is that you now have cost-optimized storage for your archiving. Because API costs for cold storage are high, when Veeam offloads data blocks, they are repackaged into larger objects of up to 512 MB in size, using the helper appliance that gets automatically provisioned in the public cloud during the archiving session. Larger object sizes save on the amount of storage used, and, in the end, it will save the customer money. Also, to avoid any deletion penalties, Veeam will automatically skip archiving of restore points, with retention remaining under the minimum required data storage duration of the storage class used in the archive tier.

In addition to cost savings, there is now a flexible way to store your backups that Veeam will use to lower costs. By default, the offloading for the archive tier uses forever-incremental backups with only a delta from the previous...