Veeam Backup & Replication v9 Whats new…, Installation & Config
At this moment i am doing some work on my home-lab. And in the passed I used Veeam Backup & Replication as a backup solution for backup of all my VM’s
So let’s start with looking at the new few stuff that comes along with Veeam latest editon v9. Whilst installing the product.
Scale-out Backup Repository
Managing backup storage is an enormous and expensive effort for enterprises. This is largely due to the fact that the exponential rate of data growth is outpacing the ability of legacy solutions to manage it in efficient, cost-effective ways.
Veeam’s new Scale-out Backup RepositoryTM addresses this challenge by lowering backup storage hardware spending and significantly simplifying backup storage management in the enterprise. With this new capability, enterprises will be able to:
- Dramatically simplify backup storage and backup job management
- through a single, software-defined backup repository encompassing multiple heterogeneous storage devices
- Reduce storage hardware spending by allowing existing backup storage investments to be fully leveraged, eliminating the problem of underutilized storage devices
- Improve backup performance, allowing for lower RPOs and reduced risk of data loss in daily operations
BitLookerTM is Veeam’s unique, patent-pending, advanced data-reduction technology designed to further reduce backup file size and replication bandwidth usage by 20% or more. It allows customers to remove useless chunks of data congesting their backup storage and network resources by providing the following three capabilities:
- Excluding deleted file blocks
- Excluding swap and hibernation files
- Excluding user-specified files and folders
Primary Storage Integrations
- Integration with EMC snapshots
- Backup from NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault
- On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots
- Direct NFS Access
Backup Storage Integrations
- HPE StoreOnce Catalyst
- Updated EMC Data Domain support
- Enhanced support for any deduplication appliance
Veeam’s standalone console provides every user convenience, exibility and ease-of-use by separating the Veeam Backup & Replication console from the backup server for installation on laptops and desktops, forever eliminating RDP sessions to a backup server. With v9, it’s even possible to run multiple consoles at once on the same workstation — each connected to a separate backup server — therefore enabling the management of multiple Veeam Backup & Replication installations at once.
Remote Office/Branch Office enhancements
The following new features have been added to help growing enterprises improve backup and recovery times in remote environments while reducing WAN bandwidth consumption by keeping backup and restore activities at remote sites.
- A guest interaction proxy
- Mount server option
- Global media pool
- GFS media pool
- Parallel processing
- Native SCSI commands
- Last backup file chain
- Waiting for tape email notification
- Block size adjustments
- Media set name variables
- LTO-7 Ready
- Explorer for Oracle
- Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory (Recovery of GPO, DNS records)
- Explorer for Microsoft Exchange 2016
- Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server (Table-Level, Database Object-Level recovery)
- Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint
Veeam Cloud Connect
Ensure Availability of your mission-critical applications without the cost and complexity of building and maintaining a disaster recovery (DR) site. Veeam Cloud Connect Replication provides fully integrated, fast and secure cloud-based DR through a service provider.
- Improved scalability
- Increased job concurrency
- vPower cache
- Built-in WAN Acceleration
- Local 16TB+ support
- vCloud Director 8 support
Installation & Config
So now lets look at the installation steps of the new product.
Download the latest version and start with the installation
Choose for “Backup & Replication.
Choose for Next to continue
Click on Next to continue
Accept the EULA and click on Next to continue
If you have a license file, you can upload it a this point. Click on Next to continue
Select the default options which a provided. Off course in some cases it will be different depending on you’re environment.
Click on Next to continue.
At this point a list of all default configuration settings are shown. It maybe a good idea to write those down, for future reference.
When the installation is ready, you can click on Finish to complete the installation.
Now we can start the console from the desktop. A shortcut is created during the installation
Click on Connect
First thing on our list is to create a Backup Repository.
Select the following menu option.
You can give the Repository a name that you can recognize. In my case this will be my Iomega NAS.
Next you can choose for a couple of options. Because i am connecting to my NAS, i am choosing the “Shared Folder” option
When connection is granted. You will see how much space is available, and at this point you can set the limits of concurrent tasks.
At the end a review screen is presented with all your previous settings
Creating a Backup Job
At this point you need to create a backup-job. First select the “Backup & Replication” option in the menu, and the click on “Backup Job”
You need to add a server. In my case this will be a Hyper-V which is the hypervisor I am currently using.
After doing this, you can click on the Backup-Job option a second time
Name the back-up job
Select the appropriate VM’s
Select the previously created repository. And keep other things default.
Create a schedule which is appropriate for your environment
At this point the back-up job should be scheduled.