Veeam

Last Updated on August 20, 2021

Veeam backup & replication license provides an award-winning platform for backup, recovery, and replication of virtualised applications and data. Servers Australia has chosen to use the #1 VM business continuity solution for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments.

What is Veeam?

Veeam is an application that handles server backup and replication tasks. Veeam provides file level backups (recovers a document if it gets deleted), or full image level backups (copy of your entire PC, and if you get crypto locked you can restore) on your server to ensure business continuity. Veeam can replicate virtual machines (VMs) from one host to another (useful for when you two ESXi servers, and you want to copy on the second server or to another server to another host) to allow for redundancy. Veeam works with virtual and dedicated servers and supports Windows or Linux environments.

Primary Features of Veeam

Application-aware backups (only for Windows environments)

Veeam can see that running and will ensure backups are done correctly, it is important because databases change so frequently.

Compression

Data compression decreases the size of created backups but this can affect the duration of the backup procedure.

De-duplication

With data deduplication enabled, Veeam backup & replication does not store to the resulting backup file. If a customer has Windows VMs assigned to the server, the Windows System Files only need to be backed up once.

Backup and Replica Verification (only offered to customers on their own dedicated Veeam backup server)

People want to know their backups & replicas are working, Veeam calls this feature “SureBackup” and “SureReplica”. With this option, you would back up a single VM, which then restores the backups of that VM to another and creates a private network between the two isolated environments. It tests that all VMs are backed up correctly and when the recovery process is over, the report is sent to the backup administrator by email.

Instant VM Recovery

Veeam allows you to immediately restore a VM into your production environment by running it directly from the backup file. When instant VM Recovery is performed, Veeam backup and replication uses the Veeam vPower technology to mount a VM image to an ESXi host directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file.

VM Failover

Veeam allows the VM to failover from one site to another disaster recovery (DR) site. When initiating a failover, Veeam will shut down the primary VM and instantly boot the replica, resulting in minimum downtime. This feature can also be used to migrate VMs from one host to another.