Veeam Backup and Replication V10 – VM And NAS File Backups

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Veeam Backup and Replication V10 was recently released and I was keen to get this deployed in the lab and check out some of the new features this awesome product has to offer.

As a Cloud Service Provider, we heavily rely on Veeam to backup petabytes of data and we already have plans to role version 10 into production in the next 1-2 weeks.

Veeam Backup and Replication V10

In today’s demo, we take a look at what features have been introduced when backing up a VMware vSphere environment. In addition, we also setup the brand new NAS File Share backups.

To test the NAS File Share backups I have deployed a NetApp Ontap 9.7P1 Simulator, configured for CIFS and serving out 1 file share with Veeam and NetApp documentation PDF’s.

Veeam Lab Setup

For this lab, I have set up the following (this is explained in more detail within the video below):

  1. Windows 2016 Server running Veeam Backup And Replication V10
  2. Veeam Scale-Out Backup Repository (Containing 2 extent luns)
  3. VMware vSphere 6.7 with 2 Windows VM’s
  4. NetApp Ontap 9.7P1 Simulator as my SMB File Share
  5. Minio S3 Object Storage running on CentOS

Veeam Backup and Replication V10

Veeam Lab Objective

The objective of this lab is to perform a VM backup of the 2 virtual machines within my vSphere 6.7 environment and to take a look at some of the new features introduced with Veeam Version 10.

This includes creating a new Scale-Out backup repository and configuring it to copy backups to object storage (Capacity Tier).

During the VM Backup job creation, I display a screenshot on the left of Veeam v9.5 and a screenshot on the right of Veeam v10 so you can see the differences between the 2 versions.

The next objective is to test the new NAS file-level backup feature in Veeam Version 10. I add the CIFS share to the Veeam console and then create a file share backup job with encryption. Besides a standard backup to the Scale-Out Backup Repository, I also enable Archiving of files to object storage.

Veeam Backup and Replication V10 – VM and NAS File-Share Backups

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