Veeam Backup & Replication breaks down the work of backing up VMs into jobs. To determine the best setup and schedule for jobs in your Veeam Backup & Replication deployment, it is important to know about your environment, understand various job options and their effect on performance, scalability, as well as the storage and network infrastructure.
Each job can contain multiple vCenter objects which need to be backed up. They can be as granular as individual VMs, or as generic as an entire datastore or even the entire datacenter. Jobs also define the number of retention points for the objects within that job, and, while they can be run manually, are typically assigned to a schedule. When determining the best grouping of objects, job modes, and schedules for your jobs, you must consider a multitude of factors, such as:
•Number of VMs to be protected
•Preferred object grouping (by OS, by application, and so on)
•Amount of data to protected
•Amount of changed data per VM
•Frequency of protection (RPO)
•Number of restore points
•Archive requirements (Tape/Offsite)
•Performance impact on environment (backup/replication window)
•Veeam host resources available
•Target storage capacity, performance and capabilities (hardware compression/deduplication)
•Available bandwidth (for offsite backup or replication)
Now we will discuss related Veeam Backup & Replication options, to help you make a well-grounded decision on deployment and configuration.