About Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam® Backup & Replication™ is a data protection and disaster recovery solution developed for virtual, physical and cloud environments.

This document contains a high-level overview of Veeam Backup & Replication, its architecture, features, and instructions on data protection and recovery operations.

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The Mission of Veeam Backup & Replication

The main goal of Veeam Backup & Replication is to be a comprehensive solution that covers main aspects of disaster recovery procedures.

Veeam Backup & Replication handles the following tasks:

Main Features

Main features of Veeam Backup & Replication include:

  • Backup: creating image-level backups of virtual, physical, cloud machines and backups of NAS share files.
  • Restore: various restore options for different disaster recovery scenarios.
  • Replication: creating an exact copy of a VM and maintaining the copy in sync with the original VM.
  • Backup Copy: copying backup files to a secondary repository.
  • Storage Systems Support: backing up and restoring VMs using capabilities of native snapshots created on production storage systems that host VM disks.
  • Tape Devices Support: integration with tape devices for storing copies of backups.
  • Recovery Verification: testing VM backups and replicas before recovery.

Protected Objects

With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can back up and restore the following objects:

  • Cloud VMs:
  • Physical machines:
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux
  • Oracle Solaris
  • IBM AIX

Physical machines are backed up using agents installed on each computer. Veeam Backup & Replication functions as a centralized console for deploying and managing agents of all supported OSes. For details, see the Veeam Agent Management Guide.

Protected Applications

Native functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to create application-consistent backups for:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle Database
  • Active Directory
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft SharePoint

Apart from application-consistent backup functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication, you can install the following additional tools:

Management and Reporting

Apart from its native capabilities, Veeam Backup & Replication integrates with a set of solutions that provide high-level reporting and management capabilities for enterprise environments:

  • Veeam ONE: a solution that enables real-time monitoring, business documentation and management reporting for Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager: a management and reporting component that allows you to manage multiple Veeam Backup & Replication installations from a single web console.
  • Management Pack for Veeam Backup & Replication: a component that integrates Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, services and jobs into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager.
  • Veeam Availability Orchestrator: a solution that orchestrates disaster recovery processes in VMware vSphere environments, supports one-click recovery for critical applications and sites, and provides features for documentation and testing.

Service Providers

If you are a service provider, you can use Veeam Service Provider Console to deliver Veeam-powered Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) services to your customers.

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