This section describes a set of exercises that you can perform to get familiar with the product functionality. Each exercise covers one of the most typical data protection or disaster recovery tasks and allows you to evaluate primary features of Veeam Backup & Replication.
To evaluate the key possibilities of Veeam Backup & Replication, perform the following exercises.
Configure a backup job.
Run the backup job to create a full image-level backup.
Run the backup job again to create an incremental backup.
Back up a virtualized Microsoft SQL Server and restore a database to a specific transaction.
Restore a full VM from the image-level backup.
Restore specific guest OS files from the created image-level backup.
Restore a VM drive from the image-level backup, and attach it to another VM.
Restore a VM configuration file (VMX) from the image-level backup.
Create a copy of a backup file and store it on the secondary backup repository.
Configure a replication job.
Run the replication job to create a VM replica on the target host.
Run the replication job once again to create a restore point for a VM replica.
Fail over to the VM replica from the original VM.
Fail back to the original VM from the VM replica.
* The actual time required to perform this exercise depends on your test lab configuration, the hardware and software being used and the size of processed VMs.