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Book review: Learning Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere

April 28th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

A while back I saw the following tweet by Christian Mohn (@h0bbel).

The author describes the intended audience as follows.

This book is aimed at vSphere administrators looking for an introduction to Veeam® Backup & Replication v7 for VMware. If you are interested in learning how you can set up a basic infrastructure, this book is for you

He actually delivers on what he does promise. The book is a nice introduction on how to set up backup and replication jobs, walking you through each step starting from the installation.

The first chapter also gives a short introduction on common backup terms and one commonly used backup concept. This is then applied in the following chapters.

Some of the more advanced features do get their own chapter and are described from a functionality point of view even though with less detail than the actual backup, replication and restore features.

If you are completely new to Veeam Backup this book is an ideal overview to get you started quickly, if you are looking for extrem in depth technology knowledge and behind the curtains information you are not the target group of that book. It can easily be read in 1 evening as it is roughly above 100 pages.

On a final note I would love to see chapter 5 bumped up with as much details as the previous chapter for the advanced features as well in a future edition of this book.


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