In the earlier Veeam tutorial, we discussed how to create Backup in Veeam Backup and Replication. As you know, one of the most important tasks of Backup Administrators is to ensure that the backup is properly executed. Suppose you are working in an organization and have been running a regular VM with the best software on the Backup market for about three years. After three years of disaster or crisis, you'll find that Backup files do not work properly.
In this situation, you have backed up on a regular basis and may have cost a lot to back up your backup files. But in practice, these files are now useless for you.
In the past, to prevent this problem Backups were checked in Random. They once rebuilt them with a great deal of time and money, which would ensure their accuracy. But in the Veeam Backup and Replication software, there is a mechanism that does this automatically.
SureBackup is one of Veeam's technology, which has been created to ensure the correct operation of backups made from VMs. With this technology, you can make sure that backups are recoverable. In this method, the VM file is automatically bootable in an isolated environment. In this way, the accuracy of the correct function is checked.
The SureBackup feature is available in Enterprise and Enterprise versions of Veeam Backup & Replication. If you use the standard version of the organization, you should use an automated method to test the correct functioning of the backup during a crisis. In fact, in this case you have to be sure of the correct operation of Backup through Instant VM Recovery.
How does SureBackup work?
Initially, Veeam Backup and Replication examines virtual machines in the so-called Publish Application Group and verifies their functionality in a virtual lab as an isolated environment.
These VMs run in the virtual lab environment directly from the Backup Repository. To do this, you need to use the technology called Veeam vPower NFS Service.
Veeam Backup and Replication performs three important tests in the lab environment on VM file backup. These tests include Heartbeat Test, Ping Test and Application Test.
If SureBackup is configured to validate backup files, then Veeam Backup and Replication will also run a CRC Check on the files. This process is referred to as Backup File Validation in the Wim documents. Backup File Validation is always the last step in the testing of the correctness of the Backup function. When the Recovery Verification Process or Recovery Verification process is completed, VMs are unpublished from the Virtual Lab, and a report is generated from the tests and their results. Depending on the configuration made at the time of configuration, this report can be sent automatically to Backup Administrators.
As stated above, vPower NFS Service technology is used to run direct virtual machines from the Backup Repository. Also discussed in previous articles on how to create Backup Jobs. But in order to know the difference between different Restore modes in Veeam software, you first need to know how to operate vPower NFS Service and SureBackup. This tutorial provides a brief explanation of SureBackup.
In the coming days, we will explain the vPower NFS Service and then how the Recvovery of virtual machines along with the image. So do not forget to follow a single tick on social networks.
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