Book review – Learning Veeam Backup and Replication for VMware vSphere


Learning Veeam Backup Replication for VMware vSphereVirtualization has revolutionized our datacenter in a variety of ways, even the backups have undergone this revolution. Veeam took up the challenge and won with its flagship product, Veeam® Backup & Replication. 

Christian Mohn is a VMware vExpert, an IT industry veteran, and a blogger with more than 16 years of real-world experience. Christian currently works as a virtualization architect for Norway’s largest IT company EVRY.

He is also one of the hosts of the vSoup Virtualization Podcast and is well known for his contributions to the virtualization community through his virtualization blog

Christian has written a new book Learning Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere. The book is published under Packt publishing but is available also through major online stores like Amazon and Goodreads | | O’reilly | Books.dzone |Reddit

As the author says, 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. This book it’s not intended to be a technical deep dive.

The book is easy to read, it develops into 5 main chapters and is accompanied by many example pics.


  1. Introduction to Veeam Backup & Replication v7 for VMware
  2. Configuring Backups
  3. Restoring data
  4. Replicating Virtual Machines
  5. Other Feature (Sure backup and Sure replica, Quick migration, U-Air, vCD support, Enterprise manager, 1-click restore)

The book follows a logical flow from the beginning to the end, introducing in the first chapter some concepts such as RPO and RTO. It explains the 3-2-1 rule and the different components that form the whole Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure.


Some topics in the Chapter 5, have been explained only in part. I’d like to see a few more words on Sure Backup for example, a technology that make  Veeam Backup and Replication really different from the competitors. But as already said before this is an introduction to Veeam® Backup & Replication v7 for VMware.