What new in Veeam v12
Hardened Repository is now an important security for the backup chain. Cryptolocker try frequently to encrypt the backup file. A lot of new features is present in the Veeam v12.
Compatibility with Hardened Repository
Before the v12, you can use Hardened Repository for :
- Virtual machines : VMware vSphere & Cloud Director, Hyper-V, AHV, RHV
- Veeam Agent for Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris and MAC
- VeeamZip & Export backup
- Backup copy jobs
With the v12, you can use Hardened Repository for :
- SQL, Oracle & Postgres logs from application aware processing
- Enterprise Database Plug-ins (Oracle RMAN, SAP HANA, SAP on Oracle, SQL
- NAS backup
- Configuration backup
Credential and proxy
SSH and sudo credenial no longer need to be used. It’s very important and permit to have more secure system. You can use now a proxy on Hardened Repository. A new wizard is now implemented on the Veeam v12 to setup an Hardened Repository.
Configure Hardened Repository
From the Veeam v12 console, open Backup Infrastructure tab then select Backup Repositories. In the ribbon, click on Add Repository. XFS volume must be configured.
A new windows appear, select Direct attached storage
Select Hardened Repository option.
Enter the name of the repository then click on Next.
Click on Add new to add new server.
Enter the FQDN or IP address of the Linux server then click on Next.
Add new account. In Beta 3, the SSH connection is still required.
Click on Apply to install the Veeam components.
Setup is in progress.
Click on Next then on Finish. The server is now added. Click on Populate to select the path.
Select the xfs volume then click on Next.
Click on Populate and check Use fast cloning on XFS volumes option. Configure the number of the day which the backup file is immutable.
Configure Mount server windows then click on Next.
Click on Apply to begin repository configuration. The repository is added to the Veeam infrastructure.