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How-To Videos

The Veeam® How-To Video Series is designed to help users better understand Veeam products and how to use them most effectively when it comes to achieving comprehensive data protection for ALL workloads  virtual, physical and/or cloud-based.  

Want to know how to launch a specific Veeam function? How to make a certain type of restore? Or how to modify some settings? These 5 to 15-minute videos will give you a brief but technical deep dive into these and many other topics, as the videos are based on users’ most frequent and actual needs.

Topics range from Veeam Backup & Replication™ to solutions for protecting your Microsoft Office 365 data to cloud integrations to monitoring and reporting capabilities and much more.

  • Core Backup
  • Advanced Backup
  • Veeam ONE
  • DataLabs
What Backup type do you need?

Before you implement your backup plan, it's important to determine which level of backup you want to achieve: image-level, volume-level or file-level. Veeam provides solutions for all these levels of backup with its products: Veeam Backup & Replication for image-level backup, and Veeam Agents for Windows, Linux, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris for volume-level or file-level backup.

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How to perform Instant VM Recovery

The ability to recover data quickly is one of the most critical areas of a successful data protection plan and for business continuity. Veeam has a built-in functionality — Instant VM Recovery® — which helps to quickly recover data from a backup file within minutes.

In this quick demo, you can learn how to adjust and perform Instant VM Recovery with Veeam.

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How to perform Full VM recovery

One of the most critical areas when it comes to successful backup implementation is the ability to recover data in a timely manner. Veeam provides their clients with the capability to perform a successful and quick Full VM recovery in a simple manner.

In this video, you will learn how to initiate a full VM restore, what options you have available for full VM restores and much more.

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What is Data Replication?

Veeam has a built-in replication function, which does much more than just replicating backup data to another storage target. In fact, Veeam replication functionality takes a source workload and generates a fully functioning copy at a remote location.

In this video you will take a deep-dive into how Veeam exactly does replication and much more.

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All you need to know about Transport Modes

There is a misconception that says that transport mode is somehow synonymous with the storage integration functionality. This is not true. In fact, transport mode deals with how Veeam does the reading and writing of data during backup and replication and other job types. Watch this video to explore pros and cons of different transport modes, how transport mode differs from storage integration and more.

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Deduplication, Compression & Encryption — What's the difference?

When you plan your backup implementation, one of the questions that will come up is how much space do you need? Veeam has two built-in capabilities that help make the data stream more efficient in the form of compression and deduplication.

Watch this demo video to explore where to modify compression and deduplication settings, how to enable encryption and more.
 

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What is quick backup? 

One of the most common questions from users is “what is quick backup?” What’s the difference between a traditional backup job and a replication job? Quick backup allows you to create an on-demand restore point on one or multiple virtual machines without the need to go in there, modify the job or create a new job.
Watch this demo video to learn how to do a quick backup job and to what the conditions are for realizing a quick backup.

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How to perform Instant file-level recovery 

Instant file-level recovery is a great feature of Veeam Backup & Replication. It allows you to perform restores of files or folders from both VMware, Hyper-V or multiple guest OSs, without having to stage the backup itself.
In this demo, you can learn how to adjust and perform Instant file-level Recovery with Veeam.

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Why shall you use Native Tape support?  

LTO tapes are still alive and here to stay for some time in the future. Native tape support for Veeam Availability Suite allows you to better deal with tapes and the functions that you may have for them going forward. Watch this demo to learn about 3 greatest functions of native tape support and how to:

  • Create a media vault
  • Set up GFS media pools
  • Set up parallel processing

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Modernize your Data Center with Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV

Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV is an easy to use prism-like interface that gives you a possibility to look at snapshot jobs, do restores and recoveries, see job errors and more. Watch this video, which will walk you through the menu and interface, and get acquainted with all the functions and features of it.

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What is VeeamZIP and when can you leverage it? 

VeeamZIP is a utility that is used to create full VM backups without any complexity or the need to pause a virtual machine. Today it’s a part of Veeam Community Edition, Standard Enterprise edition and Enterprise Plus edition.
Watch this video to understand the scenarios of where VeeamZIP can be used and to take a deep dive into the software to see how it works.

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How to perform virtual disk and VM file restore 

Veeam provides various ways that enable users to restore data. They can essentially be classified in the three key levels: Image-level, Application item-level and File-level. But what if you don’t need to restore the entire VM and all the disks? What if you only need to restore a single drive within the VM like a data disk, like drive D? Fortunately for you, Veeam offers these granular choices.
Watch this video to know how you can leverage the V-disk restore and the supporting VM-file recovery too.

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What is Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and how can it help you?

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is an optional but critical management and reporting component for Veeam Backup & Replication. It allows you to manage multiple Veeam Backup & Replication installations from a single web console, optimize performance and maintain a view of your entire virtual environment.

Watch this demo video to learn more about how Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager works and how it can help you:

  • Perform recovery operations for VMs and physical machines
  • View on-going reporting data
  • Search for machines and guest files in backups and replicas
  • Implement data encryption and decryption processes

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Backup and restore of virtual machines with Veeam Availability for VMware

Veeam Availability for VMware is a solution that allows the backup and restore of VMware virtual machines from the Veeam Backup & Replication user interface. Some of the most important features of Veeam Availability for VMware include: application-aware image-based backup, end-to-end encryption and native tape support.

Watch this demo video and learn more about:

  • How to connect to the VMware environment
  • How to create a VMware backup
  • Proxy configuration based on their transport modes 

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Backup and restore of virtual machines with Veeam Availability for Hyper-V

Veeam Availability for Hyper-V is a solution that allows the backup and restore of Hyper-V virtual machines from the Veeam Backup & Replication user interface. Some of the most important features of Veeam Availability for Hyper-V include: application-aware image-based backup, end-to-end encryption and native tape support.

Watch this demo video and learn more about:

  • How to create a Hyper-V backup
  • The configuration of on-host and off-host proxies

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How will WAN Acceleration help your network? 

WAN Acceleration is a technology that is built within Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus edition. It enables you to optimize the data transfer going from the source side to the target side. Watch this video to know how to set up and configure WAN Acceleration and to learn the potential benefits from using it.

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Tips and tricks on using Veeam Self-Service portal

The Veeam Self-Service portal is a tool that allows vSphere users to manage their delegated VMs protection, including VM restore and far restore. These operations do not require access to the Veeam backup management console. For backup and restore operations, users can access the self-service web portal.
Watch this video to learn how to launch the self-service portal, how to navigate within it and how to manage it.

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Insights on adjusting Veeam Scale-Out Backup Repository

Veeam Scale-Out Backup Repository is a layer between the backup job and your repositories. It allows you to use multiple storage locations and view them as a single repository in the interface, which helps to reduce the complexity of job management. Watch this demo video to reveal the insights on how to adjust Veeam Scale-Out Backup Repository.

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Top reasons for using storage latency control

Veeam Backup & Replication has a built-in safety net called storage latency control, which is also known as storage IO control. It monitors the latency at the data-store level. Watch this video to know where to configure it, what options are available and why it’s so beneficial to enable it in all of your deployments.

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How to configure Backup from Storage Snapshots

Backup from Storage Snapshots is a feature managed in the Veeam Backup & Replication interface, that allows you to speed up backup and replication for VMware vSphere VMs whose disks are hosted on integrated storage systems.

Watch this demo video to learn more about:

  • How the Backup from Storage Snapshots works
  • Why you should use this feature
  • What is the basic configuration in a backup job

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How to backup from Nimble Replicated Copies

In Veeam Backup & Replication you can leverage replicated backup data and reduce the impact on the production storage backup operations. During backup, operations on VM data reading are performed on the side of the secondary storage array, and the primary storage array is not affected.

Combined with Veeam Explorer™ for Storage Snapshots you can simplify and accelerate the Nimble restore procedure while eliminating the need to perform manual snapshot mounts.

Watch this demo video to learn more about how to do a backup from replicated copies and move them to secondary storage.

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Delegate permissions and user roles using Recovery Delegation

Recovery Delegation implements security by limiting access to web management website features and data, based on user roles. This option empowers administrators to delegate permissions on an as-needed basis, via the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

Watch this demo video to learn more about:

  • How to delegate permissions to recover files
  • What are the benefits of using this feature?

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Backup for NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault

If you have the primary storage array, associated with a secondary storage array in Veeam Backup & Replication, it's possible to use the secondary storage array as a data source for backups.

Using backup from snapshots on secondary storage arrays, impact on the production storage is greatly reduced. During backup, VM data reading is performed on the side of the secondary storage array, not affecting the primary storage array.

This technology supports several storage array manufacturers including NetApp.

Watch this demo video to learn more about integration with NetApp and the SnapMirror/SnapVault production environment.

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Monitor your data and analyze performance with Veeam ONE Monitor

Veeam ONE Monitor is the first of the integrated Veeam ONE solution. Being the primary tool for monitoring Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam ONE Monitor provides complete visibility of the virtual and backup infrastructure.

Watch this demo video to discover how can you set it up and what type of information this tool can provide.

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Monitor infrastructure with Veeam ONE Business View

Veeam ONE Business View is the second part of the integrated Veeam ONE solution that allows you to monitor infrastructure from the business perspective. The Business View component can present your virtual infrastructure based on your organization’s needs and priorities, using categorization capabilities.

Watch this demo video to discover what type of information and categorization options the tool provides.

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Documenting and reporting with Veeam ONE Reporter

Veeam ONE Reporter — the third part of the Veeam ONE solution — is designed for documenting and reporting on the virtual environment and the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. Veeam ONE Reporter provides detailed reports and dashboards for documentation, analysis, planning and optimization of resource utilization.

Watch this demo video to discover exactly what type of information you can extract from this tool.

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Veeam DataLabs - Architecture Overview

Veeam® DataLabs™ is one of the most groundbreaking technologies that Veeam has innovated in recent years and it consists of seven pieces that enable useful features for Veeam users.

In this video, we are going to explain the core features that make up the Virtual Lab and review the components involved. Also, you will be able to understand what the infrastructure will look like once the technology is deployed as well as what will happen to your data when you start the Virtual Lab.

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What is the Virtual Lab and how is it configured?

The Virtual Lab is the overarching capability inside the Veeam DataLabs, one of most innovative functionalities of the Veeam Availability Platform™.

The Virtual Lab is the base building block to enable all the capability that the Veeam DataLabs provides. For example, an isolated virtual environment within your production infrastructure that does not require that you make provisions for extra resources.

Watch this demo video to learn more about:

  • What is the Virtual Lab?
  • How you configure the Virtual Lab inside the Veeam product
  • Why this is the fundamental piece to get everything started with DataLabs

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What is the Application Group and why do you need it?

One of the foundational pieces of the Veeam DataLabs is the Application Group, which deals with dependencies and priority where VMs start inside the Virtual Lab and activate the On-Demand Sandbox functionality.

Watch this demo video to learn more about:

  • Where you configure the Application Group
  • What are the settings involved?

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SureBackup configuration guide

SureBackup® is one of the capabilities of Veeam DataLabs, a technology that lets you test VM backups and check if you can recover data from them.

During a SureBackup job, the system scans the backed-up data for malware, boots the VM from the backup in the isolated environment, runs tests and creates a report on recovery verification results.

Watch this demo video to learn more about:

  • What is SureBackup and what can this technology do for you
  • How do you configure SureBackup?

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SureReplica configuration guide

SureReplica is a technology similar to the SureBackup recovery verification that lets you validate your DR environment without impacting the production infrastructure. Using SureReplica, you can automatically verify every created restore point of every VM replica and ensure that they are functioning as expected.

Watch this demo video to learn more about:

  • What is SureReplica and what can this technology do for you
  • How do you configure SureReplica?

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Secure data recovery with Secure Restore

One of the capabilities introduced by Veeam that leverages the DataLab technology is Secure Restore.

Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore is the perfect solution for secure data recovery by providing users with an optional, fully integrated anti-virus scan step as part of any chosen recovery process. This feature addresses the problems associated with managing malicious malware by providing the ability to assure that any of your copied data that you want or need to recover into production is going to be in a good state and malware free.

Watch this demo video to learn more about:

  • What is Secure Restore and how it can help you
  • Where and how to leverage this feature

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What is Staged Restore and how you can use it?

Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore is a powerful feature designed to help manage compliance and ensure that sensitive data is removed from backups before the data has a chance to make it back to a live environment. Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore can also be used for other helpful use cases outside of compliance.

Watch this demo video to learn more about what use cases Veeam DataLabs Staged Restore solves.

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What is On-Demand SandBox and how you can use it?

On-Demand SandBox™ is another use case of our Veeam Virtual Lab, an isolated virtual environment where you can start one or more VMs from backups, VM replicas or VMs from storage snapshots. On-Demand Sandbox can be used to perform tasks like troubleshooting problems with VMs, testing software patches and upgrades or installing new software.

Watch this demo video to learn more about:

  • How you leverage this feature
  • How to setup the necessary jobs to activate this feature

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Set up the On-Demand SandBox from Storage Snapshots

On-Demand SandBox is another use case of our Veeam Virtual Lab, an isolated virtual environment where you can start one or more VMs from backups, VM replicas or VMs from storage snapshots. In the On-Demand Sandbox, you can start VMs from snapshots existing on the production storage array.

Watch this demo video to learn more about:

  • How you can use the On-Demand Sandbox form Storage Snapshots
  • How to setup the necessary jobs to active this feature as well as requirements for usage