Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v9 has introduced many new and exciting features. While some of them can be easily enabled in an existing environment, others require additional planning, as they introduce important changes and different behaviors.
Technologies such as BitLooker™, Per-VM Backup chains and Scale-out Backup Repositories can dramatically improve the backup performance of any environment, but proper planning is needed before introducing it into an existing environment.
This paper describes a real environment where Veeam Backup & Replication v8 is already installed. I will upgrade the software to v9, and then offer step by step introduction and configuration instructions for these three technologies.