Veeam backup and Replication V12: Learn few innovations

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Veeam backuo and Replication V12: Learn few innovations

The release of Veeam Backup & Replication v12 is rapidly approaching. The forthcoming product version provides more choices for effective data backup and protects backups against cyber threats such as ransomware. As part of the beta program, we have already taken a deeper look at v12 and uncovered several intriguing new capabilities that veeam backup customers will be able to use in the future.

Increased security using multi-factor authentication (MFA): In the future, access to the Veeam Backup & Replication administration console may be guarded with MFA. Administrators must enter a confirmation code, which is issued by an app such as Google Authenticator, in addition to their login and password. An automated session logoff can also be configured to prevent unwanted access. As a result, after ten minutes of inactivity, users are automatically logged out.

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Easier integration of Linux hardened repositories: One of the key breakthroughs in veeam backup & Replication v11 was support for hardened Linux repositories. A Linux Hardened Repository is a Linux server that acts as an immutable backup target.

This makes it much easier to secure backup data from further tampering, such as ransomware. With the future product release, Linux hardened repositories will be much easier to add to a system. Moving backups across repositories: Finally, Veeam offers a very handy backup management functions with v12. Backup chains may now be transferred from one backup repository to another using the administration console’s graphical user interface. This is very helpful when replacing outdated repository hardware with newer ones. The quick cloning information is also not lost with the new approach.

This means that synthetic complete backups take up no more space on the destination repository than they did on the original site. It should be noted, however, that when data is moved to a hardened repository, it is not preserved in an immutable way.

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