Welcome to the Best Practices guide for Veeam Backup & Replication.

About This Guide

This guide is developed by Veeam architects, and its content is also validated by support, developers and QA departments to ensure highest possible quality. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out the authors directly, or via your local Veeam Software representative.

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Intended Audience

This guide is intended for backup administrators or consultants managing Veeam Backup & Replication on a daily basis.

Most sections of this guide assume you already have hands on experience with Backup & Replication, and will serve as an “advanced user guide”, meaning that more basic usage information, system requirements and the like must be found in User Guide in Veeam Helpcenter.

Service providers delivering BaaS and DRaaS with Veeam Cloud Connect should refer to the corresponding Veeam Cloud Connect Book or Veeam Cloud Connect Reference Architecture.


Current maintainers:

  • Ali Salman
  • Andrea Borella (@AndreBore)
  • Bram De Laat
  • Edwin Weijdema (@viperian)
  • Luca Dell’Oca (@dellock6)
  • Matthias Mehrtens
  • Pascal di Marco
  • Paul Szelesi (@PSzelesi)
  • Phillip Moore
  • Stanislav Simakov
  • Stefan Zimmermann

Old contributors: