For those of you who have been waiting for a “Best Practice” Guide for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, it has been released !
On the 5th of December, the Technical Deployment and Configuration Guide for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v2.0 has been released and is available as a whitepaper on the Veeam Website
Here is the link to the whitepaper:
I recently had to work through this document to prepare for sizings and deployment scenarios. It really helped me to achieve what i was looking for
The formulas for calculating the storage needs for the different types of objects within Veeam Backup for Office 365 is really worth reading. It may definitely help you with your sizing needs.
I especially want to point out, the section in this document regarding the protection of the Veeam Backup for Office 365 server. This is something which i experienced to be mostly forgotten when sizing such an infrastructure. Connecting an existing Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure to a newly installed Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 instance is a must. Whilst protecting the Veeam Backup for Office 365 servers with Veeam Backup & Replication, you will be able to fully implement 3-2-1 rule for protecting your Office 365 data.
Veeam therefore implemented a Microsoft VSS Writer for the Veeam Backup for Office 365 servers. In this way an application-consistent backup of those components is fully possible even while backup and restore jobs are running.
I’m planning to go something deeper about the sizing of a Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 infrastructure in future blog posts.
Thanks for reading and have a nice day !