Extra backup protection for Veeam with Synology snapshots

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In some of my previous blog posts, I have been exploring the functionality and capabilities of a Synology NAS which so far has been storage configuration and testing as well as Synology native Office 365 backup. I also wrote about data protection strategies to pose the question, what is enough in terms of data protection? Recently I have been reading about the enhanced 3-2-1 backup rule which was 3 copies of your data, 2 different media types, 1 offsite. This has been expanded to the 3-2-1-1-0 rule to further enhance your data protection posture. The extra 1 and 0 are 1 copy that is air-gapped, immutable or offline and the 0 is for zero recovery errors. A backup is only as good as its ability to be recovered from, right?

With that in mind, I thought I would explore the Synology storage snapshot feature to try and satisfy the air-gapped, offline criteria. Now arguably this is not an offline copy of the data, however, it is not accessible from the Veeam management console which is where a compromised account could delete backup sets from. It could just be the get out of jail free card you need to recover

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