Maximizing Data Integrity with Veeam SureBackup

What is SureBackup?

Veeam SureBackup is a powerful and indispensable feature within Veeam Backup & Replication, designed to ensure the recoverability of your critical data. It automates the process of testing and verifying your backups, guaranteeing data integrity by simulating the restore of not only virtual machines but also the applications and services within them. With SureBackup, you can proactively identify and address any issues, reduce downtime, meet compliance requirements, and have the confidence that your data is ready for recovery when needed, making it an essential component of a comprehensive data protection strategy.

Why Do You Need Veeam SureBackup? (Three Reasons)

**Data Integrity Assurance**

**Compliance and Security**

**Reduced Downtime**

"Do our backups actually work?" "OK, what happens if...?"

Getting Started with Veeam SureBackup

Now that you understand the importance of Veeam SureBackup, let's explore how to get started with this indispensable feature.


Virtual Lab Networking (Basic and Advanced)

The virtual lab is an isolated virtual environment in which Veeam Backup & Replication verifies VMs. In the virtual lab, Veeam Backup & Replication starts VMs from the application group and the verified VM. The virtual lab is used not only for the SureBackup verification procedure, but also for U-AIR, On-Demand Sandbox and staged restore.

Add Backups, Replicas, or Snapshots

You can add machines from backups, storage snapshots and VM replicas to the same application groups.

Configuring the SureBackup Job

Most Important Elements of SureBackup

**Recovery Verification**

**On-Demand Testing**


Predefined SureBackup Tests

Veeam Backup & Replication can verify VMs with the following predefined tests...

SureBackup and Ransomware

SureBackup and ransomware detection are crucial components of Veeam's comprehensive data protection and security strategy. SureBackup is a feature that ensures the recoverability of your backup data by automatically verifying the integrity of backups and running them in an isolated virtual environment. It plays a vital role in safeguarding against ransomware attacks, as it detects anomalies in your backups, such as unexpected changes in data or configurations. When these anomalies are identified, SureBackup alerts administrators, helping to identify potential ransomware threats early and prevent their spread. This proactive approach to ransomware detection not only safeguards your data but also minimizes downtime and data loss, ensuring business continuity and data resilience in the face of evolving cyber threats.


Veeam SureBackup is a vital component of a robust data protection strategy. It ensures the integrity of your data, aids in compliance, and minimizes downtime by validating your backups. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can harness the full potential of SureBackup and have confidence in the recoverability of your critical data. Don't leave your data recovery to chance; implement Veeam SureBackup and safeguard your business's most valuable asset: its data.