in the test: Trilead VM Explorer 4.0

Trilead VM Explorer 4 has been released and I have been asked to do a product review. Since the new version 4.0 the product has Hyper-V support. Top Features Easy to install and use Simple pricing Multi hypervisor support Job Scheduler Full and Incremental Backups Replication Trilead VM Explorer comes in one file (size 14Mb). My installation took only a few seconds (the setup requires .NET 4.0 and was already installed in my case).  The default screen provides you with … [Read more...]

In the test: PHD Virtual Backup for VMware v5.4

I was asked to review the new release of PHD Virtual Backup for VMware. PHD Virtual is not a new company to me. I evaluated their backup solution back when it was called esXpress in the ESX3.x days. My Environment My lab environment consist of 2 HP XW9400 Workstations each equipped with both 2 AMD CPU’s and 16 GB of RAM. Both servers connect with 2x 1Gb Ethernet to my QNAP 4 SATA disks running shared iSCSI storage . Obviously things would perform a bit nicer in a production environment but … [Read more...]

Veeam released Backup & Replication v6.1

Today Veeam released the 6.1 version of their flagship product Backup & Replication. Download here New key Features of 6.1: There is a FREE Edition! – Capable of doing Full Backups of running VMs, restore whole VM/VM File/Guest File, compression, NO incrementals. VeeamZIP Version 6.1 includes a new capability for performing ad-hoc backups. In many ways, it functions like a zip utility for VMs. For this reason, it’s called VeeamZIP™. Instant VM Recovery for Hyper-V. New UI – … [Read more...]