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...]