As we roll into 2014, Veeam have compiled a great list of free educational resources by world-renown authors who are some of the most respected virtualization experts in the industry. Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 By Brien Posey, with additional chapters from Pete Zerger and Chris Henley (white paper, 391 pages) The … Read more TOP Free Educational Resources by Virtualization Experts
A couple of days ago my blog sponsor Veeam released Veeam Backup & Replication 7. Veeam Backup and Replication v7’s most significant updates are its built-in WAN Acceleration and Storage Snapshots with HP. The built-in WAN Acceleration was designed specifically by Veeam for Veeam backups and copies data to offsite locations up to 50x faster … Read more Veeam Backup & Replication v7 Now Available
Today Veeam announced 2 more features in flagship Backup & Replication v7.0. The new version now contains 9 new awesome features: Enhanced Backup & Recovery for vCloud Director Using the vCD API, Veeam will display the vCD infrastructure directly in Veeam Backup & Replication™, backup all vApp metadata and attributes, restore vApps and VMs directly … Read more Veeam Backup & Replication v7– 2 new features
Using the vCD API Veeam will display the vCD infrastructure directly in Veeam Backup & Replication, backup all vApp metadata and attributes, restore vApps and VMs directly to vCD, and support restore of fast-provisioned VM. The expanded support for vCD is part of Veeam Backup & Replication v7 which is expected to be available in … Read more Veeam announced Backup and Recovery for vCloud Director in v7
Today Veeam released Backup & Replication Cloud Edition. Cloud Edition is all about the Cloud Storage API’s, You can automatically sync local backup to the Cloud on a schedules basis. All Backups to the Cloud are Compressed, deduplicated and encrypted. Key Features No need to learn cloud storage API’s. Just pass the credentials to Cloud … Read more Veeam released Backup & Replication Cloud Edition
What’s New in 6.5? E-discovery and item recovery for Exchange Version 6.5 introduces Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange, which provides instant visibility into backups of Exchange Server 2010 virtual machines (VMs). Browse, search and selectively restore items (emails, notes, contacts, etc.) directly from Veeam backups, replicas, and HP StoreVirtual VSA and LeftHand snapshots. Restore from … Read more Veeam Backup & Replication v6.5 is now available
Last Wednesday I joined the Tech Field Day Roundtable. Joining us on the panel is Doug Hazelman of Veeam. We had some good discussions about their Backup & Replication features on the coming version 6.5 release. Doug announced they will release Veeam Backup & Replication version 6.5 around Oct/Nov this Year.
Brand new feature to allow you to backup you Veeam configuration to a file.
6.5 will support VMware vSphere 5.1 and WS2012 Hyper-V
Veeam Explorer for HP Lefthand and HP VSA snapshots.
Allowing to have instant VM Recovery, Recover Windows, Linux and Exchange Files. More information about this feature here and here. This feature is included in the v6.5 free edition.
Veeam Explorer for Exchange. Restore Exchange items directly from the Veeam database. No agents needed, no restore of mailbox store. This feature will also be included in v6.5 free edition.
Today Veeam released the 6.1 version of their flagship product Backup & Replication.
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.
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 – Modern look, larger scale options within interface.
Additional enhancements (engine, logic, etc.) see below
Veeam Backup Free Edition
Version 6.1 introduces a new free mode called Veeam Backup Free Edition, provides a subset of the functionality in the full (paid) editions of Veeam Backup & Replication, including VM and file recovery. So if you ever need to perform a restore but don’t have access to a Veeam backup server, you can simply download and install Veeam Backup Free Edition. You don’t need a license key, and you can recover VMs, VM files and guest files. Veeam Backup Free Edition also includes file management capabilities. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as “the New FastSCP™.”
Single VM Backup – Hot Backup of single VMs, no incremental possibilities. Useful for archiving purposes, transfers, DR.
File Level Restore – Possibility of restore individual Files from guest OS. Individual files which are present in file server VM for example.
Full VM Restore – If you need to quickly restore a VM without having access to the Veeam Backup server, just install Veeam Free version and you can do it. No need for a license. You do still need vCenter/ESXi credentials in order to restore a VM.
VM Copy – It’s possible to copy VMs from one server to another.
Version 6.1 extends Veeam’s patent-pending vPower® technology—as well as Instant VM Recovery—to Hyper-V. vPower runs a VM directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file on regular backup storage. You can run a VM from any restore point (full or incremental), without changing the backup. vPower enables Instant VM Recovery, which lets you restart a failed VM from a regular backup in as little as 2 minutes.
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.
You can VeeamZIP a VM without pausing or powering it off.
VeeamZIP compresses and deduplicates the data to minimize file size.
VMs are fully encapsulated, and all configuration settings are correctly restored.
Thin provisioned disks are maintained as thin throughout the backup and restore process.