April 28, 2015

Veeam Availability Suite Update 2: vSphere 6 Support, Endpoint and More!

Posted by Rick Vanover

Today is a key milestone for Veeam Availability Suite v8 (a combination of Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE) as Update 2 is now generally available. Both products have been updated, and in this blog I’ll showcase what you need to know about the most important features: FULL vSphere 6 Support, Veeam ONE updates and Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE Support.

Veeam FULLY supports vSphere 6!

When I last wrote how vSphere 6 Support is coming soon, we wanted to proactively communicate that support was coming. Since then, our QC has been busy performing our standard extended stress testing of the release candidate builds against vSphere 6 RTM code – and today we are finally making the Update 2 generally available.

As always, we did not settle for basic compatibility and are providing FULL support of vSphere 6 with the following features and enhancements, most not currently available from any other vendor

April 14, 2015

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is here!

Posted by Mike Resseler

A couple of months ago, we announced a new solution called Veeam® Endpoint Backup FREE™. In December, we released the beta version of this software to the world. The interest in this beta software was overwhelming and we had a huge amount of testers, with more than 22,000 registered users and almost 20,000 downloads of our beta.

Today, we are proud to announce the GA (general availability) of Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE!

The solution

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is a standalone solution that helps you protect Windows endpoints. It is a data-protection and disaster-recovery solution for physical machines (endpoints). Protecting an entire endpoint, protecting specific volumes or individual folders are all possibilities with Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. As always, though, while ...

May 13, 2015

Getting started with Veeam Endpoint Backup Free

Posted by Mike Resseler

In the previous post we ran quickly through the requirements and architecture of Veeam Endpoint Backup. Now we are going to look on how to start with the product.

I’m not going to run over the installation, which is very easy to do, however, during the installation you need to make a few decisions.

After the installation, the wizard will ask you if you want to configure your backup with the default settings. In order to do so, you need to have a USB drive that is at least half of the selected source (entire PC) in size. For many users, the default settings will be perfect and they can proceed with doing so.

The default options are:

Backup scope: entire computerTarget Destination: ...

May 12, 2015

New poster! Veeam Backup & Replication v8 for Hyper-V: Features overview

Posted by Andrew Zhelezko

We released our first technical poster — Veeam Backup & Replication v7 for Hyper-V: Overview — almost a year ago. It is now time to upgrade that poster with v8 features and enhancements for Hyper-V environments.

This new poster is more than just a slight update. It’s completely different material, even though you may see a few similarities at first glance.

A good way to explain this poster is by comparing it to Earth cycles, which has many natural cycles such as water, rock, carbon and more. Just like Earth cycles, there are also many artificial cycles created by people. Data cycles, in particular, are very special to those of us in the IT world.

You process your company’s data with servers. Your ...

May 11, 2015

Veeam Backup Free Edition: Now with PowerShell!

Posted by Rick Vanover

This is a guest post by Vladimir Eremin, a product manager at Veeam. Vladimir is very active on the Veeam Forums, Twitter and in Spiceworks. One of Vladimir’s skills is PowerShell and he walks through this process here in this guest blog post. If you have any question on the PowerShell parts mentioned in this post; use the Veeam Forums to discuss. You an also download the sample script here and discuss this topic in the Veeam Forums.

Our Veeam Backup Free Edition has been the most popular free Veeam tool, mostly thanks to its VeeamZIP functionality: ability to perform interactive full backups of unlimited amount of VMs. However, VeeamZIP has always had one small ...

May 6, 2015

Veeam Management Pack v8 for System Center beta is here!

Posted by Mike Resseler

With Veeam® Management Pack™ (MP) v7 R2, Veeam delivered a very solid management pack for monitoring Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup & Replication™. IT never stands still, however, and nor does Veeam! Today, I am pleased to tell you that Veeam Management Pack v8 beta is available. As always, some very exciting new items are included in this release.

This release builds on Veeam MP’s core value of delivering complete visibility of your datacenter. And based on both your feedback and our research, we’ve added many new, high-value features to provide you with actionable data to drive better, more informed business-IT decisions.

Let’s look deeper into five exciting new features and improvements that you’ll find in Veeam MP v8.

May 5, 2015

Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure, a new free gift for the IT community

Posted by Mike Resseler

The cloud is everywhere since the last few years and it doesn’t look like it will go away any time soon. More and more businesses are considering infrastructure as a service to extend their current datacenter needs. Spinning up a few virtual machines can be done quickly and efficiently in Microsoft Azure and with the pay-as-you-go model, many CFOs are very happy to see the switch from CAPEX to the OPEX model. Yet, as of today, not that many companies are using these services for their production environment, and if they do, it is only a small part or a state-less part of their infrastructure.

But for other needs within the datacenter, certainly in the development, testing and acceptance cycle it ...

April 29, 2015

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free Architecture & Requirements

Posted by Mike Resseler

Most of you know our Veeam Availability Suite solution and how that suite works. Others might be more familiar with the Veeam Management Pack for System Center. With the release of Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE there is a complete new solution in the Veeam family. In a new series of posts, I am going to highlight a few items of this solution, starting with the architecture today.

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free is a stand-alone solution. This is completely different from our other solutions and therefore does not require a dedicated server, management suite or something else. It is a windows-based tool that can be installed on any computer that matches the prerequisites.

April 21, 2015

A0 poster – 47 restore scenarios from Veeam Backup & Replication v8

Posted by Andrew Zhelezko

Did you have a chance to print and hang either of our free Veeam posters? If not, you can still get both of these useful posters here: Veeam Backup & Replication v7 for Hyper-V and Veeam Backup & Replication v8 for VMware. Today, we have another poster for you called: 47 restore scenarios from Veeam Backup & Replication v8.

From the very beginning, Veeam Backup & Replication has been consistently popular because of its highly successful recovery procedures. Here at Veeam, we have a saying that, at the end of the day, backup is worthless if you can’t restore your data on demand.

Along with the development of new product versions, Veeam realized that users want to manage recovery in ...

April 16, 2015

VeeamON 2015 Call for Presentations now open!

Posted by Rick Vanover

In just over 6 short months, we will be hosting VeeamON 2015, in Las Vegas! If you attended VeeamON 2014, you know this is THE event dedicated to data center Availability. If you weren’t able to join us last year, know that VeeamON has already made quite an impact industry-wide – in a good way! We have more than doubled the amount of technical programs and training for 2015, so NOW is the time join the VeeamON community and participate.

Without further ado, we are pleased to announce that our Call for Presentations (CFP) is now open and live on the VeeamON website! Mark your calendars - The CFP is open now will be closed by July 13, 2015, ...