No matter how you do regular virtual machine (VM) backups, Veeam® Backup™ Free Edition is the must-have tool for managing your VMs. Whether you use VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, have a combination of both, or are operating within a tight budget, Veeam Backup Free Edition is a perfect fit for your virtual environment.Product Overview What's New in v8 (Backup)
Veeam Backup Free Edition is packed with powerful utilities for ad hoc VM backup, granular recovery and e-discovery, and day-to-day VM management, including:
VeeamZIP™ fully encapsulates the VM and makes ad hoc backups:
- Easy: No complicated configuration, and no need to pause or power off the VM
- Compact: Compression, deduplication and swap file exclusion make backups small
- Portable: Captures all the virtual disks and configuration files needed to restore the VM on any host
VeeamZIP even maintains thin-provisioned disks.
Use VeeamZIP whenever you need to back up a VM (e.g., before making changes to it), archive a VM (e.g., before decommissioning it) or copy a VM (to your test lab, training center, give to a client, etc.).
Veeam Backup Free Edition comes with a full range of restore options, including Instant File-Level Recovery (IFLR). Not only can you restore the full VM or individual VM files—you can also look inside the VM and restore individual guest files. IFLR is available for 17 file systems from Windows, Linux, Unix, BSD, Mac, Solaris and Novell—for VMs on vSphere and Hyper-V.
With Veeam Backup Free Edition, you’ll be ready to tackle almost any recovery task that comes your way. Zero in on exactly what you need for quick and easy restores using:
Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Active Directory: Restore individual Active Directory (AD) objects quickly and export AD objects directly from an image-level backup for use with the LDIFDE utility
Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft ExchangeENHANCED!: Get instant visibility into Exchange 2010 and 2013 backups, advanced search capabilities and quick recovery of individual Exchange items (emails, contacts, notes, etc.), Online Archive mailboxes and hard-deleted items.
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint: Browse SharePoint 2010 and 2013 backups and databases, search for specific files and quickly recover them
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server: Save time and restore SQL databases without having to search for individual database files
Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots (HP and NetApp): Restore individual VMs, guest files and application items from hardware-based snapshots
With the loss of NTBackup and its exclusion from Windows Server Backup (WSB), you’re missing a key piece of your IT toolbox. Veeam Backup Free Edition brings this functionality back with support for:
- Virtual tape libraries (VTLs)
- Tape libraries
- Standalone tape drives
- Microsoft VSS for backing up files from running applications
It even supports restores from tapes created by NTBackup!
Veeam Backup Free Edition allows you to encrypt your backup files as you create them and/or move them to tape, making it the perfect tool for adding another level of security to your long-term data archives.
Hyper-V can encapsulate and export a VM, but it takes a long time and requires you to pause or power off the VM. VeeamZIP backs up a VM while it’s running and encapsulates all virtual hard disk and configuration files into a single, compressed backup that can be recovered to another host. There is no need to worry about managing .exp files or where to place folders for successful import.
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Veeam Backup Free Edition provides integrated visibility of your vCloud Director (vCD) infrastructure, backup via VeeamZIP (including backup of vApp and VM metadata and attributes) and direct restore to vCD.
Veeam Backup Free Edition fully supports VMware vSphere 4.x and 5.x platforms (including support for 62TB VMDKs), ESXi 4.x and 5.x hosts, vCloud Director 5.5, Virtual SAN, Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and free Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (including support for 64TB VHDX and VMs on SMB 3.0 storage). Support is also provided for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 guests, as well as deployment of Veeam Backup Free Edition on either operating system.
With no expiration date and no limit on the number of hosts or VMs, Veeam Backup Free Edition provides a number of powerful utilities for managing VMs at no cost—EVER! It also complements your regular backup software by providing easy ad hoc backups of individual VMs. If you’re looking for more options, try Veeam Backup & Replication™. You can easily upgrade to the Standard, Enterprise or Enterprise Plus edition by simply installing a license key. Start with the free 30-day trial right now!Compare the features of Veeam Backup Free vs. Enterprise Plus Edition: | Veeam Backup: Free vs Paid
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