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: Backups on-the-fly
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.).
Restore individual guest files
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.
E-discovery and granular recovery for all!
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.
Export VMs without downtime
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.
Veeam Backup Free Edition includes powerful file management capabilities:
- Browse: Browse VM and host files in a familiar Windows Explorer-like graphical interface
- Copy between hosts: For example, copy VMs and templates between data stores
- Copy between a host and Windows/Linux: For example, deliver ISO files to hosts
You get fast, flexible copy capabilities, thanks to Veeam’s proven technology.
Migrate VMs between hosts and/or datastores
The Quick Migration utility in Veeam Backup Free Edition lets you migrate a live VM to any host or data store—even if you don’t use clusters or shared storage.
Quick Migration leverages native VMware technology, as well as exclusive Veeam technology, to accommodate any migration scenario, including:
- Migrating a VM from a local data store to shared storage
- Migrating a VM between two separate hosts and data stores
With Quick Migration’s point-and-click interface, you can easily move a live VM from any source to any destination, even if vMotion and vStorage Motion aren’t available. And with Veeam’s SmartSwitch technology, downtime is reduced to mere seconds.