Veeam® Backup & Replication™ is Veeam’s powerful industry leading backup and recovery engine that provides simple, reliable and flexible protection of all your cloud, virtual and physical workloads and so much more. With many advanced backup, restore, replication and continuous data protection capabilities, Veeam Backup & Replication is your single solution for backing up your entire environment, on-premises, in the cloud or anywhere in between.
There are also several value-added bundles that build on top of Veeam Backup & Replication, including the following:
Veeam Availability Suite™ takes the proven powerful backup capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication and adds on the advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity-planning functionalities of Veeam ONE™ for added enterprise value.
Designed for small businesses, Veeam Backup Essentials™ offers the same functionalities as Veeam Availability Suite, but with packages and price points that are more appropriate for smaller businesses.
Designed for service providers, the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) Rental program offers pay-as-you-grow pricing via an à-la-carte offering to build Veeam-powered BaaS & DRaaS.
Veeam Backup & Replication continues to expand its capabilities and now features many capabilities that were previously only included with other products. Today, Veeam Backup & Replication protects the following workloads:
These above features may have been licensed separately in the past. Now, all the following capabilities are included with Veeam Backup & Replication at no additional cost, within the Veeam Universal License (VUL).
Check out our feature comparison to learn more.
Yes. Veeam Backup & Replication is capable of centrally deploying or connecting to both:
Yes. Veeam Backup & Replication supports backups for AHV with the VUL license, using one license per VM. Downloaded separately, the AHV proxy is a centrally deployable, purpose-built proxy appliance that’s designed to achieve better Nutanix API integration. Take advantage of Acropolis Changed Block Tracking (CBT), which delivers agent-less and application-consistent backups with flexible granular recovery and native interaction with Nutanix guest tools.
Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows, for Linux and for Mac, key components of the Veeam Cloud Data Management™ platform for the hybrid cloud, are small backup agents designed to provide comprehensive backup and recovery for physical and cloud-based workloads that run on servers, workstations, desktops, laptops and more. They are managed through a single console.
All versions of Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows, for Linux and for Mac are sold and licensed with VUL and can be accessed with any of the VUL license packages.
Yes. With the free editions of Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows and for Linux, you can back up to a Veeam repository that’s backed by a licensed Veeam Backup & Replication server. However, you can’t have both the free and paid editions of Veeam Agents backing up to a Veeam repository at the same time; you must choose to use either all free or all paid agents.
All versions of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows can be deployed in server mode to enable server-specific features (i.e.., application-aware processing, file indexing and searches, server-friendly scheduling and retention, etc.), making it the best choice for server backups of many enterprise applications.
Learn more about Veeam Agent deployment modes here:
Veeam Agent for IBM AIX is a backup agent designed to ensure the availability of your IBM AIX data by providing file system backup and recovery for IBM LPARs. Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris is a backup agent that’s designed to ensure the availability of your Oracle Solaris data by providing file system backup and recovery for physical servers and servers that run as Oracle Solaris Zones.
Both IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris are included with Veeam Backup & Replication, or it’s related bundle, VUL License, and both require a separate download. There is no longer a separate license SKU for the Veeam Agent for IBM AIX or Oracle Solaris.
Veeam partners with an incredible ecosystem of cloud and managed service providers to jointly deliver services to customers in over 180 countries. This includes:
To find a BaaS or DRaaS provider in your area, check out the Veeam-powered Services Directory.
Veeam Backup & Replication, and other related products, can be used by cloud and managed service providers to deliver a wide variety of services to customers, including BaaS and DRaaS for customer data centers, BaaS for endpoints and BaaS for cloud-based workloads, like AWS, Azure and Office 365.
To deliver these services on Veeam Backup & Replication effectively, we recommend that providers explore the capabilities in Veeam Service Provider Console, Veeam Cloud Connect and the broader portfolio of solutions to manage, protect and deliver services to end customers.
Yes! Veeam Service Provider Console, a purpose-built solution for cloud and managed service providers, snaps onto Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Agents and Veeam Cloud Connect to offer remote monitoring and management capabilities.
Veeam Backup & Replication can be licensed in three ways:
VUL is a portable license that’s sold in bundles of 5-10 fully featured licenses. These licenses can be used across many products or workloads interchangeably. There are one- to five-year licensing terms available and customers can choose to purchase license bundles upfront or to pay annually. Learn more about portable VUL licenses here.
To migrate to VUL or upgrade, please create a sales inquiry.
While not required for version 11, some customers may need to update their license file. Visit the Veeam licensing portal to download the latest license file.
Note: This protocol is different for VCSP rental users. Check out the VCSP launch resource center on the ProPartner portal for instructions.
For VUL license users, 24x7 support and maintenance is always included as long as the subscription is active.
For Per-Socket licenses, To renew your support, please complete a request for a renewal quote. If the maintenance and support lapses, customers will not have access to Veeam support for technical issues and will not have access to any software updates, including patches, feature updates and latest version releases.
These gifted VUL license(s) are provided to all socket license customers, with 1 per each CPU socket, up to a maximum of six free VUL licenses. These can be used to protect physical or cloud workloads with the following:
Note: All VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V VMs must be protected with socket licenses.
While the VUL license will always provide the most functionality and flexibility, customers can can have a centrally managed environment with both VUL and socket licenses. Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Availability Suite sockets can be merged together with VUL licenses. Veeam Backup Essentials sockets can be merged with Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Availability Suite VUL licenses, but not with a Veeam Backup Essentials VUL.
Note: If you possess socket licenses in your environment, you must protect all vSphere orHyper-V VMs with sockets in that environment. VUL licenses can be used for any other non-VM workload type. If you migrate to VUL, there is no limitation.
Important note: When merging socket and VUL licenses, be aware that the socket license dictates the edition and capability of the merged environment. For example, if you merge Veeam Availability Suite ENT sockets with a Veeam Availability Suite VUL (ENT+) socket, the environment is still ENT feature set. In order to get ENT+ capabilities, users need to either a.) migrate socket licenses to VUL licenses or b.) upgrade socket licenses to the preferred edition (likely ENT+).
At version 10, customers were required to install a new VUL, but there are no requirements at version 11.
Instructions for obtaining your VUL implementing them in your environments are available on the VCSP Launch Resource Center on the ProPartner portal.