On the back of every Veeam business card is our motto “Listening to you, building the tools you need.”

This is important because today we have released Veeam Backup & Replication v6 after over a year of R&D effort. What makes this release so significant in my view is that it’s your release. When I say it’s your release I mean that if you take a look at all the new features and enhancements, they were almost all driven by direct customer and partner feedback. Better Scalability? You got it! Our new proxy/repository architecture allows you to scale out a single Backup & Replication server to thousands of VMs. You can still go with a single server and let it be the proxy and repository but as your environment grows you can now grow with it. Enhanced Replication? Yep! If you take a look at the What’s New around replication alone you’ll see that this is one of the areas we focused most of our attention on. Re-IP? Check. Failback? Check. Traffic Throttling? Check. Better seeding? Check. Support for multiple hypervisors? Yes! Now I know not everyone asked us to support Windows Server Hyper-V but a fair number of customers and partners did, as well as a lot of Hyper-V shops that wanted the functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication. The fact that you get support for VMware and Microsoft virtualization all from a single install and interface is huge news. I'd like to give a big Thank You to all of our customers, partners and prospects who had so much to do with this release. We get our best feedback through our forums so please continue to post great feedback there. We're already working on the next release and we'll have some BIG news to share early next year (again, from YOUR input) so watch for the countdown clock. For a comprehensive overview of v6, please check out the webinar series that includes product demos: http://vee.am/v6webinars

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    • Michael Audet

      Just upgraded to 6 and, to be honest, I wish I had stayed at 5. This version is very slow to backup and I had to recreate all of my existing jobs as they kept failing when the current schedule kicked in. I use a physical blade with direct SAN access and I have yet to see these backup speeds go beyond what I usually get when I run network mode. This version also mis-detects my server as a 2 CPU server when it is a dual quad 8 core system. This physical server runs the SQL DB locally and is the only app running on this system which I have dedicated to Veeam so resources are not an issue. I have a ticket open but at this point I have to just let these initial backups seed and wait to let incrementals run which will hopefully be faster. If not, I’ll have to rollback to 5. I like the WAN and replication features that are in this new version which I will be able to use between our DR site and here. But, I am not liking performance right now. It was a straight-forward upgrade with no issues….not sure why performance is now degraded.

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      • vmdoug

        Michael,

        Thanks for the feedback. We’re aware of a few issues and have a forum thread open. I’ve also let support know about your comments and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

        Forums: http://forums.veeam.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9533

        Thanks,

        -doug

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    • Jordi Benaiges

      Yes, V6 is your version if you don’t have a localized version of windows. In this case, the File Recovery simply don’t work. I think that is a very serious failure, serious enough to be included in the release notes. In this way, users like me don’t will be forced to install another license of windows in another PC.
      I hope you are able to solve this issue as soon as possible.

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      • vmdoug

        Jordi,

        Thanks for your comment. We do have information related to this in the release notes: “Unicode characters are not supported in the guest file names for 1-Click File Restore.”

        Thanks,

        -doug

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    • Jordi Benaiges

      I’m not using 1-Click File Restore.
      If I click in “Restore->Guest Files(Windows)”, select a VM and Finish. The Veeam crash with a “IO Error”, Mount Failure. Cannot create empty directory for the FSR restore. “C:\Documents and Settings\Administrador.XXXX\Configuraci?n local”.
      The application crash where mounting the temp directory in local PC, not in guests.
      You have changed the Temp folder to mount the filesystem, and because this, is not possible for me to do a file recover.
      v5 works like a charm…

      Regards,

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    • Jordi Benaiges

      Ah!! And it is literally impossible to go back to v5 from v6.

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    Doug Hazelman (VMDoug)
    Author: Doug Hazelman (VMDoug)

    Doug Hazelman is Vice President, Product Strategy, Chief Evangelist. Doug consults with customers, partners and industry analysts on key considerations for implementing virtual server infrastructures. He works with Veeam’s R&D team to enhance and develop new Veeam products to address market needs, and advises customers... 

    Published: November 30, 2011