Veeam Backup & Replication v6: What a list of new and improved features!

image While completing the beta process before releasing Veeam Backup & Replication v6, we compiled a list of new v6 features and enhancements—a total of 72! Version 6 will be released very soon, officially this quarter; but the excitement is building by the minute! Although that earlier list is now public in the What’s New document, we wanted to show this in another way. We decided to create a numbered list for a better look at v6 features and enhancements: a 30,000-ft. view from the top. WOW! What a list! Here is the list of Veeam Backup & Replication v6 new and improved features (drum roll….):

  1. Scalability: Dedicated proxy to run backup and replication jobs
  2. Scalability: Repository to hold backups and replication metadata
  3. Scalability: Dynamic job assignment
  4. Scalability: Intelligent load balancing
  5. Scalability: Windows target support
  6. Scalability: Multiple vPower repositories
  7. Scalability: Multiple user Veeam console connections
  8. Scalability: Log collection wizard
  9. Replication: Leverage hot-add for disk writes
  10. Replication: Replication can target a cluster object
  11. Replication: Proxy to proxy compression (up to 10x improvement)
  12. Replication: Multi-select operations for multiple VM failover
  13. Replication: Enhanced job configuration
  14. Multi-hypervisor support: Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere
  15. Multi-hypervisor support: Easy license exchange for different hypervisors
  16. Multi-hypervisor support: Dedicated Hyper-V off host proxy
  17. Enterprise Manager: Job editing
  18. Enterprise Manager: Job cloning
  19. Enterprise Manager: FIPS compliance
  20. Enterprise Manager: Improved interface design
  21. 1-Click File Restore
  22. File restore operator role
  23. Traffic throttling
  24. Improved domain controller handling
  25. More efficient CPU usage for backup jobs
  26. Multiple TCP/IP connections per job
  27. Optimization for WAN transfers
  28. Source data retrieval optimizations
  29. Exclude virtual machine swap file
  30. Enforceable backup window
  31. Simultaneous backup and replication jobs now permitted
  32. Backup mapping from existing backup file
  33. Backup metadata file for quick foreign imports
  34. Enhanced backup format file
  35. Backup data file alignment to 4K on writes
  36. Write enhancement for deduplication targets
  37. 2-proxy replication architecture
  38. Replication state protection
  39. Improved job reports
  40. Wizard navigation improvements
  41. 1-Click automated failback for replication jobs
  42. 1-Click permanent failover for replication jobs
  43. Active rollbacks of replication jobs
  44. Improved replica seeding
  45. Replica mapping
  46. Re-IP for replicated VMs
  47. Full support for distributed virtual switches with backup and replication
  48. Automatic replication job update on failover or failback
  49. Additional replication job options
  50. Veeam Quick Migration
  51. SmartSwitch migration cutover
  52. Instant VM Recovery migration
  53. Individual file copy
  54. 1-Click full VM restore
  55. Virtual disk restore option to inventory on existing VM
  56. Thin disk support for VM file level restore
  57. Hot-Add restore
  58. Hot-Add replication
  59. Multiple VM restore
  60. Network mapping on restore wizard
  61. VM managed object reference preservation on restore
  62. User profile indexing
  63. Support for GPT and simple dynamic disks
  64. NTFS permission preservation on guest file restores
  65. Optional search server for less than ~100 VMs
  66. Smaller guest index catalog size
  67. Real-time statistics improvements
  68. Job bottleneck monitor
  69. Loss of VM warning for removed VMs
  70. Support for unmanaged VMware Tools installations
  71. PowerShell extended to support new v6 functionality and objects
  72. 1-Click automatic upgrade for proxies and repositories

How cool is that! Are you curious about Veeam Backup & Replication v6? Check out Veeam’s series of webinars, with VMDoug and Gostev! Which v6 features are you most excited about? Share your feedback below.

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