Veeam® Backup Free Edition is a must-have FREE tool for ad-hoc virtual machine (VM) backup, restore and management in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. With no agents to deploy, powerful recovery options and VeeamZIP™, you get flexibility in options and a reliable solution for important VMs.
Whether you are locked in a legacy backup contract or are operating within a tight budget, you’ll find this FREE VM backup software helpful for your daily VM management.
Even for small infrastructures, virtualization with either VMware ESXi or Hyper-V brings many benefits in terms of savings and ease of administration. Have you ever wanted to back up a VM before making changes to it, clone a VM for testing purposes or make a compressed data archive prior to a VM decommission — just in case? Veeam’s FREE backup tool will cover all your needs!
Veeam Backup Free Edition works perfectly with both standalone ESXi and Hyper-V hosts, as well as with large virtual deployments. Whether you run a test lab or a production environment, it’ll be a perfect match.
Are you on a budget or still experimenting with VM backup? Veeam Backup Free Edition is the perfect solution because it’s:
Usually, free backup tools provide very little value and are limited in time or volume. This is not the case with Veeam. Built for virtualization admins, Veeam Backup Free Edition is packed with powerful management and recovery features — with no hidden tricks, gimmicks or fees.
VeeamZIP your VMware and Hyper-V VMs with Veeam Backup Free Edition! VeeamZIP fully encapsulates the VM and makes live ad-hoc backups. VeeamZIP captures all the virtual disks and configuration files needed to restore a VM on any ESXi or Hyper-V host, and even maintains thin-provisioned disks.
Veeam Backup Free Edition comes with a full range of restore options, including full VM restore and granular Instant File-Level Recovery (IFLR). Moreover, you can also look inside the VM backup and restore individual guest files. IFLR is available for 19 file systems, including Windows, Linux, Unix, BSD, Mac, Solaris and Novell — all for VMs on vSphere and Hyper-V.
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:
Perform vSphere backups faster and with reduced impact on your virtual environment by backing up directly from file-based (NFS) primary storage using Veeam’s proprietary NFS client.
Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Active DirectoryENHANCED: Restore individual Active Directory objects (e.g., users, groups, computer accounts, contacts, expiring linksNEW) quickly and export Active Directory objects directly from an image-level backup for use with the LDIFDE utility, including primary group ID
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePointENHANCED: Browse SharePoint 2010, 2013 and 2016NEW backups and databases, search for specific files and quickly recover them
Veeam Explorer for Storage SnapshotsENHANCED: Leverage existing snapshot capabilities from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), NetApp, Dell EMC and NimbleNEW for recovery of single files or entire VMs from storage snapshots in two minutes or less — without staging or intermediate steps
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft ExchangeENHANCED: Get instant visibility into Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016 backups, advanced search capabilities, quick recovery of individual Exchange items (e.g., emails, contacts, notes, etc.), Online Archive mailboxes, Purges folder supportNEWand hard-deleted (i.e., permanently deleted) items. Advanced eDiscovery features include detailed export reports and query results size estimation based on search criteria
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL ServerENHANCED: Save time and restore SQL databases without having to search for individual database files; includes support for SQL Server 2016NEW
Veeam Restore to Microsoft Azure delivers cloud restore for Veeam backups to optimize resource allocation and minimize cost. This feature enables users to take on-premises VMware and Hyper-V VMs, physical servers and endpoints and restore or migrate them to the cloud using an automated P2V or V2V conversion process.
Veeam Restore to Microsoft Azure works closely with Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure, a standalone free solution, to help simplify the networking configuration process for setting up a recover site in Microsoft Azure.
The Quick Migration feature lets you migrate a live VM to any ESXi host or datastore — 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:
With Quick Migration’s point-and-click interface, you can easily move a live VM from any source to any destination, even if vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion aren’t available. And, with Veeam’s SmartSwitch technology, downtime is reduced to mere seconds.
Veeam Backup Free Edition includes powerful file management capabilities:
You get fast, flexible copy capabilities, thanks to Veeam’s proven technology.
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!
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