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Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition 9.5

The Must-have FREE Backup for VMware and Hyper-V

NEW Veeam® Backup & Replication™ Community Edition [formerly known as Veeam Backup Free Edition] is the must-have FREE backup for VMware and Hyper-V, as well as physical servers, workstations and cloud instances.

Use Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition to protect up to 10 VMs — or a combination of VMs, cloud instances, physical servers or workstations. You can protect your production environment, use it in your home lab or use it for migrations at no cost. 

Why Use Veeam’s FREE backup?

Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition is:

  • Powerful: Experience the full backup, recovery and replication capabilities provided in Veeam Backup & Replication Standard edition
  • Simple: Download and begin protecting in minutes with any server hardware and backup storage you already have
  • Reliable: Set it and forget it, ensuring your data is protected and available whenever and wherever you need it— It Just Works!

And, most importantly, Veeam Community Edition is FREE FOREVER!

FREE Backup Tool Packed With Features

Usually, free backup tools provide very little value and are limited in time. This is not the case with Veeam. Built for virtualization admins, Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition is packed with powerful backup, management and recovery features — with no hidden tricks, gimmicks or fees.

Take a look for yourself, and you’ll see Veeam gives away high-quality software for free that most companies in our industry choose to charge for. With Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition, you can:

  • Replicate VMs on site for High Availability or off site for DR
  • Eliminate the need for periodic full backups by creating forever-incremental backups that save time and storage
  • Manage regular backup scheduling right from the user interface
  • Restore or migrate on-prem, Windows/Linux-based VMs, physical servers and endpoints directly to AWS, Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack
  • Verify backups are free of malware before safely and quickly restoring them to production
  • Plus more!
Easily develop a DR solution by creating replicas of your virtual machines.
Easily develop a DR solution by creating replicas of your virtual machines.

Not Limited to Only 10 VMs!

In addition to protecting 10 VMs with the level of capabilities provided in Veeam Backup & Replication Standard edition, Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition also provides FREE, UNLIMITED ad-hoc VM backups and migrations for any additional VMs you may want to protect. With no agents to deploy, as well as powerful recovery options and VeeamZIP™, you get flexibility in options and a reliable, FREE VM backup solution for your daily workload management. 

VeeamZIP: Backups on-the-fly

VeeamZIP your VMware and Hyper-V VMs with Veeam Backup & Replication Community 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. VeeamZIP is:

  • Easy: Intuitive configuration and no need to pause or power off the VM
  • Compact: Compression and deduplication, as well as swap file, hibernation file and deleted files, block exclusion to minimize backup size
  • Portable: Store a VeeamZIP file to a file share, a local storage or even a removable storage, such as an external hard drive or USB

Direct NFS Access

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.

Restore Entire Computers and Individual Guest Files

Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition comes with a full range of restore options, including full image restore and granular application item-level recovery. Moreover, you can also look inside the backup and restore individual guest files. IFLR is available for 19 file systems, including Windows, Linux, Unix, BSD, Mac, Solaris and Novell —from both host-level and agent-based backups.

Native Tape Support

With the loss of NTBackup and its exclusion from Windows Server Backup (WSB), you’re missing a key piece of your IT toolbox.  This Veeam free backup and recovery solution brings this functionality back with support for file-level backup to virtual tape libraries (VTLs), tape libraries and standalone tape drives — including support for Microsoft VSS for backing up files from running applications, parallel processing for fastest performance and much more!

Application-item Recovery and eDiscovery

With Veeam Backup & Replication Community 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 objects (e.g., users, groups, computer accounts, contacts, expiring links) 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 SharePoint: Browse SharePoint databases directly from backup files and search for specific site items or library documents —and quickly recover them.
Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots: Leverage your existing primary storage snapshot capabilities from the world’s leading storage providers for recovery of single guest files or entire VMs from storage snapshots in two minutes or less —without staging or intermediate steps.
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange: Get instant visibility into image-level Exchange backups with advanced search capabilities and quick recovery of individual Exchange items (e.g., emails, contacts, notes, etc.)
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server: Instantly publish SQL Server databases directly from backup files for dev/test purposes and export individual databases from image-level SQL Server backup into the native SQL backup format (.BAK).

Migrate and Export VMware and Hyper-V VMs

With Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition, you can migrate a live VMware VM to any host or datastore — even if you don't use clusters or shared storage —without vSphere vMotion.

Quick Migration leverages native VMware and exclusive Veeam technology to accommodate any migration scenario, including migrating a VM from a local datastore to shared storage and between two separate ESXi hosts and datastores.

You can also export VMs without downtime on Hyper-V. VeeamZIP can backup 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. 

Verify Your Backups Are Free of Malware

Protect your business by reducing the risk of malicious malware attacks, such as ransomware, through increased data security with Veeam’s patent-pending anti-virus software interface.

Veeam DataLabs™ Secure Restore helps protect your production environment by ensuring restored images are free of malware through automated anti-virus scans prior to the restore. This optional capability will alert you if a virus is identified and provides multiple response options to ensure your environment is safe before restoring data to production.

Veeam DataLabs Secure Restore is integrated with Windows Defender, ESET NOD32 and Symantec Protection Engine out of the box and can be extended to leverage any other anti-virus software with the command-line interface.

Manage VM and Host Files

Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition includes powerful file management capabilities:

  • Browse VM and host files in a familiar Windows Explorer-like graphical interface
  • Copy between hosts (e.g., copy VMs and templates between data stores)
  • Copy between a host and Windows/Linux (e.g., deliver ISO files to hosts)

You get fast, flexible copy capabilities, thanks to Veeam’s proven technology.

You can copy files and folders whenever you need or schedule file copy jobs.
You can copy files and folders whenever you need or schedule file copy jobs.

Take Advantage of Veeam’s Other FREE Products!

Veeam’s line of FREE products doesn’t stop with Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition! Download these free products today!

  • NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows FREE provides a simple solution for backup of Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops, making it easy to backup your computer to an external hard drive, NAS share or a Veeam Backup & Replication repository. Get it FREE!
  • NEW Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup agent designed to ensure the Availability of Linux instances, regardless if they’re deployed in the cloud or on premises. Get it FREE!
  • NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Community Edition provides FREE backup and recovery of Office 365 Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, eliminating the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data (limited to 10 users and 1 TB of SharePoint data). Get it FREE!
  • NEW Veeam ONE™ Community Edition [formerly known as Veeam ONE FREE Edition] offers a FREE way to leverage the powerful monitoring and reporting functionality of Veeam ONE. Users can monitor up to 10 instances of VMware or Hyper-V infrastructures, or any combination of Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows or Linux workloads. Get it FREE!