NEW Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5

Part of Veeam Availability Suite

#1 VMware Backup & Availability

Availability for the Always-On Enterprise — now with FULL vSphere 6.5 support

Veeam® Backup & Replication™ leverages server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to provide Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ and deliver recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of <15 minutes for ALL applications. Veeam provides fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data, unifying backup and replication — all in a single solution for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments.

Veeam FULLY supports VMware vSphere 6.5, providing you the confidence to upgrade to the latest version of VMware and take full advantage of the most modern technology and functionality with assurance your business will remain Always-On™.

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  • Backup
  • Recovery
  • Replication

2-in-1: backup and replication™

With a single solution and without any additional investments, you can improve your Availability strategies and complement VM backups with image-based replication. Veeam’s 2-in-1: backup and replication™ for VMware vSphere provides unprecedented levels of Availability and allows you to seamlessly maintain the Veeam 3-2-1 Rule. In addition, there are no agents for you to license, deploy, manage or monitor on your ESXi hosts or VMs.

Backup from Storage Snapshots

Backup from Storage Snapshots gives you the ability to back up VMware VMs from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), NetApp, Dell EMC and NimbleNEW storage snapshots — up to 50x faster. Veeam allows you to create image-based backups and replicas from storage snapshots as often as necessary, even during business hours, with little-to-no impact to your production environment.

Application-aware image-based backup

Veeam Backup & Replication creates consistent, image-level backups of running VSS-aware applications, such as Microsoft Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint using proprietary, application-aware image processing. You get transactionally consistent VM backups, which ensure successful recovery of business-critical applications and services, and allow for application-specific restore scenarios.

Deduplicating storage integrations

Veeam Backup & Replication brings performance improvements to ANY deduplicating storage with per-VM backup file chains, and the support for active full backups with backup copy jobs. The per-VM file chains option allows for 10x faster VMware vSphere backup performance, while active full backups with backup copy jobs increase local backup copy performance and reduce the load on the deduplication appliance itself.

Built-in WAN Acceleration

Improve your Availability strategy by copying backups off site to remote storage. Built-in WAN Acceleration lets you get VMware backups off site 50x faster utilizing caching, variable block length data fingerprinting and TCP/IP protocol optimizations.

HPE StoreOnce Catalyst

Support for HPE StoreOnce Catalyst featured in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 provides superior source-side, data deduplication to enhance VMware backup performance, reduce backup costs and simplify backup environments. This integration helps to enable lower RPOs and lower exposure to data loss.

Dell EMC Data Domain Boost

Dell EMC Data Domain Boost provides source-side data deduplication and data in-flight encryption over the WAN, yielding faster and more efficient VMware backups that enable lower RPOs. Dell EMC Data Domain Boost allows you to experience up to 50% faster backup performance, short backup windows with 10x faster synthetic full backups and Fibre Channel connectivity enabling LAN-free backup to Data Domain.

Scale-out Backup Repository

Veeam’s Scale-out Backup Repository™ simplifies backup job management and delivers efficient use of backup storage by adding an abstraction layer over individual storage devices. You can create a single virtual pool of backup storage and get the freedom to extend capacity by adding more storage devices to the pool.

Enterprise scalability for ROBO deployments

For enterprises with large-scale VMware deployments, Veeam delivers Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) enhancements. The new functionality of keeping backup and restore activities local to remote sites allows enterprises to improve RTPO™ and reduce WAN bandwidth consumption. In addition, Veeam Backup & Replication is now available as a standalone console that users can install on their workstations for convenience, ease-of-use and the ability to eliminate RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) sessions to a backup server.

Direct Storage Access

Perform VMware backups faster and with reduced impact on your virtual environment by backing up directly from primary storage. Veeam provides direct SAN access to transport VM data directly from Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage over the SAN and direct NFS access to transport VM data directly from file-based (NFS) storage to achieve faster backups with no impact on the VMware vSphere environment.

End-to-end encryption

Secure your VMware backups at the source, in-flight and at rest without negative impact on WAN acceleration and compression, using end-to-end AES 256-bit encryption. Even if you lose a password, you can still recover data from encrypted backups without compromising security. And it’s flexible — you can choose when and where to leverage encryption.

Native Tape Support

With native tape support, you can archive individual files or entire VMware VM backups to tape, as well as direct restore from tapeNEW. Advanced features include parallel processing between multiple tape drives to improve archiving performance; a global media pool to provide highly concurrent, tape archiving and automatic failover from non-operation libraries; and native Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) retention to increase retention and save on tape consumption.

Veeam Cloud Connect Backup

Veeam Cloud Connect helps users avoid the risk of catastrophic data loss through hosted backup repositories. Get your VMware vSphere backups off site through a secure, single-port connection to a service provider, and easily access and recover hosted data directly from your backup console. With Veeam Cloud Connect, it’s easy to maintain Availability, complete visibility and control.

BitLooker

Veeam BitLooker™ helps solve the challenge of shrinking backup repository space, which leads to an increase in backup storage costs. BitLooker technology reduces backup file size and replication bandwidth usage up to 20%. It allows you to exclude from backups deleted file blocks and useless files and save backup storage and bandwidth usage.

Enhanced 1-Click Restore with self-service recovery*

With 1-Click Restore, enterprises can delegate end-user permissions and restore entire VMware VMs in minutes. Powerful delegation options let you safely put restore tasks in the hands of business users, resulting in faster recovery times and decreased burdens on IT staff. 1-Click Restore is available in the Enterprise Manager web UI included in Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions.

* Requires the Enterprise or Enterprise Plus edition

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange

Helpdesk operators can use the free Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange tool to perform 1-click recovery of Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016 items and improve recovery times. Granular Exchange restores are easier than ever and include the recovery of hard-deleted items you thought were lost forever. New eDiscovery feature enhancements include detailed export reports allowing you to specify exactly what was exported, from where and with what search criteria.

Instant VM Recovery

Instead of making users wait while you provision storage, restart an entire VMware vSphere VM directly from a backup file and copy it to production with Instant VM Recovery®. You can get a failed VM up and running again in as little as 2 minutes!

Veeam Explorer for Oracle

Get transaction-level recovery of Oracle databases with the newest Veeam Explorer for Oracle. Get agentless transaction-log backup and replay to restore Oracle databases to a precise point in time to enable low RTPO™ for your Oracle workloads.

Instant File-Level Recovery

Easily recover guest operating system folders and files from image-level backups, without having to extract them from virtual disks first. Recover files from Linux and Windows VMs, as well as from any of the 17 supported guest file systems.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory

Item-level recovery is easy with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory. This free tool instantly recovers AD objects, entire containers and organizational units (OU), as well as user accounts and passwords, directly from VMware VM backups. In addition, you can use it to restore Group Policy Objects, integrated Domain Name Server (DNS) records and configuration partition objects.

SureBackup and SureReplica

Veeam SureBackup® and SureReplica help you guarantee the recoverability of every backup and every replica restore point, every time. With these Veeam technologies, you can run VMs from VMware vSphere backups and replicas in an isolated virtual lab and automatically test them.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server provides fast transaction-level recovery of SQL databases directly from you VMware VM backups. You can achieve low RPOs by restoring SQL databases to a precise point in time with agentless transaction log backup. You can also easily maintain backup performance requirements with item-level restores via a remote staging server, without consuming local backup-server resources.

Guest OS file indexing and search

You can quickly pinpoint and recover guest OS files using Veeam Enterprise Manager. Browse and search VM backups for guest OS files and restore them in one click, either to the original location or to a local machine. To enable search capabilities, Veeam Backup & Replication creates an index of VMware VM guest OS files.

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots (HPE, NetApp, EMC and Nimble)

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots allows you to leverage existing snapshot capabilities from HPE, NetApp, EMC and NimbleNEW. With Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots, you get significantly lower RTOs through fast recovery of single files or entire VMs, without staging or intermediate steps.

Recovery for vCloud Director

Veeam Backup & Replication includes complete integration for VMware vCloud Director. Using the VMware vCloud Director API, Veeam extends its recovery options to restore of vCloud vApp and VM metadata and attributes. In addition, it provides self-service backup and restores directly to the same or different vCloud Director deployments — with support for fast-provisioning.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint

Veeam provides instant visibility into your SharePoint backups with built-in, agentless recovery and eDiscovery of individual Microsoft SharePoint items and lists. Browse and search your SharePoint databases directly from a compressed and deduplicated, image-level, VMware VM backups, and then restore specific SharePoint items, sites or site collections. A new remote staging server enables item-level restores without consuming local backup-server resources.

Veeam Cloud Connect Replication

Veeam Cloud Connect offers a built-in, affordable and secure cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) through a service provider of your choice. You no longer need to maintain your own secondary site to have reliable, image-based, VMware VM replicas off site. With no complex configurations, Veeam Cloud Connect allows you to failover an entire site or selected VMs from anywhere with just a few clicks. Traffic encryption securely protects all replicated data, both in-flight and on the service-provider side.

Assisted failover

Assisted failover featured by Veeam helps avoid data loss and achieve RPOs of <15 minutes for ALL applications and data. If your production VMware VM fails, you can immediately failover to its ready-to-use replica and continue normal operations running on a DR site until the issue is resolved. Veeam Backup & Replication maintains a configurable number of restore points for each VM replica. For example, if your latest replica point is corrupted due to a software malfunction, you can roll back to a previous valid restore point.

Planned failover

Planned failover allows you to run your site migration or data-center maintenance smoothly with minimum impact on operations. Planned failover shuts down the source VMware VM, replicates any changes to the target VM and starts the VM — all with no data loss and little downtime. Perform your software upgrades and planned maintenance easily!

Failover plans

Failover plans provide you with built-in orchestration to enable easy, 1-click site failover. To maintain Availability of interdependent applications, you can create a failover plan in advance for a group of replicated VMware VMs arranged in the right order and then initiate it when needed in just one click. Add VMs from replicas, arrange them in a boot order and set a delay for each VM so they don’t start before a previous one starts up.

Real failback

Restore your normal operations after performing a failover in a few minutes by failing back to the original VMware VM. During a failback operation, changes in replicas are automatically synchronized with the original VM, eliminating data loss. You can choose either to fail back to the production VM, to a new location or to simply make the replica VM your new production VM.

SureReplica

SureReplica technology helps you automatically test every restore point in every VMware VM replica for recoverability. This technology validates data for consistency, checks replica configuration accuracy and tests it for reliability inside an isolated virtual lab. Currently, SureReplica is available for VMware replication only.

Fast off-site replication

Veeam's Built-in WAN Acceleration for replication speeds up vSphere replication over the WAN or slow connections up to 50x, while reducing bandwidth consumption 20x compared to copying raw data. Featuring replication from a backup and compressed replica traffic, Veeam Backup & Replication helps you improve replication performance and optimize replication traffic transmission.

Replication from backups

Veeam Backup & Replication supports replication from your existing backups. By utilizing VM backups as a source for replication, you can remove any impact on your production environment. The entire process is fully automated and no specific configurations or job settings are required. Replication from VM backups saves significant time and reduces the read I/O on the running production VMware VM.

Supported Environments

VMware support

  • VMware infrastructure platforms: VMware vSphere 4.1 – 6.x
  • Hosts: ESX(i) 4.1, ESXi 5.x, ESXi 6.x
  • Management servers and tools: vCenter Server 4.1 – 6.x (optional); vCloud Director 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 8.0 (optional)
  • VMs guest OS: Any operating system supported by VMware, any application and any file system

Hyper-V support

  • Platforms: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – 2016
  • Hosts: Windows Server Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 – 2016, Microsoft Hyper-V Server free hypervisor
  • VMs guest OS: Any guest OS supported by Microsoft Hyper-V, any application and any file system

Storage support

  • Dell EMC: Dell EMC VNX, Dell EMC VNX2, Dell EMC VNXe
  • HPE: HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE StoreVirtual, HPE StoreVirtual VSA
  • NetApp: all Data ONTAP-based storage, including NetApp FAS, NetApp FlexArray (V-Series), NetApp Data ONTAP Edge VSA, IBM N series
  • Nimble: CS-Series and AF-Arrays