Microsoft Windows 10 Update support. Added official support for Windows 10 RS3.
Email notification enhancements. By popular request, you can now set separate ‘From’ and ‘To’ email addresses in the configuration XML used by Veeam Agent Configurator utility.
Create recovery media from backup. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows will now include all system files required to create a recovery media directly into the full backup file, enabling Veeam Backup & Replication to create one as required from backup files alone.
Veeam Recovery Media enhancements. Recovery media wizard can now overwrite data in the existing recovery media partition without having to reformat the entire USB drive.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows comes in three editions with different feature sets to better meet your requirements for physical and cloud-based backup scenarios:
Veeam provides FULL integration with the latest Microsoft 2016 technologies and enterprise applications through full support for:
Get agent backups off site without the cost and complexity of building and maintaining an off-site infrastructure. Integration with Veeam Cloud Connect provides the following options:
Persistent connectivity to your remote backup target is no longer essential for backups to occur — restore points will still be created within the required RPO even when there is no connection to the backup target or when the backup target is offline.
Source-side encryption. It’s now possible to encrypt your backup data at the source, before it leaves the protected computer — thus protecting your data in flight and at rest on any backup target.
Customizable block size and compression.Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows allows you to balance between the size of a backup file and job performance with customizable block size and compression options.
Periodic full backups. Based on popular demand, we’ve added the ability to optionally schedule periodic active full or synthetic full backups. Synthetic full backup is available in the paid agent editions only.
Resilient File System (ReFS) integration. Advanced ReFS integration with fast clone technology allows for the creation and transformation of synthetic full backup files to happen up to 20x faster for shorter backup windows, while reducing backup storage load and disk space consumption.
Ability to skip bad blocks. We will now attempt to back up an already failing hard drive in a last attempt to save pieces of information that might still be recoverable.
Backup engine optimizations. Further optimization of our backup engine improves performance and increases the stability of your backup jobs. We also enhanced our backup throttling logic to ensure backup jobs don’t impact the performance of other applications running on the protected computer in the corner cases.
Asian OS locales support. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows now supports installations on operating systems with Asian locales, where it was previously unusable due to misplaced UI controls.
Experimental high DPI monitors support. UI is now more usable on DPI settings above 100%. This did require changing the UI font, resizing all dialogs and adjusting placement for some UI controls — so you will notice a slightly different UI look with this new version.
Upgrade notifications. Download or install new updates directly from the notification bar of the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows control panel by simply clicking the corresponding link.
Multiple UI improvements. You will also notice many UI improvements in this version too. For example, by popular demand you can now go back from the Summary page of the Backup Job wizard, tool tips in the Backup Session view now contains a timestamp, the Veeam Backup Browser was given a more modern look, and much more.
Streamlined Instant Restore. Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 added the ability to perform Instant Recovery from ANY backup to a Microsoft Hyper-V VM. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows collects additional hardware configuration information about the protected computer to streamline the instant restore process (for example, to size the VM correctly).
Streamlined application item-level recovery. Application item-level recovery with Veeam Explorers™ for Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server and Oracle will use application metadata collected by application-aware processing feature of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Server edition to automatically mount all required application files, thus simplifying and speeding up the restore process.
Scale-out Backup Repository support. Added support for scale-out backup repositories as a backup target.
Veeam Backup Free Edition support. Installing a paid agent license into Veeam Backup Free Edition unlocks backup repository management, Backup Copy jobs, File to Tape jobs as well as full application item-level recovery capabilities in Veeam Explorers and other functionality for agent backups only.
License server. Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager acts as an agent license distribution server. Agent licenses imported into these servers will be automatically pushed to and updated on all connected unlicensed agents. Workstation or Server editions are assigned automatically based on the operating system type (client or server), however this license assignment can be updated manually.
Certified for Windows 10. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows has been certified by Microsoft as a Windows 10 Compatible application.
Digitally signed. To reduce false positive reports from antiviruses, we have digitally signed all product files.
Increased security. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows UI now requires elevated permissions to make changes to agent and backup job settings.
New Microsoft Windows events. We enhanced and expanded the list of existing Windows events to enable you to better track backup activity using event log monitoring tools. If you are already using such tools, please keep this in mind that the product name was changed, which may impact your existing setup.