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Overview:

Retrofitting physical backup tools in order to accommodate the needs of virtualization limits capabilities and adds complexity and cost where it doesn’t need to be.

Veeam Backup & Replication™ is Modern Data Protection that is Built for Virtualization and delivers powerful, easy-to-use and affordable data protection for VMware and Hyper-V. You’ll never have to update another agent, recover another virtual machine (VM) from scratch, or explain why your backups take too long.

Powerful, Easy-to-Use and Affordable Data Protection

Does your current backup solution strain your IT budget and take months to deploy? Does it even have the capabilities you need? If so, do they work when you need them to?

Unlike physical backup tools that have issues with capabilities, complexity and cost, Veeam Backup & Replication is:

  • Powerful: Meet your RPOs and RTOs – reduce backup and recovery time by 95%
  • Easy-to-Use: Save time and eliminate risk – reduce admin time by 90%
  • Affordable: Reduce TCO and increase ROI – reduce costs by up to 70%

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Powerful: Meet your RTOs and RPOs
With Veeam, you no longer have to put your organization's critical VMs at risk because your backup software isn't up to the task. Veeam Backup & Replication helps you meet stringent RPOs and RTOs while allowing you to do more than you ever thought possible with powerful features, such as:

  • Instant VM Recovery: Recover a failed VM in as little as 2 minutes
  • SureBackup*: Automatically verify the recoverability of every backup, every time
  • U-AIR*(Universal Application-Item Recovery): Recover individual objects from any virtualized application, on any OS

Easy-to-use: Save time and eliminate risk
If you're constantly deploying, monitoring and managing agents, babysitting backup jobs, and struggling with file restores, Veeam Backup & Replication is the answer you've been searching for. With Veeam, you'll enjoy:

  • Agent-free backup and recovery that eliminates the need to license, deploy, monitor and maintain agents in VMs
  • A single solution for VMware and Hyper-V
  • Distributed architecture and automatic load balancing for easy scalability
  • 1-Click File Restore for secure, delegated, web-based file restores

Veeam takes the stress out of backup and recovery. It just works!

Affordable: Reduce TCO and increase ROI
With Veeam, you can reduce downtime and data loss as well as the total cost of ownership of your data protection solution. Veeam is storage agnostic, so you're free to choose what's right for your needs and budget, and you'll get a greater return on your investments in virtualization with all-inclusive licensing that gives you:

  • 2-in-1: backup and replication for near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) for any virtualized application
  • Built-in deduplication and compression to minimize storage consumption
  • Free e-discovery and item recovery for Microsoft Exchange
  • Free support for SAN snapshots*
  • And more!

Simple per-socket licensing also means per-VM, per-mailbox and backup infrastructure fees are a thing of the past.

Veeam: Built for virtualization

Veeam Backup & Replication™ provides fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data for both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. Unifying backup and replication in a single solution and leveraging virtualization to its fullest, Veeam Backup & Replication enhances data protection and disaster recovery for 50,000 customers and protects more than 7 million VMs across the globe.

Scheme: Veeam Backup & Replication benefits

Veeam provides the most comprehensive protection for your virtual environment, including:

  • 2-in-1: backup and replication: Image-based backup and replication in a single unified, storage-agnostic solution.
  • Agentless: There are no agents for you to license, deploy, manage or monitor on hosts or VMs.
  • Multi-hypervisor support: Protect VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V VMs with a single product, from a single console, minimizing cost and complexity.
  • Synthetic full backups: Eliminates the need for periodic full backups, thus reducing backup time and overhead.
  • Built-in deduplication and compression: Reduces network traffic and storage consumption up to 75% or more.
  • Granular restore: Restore an entire VM or individual guest files, email items or VM files from the same image-level backup.

vPower: Taking data protection to the next level

Veeam Backup & Replication includes patent-pending vPower technology that runs a VM directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file on regular backup storage. vPower eliminates the need to extract the backup or copy it to production storage. Instead, you can run a VM from any restore point (full or incremental), without making any changes to the backup itself.

vPower—which is available exclusively from Veeam—opens up all sorts of new possibilities for data protection. For example, you can restart a failed VM in a matter of minutes. We call it Instant VM Recovery, and it allows you to meet aggressive recovery time objectives (RTOs) with a regular backup. vPower also lets you recover individual guest files from any VM. So whether you need to recover an entire VM, select VM files or select guest files, you can do so from the same image-level backup—with no staging, agents or special metadata required. Now that's powerful!

#1 VM Backup – We can back it up!

With 60,000 customers worldwide and 4 million VMs protected, Veeam Backup & Replication is helping organizations make the most of their investments in virtualization.

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Physical backup tools that have been retrofitted for virtual environments have issues with capabilities, complexity and cost—the "3C" problem. Veeam Backup & Replication™ is Modern Data Protection - Built for Virtualization™. It solves the 3C problem with powerful, easy-to-use and affordable backup, recovery and replication for today's virtual environments.

Veeam Backup & Replication™ provides powerful, easy to use, and affordable data protection for virtualized applications and data on VMware vSphere. It unifies backup and replication in a single solution, and its patented vPower technology leverages virtualization to reinvent data protection. There are no agents to manage, no need to babysit backup jobs, and you can verify the recoverability of every backup, every time.

Built for Virtualization

Veeam's Built for Virtualization approach ensures you get a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solution that helps you get the most out of your investments in virtualization.

Agent-free: Physical backup tools add unnecessary complexity through the use of agents in VMs. This makes backups a hassle and puts your critical VMs at risk. Veeam Backup & Replication provides application-aware backup and recovery as well as granular and in-place restore—all without agents.

Best support for VMware: Get true support for VMware, including support for vSphere 5.1, intelligent integration with VDDK, recovery from SAN snapshots, and more!

Virtualization-Powered Data Protection: Instead of merely tolerating the virtual environment, Veeam leverages it to provide the most comprehensive protection for your virtual infrastructure with:

  • Image-based backup and recovery: Image-based backup enables faster and less error-prone VM recovery, while Instant File-Level Recovery can quickly recover an individual file directly from an image-based backup regardless of operating system or file system
  • 2-in-1: backup and replication: Back up all of your VMs as often as you like and replicate them onsite for high availability or offsite for disaster recovery; get near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) for any virtualized application with included failover and failback
  • vPower: Patent-pending technology that runs a VM directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file, on regular backup storage
  • Virtual Lab: Automatically create an isolated, protected environment for application-item recovery, testing VM backups and training purposes without affecting your production environment

Powerful, easy-to-use and affordable

Veeam Backup & Replication is a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solution to the 3C problem with features physical backup tools simply can't match.

Powerful: Meet stringent recovery objectives (RTOs and RPOs) with powerful features, such as:

  • Instant VM Recovery: Recover a failed VM in as little as 2 minutes
  • SureBackup: Automatically verify the recoverability of every backup, every time
  • U-AIR (Universal Application-Item Recovery): Recover individual objects from any virtualized application, on any OS

Easy-to-Use: Veeam Backup & Replication is easy to use so you can save time and eliminate risk, with:

  • Agent-free backup and recovery: No agents to license, deploy, monitor or maintain
  • Distributed architecture: Optimize performance in remote office/branch office (ROBO) and large-scale deployments while maintaining a view of your entire virtual environment through Veeam Enterprise Manager
  • Intelligent load balancing: No need to tune and tweak backup jobs

Affordable: Reduce TCO and increase ROI through:

  • Simple per-socket licensing: No per-VM, per-mailbox or backup infrastructure fees
  • Storage: Minimize consumption with built-in deduplication, compression and "forever incremental" backups on any disk-based storage
  • Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange: At no additional charge, get instant visibility into Exchange backups for easy e-discovery and item recovery (individual emails, notes, contacts, etc.)

In addition to the built-in reports that comes with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup Management Suite™ offers advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for your backup infrastructure. Easily identify unprotected VMs, optimize backup resources, automatically document backup status, and more!


Coming in v7: new market leading features

  • Native Tape Support
    Archive to Tape provides another option for archiving Veeam backups – disk, cloud and tape. It supports virtual tape libraries (VTLs), tape libraries and standalone drives. And, it's fully integrated into Veeam Backup & Replication and tracks VMs and restore points across tapes, making restores simple.
  • Built-in WAN Acceleration
    Get backups offsite 50x faster. Remove the hurdles to offsite storage with automated, agent-free backup copy jobs and built-in WAN acceleration.

Key features

  • 2-in-1: backup and replication™
    Not only can you backup your VMs, but you can also perform image-based replication either on-site for high availability or offsite for disaster recovery. With Veeam's near-continuous data protection (near-CDP), if a VM goes down, you can immediately fail over to a standby VM.
  • Agent-free
    There are no agents for you to license, deploy, manage or monitor on hosts or VMs.
  • Built-in compression and deduplication
    With compression and deduplication included at no extra charge, you can manage the large volumes of data generated by image-based backups. Reduce backup storage consumption and the amount of data sent over the network. Combined with bandwidth throttling and scheduling capabilities, Veeam extends the protection of your VMware environment to an offsite location or into the cloud.
  • Centralized management
    From a web-based console, you can monitor jobs across multiple backups servers, edit jobs on any server, and search across all backups — all from a centralized location.
  • Scalability
    Veeam Backup & Replication provides a distributed architecture to optimize performance in remote office/branch office (ROBO) and large-scale deployments. Read Product Datasheet (VMware)
  • Advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning
    Upgrade to the Veeam Backup Management Suite™ and get real-time monitoring of your backup infrastructure, identification of unprotected VMs, resource analysis, and more.

Our advantage: Making a difference

Veeam provides fundamental and far-reaching advantages over other backup tools, justifying a best-of-breed approach to VM backup. Here are a few of those advantages at-a-glance:

Requirement Veeam Others
Reliability of backups 100% Unknown
Recover VM from backup Minutes Hours
Recover individual application items Any application Inexpensive
(included)
Select applications only Expensive
(per-application or per-object fees)
Recover individual guest files Any file system Windows, maybe Linux
Create sandbox on demand for testing/training/development/QA Included Not available
Additional capabilities: replication, deduplication, centralized management Included Extra (if available at all)


Microsoft Hyper-VHyper-V:

Microsoft Hyper-V offers some of the latest technology in virtualization, and more organizations are enjoying the benefits this platform can bring to their business. The challenge, however, is finding a data protection solution that avoids the "3C" problem associated with physical backup tools that have been retrofitted for virtual environments—issues with capabilities, complexity and cost.

Veeam Backup & Replication™ is Modern Data Protection - Built for VirtualizationTM. It solves the 3C problem with powerful, easy-to-use and affordable backup, recovery and replication, making it the perfect complement for Hyper-V.

Built for Virtualization

Veeam's Built for Virtualization approach ensures you get a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solution that helps you get the most out of your investments in virtualization.

Agent-free: Physical backup tools add unnecessary complexity through the use of agents in virtual machines (VMs). This makes backups a hassle and puts your critical VMs at risk. Veeam Backup & Replication provides application-aware backup and recovery as well as granular and in-place restore—all without agents.

Best support for Hyper-V: Veeam Backup & Replication includes support for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V as well as support for VHDX and VMs on SMB 3.0.

Virtualization-Powered Data Protection: Instead of merely tolerating the virtual environment, Veeam leverages it to provide the most comprehensive protection for your virtual infrastructure with:

  • Image-based backup and recovery: Image-based backup enables faster and less error-prone VM recovery, while Instant File-Level Recovery can quickly recover an individual file directly from an image-based backup regardless of operating system or file system
  • 2-in-1: backup and replication: Back up all of your VMs as often as you like and replicate them onsite for high availability or offsite for disaster recovery; get near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) for any virtualized application with included failover and failback
  • vPower: Patent-pending technology that runs a VM directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file, on regular backup storage

vPower

vPower is the breakthrough technology in Veeam Backup & Replication that runs a virtual machine (VM) directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file, on regular backup storage. With vPower you can restart a failed VM in as little as 2 minutes—we call it Instant VM Recovery, and it significantly reduces the duration and impact of outages.

  • 2-in-1 backup and replication
    Veeam combines image-based backup and replication in one comprehensive solution. It leverages the opportunity that virtualization provides to replicate VMs to an inexpensive standby host, without special storage or knowledge of application internals required. With virtualization and Veeam, you can provide near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) for any application at a fraction of the cost of traditional CDP.

    2-in-1 backup and replication
  • Agentless
    With Veeam Backup & Replication, there are no agents for you to license, deploy, manage or monitor. This streamlines deployment and maintenance of VMs and removes the burden of backup processing from them, so you can run more VMs per host and back up anytime without impacting users.
  • Changed block tracking
    This exclusive Veeam technology speeds incremental backups by 20x. Veeam changed block tracking maintains a list of blocks in the virtual hard disk that have been modified. When it's time to back up or replicate the VM, Veeam Backup & Replication simply refers to this list—it doesn't need to perform a scan-and-compare of the entire VHD. Not only can you back up faster and more frequently, but you can also replicate as often as every 5 minutes.
  • Built-in compression and deduplication
    With compression and deduplication included at no extra charge, you can manage the large volumes of data generated by image-based backups. Reduce backup storage consumption and the amount of data sent over the network. Combined with bandwidth throttling and scheduling capabilities, Veeam extends the protection of your Hyper-V environment to an off-site location or into the cloud.

    Built-in compression and deduplication
  • Instant VM Recovery
    Veeam's vPower technology enables Instant VM Recovery, which lets you restart a failed VM from a regular backup in as little as 2 minutes—significantly reducing the duration and impact of outages.
  • Instant File-Level Recovery
    Restore guest files directly from an image-level backup—no staging, agents or special backups are required. You can optionally create a catalog of Windows guest files to help you quickly find the files you need (and document compliance with backup policies).
  • E-discovery and item recovery for Exchange
    Have you virtualized Microsoft Exchange Server? Veeam gives you instant visibility into Exchange backups—perfect for e-discovery and recovery of individual items (emails, notes, contacts, etc.).
  • Fastest backup
    Veeam's changed block tracking for Hyper-V enables 20x faster backups and near-CDP by tracking changes as they occur, avoiding the overhead of difference scans during incremental backups and replica updates.
  • Synthetic full backups
    This approach to backup eliminates the need for full periodic backups by creating new full backups from incremental backups. It is the most efficient way to protect very large VMs that often take a long time to backup.
  • Secure restore
    Securely delegate restores to helpdesk personnel with Veeam's 1-Click File Restore. This allows Windows guest files to be restored directly to their original location—without an agent in the VM. Delegated admins do not require additional permissions—they simply find and restore files back to their original location without having access to file contents.
  • Centralized management
    From a web-based console, you can manage Veeam licenses across multiple servers, receive backup size statistics and edit/clone jobs all from a centralized location.
  • Advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning
    Upgrade to the Veeam Backup Management Suite™ and get real-time monitoring of your backup infrastructure, identification of unprotected VMs, resource analysis, and more.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
    Veeam Backup & Replication fully supports Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, including deployments using CSV v2 and SMB v3 shared storage.
  • Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange
    provides instant visibility into Exchange backups, advanced search capabilities, and quick recovery of individual Exchange items (emails, contacts, notes, etc.). And best of all, it’s free! (included in all editions of Veeam Backup & Replication) 
  • Advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning
    Upgrade to the Veeam Backup Management Suite™ and get real-time monitoring of your backup infrastructure, identification of unprotected VMs, resource analysis, and more.

Coming in v7: new market leading features

  • Native Tape Support
    Archive to Tape provides another option for archiving Veeam backups – disk, cloud and tape. It supports virtual tape libraries (VTLs), tape libraries and standalone drives. And, it’s fully integrated into Veeam Backup & Replication and tracks VMs and restore points across tapes, making restores simple.
  • Built-in WAN Acceleration
    Get backups offsite 50x faster. Remove the hurdles to offsite storage with automated, agent-free backup copy jobs and built-in WAN acceleration.

What's New in Veeam Backup & Replication v6.5:

Virtualization changes everything—especially what you can do with backup. Veeam recognized the disruptive power of virtualization early on, and designed a solution from the ground up specifically for the new platform.

The result is powerful, easy-to-use and affordable backup that fully leverages the virtual environment and eliminates the need for agents.

Veeam Backup & Replication™ 6.5 extends these concepts with even more groundbreaking capabilities—so you can use virtualization in more ways to deliver more value to your organization.

E-discovery and item recovery for Exchange

Version 6.5 introduces Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange, which provides instant visibility into backups of Exchange Server 2010 virtual machines (VMs). Browse, search and selectively restore items (emails, notes, contacts, etc.) directly from Veeam backups, replicas, and HP StoreVirtual VSA and LeftHand snapshots.

Restore from SAN snapshots

Version 6.5 also introduces Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots, which provides granular VMware recovery from HP StoreVirtual VSA and LeftHand snapshots. Codeveloped with HP, Explorer for SAN Snapshots lets you perform Veeam restores (Instant VM Recovery, Instant File-Level Recovery and Explorer for Exchange item recovery) of VMware VMs directly from array-based snapshots.

Reminder: Although SAN snapshots can provide excellent RPOs (recovery point objectives) for certain operational disasters, they cannot serve as real backups since they would be lost along with production data in the event of a storage disaster. Thus, you should never rely solely on SAN snapshots for data protection. To ensure protection against all types of disasters, continue to perform regular backup of all VMs to backup storage using Veeam backup jobs or VeeamZIP™.

vSphere 5.1 support

Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 provides full support for VMware vSphere 5.1. And like vSphere 5.1, Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 supports VMs running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 8.

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V support

Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 provides full support for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V (and Microsoft Hyper-V 2012), including:

  • Changed block tracking on CSV v2 and SMB v3 shared storage
  • Support for VHDX disk format
  • Support for large virtual disks (up to 64TB)

Not only does Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5 support the new version of Hyper-V, it can also facilitate deployment of 2012 Hyper-V:

  • Safeguard in-place upgrades: Make a backup copy of VMs before performing an in-place upgrade. If something goes wrong, you can reinstall 2008 R2 Hyper-V and restore VMs from backup.
  • Simplify migration: Backup VMs on 2008 R2 Hyper-V and restore to 2012 Hyper-V. You can also replicate VMs from 2008 R2 Hyper-V to 2012 Hyper-V.

Advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning

This document details the enhancements in Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5. Veeam Management Suite™ 6.5 also includes new functionality for Veeam Backup & Replication—namely, advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure.

This functionality is delivered by Veeam ONE™ through new integration with Veeam Backup & Replication (both are part of the Veeam Management Suite), and includes:

  • Real-time monitoring of the backup infrastructure
  • Identification of unprotected VMs
  • Resource analysis
  • and more

Additional enhancements

Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 support
Version 6.5 includes full support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, including:

  • Guest OS. Backup, replicate and restore VMs running Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8, whether on vSphere or Hyper-V, with advanced application-aware image processing.
  • ReFS volumes. Full support for Microsoft's new Resilient File System (ReFS), including direct file restore (described later), guest file system indexing and 1-Click File Restore.
  • Global data deduplication. Leverage data deduplication in Windows Server 2012 to minimize the size of backup repositories. This includes deduplicating data between backup files produced by different backup jobs. Veeam has tested and certified Windows Server 2012 deduplication for use with Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • Veeam components. Install any Veeam component (backup server, backup proxy server, backup repository, Enterprise Manager) on Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8.

Engine

  • Synthetic full transformation and reversed incremental backup. Improved performance (up to several times, depending on backup storage).
  • Storage optimization. New storage optimization setting provides improved performance and resource utilization for backup jobs with backup files over 16TB in size.
  • Memory consumption. Average memory consumption by the job manager process has been reduced up to 3 times.
  • Network packet loss. Increased the processing engine's tolerance to network packet loss.
  • Network traffic verification engine. New network traffic verification engine detects and automatically recovers from in-flight data corruption caused by malfunctioning network equipment and similar issues.
  • Improved NAT support. Control whether the source backup proxy server or the backup repository/target backup proxy server establishes network connectivity. This is helpful when deploying Veeam Backup & Replication in a network with NAT and firewalls.
  • Storage space notification. Added support for low disk space notification for CIFS-based backup repositories.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 support. Added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 as a backend database.
  • Microsoft .NET 4.0. Migrated user interface and management components to Microsoft .NET 4.0 for reduced resource consumption and improved performance, stability and security

Backup

  • Configuration backup. Automatically (and periodically) backup the Veeam product configuration to a specified backup repository. Useful when your backup server is physical and cannot protect itself, and when migrating a backup server to another computer. Configuration restore automatically rescans all backup repositories and replica hosts to register any additional restore points that were created after the configuration backup took place.

Job scheduling

  • Chained execution. Chain job execution directly in the backup console, without having to use scripts or post-job actions. New scheduler setting allows a job to start automatically once the job it depends on finishes processing all VMs.
  • Start time. Specify an exact start time (within the hour) for jobs that run on an hourly or less frequent basis.
  • Continuous jobs. Define an allowed window and prohibited hours for a continuous job. For consistency, continuous jobs have been moved under the periodic jobs option in the user interface.

Application-aware processing

  • EFI boot. Added support for VMs that use EFI boot.
  • Log reduction. Significantly reduced the number of logs produced on VMs.
  • Timeouts. Increased network-less processing operations timeouts to reduce failures when processing VMs with applications that take longer to perform a VSS freeze.
  • Reverse order. Added support for the InverseVssProtocolOrder registry value (DWORD). When this registry value is set to 1, the sequence of application-aware processing is reversed, making jobs try network-less processing mode before network processing mode.

File-level restore

  • Direct file restore. When restoring a guest file back to its original location from the backup console (Backup Browser), perform the restore with a single click. You no longer need to supply destination information, and Veeam Backup & Replication does not have to stage the file locally on a backup server or on a network share.
  • Dynamic disks. Extended support for file-level restores from dynamic disks to include spanned, striped, mirrored and RAID-5 volumes.
  • Backup Browser UI. Updated the Backup Browser's user interface (UI) to match the new product UI introduced in version 6.1. Removed the hidden system partition from the volume tree. Now retrieves actual drive letters from restored guest OS settings (rather than simply assigning in sequential order).

User interface

  • Backup statistics. Deduplication ratio now accounts for data reduction from source-side deduplication, as well as target-side deduplication.
  • Backup server version. The version number of the backup server is now included in email reports and in the list of backup servers in Enterprise Manager.
  • Miscellaneous performance optimizations and minor enhancements. Includes multiple UI performance optimizations and minor enhancements based on user feedback.

Licensing

  • CPU cores. The License Information dialog box now includes the number of CPU cores on each licensed host, to make it easier for customers to stay in compliance with Veeam license tiers.
  • Automatic update. Disable automatic updates of the license file from Enterprise Manager to backup servers (available to authorized backup-as-a-service providers).

Enhancements specific to VMware

  • Improved processing performance. Significantly reduced data transfer initialization time in all transport modes by disabling excessive VDDK logging.
  • Direct file restore. Perform a direct file restore (described earlier) without a network connection between the backup server and the destination VM.
  • File management. Improved file management (FastSCP) performance up to 25%.
  • Migration wizard. Specify that Veeam Quick Migration be used even if VMware vMotion is available.
  • Intelligent load balancing. To facilitate LAN-free operation, if a backup proxy server can Hot Add connect to both the source and replica VM disks, intelligent load balancing assigns it as the only backup proxy for the replication job.
  • Replica VMs. To save disk space, replica VMs are created by default with thin-provisioned virtual disks, regardless of the source VM disk type.
  • Virtual Lab. Added internet access from the Virtual Lab environment for VMs using port groups other than first.

Enhancements specific to Hyper-V

  • Instant VM Recovery. Added support for Instant VM Recovery from backups created with some virtual disks excluded.

Other

  • Enhanced PowerShell support. Added PowerShell cmdlets for replica failover, replica failback and VeeamZIP operations.

Supported Environments:

Hypervisors:

  • VMware vSphere: 3.5–5.1
  • Microsoft Hyper-V: 2008 R2 and 2012

Virtual Machines:

  • Any operating system supported by the hypervisor
  • Any file system
  • Any application
  • Any configuration—standalone or managed by VMware vCenter Server or Microsoft SCVMM

VMware Infrastructure

Platforms:

  • vSphere 4.x–5.1
  • VMware Infrastructure 3.5 (VI3)

Hosts:

  • ESXi 3.5–5.1
  • ESX 3.5 and 4.x

Software:

  • vCenter Server 4.x–5.1 (optional)
  • Virtual Center 2.x (optional)

Virtual Machines:

  • All operating systems supported by VMware
  • Any application
  • Any file system

Microsoft Hyper-V Infrastructure

Hosts:

  • Windows Server 2012 and 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V (including core installation)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 and 2008 R2 SP1 (free version of Hyper-V)

Software:

  • Microsoft System Center 2012 and 2008 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (optional)

Virtual Machines:

  • All operating systems supported by Microsoft Hyper-V

Multi-Hypervisor Support

Veeam Backup & Replication also supports VMware vSphere. With Veeam, you can protect all your VMs—Hyper-V and VMware—from the same console, using the same data protection infrastructure. You can even swap Veeam licenses between hypervisors at no charge— that's investment protection for your data protection!

Licensing

Veeam Backup & Replication is licensed per CPU socket on the hosts with VMs to be protected by Veeam. There are no per-VM fees and no agents, media servers, management servers or other components to license.

Standard and Enterprise Editions:

Veeam offers different editions of its award-winning Veeam Backup & Replication™ software, so you can choose the edition that best meets your particular needs.

A closer look: Standard and Enterprise Editions

The chart on the following pages details the differences between Enterprise and Standard editions of the product, as well as the Cloud Edition, which is also available in Enterprise and Standard variations. Currently, there are differences in these areas:

  • 1-Click File Restore: Enterprise Edition includes the ability to restore Windows guest files directly to their original location (virtual machine) from search results in web-based Veeam Enterprise Manager. No in-guest agent is required, and file restores can be delegated to help desk personnel. Standard Edition does not include these capabilities.
  • Catalog of Windows guest files: Enterprise Edition maintains a catalog (index) of Windows guest files on disk and in archived backups; Standard Edition only includes files in backups currently on disk.
  • Cloning and editing jobs: Enterprise Manager provides consolidated reporting and notification across backup servers, as well as a web interface for monitoring and restarting jobs. With Enterprise Edition, you also get the ability to clone and edit jobs through Enterprise Manager.
  • Restore to mailbox: Standard and Enterprise Editions both include Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange, which provides instant visibility into Exchange backups (and replicas) for easy e-discovery and item recovery. You can browse and search mailboxes and mailbox stores directly from backups (without restoring them first). Then you can export items (emails, notes, contacts, etc.) directly from backups to a PST file, MSG files or as an attachment. With Enterprise Editions, you can also restore items directly to a mailbox.
  • Virtual Lab: Virtual Lab provides an isolated environment where you can run virtual machines (VMs) directly from compressed and deduplicated backup files using Veeam's patent-pending vPower technology. Virtual Lab—and the capabilities that use it—are available in Enterprise Edition only (and only for VMware).

    • U-AIR (Universal Application-Item Recovery): Enterprise Editions include U-AIR; Standard Editions do not. U-AIR is the ability to restore individual application objects, such as email messages, directory objects or database records, from a regular image-level backup. To the extent this capability is available in the market today (some vendors offer very restrictive and limited implementations), it is considered a "premium" capability and carries an additional cost. Veeam is excited to offer a much more flexible and robust implementation that supports any virtualized application and brings greater value to customers.
    • SureBackup: Enterprise Editions offer automated recovery verification, including support for application test scripts and bulk VM testing; Standard Editions do not. This feature is only for VMware.
    • On-Demand Sandbox: For VMware environments, Enterprise Editions include the ability to run one or more VMs from backup in an isolated environment, providing a working copy of the production environment for troubleshooting, testing, training, etc. Standard Editions do not include this capability.

Upgrading to Enterprise and Cloud Editions

Customers using Standard Edition who wish to move to Enterprise Edition can do so by paying an upgrade fee. Options are also available for upgrading from Standard or Enterprise Edition to Cloud Edition.

Feature Enterprise Standard Notes
Data Protection Modes
Backup Fully supported Fully supported Image-based backup of VMs
Replication Fully supported Fully supported 2-in-1: backup and replication for one price, in one cohesive solution; includes replica rollback and assisted failover and failback.
VeeamZIP™ Fully supported Fully supported Streamlines ad-hoc backups of live VMs.
Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots Fully supported Fully supported Restore individual VMs, guest files and Exchange items from HP StoreVirtual VSA and LeftHand snapshots.*
VM Copy for VMware Fully supported Fully supported Creates a complete copy of a VMware VM on any storage.*
Quick Migration for VMware Fully supported Fully supported Migrate VMware VMs between hosts and/or datastores using VMware vMotion, Storage vMotion and/or Veeam-provided migration technology.*
File Manager Fully supported Fully supported Integrates file management (Veeam FastSCP™) into the operator console.
Architecture
Changed block tracking Fully supported Fully supported Lightning-fast incremental backups to minimize backup time and allow for more frequent backup and replication.
Multiple backup options Fully supported Fully supported Back up directly from SAN, over LAN*, or from hypervisor I/O stack.
Advanced VSS integration and application awareness Fully supported Fully supported Uses a Veeam-built VSS writer and advanced application-aware processing (such as transaction log truncation) to ensure proper backup and restore of VSS-aware Windows applications.
Web UI Fully supported Partially supported In addition to the Windows-based backup console, also includes Enterprise Manager, a web-based console that provides a consolidated view of your distributed deployment; includes federation of multiple backup servers, centralized reporting and consolidated alerting; Enterprise Edition also allows cloning and editing of jobs and 1-Click File Restore.
Synthetic full backup Fully supported Fully supported Eliminates the need for periodic full backups (provides "forever incremental" backup), thus saving time and space.
Built-in deduplication Fully supported Fully supported 10x space savings on backup storage.
Near-CDP Fully supported Fully supported Near-continuous data protection for any virtualized application, at a fraction of the cost of traditional CDP.
vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP) Fully supported Fully supported Highly efficient and "future-proof" solution that uses VADP to protect VMware VMs.
Instant VM Recovery
Temporary spare Fully supported Fully supported Quickly restore service to users by restarting a failed VM directly from a backup file on regular backup storage.
Instant File-Level Recovery
Wizard-driven recovery Fully supported Fully supported Includes wizards for instant file-level recovery from 15 commonly used Windows, Linux*, Unix*, Solaris* and BSD* file systems.
1-Click File Restore Fully supported Not supported Allows help desk administrators to restore Windows guest files through the Enterprise Manager web UI.
Catalog of Windows guest files Fully supported Fully supported Creates a catalog (index) of all Windows guest files that have been backed up.
Search across backups Fully supported Partially supported Quickly search for Windows guest files across backups. With Enterprise Edition, you can search current and archived backups. With Standard Edition, you can search current backups only.
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange
Browse Fully supported Fully supported Browse mailbox stores inside backups (or replicas) using a familiar Explorer-like interface.
Search Fully supported Fully supported Search across one or several mailboxes or mailbox stores using familiar Outlook-like "Find" and "Advanced Find" dialogs.
Export Fully supported Fully supported Export individual items (emails, notes, contacts, etc.) directly from a backup (or replica) to a PST file, MSG files or as an attachment.
Restore to mailbox Fully supported Not supported Restore individual items from a backup (or replica) directly to a mailbox.
Universal Application-Item Recovery*
Object-level recovery Fully supported Not supported Object-level recovery for any application, on any OS, using existing application management tools.
User-directed recovery Fully supported Not supported Available for any application with a web front-end, such as Microsoft SharePoint.
Microsoft Exchange Fully supported Not supported Includes a wizard that Exchange administrators can use to recover individual objects (such as emails and contacts).
Microsoft Active Directory Fully supported Not supported Includes a wizard that Active Directory administrators can use to recover individual objects (such as users and groups) and their attributes.
Microsoft SQL Server Fully supported Not supported Includes a wizard that SQL Server administrators can use to recover individual objects (such as tables and records).
SureBackup*
Automated recovery verification Fully supported Not supported Automatically verify the recoverability of backups.
On-Demand Sandbox*
Working copy of production environment Fully supported Not supported Create a working copy of the production environment from any point in time for troubleshooting, testing, training, etc. by running one or more VMs from backup in an isolated environment—without additional storage and without modifying the backup.


Cloud Edition

Cloud Edition includes all of the features in Veeam Backup & Replication Standard or Enterprise Edition in addition to the features listed below.

Feature Enterprise Standard Notes
Data Protection Modes
Cloud-agnostic Fully supported Fully supported Support for 15 leading public storage clouds.
Store backups in the cloud Fully supported Fully supported Copy VMware or Hyper-V VMs backups to the cloud.
Transmit backups to the cloud encrypted Fully supported Fully supported Supports encryption of backups in transit to the cloud and at rest in the cloud.
24/7 support Fully supported Fully supported 24/7 support included with your Cloud Edition license.
Fully supported Fully supported
Partially supported Partially supported
Not supported Not supported/Not available

* Currently available for VMware only

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