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Vembu VMBackup v3.7.0

Virtualization Administrators (VMware or Hyper-V) are familiar with known issues with daily backups and using different products for each of the platform. Vembu offers one backup solution for both VMware & Hyper-V platforms to solve this puzzle of using multiple backup products in single Infrastructure. Vembu VMBackup is a Backup and Disaster Recovery software that supports VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.


VMBackup is designed to backup and replicate the virtual machines by taking the snapshots of the VM images at the host (hypervisor) level. There is no need to install any agent on each virtual machine (guest OS). Also, during incremental backups, only changed blocks will be transferred. Application-aware image backup processing ensures application consistency with logs being truncated after successful backups. The quick vm recovery helps you to instantly launch the backed up VMs on ESXi host or Hyper-V or any other hypervisor. VMBackup provides option of sending the backup data to an off-site data center or Vembu Cloud for data redundancy and disaster recovery.



Feature Highlights

  • Agentless VMware Backup and Replication
  • VM Replication for High Availability
  • VMware Hot-Add and SAN transport mode for LAN free data transfer
  • CBT enabled incremental data transfer using VMware VADP
  • Supports VMware vSphere v6.5 which includes VMware Virtual Volumes and Virtual SAN
  • Host level Advanced Hyper-V Backup
  • Support for Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volumes
  • Vembu CBT Driver for high performance incremental backups
  • Hot Backup ensures zero VM downtime
  • VSS aware technology for application consistency
  • Quick VM Recovery
  • Application-Aware Image Backups
  • Automated Backup Verification
  • Vembu Universal Explorer for Microsoft Exchange, SQL, Active Directory and SharePoint
  • Instant File-level Recovery
  • Entire VM recovery to ESXi Host, Hyper-V and KVM
  • Restore specific disks from a backed up VM
  • Cross Hypervisor Migration (V2V)
  • VembuHIVE File System, a File System of File Systems for efficient backup storage
  • Flexible & Configurable Retention Policies


VMware Backup

Most of the medium and large companies are moving their business critical servers to VMware vSphere environments to get the benefits of minimal downtime, better resource distribution, easier manageability and cost savings. Though VMware has inbuilt snapshot functionality to backup the VMs, it is not a complete backup solution as just snapshots alone cannot guarantee consistent backups with recovery points for months or years. Also, backing up VMware virtual machines by using any third party software or hardware vendors are typically more expensive and difficult to manage.

Vembu VMBackup is the most cost effective Backup and Disaster Recovery software which offers backup and replication for VMware vSphere hosts and vCenter servers at an affordable price point.

  • Host level VMware backupis designed to protect vSphere and vCenter environments using the VMware vStorage APIs (VADP)
  • VM Replication ensures the high availability of VMs. It creates a redundant copy of VMs on another ESXi host, in a ready-to-start state
  • The direct Hot-Addand SAN transport mode provides faster data transfer speed with less resource utilization. VMBackup will automatically analyze your environment and it will choose the appropriate data transfer mode
  • VMBackup uses the application-specific VSS writers to take consistent snapshots of MS Exchange, MS SQL Server, MS Active Directory and MS SharePoint. Also, it truncates log files after successful backup schedules.



Hyper-V Backup

Many small and medium businesses are using Microsoft Hyper-V servers in their data center as setting up a Hyper-V server and creating virtual machines are really easy and simple task for IT admins. But creating a backup policy for the Hyper-V VMs is not a simple process. Although, Hyper-V itself has a snapshot functionality, it is not an option for backup. Also, the backup softwares available for Hyper-V backup are not performing well due to the lack of comprehensive backup APIs from Microsoft.

Vembu has developed it’s own proprietary driver to backup the Hyper-V VMs in an efficient manner especially with up to 5X improvement in performance over other backup softwares.

  • Host level Hyper-V backupis designed to protect Microsoft Hyper-V Servers
  • Vembu’s proprietary CBT driver tracks the changed blocks alone during the incremental backup and it ensures the high performance incremental backup
  • Hot Backup ensures zero VM downtime
  • Hyper-V backups use application-specific VSS writers to take consistent snapshots of highly transactional applications like Exchange Server, SQL Server and truncate the transaction log files during the backup job
  • VMBackup supports the VMs located in Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volumes and the Windows SMB share



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