Last week Veeam released to RTM version 8 of Backup & Recovery and Veeam One.
As of yesterday it is available for general download from their site.
The new version has a ton of new features, updates and improvements. So I’m going to spread it out.
In this post I’ll focus on major new features and in following posts minor changes and a third post with an update regarding Veeam One.
So let’s get started – Whats New:
1. Explorer for SQL – This simple interface allows for recovery of SQL Databases from your VM backup. The DB is restored and connected to your SQL server of choice.
2. SQL Log Backup – Veeam can now backup transaction logs allowing for continuous (15 min+) protection of SQL with point in time restores.
3. Veeam Explorer for Active Directory – This simple interface allows for recovery of Active Directory objects from your VM backup.You can recover user accounts, computer accounts, atributes etc.
4. Netapp snapshot integration – similar to HP snapshot integration introduced in version 7. Netapp snapshot integration allows backing up from N snapshots, performing Netapp snapshots, replication of the snapshot to a 2nd Netapp device and item level restoration from the snapshots.
5. EMC Data Domain Boost – Allows for integration with EMC data domain allowing for integration with built-in dedupe of the appliance thus offloading deduplicaton and synthetic backups to the appliance,
6. Encryption – Allowing for full AES 256 encryption of backup files.
7. Wan acceleration for replication – Introduced in ver 7 for backups Veeam now supports WAN acceleration for replication. A major improvement for performing DR replication over WAN to a remote location.
8. Self restore options – Veeam enterprise manager has been improved to allow for delegation restore of objects including SQL. Now a SQL DBA can login in to the enterprise manager web portal and perform the restore himself.
9. Backup I/O Control – Monitors storage I/O & latency during backup. If latency climbs above a set threshold the backup will throttle to prevent storage performance degradation.
I think that about wraps up all major improvements. In my next post we’ll continue to talk about some of the 150+ other improvements that have been implemented.