Veeam Backup & Replication 7 Released


Great news! The new and highly anticipated version of Veeam Backup & Replication has just been released.

For those of you aren’t familiar, Veeam Backup & Replication is one of the leading backup applications for backing up, replicating and restoring Hyper-V.

I’ll be writing a full post next week regarding backing up of Hyper-V using Veeam.

For now some of the new features available in Veeam 7 Are:

  • Support for tape device as backup target
  • Support for Exchange 2013 and Sharepoint 2013 (Object level restore)
  • 1 Click Restore
  • Virtual Lab for replicas – Allows the use of existing replicas to set up a virtual lab or test environment
  • Wan Acceleration for fast backups over WAN
  • Backup From Storage Snapshots  – Allows the use of storage snapshots for customers with HP P4000 or 3par Storages
  • VM backup copy and archive – You can now choose specific VM’s to be copied out of a backup job and apply long-term retention policies to that particular VM

Some Other Cool Features (already in place from previous versions are:

  • Forever incremental Backups – After one full backup all future backups are incremental
  • Instant Recovery (Allows almost instant availability of a failed VM, The VM is run directly from Backup without the need to perform a full restore
  • File recovery from both Windows & Linux VM’s
  • Compressing and dedupe of backups
  • VM replication with multiple point in time restore points
  • Full VSS compatibility for consistent backups in Microsoft environments.

Stay tuned for my future post on using Veeam Backup & Replication.