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Category: Backup & Replication

Virtualization Backup Solutions, VMware vSphere Backup Solutions, Hyper-V Backup Solutions

Nakivo VM Backup Appliance – QNAP

NAKIVO VM Backup Appliance based on QNAP NAS is available

NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS combine backup hardware, backup software, backup storage, and data deduplication in a single device. This setup frees up virtual infrastructure resources previously used for backup and results in a smaller footprint and less maintenance. Compared to purpose-build backup appliances, the combination of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and QNAP NAS is up to 5X more affordable, while delivering the same or higher levels of performance and reliability.

Nakivo VM Backup Appliance - QNAP

NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS also deliver higher VM backup speed when compared to VM-based backup solutions. This is because backup data is written directly to the NAS disks, bypassing network protocols such as NFS and CIFS. NAKIVO VM backup appliance based on QNAP NAS can boost VM backup performance by up to 2X.

NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS separate virtual infrastructure and backup software, which improves reliability and ensures that recovery can be performed even if a portion of a virtual infrastructure is unavailable.

NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS can be deployed onsite or offsite – even in locations with no virtual infrastructure – and can be used to store primary and secondary VM backups. NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS provides all components that are required for operational and disaster recovery: hardware to run restores, backup data, and backup software.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 environments and offers advanced features that increase VM backup performance, improve reliability, speed up recovery, and help save time and money. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides:

  • Proper backups: Native, agentless, image-based, application-aware VM backup and replication
  • Fast backups: Forever-incremental backups, LAN-free data transfer, network acceleration
  • Small backups: Exclusion of SWAP files and partitions, global backup deduplication, variable backup compression
  • Guaranteed recovery: Instant backup verification with screenshots of test-recovered VMs, backup copy offsite/to the cloud
  • Faster recovery: Instant recovery of VMs, files, Exchange objects, Active Directory objects, instant disaster recovery with VM replicas.
Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015-2016-2017, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 – Download May 2017 Updates

Veeam has released updates for adding some improvements and also fixing some issues on Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 at May 2017.

  1. Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2

  2. Veeam ONE 9.5 Update 1

Veeam has added some new platforms to Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 supported platforms by this update:

  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems (formerly HX-Series/SpringPath) support for Backup from Storage Snapshots functionality.
  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ 3.3.1 support and improved scalability by migrating some API calls from SSH to RESTful API.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V BigEndian platform support.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2016 CU5 support for mailbox item recovery with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange.
  • NetApp ONTAP 9.1 support.
  • Oracle 12.2 support for all Oracle database backup and restore functionality.
  • Veeam Agent for Linux 1.0 Update 1 (build 1.0.1.364) support, including new 1-Click FLR via Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.
  • Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 (build 2.0.0.700) support, including application-item recovery support from agent backups.
  • VMware vCloud Director 8.20 support.
  • VMware vSAN 6.6 support.

Also Veeam ONE 9.5 will support vSphere 6.5 after installing the update.

The updates release notes are available on the below links:

Release Notes for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2

Release Notes for Veeam ONE 9.5 Update 1

Also the updates are available on the below links for direct download:

Update 2 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5

Update 1 for Veeam ONE 9.5

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015-2016-2017, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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Vembu BDR Suite 3.7.0 – Review

What’s Vembu BDR Suite?

Today, data protection and service protection are two important concepts in IT environments. Any company needs tools to protect its data and its business. Also in addition of data protection, companies need to tools to keep their services up always with near zero down time or zero down time. Vembu BDR Suite provides complete, hassle-free, universal Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for all physical and virtual environments. It features host level backups of VMware and Hyper-V. Vembu BDR Suite also allows granular recovery of files, folders and applications.

Vembu BDR Suite – Editions

Vembu offers two editions of Vembu BDR Suite:

  1. Paid Edition
  2. Free Edition

Free Forever!

The Free Edition of Vembu BDR suite of products contains the mandate features which ensures data protection for both the physical and virtual data center environments. If the organisation is not having any specific backup policy requirement for business continuity and data management environment features like, near continuous data protection with CBT (changed block tracking) incremental backup, VM replication with automated Failover and Failback process, stand-by virtual DR (Quick VM recovery) and Offsite DR, then they can opt for the free edition of Vembu BDR Suite.

Vembu Free Edition
It doesn’t matter that you want to install and use Vembu BDR Suite as paid edition or free edition. There is single installer and if you want to use advanced features, you can buy and install license otherwise you can use free edition after evaluation period.

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Nakivo Backup & Replication – New Release

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7

Today, Nakivo has announced latest release of Nakivo Backup & Replication with lot of new features and improvements.

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7

What’s New

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 key features are as follows:

  1. Hyper-V Backup And Replication
  2. Supporting VMware vSphere 6.5
  3. Skip Swap Files
  4. Active Directory Integration
  5. Bulk Delete

Read the below posts and Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 home page to find detailed information about the features and improvements:

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 Beta! Hyper-V Supported Now!

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 – vSphere 6.5 Support!

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 – Skip Swap File!

Download!

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 is available for download now and you can use it free for 30 days!

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 - Download

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015-2016-2017, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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Protecting VM Against Ransomware

Ransomware

Actually, Ransomware is a computer malware and Ransomware will be installed on wide range of devices such as computers, smartphones and wearable devices. Ransomware can attack to data and encrypt data then ask user to pay for decrypt data.

Users may encounter Ransomware in a number of ways. The most common method used by attackers to spread Ransomware is via e-mail as an attached file.

Ransomware

Protecting VM Against Ransomware

Most companies are using VDI solutions to deliver desktop experience to the users and virtual desktops acting same as physical desktop. Even all protection steps are provided for protecting users data such as strong anti-virus, firewall, email malware detection and other ways, attackers will try new way to infect user data and keep data as hostage and ask to pay money.

When users data is encrypted by a Ransomware, administrators can help them by restoring their data from a valid backup, so one of solutions to protecting data is taking backup from them.

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Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015-2016-2017, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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VM Backup Best Practices

Datacenters are going smaller compare to datacenters in past few years because of virtualization revolution. Organizations are deploying their services on virtual servers instead of physical servers and most companies over the world have large virtual farms. But some traditional challenges are still exists such as backup and disaster recovery.

Virtual machine deployment and maintenance is easier than physical servers but administrators have to take backup from machines, files or any important data same as before, nothing changed! Also organizations still needs to recovery site for disaster recovery in other geographical location, all machines should be replicate between the primary and recovery site. Backup solutions are little different in virtual infrastructures with physical infrastructures but backup solution has also backward compatibility in virtualization platforms, means that the backup solutions covers both virtual and physical machines now.

The new backup and recovery solutions still needs to storage space for storing backup files, bandwidth for transfer and computing resources for processing backup jobs. Any backup solution has some best practices and administrators should consider the best practices to achieve best results. Know VM backup best practices are important topics for planning and implementing backup solutions.

Join me to review some of best practices for backup solutions in virtual infrastructures.

Define Backup Strategy

Defining good strategy is first and important step of backup and recovery solutions. Administrators should know:

  1. Should take backup from all virtual machines?
    • No. All virtual machines are not critical for us. Virtual machines should divided to groups and define backup plans according to those groups and their priorities.
  2. On-Site or Off-Site?
    • On-Site backup is a usual backup solution but about mission critical services, but about natural disaster. Off-Site backup and replication solution helps you too keep your services safe and running always.Backup Types
  3. RTO and RPO: Organizations should define their RTO and RPO on their business continuity planning.

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Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 – Download Beta Version

Finally, the new version of Nakivo is available to download as beta version.

The new version has many new features and improvements that we have reviewed them on the previous posts:

Nakivo 7 Beta! Hyper-V Supported Now!

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 – New Features

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 – Skip Swap File!

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7 – vSphere 6.5 Support!

Read the above posts if you want to know about new features!

Nakivo 7 BETA

You can download beta version from this link: https://www.nakivo.com/resources/whats-new-in-v7.html

And also get a gift card!

Try the new features and share your experience with me as comment.

I’m sure that if you have mixed environments, Nakivo is one of best backup solutions for you because of supporting Hyper-V and vSphere in new version.

Davoud Teimouri is as a professional blogger, vExpert 2015-2016-2017, VCA, MCITP. This blog is started with simple posts and now, it has large following readers.

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