Vembu BDR Suite v4.0 Coming Soon!
What’s New in Vembu BDR Suite v4.0
Vembu BDR Suite v4.0 is coming with lot of new features and improvements. This post will be useful for who has Vembu BDR in their environment as backup and replication suite because I want to share the new features and improvements with you.
If you are using Hyper-V in virtual infrastructure, I have good news for you, don’t miss it.
New Features in Vembu BDR Suite v4
As I mentioned before there is some surprises about virtual environments with Hyper-V. VMware and Microsoft are virtualization leaders and during past years, Hyper-V was not defeated opponent always.
So Hyper-V market share has been growth and it will be more in future. Vembu has backup and replication suite to covering that all you need for your mixed environment.
In addition of previous useful features, Vembu has added the below features to the upcoming version:
Hyper-V Cluster Backup
Vembu support backing up the VMs in the cluster and even if VMs configured for backup are moved from one host to another, the incremental backup will continue to happen without any interruption.
Shared VHDx Backup
Vembu supports backup of the shared VHDx of Hyper-V.
Checksum Based Incremental
Vembu uses CBT for incremental backups. And for some CBT failure cases, we will be using Checksum for the incremental to happen without any interruption.
No need to enter credentials every time, Vembu Credential manager allows you to manage the credentials of the host and the VMs running in it.
It’s not end of the story, Vembu BDR Suite v4 has lot of enhancements as well. We’ll review those enhancements in the following.
Enhancements in Vembu BDR Suite v4
Now, let’s review the enhancements in upcoming new version.
Where it was Left Off for Vembu ImageBackup
In Vembu ImagBackup, if the backup job gets interrupted due to network failure, it will resume from where it was left off.
Improved Proxy Functionality
All backup related requests are triggered by the BDR backup server, the proxy agent will only process the request sent by the BDR Server.
Virtual Hardware Selection
You can now configure the specification of the Virtual Hardware during the live recovery like the socket and core counts, memory, hard disk provision type, and network adapter.
Improved Hyper-V Live Recovery
During the recovery of the backed-up Hyper-V, a separate agent is pushed to the target machine for performing the full VM recovery.
Improved Application Aware for Hyper-V Backups
For all Hyper-V VMs, you can individually select the VM to which you want to enable Application Aware processing.
Abort Offsite Replication
You can now abort the replication job from the Vembu OffsiteDR server.
You can now activate or deactivate a particular BDR server connected to an OffsiteDR server.
Quick VM Recovery Report
You will get a report for Quick VM recovery process with details like VM Name, Recovery point, Start and End time, target hypervisor and the status of the recovery.