Od teď dostupný Veeam Backup 6.1 a s tím i Free verze tohoto produktu.
Version 6.1 includes a new capability for performing ad-hoc backups. In many ways, it functions like a zip utility for VMs. For this reason, it’s called VeeamZIP™.
Use VeeamZIP whenever you need to:
•• Backup a VM on-the-fly (for example, before making changes to it). Instead
of running the regular backup job (which typically contains multiple VMs
and a specified number of restore points) or creating a new backup job, simply
VeeamZIP the VM.
•• Archive a VM (for example, before decommissioning it). VeeamZIP is a powerful
weapon in the fight against VM sprawl. You no longer need to keep unused
VMs just in case someone comes around later asking for them. Instead,
VeeamZIP and then delete unused VMs. It’s a great way to reclaim expensive
•• Copy a VM (to your test lab, training center, to give to a client, etc.). To install
the VM in a new location, simply restore it from the backup using Veeam
Backup & Replication or Veeam Backup™ Free Edition (see next section).
Unlike copying, cloning or exporting a VM:
– You can VeeamZIP a VM without pausing or powering it off.
– VeeamZIP compresses and deduplicates the data to minimize file size.
– VMs are fully encapsulated, and all configuration settings are correctly restored.
– Thin provisioned disks are maintained as thin throughout the backup
and restore process.
– You can extract guest files from the backup.
You can use VeeamZIP from the Veeam backup console. You can also install
Veeam Backup Free Edition on your workstation and use VeeamZIP there.
Running VeeamZIP from your workstation can be useful, for example, if you want
to VeeamZIP a VM to a USB stick or local hard drive. Of course, you still need
permissions in your virtual infrastructure to perform a backup.
Veeam Backup Free Edition
Version 6.1 introduces a new free mode. The free mode, called Veeam Backup Free Edition, provides a subset of the functionality in the full (paid) editions of Veeam Backup & Replication, including VM and file recovery. So if you ever need to perform a restore but don’t have access to a Veeam backup server, you can simply download and install Veeam Backup Free Edition. You don’t need a license key, and you can recover VMs, VM files and guest files.
Veeam Backup Free Edition also includes file management capabilities. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as “the New FastSCP™.”
More information about Veeam Backup Free Edition, including a comparison to the full (paid) editions of Veeam Backup & Replication, is available on veeam.com.
One of the first things you’ll notice about version 6.1 is the new console. While wizards and dialogs (which account for 90% of the user interface) haven’t changed, it’s now easier to get to them. Enhancements include:
Use of Microsoft design standards. Follows Microsoft UX (User eXperience) guidelines to streamline user interactions and seamlessly blend with other Windows management tools. For example, the ribbon toolbar helps you quickly see all possible actions associated with the currently selected object. And multiple task-focused management trees allow you to find things easily—for example, you can use the VM tree to quickly find and add new VMs to an existing job.
Dynamic nodes. Reduces clutter by only showing relevant management tree nodes. For example, the “Imported backups” node is displayed only if you’ve imported one or more backups. Likewise, the “Running jobs” node, which shows all running jobs in a single view, is displayed only if there are jobs currently running.
Extensibility. Multiple task-focused management trees and Outlook-style tabs provide real estate for new functionality planned for the next major release.
Instant search. Search any object list to quickly find VMs, jobs, backup proxy servers or other objects, even if you have thousands of them. UI performance and virtual infrastructure tree retrieval time have also been improved, so browsing, expanding and searching for objects is faster, especially in large environments.
Enhancements specific to VMware
Hot add. If a VM has multiple disks, hot add is performed once for the entire VM, instead of once for each processed disk, which speeds up VM processing.
vPower NFS performance. Removed unnecessary logging to improve vPower NFS performance.
Failback performance. Enhanced the virtual disk digest calculation process to improve failback performance.
Delete default backup proxy server. As long as it’s not the only one, you can now disable and delete the default VMware backup proxy server.
Warnings. The warning message indicating failover to network processing mode has been changed to an information event. Likewise, the warning message about outdated VMware Tools on the processed VM has been changed to an information event.
To learn more, visit: www.veeam.com