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New Version 3.0 of Veeam FastSCP Supports ESXi and ESXi Free
Veeam Software, award-winning provider of systems management tools for VMware virtual datacenter environments, today announced the immediate availability of a new version of its popular FastSCP free tool, version 3.0. The new release, like all products in the Veeam Management Suite for VMware, supports VMware ESX, ESXi and the ESXi free edition.

Veeam FastSCP is widely used among VMware administrators and has become the de facto standard for file management and VM copy in VMware environments. It is used to quickly copy virtual machines between ESX hosts; between Windows and ESX; and between Windows or ESX and ESXi, including the free version of ESXi.

Since its first release in October of 2006, Veeam FastSCP has become the #1 most popular free tool used by more than 60,000 VMware administrators worldwide. The product has always been available at no charge, and continues to be free. With Veeam FastSCP and Veeam Monitor Free Edition, Veeam shows its commitment to contributing to the VMware community by offering quality free tools to help administrators in their daily tasks.

FastSCP, as its name implies, is several times faster than other SCP-based tools, and offers the benefit of Windows, Linux, ESX and ESXi "drag and drop" file management from a single console without re-entering logins and passwords. File movement is supported across standalone ESX or ESXi hosts, as well as hosts in different VMware vCenters. The tool also offers a built-in file editor for tweaking ESX and Linux configuration files, including editing Linux file permission (chmod) from a Windows GUI.

"Veeam FastSCP has always been a brilliant tool," said Rynardt Spies, VMware vExpert of "Now, with support for ESXi servers, FastSCP 3.0 is a must have for ESX/ESXi Administrators. Copying files between Windows and ESX/ESXi servers has never been faster or easier. FastSCP 3.0 will certainly make my job as a virtualization specialist a lot easier."

Key features and benefits in FastSCP 3.0 include:

  • Real-time or scheduled file and VM copy with e-mail notification of status
  • Bulk storage copy for datacenter migration or move
  • Built-in file editor for managing ESX and Linux configuration files
  • Traffic compression and removal of empty blocks for greater network efficiency
  • Disk space preallocation to prevent file fragmentation
  • Automated sudo functionality for ESX and Linux hosts
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use interface

Veeam FastSCP 3.0 is integrated with Veeam Backup & Replication, #1 Backup for VMware, and can be downloaded at no charge from

Published Friday, March 06, 2009 6:17 AM by David Marshall
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