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Veeam releases free virtualization backup tool for VMware, Hyper-V

If you've been involved in server virtualization for any length of time, you've probably already come across the "green machine" marketing group from Veeam Software. Recently Veeam kicked off on its website a countdown clock to "something awesome for virtualization lovers." In this case, they were right. When the clock finally struck zero, Veeam did indeed announce something "awesome" for virtualization administrators: a free product called Veeam Backup Free Edition.

This free tool was released alongside (no coincidence) Veeam Backup & Replication 6.1, the company's latest upgrade to its core VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V business continuity product. In fact, Veeam Backup Free Edition is the same base product, providing a subset of the functionality of its bigger brother. Both the free and full editions use the same download and installer, with functionality being controlled by the presence or absence of a license key.

The free version has no time limit on use, but it is limited in its functionality. Unlike its big brother, Veeam Backup & Replication, the free version has no backup scheduler; no incremental backup capabilities; no application-aware processing; no vPower or Instant VM Recovery; no VM replication, failover or failback capabilities; no PowerShell or scripting capabilities; and it is limited to a single backup server and a single backup proxy server, so there is no support for a distributed architecture.

Whatever you do, don't let the "no" list above fool you. This free tool provides a powerful set of features that will surely cause it to find its way onto many virtualization administrator tool belts.

Packed within this free tool, Veeam provides a number of really interesting and powerful capabilities.

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Read the entire InfoWorld Virtualization Report article.

 

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:36 AM by David Marshall
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