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New Patch 4 Released for @Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0

Veeam has announced the release of a new patch for Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0.  It can be installed on any previous version of Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0, since as usual, the patch is cumulative.

There are many improvements being made with this patch, but it also comes with a few big product enhancements as well.

New Features and Enhancements

VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)

  • In addition to adding basic support (as provided by other vendors), the intelligent load-balancing engine was enhanced to account for VSAN specifics. As the result, for each VM the job will pick backup proxy running on VSAN cluster node with most of the virtual disks' data available locally. This significantly reduces backup traffic on VSAN cluster network, resulting in minimum possible impact on production environment from backup activities.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 both as the protected guest workload (including application-aware processing functionality), and the back-end database for backup and Enterprise Manager servers.
License key auto update
  • Added automated license key update option to the License Information dialog. With auto-update enabled, the product will check Veeam licensing server periodically for an updated license key, and download and install the key automatically as soon as it becomes available. This feature is particularly useful to the Service Providers and subscription-based customers, and it removes the need to download and install the license key manually each time when the license extension is purchased.
Backup Copy
  • The maximum allowed amount of restore points in the Backup Copy job has been increased to 999.
  • Backup Copy will now resume the transfer after network connection drop to a Linux-based backup repository.
  • Backup Copy jobs should no longer report errors during the days when source backup jobs are not scheduled to run - for example, during the weekend.
  • Added support for certain Hardware VSS Providers that previously could not be detected by the storage rescan process, and as such could not be used by the jobs.
  • Jobs will now retry failed snapshot creation when another shadow copy of the same volume is already in progress, instead of immediately failing to process a VM.

For a complete list of new features and resolved issues, and to download Patch 4, check out the following Veeam KB article: KB1891

Published Tuesday, July 01, 2014 7:09 PM by David Marshall
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