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Agentless Backup and Recovery for oVirt Virtual Machines using BDRSuite
In the ever-evolving realm of virtualization, oVirt has emerged as a powerful free, open-source virtualization management platform. As oVirt continues to establish itself as a cornerstone of virtualization deployments, the necessity for a robust backup strategy becomes increasingly evident to safeguard critical VMs on oVirt and ensure business continuity.

In this article, we'll explore the oVirt backup solution provided by BDRSuite. We'll also delve into its distinctive features and provide a comprehensive guide on backing up and restoring oVirt VMs using BDRSuite.

About BDRSuite - #1 Cost-Effective Backup Software

BDRSuite by Vembu, stands out as the leading cost-effective and comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution designed to protect data across diverse environments, covering Virtual Machines (VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, oVirt, Proxmox), Servers (Windows, Linux, FileShare/NAS), Endpoints (Windows, Linux, Mac), Cloud (AWS, Azure), SaaS applications (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace), and Applications & Databases (Microsoft Exchange Server, SharePoint, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle). BDRSuite extends its capabilities with BDRCloud, a secure and scalable cloud backup and recovery solution. BDRSuite provides onsite, cloud, remote, and hybrid backup solutions, making it an ideal choice for Businesses and MSPs.

Key Features of oVirt Backup

Agentless Backup: BDRSuite offers native agentless backup for oVirt based virtual machines. This eliminates the hassle that requires the installation of agents on each VM, leading to complexity and resource consumption.

Flexible Scheduling: Customizable backup schedules empower organizations to tailor their backup strategies according to specific business needs. BDRSuite allows for flexible scheduling, ensuring that critical data is backed up at optimal times without disrupting daily operations.

Efficient Data Recovery: In the event of data loss or system failures, BDRSuite ensures swift and efficient data recovery. BDRSuite offers instant VM recovery to restore entire VM in less than 15 mins and also granular recovery options, allowing users to restore individual files, folders, or entire VMs with minimal downtime.

Centralized Management: BDRSuite simplifies the backup management by providing a centralized web console to easily monitor and manage backups from a single, intuitive interface.

Cost-Effective Solution: BDRSuite's commitment to cost-effectiveness makes it an attractive choice for businesses of all sizes and types and MSPs.

How to Backup oVirt Virtual Machines

Let's walk through the steps to backup your oVirt virtual machines with BDRSuite.

Step 1 - Download & Install BDRSuite:

Begin by downloading and installing BDRSuite effortlessly in your environment. Login to the BDRSuite Backup Server console.

Step 2 - Add oVirt as Data Source:

Integrate your oVirt seamlessly into BDRSuite, ensuring access to the target virtual machines.

Step 3 - Configure Backup Storage:

Choose your preferred storage to store backups -NAS, SAN, S3, Azure Blob, Google Cloud, or S3 Compatible storage like Wasabi, MinIO, and Backblaze.

Step 4 - Configure Backup Job:

  • VM Selection: Select specific VMs for backup
  • Automate Backups at Specific Intervals: You can configure backup frequency starting from every 15 mins or hourly/daily/weekly/monthly
  • Customize retention and encryption settings: Set how long you want to retain data and enable encryption if you want to use a customized encryption key
  • Save & Run the Backup Job: Save configurations and let BDRSuite initiate automated backups as scheduled, freeing you from manual intervention.

How to Restore oVirt Virtual Machines from Backup

BDRSuite offers versatile restoration options for oVirt based VMs, allowing you to choose between complete VM, file-level recovery, or volume level recovery based on your specific needs.

Let's walk through the steps to restore oVirt virtual machines and its data from backup.

  • Login to the BDRSuite Backup Server Console. Navigate to Recovery -> Restore Backup Data. You will be viewing a list of backups configured in the BDRSuite Backup Server.
  • Click the 'Restore' button alongside the job from which you want to restore the backup data.
  • Recovery Configuration:
    • Select VM & Choose the restore type
    • Choose the timestamp to restore
    • Provide any restore details required like choosing target host for Full VM Recovery or entering download location for disk/file level recovery
  • Finally, initiate restore and the selected VM/data will be restored.


As oVirt gains prominence as a preferred platform for managing KVM virtualized infrastructure, businesses can rely on BDRSuite's oVirt Backup for robust data protection and recovery for oVirt based VMs. With its enterprise-grade features and commitment to affordability, BDRSuite stands out as the optimal choice for oVirt based VM backups for organizations prioritizing data security without compromising on performance or budget considerations.

Get Started Today!

BDRSuite offers 30-day fully featured free trial for you to explore in your environment. Please contact BDRSuite team at to get the installer link for oVirt Backup.

Published Thursday, April 18, 2024 7:32 AM by David Marshall
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