One of the most common questions I hear when talking about implementing a VMware environment is related to backups. How do you back up a virtual machine? It is possible to use existing methods involving remote agents for backup software, but they are often complicated and expensive, as well as reliant upon tapes. A better method is to use a Veeam’s Backup and Replication product.
NEW Veeam Backup & Replication 4.1 offers a major breakthrough in full and incremental backup speeds. Using technological advancements within VMware vSphere 4 and the VMware vStorage APIs for data protection, Veeam customers experienced the following benefits derived from native support of thin provisioned disks and changed block tracking:
We use this product here at InterWorks, and it is FANTASTIC and EASY. It allows you to create backups of an entire virtual infrastructure, a virtual machine, or selected virtual hard drives on VMs. From this backup, individual file restores are possible within a matter of minutes. You can also create full replicas of a VM and store it on another ESX server either at your current location or a DR site. Send us a message if you are interested in more information!