FREE Endpoint Backup using Vembu ImageBackup

Backup and Disaster Recovery solution for Windows Desktops and Laptops

Vembu ImageBackup offers comprehensive Backup and Disaster Recovery solution for Windows Desktops and Laptops at FREE of cost. It backs up entire system image or individual volumes of Windows Desktops and Laptops. During system crash or any major disaster, Bare-metal Recovery (BMR) helps to recover the backed up Windows machines into same or different hardware.

Vembu ImageBackup

Vembu ImageBackup for Endpoints FREE Architecture

  • To backup Windows Desktops and Laptops, install the Vembu ImageBackup agent on each Windows machines
  • Upon configuring backup job, Vembu ImageBackup initiates Microsoft VSS to take snapshot of the selected disks or full machine and it transfers the used blocks to the Vembu BDR backup server
  • The blocks will be compressed and encrypted before it leaves the source Windows machine
Vembu ImageBackup Architecture
  • The backup data will be further compressed before storing it in the storage repositories
  • Vembu ImageBackup agent installs Vembu’s proprietary Changed Block Tracking driver to track the changes after full backup and as per the incremental scheduling frequency, the changes will be transferred to the storage repositories
Lee Wong, The Mackie Group
“Vembu ensures availability of our core productions systems that support Mackie’s business operations
Alan Morris, Ceredigion County Council
“Vembu have been a valued partner since starting to use the product around 5 years ago
Phong Lam, Zecontech, Inc
“We have used Vembu product for years, starting with its hybrid-cloud backup solutions

Windows Endpoint Backup Features

Vembu ImageBackup backs up all Windows Desktop OS including Windows XP2 and above.
Full System or Volume Level Backup – Backs up the full disk image of Windows Desktop and Laptop including all volumes or you can select any individual volume for backup. Also Vembu ImageBackup supports,

  • MBR and GPT disks
  • Defragmented disks
  • Disks greater than 2TB
  • Windows Desktops and Laptops with pass-through disks
GFS Retention – Provides ability to specify retention policy for merging multiple recovery points via GFS (grandfather – father – son) settings. Enabling GFS Retention will reduce the time taken to restore backed up machines and most importantly, reduce the size of merged image files in the storage location. Generally, daily merge is known as ‘son’, weekly merge is known as ‘father’ and monthly merge is known as ‘grandfather’
Incremental with Changed Block Tracking – Vembu Changed Block Tracking (CBT) Driver actively tracks the changes in between incremental backups and backup only the modified blocks (i.e., data) from Windows Desktops and Laptops to the BDR backup server.
Forever IncrementalFREE Endpoint Backup merges the incrementals based on the number of daily restore points we choose to keep. So IT admins can run forever incremental with only one full backup
Near Continuous Data Protection (CDP)FREE Endpoint Backup using Vembu ImageBackup allows IT admins to run incremental backup every 15 minutes to offer Near CDP for Windows Workstations.
Bandwidth Throttling – It enables the user to limit the bandwidth used by the backup process during data transfer. If you don’t want to spend your entire bandwidth on backups, use this feature to control or limit the bandwidth
Backup Windows Settings – If you don’t want to run incrementals during non working hours and weekends, you can enable this feature and specify the time frame

Quick Recovery for Business Continuity

Vembu’s FREE Endpoint Backup ensures industry best recovery time objectives (RTO) < 15 minutes by delivering quick recovery features, which helps you to recover entire Windows physical machines including OS and applications, individual files.
Quick VM Recovery – During system crash or major disaster, you can instantly restore full Windows Desktops and Laptops on any hypervisors such as VMware ESXi host, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM
Instant File Recovery – Recover individual files and folders instantly from Windows Endpoint Backup without restoring it completely
Vembu Virtual Drive– Instantly recover all the Windows Workstations running in ESXi host or Hyper-V server by mounting Vembu Virtual Drive as datastore using NFS share or as Hyper-V VM storage using SMB share. It helps to recover the entire data center during major disaster.

Options for Disaster Recovery

Vembu ImageBackup for Windows Desktops and Laptops also supports the legacy restore options such as Bare-metal Recovery.

Bare-metal Recovery (BMR) – Using Vembu Recovery CD, IT admins can restore backed up Windows Workstations to the same or different hardware

Volume Level Recovery – Restore any individual volume to the same machine or different Windows machine

Data Redundancy for Zero Data Loss

A dedicated filesystem for Backup data storage and Backup data replication to offsite or remote location ensures the data redundancy and industry best Recovery Point Objective (RPO) < 15 minutes.
Efficient Storage Management – BDR backup server uses its own file system VembuHIVETM to store backup data. VembuHIVETM is an efficient cloud file system designed for large-scale backup and disaster recovery (BDR) application with support for advanced use-cases.
Data Replication to Offsite Data Center – Optionally additional copy of backup data can be replicated to your own offsite location for data redundancy and disaster recovery purpose
Scale-out Storage – Storage targets can be incrementally added anytime without affecting existing backup jobs
Data Replication to Vembu Cloud – Additional backup data can be replicated to Vembu Cloud to get hybrid cloud backup infrastructure

Backup Verification for Data Integrity

The recoverability of the backed up Windows Workstations are confirmed by running integrity tests. Vembu ImageBackup offers three-tier backup verification check and it avoids data loss after recovery.

Boot check – Backed up Windows Workstations will be instantly booted as a VM by reading the backup storage targets on Hyper-V or KVM..

Mount check – This process ensures that the backed up disks in each Windows Workstations are mountable.

Integrity check – Vembu uses Windows check disk utility to check the integrity of each files which are backed up along with Windows Desktops and Laptops.

VM Converter for Easy Migration across Environments

Vembu ImageBackup offers FREE migration tools as part of backup and disaster recovery solution.
VMware Converter (P2V) – Helps to migrate Windows Workstations deployed in physical environments and other hypervisors to VMware vSphere environment
KVM Converter (P2V) – Helps to migrate Windows Workstations deployed in physical machines and other hypervisors to KVM environment
Hyper-V Converter (P2V) – Helps to migrate Windows Workstations deployed in physical environments and other hypervisors to Microsoft Hyper-V environment
Virtual to Physical Converter (V2P) – Helps to migrate VMs running in VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows VMs running in other hypervisors such as KVM, Xen to physical environment

Centralized Data Monitoring available 24/7/365

Extensive reports and centralized management console offered by Vembu
Vembu BDR360 – Centralized monitoring and management portal delivers extensive reports on backup activities and resource utilization across all BDR backup servers
Vembu Portal – Centralized license management portal to manage license utilization & backup server activities