Free VMware Backup using Vembu VMBackup

Backup Unlimited VMware vSphere VMs, forever

For those businesses, which do not have sophisticated data protection systems, Vembu VMBackup provides an exclusive Free Edition for VMware environments where the user can take unlimited agentless VM Backup hosted in VMware ESXi host and vCenter server at zero cost. Also, Vembu offers different types of recovery options which ensures the high availability of VMware VMs. By combining the power of application consistent snapshots using Microsoft VSS writer and Vembu’s scalable patented block file system VembuHIVE, IT Managers can now initiate complete virtual machine recovery during any disaster.

Vembu VMware Backup

Feature Highlights

  • Agentless VMware Backup
  • VMware SAN, Hot-add and Network Based (NBD/NBDSSL) transport mode for LAN free data transfer
  • Application-Aware Image Backups
  • Full VM Recovery to ESXi host
  • Instant File Recovery
  • Cross Platform Migration(V2V)

How it Works

Vembu BDR Suite comes with a 30 days of free trial with no restriction to any of its features and after the 30 days trial period the user must purchase the licenses to continue using all the features or else the user can opt for the Free edition of Vembu BDR Suite to continue using it with some feature restriction.

Supported VMware Environments

Hosts

  • vSphere ESXi 6.0
  • vSphere ESXi 5.5
  • vSphere ESXi 5.1
  • vSphere ESXi 5.0
  • vSphere ESXi 4.1
  • vSphere ESXi 4.0

Platforms

  • vCenter Server 6.0
  • vCenter Server 5.5
  • vCenter Server 5.1
  • vCenter Server 5.0

Key Features of VMware Backup Free Edition

Agentless VMware Backup

By using Vembu VMBackup Free Edition, user can backup all or selected VMs running on VMware environments without installing any agent on each VM. Vembu VMware backup is designed to protect ESXi and vCenter environments using the VMware vStorage APIs (VADP)
Agentless VMware Backup
Transport modes

Transport modes

Vembu supports different transport modes such as SAN, Hot-Add and Network based mode (NBD & NBDSSL) for LAN free data transfer. VMBackup will automatically analyze the user environment and it will choose the appropriate data transfer mode to provide fast and secured backup data transfer for VMware backups

Application-aware Image Backup

During each backup schedule, VMBackup verifies the Application writer consistency and provides deep VSS integration to deliver application-aware backup to ensure the consistency of the Microsoft applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, and Active Directory. It also reduces the storage space by automatically truncating the transaction logs after performing a successful backup.
Application-aware Image Backup
Full VM Recovery to ESXi host

Full VM Recovery to ESXi host

The backed up VM data will be permanently restored to the same or different VMware ESXi host or vCenter server after any disaster.

Instant File Recovery

Individual files and folders of the backed up VM can be instantly restored from virtual machine backup without restoring the whole VM.
File Level Recovery
Vembu Universal Explorer

Vembu Universal Explorer

IT Administrators can granularly recover the necessary application items from Microsoft applications such as Exchange, SQL, Active Directory, and Sharepoint directly from the backed up VM data using Vembu Universal Explorer tool

Cross Platform Migration

Vembu VMware Backup Free Edition allows user to have an in-built V2V and V2P migrations. With Vembu VMBackup, a backed up VMware virtual machine can be migrated to any other hypervisors like Hyper-V or KVM with minimal downtime.
Cross Platform Migration
VM Disk Download Options

VM Disk Download Options

Vembu allows to download the backed up VMware VM data into various virtual disk formats like VHD, VHDX, VMDK, VMDK-FLAT and IMG. So, later these virtual disks can be used to create a new VM on the hypervisors like VMware, Hyper-V and KVM.

Efficient Storage Management

Vembu VMBackup uses its own VembuHIVE file systems on top of the storage repositories to enhance the performance and scalability of the storage targets. It has built-in compression, encryption, version control, and built-in error correction.
Efficient Storage Management
Scale-out Repositories

Scale-out Repositories

Storage targets such as Local, SAN, NAS and DAS can be incrementally added to the storage repository anytime without affecting the existing VM backup jobs.

Vembu addresses the availability concern of core production systems that support Mackie’s business operations at affordable price point.
Mackie-Group
double-quotes Vembu ensures availability of our core productions systems that support Mackie’s business operations. 24×7 availability of business applications and its data is critical for us, and Vembu delivers on these requirements. Vembu has become an integral component of our IT and business continuity strategy.
Lee Wong, Manager of Information Technology at The Mackie Group

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