Microsoft Hyper-V Backup

With each new release of the Windows Server Hyper-V platform, Microsoft has shown that Hyper-V is a major contender in the virtualization space. With Hyper-V built on top of the tried and true Windows Server Failover Cluster platform, and the powerful new features found in the latest versions of Windows Server, more and more businesses are utilizing Hyper-V as the platform to host either production or development/stage/test workloads.

While Hyper-V contains mechanisms built into the platform that allow taking production snapshots and even replicating Hyper-V virtual machines to recovery environments, Hyper-V still lacks the native features and capabilities that allow organizations to have a cohesive, single pane of glass data protection solution that allows them to confidently protect Hyper-V production workloads.


Hyper-V Backup – Featured Highlights

Vembu BDR Suite for Hyper-V virtual machines is the single answer to data protection gaps that businesses encounter when protecting Hyper-V environments today. It allows organizations to have a data protection solution that supports all aspects of data high availability with Hyper-V, including Hyper-V Cluster support, host-level backups, high-performance changed block tracking and many other features.
  • Hyper-V Cluster Support
  • Host-level Virtual Machine Backups
  • Hyper-V Checksum Based Incremental Change Tracking
  • Replicate Hyper-V Virtual Machines without limits of native Hyper-V replication *Coming Soon
  • Automated Failover and Failback *Coming Soon
  • Full Hyper-V Application-aware backup support including Log Truncation
  • Cluster Shared Volume CSV Support
  • Supports protecting Hyper-V virtual machines running from SMB Shares
  • Live Recovery for Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Efficient backup storage including Compressed and deduplicated backups
  • Powerful VembuHIVE File System allows easily converting or migrating Hyper-V backup data

Lenter Tech. Gains Rock Solid Data Retention & Retrieval with Vembu BDR plus Increased Savings and Profitability

Lentner Technology

“The Vembu solution has increased Lentner Technology Integrator’s bottom line for cloud backup services from $1 per GB up to $7 per GB. This has proved to be one of the most profitable services in our lineup offered to clients. In total, Vembu BDR has saved our clients an estimated half a million dollars in lost revenue from data loss last year.”

Sean Lentner,

CIO, Lentner Technology Integrators
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Robust Hyper-V Backups – Ensuring Hyper-V Data Availability including Hyper-V Clusters

Vembu BDR Suite allows you to ensure complete data availability in Hyper-V environments, including single Hyper-V hosts to multiple Windows Server Failover Clusters hosting the Hyper-V role. Even when virtual machines are moved to another Hyper-V host, the backup will continue to function without interruptions. Used in conjunction with the native high availability features within Hyper-V, Vembu BDR Suite ensures data availability for your Hyper-V production workloads.

High-Performance Hyper-V Backups and Restores

Businesses need high-performance Hyper-V backup software to match their high-performance Hyper-V environment. Vembu BDR Suite makes this possible!

  • Near Continuous Data Protection in your Hyper-V environment with RPO and RTO values of less than 15 minutes
  • Hyper-V Quick VM Recovery allows booting Hyper-V virtual machines directly from backup storage, allowing almost instant service and data recovery of your Hyper-V virtual machines!
  • Full Application-Aware support in Hyper-V allows protecting your business-critical applications, including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Active Directory, and SharePoint
  • High-performance checksum-based Hyper-V Change Tracking provides efficiently backing up only the changes made between each Hyper-V backup run
– Unleash the true performance potential of your Hyper-V environment with Vembu BDR Suite!

Hyper-V Backups Focused on Security

Hyper-V Backup Security
Of all the security mechanisms that organizations have in place for securing their data, backups are often overlooked as an important part of the overall security strategy. Vembu BDR Suite provides a powerful, effective, and secure data protection solution for Hyper-V that easily allows organizations to bolster their overall security strategy.

  • Hyper-V backups are encrypted in-flight and at-rest in AES 256-bit encryption
  • Vembu BDR Suite interacts with Hyper-V environments using Microsoft’s secured authentication mechanism
  • Backups are stored on Vembu’s proprietary patented file system that is built for performance and security
– Vembu BDR Suite for Hyper-V provides the means to make data protection central to security

Restore, Migrate, Convert Hyper-V Backups

Vembu BDR Suite provides unrivaled flexibility to organizations who need to restore, migrate, or even convert data contained in their Hyper-V backups.

  • Easily migrate Hyper-V backups to VMware or KVM virtual disks
  • VembuHIVE File system allows quick conversions between VHD, VHDX, Flat-VMDK, VMDK, or RAW formats
  • Granular restores of Hyper-V Virtual Machine application data using Vembu’s Universal Explorer utility
  • Interact between Hyper-V hosts and Hyper-V Clusters seamlessly with Virtual Machine backups and restores
– Vembu provides hypervisor agnostic backups and restores, truly empowering organizations to have control of their data!

Easily Achieve and Maintain Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Data and regulatory compliance are often very complicated and tedious objectives. Vembu empowers organizations to have the tools and processes needed from a data protection perspective to accomplish these objectives seamlessly while protecting business-critical data in Hyper-V environments.

  • Hyper-V backups are encrypted in-flight and at-rest so data is secured full circle using industry standard AES-256 encryption
  • Vembu empowers businesses with Advanced Retention policies that allow organizations to choose data retention strategies that meet up with regulatory compliance and business needs
  • Vembu’s industry-leading experience and technologies combined with Hyper-V data protection capabilities allow meeting all of today’s compliance demands and those of tomorrow
– Vembu BDR Suite empowers organizations to meet and exceed these often very complex compliance demands

Hyper-V Backups Built for the Cloud

Today’s organizations are looking to leverage the power of the public cloud in all aspects of IT infrastructure. Public cloud infrastructure allows organizations to move quickly and efficiently. Microsoft has engineered Hyper-V to include very strong “cloud” features. Vembu BDR Suite, allows businesses today to utilize the cloud, and hybrid cloud configurations.

  • Replicate Hyper-V backup data to your offsite DR site or to the public cloud with Offsite DR provisioned in any public cloud environment including AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • Make use of Vembu’s hosted Offsite DR cloud for a fully managed cloud DR solution
– Embrace the public cloud with Microsoft Hyper-V and Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu OnlineBackup Addresses Infotech Solutions Requirement for a Secure and Enterprise Cloud Backup


“We chose Vembu because of brand loyalty and enterprise backup features (SQL, Exchange, VMWare, Hyper-V) and custom encryption keys. What we liked most about Vembu would be the ease of setup and security. Vembu provides easy, secure, and reliable backups for our company.”

Josh VanDyke,

IT Manager Infotech Solutions, LLC
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Modern Hyper-V Data Protection Features – Guaranteed Data Availability

Hyper-V Cluster Support

Today’s Hyper-V environments run on top of Microsoft’s Windows Server Failover Cluster technology to ensure high availability. Vembu’s Hyper-V Backup solution provides full Hyper-V Cluster support which is a key requirement for any data protection solution for Microsoft Hyper-V.

  • Connect Vembu BDR Suite to Hyper-V Clusters
  • Seamlessly move VMs between Hyper-V cluster hosts without impacting backups
  • Full support for Cluster Shared Volumes

Agentless Host Level/Cluster Level Backups

Without the use of guest operating system agents, Vembu BDR Suite allows effectively backing up virtual machines at the Hyper-V host or Hyper-V Cluster level. This allows for centralized management, administration and most importantly – no agents!

  • Hyper-V virtual machines require no agents for backups
  • Application-aware backups utilize native VSS technology
  • Manage Hyper-V host and Hyper-V Cluster backups all from within the Vembu BDR Suite console

Near Continuous Data Protection (CDP)

Protect your Hyper-V environment with RPO and RTO values of less than 15 minutes! Vembu BDR Suite provides instant access to virtual disks, files, folders and application data.

  • 15-minute RPO and RTO
  • Instant file restores
  • Instant VM recovery
  • Restore Application Objects instantly

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Quick VM Recovery

Restoring access to services and data quickly is key to ensuring and maintaining business continuity. Vembu BDR Suite allows recovering Hyper-V virtual machines instantly. This process is hypervisor agnostic, allowing you to recover Hyper-V virtual machines to VMware or KVM.

  • Boot Virtual Machines directly from backup storage
  • Instantly recover Hyper-V virtual machines to other hypervisors
  • Completely bypass backup restoration time
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Vembu BDR Delivers A Trustworthy & Scaleable Solution that Support Multiple Environments

Double Down Tech

“We were looking for a product that would centralize multiple products and be a turnkey solution. Vembu allowed us the ability to support multiple customers with different environments using an enterprise-grade product at an affordable cost.”


CTO, Double Down Tech
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Automatic Backup Verification

Verifying backups is one of the most crucial steps in disaster recovery planning and testing, yet is often neglected. Vembu BDR Suite takes the heavy lifting out of the backup verification process by providing an automated process for verifying backups.

  • Automatically boot and test Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Screenshot the Virtual Machine after it is booted
  • Notify the backup administrator via email with the results of the backup verification test

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Automated Failover/Failback

Site-level failover can be tedious and complicated. However, with Vembu BDR Suite protecting Hyper-V environments, the failover and failback process is automated and orchestrated to provide a seamless transition between environments. This includes handling the often-tedious tasks to reconfigure network connections and addressing between the protected and recovery sites.

  • Powerful automation and orchestration of site failover
  • Network reconfiguration rules

Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Capabilities

Organizations utilizing Hyper-V often want to leverage the power of the cloud or leverage hybrid cloud configurations. Vembu BDR Suite makes this possible.

  • Offsite DR server on-premises and in the cloud
  • Hosted Offsite DR solution

Tape Backup Support

Vembu BDR Suite allows organizations to effectively use the still very cost-effective tape backup medium. Tape backup is able to provide effective long-term archival storage and allows businesses to meet the best practice 3-2-1 backup strategy.

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Vembu OnlineBackup Proves Versatile for Web Fire Communications

Web Fire

“We chose Vembu over competitors because we were able to do both Linux and Windows backup…We like Vembu OnlineBackup the most because of the great plugins for SQL and Exchange.”

John Easterwood,

IT Admin
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Instant File-Level Recovery

The most basic and elemental recovery operation is recovery files. Vembu BDR Suite allows quickly and easily recovering files and folders directly from backup data. Also, Vembu provides the ability to perform item-level recovery for Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint, Microsoft SQL Server, and Active Directory allowing organizations to have very granular control over data restored at the application level.

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Application-Aware Backups

Businesses today run services and data on top of business-critical applications. Today’s data protection solutions need to have the ability to interact with the application for proper data protection. Vembu BDR Suite provides full application-aware capabilities to ensure application data is protected properly and consistently.

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Backup Security and Encryption

Protect your backup data both at-rest and in-flight using industry standard AES-256 bit encryption. This allows the organization’s data to have protection, full-circle and meet the standards of today’s compliance regulations.

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Build Virtual Lab Environments

With the ability to boot VMs directly from backup storage, businesses can effectively build out virtual lab environments that allow efficient provisioning of DEV/STG/Test environments on the fly.

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