Vembu’s new release v4.0 is all about maintaining business continuity and ensuring high availability. Apart from new features, this release features significant enhancements and bug fixes that are geared towards performance improvement.
Here are some of the key highlights of this release:
Hyper-V Failover Cluster Support for Backup & Recovery
This version provides Backup and Recovery for the VMs residing in Hyper-V Failover Cluster. Even if the VMs running on Hyper-V cluster move from one host to another, the backups will continue to run without any interruption.
Shared VHDX Backup
Also, Vembu now extends its backup support to shared VHDX of Hyper-V.
Hyper-V Checksum Based Incremental
Vembu leverages CBT for performing incremental backups. With v4.0, Vembu brings in Checksum based incremental method to ensure that you have a seamless backup experience, even if the CBT happens to fail in some rare cases.
The all-new credential manager will ease the management of hosts, VMs and physical machines. You don’t have to enter the credentials every time you need to backup a machine.
Let’s take a look at some of the enhancements made in this release:
1. Along with the added VMs, the disks that are newly added can also be backed up in the next successive incremental.
2. You can get a separate report for your Quick VM Recovery operations, which includes details like
- VM Name
- Recovery point
- Start and end time
- Target hypervisor
- Status of recovery
3. While performing Live Recovery to VMware, you will be getting an option to configure specifications of the virtual hardware like
- Socket & Core Counts
- Hard disk provision type
- Network adapter
4. Reconnection attempts will be made to continue the data transfer if a VMware or Hyper-V VM backup jobs get interrupted due to network failure
5. A new set of APIs has been released to give detailed reports on storage utilization like the size of the VM, storage space utilized by a backup job, compression rate etc.