Vembu ImageBackup for Windows Servers & Endpoints

Ensuring Business Continuity for your physical environments
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Windows Backup Features

Vembu ImageBackup backs up all Windows OS including Windows XP2, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows 2003 SP2, 2008, 2008R2, 2012 and 2012 R2.

Full System or Volume Level Backup

Backs up the entire system 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 Servers 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) to the BDR backup server.

Forever Incremental

Vembu ImageBackup 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.

Application aware Backup

Application-aware backup process helps to create consistent database snapshots by quiescing the applications using Microsoft VSS.

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.

Near Continuous Data Protection (CDP)

Vembu ImageBackup allows IT admins to run incremental backup every 15 minutes to offer Near CDP for physical Windows IT data centers.

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 ImageBackup 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 and individual items from Microsoft Applications.

Quick VM Recovery

Instantly restore full Windows Servers and Workstations on any hypervisors such as VMware ESXi host, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM

Instant File Recovery

Recover individual files and folders instantly from Windows backup without restoring it completely

Vembu Virtual Drive

Instantly recover all the Windows Servers and 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

Vembu Explorer for Microsoft Exchange

Instantly restore Exchange user mailboxes, emails, contacts and etc. without restoring entire Exchange server machine

Vembu Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory

Instantly restore Active Directory objects and GPOs and etc. without restoring entire Active Directory server machine

Vembu Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server

Instantly restore SQL database and tables without restoring entire SQL server machine

Vembu Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint

Instantly restore SharePoint site connections and documents without restoring entire SharePoint server machine

Options for Disaster Recovery

Vembu ImageBackup 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 Servers and 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

Additional backup data can be transferred to offsite location for data redundancy

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 Servers and 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 Servers and 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 Servers and 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 Servers and Workstations machines.

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 Servers and Workstations deployed in physical environments and other hypervisors to VMware vSphere environment.

Hyper-V Converter (P2V)

Helps to migrate Windows Servers and 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.

KVM Converter (P2V)

Helps to migrate Windows servers and Workstations deployed in physical machines and other hypervisors to KVM 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

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