It’s no doubt Scale-out Backup Repository is one of the biggest and most talked new feature of Veeam Backup & Replication v9. I wrote a new whitepaper to guide readers in exploring and learning how to get the best out of this new exciting technology.
One of the features coming in Veeam Backup & Replication v9 is per-VM backup chains.This great addition was in between a general announcement related to other backup storage improvements; in case you missed it, here we go with a dedicated post, because this feature is going to be great!
Last year, together with the release of the new Veeam Cloud Connect, I wrote and published its Reference Architecture. The paper had a great success with 1500 people downloading it. Because of the new additions in Veeam Backup & Replication v8 Update 2, it was time to upgrade the document.
The upcoming Veeam Availability Suite v9 has tons of enhancements and new features, but improvements around primary and backup storage will surely be one of the biggest parts of our next release.
We already announced a new addition in our list of supported storage arrays for our storage snapshots integration (EMC VNX/VNXe), but this isn’t the only storage news—on the contrary, there are plenty of them, and I’ll cover some of them in this post.
As a VADP compliant application, Veeam Backup & Replication leverages VDDK libraries to interact with VMware vSphere environments to request VM snapshots, extract data from ESXi, and other operations. Depending on the version you are using, you are effectively running different versions of VDDK. Sometimes it’s important to know which one, to be sure if an unexpected behaviour is a known issues of that version or not.
Veeam Backup & Replication v8, part of Veeam Availability Suite v8, has been released and customers and partners are already upgrading their environments and exploring the several new features that have been added to this latest version of the software. There are many enhancements that are not part of the marketing activities, but nonetheless they all contribute to create every time an awesome version of the software.
I’ve created a list of my favorite 8 new technical features, my “gems”. In this series of posts, I will show you them and dive a little bit into their technical details. In this eight episode, we will talk about Hyper-V.