Veeam Extract Utility, quick restores without the Veeam server

One of the biggest misconceptions about Veeam Backup & Replication, often fueled by competitors, is that it requires the complete server installation in order to run restores. So, this becomes a Single Point of Failure, just like many other solutions from competitors. This is completely untrue: there are two main features in Veeam that make restores possible even without the server installation.

Restore a single VMDK using Veeam Instant VM Recovery

Instant VM Recovery is one of the coolest feature of Veeam Backup & Replication. Regardless of the size of a VM, it allows to have it back in production and running in few minutes, because it’s not actually copied back into the production datastore, but directly executed from a backup file. It’s main use is to restore completely broken or lost VMs, but what if you want to restore a single VMDK, maybe because the original VM is fine and you only need one of its virtual disks? usually, a disk restore would require a complete binary restore into the production datastore, and if the disk is quite large it can take some time. What if you would be able to use Instant VM Recovery also for a single VMDK, instead of having to remove the old VM and swap it with the new one?

Veeam Backup & Replication 7 #4: Self-service restore su vCloud Director

Prosegue con questo articolo la mini-serie sull’uso del nuovo Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 in abbinamento con vCloud Director. Dopo aver configurato i backup di vCloud Director, è anche possibile permettere ai propri utenti/clienti di effettuare in autonomia i ripristini di files o intere virtual machines, senza dover richiedere l’intervento degli operatori di Veeam Backup. Per […]

[IT] #Veeam Backup & Replication 6 preview: 1-Click File Restore

In Veeam B&R 5 la gestione dei file level restore è sempre stata demandata agli amministratori IT. La necessità di dover richiamare un particolare backup, montare i dischi corrispondenti e il copia/incolla necessario a ultimare il ripristino rendevano queste operazioni difficilmente demandabili direttamente agli utenti. Con la versione 6, queste limitazioni sono state elegantemente eliminate […]