Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 R2 is out, with support for vSphere 5.5 and Hyper-V 2012 R2

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If you are among those savvy guys who waited to upgrade their infrastructures with vSphere 5.5 or Hyper-V 2012 R2 because, among other limits, your backup software was not compatible, if you are using Veeam there are some good news.

Veeam has just released their new version of Veeam Backup & Replication, named 7.0 R2 (build number 7.0.0.764). Besides being the first release to use this new numbering type, the last release of their flagship backup software has some new important features:  the first and foremost is the official support for the latest virtualization solutions, that are VMware vSphere 5.5 (along with vCloud Director 5.5) and Hyper-V 2012 R2.

There are further new features and bug fixes. You can read the complete list and download the upgrade here. These are the ones I like the most:

– Added ability to limit maximum amount of active VM snapshots per datastore. This is a terrific new feature, if you ask me. With it you can nw avoid to overload a given datastore with too much I/O operations created by snapshot deletions. This is even more problematic if you are using parallel processing

– replica can now be recovered after a quick connectivity interruption between source and destination proxy. This makes replicas across WAN connections even more reliable

– VSS processing: Veeam can now identify a Microsoft Exchange DAG cluster with a passive node, and process it accordingly. They also added support for Exchange CCR clusters.

– User interface should now remember size and positions off the main window, as well as all panels and columns.