Vembu recently announced a very interesting offer for Small Businesses – Vembu BDR Suite Free Edition. This edition allows you to perform free backups of up to 10 running virtual machines (both on Hyper-V and VMWare hypervisors), and protect an unlimited number of physical hosts running Windows Server and workstations with Windows and Mac.
In the free version of Vembu BDR Suite, you can take advantage of the following features:
- Agentless VM backup – no agents are installed on the VM for protection;
- Almost continuous data protection (RPO <15 minutes);
- CBT–based incremental backup – Changed Block Tracking technology allows you to reduces the space used in storage by backing up only the blocks that have been changed since the previous backup;
- Application-aware backups – with support of the following business-critical apps such as Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server and Active Directory;
- Quick VM Recovery (RTO <15 minutes);
- Granularly recover Files & Application items – you can recover a single file without need to restore full VM.
Another good news – the Vembu trial version you are using is the full version of BDR Suite. You can use the Enterprise version for 30 days with a full set of features. However, after a 30-day trial period, you edition is convert to the free version without any problems if you decide not to use Standard or Enterprise edition.
For more details about the update, refer the official Vembu blog .
It has also been improved:
- Vembu ImageBackup now continues after a crash from the moment the crash occurred;
- the ability to change VM hardware settings during startup from backup (live recovery);
- improved live recovery functionality in Hyper-V;
- improved application-aware functionality in Hyper-V (you can select individual VMs);
- it is possible to cancel the Vembu OffsiteDR replication task;
- API was added to get detailed information on storage utilization (VM size, compression ratio, task size);
- new disks fall into the backup with incremental backups. Previously, this happened only when creating a full backup.