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Mar 31 2010   12:55AM GMT

Veeam SureBackup

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Veeam SureBackup is just around the corner, if you’ve been impressed with Veeam so far, you wont be surprised of what they came up with next. I have yet to test Veeam SureBackup, but since 90% of my clients use Veeam already I’ll definitely be upgrading to this as soon as possible.

SureBackup introduces a new patent-pending technology that allows IT professionals to
run a virtual machine directly from a compressed backup file.

By publishing the content of backup files directly to ESX hosts, you can:

Eliminate the need to extract backup files
Test and verify EVERY backup in a matter of minutes, without affecting backup windows
Perform recoverability testing without additional hardware or staff
The same technology also allows for item-level restore for any virtualized application, on
any OS (patent-pending).

How it works

Using new patent-pending technology, Veeam publishes the contents of the backup file as a datastore that an ESX host can connect to. During recovery verification, we automatically create VMs in an isolated environment and run them directly from the backup. We start each VM, boot the OS, and confirm that everything is running normally. You can even verify that applications are functioning properly and data is intact.

If you want to be one of the first to try out Veeam SureBackup go here and register. You can also find more documentation and a video.

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