Vembu had a progressive year with a version release as well as some major upgrade to its flagship offering the Vembu BDR suite. Vembu is now gearing up for the release of the new version of their flagship BDR suite. Vembu BDR 4.0 suite will include new features:
- Hyper-V cluster backup: Vembu support backing up the VMs in the cluster and even if VMs configured for backup are moved from one host to another, the incremental backup will continue to happen without any interruption.
- Shared VHDx backup: Vembu supports backup of the shared VHDx of Hyper-V.
- CheckSum based incrementals: Vembu uses CBT for incremental backups. And for some CBT failure cases, we will be using CheckSum for the incremental to happen without any interruption.
- Credential Manager: No need to enter credentials every time, Vembu Credential manager allows you to manage the credentials of the host and the VMs running in it.
Next to the new features Vembu also made enchancements to the current features in Vembu BDR suite:
- where it was left off for Vembu ImageBackup: In Vembu ImageBackup, if the backup job gets interrupted due to network failure, it will resume from where it was left off.
- Improved proxy functionality: All backup related requests are triggered by the BDR backup server, the proxy agent will only process the request sent by the BDR Server.
- Virtual hardware selection: You can now configure the specification of the Virtual Hardware during the live recovery like the socket and core counts, memory, hard disk provision type, and network adapter.
- Improved Hyper-V live recovery: During the recovery of the backed-up Hyper-V, a separate agent is pushed to the target machine for performing the full VM recovery.
- Improved Application aware for Hyper-V Backups: For all Hyper-V VMs, you can individually select the VM to which you want to enable Application Aware processing.
- Abort Offsite Replication: You can now abort the replication job from the Vembu OffsiteDR server.
- ODR Activation: You can now activate or deactivate a particular BDR server connected to an OffsiteDR server.
- Quick VM Recovery report: You will get a report for Quick VM recovery process with details like VM Name, Recovery point, Start and End time, target hypervisor and the status of the recovery.
- API’s to fetch storage details: The new set of APIs is designed to give a detailed report on storage utilization like the size of the VM, storage space utilized by a backup job, compression rate etc.
- VM disk inclusion: Previously, after the initial full backup, the newly added disk of the VM is backed up only on the next additional full backup. From v4.0, the newly added disk will be backed up along with the successive incremental.
If you want to have more information about the new features in combination with Hyper-V you can also attend the webinar. You can register via this link.