Bacula Enterprise Edition 10.2 delivers full agentless backup and recovery for Red Hat Virtualization, and introduces cloud connectivity for Oracle Cloud and Google Cloud.
- Version 10.2 adds Red Hat Virtualization to Bacula’s suite of hypervisor modules, complimenting Hyper-V, VMware, Xen, KVM and Proxmox native integration into virtual environments.
- Google Cloud and Oracle Cloud are added to Bacula’s already implemented integration to AWS, S3, S3-IA and Azure connectivity
- ACSLS tape changer support added to Bacula’s exceptionally wide support of different storage media
Red Hat Virtualization – Native Integration for advanced Backup and Restore
This module is designed to increase flexibility, efficiency and reduce costs for users of Red Hat Virtualization. It typically renders a lower total cost of ownership year over year when compared to other backup and recovery solutions, and its functionality is unique in the industry, providing the following benefits:
- Agentless backup of the Red Hat Virtualization environment
- Full image-level backup.
- Completely agnostic to storage back-end
- Transparent quiescing and snapshot creation. RHV snapshot integration to create a snapshop to back up, and delete this snapshot when backup finishes (when the module finishes its work, or when the next backup is initiated).
- Restore flexibility: to the same or different cluster/storage, existing or new virtual instances
- Configuration of restored virtual machines on the fly, and option to restore to plain files for further processing
- Disk exclusion. To control backup granularity and capacity requirements. Administrators can set up a general, automated backup, for big sets of VMs and can choose not to backup specific storage destinations. Users can retain customized configuration to simplify administration tasks.
- VM exclusion Offers similar benefits as above, but for VMs.
- Selection of VMs to back up by tags, regular expression matching on name, per cluster, or per Storage Domain
- Backup of virtual machines in a “running”, “paused” or “shut off” state
- Optional password obfuscation
- Failed backup controls:
– Find and remove previous failed backups / snapshots with every execution.
– Backup cancellation and connection loss controls to try to remove snapshots or clones of current backup
Specific Restore features:
The Bacula RHV module performs Restore to the original or to a different location (cluster or storage domain). This flexibility allows the user choices such as:
- Replace original VMs or create new VMs with a new name. For example, change destination VM name, to facilitate actions such as migration
- Local restore of disk images and VM XML configuration to allow further, manual processing
- Exclude disks from Restore, potentially resulting in less data retrieval and increasing efficiency
- Turn VM on after restore, or leave turned off, offering less downtime as well as automated operations
- Restore disk configuration:
– Virtual disk image format (COW or raw)
– Virtual disk interface (ide, virtio, virtio_scsi, spart).
– “Active” state of disk
– “Boot disk” flag
– Disk name format
- Restore NIC configurations (providing MAC address list). Administrators can choose if they want the exact same machine, or a copy of it
Further help on Bacula Enterprise:
- Do you run other applications inside Red Hat virtual machines? Take a look at our database backup solutions.
- Also using Microsoft virtualization as well as RHV? Take a look at our backup of Hyper V.
- Don’t know about Bacula Enterprise Edition’s especially wide range of backu and recovery capabilities? See the full product description.
- BWeb™ Management Suite is a comprehensive GUI management suite for Bacula Enterprise Edition that provides the data reports, core metrics and analysis that system administrators need to provide to managers.