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Hyper V backup software solutions.

Backup Hyper V VMs with Server 2008, 2012 and 2012 R2 in seconds.

Hyper-V is a Microsoft program for virtualization of servers and operating systems based on a hypervisor for 64-bit systems on computers with AMD-based processors or with Intel virtualization technologies.

Its use allows you to make the most of the hardware resources and also offers the following benefits:

Rational use of the computing resources of the physical servers
Centralized administration of servers and virtual machines
Easy administration and efficient management of resources
Tools to prepare and configure new operation environments in production seamlessly
Facilities to allocate resources to virtual machines without affecting services, which allows adjusting the infrastructure to changes in the requirements of organizations
Savings of the operating costs

Hyper V Backup Solution from Bacula Systems

Because the services that are offered by the Hyper V virtualization platforms are critical for the operation processes, having a reliable Hyper V backup policy is essential to guarantee the availability of the service. Professional IT environments using Hyper V virtual machines need to have the Hyper V backup software being able to manage Hyper V-based data in complete convenience and reliability. Bacula’s Hyper V backup solution delivers Full level Hyper V VM backups using the VSS API. Our Hyper V backup tool is highly scalable, flexible and made for the most demanding enterprise environments. When used with Bacula Enterprise Editions’ Global Endpoint Deduplication technology and the “bothsides” FileSet option, the amount of data transfer and storage use is minimized, often to a great extent. Bacula Enterprise Edition also makes incremental backup of the host computer.

Bacula's Hyper V Backup Software Key Benefits
Full image level Hyper V VM backup
Restores complete Hyper V virtual machine image
Restores disk images
VSS-based snapshots for quiescing VSS-based applications
Hyper V backup includes the server data
Rapid Hyper V virtual machine restores
Compression of the backups of Hyper V virtual machines using Delta
Encryption of backup Hyper V at the storage level, in process of data transmission and during the execution of operations

Supported Versions of Hyper V / OS:

Bacula Enterprise works with the most frequent hypervisor/OS versions. Our Hyper V backup solution works with 2012 R2 and 2008 R2.

Hyper-V Version/OS VM Versions Supported
Windows Server 2008 1.0
Windows Server 2008 SP1 2.0
Windows Server 2008 R2 3.0
Windows Server 2012 4.0
Windows Server 2012 R2 4.0
Hyper V Backup Software Functionality
Administration of Hyper V VM backups and restores from a centralized administration console, either through CLI or GUI interface or web interface
Backup of the Hyper V VM without affecting their service and operation
Ease of replication and remote Hyper V backup through the WAN or through the Internet to the cloud
Advanced levels of security and protection while Hyper V backup using EFS

Even greater speed, disk and time savings of our best Hyper V backup solution with Global Endpoint Deduplication

Great gains and savings are nearly always possible using Global Endpoint Deduplication and a variety of additional specialist features including data compression, network bandwidth management and others. Global Endpoint Deduplication is an especially advanced deduplication engine that assesses data at the block level, then writes only new blocks and references Bacula volumes to blocks recorded in Bacula’s Deduplication engine which makes your Hyper V backup tool run faster. As well as saving storage extremely effectively, network bandwidth usage benefits greatly, achieved by only sending unknown blocks to the Storage Daemon from the File Daemon while backing up Hyper V VMs.

Restore Reliability of our best Hyper V backup solution

Bacula Enterprise Editions architecture brings maximum reliability to the entire process of restoring Hyper V machines and their data. For example, restoring the VMs is done entirely by the host operating system; the VSS writers in the child VMs are not involved.

At restore, the network configuration is also updated. If the virtual switches that the VM was connected to when it was backed up still exist, new ports are created and connected to the VM. With Bacula Enterprise Edition, it is also possible to restore VSS files directly on disk without using the VSS restore framework. This is done by configuring the Plugin Options in the restore menu.

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