Bacula Systems’ virtual machine backup software brings you backup and replication for hypervisor environments of any size. This virtual machine backup solution also provides a variety of fast and flexible recovery options, including entire virtual machines (VMs) and application items. Our software offers further performance and efficiency gains via Global Endpoint Deduplication, and a range of other specific controls. Bacula Systems offers the most comprehensive VM hypervisor support in the industry, providing you with a virtual machine backup solution that has a far wider compatibility range than its competitors. This includes Hyper-V, VMware, Red Hat Virtualization, KVM, Xen and Proxmox.
Backup and restore of Hyper-V virtual machines at block level is supported with full level backups using the VSS API. When used with the Global Endpoint Deduplication and the ‘bothsides” FileSet option, the amount of data transfer and storage use is minimized, usually to a great extent. Single File Recovery, and Differential and Incremental level backup are available.
VMware backup and recovery for ESXi hosts using vSphere. This native integration means that the Changed Block Tracking (CBT) technology from VMware ensures only blocks that have changed since the initial Full, and/or the last Incremental or Differential backup are sent to the current Incremental or Differential backup stream to reduce network load and deliver more efficient backups. Bare metal recovery is also included.
VMware Instant File-Level Recovery. So Quick. So Easy.
Bacula Enterprise Edition’s Single File Restore for VMware comes with industry-leading speed and convenience. Finding and restoring single files is now so fast and easy, you need to see it to believe it. From entire physical environments to virtual machines, entire servers, applications, single files and folders or granular application objects, Bacula Enterprise Edition together with the VMware virtual machine backup software brings backup and data recovery to large data centers with industry leading cost efficiency. Find out what customers say about Bacula's performance with VMware here.
When you have to restore an important file that has become corrupted or lost, and it was backed up to a virtual machine, Bacula Enterprise’s Single File Restore for virtual machines becomes particularly useful. It means you can avoid restoring a complete virtual machine – and save a lot of time. Often, recovery situations only actually call for single files to be restored from the backup. In these instances, the time-saving is huge – because you simply recover the individual files required.
Backup and restore of KVM virtual machines at file level via the libvirt KVM virtual machine management interface. KVM snapshot and incremental VM backup. Virtual machine backup of KVM hypervisor also works when virtual machines are in the running mode.
Exploit Bacula special capabilities for Proxmox backup and restore.
Bacula has a specific virtual machine backup solution for Xen. Backup Citrix XenServer virtual machine with Bacula Enterprise Edition to automate, speed up and make Xen data recovery much easier. The Xen module delivers Differential and Incremental backup levels.
NEW! Red Hat Virtualization Agentless VM Backup and Recovery
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 virtual machine backup and recovery solutions, and its functionality is unique in the industry, providing the following benefits:
NEW! Docker Automated Backup and Recovery.
Effective backup and recovery is especially important because when a container’s life ends, there may be data in it that is needed. However, due to the challenging nature of a containerized environment, other backup solutions cannot, as of today, perform simple and efficient backup of Docker containers – and in nearly all cases, not at all. Bacula is the only solution to provide fully automated backup of Docker.
The main features of the Bacula Docker Module are:
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