Bacula Systems’ VMware backup solutions are used to perform backups and especially fast data recovery of your VMware ESXi hosts using vSphere with Bacula Enterprise Edition.
Our VMware backup software also provides fast ESXi virtual machine bare metal recovery and especially quick Single File Restore which is reducing the time of re-installation and recovery of the virtualization host in case of any failure.
This VMware backup tool also enables users to backup VMware ESXi at guest level. It can work either over a SAN or via Network Block Device. Our VMware backup solutions integrate VMware’s Changed Block Tracking (CBT) technology to ensure that only the blocks that were modified since the initial Full, or the previous Differential or Incremental backup are relayed to the current Differential or Incremental vSphere backup stream, providing markedly more efficient backups, lighter network load and optimization of the disk space.
Using our VMware backup software together with Bacula's Progressive Virtual Full technology dramatically reduces disk storage utilization and lowers the I/O operations as well.
This Single File Restore capability for Bacula's VMware backup solution comes with industry-leading speed and convenience. This is done from any of the management consoles with a few clicks in the web environment or GUI by indicating some criteria or parameters from CLI.
Our VMware backup solution is available for the following platforms:
Bacula's VMware backup software is compatible with Bacula Enterprise 6.x and higher. Backup VMware ESX or ESXi versions 4.0, 4.1, 5.1, 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0 and 6.5 with the vStorage API enabled.
Bacula's VMware backup solution can store VM backups to:
Single File Restore for VMware VM backup software becomes particularly useful when you need to restore from a backup of VMware virtual machine a critical data file that has become corrupted or lost for some reason. Want to avoid restoring from the backup of the entire VMware virtual machine? Frequently, recovery cases only require single files to be restored from a backup of VMware VM. In these cases, you can now save yourself a lot of effort and time – and just recover the individual files that you need from VM backups.
Bacula Enterprise performs the check of VMware backup and recovery operations. This is done during the execution phase or by configuring and running verification jobs that allow these checks to be carried out.
What are the advantages obtained with the verification of VMware backups? Although there are multiple advantages, the main one is to validate the consistency of the backed up data since it can be affected by various factors that decrease its usefulness such as physical disk errors, logical software errors or changes in the permissions of the objects.
VMware vSphere protection is critical for many businesses - and Bacula’s enterprise-class VMware backup solution is especially powerful, flexible and reliable. That includes the ability to protect all kinds of environments, whether they are working with vSphere or not. This includes both a single host and/or multiple hosts in a cluster. Bacula offers one of the industry’s broadest ranges of native compatibility to give you unprecedented flexibility and control over your entire IT environment.
Bacula Enterprise’s modern, robust code-base performs especially efficiently to match and surpass almost any RPO and RTO. It’s high performance levels and rapid recovery times are lauded by its customers.
Highest levels of security are potentially even more important than your data’s recovery time. Bacula’s VMware backup solutions go further than its peers, and uses state of the art security to keep your business safe. Additional methods to safeguard against Ransomeware are standard. Full details are available on request.
Bacula is the industry leader in providing options and flexibility in its data backup solution for VMware. That’s why our solution is especially popular with ISP’s and MSP’s There are too many features to list here. Just some are:
Compliance with different regulations is a frequent necessity. Bacula, with its granular control at all levels, readily meets all data protection requirements across all regulators such as GDPR, PCI-DSS, etc.
Public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) represents a valuable option for off-site storage. Using Bacula’s broad cloud compatibility and its Enterprise-class cloud management capabilities, Public cloud is, in most instances, an opportunity to support an enterprise’s disaster recovery strategy. Cloud-based backups also bring the additional option to take advantage of backed up data for the purposes of checks, project development and trials..
Ease of Use
Bacula is an agent-free VMware backup and recovery solution. It reliability, and unusually low need for maintenance, coupled with the best support team in the industry, means you have a stress free experience with Bacula Systems
When it comes to all kinds of data - not just VMware - the importance of security cannot be over-emphasized.
Bacula offers a wide range of encryption options, including AES 128, AES192, AES256 or blowfish, throughout the whole process of data backup and restore - it applies to both static data and data that is in the process of being backed up.
Immediate File-Level Recovery
You can use Bacula’s solution to restore one or several singular files without having to restore the entire data dump that is your backup.
Tape Backup Support
Tape is generally used to store huge amounts of data on specific devices - tapes - somewhere offsite. This is a way for some organizations meet the 3-2-1 requirement - three copies of a backup, two different kinds of storage devices and at least one of them - offsite. Bacula’s solution has one of the widest ranges of tape support in the industry (as well as other storage devices), allowing for faster, easier organization of 3-2-1 strategies and multiple storage policies.
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