Vembu BDR Suite V4.0.1

Vembu BDR Suite 4.0.1 is generally available now, new version coming with many new enhancements.  You can perform an upgrade from an older version or fresh setup of Vembu BDR Suite v4.0.1 in your environment.


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What’s new in Vembu BDR Suite v4.0.1?

Vembu BDR Suite v4.0.1 is an intermediate patch update that addresses the customers reported issues and other support issues on the previous build of v4.0.


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New Enhancements
  • Apache & PHP are upgraded to the latest version to improve the overall security of the application
  • Significant performance improvement in Quick VM Recovery on VMware environments
  • Rescan option is introduced in Hyper-V Manager Servers page, which allows you to install Vembu Integration Service on the newly added node of the Hyper-V cluster (or if it’s not available on the existing node)
  • Backups configured through BDR Server console will run in parallel (Default parallel backup count is set to 5 and it is configurable)
  • Ability to add new Hyper-V hosts or choose existing hosts while performing Live Recovery to Hyper-V host
  • Progress information is added for the Proxy installation

Features of Vembu BDR Suite v4.0.1

Vembu BDR Suite v4.0.1 has many great features, Let’s check the major features available.


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Agentless VMware Backup & Replication

Vembu BDR suite has the capability backup and protects vSphere and vCenter environments using VMware vStorage APIs (VADP). There is no agent required for performing backup and replication of  VMs from VMware vSphere ESXi hosts. Also, Direct Hot-Add and SAN transport mode provide faster data transfer speed with less resource utilization.

Agentless Microsoft Hyper-V Backup with CBT Incrementals

You can backup the VMs running on a Hyper-V host without installing an agent on individual VMs using Vembu BDR suite. Vembu’s has its own proprietary ( CBT ) Changed Block Tracking driver tracks the changed blocks in an efficient manner and runs quick incremental backups.

Application-aware Backup 

Vembu VMBackup reduces backup time and improves your RPOs through block-level, incremental-forever, application-aware backups in a consistent state with deep VSS integration. Vembu VMBackup provides deep VSS integration to deliver application-aware backup to ensure skipping of applications in a non-consistent state.

File Backup for Windows, Linux & Mac

Vembu supports file-level backup for all Windows, Linux, and Mac operating system running machines.

Quick VM Recovery

Vembu has great feature Quick VM recovery which allows you to boot any VM and physical machine disk image backup instantly. For Windows-based Vembu BDR backup servers, machines are recovered instantly with Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi. If it is Linux based Vembu BDR backup servers, Quick VM recovery is done with the help of KVM and VMware ESXi.

Disk Image Backup for Windows Servers and Workstations

Using Vembu you can Configure image backups of Physical Windows Servers and Workstations which includes the operating system, applications, and user data for entire machine recovery or disaster recovery or to instantly access the machine in any virtual environment via quick boot options.

Native Tape Storage Support

In addition to Vembu OffsiteDR and Vembu CloudDR as Offsite copy management, Vembu BDR suite extends its support for native tape storage as well. Users can now archive a copy of their backup data to tape media or libraries.

Advance Reverse Incremental with Any-Point-In-Time-Full

Since every incremental is a self-sufficient snapshot with pointers to the blocks in VembuHive File System, any incremental is instantaneously available as a full backup. There is no extra processing to restore an incremental backup compared to a full backup (no need for a merge).

Bare Metal Recovery

The entire crashed physical system can be restored to the same or new hardware by using Vembu Recovery CD.

Automatic Backup Verification

Automatic Backup Verification is one of the great features of the Vembu BDR Suite which will ensure that disk image backup data (physical disk image, VMware and Hyper-V) is in a bootable state. The integrity of backup data can be easily verified by monitoring the screenshots of the boot screen every day.

Permanent VM Recovery

The backed up VMware and Hyper-V VMs can be permanently recovered to the same or different hosts after any major disaster or VM crash.

Basic & Advanced Retentions Policies

The Multilevel GFS retention reduces the time taken to restore backed up machines and most importantly reduces the size of image files in the storage location. It also avoids retaining long chains of incremental and helps meet the requirements of your retention policy.

Cross-Platform Migration for VMware, Hyper-V & Physical Windows Disk Image Backups

VMware, Hyper-V, and Physical Windows Disk Image backups are stored at the block level in a neutral format, Vembu BDR Suite makes it possible to instantly restore any incremental backup in any virtual disk format including VHD, VHDX, VMDK, VMDK-FLAT or IMG

Failover and Failback

You can instantly failover the replicated VMware VMs from the source hosts on the target host during a VM crash. You can also failback the control to source ESXi host at any time.

Vembu Universal Explorer

Vembu Universal Explorer is free toll developed exclusively to instantly recover the individual Microsoft application items from the backed up data. you can use this tool for physical or virtual machine data and Vembu Universal Explorer recovers application items from Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, and Active Directory without restoring the entire VM backup and disk image backup.

Free Edition Support

Vembu free edition can download by anyone and backup VMware, Hyper-V and Physical Windows Server with limited features at free of cost after trial period.

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Technical Documentation Vembu BDR Suite technical documents

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Written by Sujith Surendran

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