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difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and vee

Veeam Logoby baber » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:56 am

dear all
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what is difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and veeam free end point ?

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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:04 am

Hi BR,

Veeam Endpoint Backup as a name will disappear. The next version for VEB (now 1.5) will also be called Veeam agent for Windows 2.0. But starting from then, there will be 3 editions. Free, Workstation and Server with the latest 2 being paid versions. The free edition will have all the functionality of today but will add more such as encryption. We are certainly not stopping the development of the free version. The workstation and server edition will have more functionality though. Things such as direct backup to a cloud-connect service provider, backup cache, an API to do configuration remotely (for larger companies) and integration into the Veeam Availability Console and for the server version more application aware processing (the same as we have today in Veeam Backup & Replication), guest file indexing and transaction log backups.

Hope it makes it a bit more clear
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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby baber » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:18 am

thanks

but i am soe confused i understand these are correct?

1- veeam free endpoint not support indexing
2 - veeam free endpoint not support vss
3 - and both of them free end point and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows can integrade with veeam backup and replication

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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:22 am

Hi,

1. The free version does indeed not support indexing, but you are perfectly capable of restoring a single file (or files) through the Veeam Explorer. The file indexing feature in the server version allows you to do 1-click file level restore through enterprise manager which is a specific solution in Veeam Backup & Replication.
2. It does support VSS, just like it does today. Nothing will change there. For example, if you have a SQL running it will still be VSS that is used to make the database ready for backup
3. The free version backups can be saved to a VBR repository, the others also. But management itself remotely (such as configuration for example) is not possible with the free version
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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby baber » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:30 am

you say

But management itself remotely (such as configuration for example) is not possible on free end point

but i know we can integrate free end point to veeam backup and replication
i know for get backup from physical server we have to install free end point seprately on each physical server now want to know with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows have to install seprate on each physical server ?

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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:31 am

Correct,

Although you can do a silent install (and use GPO or other tools such as SCCM) to deploy it to the server, the configuration will need to be done manually per each server. You can't "distribute" the configuration remotely in the free version.
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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby baber » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:38 am

is your means just install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows on veeam backup and replication server and will integrate with veeam backup and replication i can remotely through veeam backup and replication install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows on all of windows server and scheduled for get backup ?

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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:43 am

No. You will still need to install the VAW (Veeam agent for windows) on each server. This can be done by pushing it (but then you need the Veeam Availability Console (VAC)) or through tools such as SCCM. The difference is that you will need to configure VAW manually in the free version, meaning that you need to go to each server and configure the settings.

Through VAC you can assign or deploy configurations remotely to the servers / workstations and if you don't have VAC but you do have the paid version, then you can use a tool such as SCCM or scripts or GPO or ... and use an API (this will be a command switch) to configure it. This means that you create a configuration once, and distribute that configuration during the installation (or afterwards when you want to change the configuration)

Note that VBR is not used here. VBR is only used when you want to store your backups on a VBR repository, but there is no push or configuration possibility. That is through VAC or through the API

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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby baber » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:48 am

1-in both mode vaw and free endpoint i have to directly connect to physical server and run application for get backup ?

2 - in both mode just for restore can use from veeam backup and replication ?

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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:50 am

1. Yes, for the configuration. Afterwards the backup is scheduled and will run according to your schedule
2. Correct, you will be able to restore files through VBR
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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby baber » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:12 am

Mike Resseler wrote:1. Yes, for the configuration. Afterwards the backup is scheduled and will run according to your schedule
2. Correct, you will be able to restore files through VBR


realy confused i could not understand what is the benefit of VAW

with both of them we can integrate with veeam backup and replication
with both of them have to remote to physical server and install agent manually
with both of them can get backup from entire server and finally restore a file (indexing) from entire backup


now realy confused

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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:28 am

Hi BR,

Let me try again.

First VAW is the new name of VEB so VEB will become VAW. Only with 3 editions.

Yes you can integrate into Veeam Backup & Replication, but only storing the data in a repository.
No, the paid version you don't need to remote to the physical server, only the free versions
Yes you can restore a file from the B&R server but the backup is not indexed, so you need to point to the file yourself. So there won't be a "catalogue" available to see what files are inside. You will need to start the restore through the Veeam Explorer and then you can search for the file. With the indexing option, you can use enterprise manager to look at the content of that backup

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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby baber » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:50 am

realy i think i am so crazy because so confused :

1 - do i have to just install VAW on veeam backup and replication server and now can install this agent without direct connect to physical server ?
2 -

before that you said vaw for server has these features :

more application aware processing (the same as we have today in Veeam Backup & Replication), guest file indexing and transaction log backups.

is your means from application aware processing that for example can get live backup from sql server db ?

is your means from guest file indexing that can get entire backup from vm and restore just one file from that ?

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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby rekun » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:49 pm

Hi Barber

Veeam Agent for Windows is not a new product, but just a renaming of the "old" endpoint backup.

The free edition looks and behave just like the old endpoint backup. It also includes all the same features (including VSS) plus some new like encryption.

You will install it and manage it just like endpoint backup, which is by logging in the every computer or server and and install it and configure backup job. And you can still point it to your Backup and Replication server.

On top of this there is 2 new versions with more features, the workstation edition and server edition. They both include support, and options to backup directly to a cloud server by using CloudConnect. The server edition is designed for typical server workloads and will truncate SQL and Exchange logs, and set AD servers in restore mode when restored.

The paid editions can also be deployed and configured by tools like Veeam Availability Console and SCCM. This makes it easy to deploy to 100 computers with a few clicks.

So you should just consider Veeam Agent free as a new name for endpoint backup free, as they look, work and behave the same
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Re: difference between Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and

Veeam Logoby baber » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:44 pm

if install VAW on veeam backup and replication server it will be integrate with that and now through can backup from all of physical server and veeam backup and replication can install VAW on physical server remotely

is that correct ?
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