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Veeam Backup 4.0 Release

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WARP SPEED AHEAD: VEEAM BACKUP IS 10+ TIMES FASTER
New Veeam Backup & Replication 4.0 Makes the Most of VMware vSphere™ 4 Changed Block Tracking; True Enterprise Solution Includes Centralized Management

Press Release
http://www.veeam.com/news/veeam-backup- ... aster.html

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KB9ktninyc

What's New
http://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_4_0_whats_new_wn.pdf

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Re: Veeam Backup 4.0 Announcement

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FAQ

Q: When Veeam Backup & Replication 4.0 will become generally available?
A: Current schedule is the following: RTM is late Q3, GA in beginning of Q4 (October). These dates are subject to change. Released on 10/28/2009

FAQ has been moved to the separate thread:
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Re: Veeam Backup 4.0 Announcement

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Gostev,

Please can you clarify the thin provisioning that we can expect with Veeam. Will it be both on replication aswell as just straight forward backups ? Also the new api for FT backup is all well and good if you have an ESX cluster that supports it, alas my xeonx 3 gig cpu`s do not so i will be staying with VCB :x

Also please can you explain the licensing for upgrades, Do exsisting customers get a free upgrades like previous versions as i looked at the press release and i can`t make out if it is or not ? No doubt others will ask this question too so i`d thought i will get it in early :)


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Hello Trevor,

Backup - YES
Restore - YES

Replication - MAY BE, depending on QC resources availability and overall release state, the code is ready. If not in 4.0, then with next update release.

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Gostev,

Updated my question a little :)

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Fantastic!

In network mode, will it continue to run in service console and be subject of severe performance restriction of vSphere?
I realize that with dirty block tracking we should get great improvement but full backup will be as slow as it is now right?
BTW any update from VMware on the issue?

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Alex, no changes to network mode backup. Last thing we heard from VMware is that they are working on the fix.

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Trev, I've updated FAQ. :D

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Backup of fault-tolerance enabled VM will be supported in this release ?

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Backup of FT VMs will be supported after vSphere update that enables ability to backup FT VMs through vStorage API is released.
http://communities.vmware.com/message/1266792#1266792

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Thanks for the info.
BTW, the 4.0 new features sounds really really great ! Nice job !

edit :
I didn't understand this part : "Unlike competitive solutions that require replicated VMs to run with open snapshots (which prevent Live Migration and DRS)" ?

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Awesome feature set! I can't wait to install it and take advantage of all the new features. So glad about our switch from vranger to veeam :D Keep up the pace fellas, you should be proud!!

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raphael@schitz.net wrote:I didn't understand this part : "Unlike competitive solutions that require replicated VMs to run with open snapshots (which prevent Live Migration and DRS)"
The way DoubleTake or Vizioncore build their replication solutions makes the source VM always runs with snapshot. When replication cycle comes, new snapshot is created and old snapshot data is transferred over to the target (replica). So source VM has the snapshot present all the time. This is not acceptable architecture for many customers, because if there is at least one snapshot on VM, VMotion and DRS will not work.

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Gostev wrote: The way DoubleTake or Vizioncore build their replication solutions makes the source VM always runs with snapshot. When replication cycle comes, new snapshot is created and old snapshot data is transferred over to the target (replica). So source VM has the snapshot present all the time. This is not acceptable architecture for many customers, because if there is at least one snapshot on VM, VMotion and DRS will not work.
That's what i thought.
But snapshot does NOT prevent vmotion or DRS, it makes warning only (hostname related).

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You are correct, you can perform actual VMotion, but subsequent snapshot operations on the VMotioned VM may start failing on destination host. This is exactly why people try to avoid having snapshots on VMs for which VMotion/DRS is used.

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with the "changed block tracking", I understand you need v4 hosts, thats fine. But will that work on any VM version running on a v4 host?
IE vm version 4 vs new version 7 virtual machine versions? or doesnt this matter at all.

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Kyle, yes - changed block tracking requires hardware version 7 virtual machines.

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Hi Great news sounds to me like it will tick a lot of boxes

One question there are some current issues with speed of backups to Data Domain devices due CIFS implemataion will these be addressed

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Yes, we changed the way we write backup data to backup file to better accomodate DataDomain data processing engine, so this should help a lot.
New transactional backup storage, providing for better reliability, performance and improved compatibility with third party hardware storage devices.

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Does the new version support ESXi as a replication target?

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No, but this feature will be available quite soon.

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Gostev wrote:FAQ

Is it a new purchase to go to version 4.0?
With VEEAM, all upgrades are "free" for customers on maintenance (including major releases). All new license purchases include 1 year of maintenance. If you bought Veeam Backup earlier than 1 year ago, you need to check if you are (and have always been) on maintenance, and thus eligible for free upgrade.

What is the process for customers who are not on maintenance?

Do we purchase the full product again?

Get an upgrade?

Or pay a fee to get back on maintenance?

Thanks

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Steven, such situations are typically handled on case-by-case basis, since we want to be flexible. Depending on when your first (free) year of maintenance has expired, you will need to pay for the months lapse in maintenance and a possible (slight) penalty.

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Thanks for the quick reply Anton...how do I start the process of reinstating the maintenance?

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Steven, you can just contact your sales representative for this.

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Will Veeam Backup 4.0 will run on Windows 2008 R2 with a SQL 2008 database ?

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Another question: Does every Veeam Backup 4.0 host needs its own SQL database. Or will there be a centralized solution for it?
Example: Aa total of 3 Veeam Backup 4.0 hosts: 1 of it with Veeam Backup 4.0 and SQL Server and 2 with Veeam Backup 4.0 only.

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tjestr wrote:Will Veeam Backup 4.0 will run on Windows 2008 R2 with a SQL 2008 database ?
Yes to both
tjestr wrote:Another question: Does every Veeam Backup 4.0 host needs its own SQL database. Or will there be a centralized solution for it?
Example: Aa total of 3 Veeam Backup 4.0 hosts: 1 of it with Veeam Backup 4.0 and SQL Server and 2 with Veeam Backup 4.0 only.
You can point multiple Veeam Backup 4.0 installations to the different instances of the same SQL server. So effectively you can have one central SQL server keeping all Veeam Backup data, just in various instances, for example: SQLSERVER\VEEAM1, SQLSERVER\VEEAM2, SQLSERVER\VEEAM3.

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Thank you very much Gostev.

Is it possible to get a beta version of Veeam Backup 4.0 to test the functionality with Windows 2008R2 x64 and SQL Server 2008 x64 and vSphere?

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