Frequent Questions About Veeam Services, DRaaS and Global Data Vault

What is Veeam Backup?

Veeam Backup is the industry-leading backup tool for virtual machines. It supports forward and reverse incremental backups, full and synthetic full backups, as well as backup copy jobs to send local backups to our remote data center infrastructure.

What is Veeam Cloud Connect?

Veeam Cloud Connect is a major enhancement introduced in Veeam Version 8. Cloud Connect enables more efficient structuring of remote repositories in our data centers and eliminates the need for Virtual Private Networks which are both expensive and complex. This need is solved by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for moving data to our data centers.

What is Veeam Software?

Veeam Software is the company that makes the industry’s best tool for backup and replication of VMware and Hyper-V virtual servers. Veeam was founded in 2006 and supports over 150,000 customers worldwide.

What is Veeam Endpoint Backup?

Veeam Endpoint Backup is a tool for allowing users to backup physical machines, including laptops and desktops. It integrates with Veeam backup and replication, and integrates with Microsoft VSS, to provide application level and file system consistent backups.

What is Veeam Enterprise Manager?

Veeam Enterprise Manager is a tool to enable management of backup and recovery jobs across a number of Veeam Backup servers. Groups in IT who are responsible for different areas of the organization can manage recovery of decentralized functions. For example, mail administrators can manage Exchange backup and restore while database administrators can manage Microsoft SQL Server related functions.

What is Veeam Replication?

Veeam Replication is the new capability in Veeam Version 9 that enables near real-time replication of virtual servers to our remote repository. It includes an instant-on recovery capability. Veeam Replication is a breakthrough in providing high availability at a lower cost than previously imagined.

What is Veeam Backup Proxy Server?

The Veeam Backup Proxy Server coordinates backup jobs and schedules, and handles the actual movement of data. The Proxy Server performs the compression of the data and moves it to the backup repository.

What is Veeam ONE?

Veeam ONE is a configuration assessment and measurement tool that enables planning for and correctly sizing the local backup repository, understand the bandwidth requirement, and properly size the remote recovery environment. Veeam ONE includes monitoring and alerting, backup reports, and over 200 and customizable alarms.

What is Veeam and what does Veeam Backup & Replication do?

Veeam Backup & Replication provides image-based backup, replication, and restore capabilities for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.

What is Veeam VM Copy?

Veeam’s VM Copy function allows you to make a full copy of any VM in your environment. This is very helpful for moves or upgrades in your infrastructure. It can also be used to create test environments.

What is Veeam Synthetic Full?

A synthetic full backup provides the same functionality as a regular full backup but without consuming nearly as much system resource or network bandwidth. This is achieved by using data already existing in the backup repository when retrieving the required data.

What is Veeam SureBackup?

SureBackup is a Veeam tool that verifies the recoverability of your VMs. SureBackup can confirm the recoverability of all restore points for all your VMs.

What is Veeam Instant Recovery?

Instant VM Recovery allows you to recover a VM immediately by mounting and running the backup copy. Your users can remain productive while the cause of the failed VM is determined. This process requires only a few minutes.

What is Veeam Backup Repository?

A Veeam Backup Repository is the storage location where Veeam backups are created and held. For Microsoft Windows servers, this storage is generally a local direct attached disk in your network or it may be an iSCSI or Fiber Channel SAN LUN.

What is Veeam Replication?

Veeam Replication is the process that moves Veeam Backups of your VMs to another location. These VMs are then available for rapid failover in case of a failure of the primary environment.

What is Veeam Backup Copy?

A Veeam Backup Copy is a complete copy – usually on different media – and ideally in a separate location of the primary Veeam VM Backup. This protects you from storage and/or site failures.

What is Veeam File Copy?

Veeam File Copy is a simple and quick way to copy or move VMware or Hyper-V Virtual Machines from one datastore to another.

What does Modern Data Protection Built for Virtualization and the Cloud mean?

If your current backup solution lacks capability, is too complex, and is too costly, it’s time to modernize your backup. We have seen that Veeam Backup & Replication is Modern Data Protection that is Built for Virtualization and the Cloud and designed to solve these problems with features that are: powerful, easy-to-use and affordable.

Do you support the free version of Microsoft Hyper-V Server (or the free version of VMware vSphere ESXi)?

Working with Veeam Backup & Replication, we support all versions of Hyper-V.

For VMware backups, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the vSphere APIs for Data Protection (VADP), and VMware does not enable these APIs in the free version of ESXi.

What systems are supported?

We support most operating systems and physical and virtual servers – see a more detailed list here.

What makes Global Data Vault different?

We believe “it’s always our problem.”

Related information:

Veeam Backup and Replication
How Veeam Cloud Archive Works
Veeam Cloud Connect

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