Veeam has finally released, in the last days, the new version of its main product, Backup & Replication.
I wrote finally because the high number of new capabilities and enhancements make this release one of the most awaited in the product history.
The Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 What’s New document is really impressive and it’s hard to choose what to extract.
Advanced ReFS integration for Windows Server 2016:
The integration with the new version of the Microsoft file system introduces a lot of exciting new capabilities and performance improvements.
The Fast clone technology will permit to obtain super-fast synthetic full backup, reducing backup windows and storage load.
The Windows ReFS characteristics will also ensure storage space savings and backup integrity.
VMware vSphere infrastructure cache:
Anyone who has worked with Veeam Backup & Replication knows the slow GUI response browsing the VMware Infrastructure hierarchy.
There is now a caching mechanism or in-RAM mirror of vSphere infrastructure hierarchy that corrects this behavior and accelerates the job start phase.
Parallel processing for full VM restore:
The restore performance of the product are never been particularly exciting and this restore acceleration technology will be highly appreciated.
Direct restore from tape:
I’m never been a huge fan of this archiving technology but tapes are far from dying because too many companies need them.
Another long-awaited feature, it is now possible to restore from tape without staging files in a repository, improving RTOs and saving storage space.
File to Tape performance:
Anyone who has used this functionality, maybe to store on tapes a large amounts of files, for instance protecting a files server, has found poor write performance.
Now this capability has been dramatically improved especially thanks to the configuration database optimizations that have been applied.
It is now possible to bind backup proxies to specific backup repositories, a new option that is very useful in large deployments.
Basically Proxy Affinity determines which proxies can access a specific backup repository, limiting read and write permissions.
Finally, we can now choose different GUI colors!
A detailed step by step guide has been provided, 🙂
For updated information about Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 check the following link: