About Veeam Backup & Replication

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    Veeam Backup & Replication is a comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery solution. With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can create image-level backups of virtual, physical, cloud machines and restore from them. Technology used in the product optimizes data transfer and resource consumption, which helps to minimize storage costs and the recovery time in case of a disaster.

    Veeam Backup & Replication provides a centralized console for administering backup/restore/replication operations in all supported platforms (virtual, physical, cloud). Also, the console allows you to automate and schedule routine data protection operations and integrate with solutions for alerting and generating compliance reports.

    This section contains an overview of Veeam Backup & Replication and solutions integrated with it.

    Main Features

    Main functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication includes:

    • Backup: creating image-level backups of virtual, physical, cloud machines and backups of NAS share files.
    • Restore: performing restore from backup files to the original or a new location. Veeam Backup & Replication offers a number of recovery options for various disaster recovery scenarios, including instant VM recovery, image-level restore, file-level restore, restore of application items and so on.

    Protected Objects

    With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can back up and restore the following objects:

    • Cloud VMs:
    • Physical machines. To back up machines running Windows, Linux or macOS operating systems, Veeam Backup & Replication uses backup agents installed on each computer. Veeam Backup & Replication operates as a centralized control center for deploying and managing Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, Veeam Agent for Linux and Veeam Agent for Mac. For details, see the Veeam Agent Management Guide.

    Also, you can use standalone backup agents and integrate them with Veeam Backup & Replication: Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris and Veeam Agent for IBM AIX.

    Protected Applications

    Native functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to create application-consistent backups for:

    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Oracle Database
    • Active Directory
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • Microsoft SharePoint

    Also, you can install the following additional tools:

    Management and Reporting

    Veeam Backup & Replication integrates with a set of solutions that provide reporting and management capabilities for enterprise environments:

    • Veeam ONE: a solution that enables real-time monitoring, business documentation and management reporting for Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.
    • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager: a management and reporting component that allows you to manage multiple Veeam Backup & Replication installations from a single web console.
    • Management Pack for Veeam Backup & Replication: a component that integrates Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, services and jobs into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager.
    • Veeam Availability Orchestrator: a solution that orchestrates disaster recovery processes in VMware vSphere environments, supports one-click recovery for critical applications and sites, and provides features for documentation and testing.

    Service Providers

    If you are a service provider, you can use Veeam Service Provider Console to deliver Veeam-powered Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) services to your customers.

    You can also use Veeam Backup & Replication to offer cloud repository as a service and disaster recovery as a service. For details, see Veeam Cloud Connect.