The new Vembu BDR Suite v4.0.1 release includes significant enhancements and bug fixes that are geared towards performance improvement. Also, this release addresses the issues reported by customers on the previous build v4.0 and includes the following enhancements:
Vembu BDR Suite v4.0.1 Enhancements:
1. Apache & PHP are upgraded to the latest version to improve the overall security of the application
2. Significant performance improvement in Quick VM Recovery on VMware environments
3. Rescan option is introduced in Hyper-V Manager Servers page, which allows you to install Vembu Integration Service on the newly added node of the Hyper-V cluster (or if it’s not available on the existing node)
4. Backups configured through BDR Server console will run in parallel (Default parallel backup count is set to 5 and it is configurable)
5. Ability to add new Hyper-V hosts or choose existing hosts while performing Live Recovery to Hyper-V host
6. Progress information is added for the Proxy installation
Vembu BDR Suite v4.0 focuses on maintaining business continuity & ensuring high availability
Hyper-V Failover Cluster Support for Backup & Recovery
This version provides Backup and Recovery for the VMs residing in Hyper-V Failover Cluster. Even if the VMs running on Hyper-V cluster move from one host to another, the backups will continue to run without any interruption.
Shared VHDX Backup
Also, Vembu now extends its backup support to shared VHDX of Hyper-V.
Hyper-V Checksum Based Incremental
Vembu leverages CBT for performing incremental backups. With v4.0, Vembu brings in Checksum based incremental method to ensure that you have a seamless backup experience, even if the CBT happens to fail in some rare cases.
The all-new credential manager will ease the management of hosts, VMs and physical machines. You don’t have to enter the credentials every time you need to backup a machine.
Let’s take a look at some of the Enhancements v4.0
1. Along with the added VMs, the disks that are newly added can also be backed up in the next successive incremental.
2. You can get a separate report for your Quick VM Recovery operations, which includes details like
- VM Name
- Recovery point
- Start and end time
- Target hypervisor
- Status of recovery
3. While performing Live Recovery to VMware, you will be getting an option to configure specifications of the virtual hardware like
- Socket & Core Counts
- Hard disk provision type
- Network adapter
4. Reconnection attempts will be made to continue the data transfer if a VMware or Hyper-V VM backup jobs get interrupted due to network failure
5. A new set of APIs has been released to give detailed reports on storage utilization like the size of the VM, storage space utilized by a backup job, compression rate etc.