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Veeam Backup & Replication is a comprehensive data protection and disaster recovery solution for virtual, physical, and cloud environments. It offers a wide range of features to ensure data availability and recovery. Here are some key features and system requirements of Veeam Backup & Replication:
Features of Veeam Backup & Replication:
1. VM and Image-based Backup:
Veeam Backup & Replication provides image-level backups for virtual machines (VMs) and physical servers, ensuring the entire VM or server can be recovered quickly and efficiently.
2. Application-Aware Backups:
The software includes application-aware processing, which ensures consistency and integrity of applications (such as databases, email servers, etc.) during backup and recovery, reducing the risk of data corruption.
3. Instant VM Recovery:
Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to instantly recover a VM from a backup, enabling near-instantaneous recovery times and minimizing downtime.
4. Replication and Failover:
The software supports VM replication, allowing you to create replicas of VMs for disaster recovery purposes. In the event of a failure, you can failover to these replicas to ensure minimal downtime.
5. Backup Copy and Offsite Backup:
Veeam Backup & Replication offers backup copy jobs, allowing you to create additional copies of your backups for offsite storage and long-term retention.
6. Tape Backup and Archiving:
The software provides integration with tape devices, enabling you to create backups directly to tape for long-term archiving and compliance purposes.
7. Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery:
Veeam Backup & Replication supports cloud backups and disaster recovery, allowing you to replicate VMs and backups to the cloud for offsite storage and recovery options.
8. Data Deduplication and Compression:
The software includes built-in data deduplication and compression technologies, reducing storage requirements and optimizing backup performance.
– Operating System: Windows Server 2019/2016/2012 R2/2012/2008 R2 (64-bit).
– CPU: 2 GHz or faster quad-core processor (x86 or x64).
– RAM: 4 GB or more.
– Storage: Sufficient free disk space for storing backup files (varies based on the size of the backup data).
– Networking: A network connection between the Veeam Backup & Replication server and the VMs or physical servers being backed up.
– Virtualization Platform: VMware vSphere 6.5 or later, Microsoft Hyper-V 2019/2016/2012 R2/2012.
Note: Veeam Backup & Replication supports various additional features and functionalities, including backup for NAS, agent-based backups for physical servers, and integration with various storage systems. The specific system requirements may vary based on the selected features and deployment scenarios. It’s recommended to refer to the official Veeam Backup & Replication documentation for detailed and up-to-date system requirements based on your specific use case.