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Best Backup Softwares For VMWARE

Securing data is one of the biggest task in infrastructure management.If any thing goes wrong on the system,you need a good and latest backup to restore in timely manner.There are several  factors you need to consider before choosing the right backup software for you ESX environment. VMWARE backup is somewhat different from traditional backup methods.Here we have option to take complete virtual machine backup if required.If the backup software supports the online backup will be added advantage in vmware ESX environments.

Here we will see the Best Backup software’s for vmware ESX.

Veeam Backup and Replication
Veeam Backup and Replication  is one of the best backup software for VMWARE ESX and Hyper-V environment.It runs without agents on VM clients.You can also configure replica Veeam server for primary and secondary sites. Veeam also provides free backup tools called veeam zip and it can be used for Backup, archive or copy a VM—without pausing or powering it off. Website: www.veeam.com

PHD virtual is a virtual backup, disaster recovery assurance and monitoring for VMware, Citrix and cloud environments. PHD Virtual Backup is exclusively virtual. So there are no extra costs for additional hardware, operating systems, product licenses, or maintenance associated with licenses.Website:www.phdvirtual.com

Dell AppAssure VMware Backup:
Dell AppAssure vmware backup is one of the fast image-level backup, replication and recovery technology software for your VMs. You can download full version AppSure without any cost for trail purpose. It supports VMware ESXi 5.0, 4.x and 3.x and VMware  vSphere 5.0 and 4.x. Website:www.appassure.com

Dell’s vRanger
vRanger is the VMware data protection solution with simple user interface nad wizard driven.It also very efficient and agentless architecture for protecting virtual and physical environments.Vranger has three edition like vRanger Pro(Bigger envionments),vRanger Standard Edition (Small Envionment),vReplicator(only for VM replication).

Ahsay™ Unifies VMware Virtual Machines Backup:

AhsayOBM is a versatile backup application which provides hybrid backup solutions for vmware environment.It also comes with dedicated backup module for VMware, Hyper-V, Microsoft Exchange Database Availability Group (DAG), Microsoft Exchange Database, Microsoft Exchange Mailbox, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, Lotus Domino/Notes, MySQL.Website:www.ahsay.com

Symantec’s Backup Exec:
Backup Exec is a VMware-Ready integration with rapid host-level VMware backup.It saves 95% of storage space by using deduplication feature. Physical to virtual conversions enable full virtual machine recovery to VMware environments.Using Symantec V-Ray technology,It can provide deep visibility into the VM image (VMDK) to ensure that VMware backup is optimized and VMware data recovery is seamless.Website:www.Symantec.com

Symantec’s Netbackup:

Veritas Netbackup is industry leading backup software for large Enterprise environments. Netbackup is best of VMworld award winner in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012.Its Intelligent Policy to automatically discover, identify and protect VMs when it comes to online. Netbackup supports Unix,Linux and windows operating systems and its applications.And also it support multiple hypervisor like VMware,Hyper-V,LDOMS,LPAR.

EMC avamar is a Fast, efficient backup and recovery with highly integrated with EMC hardware.It provides a variable-length deduplication technology and  Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications.It easily protect growing VMware virtualized applications and legacy environments with proven, scalable, enterprise-class backup and recovery solutions.

TSM Backup:

TSM is IBM’s backup and recovery solution for large and medium enterprise environment. TSM’s configuration, monitoring, reporting and backup/recovery can be done using single web interface.It also performs combine progressive incremental backup, source and target data deduplication, compression and tape management.

HP Data Protector:
HP data protector provides the server based snapshot for vmware ESX and ESXi environments.It runs agents on all the virtual machine for backup unlike modern backup software.It supports both VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) and VMware vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP) backups.Website:www.hp.com
Note:VMware has announced that VCB will reach end of life with the next version of VMware vSphere and users need to migrate to VADP.
Thank you for reading this article. Hope this list of software provides different backup options for your vmware environment.