Vembu BDR Backup Server – On-Premises Deployment – Part 2

This article is going to demonstrates deployment of Vembu BDR  Backup Server on Window server 2012. Vembu BDR Backup server  installation is very simple and quick.  Vembu BDR Backup Server and OffsiteDR Server can be installed on physical or virtual machines  depends on size of the environment. Small business may use virtual machine for Vembu BDR backup server and OffsiteDR server but  physical machine for Vembu BDR backup server and OffsiteDR server to get instant boot feature.

  • Instant VM recovery
  • Restore processes
  • VembuHIVE File System
  • Backup storage management, compression/encryption and 4-tier verification
  • Every backup related information is stored and formatted using MySQL and MongoDB

                              BDR Backup Server – System Requirements 

OS Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Linux Ubuntu LTS 12.04
Linux Ubuntu LTS 14.04
Instant Boot Infrastructure VMware vSphere
Microsoft Hyper-V
KVM Hypervisor
Memory 8 GB
CPU Quad Core Xenon Processor
Meta Data Storage 10% of the planned total backup data size
Network Card 1 Gbps & above
Browser IE v11
Firefox v28 & above
Chrome v34 & above

Supported Platforms:

     Virtual Infrastructure


Platform VMware vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere 5.x
VMware vSphere 4.x
Hypervisor ESX(i) 6.0
ESX(i) 5.x
ESX(i) 4.x
Management Server vCenter Server 6.0
vCenter Server 5.x
vCenter Server 4.x

Virtual Machine Specification and Requirement

VM Specification


Virtual Hardware Virtual hardware of all types and versions are supported, which includes support to virtual disks larger than 2 TB. (i.e) Support extends upto recent addition- 62TB VMDK. VMware does not support snapshotting VMs with disks engaged in SCSI bus sharing; Such VMs are not supported by Vembu VMBackup.RDM virtual disks in physical mode, Independent disks, and disks connected via in-guest iSCSI initiator are not supported, and are skipped from processing automatically. Network shares and mount points targeted to 3rd party storage devices are also skipped as these volumes/disks are not visible in the VM configuration file.
OS All VMware supported operating systems. Application-aware processing support from Microsoft Windows 2003 SP1 and later.
Software VMware Tools (optional). VMware Tools are required for following operations: application-aware processing and file-level restore from Microsoft Windows guest OS. All latest OS service packs and patches (required for application-aware processing)


On-premises Deployment:

On-premises deployment is one of the most common deployment method for SMB. We can  Backup VMs, Physical Machines and applications to the local storage repositories using this method.  LAN can be used for the data transport between Vembu clients and Vembu BDR server.


On-premises Deployment
On-premises Deployment


Let’s Deploy Vembu Backup Server on Windows  Server 2012:

1. Download  and Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable x64 which is dependency for Vembu Suite.



2. Download Vembu BDR Backup Server suite.  (you can download without sign-up also from Vembu site )


3. Execute the vembu-bdr-backup-server-3-6-0 which you have downloaded.



4. Accept the product license.



5. Select the MySQL RDBMS and connector.



6. The default installation and storage repositories are set to C drive. Always choose customize during the product installation.



7. Select the MySQL install location and Database storage location. Store the database in different drive than C:



8. Choose the Vembu BDR Backup server install location.

Vembu BDR install location
Vembu BDR install location


9. Select the Vembu Storage repository.



10. Here is the port and web console login  configuration.

Vembu Port - Admin credentials
Vembu Port – Admin credentials




TCP Port 32004

For processing Backup/Restore/Delete/Replication requests

HTTP Port 6060, 6061

For processing WebService requests

TCP Port 32005

For UI Communication


For Esx(i) Communication

TCP Port 902

Data Transfer to ESX(i) host


11. Click install to trigger the installation.



12. Click Finish to complete the Vembu BDR installation.



13. Launch Vembu Backup console using server IP address and port 6061.




14. Select the timezone .




15. Enter a unique Vembu BDR ID.




16. Here is the wonderful vembu BDR backup console.



We have successfully deployed on-premise Vembu BDR Backup Server. In the upcoming articles , we will see the different type of deployments and the various backup methods.


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