It’s been a while since I did a post on my blog. But today I am back with a short review of the upcoming release of PHD Virtual Backup version 6.0. A couple of other Dutch bloggers also posted about the new PHD Virtual Backup v6 release. You can read their posts here:
- Arjan Timmerman over at http://www.vdicloud.nl/
- Ivo Beerens over at http://www.ivobeerens.nl
- Marco Broeken over at http://www.vclouds.nl
PHD Virtual Backup has some great new features. These are the features I like the most:
- PHD Instant Recovery:
Eliminate costly downtime and meet SLA’s with PHD Instant Recovery.
PHD Instant Recovery allows users to make an application available as quickly as possible in the event of a failure, without the need for additional infrastructure or a lengthy restore process.
In the event of a failure, PHD Instant Recovery will simply:
- Turn on a VM using the data that resides directly on the backup target, enabling users to experience next to no downtime.
- Then, once ready, users can either leverage VMware Storage vMotion or use PHD Motion to move the VM’s to production storage.
- Application Aware Backups
Properly quiesce an application prior to backup (especially helpful for Windows 2008 R2 running on Citrix XenServer guests) Perform any post backup processes, such as automated log truncation, shrinking, etc.
Adoption of virtualization is growing at a rapid rate and more sophisticated, mission critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server are being virtualized every day.
PHD Virtual Backup v6.0 provides the ability to take an application aware backup for any application allowing users to maintain confidence that backups of their mission critical applications will complete without fail.
- Enhanced File Level recovery:
While PHD Virtual currently offers file recovery for any Operating System, PHD Virtual Backup v6.0 takes ease of use to a whole new level with the addition of a new file recovery method. This new method consumes fewer resources and provides unprecedented flexibility with file recovery by eliminating the need to allocate additional virtual appliances dedicated to the process. Simply select the new CIFS file recovery option to present your backup data out to any user that needs to recover files, Exchange emails, or other application items. Those that currently enjoy the flexibility and security of sharing backup data out using iSCSI can continue to use that method as well.
You can read the whole list of new features here: http://phdvirtual.com/solutions/new-6-version or watch the video below:
Before we start with the installation of the product I want to show you the System Requirements and some information about the Backup Storage you can use with PHD Virtual Backup version 6.0.