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According with the Veeam KB1982 (Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Patch 1) there is the first patch for Veeam Backup & Replication 8. After upgrading, your build will be version The patch is already available for the download (you need to be logged in to download the patch).

There are several bugfixes both for the VMware and Hyper-V enviroments, but also some minor new features and enhancements.


  • Retention policy for replication jobs is now processed concurrently for multiple VMs in the job, as opposed to one by one, reducing the overall job run time.
  • Added email notification about File to Tape and Backup to Tape jobs waiting for user interaction (for example, when a tape medium needs to be inserted by the user)
  • VMware Tools quiescence should now log an informational event when VMware Tools are outdated, as opposed to a warning event.
  • Independent virtual disks which are explicitly excluded from processing in the job settings should no longer log a warning during the first time when the given VM is being backed up.
  • Virtual Lab proxy appliance was upgraded to virtual hardware version 7 to allow for it to manage more networks out of box.
  • Jobs should no longer appear to “hang doing nothing” in some circumstances, with the duration not ticking for any event in the job log.

Cloud Connect

  • Cloud backup repository size limit of 63TB has been removed

Linux support enhancements

  • Added support for file level recovery from XFS volumes (default file system in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS distributions starting from version 7.0)
  • Added support for file level recovery from Btfrs volumes (default file system in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server starting from version 12.0).
  • Added support for file level recovery from VMs with more than 10 LVMs.
  • Improved Linux guest file system indexing performance for incremental backup job runs.
  • FTP access mode of the file level recovery helper appliance now also displays friendly LVM volume names introduced in v8.
  • To enable identity verification of the remote server, SSH key fingerprint is now displayed to a user when registering the new Linux server. Accepted SSH keys are stored in the configuration database to protect from MITM attack.

Performance enhancements

  • Added experimental support for direct data movers communication when both are running on the same server (for example, when backing up to a local storage on backup proxy server). If your local backup jobs report Network as the bottleneck, and you see high load on some backup proxy server NICs when the data was supposed to stay local to the server, you are likely to benefit from this behavior modifier.
    To enable alternative data exchange path, create the DataMoverLocalFastPath (DWORD) registry value under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Backup and Replication, and set it to the following values:
    0: Default behavior (no optimizations)
    1: Data exchange through TCP socket on the loopback interface (faster)
    2: Data exchange through shared memory (fastest)
EMC Data Domain integration
  • Synthetic full backup creation and transformation performance has been improved significantly.

HP 3PAR StoreServ integration

  • Remote Copy snapshots are now automatically excluded from rescan, both speeding up the rescan process and reducing storage load.

NetApp integration

  • Added support for NetApp Data ONTAP 8.3.
  • Added support for HA Pair 7-mode configuration.
  • Added support for vFiler DR configuration.

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.