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During the first VeeamON 2015 general session several announces has been done, with some surprise, considering that also new products have been announces.

Of course the announce of Veeam Backup & Replication v9 (that potentially may change the name in the future, considering that is not doing anymore ONLY backup & replication), with a fanta-movie during the introduction of the general conference. Lot of features, some already well know, other new.

But also two new products: Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers and Veeam Backup for Linux.

Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers

There were a lot of attention and news for Service Providers (like the replication support for Cloud Connector) and a new product (or better a service available in Azure Marketplace): Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers.

This service provide:

  • Simplified customer on-boarding: With a service provider administration portal, creating new customer accounts, provisioning services, and even managing customer billing and invoicing is easier than ever.
  • Streamlined remote monitoring and remote management: Daily monitoring and management of customers’ jobs is made simple and convenient, and can be done securely through a single port over SSL/TLS (no VPN required).
  • Multi-tenant customer portal: Clients remain engaged with a customer portal where they can set up users and locations, easily monitor backup health, review cloud repository consumption and manage monthly billing statements.

This can be really useful for service provider, but potentially also for consultants that manage more Veeam architecture. But I don’t know yet the price of this kind of service.

See also the official announce: New Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers Enables Partners to Launch New Services and Accelerate Cloud Revenue Opportunities.

Veeam Backup for Linux

Veeam Backup for Linux is a simple and free backup agent that runs on Linux servers. It’s designed to give you the capabilities you need to ensure the Availability of your individual Linux cloud instances or on-premises physical Linux servers.

From a distro point of view, Veeam Backup for Linux will support most Debian- and Red Hat-based distros right in v1 (the exact number of supported distros will be announced closer to the release). Rest assured, Veeam aims to quickly expand coverage in the following updates based on your feedback:

  • Configuration will allow for backup options ranging from the entire server, to volume-level, to file-level. This will give you the ability to restore specific files or volumes on your server, or even the entire server with bare-metal recovery.
  • Administrators will also have the ability to use pre-freeze and post-freeze scripts so they can prepare the workloads on their server for backup to also make sure everything is in a consistent state on the application level.
  • The available management options will include a web-based GUI, command-line interface and configuration files. For those who likes to work via command line, Veeam has created a minimalistic, but informative, console interface that provides real-time info in an accessible form on job progress and performance statistics.

This should be really distruptive, considering how can change the backup scenarios if the two “endpoint backup” will be, one date, integrated in Veeam Backup & Replication.

For now it will be possible use Veeam target for the backup (like in the Windows Endpoint).


A closed beta version of Veeam Backup for Linux will be available in early 2016 on a first come, first served basis. Apply for access to the beta code – Veeam Backup for Linux beta.

See also the official announce: New Veeam Backup™ for Linux Delivers Availability for Linux Servers in the Cloud and On Premises; Latest FREE Tool from Veeam.

Veeam Backup & Replication v9

The main new release will have a lot features in different area:

Source storage

  • Support for EMC (Dell) VNX & VNXe storage arrays, with the ability of create backups from EMC storage snapshots.
  • NetApp, now you can grab backups from secondary storage vs. from first storage (New GUI screens for SnapVault retention screens).
  • NFS (Direct Access) via Veeam’s own NFS client (supports 4.1 NFS. Direct Storage access in the GUI).
  • On Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots.

Target storage

  • HP StoreOnce Catalyst is a new target integration.
  • EMC Data Domain Boost 3.0 (DD OS 5.6 support, DD Boost over WAN).
  • Per VM backup file chain for multi threaded writes (multi I/O streams). This will also be a way to support better generic dedup appliance.
  • Scale-out backup repository: a way to pool automatically a set of target.

Cloud Connect Replication

  • Replication from site to Cloud without doing a backup copy.
  • Full site failover or partial site failover through new web portal.
  • Multi tenant support for (Service providers).

Veeam Explorers

  • Veeam Explorer for Oracle, new explorer, still agentless with supporto for log replay and transaction level recovery. Oracle hosts can be Windows or Linux.
  • Veeam Explorer for MS Exchange, with eDiscovery enhancements, export report about mailbox stores and query result estimation based on selected criteria.
  • Veeam Explorer for Active Directory, now include recovery for GPOs, for AD Integrated DNS records and also recovery of configuration partition records.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL, now support table level recovery for tables with no dependencies, SQL Objects (stored procedures, views, etc.) and can leverage a remote Staging SQL Server.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint, full SharePoint Site & Site collection restores, recovery of list & item permissions and recovery of a Remote SQL Server.

ROBO enhancements

  • Standalone console, via a local client on your laptop to access the remote site servers (No more RDP needed).
  • Guest interaction proxy, any VM can then become the proxy from the ROBO site.
  • Direct File Level Restore.

Tape support enhancements

  • Parallel Processing.
  • Global Media pools (can now span across multiple libraries or single tapes).
  • GFS Media Pools (Reduced tape consumption with longer retentions).

Other optimizations

  • BitLooker optimization: stores zero blocks into an image, analyses NTFS MFT to see deleted data, reduces backup sizes
  • Useless Data: Used for un-needed data like, logs, temps, DFS Cache. “File-Selective image level processing” to exclude files/folders from image level backups.

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Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-20 and vExpert Pro. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-19. 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.