Hyper-V disaster recovery and business Availability


The businesses of today, that are built on Hyper-V, require reliable disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity with little to no tolerance for downtime and data loss.

Veeam® Backup & Replication™ includes a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable Hyper-V DR solution providing reliable Hyper-V data recovery of virtualized applications running on Windows Server. It brings advanced VM backup, recovery and replication capabilities together in a single software solution providing low recovery point objectives (RPOs) and delivering fast, flexible DR and business continuity.


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VM Recovery solution for any kind of disaster

Agentless: Veeam Backup & Replication is an agentless solution, which means that you can save hours of time with it. No need for installing, managing and updating multiple agents in your Hyper-V infrastructure. No extra load on the CPU by agents as a bonus.

Best support for Hyper-V: Veeam fully supports Microsoft Hyper-V, starting from Hyper-V 2.0 in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This support covers all built-in Hyper-V features, including 64TB VHDX and VMs on SMB 3.0 storage, making Hyper-V data recovery a reality for your business.

High-speed recovery: With 50+ recovery scenarios on board, Veeam ensures that you always get exactly what you need — VM, file-level and application-item recovery or eDiscovery. Instant VM Recovery® restores a failed VM in less than two minutes, running it directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file.

Effortless: Veeam Backup & Replication can be installed in minutes. It’s simple to configure and convenient to operate. With the unified management console and wizard-driven user interface, you don’t need to be a virtualization expert to create a reliable Hyper-V DR plan. With Veeam ― It Just Works™!

Replication to the DR site with ad hoc failover and failback

Replication is your DR safety net. If a production VM goes down, you can immediately fail over to a DR VM replica, giving users access to the services and applications they need, with little to no business disruption, while you resolve the issue. We make replication easy so that you can improve your Hyper-V DR plan and avoid data loss.

  • Restore normal operations while your replica is running by failing back to the production VM, to a new location, or just by making the replica VM your new production VM. Maintain multiple DR restore points, so if your latest replica is corrupt, rolling back to a previous restore point is an option.
  • Plan your entire failover in advance, and start it with a single click using Hyper-V failover plans. Add VMs from replicas, move them up or down to get a boot order and set a delay for each VM, so that they don’t start before a previous one starts up.
  • Facilitate data center migrations or perform maintenance on your production hosts. With built-in planned failover functionality, you can shut down the source VM, replicate any changes to the target VM and start the DR VM — all with no data loss and minimal downtime.

Affordable cloud-based disaster recovery

Veeam Cloud Connect Replication

The Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market gets a lot of buzz, but end users say it’s more difficult to replicate Hyper-V VMs to the cloud than one might think. Many of the products in the market today offer separate DRaaS solutions that pull IT’s focus away from current datacenter investments. This adds layers of complexity and leaves businesses wondering if they can actually recover if something goes wrong.

Veeam provides a different type of DRaaS solution. It enables DRaaS as part of a comprehensive Availability strategy, embracing virtualization and storage investments in the data center and extending Hyper-V replication through the hybrid cloud. Veeam Cloud Connect Replication provides fully integrated, fast and secure cloud-based DR through a service provider of YOUR choice — just point your Hyper-V backup and replica jobs to the cloud. Cloud-based DR has never been so easy.

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Advanced granular recovery for Microsoft Tier-1 applications

Browse and recover application-items from Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server — and Oracle — with Veeam Explorers™.

  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory: Restore individual Active Directory objects (e.g., users, groups, computer accounts, contacts, expiring links) quickly and export Active Directory objects directly from a Hyper-V VM backup for use with the LDIFDE utility, including primary group ID.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange: Get instant visibility into your Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016 Hyper-V VM backups and quickly recover individual Exchange items (e.g., emails, contacts, notes, etc.), Online Archive mailboxes, Purges folder support and hard-deleted (i.e., permanently deleted) items. Build detailed export reports and estimate query results size using eDiscovery features, including detailed export reports and query results size estimation based on search criteria.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint: Browse SharePoint 2010, 2013 and 2016 backups and databases, search for specific files and quickly recover them.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server: Save time and restore SQL databases (including SQL Server 2016) — right from a Hyper-V VM backup — without having to search for individual database files.
  • Veeam Explorer for Oracle: Get transaction-level recovery of Oracle databases including agentless transaction log backup, so you can restore your Oracle databases to a precise point in time, self-service restore and restore via PowerShell.

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Cloud restore for ANY Veeam backup

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure delivers cloud restore for Veeam backups to optimize resource allocation and minimize cost. This enables you to take your on-premises Windows- and Linux-based VMs, physical servers and endpoints and restore or migrate them to Azure using an automated P2V or V2V conversion process.

The ability to restore your backups directly to Microsoft Azure means you can optimize your resource allocation and leverage Microsoft Azure as an on-demand, cloud data center for DR, taking full advantage of Azure’s flexible and scalable cloud resources.

Enterprise-grade with an SMB price

With Veeam Backup & Replication, you can implement cost-effective replication for near-continuous data protection — the ability to achieve recovery time objectives (RTOs) of < 15 minutes for ALL applications. In the event of a production VM failure, you can immediately failover to an available replica, whether on-site or at an off-site location, that is uncompressed in a ready-to-use state. Veeam also provides an automated failback capability which allows you to switch back to the original VM after the issue is resolved.

Veeam supports on-site replication for Hyper-V High Availability and off-site replication for Hyper-V DR. And, with innovative and fully integrated cloud technology, you can advantage of Hyper-V DR without building and/or maintaining a second site for your replicas. Simply leverage Veeam Cloud Connect and replicate to a DRaaS provider of your choice.

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Customers talk DR

Scania Great Britain Achieves ROI During First DR Test with Veeam
If you’re going to restore, especially in a DR situation, you’ve got to have 100% confidence in your availability solution. It has to work every time. Veeam provides an insurance policy for availability.

Harley Carter
Solutions Architect
Scania Great Britain Limited

Civil Engineering Group Builds Framework for High Availability with Veeam and HP Storage; Intensifies Competitiveness in RFPs
Veeam and HPE give us tremendous confidence in our ability to recover quickly. Now we can tick the boxes in new business opportunities that we couldn’t tick before — giving us the opportunity to target clients we might not have targeted in the past.

Rod Blackie
Head of Information Systems
Soletanche Freyssinet Group

University Recovers 1,500 VMs within 24 Hours with Veeam
When we looked into the backup and DR market, Veeam was the only solution that met our enterprise needs. The command line options within Veeam are critical to our successful DR implementation.

Josh Slade
Virtual and Backup Environment Lead
Syracuse University

Fulfill Hyper-V DR plan with short backup windows

20x faster backup: With Veeam Backup & Replication, even the tightest backup windows can be achieved up to 20x faster. Veeam’s proprietary Hyper-V changed block tracking (CBT) enables copying only changed data blocks, which saves time during incremental backups and replica updates.

Built-in WAN acceleration: Move your backups and replicas off site with minimum bandwidth consumption by using built-in WAN acceleration. It’s up to 50x faster than a traditional file copy across the WAN, thanks to global caching, traffic compression, TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) optimizations and more.

2-in-1 backup and replication™: With a single, powerful solution, you can effectively back up your Hyper-V VMs, quickly recover the required data when needed, and at the same time, perform image-based replication for High Availability and DR at no additional cost.

End-to-end Encryption: Secure your Hyper-V backup data with end-to-end AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 256-bit encryption — at source (during backup), in-flight and at rest — all without needing to purchase a third-party encryption tool specifically for your backups.