Backup Solution for Acropolis Hypervisor

Businesses are moving to virtualized data centers and hypervisors are becoming the core block of it. Acropolis hypervisor (AHV) is an integrated component of NUTANIX infrastructure stack which delivers powerful virtualization capabilities like High Availability, Scalability and Security. There are chances that Virtual Machines (VM) in AHV environment can be liable to data corruption or disaster. To enable Business Continuity, it is necessary to protect the VMs in AHV environment through a Backup and Disaster recovery solution. Vembu offers VM level and guest level backup for the virtual machines in Acropolis hypervisor environment.

Backup & Recovery

VM-Level Backup Solution

Vembu offers ImageBackup Agent for all the Windows VM’s running on the AHV hypervisor. Vembu ImageBackup agent needs to be installed in each virtual machine and it creates an image of the entire machine which includes OS, Applications and other Data

Full VM Backup – Backs up the entire Virtual Machine which includes Operating System, Applications and Data in it

Application-Aware VM backups – VSS writers are used to create consistent snapshot during backup of highly transactional applications (Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Active Directory) and truncates the log after successful backup

Automated Backup Verification – To verify the integrity of the backups, the backed up VM’s will be automatically booted and the boot screen will be captured and mailed to the administrator

Quick VM Recovery – Restore the backed up physical or virtual machines instantly on VMware, Hyper-V, KVM

Full VM Recovery – Backed up VM’s can be permanently restored to the same or different hypervisor

VM migration (P2V and V2V) – Vembu helps to migrate the VMs from other hypervisors to VMware, Hyper-V, KVM and vice versa

Changed Block Tracking (CBT) – Vembu uses proprietary CBT Driver to track the changed blocks since the full backup

Retention Policies – Basic and Advanced (GFS) retentions policies help to merge the multiple recovery points and reduces the time taken to restore the backed up VMs

Offsite Backup Copy – A redundant copy of the backed up data in the BDR server can be replicated to own data center or to the Vembu cloud for disaster recovery purpose

Instant File Recovery – Individual files can be restored from the backed up VM without restoring the entire data

Vembu Universal Recovery – Instantly restores individual Microsoft Application Items such as Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, Active Directory

Guest-level Backup Solution

Vembu offers NetworkBackup agent to backup individual files, folders and MS applications from Windows, Linux, Mac VM’s running on Acropolis hypervisor.

File-level Backup – Supports file backup on all the flavors of Linux machines, Windows and Mac. Also, supports preconfigured folders such as My Documents, My Photos, Desktop, Browsers and etc

Microsoft Exchange Server Backup – In case of critical situation, for complete recovery of mailboxes and system data Exchange server backups are done. Vembu uses Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) API for consistent backup of all Microsoft applications

Microsoft SQL Server Backup – Vembu provides an efficient backup for MS SQL server. Vembu uses VDI API to backup database(s) and then uploads the locally dumped file to the BDR backup server

MySQL Database Backups – Vembu supports MySQL database backup and restore running on Windows and Linux Machines

Microsoft SharePoint Backup – Vembu provides backup for MS Sharepoint server and allows restore in the form entire or individual site level, documents, lists, contacts

Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Backup – To access up-to-date mailbox data even in the event of a failure, it is necessary to do Exchange Mailbox backup. Vembu Exchange Mailbox Plugin backs up all the data of a particular user (mailbox) or you can backup just a folder (like for example the inbox of a user) or you could backup a sub-folder (like for example, a sub-folder in the inbox)

Microsoft Outlook Backup – Vembu provides backup and restore for MS outlook which includes all the mail folders, contacts, calendars, tasks associated with the Outlook account

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