Backup Solution for Citrix Xen Hypervisor

Organisations are adopting virtualization and are increasingly migrating to Virtual DataCenter. Xen Hypervisor is an open source virtual platform provided by Citrix to Integrate, Manage and Automate a Virtual Datacenter. Xen hypervisor is used to virtualize operating systems like Windows, Linux, Solaris. To alleviate the risks around the Virtual Machines (VM) running on the Xen hypervisor, it is required to have a Backup and Disaster recovery solution. Vembu provides VM-level and Guest level backups to protect the VM’s running in the Xen Hypervisor environment.

Backup & Recovery

VM-Level Backup Solution

Vembu offers ImageBackup agent for the Windows VMs running on Xen Hypervisor and the agent needs to be installed on each VM to backup the entire VM including OS, Application and data.

Full VM Backup – Protects entire VM including operating system, application and other data in a single pass to ensure the business continuity

Automated Backup Verification – The backed up VMs will be automatically booted and the screenshot of the boot screen will be captured and emailed to the administrator

Application-aware VM Backups – Uses application specific VSS writers to take consistent snapshots during the backup of highly transactional applications (Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Active Directory) and the log files can be truncated at the end of backup

Quick VM Recovery – Recover the backed up VMs instantly in VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM without restoring the entire VM data

Full VM Recovery – Recover the backed up Virtual Machines permanently 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 – Vembu uses proprietary CBT Driver for efficient block level incremental backup

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

Offsite Backup Copy – The redundant copy of backed up data in BDR backup server can be replicated to your own offsite data center or to Vembu cloud for data redundancy and disaster recovery purpose

Instant File Recovery – Recover individual files and folders instantly from backed up VM without restoring the entire VM data

Vembu Universal Recovery – Instantly recover individual application items from Microsoft Applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and Active Directory

Guest-level Backup Solution

Vembu offers NetworkBackup agent to backup individual files, folders and MS applications from Windows, Linux and Mac VMs running on Xen Hypervisor.

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

Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Backup – Vembu Exchange Mailbox Plugin backs up the user’s mailboxes. It can backup at a folder level. You can backup 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 can backup a sub-folder (like for example, a sub-folder in the inbox)

Microsoft SQL Server Backup – Vembu SQL Server backup is a flexible and efficient option to backup Microsoft SQL servers. 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 backup of MySQL database(s) from Windows and Linux machines

Microsoft Exchange Server Backup – Supports backup of Microsoft Exchange servers using Exchange Server Plugin. The Microsoft Exchange Server Plugin backup uses the VSS API [Volume Shadow Copy Services] for all Microsoft Exchange Server versions. Vembu allows direct upload without dumping the data locally

Microsoft SharePoint Backup – Vembu provides the site-collection level backup of Microsoft SharePoint Servers. Vembu uses internal SharePoint dump utility to dump the SharePoint site-collection(s) and then uploads the locally dumped file(s) to the BDR backup server

Microsoft Outlook Backup – Vembu backup the emails configured in the Outlook profile. All the emails and rules at folder level are backed up to the BDR backup server

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