Backup Solution for KVM Hypervisor

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is an open source virtualization architecture for Linux distributions. Many organizations are moving towards KVM for its strong guest isolation and lower cost of ownership and greater flexibility than competing hypervisors. Numerous guest OSs can work well with KVM including Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris and etc,. Like other hypervisors, these VMs are also prone to corruption and other disasters. Hence, Vembu offers Backup and Disaster Recovery solution to backup entire VM or the guest files and applications. With RPO and RTO less than 15 minutes, Vembu provides faster VM recovery options which ensure high availability and business continuity.


  • VM-level Backup
  • Guest-level Backup
  • Application-aware Image Processing
  • Quick VM Recovery
Backup & Recovery

VM-Level Backup Solution

Vembu offers ImageBackup agent for the KVM Windows VMs. It needs to be installed on each Windows VM to backup the entire virtual machine including OS, Application and data.

Full VM Backup – Protect the entire Windows VM including operating system, application and data of virtual machine running on free VMware hypervisor environment in a single pass to ensure the business continuity

Changed Block Tracking – Efficient Block-level incremental backup processing using Vembu’s proprietary CBT Driver

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

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 VMs 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

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 log files are truncated at the end of 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 – Replicate redundant copy of backup data 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 applications from Windows, Linux and Mac VMs.

File-level Backup – Supports file backup on all flavors of 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 could 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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