Veeam has announced new free backup product for physical servers, this time Veeam Endpoint Backup for Linux. At first, Debian and RedHat distributions will be supported, where other distributions are on the roadmap as well.
Why would someone need to backup Linux host? Well, in fact the product can backup not only physical Linux host, but also VMs as an agent can be pushed to VMs which runs in Azure for example.
How to launch the backup jobs under Linux?
That might be a question that you might ask yourself, as under Linux all you usually have is a command line, and the most common access is SSH…
There is a Web based ui, but also a command line. Often an additional config at the firewall level would have to be done to access this web based UI of the Linux VM runing in Azure for example or in another cloud based environment.
Another use case is of course physical Linux hosts. Many compagnies runs Bind service under Linux and those systems aren't always backed up.
So the simplest way would have at least the SSH. That's why the job configuration is done through SSH session, and also you can also run the backup from a widget window from where you can use a menu driven job management….. Neat -:)
Screenshot from the UI (or rather putty session).
The same way, after the first full backup, the product does incremental's, so those usually be much much faster than the first (full) backup.
We do not have any information about where from the restore will be launched. Not sure about how the restore will work as Veeam endpoint for Windows you have the option to create recovery media (USB) which is used to boot the system in case this becomes un-bootable. We'll see when the product will become available. (2016…)
Register for the beta! Link.
The solution Exchange was packed with demos of the v9 of Veeam Availability Suite….
There has been another major announce during VeeamOn at Las Vegas today, and it is a Veeam Managed Backup Portal for Service Providers (but also for reselers) . This announce shall be interested for service providers that works with their customers and managing their backups and their virtual infrastructure.
This is a view from the service provider's dashboard. The solution provider or reseler can create new customer accounts, can provision services, or manage customer billing and invoicing.
A multi tenant environment, client themselves will be able to manage their environment, will be able to see their usage of the infrastructure, billing, etc…
For service provider the setup is very simplified, and straightforward. No VPN required as the solution will operate through single port on SSL/TLS.
Here you can see the backup jobs. It's possible to manage jobs, see basic status, apply filtres…
For the end user (client) there is a tenant view (img below) …. where he can see the storage he's using for his backups, plus other menus and details…
They can set up users and locations, easily monitor backup health, review cloud repository consumption and manage monthly billing statements
The backup portal for service porovider is tighten to the release of the v9 of Veeam Availability suite, which is coming up in Q4 this year.
This is good stuff Veeam!
During VMworld Barcelona this year one of the keyonote speakers was saying, Never stop Innovate, and that's definitely what Veeam is doing!!
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