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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Instant Recovery For Physical and Laptop To Hyper-V

Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) has features called "Instant VM Recovery" which allow you to mount the backup data to hypervisor and boot VM without restore the system. This ensure availability for the system. Instant VM Recovery is work on virtualization platform.

How about Physical Server or Workstation availability?

Most people will use backup and restore method. But it take longer to bring up the system when
  • hardware faulty
  • legacy hardware - no spare part
  • loss of laptop

Veeam Agent allow you to backup and restore physical server, workstation and cloud virtual machine.

With new enhancement on Veeam Backup and Replication v9.5, you can use Instant Recovery to ensure availability of the system while waiting for hardware replacement.

Learn more on how to integrate Veeam Agent/Endpoint with Veeam Backup and Replication:

  • To start with, you install Veeam endpoint/Agent for Windows into physical server
  • Backup entire volume to Veeam Repository [ Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication]
  • When disaster happen, without restore/ new hardware, you can initiate "Instant Recovery' from Veeam Console.
  • Select a Hyper-V Host in your environment where backup data is mount to.Backup data on Veeam Repository is mounted to target Hyper-V Host.

If you don't have Hyper-V host, don't worry. Just install Hyper-V roles on Veeam Backup Server.
Below screenshot is how to initiate "Instant Recovery to Hyper-V VM"

Cool right! We able to bring up the system within 1-2 minutes.