Veeam Backup and Replication 9 what's new


Recently version 9 of Veeam Backup and Replication product has been released introducing some new interesting features like Scale-out Backup Repository, Standalone console and BitLooker that make the backup management easier improving performance.

Veeam Backup and Replication 9 is available for download as 30-day trial.


What's new

Standalone console: allows to manage Veeam Backup Server by separating the console from the backup server for installation on laptops and desktops, eliminating RDP sessions to a backup server.


Scale-out Backup Repository: allows the creation of a single, scalable backup repository from a collection of heterogeneous storage devices lowering backup storage hardware spending and significantly simplifying backup storage management in the enterprise.

With this new capability, enterprises will be able to:

• Dramatically simplify backup storage and backup job management
• Reduce storage hardware
• Improve backup performance


BitLooker: is an advanced data-reduction technology that allows customers to remove useless chunks of data reducing the backup file size up to 20%.

BitLooker provides the following three capabilities:
• Excluding deleted file blocks
• Excluding swap and hibernation files
• Excluding user-specified files and folders


Storage-level corruption guard: allows the scan of backup files produced by primary backup jobs to identify storage issues. Detect and auto-heal corrupted data blocks.


Increased job concurrency: version 9 provides improved backup server stability when running over 100 jobs concurrently. It’s important to keep per-job memory requirements in mind when opting to start this many multiple jobs at once.

VM tags backup and restore: VM tags are now backed up along with all of the other VM properties, and the full VM restore wizard provides a new option to restore them.

Per-VM backup file chains: makes any backup job, that is writing to a repository, store each VM's restore point in a dedicated backup file. This results in delivering up to 10x faster backup performance.


Veeam Cloud Connect: enhanced with replication, allows full site failover to a remote DR site from anywhere and partial site failover to switch over to selected VM replicas only. Failback to an existing or new infrastructure, support for file level recovery from cloud replicas.


Direct NFS Access: perform vSphere backups, replication and restores faster and with reduced impact on your virtual environment by backing up directly from file-based (NFS) primary storage using Veeam’s proprietary NFS client.

Improved Tapes management: native GFS retention, enable Parallel Processing and support of media pools from multiple libraries.

Veeam Explorer for Oracle: Oracle integration.



Storage integration

Integration with EMC snapshots: VNX, VNX2 and VNXe hybrid storage arrays.

On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots: EMC, NetApp and HP.

Integration with HP StoreOnce Catalyst.


Other enhancements

Improved Veeam Explorer for SQL, Exchange, Active Directory and SharePoint.

  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server: recovery of table-level and DB object-level, remote staging SQL Server.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange: support for Exchange 2016, eDiscovery enhancements.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft AD: supports for recovery of GPOs, integrates DNS records and individual configuration partition records.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint: full site restore.

The complete list of new features and enhancements can be found here.