Vembu announced the upcoming new Vembu BDR Suite 4.0 with the introduction of new features, such as the extension of the Microsoft Hyper-V support and CheckSum for incremental backups.
After releasing Vembu BDR Suite 3.9.1 and Vembu BDR Essentials, Vembu is still working hard to provide new functionalities making the product a complete backup solution suitable for every organization.
What's new in Vembu BDR Suite 4.0
Hyper-V cluster backup - The new version provides the capability to protect running VMs inside a Hyper-V cluster even if the VM is moved to another host due to a failure of the source host.
Shared VHDx backup - Shared VHDx of Hyper-V are now supported.
CheckSum based incrementals - If CBT used for incremental backups fails for any reason, CheckSum is used for the incrementals preventing job interruption.
Credential Manager - This new feature allows to manage the credentials of the host and the VMs running in it. Pretty useful feature since you no longer need to enter the credentials every time.
Where it was left off for Vembu ImageBackup - If the backup job in ImagBackup is interrupted due to network failure, it will resume from where it was left off.
Virtual hardware selection - Specification of the Virtual Hardware can now be configured during the live recovery like the socket and core counts, memory, hard disk provision type, and network adapter.
New API’s to fetch storage details - With a new set of APIs, you can now have a detailed report on storage utilization like the size of the VM, storage space utilized by a backup job, compression rate etc.
Quick VM Recovery report - Now it’s possible to get a report for Quick VM recovery process with details like VM Name, Recovery point, Start and End time, target hypervisor and the status of the recovery.
Improved application-aware for Hyper-V backups – You can now select which Hyper-V virtual machine needs the Application Aware processing enabled.
Abort Offsite Replication - A replication job can now be aborted from Vembu OffsiteDR server.
VM disk inclusion - Compared to previous version where after the initial full backup a newly added disk is backed up only on the next additional full backup, in version 4.0 the new disk will be backed up along with the successive incremental.
The official release date is still unknown but version 4.0 is expected sometime this month. Additional info about Vembu BDR Suite can be found at Vembu website.