Tags: VDP, VMware, VMware Data Protection
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VMware provide a nice little backup solution with vSphere 5.1, this product is called VMware Data Protection and is bundled as a Virtual Appliance. The deployment and configuration is simple and straightforward.
With vSphere 5.1, VMware is releasing a new backup and recovery solution for virtual machines called VMware vSphere® Data Protection (VDP). This solution is fully integrated with VMware® vCenter Server and provides agentless, disk-based backup of virtual machines to deduplicated storage.
Benefits of VDP include the following:
It ensures fast, efficient protection for virtual machines even if they are powered off.
It uses patented deduplication technology across all backup jobs, significantly reducing disk space consumption.
VMware vSphere APIs – Data Protection (VADP) and Changed Block Tracking (CBT) are utilized to reduce load on the vSphere hosts and minimize backup window requirements.
It performs full virtual machine and File-Level Restore (FLR) without installing an agent in every virtual machine.
Installation and configuration is simplified using an appliance form factor.
The VDP appliance and its backups are protected using a checkpoint and rollback mechanism.
Windows and Linux files can easily be restored by the end user with a Web browser.
For a demonstration of deploying the VMware VDP Appliance visit the BryanQA Youtube site