Nov 152011

PHD Virtual Backup Replications new version of the product seems to have some cool features.

I have picked out a few highlights:


8 Concurrent Data Streams per VBA – Twice the number of data streams allows each VBA™ to process up to 8 backup and restore processes concurrently for maximum performance and throughput. (Enterprise Version)


Optimized I/O Processing Engine – Enhanced I/O engine optimizes job processing providing more linear performance improvements when using multiple data streams and multiple vCPU resources.


Replicate Without Impacting Production – VM’s are replicated from your existing backups and backup storage without the need to perform additional snapshots. Other products require separate snapshots for both replication and backup, consuming additional resources and impacting your production environment.

Intelligent Data Replication – Intelligent Data Replication leverages deduplication and compression to minimize the amount of data transmitted to the secondary site. During on-going replication, only the data that has changed on production VM’s is replicated,
optimizing performance and bandwidth utilization of data transfer.

Replication Seeding – Initial replication of VM’s may be “seeded” to the DR site using portable drives to minimize data transmitted over the WAN. After initial “seeding” only changed data is replicated over the WAN.

Verify Replicated VM’s – A built in Test Mode enables you to validate replicated VM’s in the standby environment so you can be confident in your ability to successfully fail over in the case of a DR event.


OpenExport – Export VM’s from your existing backups for long term or offsite storage. VM’s are exported in standard compressed OVF format for portability.

OpenRestore – Restore your virtual machines directly to your VMware hosts without the need to install PHD Virtual software.

Mass Restore – Create and configure a single job to restore multiple virtual machines at the same time to reduce restoration time and complexity.

Optimized Tape Friendly Backup – You can export standard, compressed virtual machine OVF files to provide efficient and optimized long term storage to tape. Virtual machines can be directly recovered to a host from your tape backups.

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