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Veeam Backup Essentials v9.5 Enterprise Edition

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Includes Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE


Veeam® Backup Essentials™ is a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable backup and Availability solution for small businesses. Designed for SMBs with less than 250 employees and virtual environments with up to 6 CPU sockets, Veeam Backup Essentials delivers the exact same functionality as Veeam Availability Suite™

You are busy, and managing IT on your own is no easy task. You need a backup solution that just works, is hassle-free, and saves valuable time so you can focus on growing your business. Stop wasting time managing legacy backup solutions and switch to Veeam — the affordable and worry-free solution that you can trust will deliver the automation and reliability needed to ensure your business is Always-On™.


Affordable backup and Availability for SMBs

Veeam Backup Essentials, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE, offers the same enterprise-level functionality as Veeam Availability Suite and gives you everything you need to modernize your virtual data center. Veeam Backup & Replication v9 includes essential VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V backup components for SMBs including:

  • 2-in-1: backup and replication™ — Improve offsite backup and recovery with WAN-accelerated replication, replication from backup and 1-click site failover, with support for planned failover.
  • Instant VM Recovery™ — Recover a failed VM (virtual machine) in less than 2 minutes.
  • Veeam Cloud Connect ENHANCED: Easily extend your data center off site with fast, secure cloud backup and replication.
  • SureBackup® — Test every backup, every time, before launch and ensure full recovery.
  • Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Active Directory ENHANCED — Instantly recover individual Active Directory objects and entire containers, as well as user accounts and passwords.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL ENHANCED — Get fast transaction-level recovery of SQL databases and restore SQL databases precisely to a desired point in time.
  • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange ENHANCED — Get instant visibility and granular recovery of individual Exchange items, including hard-deleted items you thought were lost forever.


Veeam Backup Essentials Comparison of the editions:

Entire VM recovery
Full VM recovery x x x Recover an entire VM on the original host or on a different host. Includes quick rollback functionality to restore changed blocks only.
Instant VM Recovery®  x x x Quickly restore service to users by starting a VM directly from a backup file on regular backup storage.
VM file and virtual disk recovery  x  x x Recover individual VM files (such as VMX) and virtual disks.
Veeam Restore to Microsoft Azure  x x Restore or migrate on-premises, Windows-based or Linux-based VMs, physical servers and endpoints directly into Microsoft Azure.
File level recovery
Instant File-Level Recovery x x x Recover files from 19 common file systems used by Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS, Novell, Solaris and Unix.3
Item level recovery
Veeam Explorer™ for Storage Snapshots1 x x x

Restore individual VMs, guest files and application items from storage snapshots (see complete list of storage partners)

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory limited  x x Search and restore for all Active Directory (AD) object types, such as users, groups, computer accounts and contacts, including user and computer password recovery. All editions support single user and computer account restore via export in LDIFDE format or restore back to AD, plus the ability to restore passwords. Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions include multi-select restore and container restore, Group Policy Objects (GPO) restore, AD-integrated DNS records restore and Configuration Partition objects restore.
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange limited  x x

Get instant visibility into Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016 backups for item recovery of individual Exchange items (emails, appointments, notes, contacts, etc.), online archive mailboxes and hard-deleted items. Leverage comprehensive e-Discovery functionality, including query-result, size estimation and detailed export reports.

All editions support Exchange mailbox item restore via save, send and PST export. Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions support restore back into the original mailbox.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server limited  x x

Restore individual SQL databases with ease, without needing an extensive SQL background or having to search for database and transaction-log files.

All editions support point-in-time export of SQL database files locally. Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions include agentless, transaction-log backup and replay, transaction-level recovery of databases and SQL objects (tables, stored procedures, views, etc.) back to the original or new SQL server.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint limited  x x

Get instant visibility into SharePoint backups with advanced search-and-browse capabilities for quick recovery of individual SharePoint items and entire sites.

All editions support SharePoint item restore via save, send and export. Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions also support entire-site restore, as well as restore to the original location.

Veeam Explorer for Oracle   x x

Restore individual Oracle databases with ease, without needing an extensive Oracle background or having to search for database and transaction-log files.

Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions include agentless, transaction-log backup, archived log management and transaction-level recovery of databases back to the original or new Oracle server.

U-AIR® (Universal Application-Item Recovery)   x x Recover individual objects for ANY virtualized application, including PostgreSQL and MySQL databases, by starting up the VM directly from a backup file in an isolated environment and accessing the application with native management tools.
Self service
1-Click File and VM recovery portal for help desk operators   x x Restore guest files and VMs with a single click through a web UI.
Microsoft Exchange item recovery portal for help desk operators   x x Restore missing mailbox items back to the original mailbox with a single click through a web UI.
Database recovery portal for Microsoft SQL DBAs   x x Restore individual databases back to the original server or a new SQL server with a single click through a web UI.
Self-service file restore portal for application owners     x File-restore portal with automatic VM detection, and automatic delegation based on Local Administrator group membership.
Recovery delegation     x Enable full self-service for all web UI recovery features by delegating recoveries for individual VMs and groups of VMs to specific users or groups such as local IT staff, application owners, department members, etc.
Application-aware, image-based backups x x x Create application-consistent, image-level VM backups with advanced, application-aware processing (including transaction log truncation).
VeeamZIP™ x x x Streamline ad-hoc backups of live VMs for archival purposes.
Quick Backup x x x Perform quick incremental backups of individual VMs with the existing backup job.
ROBO Guest Interaction Proxy   x x Reduce the load on the central backup server and simplify scalability for enterprise-level businesses with a large number of remote office/branch offices (ROBOs) when performing application-aware processing and guest file system indexing.
Backup I/O control   limited  x Allows you to set the maximum acceptable I/O latency level for production datastores to ensure that backup and replication activities do not impact storage Availability to production workloads. Enterprise edition includes a global latency setting, and Enterprise Plus edition provides setting customization on a per-datastore basis.
Backup from Storage Snapshots (view storage partners)2     x

Create image-based backups and replicas as often as necessary with little to no impact on production from the world’s leading storage providers.

Backup from NetApp SnapMirror and SnapVault1and Nimble Replicated Copies1     x Eliminate additional impact from backup activities on production storage by retrieving VM data from NetApp SnapMirror or SnapVault and Nimble Replicated Copies secondary storage systems, instead of from the primary storage system.
Secondary backup to NetApp or Nimble storage1 SnapShot SnapShot
Replicated copy
Create a second, application-consistent, storage-snapshot-based backup to NetApp Data ONTAP-based storage, including FAS, FlexArray (V-Series), Data ONTAP Edge VSA and IBM N series or Nimble CS and AF-series arrays.
Storing backups
Synthetic full backup x x x Eliminate the need for periodic full backups by creating forever-incremental backups that save time and storage.
Built-in deduplication, compression and swap exclusion x x x Decrease backup storage requirements and network traffic with built-in deduplication; multiple compression options let you balance storage consumption with performance and backup proxy load; swap exclusion reduces backup footprint and improves performance.
BitLooker™ x x x Analyzes the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) to identify blocks belonging to deleted files, and skips those blocks from image-level processing to reduce backup file-sizes and replication-bandwidth consumption.
Backup Copy jobs x x x Copy all or selected VM backups to your DR storage location of choice automatically, including validation and remediation to ensure copies are available and reliable.
Veeam Cloud Connect Backup x x x Get your backups off site with fully integrated, fast and secure backup, and restore from the cloud through a service provider of your choice.
End-to-end encryption limited  x x Secure backup data and network transfers with end-to-end AES 256-bit encryption without any negative impact on built-in compression and WAN acceleration data reduction ratios.
Native tape support limited  x x

Back up and archive files and VM backups to standalone tapes, tape libraries and virtual tape libraries connected to any Microsoft Windows server in your environment.

All editions support copying Windows, Linux and VM backup files to tape. Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions add tight integration with backup jobs and support full tracking of VMs and restore points on tape, as well as in media vaults. These editions also include support for global media pools (spanning multiple tape libraries) and a dedicated media-pool type to simplify Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) retention.

Proxy affinity   x x Simplify job creation and map direct connections between proxies and backup repositories.
Deduplicating storage integrations   x x Get faster backup performance by backing up to deduplicating storage integrations (Dell EMC Data Domain Boost, HPE StoreOnce Catalyst and ExaGrid Accelerated Data Mover).
Per-VM backup files for deduplicating storage   x x Store each VM in a separate backup file to enhance backup performance when backing up to deduplicating storage. This is accomplished by leveraging parallel VM processing to enable multiple, concurrent write streams.
File-selective, image level processing   x x Exclude individual files and folders during backup and replication to reduce the amount of data that needs to be transferred and stored.
Built-in WAN Acceleration   limited  x Get backups off site up to 50x faster and save bandwidth with agentless Backup Copy jobs.
Scale-out Backup Repository™   limited x Provide an abstraction layer over individual storage devices to create a single virtual pool of backup storage for your backups. Please note: With the purchase of Enterprise edition, users can create one Scale-out Backup Repository with three active extents and one inactive extent (placed in maintenance mode). Enterprise Plus Edition has no limitations on the number of repositories or extents
Image-based VM replication x x x Replicate VMs on site for high availability or off site for disaster recovery.
Veeam Cloud Connect Replication x x x Ensure Availability of your mission-critical applications with fully integrated, fast and secure cloud-based DR through a DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) provider of your choice.
Assisted failover and failback x x x Replica rollback and assisted failover and failback.
Replication from a backup x x x Create replicas directly from VM backup files without impacting production.
Planned failover x x x Facilitate data-center migrations with zero data loss.
1-Click failover orchestration   x x Built-in failover plan orchestration enabling easy, 1-click-site failover to minimize unplanned downtime.
Built-in WAN Acceleration   limited  x

Get replicas offsite up to 50x faster and save bandwidth.

Enterprise edition supports Built-in WAN Acceleration to Veeam Cloud Connect targets only. Enterprise Plus edition supports Built-in WAN Acceleration to any target.

SureBackup®   x x Automatically test and verify every backed-up VM for recoverability by running the VM directly from the backup file (no full VM restore is required), including support for custom application test scripts.
SureReplica1   x x Automatically test and verify every replica VM for recoverability, including support for custom application test scripts.
On-Demand Sandbox™   x x Run one or more VMs directly from a backup in an isolated environment and the ability to troubleshoot, test and train on a working copy of the production environment, without impacting business operations.
On-Demand Sandbox for Storage Snapshots1     x Use storage snapshots to quickly create complete isolated copies of your production environment, for fast and easy testing and troubleshooting.
Support for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V x x x Support for VMware vSphere 4.1 or later and Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 or later. View both hypervisors from a single console.
Built-in Management for Veeam Agents NEW x x x Includes a single pane of glass for Availability of virtual, physical and cloud workloads, centralized backup agent deployment, and Windows Server Failover Cluster support. Agent licenses sold separately.
vSphere Web Client Plug-in1 x x x Perform VeeamZIP and Quick Backup; monitor backups, easily identify unprotected VMs and simplify capacity planning — all directly from the vSphere Web Client.
Standalone console x x x Install the console separately from the backup server for installation on laptops and desktops, eliminating Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) sessions to a backup server.
Centralized Management Web UI (Veeam Enterprise Manager) limited  x x

Get a web-based, consolidated view of your distributed deployment in a single pane of glass, without having to login to individual backup servers, including federation of multiple backup servers, centralized reporting and consolidated alerting.

All editions include monitoring and reporting across multiple backup servers, as well as the ability to start and stop jobs.

Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions also include full job management functionality, and the ability to perform restores.

Guest file system indexing limited  x x

A catalog of guest files enabling effortless search of individual files to find and restore a file without knowing the precise file location, or the time when it was deleted.

All editions provide a catalog of guest files in backups currently on disk. Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions also provide a catalog of archived backup files, and integrate with one click to enable restores directly from search results.

vCloud Director support1 limited  limited  x

Back up vApp and VM metadata and attributes and restore vApps and VMs directly to vCloud with full support for fastprovisioned VMs.

All editions provide integrated visibility of vCloud Director infrastructure, backup via VeeamZIP (including backup of vApp and VM meta data and attributes) and direct restore to vCloud. Enterprise edition supports scheduled incremental backup jobs of vCloud VMs, as well as customer portal integration via RESTful API. Enterprise Plus edition supports self-service, tenant managed backup and restore via Enterprise Manager, as well as native vCloud Director authentication.

Multiple storage access options x x x Backup and replicate directly from SAN and NFS storage, through hypervisor I/O stack or over LAN.
Changed block tracking x x x Minimize backup time and allow for more frequent backup and replication. Supported on both VMware and Hyper-V.
File Manager x x x Integrates file management (Veeam FastSCP™) into the operator console.
Quick Migration1 x x x Migrate VMware VMs between hosts and datastores using VMware vMotion, Storage vMotion and Veeam-provided migration technology.
Task automation limited  limited  x All editions support PowerShell. Enterprise Plus edition also supports RESTful API.
1 VMware only
2 VMware only, not yet supported natively for Hyper-V
3 Some file systems supported for VMware only
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