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Paragon Protect & Restore 3.5

Advanced backup and disaster recovery for virtual and physical environments with centralized management for SMBs and large enterprises

  • Management of virtual and physical machines from one console

  • Agentless backup and replication of ESX guest machines

  • Agentless backup of Hyper-V guest machines*

  • Agent-based backup of Hyper-V host, Windows physical machines and fault-tolerant systems

  • Application-level backup of MS Exchange email databases

  • Remote recovery and on-site hardware independent restore (HIR)

  • Multi-tier storage infrastructure and exclusive data deduplication

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Paragon Protect & Restore: Your features and benefits!



vSphere Protection

Agentless backup of guests

Significantly enhances backup performance, while minimizing the load on target machines and the hypervisor during the process. PPR enables to back up entirely any online or offline virtual machine hosted by vSphere (Windows, Linux, etc.)

Agentless replication of guests

Replication provides the best RTO, as it utilizes clones (replicas) of target machines on a certain ESX datastore

Agent-based backup of fault-tolerant systems and non-commersial ESX

Since agentless protection through the VMware snapshot mechanism is unavailable for VMware fault-tolerant systems and guests hosted by a non-commersial ESX, PPR enables to protect them through on-site agents

Replica launch

The specified replica will be correctly detached from the replication process and then launched, which may take only a couple of seconds, allowing PPR Admin to get a failed system back on track with minimal downtime

Restore to original/new location

When restored to the original location, the original machine will be automatically deleted. When restored to a new location Administrator will be prompted to provide a new name for the machine, and a host and datastore to reside it. The VM configuration file will be modified accordingly

VMware CBT support

The use of VMware Changed Block Tracking ensures full or incremental backups or replicas are created with the minimum time and impact on ESX

Paragon ITE support

Paragon’s Image Transfer Engine is an alternative way of tracking data changes. It's automatically used when VMware CBT fails

Hyper-V Protection*

Physical Machines Protection

MS Exchange Protection

General Imaging and Replication Options

Migration Options

Management and Administration

System Requirements

PPR Core Components: Administration/Installation Server, Backup Server, Management Consoles

Operating system

Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

New Windows 8.1

Windows Server® 2003 SP2

Windows Server 2008 R1/R2

Windows Server 2012 R1/R2


Note!VMware Advanced Transport is only supported under Windows Server 2003 SP2/2008/2012




2GB or higher


x86/x64 processor (minimum 2 cores / 4 cores for Backup Server). The use of fast multi-core processors improves the data processing performance, and allows for more concurrent jobs

Storage Administration/Installation Server: 400 MB to install

Backup Server: 200 MB to install

Console: 50 BM to install

Active Directory domain environment



Domain administrator credentials

Domain administrator must have permissions of the local domain administrator on all machines that join PPR infrastructur.


Services Running WMI service (Windows Management Instrumentation)

File and Printer Sharing is allowed in Firewall, which enables default system shares on local volumes (ADMIN$, C$, D$, etc.)

PPR Agents


Operating system

Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

New Windows 8.1

Windows Server® 2003 SP2

Windows Server 2008 R1/R2

Windows Server 2012 R1/R2

New Windows Hyper-V Server 2012




2GB or higher


VMware® vSphere® 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, and 4.0

VMware ESX® and VMware ESXi™ 4.x and 5.x

Non-commercial VMware ESX**

Microsoft Hyper-V

Microsoft Exchange

Exchange Server 2007

Exchange Server 2010

Exchange Server 2013

Single Copy Clusters support

Cluster Continuous Replication support

* Agentless protection of Hyper-V guest machines is available as a preview release at the moment

** Windows OS guests hosted by non-commercial VMware ESX can only be protected through onsite backup agent, other guest machines are not supported

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Evaluation version

Size: 300 MB


Paragon Protect & Restore 3.5 

Size: 6.7 MB

Deployment Guide

Size: 2.2 MB

PPR Datasheet

Size: 1.0 MB

PPR Full Features List
Feature list

Size: 580 KB

Managing Physical and Virtual Machines
Best Practice

Size: 0.5 MB

Bare-metal Restore with Recovery ID
Best Practice

Size: 0.4 MB

Restoring PPR Infrastructure after a Disaster
Best Practice

Size: 0.5 MB

Configuring Backup Storages
Best Practice

Size: 0.5 MB

Troubleshooting PPR
Reviewer`s Guide

Size: 0.4 MB

Scaling PPR
Best Practice

Size: 0.9 MB

Protecting VMware Fault-tolerant Configurations
Best Practice

Size: 0.5 MB

Multi-destination Backup via Two-tiered Storage
Best Practice

Size: 1.2 MB

PPR White Paper by CRN

Size: 1.7 MB



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