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Drive Backup Server

Powerful, yet easy-to-use backup & disaster recovery solution for physical & virtual Windows® environments

 

Drive Backup Server ensures business continuity and data security, and helps IT staff increase productivity and leverage previous investments in storage and virtualization technologies.

 

  • Support of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
  • Support of GPT/uEFI configurations
  • Support for SSD, AFD, 2TB+ and non-512B sector size disks
  • Application-level excludes and incremental disk imaging
  • Full compliance with the “set-and-forget” backup policy
  • Live Windows OS migrations (P2P, P2V, V2V, V2P)
  • Smooth restore to dissimilar hardware via Adaptive Restore™
  • Non-destructive Connect VD to safely manage virtual storages
  • Comprehensive WinPE recovery environment


 

Features

 

 

Drive Backup

 

HDM Premium

 

Protect & Restore

System / Data Protection

Agentless Protection of ESX Guests (Backup / Replication) no no yes

Windows System State Backup

yes

 

(attended)

yes

 

(attended)

yes

 

(agent-based)

Backup Image Update

yes

 

(differential, incremental, complement)

yes

 

(differential, incremental, complement)

yes

 

(smart incremental)

Regular Backup

yes

 

(for one target only)

yes

 

(for one target only)

yes

 

(for groups of targets) 

nCDP (near Continuous Data Protection) no no yes

Application-level Backup (MS Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, etc.)

no no

no

 

(coming soon)

Application-level Excludes (MS Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, etc.)

yes

yes

no

File-level Backup

yes

 

(attended)

yes

 

(attended)

no

 

(coming soon)

Two-tier Backup Storage / Dual Protection no no yes
Agentless Recovery of ESX Guests (Restore / Replica Launch) no no yes
Agentless Restore of Non-system Physical Volumes no no yes

On-site Bare Metal Restore of Physical Windows Machines

yes yes yes

Storage Management

Windows OS Deployment

no

yes

no

Storage Initialization (Create, Format, Test Surface, Check FS)

yes

yes

no

Storage Reconfiguration (Merge, Split, Redistribute, Resize, Move)

no

yes

no

Storage Optimization (Defrag MFT, Shrink MFT, Change Cluster Size)

no

yes

no

Partition Alignment

yes

 

(attended)

yes

 

(attended)

no

 

(coming soon)

Migration

P2P

yes

yes

yes

P2V

yes

 

(desktop hypervisors)

yes

 

(desktop hypervisors)

no

 

(enterprise hypervisors

coming soon)

V2V

yes

 

(desktop hypervisors)

yes

 

(desktop hypervisors)

no
V2P

yes

 

(desktop hypervisors)

yes

 

(desktop hypervisors)

yes

 

(via physical agent)

Migration to Another ESX Datastore no no yes
Migrate Windows OS to SSD no yes no

Data Sanitization

Wipe Partition / HDD

no

 

(simple on delete)

yes

no

 

(coming soon)

Clear Free Space

no

yes

no

 

(coming soon)

Supported OSes and Configurations

Any Guest OS Supported by vShere

no no yes

Windows 8, Server 2012

yes yes yes

GPT/uEFI Configurations

yes yes yes
Management & Administration
Distributed Architecture no no yes
Central Management Console no

no

yes

Extra Windows PowerShell Console

no

no

yes