Release: Veeam Backup & Replication 5.0

Veaam today announced the release of its disaster recovery solution: Veaam Backup & Replication version 5. This version is the follow up of version 4 which was released in 2009.

This version includes the SureBackup functionality on which reported extensively in March this year.

Released as vPower technology the following new functionalities are provided:

  • Instant VM Recovery, which lets you run a virtual machine (VM) from a compressed and deduplicated backup file.
  • Universal Application-Item Recovery (U-AIR), provides object-level recovery from any virtualizated application or OS.
  • SureBackup Recovery Verification, which provides validity verification for all your backups. By creating a VM in an isolated environment and running it directly from the backup file, it will start the VM, boot the OS and verify if everything is running normally
  • On-Demand Sandbox, in which you can start VMs from a backup file in a sandboxed enviroment for testing, training or troubleshooting purposes.
  • Instant File-Level Recovery, to recovery an entire VM or individual file from the same image-level backup, by mounting a point in time backup to the VM.

Other enhancements are related to:

  • Guest File System indexing
  • Engine
  • Backup
  • Replication
  • Application aware image processing
  • Restore
  • Jobs
  • Enterprise Manager
  • Setup


Pricing starts at $599 USD per socket for Standard Edition and $899 USD for Enterprise Edition.