Trilead, which provides a backup solution for VMware virtual machines has announced that it made available a Release Candidate of VM Explorer 3.0, build 3.0.005. The current stable version is 2.0 which was released in March this year.
The main new feature is the support for incremental backups, which will work on ESX/ESXi 4.0 and will not work with the free ESXi edition. To keep track of the changes in the VM, VM Explorer uses the VMware Virtual Disk API, giving the following advantages:
– Faster and more stable backups thanks to the official VMware API
– Incremental Backups are now possible
– Thin disks will be backed up only using the used space
– Incremental Restores are possible (restore backup only to a certain date)