New Feature in Vinchin V7.0: Data Verification for VMware Backups
Data Verification for VMware Backups
The new release of Vinchin Backup & Recovery 7.0 will be coming soon! With data verification
module for VMware newly added into 7.0 version, you will be able to easily set up a virtual lab
within the backup environment for the availability verification of VMware backup data, making
sure its high recoverability for all kinds of application scenarios.
Data verification in Vinchin Backup & Recovery is based on instant recovery technology, which
works by recovering VM backups to the virtual lab to verify if the restored VM can be powered
on without issues.
Isolated Virtual Lab
Vinchin Backup & Recovery 7.0 now allows VMware users to set up an isolated virtual lab in
which it mirrors the production environment and communicates with Vinchin backup server and
the real production network via a proxy appliance.
All verification operations will be performed in this virtual lab where data is kept from the
production environment, and once the lab is deleted, it takes all data with it. Thus, the lab has no
effect on the primary production environment.
Previously, you can only back up your data without knowing its status, so sometimes the
corrupted data can be copied to the backup server and yet nobody knows it. Now with the
VMware backup validation, you can now ensure the data availability for both backup and
Automatic Backup Verification
The automatic verification is time-based for backup jobs and the whole VM (s). It acquires the
most recent timepoint information of each VM every time it is performed, and restores the VM
to the designated resource pools and folders to verify the data through 3 methods: ping,
screenshots, and heartbeat.
3 layers of verification will process at the same time when powering on the restored VM. If any
one doesn’t respond, a task failure notice will appear.
You can set up a schedule to automate the backup verification in the lab so you don’t need to
configure it the next time. This saves the trouble of re-configuration and reduces workload.
Instant Manual Verification
Besides automatic data verification, you can also manually configure the verification job for
certain scenarios where a quick check on specific VMware backups is required. The verification
unit is a single timepoint of the VM without regularly running by schedules, and you need to
manually access vCenter server to power on the restored VM.
Once you stop the verification job, Vinchin backup system will automatically delete the verified
VM, and uninstall NFS storage.
On-Hand Verification Reports
You can click the running task to check out its circumstance, and here you could see the job
history where you can download the verification reports to the local system, or send it to the
email that you set up under the admin icon. The report contains job success info, warnings that
may cause the task or system fail, and job error messages.
By reading the report, you will learn why the job fails and come up with a solution shortly. The
report aims to decrease your time and energy spent on finding out why. And it also shows a
richer picture of your data.
Try Vinchin Backup & Recovery Today!
Vinchin Backup & Recovery 7.0 introduces VMware backup validation in a virtual lab isolated
from production environment for effective and resultful VM backup.
And you are welcome to download the 60-day full-featured free trial of the current version
below to try the existing functions like V2V migration across 10+ virtualization, 15s instant
recovery, CBT, offsite backup copy, etc. then upgrade it to v7.0 for the wonderful improvements
when it releases.