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VDR and vSphere 4.1 compatibility

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You probably saw the release of vSphere 4.1 today and might be wondering if there is a new release of VDR that accompanies it.  The short answer is no – VDR 1.2 that we released last month is also bundled with vSphere 4.1.  So, the compatibility table looks like the following for that release: VDR Read more...

VMware Data Recovery 1.2 Available Today!

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We just posted VMware Data Recovery 1.2!  While it is only a dot one increase in terms of version number (don't ask, long story), all the minor changes that we implemented really do add up to a major change.  Here are some highlights of the new release: a file level restore client for Linux virtual Read more...

Changed Block Tracking mismatch?

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I came across this blog last week regarding vSphere's changed blocked tracking (CBT) capability and was a bit concerned since it explicitly called out VMware Data Recovery (VDR) in the list of products affected.   As background, CBT is used by VMware products/capabilities like VDR and Storage vMotion to efficiently determine the amount of changed disk Read more...

VMware Data Recovery and File Level Restore

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Today we released an updated version of VMware Data Recovery (VDR) – we have been working hard on this release for the past few months and we think it moves the needle significantly forward.    Get more information about the updated VDR release here. So, what are the highlights of this updated release of VDR?  Support Read more...

VMware Data Recovery Taking Advantage of vSphere 4

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I wanted to explain in more detail why we chose the type of dedupe that we did.  As I  had mentioned in my previous post, we chose to implement block based in-line destination deduplication for VMware Data Recovery (VDR).  There are a few reasons for this, two of which are due to enhancements in the Read more...

VMware's Backup and Recovery product

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One of the many capabilities introduced in VMware vSphere 4 is VMware Data Recovery (VDR), a virtual machine backup and recovery product.  Market research and customer feedback showed that many people wanted an integrated option for protecting virtual machines in a VMware environment.  Further analysis showed that this was more eminent for VMware customers that Read more...