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ShadowProtect Virtual edition

ShadowProtect Virtual edition

Back Up and Quickly Recover Virtual Environments, and Keep Business Running

Performing bare metal recovery after a hypervisor succumbs to malware

Restoring to the same hypervisor after the hypervisor or server crashes

Migrating to new hardware or virtual environment

Recovering data such as files and folders

Testing new applications prior to introducing them into your production environment

Testing your business’s disaster recovery plan

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Back Up and Quickly Recover Virtual Environments, and Keep Business Running

 

What is StorageCraft ShadowProtect Virtual, and who should use it?

StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Virtual software provides best-in-class backup and disaster recovery, data protection, and managed system migration for Windows virtual machines (VMs) running in VMware, Hyper-V, and other hypervisors. IT professionals working in mixed or virtual environments will appreciate having one type of backup and recovery software that works for all their Windows machines.

Available now: StorageCraft Plug-in – easily monitor and manage backups directly from VMware or Microsoft System Center

ShadowProtect Virtual is one element of the StorageCraft Recovery Solution. This solution provides you with the products and services you need to recover your Windows IT environment anytime, anywhere, and from a disaster of any magnitude.

ShadowProtect Virtual creates sector-level backup images of each of your Windows VMs. A sector-level backup image can include not just files or folders but also the operating system, applications, services, and configuration settings. Because your backup image contains so much more than data, when you need to recover a VM, you can do so with ShadowProtect Virtual in minutes rather than hours or days.

 

Flexibility you need within shifting computing environments

You need a backup and disaster recovery solution that can adapt to changing IT environments. With ShadowProtect Virtual, you can restore (or migrate) your virtual machine to another hypervisor or to a physical environment. You can even fail over a virtual machine in the cloud—either the StorageCraft cloud or your own private cloud.

This flexibility in recovery options means your IT systems can be back up and running within minutes of a disaster. You’ll be able to meet (or beat) your recovery time objective on all your systems. (Recovery Time Objective, or RTO, is a calculation of the maximum allowable downtime after which the consequences to the business are unacceptable).

ShadowProtect Virtual software can also help you define and meet your company’s recovery point objective (RPO). Do you know how much data your company can afford to lose (or afford to re-enter)? Eight hours’ worth of data? Two hours’ worth, or even less? Schedule ShadowProtect Server to continually take incremental backup images as often as every 15 minutes, so that your company is never at risk of losing more than a few minutes of data.

 

You can schedule ShadowProtect Virtual to continually take incremental backup images (incremental backups record just the changes to the disk since the last backup image). You can schedule these incremental backups to occur as often as every 15 minutes if you want, so that the business is never at risk of losing more than a few minutes of data.

 

Vital protection of your Windows virtual environment

Common scenarios for which administrators, technicians, and other IT pros use ShadowProtect Virtual:

  • Performing bare metal recovery after a hypervisor succumbs to malware
  • Restoring to the same hypervisor after the hypervisor or server crashes
  • Migrating to new hardware or virtual environment
  • Recovering data such as files and folders
  • Testing new applications prior to introducing them into your production environment
  • Testing your business’s disaster recovery plan
Features and benefits of ShadowProtect Virtual

Lower Price for Virtual Machines

The VM-based licensing model lets you:

  • Enjoy all the features and functionality available in ShadowProtect at a price point appropriate for virtual environments
  • Support Windows guests in many types of hypervisors (VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, Red Hat, and Xen)

Backup

The Backup Wizard enables you to:

  • Capture everything—systems, applications, configuration settings, services, data—on your VMs
  • Back up Microsoft SQL, Exchange, and SharePoint VMs and other critical application VMs, including updates in memory
  • Encrypt a backup job to protect backup images to securely protect data
  • Save backups to any disk device (such as removable, local, and network drives) or any optical media (CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs)
  • Back up a non-bootable system before attempting a restore operation (using StorageCraft Recovery Environment)

Scheduling

The Backup Wizard also lets you:

  • Execute a one-time full backup that you can archive
  • Schedule backups to occur automatically
  • Schedule incremental backups to run as often as every 15 minutes
  • Set up subsequent full backups to be differential to save on storage space
  • Manage the retention of backup images

Remote Management

Management view and client/agent options enable you to:

  • Install the ShadowProtect agent on a VM without having to visit the machine
  • Remotely manage both ShadowProtect Virtual and ShadowProtect Desktop nodes
  • Choose to receive notification when VM backup jobs succeed or fail

Testing

With the Verify Image tool, StorageCraft ImageReady technology, and StorageCraft VirtualBoot technology, you can:

  • Verify backup images to ensure they’re in a known good state for fast and reliable recovery
  • Automatically run Chkdsk or other scripts on mounted volumes to determine data and application integrity
  • Mount an Exchange Server backup (including system, data, and log volumes) to test the .EDB files and verify they’re intact or run cleanup if they’re in a dirty shutdown state
  • Boot a backup image to a virtual machine to test whether a restored system would function properly

Image Management

With the Image Conversion Tool, you can:

  • Consolidate files (full backup plus incrementals) into a single new backup image for archiving
  • Split a backup image file into smaller files (a spanned set) for backup on DVD or Blu-Ray
  • Convert backup image files to a virtual disk in either .VHD (Hyper-V-compatible) or .VMDK (VMWare-compatible) format for restoration or migration to a different VM
  • Set a consolidated or converted backup file’s compression setting or encryption

Recovery

The Restore Wizard, Explore Backup Wizard,VirtualBoot, and StorageCraft Hardware Independent Restore technology let you:

  • Perform a bare metal restore in minutes
  • Restore a system to the same or different virtual environment
  • Restore a system to a physical machine
  • Mount a backup image quickly and browse it in order to recover a file or folder
  • Restore an entire data volume from a backup image file
  • Quickly restore access to a database server by mounting a point-in-time backup image
  • Rapidly boot a backup image as a virtual machine (temporary system failover)

Migration

The Backup Wizard, Restore Wizard, Image Conversion Tool, and Hardware Independent Restore allows you to:

  • Migrate a backup image of a VM to a different VM
  • Migrate a backup image of a virtual environment to a physical server

Virtual Backup and Recovery for VMware & Hyper-V Environments

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