At Veeam, we have many free solutions ready to sharpen the reliability of your data. In this post I will showcase some of our free tools and explain how you can reach a high level of protection at no cost--for both your organization and your personal use.
Veeam Backup Free Edition
Veeam Backup Free Edition is an effective tool for backing up, restoring and managing your virtual infrastructure. The tool is mainly known for the VeeamZIP functionality. VeeamZIP allows you to perform interactive full backups without state interruption and store them on the local host, to a network share or on a removable media (USB or external hard drive). Another cool thing about this free edition is that it has no expiration date and no limitation on the number of VMs on your VMware or Hyper-V workloads. It is also quite rich in functionality and features.
When you create a VeeamZIP file, Veeam Backup Free Edition copies VM data, compresses it and stores it to a full backup file (VBK).
Veeam ONE Free Edition
Experience has taught us that it's better to prevent than to cure. Veeam ONE Free Edition is our monitoring tool that can help you gain complete visibility into your VMware or Hyper-V environments and identify issues before they impact your workloads. I would say the main job of Veeam ONE Free Edition is to make IT admins’ lives easier with real-time alerting, resource allocation prioritization, dynamic groups and much more.
If a problem or a potential issue occurs in the managed environment, Veeam ONE triggers an alarm. A user can view alarms triggered by Veeam ONE. Every alarm has a knowledge base article with detailed information about the issue, its cause, resolution steps and links to more details.
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is a simple tool designed to backup Windows-based laptops and desktops, and rapidly recover lost data in case of failure. There are many scenarios in which this solution can come in handy — for example, if your PC is corrupted by malware and can’t access data or the OS fails to start. Because of its flexibility, you can perform full backups of the entire PC, volume-level backups for selected drives, or file-level backups for particular files and folders.
Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is compatible with Windows 10, can be integrated with Veeam Backup & Replication, and can easily be installed on the computer you want to protect.
I recommend trying the beta version of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, the successor to Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE that will be released soon and will bring more business-oriented features. But, no worries--there will always be a free version of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows!
You can restore individual files and folders from Veeam Agent backups. You can browse to files and folders in the backup and restore the necessary files and folders to their initial location to a new location.
Veeam Agent for Linux FREE
Veeam Agent for Linux FREE is one of the newest additions in our portfolio. It allows you to backup physical Linux systems — such as workstations, servers and machines — in the public cloud. This solution allows you to create image-based backup for specific volumes and files or for the entire system, and it is designed for any IT administrator. You can access it through the command line or graphical user interface (GUI).
You can monitor the progress of the currently running backup job session, as well as view detailed statistics on performed backup sessions.
Visio Stencils for VMware, Hyper-V and Veeam
As a bonus, we also put together a free collection of Visio Stencils for VMware, Hyper-V and Veeam to make your diagrams shine. They are compatible with Microsoft Visio 2010, 2013 and 2016, and are ideal for any system administrator who needs to create stylish, yet simple presentations, reports or documentation.
Our FREE tools provide a high level of functionality and features that cover a wide range of requirements. The vulnerable areas of your virtual and physical infrastructure can be strengthened without any expenditure. You can find the complete catalog of our free products here.
Cristian-Antonio is a Veeam Specialist certified in Oracle database design and programming with SQL. His background in IT Technology and Web Development, along with his passion for new technologies, have driven his interest in virtualization and cloud computing. Cristian-Antonio is enthusiastic about sharing his experience and new findings with the IT community. Follow Cristian-Antonio on LinkedIn.