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Oracle Linux VM Backup and Recovery

OLVM Backup Solution

Storware vProtect is an agentless, independent data backup, and disaster recovery solution with no vendor lock-in. vProtect improves and streamlines data management services by automation, tag-based VM auto-grouping and scheduling, and intuitive and modern UI. Use a forever FREE version that supports up to 10 virtual machines or unlock the full potential with the vProtect 60-day TRIAL version!

  • multiple backup strategies available to fit your needs
  • full (v3.5.1+) and incremental (v4.2+) backups
  • multiple backup destinations to give you extra flexibility
  • vProtect is scalable and ready to grow with you
  • the easiest and flexible licensing – no hidden costs
  • supported languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, German
  • top-notch support team
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Main Highlights

VM-level

VM-level, container-level, agentless full and incremental consistent backup

Modern approach to VMs backup favors lightweight, agent-less backup solutions, instead of requiring time-consuming management of agent-based ones. Thus, the main criteria that support paying attention to agent-less solutions are cost and efficiency.

Open API

Snapshot management / Copy data management

Restore state of the VM without the need to restore data from the backup provider. vProtect creates snapshots periodically according to the policy (schedule and retention settings). Admin reverts VM using admin console of each Hypervisor platform or vProtect UI.

Independent backup

Scalability

Multi-node architecture – depending on the backup strategy. Scale as you grow – scale out by adding as many nodes as you need, – scale up by assigning more resources to vProtect node.

Consistent licensing

Designed for modern world

Open RESTful API and CLI – all communication between 3rd party system goes via RESTful API exposed by vProtect Server. vProtect is ready to be part of wider automation or orchestration solution.

OLVM UI integration plugin

Integration with the OLVM Virtualization interface allows administrators to perform most of the basic operations without logging into the vProtect dashboard. After installation (which is described at the end of this article) you will see a new tab “VM Backups” in the OLVM menu. It gives you insight into the crucial information from vProtect admin console: protection stats, task success rate, available resources.

It consists of three primary tabs: dashboard, virtual machines, and task console. See the documentation

What are the advantages of integrating vProtect with the native Oracle Linux VM UI?

  • The ability to manage all data protection processes directly from the oVirt / RHV user interface
  • Streamlining and simplifying backup and recovery processes, which saves the administrator’s time.
  • The integration gives administrators a better user experience.
  • Instant insight into backup/restore tasks and stats.

OLVM Backup Strategies

Oracle Linux VM environments can be protected in several ways. Different strategies require a node to be installed either as a VM on the environment that you backup or installed separately. Learn more

For Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM) 4+ environments you can use API v4 for invoking all backup related tasks. Import/export mode defines the way the backups and restores are done. OLVM (with API v4) supports 3 modes:

  • Disk attachment, which exports VM metadata (in OVF format) with separate disk files (in RAW format) via Proxy VM with the Node installed. Supports OLVM 4.0+, no incremental backup, proxy VM required in each cluster – used for disks attachment process
  • Disk image transfer, which exports VM metadata (in OVF format) with disk snapshot chains as separate files (QCOW2 format): supports OLVM 4.2+/oVirt 4.2.3+, supports incremental backup, disk images are transferred directly from API (no Proxy VM required)
  • SSH Transfer, this method assumes that all data transfers are directly from hypervisor – over SSH

What would you like to do now?

Under one license we give you unparalleled freedom of choice – starting from the hypervisor and ending at the backup destination. That’s the way we build future proof solutions.

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