Posts Tagged ‘PHD Virtual’

VMware Data Protection 5.1 reviewed

People who have been using VMware Data Recovery quickly discovered that this product had issues. VMware’s take on Data Recovery was that they wanted to have a backup product for the smaller shops with a short time-to-market. Too bad it was this product that drove a lot of users to Veeam or PHDvirtual because of its many problems. In secrecy VMware started working together with EMC’s BRS division to build a brand new backup product leveraging EMC’s Avamar technology under the codename “Project Toystory”. This product has seen the light of day as “vSphere Data Protection 5.1” or vDP for short. In this post I will be looking into vDP version 5.1, which is actually the initial release.

Introduction to vSphere Data Protection 5.1

This is the first release of vDP, so actually a 1.0 version. I will not be expecting a fully feature-rich product, but one that actually WORKS would be nice. After all, it is a “free” product Read the rest of this entry »

VMdamentals.com on Veeam’s podcast!

As some of you may have seen, Veeam’s podcast episode two features an interview with VMdamentals, by yours truly. Check it out here:


Veeam Community Podcast Episode 2 – VMdamentals shootout!


Veeam Community Podcast

General Availability of PHDvirtual Backup 5.1


After a very long wait, at last the ESXi supporting version of PHDvirtual Backup is here! Version 5.1 just went GA.



PHDvirtual 5.1 GA - At last!



Finally PHDvirtual has got ESXi support for their backup product. I keep admiring them for their efforts: Because they solved problems years ago when nobody else could, their solution got dated as VMware finally integrated some almost vital backup features to their vSphere product.

Now PHDvirtual has done an almost complete rewrite of their product in order to modernize up to the standards of the vStorage API in vSphere.

Be sure to check out their solution!

PHD Virtual Backup 5.1er – First Impressions

Today I got my hands on the new PHD Virtual Backup Appliance – version 5.1-ER. Following in the footsteps of its XenServer brother, this new version uses a single VBA (versus the previous versions where multiple VBA’s were used). Best of all: ESXi support at last!

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