by Lyle Smith

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE Now Available

Veeam has released Endpoint Backup FREE, a new free tool that requires no additional software or purchases, providing a simple solution for backing up Windows-based desktops and laptops. Simple and quick to install, users can back up endpoints to an external hard drive, network shared folder or a Veeam Backup & Replication repository. From backing up a personal device to protect the last few of physical servers in a data center, Veeam’s new free backup tool offers users an extensive feature set.

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE allows users to recover whatever they need within a matter of minutes in the event of a system crash, hard drive fail, if files get corrupted or accidentally deleted. Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE also allows users to create a bootable recovery media, which helps fix issues with their computer such as the inability to reboot the operating system or when users are unable to reset the Local Administrator account’s password.

Key backup features include the ability to prepare image-based volume and file-level backups with flexible configuration such as multiple scheduling options. Veeam also indicates that the recovery process is flexible and seamless due to several easy-to-use options all from the same image-based backup. These include bare-metal recovery to the same or dissimilar hardware, volume and file-level restores. In addition, because it uses the same backup format, users of Veeam Backup FREE Edition are able to perform application item recovery with Veeam Explorers for Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL Server and SharePoint from backup of server machines created with Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE.

Users of paid editions of Veeam Backup & Replication in VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments will be able to leverage Veeam backup repositories as target locations for Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE backups as well as perform basic centralized monitoring and management of endpoint backup jobs from within the Veeam Backup & Replication console. As a result, this integration extends some familiar capabilities to endpoint backups such as enhanced application item recovery with Veeam Explorers, export of backed up physical disk content into various virtual disk formats, and backup files encryption. This also allows backup administrators to control Veeam backup repository access to end users with flexible permissions system.

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