Trilead is one of the few good backup software products that was good and kept free version along with the commercial version. It’s also one of the few companies that have very simple licensing.
You only have to license a host where you install the application. Compared to other vendors where they charge per socket – the same amount as VM Explorer charges for the host, you can see the amount of savings for your company.
One of the major features is the new new, Web-based interface.
New features in Trilead VM Explorer 5.0
New Web-based interface, easy to use and to install, only 30 MB download file, to install you need just a couple of clicks
Automated backup test
Now you have an option to automatically test a backup. Test run is performed in the background. There is also a new email report with health status and screenshots of test process, currently only available for ESX/ESXi.
Backups can be dynamically optimized (compressed) to improve data transfer through WAN networks or to save space on the target system.
File level restore
VM Explorer provides an integrated file level restore function. Directly restore a single file from any backup (FAT, NTFS and EXT) without restoring the full backup.
Email reporting about the status of your backups is essential. VM Explorer supports a detailed email report containing all relevant information about the backup jobs. These reports can also be viewed at any time through your backup history.
Fair and simple pricing
VM Explorer® is licensed on the basis of an extremely simple pricing model – per installation and not per ESX/Hyper-V host or core. In most cases, only one license is required to back up your entire infrastructure.
Job scheduling made easy
The integrated job scheduler allows you to perform unattended, periodic backups of your virtual infrastructure. Jobs may also be started using the web interface.
Full and incremental backups
In addition to full back-ups, VM Explorer® supports Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for the creation of incremental back-ups – enabling you to restore your back-ups to any version in their history.
Server-to-server fast copying
VM Explorer® allows you to copy files and backups at full speed directly between ESX, ESXi, Hyper-V, Linux and FreeBSD servers. Throughput is limited only by the available network/storage system bandwidth.
VM Explorer® integrates VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V into the same software.
Flexible backup target configuration
Customers have widely differing backup requirements and environments. VM Explorer®supports numerous scenarios and backup targets, e.g., local machine, ESX servers, Hyper-V servers, Cloud (Amazon S3), Linux, FreeBSD, NAS and SAN.
Replication for disaster recovery
With point-in-time replication, you can replicate any VM on another host, which can then be used for disaster recovery. The VM is automatically registered to your backup server and ready to run. If change tracking is enabled, VM Explorer® will replicate any changes on the new target host.
VM Explorer® maintains a simple overview of all backups, which can be filtered and sorted according to your requirements. Restoration of your backups from the overview requires just a few clicks.
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If you are looking for a simple, effective and affordable backup for Virtual infrastructure, give Trilead a try. It may surprise you.