Veem released second patch on october 14th. Someone at Veeam, noticed that there are many improvements, not only fixes, so they decided to call this patch R2. One of the good things about Veeam is that every new major version they relase is quite stable, in the life cycle of major release they release up to 3 patches, small in size. Compare that to Symantec where there is no end to hefty Service pack’s and patches. What’s also important with Veeam 7.0 “R2” is that they are the first to support both vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
What is new in Veeam Backup and Replication 7.0 R2 for Vmware
- vSphere 5.5 support, including support for 62TB virtual disks and virtual hardware v10 virtual machines.
- vCloud Director 5.5 support.
- Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest virtual machines (VMs).
- Added ability to limit maximum amount of active VM snapshots per datastore to prevent it from being overfilled with snapshot deltas. The default value of 4 active snapshots can be controlled with MaxSnapshotsPerDatastore (REG_DWORD) registry key.
What is new in Veeam Backup and Replication 7.0 R2 for Hyper-V
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and free Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 support, including support for Generation 2 virtual machines.
- Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 as guest virtual machines (VMs)
- Support for System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
- Support for the installation of Veeam Backup & Replication and its components on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1.
Built-in WAN acceleration
- Increased data processing performance up to 50% with hard drive based cache, and up to 3 times with SSD based cache. Multi-core CPU on source WAN accelerator is recommended to take full advantage of the enhanced data processing engine.
- Added ability for source and target proxy servers to reconnect and resume replication when network connection between source and target site drops for a short period of time.
- Added support for a number of enterprise-class tape libraries with partitioning functionality that allows presenting multiple tape library partitions to the same host.
- Import/export slot interaction has been redesigned to add support for a number of IBM and Oracle tape libraries.
- Added ability for application-aware processing logic to detect passive Microsoft Exchange DAG database present on the VM, and process it accordingly.
- Added support for Exchange CCR clusters.
User interface should now remember size and positions off the main window, as well as all panels and columns.
You can find more info on “R2” patch website