This is a quick post to highlight the updated release build (version 1.1.11) of Veeam Backup for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) that was released a few weeks ago on the 9th of February. This release addresses a number of bugs in the Public Beta release and can be used into production by customers with support available from Veeam. The major enhancement relates to improved incremental backup processing when is CBT active (which should be by default), reducing the occurrence of full scans during backup.

Backup for RHV is an agentless approach to back up RHV virtual machines. The following operations are available in the v1.0 release.

  • Create backups of RHV VMs and store them in Veeam Backup & Replication repositories.
  • Restore VMs from backups.
  • Restore VM disks from backups.

Veeam Backup for Red Hat Virtualization (Veeam Backup for RHV) is an additional component of Veeam Backup & Replication responsible for protection and disaster recovery tasks for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) hosts. Veeam Backup for RHV integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication version 11a (starting from build 11.01.1261 and later) allowing you to back up RHV VMs to Veeam backup repositories.

Upgrade or New Appliance… Upgrade all the way!

We have been using our new Upgrader Feature across a number of products for a while now, and this makes the upgrading of Veeam Backup for RHV super simple and in-place. Veeam Backup for RHV v1a can be deployed as a new appliance, or an existing Veeam Backup for RHV v1.0 (version 1.0.1488) appliance can be upgraded.

After deploying or upgrading to Veeam Backup for Red Hat Virtualization v1a,  the appliance’s build number will be 1.1.11.

Video Walkthrough of an Update on the Appliance:

Walkthrough Video:

Here is a very quick walkthrough demo of Backup for RHV.

More Reading and References

For a what’s new and further reading, use the links below.

Veeam Help Center:
Release Notes:
User Guide: Veeam Backup for RHV 1.0 User Guide
Download: Veeam Backup for Red Hat Virtualization Public Beta: Download