Veeam announces Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint

Veeam Software is adding some very cool features in its upcoming Backup & Replication v7 release.

Earlier announced is support for VMware vCloud Director
Also announced is the plug-in for VMware vSphere Client.

Today Veeam announced another feature:Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint

This will be included at no additional charge in both the next release of Veeam Backup Free Edition and in Veeam Backup & Replication v7, which will become generally available in the second half of this year.

Capabilities include (all without the use of agents):

  • Browsing SharePoint databases within compressed, deduplicated image-level backups of SharePoint virtual machines (VMs) without having to restore the entire database
  • Searching for specific SharePoint items with rich search capability for e-discovery purposes
  • Recovering and exporting items directly to the original SharePoint server, or sending items as email attachments to specific users
  • Support for SharePoint running on both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.

This blog posting on the website of Veeam clearly explains the use case of Veeam Explorer for Sharepoint.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint introduces a single tool that can easily be used to backup, compress and deduplicate SharePoint data stores. But—the real beauty of this powerful tool comes when it’s time to restore.  Imagine a user calls your helpdesk and says…

“I accidentally deleted a file from SharePoint and I really need to get it back!”

At this point your helpdesk Tech smiles and opens Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint. Now your Tech can access the SharePoint database from within the compressed, deduplicated backup file. No restoration of the backup file is necessary. The data is displayed just as if your Tech were looking at files in Windows Explorer.

“Can you tell me the name of the file?”

As the user gives the name of the file your Tech simply browses to the desired file location.  And, if the user doesn’t know the name or location of the file, don’t worry, your Tech can use the built in search feature to find it.  And when your Tech finds the file, just right-click the file and choose to restore it to SharePoint, send the file to the user or simply copy it to another location. No full database restoration is necessary.  It’s that simple, and the process literally takes a couple minutes to accomplish.

 

Registration for public beta is now open.

A short video explaining can be watched here.

 

 

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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