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Do you want to backup Exchange on W2008?

I don’t usually get this passionate but recent BS spread by one of our competitors which include straight out lies,  claiming Veeam Backup cannot perform the most simplest of tasks like restoring to an earlier point.

So I wanna fight lies with truths and straight out facts:

  • Their backup product doesn’t have CBT….so sloowwww
  • Their backup product cannot backup Exchange, SQL or AD transaction consistently in a Windows 2008 VM because they piggy back on the VMware tools VSS component. Confirmation found > Here <
  • Their products cannot restore or replicate to ESXi
  • Their products doesn’t have an Enterprise Manager to manage multiple backups servers at the same time.
  • They sell the future – I have seen their roadmap from 2006 and guess what, it’s exactly the same in 2010…nothing changed there then.
  • And so on and so on

Of course that vendor will say: ” we will have all these features soon”

My advice to you is don’t believe everything you read on blogs try it out for yourself… TestDev & POC is always the best advice.


Some years ago me and Mike Laverick talked about creating the ultimate VI admin tool. A VI Client but with the stuff missing. So the ability to perform configuration actions in bulk amongst others.  I decided to resurrect this idea and I was going to call it vCompanion but after reviewing domain registrations I thought it might be a good idea for a name change. I have used the naming convention VPname for other apps so I think I will stick with that – VPCompanion

I’m gonna start by morphing the apps I already have into VPCompanion and then keep adding to it.

If you have any idea’s I will be glad to hear them out.

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