vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is a robust, simple to deploy, disk-based backup and recovery solution. VDP is fully integrated with the VMwarevCenter Server and enables centralized and efficient management of backup jobs while storing backups in deduplicated destination storage locations. The VMware vSphere Web Client interface is used to select, schedule, configure, and manage backups and recoveries of virtual machines. During a backup, VDP creates a quiesced snapshot of the virtual machine. Deduplication is automatically performed with every backup operation.
Benefits of vSphere Data Protection
The benefits of vSphere Data Protection (VDP) are explained in the following points: Provides fast and efficient data protection for all of your virtual machines, even those powered off or migrated between ESX hosts. Significantly reduces disk space consumed by backup data using patented variable-length deduplication across all backups. Reduces the cost of backing up virtual machines and minimizes the backup window using Change Block Tracking (CBT) and VMware virtual machine snapshots. Allows for easy backups without the need for third-party agents installed in each virtual machine. Uses a simple, straight-forward installation as anintegrated component within vSphere, which is managed by a web portal. Provides direct access to VDP configuration integrated into the vSphere Web Client. Protects backups with checkpoint and rollback mechanisms. Provides simplified recovery of Windows and Linux files with end-user initiated file level recoveries from a web-based interface.