NewsVeeam® Backup & Replication™ v12: The 4 most important features at a glance

Matthias Mrugalla — 23. February 2023
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The foundational product component of Veeam Data Platform enhances enterprise recovery capabilities that provide security in the event of disasters or cyberattacks in the hybrid cloud.

The most important facts about Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v12 at a glance.

Empalis provides Backup & Replication with Veeam since many years to its customers. Below is our evaluation of the four most important enhancements in Veeam Backup & Replication V12.

Direct backup to object storage

Take full advantage of the unlimited scalability, built-in reliability and resiliency of on-premises and cloud object storage without having to sacrifice backup and restore performance. With V12, you can leverage object storage both as a regular backup repository and as ANY Scale-out Backup RepositoryTM (SOBR) tier. Object storage repositories can also be a target for both primary (i.e., backup) and secondary (i.e., backup copy) jobs.

Multi-factor authentication

Secure access to the backup console with optional two-factor authentication (2FA) that’s based on Time-Based One-Time Passwords (TOTP) as per RFC 6238. You can enable 2FA for individual accounts in the Users and Roles settings of your backup server and enroll in an authenticator application of your choice to receive these one-time codes.

PostgreSQL support for a configuration database

Avoid the 10GB database size cap and artificial performance limitations of Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition without breaking
the bank with support for free, multi-platform PostgreSQL as a configuration database engine. Microsoft SQL Server continues to be supported and, for the time being, is recommended for environments larger than a few thousand workloads. However, SQL Server is no longer included with the product and must be installed manually.


6 steps on how to switch

New backup chain metadata format

New, per-machine metadata allows for much greater scalability and more granular protection management. For example, V12 now allows users to perform an Active Full or a Retry operation on individual machines as opposed to an entire job, temporarily disabling the processing of some machines while they undergo maintenance, move machines between jobs, etc. In addition, dependent job operations, like applying a retention policy or transforming a backup chain, no longer need to wait for the entire job to finish first. In order to take advantage of these new capabilities for existing backup chains, you must upgrade them.

The detailed update of Veeam V12 can be found for download here.


Infosheet Veeam V12


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