New Features

Pure Cloud Support

As of version 3.0, Archiware Pure supports cloud-based object storage services such as Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure and others. Backups of virtual machines can be cloned to the cloud to increase data security.

Once enabled, cloud uploads are managed automatically by Pure and reported in a daily email report. Using cloud-based object storage also allows configuring much larger backup retention times in cloud, keeping a number of additional backups online. This optimizes local storage requirements by keeping a smaller number of backups locally for faster restore times and moving older backups to the cloud.

As with all other features, cloud support in Pure is easily understandable and simple to use. Local and cloud retention times can both be configured at a global level and fine-tuned for each VM individually. Once configured, backup data is uploaded automatically after each backup and does not require further actions from users.

Restoring virtual machines or single files directly from cloud-based backups is not only possible, but is also completely transparent. Archiware Pure will automatically download and manage the data necessary to perform the desired operation.

Cloud Setup

Improved File Restore

The Restore File feature allows instant browsing past backup points, as if they were folders on a computer. Once the desired file is located, the user can download it with a simple mouse click.

In Pure version 3.0, Restore File has been improved and now allows downloading the whole folder at once as a zip archive.

File Restore

Quick Verification

Quick Verify

Because backup verification compares the entire virtual disk byte by byte, the process can take a long time to complete for very large or over-provisioned virtual disks. By enabling the Quick Verification feature, Pure will skip unallocated disk areas and only perform backup verification of the allocated disk blocks, as reported by the ESXi host.

Quick Verification is a property of a Backup window and is either enabled or disabled for all of the corresponding virtual machines. This allows for configurations where some of the backups use Quick Verification feature to greatly decrease backup time and resource usage while still allowing for a thorough verification in a separate Backup window to be scheduled at the time of greater resource availability.

 

 

Besides the new features introduced in version 3.0, Archiware Pure has seen improvements all around, increasing performance and optimizing backup data management.

Features Overview

Extent of license
Supported number of ESXi hosts No built-in limits by design. Practical limitations may depend on available hardware resources.
Supported number of Virtual Machines No built-in limits by design. Practical limitations may depend on available hardware resources.
Supported Backup storage size No built-in limits by design. Practical limitations may depend on available hardware resources.
 
Deployment
Deploy as a VA 5 minute easy deployment of an already prepared Virtual Appliance
Install on Linux VM Simple installation on any supported Linux distribution
Install on a physical Linux server Simple installation on any supported Linux distribution
Install on Synology NAS Available through Package Center. The latest version can always be dowloaded directly from Archiware website
Install on QNAP NAS Available through AppCenter. The latest version can always be dowloaded directly from Archiware website
Install on NETGEAR ReadyNAS Available through Apps menu. The latest version can always be dowloaded directly from Archiware website
 
VM Backup and Recovery  
Direct backup Backup directly from VMware datastore when Pure is deployed as VA on an ESXi host with direct access to target VM virtual disks
Network backup Backup any VM residing on any vCenter/ESXi host accessible over LAN or Internet
Pure incremental backup Forever incremental backup leveraging Changed Block Tracking technology but allowing every backup snapshot to be immediately available for recovery without need for extra calculation and without needing to apply multiple incremental snapshot to reach a desired state
Pure verification Thorough backup verification by actual comparison of data saved against the original VM content
Parallel backups Up to 10 parallel backup or verification jobs per storage volume
Backup scheduling Create detailed backup schedules that meet your RTO and RPO requirements
Fully automated backups Automated scheduled backups configurable even for the newly discovered VMs keep your environment fully protected completely worry free
Full VM recovery Restore the VM to a vCenter/ESXi host either directly or over network
Singe File Recovery Browse directory structure of virtual disks in any of the stored backup snapshots and directly download the desired files
Email reporting Daily status reports sent by email
Backup overview Visually track VM backup usage trends at a glance

Cloud support

Amazon S3, Amazon Snowball, Amazon Glacier, Generic S3, Microsoft Azure, Backblaze B2, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi Cloud Storage

Quick verification

Query the ESXi host for list of allocated disk blocks and skip the unallocated empty areas for reduced verification times
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