Virtual environments develop dynamically, but Vinchin Backup & Recovery helps you always keep immutable
archive copies of critical data to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, a cloud object storage showing high
scalability, to better deal with the unpredictable changes in the data center.
Why Choose Vinchin for Cloud Archive
Vinchin delivers high-quality services for complete data protection
Streamline cloud archive operations with fully-automated functionality
Build a solid 3-2-1 backup architecture with multi-type cloud object storage
Establish your own data protection center on cloud in a cost-effective way
How Vinchin Backup & Recovery brings ease to VM-level cloud archive
Automated Data Archive
With Vinchin Backup & Recovery, you can set up an automated Azure archive job for
on-premises VM backups to run once-off or by schedule at a daily, weekly, or monthly
Cloud archive jobs through Vinchin Backup & Recovery can be centrally managed in a
web-based console. You have full permission on job configs and archived restore points
Instant VM Recovery
With Vinchin Backup & Recovery, Azure archive data can be used for instanly recovering a
VM in local production environment, which shortens RTOs to 15 seconds to ensure business
continuity after site damage.
Vinchin Backup & Recovery encrypts source VM backups with bank-level algorithm,
protecting your critical data all the way from local backup storage to Azure Blob
Smart Retention Policy
Archive data on Azure Blob Storage can be flexibly reserved by the number of restore
point you want. You can always have the latest restore point safely kept in the cloud in
a storage-saving way.
You can easily find data at file level in a VM restore point with Granular Restore, and
combine it with Azure archive data to quickly fix file-level issues in a VM after
mis-operations like data deletion.
How Vinchin meets what you consider most in data protection
Improved Data Availability
Saving extra backup copies on cloud completes an effective 3-2-1 backup architecture,
which prevents data loss cases in a data center caused by site damage or ransomware
attacks. Vinchin Backup & Recovery helps solve the last "1" puzzle by making
connectivity to Azure Blob Storage to make things simple. You can easily archive VM
backups to Azure and make sure they're always accessible to be recovered anywhere,
anytime you want.
Data Retention Policy Compliance
For essential yet rarely accessed backups, public cloud archiving stands as the best and
easiest approach to store them. It can make sure absolute safety of your critical
backups, no matter how your data center changes. You can use Vinchin Backup & Recovery
to simply archive these backups to Azure Blob Storage for long-term cold data storage.
This helps to comply with many countries or regions' special data retention policy,
which aims to reduce the risk of information being lost or stolen.
Advanced Data Reduction
Vinchin Backup & Recovery provides multiple data reduction technologies to reduce the
size of original backup data, aiming to save both on-premises and cloud storage space
from the source. You can use Deduplication, Compression and BitDetector during the
intial backup process to minimize backup data size without affecting data integrity and
consistency. Later when configuring an archive job for these lightened backups,
user-defined smart retention policy can also be enabled, if you want to perserve a
certain number of restore points per job to further save cloud storage.
Enhanced Data Security
Malware/ransomware attacks have always been a top threat for organizations, which cannot
be overlooked when making your data protection plan. With Vinchin Encrypted Backups and
secure transmission technique in Vinchin Backup & Recovery, not only your critical
backups will be well-encrypted at first hand, the whole archive data transfer process
from on-premises backup storage to Azure Blob Storage is also fully secured, giving no
chance to malicious data access. In addition, each time an archive restore job is
required, Vinchin Backup & Recovery will first verify the user's identity with preset
passwords, making sure archive data is available only for the right person.
High Recovery Flexibility
Vinchin Backup & Recovery provides flexible recovery strategies including Full VM
Restore, Instant Restore, and Granular Restore for you to make the best use of archive
data on Azure Blob Storage. Once your cloud archive data is restored to on-premises
backup repository, it can be used freely in mentioned 3 recovery scenarios: To quickly
recover a VM with all data transferred back to the target host with Full VM Restore; To
fix partial soft breakdown or roll a VM back to the status before mistaken deletion with
file-level Granular Restore; Or to minimize business downtime by helping the backup
server take over applications in a crashed VM in a minute with Instant Restore.
To manage cloud archive jobs and archived restore points through a single pane of glass,
Vinchin Backup & Recovery provides a centralized web-based console for this goal. You
just need to log in the self-service portal to get full permission on all features, and
everything is under control. You can create an automated cloud archive job for existing
backups of a standalone VM or virtual infrastructure, or restore archive data in Azure
Blob Storage to the on-premises backup storage for local VM recoveries; You can also
directly delete or mark archived restore points in the cloud through clicks. All you
have to do is some simple clicks in the console that only takes a few minutes of time.
Frequently asked questions when archiving backups to cloud
Can I restore VMs directly with the backup archive data?
No. You need to create an archive restore job to restore the archive data to onsite storage
first, then use the restored data to restore VMs.
Can I archive my file backups and database backups?
The answer is NO. Backup Archive feature can currently be used to only archive VM backups on
Vinchin Backup & Recovery v6.5 and later versions.
What's the best time schedule of a Backup Archive job?
As each backup archive job session will generate a full backup in the cloud object storage,
it's recommended to only run the backup archive job once a week or once a month, a job
schedule that is not so frequent.
What's the best retention time for my archived backups?
Backup archive feature is designed for long-term retention purpose of your backup data, you
should take cloud object storage capacity and the archive data growth into consideration to
decide the best retention time. If there're any laws or regulations to comply with, please
follow the instructions of the laws or regulations to setup the retention time of archived
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