Protect your entire VMware vSphere environment in standalone ESXi or vCenter-managed host with Vinchin Backup & Recovery.

With various built-in user-friendly backup and restore functionalities, the software solution helps to set all-around protection plan to fully guarantee your mission-critical business data security.

Highlights of Vinchin Backup Solution for VMware

Automatic VMware Backup

VM backup automation with flexible backup scheduling options

Agentless Backup

Easier installation, less resource consumption and maintenance cost

LAN-Free Backup

Back up high VMware data volumes using SAN/HotAdd transport without LAN traffic consumed

VMware CBT

Boost incremental backup speed with CBT APIs of VMware

Instant VM Recovery

Shorter RTOs to 15 seconds via NFS Mounting

Unified Web Console

Simplified VM backup & recovery job management

What you get for VMware with Vinchin Backup & Recovery


Seamless Data Protection

Vinchin Backup & Recovery provides a wide range of well-performed backup and recovery features for your VMware VMs. By integrating well with ESXi and vCenter, the stability of your virtual environment can be guaranteed.


Improved TCO

Simplicity is a golden rule to Vinchin Backup & Recovery. You can get VMware protection quickly started in minutes with easy-to-configure backup/restore/archive features and real-time monitor center all contained in the unified web-based console.


Advanced VMware Support

Vinchin Backup & Recovery applies multiple innovative technologies for better data backup, data restore, storage-saving and anti-ransomware results, protecting your critical VMware VM data in an all-around way.

Key Features


Automatic Data Verification

To guarantee the high availability of VMware ESXi backups, Vinchin Backup & Recovery is able to implement instant restore of the backup data to an isolated virtual lab on a regular basis for data verification, making sure your critical VMware backups are always ready for emergencies.

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Forever Incremental Backup

Vinchin Backup & Recovery supports forever incremental backup for you to use. This is a more efficient and storage-saving incremental backup strategy with full backup performed only once. You can also enable CBT to work during the backup process for quick changed data blocks extraction without extra snapshots needed.


Instant VM Recovery

In case system failure or unavoidable disaster hits your primary data center, you can still ensure the continuity of key business by recovering the target VMware VM up and run again in 15 seconds with Instant Restore feature. The restored VM on production host can be able to access backup data in the backup repository just like accessing its own local file system.


Deduplication & Compression

Deduplication and compression technologies work as two powerful data reduction features to greatly reduce the size of your backup data. Deduplication excludes duplicate data blocks especially the zeroed data blocks, and compression will then helps to compress deduplicated VMware data volumes at least 50%.


File-level Recovery

Vinchin Backup & Recovery is also able to perform VMware data recovery at file level. You can choose to restore specific folders or files to the production host using Granular Restore feature. It will help you quickly retrieve certain files you want without recovering the whole virtual machine.



BitDetector is another data reduction technology designed by Vinchin to perform more advanced VMware backup data extraction. It aims to search more subtly within the backup data to exclude swap files, partition gap and unpartitioned space, so that only valuable data will be kept in the backup repository, saving space further for newly written backup data.


Archive Backups to Cloud

Vinchin Backup & Recovery allows you to easily get history backup copies archived to multiple cloud storages including AWS S3, AlibabaCloud and Azure Blob Storage. This not only guarantees high recoverability of your backup data, but also complies with data retention policy in some countries or regions.


Flexible Node Expansion

You can easily add Vinchin backup node(s) to expand the backup storage and back up large VMware clusters. This adds scalability of backup infrastructure to suit the growth of your business. All the added backup nodes can still be centrally managed through the default unified web console, minimizing maintenance workloads.


Offsite Backup Copy

Since having one backup copy at remote site completes the 3-2-1 backup architecture, its importance has been placed. With Vinchin Backup & Recovery, you can easily build an offsite DR center by copying your critical backup data to another location. These copies can be used to restore VMware VM back to local or offsite production environment if primary backups become unavailable.

Supported Platforms for VMware Backup

For VMware vSphere

  • VMware vSphere v8.0
  • VMware vSphere v7.0
  • VMware vSphere v6.x
  • VMware vSphere v5.x

For VMware ESXi

  • VMware ESXi v8.0
  • VMware ESXi v7.0
  • VMware ESXi v6.x
  • VMware ESXi v5.x

For VMware vCenter

  • VMware vCenter v8.0
  • VMware vCenter v7.0
  • VMware vCenter v6.x
  • VMware vCenter v5.x

For VMware vSAN

  • VMware vSAN v8.0 OSA
  • VMware vSAN v7.0
  • VMware vSAN v6.x

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Top Reasons to Choose Vinchin Backup & Recovery

Higher Backup Performance

Image-Based, Consistent Backup

Vinchin Backup & Recovery performs image-based, incremental and crash-consistent backup for standalone ESXi and vCenter server environments, making sure your critical data on disk can be restored to the status as they were at the instant of crash. With hot application-consistent backup of MySQL, SQL Server and Oracle Database also available in the solution, you can combine them to get both non-database files and key database(s) in the VMware VM well-protected at the same time.


SAN / HotAdd Data Transport

Vinchin Backup & Recovery supports users to back up VMware virtual machines via separated backup network or LAN-Free path for minimal network bandwidth consumption. LAN-Free data transfer can either be achieved by direct access of SAN (Storage Area Network) including FC, iSCSI, and NFS, or the help of VMware's virtual appliance, HotAdd to move data from VMs directly to the backup server, which requires more computing resources but helps to reach the same high backup efficiency.

Backup Storage Savings

Vinchin Backup & Recovery applies multiple data reduction technologies to help you make the best use of valuable backup repository resources. Duplicated data blocks, swap files, partition gap and unpartitioned space across VMware backups will be automatically excluded once Deduplication and Vinchin BitDetector features are enabled. With deduplicated data blocks later being well compressed, the size of your backup data can be effectively reduced by at least 50%.

Flexible Recovery Solutions


Enhanced Data Availability

It's not enough to have only one primary backup. To maximize data availability, Vinchin Backup & Recovery brings offsite backup copy and cloud archive features to build an ideal 3-2-1 backup architecture. Besides the original VMware VM backups at the primary site, you can also store extra backup copies at the remote site, and archived copies on clouds. This fades out the panic even if disaster strikes your primary data center, because there's always available backup data that're ready for effective disaster recovery.

One Backup, Multiple Recoveries

With Vinchin Backup & Recovery, you can fully utilize one backup in multiple VMware data recovery scenarios including automated full VM restore, instant VM restore and file-level granular restore. Given flexible restore options, you can make the best decision regarding the issue type of your virtual machine. No matter it’s the partial soft breakdown, business interruption, severe system damage by unavoidable disaster or ransomware attack, there’s always one solution that suits your need most.

Long-Term Data Retention

Long-term data retention has become an important part of modern business operations, and in some countries and regions, data retention policy has been standardized by the local government. With Vinchin Backup Archive, such requirements can be fully met. You can establish your own backup archive plans on daily, weekly or monthly basis for different information types, making sure all the infrequently-used yet important history data are safely kept in cloud archive storage.

Improved TCO

Intuitive Management

You can simply control all the VMware backup and restore jobs through a single pane of glass. With the unified web-based management console that Vinchin Backup & Recovery offers, any type of data protection you want can be found at the sidebar where features are clearly divided into different sections. To get an automated backup, restore or archive job configuration done, a few simple clicks at the screen will be all it takes. Designed to reduce your time spent on VMware protection, you'll be able to master the operations of the software in minutes without special training.


Manpower Savings

Vinchin Backup & Recovery adapts agentless virtualization backup technology to process VM backups with lighter computing resources. Traditional agent-based VM backup usually requires more on system resources and maintenance workloads to get satisfying backups. But by using VMware backup solutions from Vinchin, you can get a VM backup job immediately started in a much more business-friendly way with no more pre-agent deployment and maintenance cost needed.

Optimized IT Administration

Since IT administrators are often busy with different projects, Vinchin Backup & Recovery delivers a series of user-friendly monitor and notification functionalities to make you grab hold of system status most in time. Job alerts and notifications can be sent to you via email daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. The data visualization interface built in the web management console allows you to know the working status of each functionality partition in real-time through a large display screen.

Advanced VMware Support



Besides encrypting backup data during the process of data transfer, Vinchin Backup & Recovery also prevents your critical VMware backups in the backup repository from ransomware or other malware attacks. Based on real-time I/O monitoring technology, any data modification request by unauthorized applications will be directly denied, so that you can have peace of mind knowing all your VMware backups are given dual protection by Vinchin backup system.

Easy V2V Recoveries

With Vinchin Backup & Recovery, you can simply migrate data from a VMware host to another virtual platform (or the other way round) whether you need to switch IT workloads across virtualizations for more agile IT operations or just a quick recovery in a hybrid virtual environment. Besides regular full VM recovery, you can also instantly start a damaged VM up on a new virtual platform with Instant Restore feature also applicable in Vinchin V2V mode. Both data availability and business continuity can be guaranteed in a simple way.

Resources for VMware Backup

Product Guides

Materials for you to quickly get started with Vinchin Backup & Recovery


Product Overview V8.0


Quick Installation Guide

Installation Guide V8.0


Release Note

Release Note V8.0


User Guide

User Guide V8.0


How-to Video

Learn how to backup and recover your VMware with Vinchin

Blogs about VMware

Tips about VMware Backup you want to know when using the product

How to Backup ESXi VMs in 3 Ways? | With Bonus in the End
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Frequently Asked Questions

Tips about VMware Backup you want to know when using the product

Will backup verification impact the performances of my VMware virtual platform?

The backup verification only requires a lightweight gateway proxy appliance running on your VMware virtual platform, which runs with 1 vCPU, 1GB RAM and 2GB virtual disk. It will only be powered on when running a verification job, otherwise it's powered off. As for the verification of the VM backups, it's based on instant restore, and each VM will be powered on for 3 minutes (by default) for verification. So, the backup verification will not impact the performances of your VMware virtual platform.

Will there be IP/Mac address conflict when running backup verification on my VMware virtual platform?

No, there will be a verification lab created which contains an isolated network to verify the VMs, so the whole process will not interfere with the production systems.

Find the best Vinchin solution for your VMware Protection

To suit a wider array of business needs, we provide flexible edition and license options of our customers.

We got multiple product editions here!

We got multiple product editions here! Free Edition applies to micro-businesses who has only 1 or 2 VMs need to back up. Protects up to 3 virtual servers running on VMware hosts.

Standard Edition applies to SMBs who needs enterprise level data protection for their VMware Infrastructure, requires advanced backup and recovery features.

Enterprise Edition applies to medium and large organizations who own comprehensive and complex IT infrastructure.


Which license type do you prefer?

A Vinchin Perpetual License means one-time pay, forever use! You can enjoy complete VM protection from Vinchin Backup & Recovery without limitation of time. It is sold by the number of physical CPU sockets on target hosts.

A Vinchin Subscription License allows you to subscribe the Vinchin Backup & Recovery every per 1-3 years to balance your budget. It is subscribed by the number of virtual machines that you need to protect.

Edition Comparisons for VMware Backup

Find the best edition that suits your need most


Up to 3 VMs
  • VM Backup
  • Full VM Recovery
  • Deduplication & Compression
  • Proxy


Up to 10 sockets/100 VMs
  • Forever Incremental Backup
  • CBT
  • Deduplication & Compression
  • BitDetector
  • Backup to Cloud
  • Instant VM Recovery
  • Full VM Recovery
  • File Level Recovery
  • Proxy
  • Ransomware Protection
  • Data Encryption
  • GFS Retention Policy


Unlimited Protection
  • Forever Incremental Backup
  • CBT
  • Deduplication & Compression
  • BitDetector
  • Backup to Cloud
  • LAN-Free Backup
  • Instant VM Recovery
  • Full VM Recovery
  • File Level Recovery
  • Backup Copy (onsite/offsite/cloud)
  • Backup Archive (onsite/cloud)
  • Backup Verification
  • V2V
  • Proxy
  • Ransomware Protection
  • Data Encryption
  • GFS Retention Policy
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Pricing FAQs

Some answers to the most common questions about pricing

Which hosts are required to be licensed in my virtual environment?

Licenses are required only for the hosts you intend to backup. The hosts on which you want to recover VMs does not need to be licensed.

Do you offer volume discounts?

Yes, single order amount exceeds US$10,000, you can get a discount from Vinchin. The larger the order, the higher the discount. Please contact or Vinchin sales manager for a discount details.

What are the international taxes, duties, etc. that I have to pay?

You don't need to pay any additional international taxes, you only need to pay the import tax according to your local tax policy if there's any.

What's the purchase procedure?

1. Contact Vinchin sales manager to confirm your purchase.

2. Receive contract & invoice from Vinchin by email.

3. Sign on the contract with your company stamp and send it to Vinchin by email.

4. Receive Vinchin signed contract and submit the payment transfer, once done, send transfer proof to Vinchin by email.

5. Once we receive your payment, Vinchin sales manager will contact you to deliver license by email. (Bank wire transfer usually takes 3-5 working days, Paypal/AliPay/WeChat Pay usually takes 1-2 working days)

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