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What is new on Vembu BDRSuite v5.6

Vembu just launched a new version of their main product, Vembu BDRSuite v5.6. This blog post, What is new on Vembu BDRSuite v5.6, will show the main features and improvements in this new version.

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What is new on Vembu BDRSuite v5.6

New Features

  • Add Servers and Endpoints through AD/LDAP Server

The BDRSuite Backup Server now lets users to add multiple servers (Windows, Linux ) and endpoints (Windows, Linux & Mac) as data sources. This is done by importing machine details from the AD/LDAP servers. With this feature, multiple machines can be managed for backup and recovery from a single console on the backup server.

What is new on Vembu BDRSuite v5.6

Using this option, administrators can import any server that belongs to the Microsoft Domain.

  • Centralized Backup Management for Mac

With the latest version of BDRSuite, backup configuration and restore of Mac endpoint is now more straightforward. Instead of using separate clients, administrators can configure and manage backups directly from a centralized backup server. This simplifies the management process and eliminates the need for separate clients.

Backup configuration and restore of Mac endpoints are easier with BDRSuite’s latest update. Instead of using separate clients, administrators can configure and manage backups directly from a centralized backup server.

What is new on Vembu BDRSuite v5.6

  • Backup Windows machines directly from Linux BDRSuite Backup Server

With the Linux BDRSuite Backup Server, users can now directly manage the backup and restore functions of Microsoft Windows (DiskImage Backup). This integration simplifies the process by eliminating the need for separate clients and managing all backups and restores from a single interface.

  • Backup Job Template for Endpoints and File/Folder Backups

The BDRSuite now offers backup job template feature that allows users to create backup job templates while configuring file server backup (Windows, Linux) and endpoints backup (Windows, Linux, and Mac) . This feature helps to eliminate the need for repeatedly configuring backup options such as scheduling, retention, and exclusion each time while creating a backup job for the respective entities.

With this feature, users can create backup job templates based on their organization’s policy and use them when creating backup jobs for respective workloads.

This feature eliminates the need to repeatedly configure backup options such as scheduling, retention, and exclusion when creating a backup job for a specific entity. Using this feature, users can create backup job templates based on their organization’s policies and use them to create backup jobs for their respective workloads.

What is new on Vembu BDRSuite v5.6

  • Multi-tenancy support for Endpoints and File/Folder Backups

Using this feature, MSPs and IT admins can now group the selected servers and endpoints to create a separate tenant with Read-Only or Restore-Only permission. This feature now supports Endpoints (Windows, Linux, and Mac), Servers (Windows, and Linux), along with other workloads.

IT admins and MSPs can now create separate tenants with Read-Only or Restore-Only permissions for their servers and endpoints (Windows, Linux, and Mac). Now we can use and manage Endpoints and File/Folder backups when creating a new Tenant, which gives us more options for creating a multi-tenancy environment that is safe and secure.


  • Users can now schedule an on-demand incremental backup for a specific host(s)/VM(s) and failed host(s)/VM(s) in a backup job
  • List of all Protected Host(s)/VMs in the BDRSuite Backup Server for Host/VM level backup and direct restore
  • Microsoft 365 backup support for permanently deleted mails and litigation hold items
  • Users can now choose the Azure Environment (Azure Default Cloud, Azure US Government clouds, Azure China) while adding Microsoft 365 Organization
  • Users can now add Microsoft 365 Organization with Certificate Based MS Graph API authorization instead of Application secret Key
  • End-user self recovery via BDRSuite’s MS Outlook addon and end-user login for SaaS application backup
  • Deleted items retention handling for OneDrive, Group OneDrive, and Sharepoint Sites
  • Backup speed optimization for OneDrive, Group OneDrive, and Sharepoint Sites
  • Where-it-left-off feature support for Microsoft 365 user mailbox
  • Backup parallel limit & queue/retry mechanism for endpoints
  • Users can now search for specific Backup/ VMs from the reports page (Recent Job Schedule, Recent Host/VM Schedule reports, etc…)
  • Enhanced filter option in List Jobs / Recovery pages to search in name of backups and filter by the status of backup (active, idle, etc…)
  • End-user restore based on Online Authorization for SaaS applications


Vembu BDRSuite v5.6 is a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution that enables businesses to protect their critical data from different workloads. This powerful tool allows users to perform backups from various workloads, including virtual, physical, and cloud-based environments.

One of the standout features of Vembu BDRSuite v5.6 is its support for various virtualization platforms, including VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM. This means that users can backup their virtual machines from any of these platforms without any hassle. Additionally, the tool also supports physical servers running on Windows and Linux, allowing businesses to backup their entire server infrastructure.

In addition to virtual and physical environments, Vembu BDRSuite v5.6 also provides comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solutions for cloud-based workloads. It supports popular cloud platforms such as AWS and Microsoft Azure, enabling users to backup their data stored in these environments effortlessly.

With Vembu BDRSuite v5.6, users can perform backup and disaster recovery operations seamlessly. It offers a user-friendly interface that simplifies the backup process, and its advanced features enable businesses to manage their backups effectively. Some of the features offered by Vembu BDRSuite v5.6 include incremental backups, backup scheduling, retention policies, and compression and encryption of backups.

Furthermore, Vembu BDRSuite v5.6 also offers an easy-to-use disaster recovery solution. In case of any disaster, businesses can restore their data from the backup, minimizing downtime and ensuring business continuity.

How to upgrade?

Note: If you plan to upgrade to the new version, please follow the document on how to upgrade and the upgrade path.

Update Guide: https://www.bdrsuite.com/pdf/release-notes/vembu-bdr-automatic-software-update.pdf

Also, check my latest Vembu blog post and follow the steps to upgrade your BDRSuite to v5.6

All details about the new version can find it HERE.

You can also login to your Vembu Portal and download the correct version for your BDRSuite version(files using GA are not upgradeable; use the BDRSuite_Backup_Server_Setup_VERSION.exe, and not the BDRSuite_Backup_Server_Setup_VERSION_GA.exe).

Important Note:

  1. Direct update to BDRSuite v5.6 is only supported from version 5.5.0
  2. For BDRSuite versions below 5.5.0, Use the following upgrade path to upgrade your BDR server to the latest release

Older versions→v3.8→v3.9.1→v4.0→v4.2.0.1→v5.0.0.3→v5.5.0→v5.6.0

Note: After each version update, it is advised to run a backup and restore the existing backup jobs on the backup server before moving on to the next version update.

Other Products and Services provided by Vembu.

Check also the Free versions and what is included in each one.

Free Backup for Windows Workstation

Check also Vembu blog HERE.

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By | 2023-04-13T18:45:49+02:00 April 13th, 2023|Backups Posts, Vembu|0 Comments

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I am over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. Working with Virtualization for more than 10 years (mainly VMware). I am an MCP, VCP6.5-DCV, VMware vSAN Specialist, Veeam Vanguard 2018/2019, vExpert vSAN 2018/2019 and vExpert for the last 4 years. Specialties are Virtualization, Storage, and Virtual Backups. I am working for Elits a Swedish consulting company and allocated to a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company as a Teach Lead and acting as a Senior ICT Infrastructure Engineer. I am a blogger and owner of the blog ProVirtualzone.com

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