VergeIO natively contains the ability to backup (sync) a VergeIO environment to another VergeIO environment. This is accomplished by using the integrated snapshot and sync engines. A custom sync profile can be configured to send cloud snapshots on desired intervals to another environment and retain them for any desired amount of time.
Some benefits to using the integrated functions are:
A repair server is a unique feature within the VergeIO vSAN that allows a workload to recover potential bad or missing blocks to a production system from a remote location as a realtime operation. Depending on the latency sensitivity of the application this feature can be the difference between a crash and a slight delay in performance.
TCP Ports 443 & 14201 must be reachable symmetrically between the source and destination environments
VergeIO enables the ability to backup VMware vm's at the block level. This is achieved by integrating directly into a fully licensed VMware API and taking a snapshot of the desired vm(s). A backup job is then run to ingest the snapshot(s) into a VergeIO environment to be used as a method to import vm(s) into VergeIO, a disaster recovery option, or purely for backup purposes. A backed up vm can easily be restored back to a VMware environment by selecting that vm in the backup job and selecting the restore option.
To perform backups a fully licensed version of VMware vCenter must exist
TCP ports 443 & 902 must be reachable between the backup service and the VMware vCenter & ESXi hosts
To perform differential backups Change Block Tracking (CBT) must be enabled on the virtual machines
The VMware environment must not be affected by the Change Block Tracking Bug introduced in 6.0.x
VergeIO provides the ability to easily facilitate DR, through site syncs (snapshot) replication. By synchronizing cloud snapshots from one VergeIO system to another, customers maintain warm standby BC/DR operations.
Site syncs to a DR environment, as well as native BGP support enable an administrator to create a streamlined DR playbook for continuity of operations.