Review Xackup XenServer backup software


The last couple of days I ran into some problems with restoring VM’s on Xenserver. I started looking for Hypervisor backup software for Xenserver. I took a deep dive into the wonderful world called the Internet and found Xackup from Fungusware. Alright, strange name but let’s take a look at the product itself.

I downloaded the software, requested a trial key and after 5 minutes I was ready to go! Installing the software was as easy as hitting next a couple of times and entering the license (trial key). No uploading appliances, no proxy IP addresses or something like that. Let’s take a look at the main interface :

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I created a new backup job, look at the pictures below :

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Select the VM you wish to backup:

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Use a snapshot to create a backup or use NFS/CIFS volume directly :

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Specify location, compression, differential etc :

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Pre- and post jobs :

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Schedule the backup job :

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Send email on completion :

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And here we go : 🙂

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You can also use this program to migrate VM’s hot or cold to a new XenServer. Using the steps (source and destination XenServer).

The cost of this al :

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85 AUD is approx 55 EUR. You can select as many Xenserver servers as you would like. No per Xenserver limit. 🙂

Try it yourself at www.fungusware.com

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