Quest Software updates NetVault Backup capabilities

Quest Software has added backup and restoration of user mailboxes and OneDrive user and group files. SAP HANA and Nutanix AHV plug-ins have also been added.

Quest Software has updated NetVault Backup and released version 12.4, which includes extended Office 365 capabilities.

NetVault Backup is a data protection platform for hybrid data centers. It supports backup and recovery for a range of systems and, in addition to the increased capabilities for Office 365 Exchange Online and OneDrive, has added support for SAP HANA and Nutanix AHV.

The extended capabilities for Office 365 include the ability to backup and restore user mailboxes to any cloud, disk or tape-based storage. NetVault can also restore individual emails and files, including reinstating emails to specific folders in Outlook.

New OneDrive support enables users to back up and restore data from OneDrive user and group files and folders. NetVault Backup support for Office 365 Active Directory and SharePoint Online is expected later this year, according to Quest Software.

With the added support for SAP HANA and Nutanix AHV, NetVault Backup enables a unified administration experience within the same user interface used to control, operate and manage all data protection.

This version of NetVault also adds agentless protection of Nutanix AHV virtual machines through the new NetVault plug-in for Nutanix AHV. There is also now a NetVault plugin for SAP HANA, which Quest claims enables secure and consistent backups of SAP HANA databases. The plugin enables an SAP administrator to control the operations while using the NetVault Backup recovery and backup infrastructure.

This update is part of the push into enterprise by Quest. In 2010, the company acquired the NetVault platform from BakBone, and in 2018 it released the first NetVault Backup 12 version. The original 12.0 version made the application more scalable, and added the capability to run VMware plug-ins on any available proxy. Later that year, Quest Software added a plug-in to enable backup and recovery of Office 365 Exchange Online mailboxes.

Quest Software and its NetVault Backup product competes with the likes of vendors such as Veeam. The Veeam Backup and Replication platform similarly provides backup for virtual, physical and cloud workloads. Veeam's product also has a new plug-in for SAP HANA and recovery programs for Microsoft Active Delivery, Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server.

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