VSquare 2.0 is finally here!

VSquare 2.0 is finally here!

VSquare 2.0 is finally here!


VSquare reached yet another important milestone today with the release of the much anticipated version 2.0. We are pushing forward to make sure that each and everyone of our customers can access a complete backup package that gets better day by day.
Version 2.0 is drastically changing the backup approach by introducing 3 additional backup types that will allow for fast and reliable backup while saving a lot of vital storage space. All update packages are available in the download section of your account. Please make sure to read the full patch notes before upgrading.

Differential Backup

Differential backup mode works by storing on each execution only the detected differences between the current virtual machine state and a full, original backup made on the first run. In the example below, on Monday the first full is created. Then, on each following day only the differences from the original full backup are stored.

VMWare and Hyper-V Backup


Once the maximum retention value has been reached, VSquare will consolidate the latest full to the nearest differential restore point and continue creating differential backups forever.

VMWare and Hyper-V Backup


By storing only differences you can greatly reduce the amount of space required for a multiple days retention. Differential backup uses more space than Incremental backup but when restoring, only the original full backup and the current differential storage are required. As a result, Restore speed will increase and the corruption or destruction of any backup between the original full and the required differential day will not compromise any data.

Differential backup is available starting from Professional plans.

Differential backup is not available on Free VMware ESXi, regardless of VSquare licensing.


Incremental Backup

Incremental backup mode works by storing on each execution only the detected differences between the current virtual machine state and the previous backup. VSquare will create a full backup on the first run so that every backup can be automatically consolidated into a synthetic full. In the example below, on Monday the first full is created. Then, on each following day only the differences from the previous backup are stored.

VMWare and Hyper-V Backup


Once the maximum retention value has been reached, VSquare will consolidate the latest full to the nearest incremental restore point and continue creating incremental backups forever.

VMWare and Hyper-V Backup


By storing only differences you can greatly reduce the amount of space required for a multiple days retention. Like Reverse Incremental, Incremental backup use little space as only the differences from the previous backup are saved. Since all of the backup chain is required to create a complete backup, restoring may be slower than Differential Backup. Also, loosing even one single chain may compromise the restore of all the subsequent chains.

Differential backup is available starting from Enterprise plans.

Differential backup is not available on Free VMware ESXi, regardless of VSquare licensing.


Reverse Incremental Backup

A Reverse Incremental backup mode works by storing on each execution only the detected differences between the current virtual machine state and a full and reversing the current full changes to the previous backup. As a result, as shown in the picture below, the latest backup is always a synthetic full while all other older backup are differential:

VMWare and Hyper-V Backup


Once the maximum retention value has been reached, VSquare will delete older backups from disk and keep on updating the last synthetic.

VMWare and Hyper-V Backup


By storing only differences you can greatly reduce the amount of space required for a multiple days retention. Reverse Incremental backups use less space than Differential backup while minimizing the risk of loosing a full backup chain as you always have a full backup as latest.

Reverse Incremental backup is available starting from Enterprise plans.

Differential backup is not available on Free VMware ESXi, regardless of VSquare licensing.

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