Rectiphy Releases ActiveImage Protector for Hyper-V with New ReZoom

Technology enables administrators to restore an entire drive as well as one or multiple virtual machines from a backup image.

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Rectiphy Corp. has released Rectiphy ActiveImage Protector for Hyper-V 2 .7.5 with ReZoom technology. ActiveImage Protector (AIP) allows users to create an image of a Microsoft Hyper-V host along with all guest virtual machines and applications without shutting them down. AIP's new ReZoom feature can restore the entire system, a single virtual machine, or multiple VMs to the state they were in at the time of the backup. ActiveImage Protector for Hyper-V is a high-speed image-based backup solution optimized for Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments.

In addition to its ability to restore individual virtual machines using ReZoom, AIP also enables users to restore that VM to a different server and hardware. AIP will adjust the security identifiers so the virtual machine will automatically show up in the Hyper-V Manager and run on the destination server.

Designed to help customers meet data protection, business continuity, and disaster recovery challenges, AIP includes innovative Hyper-V backup management features that ensure the recovery of critical information quickly and affordably in virtual environments. AIP's flexible licensing allows the user to install a copy on one physical host machine and restore it on an unlimited number of virtual guest machines and servers -- potentially saving the customer thousands of dollars.

AIP's unique sector tracking driver works with Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) to perform safe incremental backups of applications such as SQL, Exchange, Oracle, and ISS -- even while the application is active. Backup images can be saved to any storage location, including a backup server and SAN/NAS storage, USB, FireWire, and eSATA storage. Thanks to the ReZoom Wizard, when restoring an incremental backup, just select the image you want and AIP will restore your entire system or simply one or more machines if needed.

Other ActiveImage Protector for Hyper-V Backup Management benefits include:

  • Restore a VM or image to a different system even on different hardware

  • Performance tested, high-speed, image-based backups optimized for virtual environments

  • Scheduling makes incremental background backups on only the data that has changed

  • CD-bootable disaster recovery gets you up and running quickly for a bare metal recovery

  • Utilizes non-proprietary Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) to ensure the integrity of backed up data along with the Hyper-V Manager console

ActiveImage Protector for Hyper-V retails for $850, which includes the first year of software maintenance. For more information, visit

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