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xen hyperviser vm backup

Hi Expects,

What is the best vm level backup for XEN - is there an open source solution that is comparable to veeam?  Can anybody provide any advice on best practices for backup and recovery when using XEN as the hypervisor?

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apologies,  i should have been clearer and said that it wasn't the citrix version
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What's wrong with Veam?
There is only product documentation for vmware and hyper-v
There are only few vendors that support Xen and I find Unitrends to be the most reliable one.  Used PHD Virtual in my past life which was great and it was bought by Unitrends.  Never used QuadricSoftware but I have heard good things about them.
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As mentioned above, Unitrends would support the Citrix environment, both with or without an agent, which provides many benefits over solutions offering just one or the other.  Later in October, Unitrends will be releasing a new HTML interface in version 9.0 that's very clean and simple to use.  Even more so than the existing interface which is already very user friendly.  In fact, it was benchmarked against Veeam's interface and requires roughly half the amount of clicks to accomplish the same task.  

In addition to the interface, many of the popular PHD Backup functions will be incorporated in 9.0, including agentless backup for Citrix, inline dedupe, etc.  You can download free, fully functional software trials on their website.

And to top it off, the Unitrends Enterprise Backup software allows for efficient replication to the cloud for offsite storage, and/or long term retention, as well as DR as a Service.