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Vembu BDR Suite

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Vembu BDR Suite

Very good at immediate VM recovery when compared to recovering from an image. File-level recovery is available as well or you can mount the backup as a directory. The backup repositories could be named more appropriately, currently, they are numbers. I'd like to be able to browse right to them in the file system rather than navigate the Vembu software every time for a single file.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Universal recovery
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Live recovery
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Recovery verification
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Business application protection
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
8.9
Deduplication and file compression
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Snapshots
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Flexible deployment
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Management dashboard
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Platform support
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Retention options
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Encryption
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3

Pros

  • Bare metal system images. These are incredibly flexible, enabling you to do dissimilar hardware restores, local or online backups and restore to VHD
  • Full, differential and transaction log backups for SQL server, ensuring rapid backup and restore, with maximum storage efficiency.
  • Incremental backups for files, meaning only the changes which have been made to a file are backed up, dramatically reducing time to backup and increasing storage efficiency.
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Cons

  • Cryptic error messages that can be hard to troubleshoot
  • Licensing requirements can be difficult to understand
  • More information on what is fixed in releases would be helpful
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Likelihood to Renew

Vembu BDR Suite5.0
Based on 1 answer
Stability is an issue on Windows 2012 and the upgrade process was painful
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Usability

Vembu BDR Suite8.1
Based on 14 answers
Easy setup of backups although the available selections are not well explained within the product. Restoring is also not as intuitive as it could be. Reporting seems adequate but often reports things like "backup failed because backup is in progress" without telling you what backup was actually in progress and without giving any hints as to how to fix the issue.
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Support

Vembu BDR Suite7.0
Based on 2 answers
It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
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Implementation

Vembu BDR Suite7.0
Based on 1 answer
Not really.
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Alternatives Considered

Perfectly suited for the modern work from anywhere ethos
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Return on Investment

  • When working and stable it is "set and forget" so that reduces time to maintain.
  • Flexibility on number of backups to retain and additional full backups to make have allowed NAS storage management and avoided significant additional storage purchases.
  • When the product is unstable, as our 2012 VM backup is, it costs us time monitoring and restarting services or servers and dealing with Vembu support who have directed us to Microsoft for VSS support although the product worked fine on the platform prior to upgrade, and no additional software has been installed since.
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Pricing Details

Vembu BDR Suite

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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