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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/rc/k2/T0KOTVB9XTN5.PNGVembu BDR is a great find!We switched to Vembu BDR Suite to replace an aging Tape Backup system to perform on-site backups of all of our VM Hosts and VMs. It has greatly improved the speed of recovery, and the time it takes to perform a backup is significantly faster than our previous solution. This software has resolved our worries about moving away form Tape drives as a primary backup system.,Recovery time is very fast Can set many recovery points down to 15-minute intervals Schedule Rollups to improve storage,Easier to eliminate old storage locations,9,Decreased the Time it takes to manage backups, providing IT Staff more time to perform needed tasks.,Cost-effectiveness was the initial reason I explored Vembu, but performance kept my attention. The ability to manage backups from a web GUI on any PC and assign permission to other team members and delegate tasks has been fantastic. The performance boost has allowed us to focus on more business-driven tasks and reduced outstanding issues for our department.,We are backing up physical servers and Windows 10 desktops as well as our virtual machines. As we expand our storage, we hope to back up all of our Windows devices with Vembu and consolidate our backup strategy to one software. Vembu made this idea very easy to come to, and the software made execution a breeze.,VembuHIVE performs reasonably well, however, I do not believe it is working on the scale of other compression or Deduplication programs. I am running Deduplication on the same volume Vembu is compressing and it is cutting another 30% off the total storage size. With frequent update releases, I am confident that Vembu will continue to improve their compression implementation.,9,Veeam Backup & ReplicationVembu BDR - flexible, reliable online backupDataMirror is a specialist online backup service provider. Vembu BDR is being used across our organisation as a stable, reliable backup solution. We are also using it as the software platform which underpins our online backup service for all of our customers. It is being used to back up a mix of server and desktop machines. It is protecting files as well as backing up bare metal system images and SQL server instances. It ensures that our clients have 24/7 data protection.,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.,I think the platform is very comprehensive. If one possible improvement might be made, it is the process of creating a bare metal restore image/recovery cd.,10,The platform has been good value for money throughout our relationship with Vembu.,Vembu offered a great, flexible pricing model, and a highly resilient, robust backup product. The combination of these factors persuaded us to buy the product.,We use Vembu for both physical and virtual server backups. The performance has been reliable in both cases.,We haven’t used this.,10,Acronis Backup Cloud and Acronis BackupVembu BDR Suite ReviewWe use Vembu BDR Suite across our company as our server and data backup solution. Vembu BDR Suite addresses all of our disaster recovery needs.,Easy to manage backup and restore Centralized management solution Backup encryption Good versioning of files,Web based layout can be tricky Licensing portal is cumbersome Backup alerts can be obnoxious,10,Rest easy knowing data is backed up No reliance on third parties for backup No time spent troubleshooting backup scripts,We were looking for a robust disaster recovery suite with support for physical servers as well as virtual as our push moving forward was to virtualize more of our environment. The most important factor was cost of the solution versus what the solution offered. Vembu BDR Suite met and surpassed my requirements.,At the time of our search for a robust backup solution, we were also planning to begin migrating some services and servers to a virtual environment. We needed a solution that would fit not only our existing physical-based environment, but a mixed and eventually entirely virtualized environment too. Vembu BDR Suite fit this requirement.,We have benefited from the VembuHIVE file system via it's space-saving abilities as well as the added security of having our backed up data encrypted on both the BDR server and Offsite locations.,9,Veeam Backup & ReplicationA flash of DRaaSWe are resellers as such, we support our clients. The BDR suite is used by one of our clients who specialize in healthcare services. The BDR is used across all departments of the organization. The client has 18 virtual machines being backed up to our datacentre. They are in a critical line of business as such the BDR suite addresses challenges of failure in case of a disaster.,Configuration is easy: Requires basic knowledge to set up and manage. Easy restores: It supports up to six recovery options to users hence give freedom to chose what to recover. CBT tracking: Reduces time taken to backup VMS.,Run on other OSes like centos. Full tests before rolling out any newer versions. Daily merges are not well explained. Very confusing. Matching data on the BDR and offsite DR. Seems to be a disconnect from what I have worked with.,10,Crashing of BDR suite increases chances of our clients being exposed to risks.,Reliability Flexibility RPO/RTO Reduced RPO/RTO is the most important factor.,Our client had issues after one of their vms was attacked by a viru.We had to activate the vm so that the client can get data from our end. We have deployed a test environment and run tests for physical environments.So far, we haven't had any issues.,We have used it for test purposes. Our clients haven't used it yet. But it works as stipulated.,10,Veeam Backup & ReplicationVembu so-soWe use the NetworkImage, ImageBackup, and VMBackup products associated with VembuBDR to backup our main production servers and Hyper-V hosts.,Scheduling backups Backup pruning Integration with Hyper-v,Stability. Our VMBackup product on Windows 2012 keeps crashing the Hyper-V Management Service and then failing. Upgrade process. Going from 3.5 to 3.8 was paiiinful. Support process. Getting support has often required many days of support personnel being continuous connected to our production server via TeamViewer.,4,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.,Reasonable price for a complete solution to Share, Drive, and VM backups. Relatively simple to use once installed, if it is stable. Relatively easy restores.,Yes, we backup physical drives, network shares, and Hyper-V virtual machines with the product.,I do not believe we were aware of this file system. I'm not sure how we would benefit from its use.,6,windows backup and backupexec,2,2,Virtual Machines Local Drives Network Shares,Nothing comes to mind,Virtual machine cloning based on a "before recent update" need.,5,No,Price Product Features Prior Experience with the Product,I would seek out more 3rd part reviews. A single person's experience in a dissimilar environment wasn't really enough to go on.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,No issues, really.,7,No,5,Yes,Not really. I sensed they were usually committed to finding a solution but it has often taken days.,Set and forget backups, and deduplication (retention) are easy to configure.,Determining backup failure reasons was not very easy Doing an immediate backup was difficult Changing backup options was challenging,No
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May 29, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "Vembu BDR is a great find!"

Score 9 out of 10
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We switched to Vembu BDR Suite to replace an aging Tape Backup system to perform on-site backups of all of our VM Hosts and VMs.
It has greatly improved the speed of recovery, and the time it takes to perform a backup is significantly faster than our previous solution.
This software has resolved our worries about moving away form Tape drives as a primary backup system.
  • Recovery time is very fast
  • Can set many recovery points down to 15-minute intervals
  • Schedule Rollups to improve storage
  • Easier to eliminate old storage locations
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.
Read Jesse Brandt's full review
April 24, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "Vembu BDR - flexible, reliable online backup"

Score 10 out of 10
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DataMirror is a specialist online backup service provider. Vembu BDR is being used across our organisation as a stable, reliable backup solution. We are also using it as the software platform which underpins our online backup service for all of our customers. It is being used to back up a mix of server and desktop machines. It is protecting files as well as backing up bare metal system images and SQL server instances. It ensures that our clients have 24/7 data protection.
  • 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.
  • I think the platform is very comprehensive. If one possible improvement might be made, it is the process of creating a bare metal restore image/recovery cd.
Vembu BDR is well suited to both simple and complex environments with a large or small number of systems to be backed up. If there are large numbers of machines to be backed up, it is simply possible to have a local backup server onsite and a replication server stored at a remote location.
Read Tom Evans's full review
May 15, 2018

"Vembu BDR Suite Review"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Vembu BDR Suite across our company as our server and data backup solution. Vembu BDR Suite addresses all of our disaster recovery needs.
  • Easy to manage backup and restore
  • Centralized management solution
  • Backup encryption
  • Good versioning of files
  • Web based layout can be tricky
  • Licensing portal is cumbersome
  • Backup alerts can be obnoxious
Vembu BDR Suite is suited to any medium to large organization requiring reliable backups. It is well suited to organizations with offsite hosted servers for disaster recovery and replication. There aren't really any scenarios I wouldn't recommend Vembu BDR Suite for.
Read Darrian Churchill's full review
April 06, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "A flash of DRaaS"

Score 10 out of 10
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We are resellers as such, we support our clients. The BDR suite is used by one of our clients who specialize in healthcare services. The BDR is used across all departments of the organization. The client has 18 virtual machines being backed up to our datacentre. They are in a critical line of business as such the BDR suite addresses challenges of failure in case of a disaster.
  • Configuration is easy: Requires basic knowledge to set up and manage.
  • Easy restores: It supports up to six recovery options to users hence give freedom to chose what to recover.
  • CBT tracking: Reduces time taken to backup VMS.
  • Run on other OSes like CentOS.
  • Full tests before rolling out any newer versions.
  • Daily merges are not well explained. Very confusing.
  • Matching data on the BDR and offsite DR. Seems to be a disconnect from what I have worked with.
Suited for businesses with heavy reliance on virtual environments.
Read Alex Oira's full review
March 09, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "Vembu so-so"

Score 4 out of 10
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We use the NetworkImage, ImageBackup, and VMBackup products associated with VembuBDR to backup our main production servers and Hyper-V hosts.
  • Scheduling backups
  • Backup pruning
  • Integration with Hyper-V
  • Stability. Our VMBackup product on Windows 2012 keeps crashing the Hyper-V Management Service and then failing.
  • Upgrade process. Going from 3.5 to 3.8 was paiiinful.
  • Support process. Getting support has often required many days of support personnel being continuous connected to our production server via TeamViewer.
I only know we've had issues in our usage scenario. I would recommend never upgrading the product - always remove the old and install new. The Hyper-V backup is stable on Windows 2016 but has issues on Windows 2012. We don't run it on 2012 R2.
Read Bruce Redfern's full review
April 10, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "Automated backup solution - reduce management."

Score 8 out of 10
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It is primarily used to backup Hyper V VMs.
  • Automating backups and retentions periods.
  • Notifications of failed backups.
  • Clear dashboard to view the status of backups.
  • Improve the process of restoring a backup. It is confusing to restore a VM the initial time.
Provides added functionality for Hyper V backups over Windows Server backup function.
Read Richard Costin's full review
March 02, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "Vembu - Backups on the go"

Score 8 out of 10
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Our specific need was to have incremental backups over slow WAN links for desktops and servers. Vembu BDR was the only product that could achieve it securely, affordably and quickly. The VM Ware offering was just icing on the cake for us.
  • Incredibily efficient backups from remote sites.
  • Securely stored backups encrypted enabling multi-tenancy for us to serve our clients.
  • Reports emailed whenever any actions are taken on client data.
  • Include skipped files in reports.
It is the only product well designed for WAN use. The VMWare/HyperV could benefit from directly over the internet backup as the rest of Vembu BDR has already in place.
Read Emil Heinemann's full review
June 26, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "Simple yet Powerful BDR Tool, Give it a try!"

Score 9 out of 10
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Lesser Backup time and quick restoration. As a whole, a complete Disaster recovery package.
  • Faster Backup
  • Faster restoration
  • Storage management
  • Offsite Copy management feature
  • License check could be made offline
  • Option to choose the destination for Network Backup not available
It is very well designed and easier to start with. The UI is very simple yet powerful enough. I would recommend Vembu BDR for managing Windows and Vmware environments. There are a plethora of features available which is surprising. The option to encrypt your backups and scheduling email reports after every task(Successful/failed) is a great advantage.
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March 12, 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "Deploying Vembu in your environment"

Score 7 out of 10
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Vembu DBR is currently being used to back up our infrastructure against data and application/server loss. It falls into our business continuity plan.
  • The software is easy to deploy within your infrastructure and it doesn't run on top sophisticated software such as SQL which requires some knowledge to set up.
  • Restore process is also easy to do. With just a few clicks you may recover your data or VMs.
  • Back up Schedule is also easy to set up and manage and error messages are very straightforward and easy to understand.
  • Also doesn't require any SAN technology for storage your backups.
  • The reporting tools are also a pleasure to work with, you can get e-mails of detailed reports about backup jobs and schedules. The e-mail platform may be third-party e-mail such as Gmail or Yahoo, or robust as an Exchange server setup.
  • It also back up at the VM level and at the file level which makes for easy restore.
  • Also offer cloud and local backup for DRS plan or a simple backup.
  • Customer service, all their calls are encouraged to be down via chat or have them remote in and work with them. There is very little voice communication.
  • Vembu engineers also encourage customers to do tasks themselves.
  • They don't seem to take priority of service in mind. When you call stating a critical issue, you have to wait for a few minutes or hours before someone gets back to you.
Good for small business where you don't have a high SLA and enterprise level service
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September 15, 2017

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "On premise easy to setup backup software"

Score 6 out of 10
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It allowed for automated scheduled backup and redundancy
  • Good compression of backups
  • Scheduled backups with retry
  • Encryption standard
  • Best practices standard
  • Error checking
  • Backup success verification
  • Online database backup
Affordable network backup for companies with own offsite. Restore should be tested and image backup recommended or bare metal.
Read Franz Josef Bautista's full review
February 08, 2016

Vembu BDR Suite Review: "Vembu"

Score 8 out of 10
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Vembu is used to backup virtual servers in our environment to an SAN appliance. It allows us to effectively capture a copy of our virtual environment, and restore it much more quickly than other backup solutions.
  • Monitoring/management
  • Granular recovery of files
  • Support for server roles
  • Support
  • Sales contact
  • Pricing
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (10)
7.5
Live recovery (10)
7.7
Recovery verification (10)
7.4
Business application protection (6)
9.0
Multiple backup destinations (7)
9.1
Incremental backup identification (10)
8.6
Backup to the cloud (7)
8.8
Deduplication and file compression (6)
8.0
Snapshots (7)
8.2
Flexible deployment (9)
8.6
Management dashboard (9)
8.2
Platform support (9)
7.8
Retention options (8)
8.5
Encryption (8)
8.9

About Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite is a comprehensive universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery and disaster recovery needs of diverse and heterogeneous IT environments. Through its flagship offering, Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this is done within a single UI. Also, Vembu offers one of the most complete free edition for SMBs as well. Post 30 days trial version, user can either opt to purchase the product or continue using the free edition. In Free edition user has two options to proceed with backup configurations : Full featured free edition for limited VMs or Limited featured Edition for unlimited VMs

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