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- Backup of Physical Server
- Backup of Virtual Server
- Free Workstation or Endpoint Backup
- License Assignment could have been better
- Good for disk image backups and file backups
- Should consider to switch to more stubborn backend database
- New functionality (if any) should be work seamlessly
- Need intense testing in all places
- Affordable Pricing
- Ease of setup
- Minimum time for initial configuration
- It seems very good and easy to install
- It is easy to create jobs and we can see all these jobs in central console.
- It has good reporting facilities as well.
- We prefer to have clear information provide in the job review
- Job History could have be more better
- Dashboard can be more better
- Easy to use interface
- Fast backup configuraion
- Easy to use restore operation
- Delete old backups
- improve reports
- VM and Physical machine backup - Boot as VM for DR recovery
- Granular restore
- Image backup client implementation now done from the server console. Do not have to go to the client workstation to run the installation.
- DR backup to an off-site system
- Recovery boot tool needs to be USB. At this time it requires a CD/DVD to be created. A clean bootable USB image file should be made available for download.
- Access to all downloads from Vembu main download page. Should not have to install Vembu to gain access to client installers.
- File backup fails if a file is in use such as Outlook.pst file. This is problematic for users that have Outlook permanently open. Backup reports show as failed, partial. This is essential to address as we have to do full image backups at a cost to backup storage space when it is not essential.
- As an IT integrator, we need products that offer a recurring income to build a viable revenue stream. Vembu only offers a commission on the initial purchase of a subscription. Subsequent renewals do no qualify. This factor means that we are not incentivized to really recommend Vembu when other equally good backup solutions are available with long term commission plans.
Not suited to small business without experienced IT support. A small business will often use a Win 10 workstation to run the backups as Windows server can be out of the budget. This configuration has issues with drive limitations Vembu tends to be more problematic.
Recurring margin income for IT Service providers is essential and the current Vembu model fails to address the requirement. Being able to build up an increasing recurring revenue stream allows for better support and technical skill to be available to support the product.
- Seed an offsite backup. A simple checkbox to seed a large backup prior to backing it up to our datacenter. Previously with another well knows backup provider this was convoluted and time-consuming.
- Backup Speed. Vembu BDR is fast and allows me to schedule multiple jobs within time constraints that prohibit some backup products from working.
- DR - Vembu BDR provides an option to mirror your backups to an offsite datacenter without taxing production servers with a secondary backup job.
- Bare Metal Recovery: the ability to create a custom bootable ISO that you can quickly recover a failed physical server or workstation.
- Ease of use: The console is consistent and very easy to use. From initial install to being fully configured takes just a few minutes.
- Restoring VMs. Version 4.x restores a recovered VM in a default location that cannot be modified. That's annoying, especially when you have a standard for your VM locations. I can move them afterward but that's an additional step that takes additional time. I believe this is resolved in the upcoming V5 release.
- Depending on the backup job you are creating, you can't select the repository for that specific backup. You must make sure you set the repository you want as Default prior to setting up the job.
- The ability to backup the same physical hard drive to multiple local storage devices should be an option and allowed.
- Although the bare metal bootable ISO is a nice feature, it needs to be able to access the data independently instead of having to restore the data to a location first and then use the boot disk to restore the physical server or workstation. It's basically two restore jobs and if it's many TBs in size, that takes a lot of time and you need to have that extra space available for a temporary location for that first set of data to be placed. It's very rare to have to recover a physical server these days but it happens and waiting for 2 restores for one recovery increases the time needed. I have submitted a request for this feature and I believe they are working on it.
- I must also note, I believe many if not all of the above are being addressed in Vembu BDR v5 which is due to release soon.
- Compression is far better than competitors
- Better RTO
- Better prices for at least the same features and more
- Vembu BDR Suite should use their own datacenter for cloud backup for better prices
- VMware backup
- Hyper-V backup
- Office 365 backup
- AWS backup
- Simple interface.
- Multiple types of scenarios: VMs, Windows and Linux.
- Problems with incremental backups.
- Inconsistency in the information in different parts of the software.
- Very good price.
There’s a reason Vembu BDR Suite is renowned in the world of backup software. It’s capable, flexible, and rock-solid reliable. Indeed, it’s easily the most comprehensive data safety package on the planet.
Besides offering unparalleled backup functionality that’s both robust and easy to navigate, Vembu are able to backup while the worker is working, which protect against malware, ransomeware, and other threats.
- Able to perform Real-time backup.
- Easy to use.
- It’s the fastest software we’ve tested so far for backing up full disks and partitions.
- Boot media backup.
- Continuous backup options.
- End user can perform backup itself on the Vembu BDR Suite agent.
This software covers all the usual backup processes, and can easily create complex routines, including automated backup.
Home users are FREE for a single PC, which offers protection against data loss, ransomware, and hardware failure.
- Straightforward setup!
- Provide Full backup: a copy of all selected data.
- Integration with ESXi & Hyper-V
- Easy to understand and easy to use interface
- Free Edition is good for small organizations
- Office 365 backup needs a lot of improvement. Specially integration is a bit complex. Can be made simpler.
- Office 365 restore doesn't work. I had used it as a trial, but it never worked.
Free edition is pretty attractive for SMB's
- 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
- Hybrid local and cloud backup
- Intuitive and easy-to-use administration console
- Vembu Hive will allow you to use any available storage for your backups
- Application-level backup
- File-level backup
- Vembu Backup for AWS
- Vembu Backup for G Suite
- Centralize all backup administration in your Vembu BDR console
- Allow replication role in Hyper-v
- Allow remote management of physical computers
- File backup and recovery
- System snapshots
- Ease of use
- Could have a little better user interface
- Make it easier to back up to a network location
- Backup schedules
- Easy web interface
- Historical backups not deleted automatically. Could be due to my version
- It is generally easy and straightforward to use
- The performance was adequate
- Management of the backup volumes
- GUI interface
- The product works and takes backups fairly easy
- Simple and quick to install and configure
- Once configured, it doesn't require much maintenance
- Generally a simple interface
- Although its interface is simple, a web-only interface for a backup solution isn't recommended as the main interface.
- Using PostgreSQL as the configuration DB Source is OK. But, the lack of options for the Database isn't OK. Especially on a Windows Environment, admins prefer using a centralized MS SQL Instance, and this is not possible with Vembu.
- More work needed on SharePoint, Active Directory, and Exchange Restores. All three are critical workloads in almost any infrastructure.
- Reporting can be greatly improved.
- Easy To Install and Manage
- Support Team is Efficient
- Regularly Updated
- User Interface
- Editing Existing Job Schedules
- Better Reports
Having searched high and low on the Internet, I came across Vembu which was little-known I believe (at the time), and I thought I'd give it a try. It also had to be relatively user friendly and easy to set up and manage, which Vembu is.
- Image backups of workstations and servers
- File/folder backups
- Virtual machine backups
- Replication to off-site locations
- Support could be better (occasional language barrier).
- Troubleshooting logs are cryptic; need more natural language explanations.
- Updating the location of the backup server for clients should be included in client UI, not via CLI commands.
- Reliable - few problems.
- Good and quick support.
- Easy to setup.
- Too few administrative features vs Storegrid.
- Requires too many support requests for simple tasks like storage move.
- Nice interface.
- Easy to use.
- Fully automated.
- Email notifications
- Limited features for free use.
- Sometimes the service stalls and needs manual intervention.
- Indexing feature takes some time on complex folders/files.
- Single pass backups are good.
- Deduplication levels using the Vembu File System are good.
- Support levels are high.
- The web interface can be slow.
- The management of Offsite Dr isn't great.
- Storage utilization and management can be difficult.
- Both incremental and Bare Metal backups.
- Very fast backups over network.
- Nice email notifications.
- Top Notch technical support, VERY fast support.
- Quicker install and setup of workstations if you could set default values.
- Vembu Backup is an easy to configure and setup service.
- Vembu Backup has powerful reporting functionality and alerting capability.
- Vembu Backup benefits from a smart GUI to set up and manage backups and restores from or across systems.
- In my opinion, there is only one area to improve Vembu Backup and that's the license manager. A good metaphor would be, you can't see the forest through the trees.
- It reports test results via e-mail.
- We can run reliable backups without bringing VSphere server down.
- It organizes full and incremental back-ups coherently.
- Upgrading to new versions is relatively labor-intensive.
- VMs to be backed up sometimes fail due to a lack of ability to create a snapshot. Vembu should find a way to work around this issue.
- Supporting external storage (cloud) could be easier to configure, use, and integrate into the back-up processes.