Great and fast backup system
September 07, 2020

Great and fast backup system

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Macrium Reflect

Macrium Reflect takes SQL database continuous backups every 2 hours and takes server volume backups and stores them in our repository to virtualize the image, mount it, or recover files.
  • Virtualize images to restore services
  • Mount backup images to restore files
  • Takes incremental backups pretty quick compared to other software
  • Creates synthetic full images well
  • Has ransomware protection that could be better at letting users configure exeptions
  • Improved our time on backups
  • More secure backups of our databases
We used IBM and Freesync, but all other software had file differences. Architecture kind of backups take a long time for our 10tb storage. We compared times and it's x5 faster because Macrium is a block-based backup system instead of file comparison, and won't affect performance while taking backups. Also, we could restore by booting reflect recovery iso to any server and restore the operating system on any hardware.
We have not been opening tickets for support from Macrium at the moment, only for licencing issues, but good attention and fast response by the support team. They respond pretty fast to our emails and fixed our issues giving us a good explanation of our case without any complications. Due to the good functionality of the software we have not opened a ticket for support in years.

Do you think Macrium Reflect delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Macrium Reflect's feature set?

Yes

Did Macrium Reflect live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Macrium Reflect go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Macrium Reflect again?

Yes

Veeam Backup & Replication, Tivoli
Macrium Reflect creates synthetic full images for fast recovery in case of disaster. It also works pretty well on creating SQL server database backups. It can send a report of taken backups and failures to get users' attention if backups are being taken. It has a good management interface called Macrium Site Manager that connects to installed agents on different servers and has 1 site management configuration for all site servers.