Nice free product for small businesses.
April 29, 2020

Nice free product for small businesses.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu has a nice, easy-to-use, clean HTML interface. All of the features are easy to locate and are extremely easy to use, there are areas where the interface can be slow, such as indexing complex folder with lots of files, but give it time and it will show you what you need. With the automatic email alerts you are always kept up to date.
We use Vembu free edition to backup a single virtual production server in our organisation, this gives us a good known backup of our company data each day. The data doesn't take up much space and when we have needed to use the restore feature we have always got back what we needed.
  • 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.
  • Saved us buying an expensive solution.
  • Easy to install and configure.
  • Training wasn't required.
As we only have one single server we were looking for a very cheap solution, most tend to be expensive and back up multiple hosts which we didn't need. We found Vembu and thought this was a lite version but it fitted our needs and does exactly what we need it to do.
We only use it in a virtual environment but it has been a huge benefit to us especially as it's free for a single server.
The file system keeps disk usage to a minimum and we have benefited from this as we didn't have to buy a large backup drive. This saved us more money.
We tried to use Altaro first of all but found it to be very big, take up a lot of resources and found the features we needed hard to use. When we compared Vembu we just found everything was so much easier and as it was also free this ticked nearly all of our boxes and the decision was made.
The Vembu free suite is well suited to virtual hosts backing up a single guest on that operating system, if you require more advanced features and or more virtual server backups you might want to look at their pro version.

Vembu BDRSuite Feature Ratings

Recovery verification
5
Business application protection
8
Multiple backup destinations
6
Incremental backup identification
8
Backup to the cloud
4
Deduplication and file compression
6
Snapshots
7
Flexible deployment
6
Management dashboard
9
Platform support
9
Retention options
9
Encryption
5