Vembu BDR 4.2.01 Review
October 02, 2020

Vembu BDR 4.2.01 Review

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu is very simple to install and manage, etc. And thankfully, creating job schedules and viewing reports, etc. is also easy enough to set up. However, I do find the user interface to be a little outdated and hard to navigate, which (for me) is the biggest drawback of the software and could do with some improvement.
We currently use Vembu BDR to backup some of our less-critical servers. It ticks all the boxes for us, in that it's easy to use, provides email notifications on the job status, is easy to install, configure, and manage, and finally, the support team (when needed) has been super-efficient to help assist and resolve the odd issue that arises.
  • Easy To Install and Manage
  • Support Team is Efficient
  • Free!
  • Regularly Updated
  • User Interface
  • Editing Existing Job Schedules
  • Better Reports
  • Free!
  • Email Reports Mean Less Time Manually Checking Job Logs
I was looking for a backup solution that was ideally free or low-cost just to back up less-critical servers.
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.
I have only used Vembu for physical servers, and for the 2 years or so that I've used it, it's worked absolutely fine for us and done what I need it to do.
I did do some research into the other, more 'well-known' backup solution providers, but the costs for their software (for my needs) were too high. I chose Vembu mainly because it's free and was relatively easy to get a grip on.
Vembu BDR Suite is best suited for any company/organization that is searching for a low-cost backup solution for their servers. We currently use it for less-critical physical servers, and it works really well. I can't comment on when/where it will be less suited, but from what I've seen, Vembu has a range of solutions for small to large corporations, so it looks as if there's a product suitable for every business, regardless of size.

Vembu BDR Suite Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
Not Rated
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
Not Rated
Multiple backup destinations
Not Rated
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
Not Rated
Snapshots
Not Rated
Flexible deployment
10
Management dashboard
5
Platform support
10
Retention options
10
Encryption
10