Backup and Recovery Software Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
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IT Infrastructure Executive at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Uses Veeam Backup & Replication
Application data recovery works great in our environment especially restoring MS Exchange mailbox items. There are cases where emails or attachments which can back date to more than 12 months old are needed by users. view full review »
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Senior IT Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Uses Veeam Backup & Replication
* The quality of compression and deduplication is better than other products. * The WAN acceleration allows us to send less data through our WAN lines. * The easiness of the suite. * The reporting tool, Veeam One, is very powerful and helps obtain a clear view of the infrastructure situation. view full review »
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Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Uses IBM Spectrum Protect
* Incremental-forever backup: one-time full backup; then, incremental forever. * Data replication: removes the need for tape off-siting by replicating data from one management server to another (off-site). No need for storage replication as the replication is application-based. * Deduplication * Disaster recovery management: can provide assistance in managing DR media (tapes); also provides a DR plan based on current configuration. * Macros: can automate actions using scripts, native or via OS. Spectrum Protect can be configured/managed via the command line. * Library management: works very well with tape libraries. * Tape management: Tape management is excellent as well. It can create multiple copies in a single process (e.g., one primary tape, one copy tape at local site, one copy for vaulting). It can also recover damaged tapes. view full review »
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System Enginner at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
Uses Reduxio
We love the fact that we do not have to worry about ransomware and can rollback to any point in time. We can sleep easy knowing our data is safe. view full review »
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IT Systems Analyst at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
Uses Reduxio
Truly an incredible array. We are seeing .4ms average latency with more than 10K IOPS while running 300 VMware VDI ( /categories/virtual-desktop ) desktops and roughly 45 servers. The HTML5 UI is clean, easy to navigate, and very intuitive. Creating new volumes is extremely simple and only takes a few seconds to complete. Our storage savings after their "NoDup" in-line dedupe and compression process is an average of 7:1 ratio, which we have also found to be very impressive. view full review »
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Director of IT at Barnstable Police Department
Uses Reduxio
* Backdating * TimeOS * Deduplication speed * HTML5 management interface * Ease of use * Support * Everyone at Reduxio view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Network/Information Security Manager at a retailer with 51-200 employees
Uses Reduxio
* Data protection with one second granularity. * Automated tiering and inline data deduplication. view full review »
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Systems Architect at The University of Auckland
Uses IBM Spectrum Protect
a. Incremental forever b. We have approximately 4.5PB’s of front end data and a 12 hour backup window. However, by backing up only the changed data, we average around 75TB per night. If we had to do full backups, even occasionally, we would not be able to complete the backup within 12 hours, or we would have to make a large investment to fit a full backup within the 12 hour window. view full review »
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System Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Reduxio
There are several features which have really set Reduxio apart in my mind as we went to renew our SAN storage and chose Reduxio: 1) The pre-processing dedupe engine they have instead of post-processing. At the time of writing there are not a lot of vendors which have an excellent tiering engine which writes to RAM, then SSD, then HDD, but also flag each block of data on the way in and only write unique data down to the hard drives. I currently have 2.7:1 and 2.5:1 dedupe savings ratios on my two SANs. Yes, I got a second one because I liked the first one so much. Notice from the screenshot below how 19 TB of data were written to the RAM tier but only 6 TB of unique data needed to be written to SSD. Same thing with reads, 37 TB of data was read from the system but only 7 TB needed to be fetched from SSD and HDD. Impressive! There is 256GB of RAM doing this cache, my old SAN had less than 1GB cache, 475MB to be exact. 2) The ability to do snapshots to any second in the last 24 hours, any hour for the last 3 days, any day in the last week, and any week in the last 3 months. This setting can be changed to suit your business requirements. Living in the era of Ransomware attacks breaking out every month I want to know I can use my Reduxio time machine to go back to the hour or second before the attack hit. 3) HTML5 management interface. I was tired of fussing with java versions and breaking my management. So far HTML5 has been beautiful and just works on all my devices and browsers. Seriously take a look at the HTML5 management interface here and see if you are not impressed. view full review »
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Lead Technical Specialist at a tech services company
Uses Veritas Backup Exec
The most important feature of this product is the backup of any data, i.e. it could be databases or Z files, or anything. For us, the main two features that we appreciate in this application are backup and restore. They are the main purposes for which we are using this application. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Network Administrator
Uses Acronis Backup
My favorite feature is that we use it for backing up our VMware environment and then, we just have a few physical servers. I like that I can configure a single backup so as to backup all the VM servers. I also like that it gives you a place for backing up to multiple locations of all the backup jobs/plans. Other features such as setting up the vaults, email notifications, restoring a full VM, restoring just down to files and folders (once you know exactly how to do it, it's very easy and quick to do) are also valuable. So, there are a lot of things that I really like about it. Special for IT Central Station Visitors: Free 30-Day Trial of Acronis Backup 12.5 view full review »
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Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Uses IBM Spectrum Protect
Space efficient data reduction, using progressive incremental forever in combination with deduplication and compression. IBM philosophy is to not backup data that has not been changed view full review »
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Technical Consultant / EUC Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Uses Veeam Backup & Replication
The ability of instant VM recovery, which means starting the backup VM and getting it online while the recovery is still happening is the most valuable feature. Also, the ability to construct a multi-tier backup system, where the final backups can even be stored on tape. It is the best product for backup of virtualised servers, individual VMs and single servers. The product is getting even better by being able to back up single files as well view full review »
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Storage Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 10,001+ employees
Uses IBM Spectrum Protect
It has to ability to backup DV2, Oracle, and Informix. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Chief Information Officer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses IBM Spectrum Protect
The most valuable feature is the breadth of what it can do in an environment for backup protection of data. It's very scalable. Customers can adopt a Spectrum Protect solution at an entry level. As their environment grows, the solution will grow with it. They don't have to worry about purchasing additional vendor solutions to meet their backup and storage needs. view full review »
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Owner at a tech services company
Uses Acronis Backup
I use two products. I use the backup solution and I use something called Disk Director, which is a related product. Together, they allow me to manage all of my storage space. I'm a software developer and I'm often reconfiguring things. These tools help me backup my workstations and servers on a regular basis. They also help me reconfigure for a new project. view full review »
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Director, Information Technology and Technical Support at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Code42
CrashPlan's always-active backup ability is crucial for ensuring that end-user data is protected at all times, any time they are connected. view full review »
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Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Uses Micro Focus Data Protector
It is more user-friendly. It integrates into a virtualized environment very easily. view full review »
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Chief Information Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Uses Code42
We use CrashPlan for PC and Macintosh end-point backup. We filter out certain file types. We throttle both to a percentage of CPU and to network throughput. view full review »
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Data Center Specialist at Atea Sverige AB
Uses Micro Focus Data Protector
The most valuable feature is the integration with the infrastructure layer, for example, to storage systems like 3PAR. That is really valuable because you can use functions in the hardware platform to integrate with the functionalities in the Data Protector. It provides secure and high availability platforms. view full review »
Anonymous avatar x60
Systems Consultant at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Micro Focus Data Protector
The best thing I find with Data Protector as opposed to other products was the inter-compatibility with all different OSs. It's very OS agnostic; doesn't matter whether it be Linux or Windows or AIX or whatever. It just seems to work. That's useful, very useful. The GUI interface is very intuitive as well, I find. It's very easy to use. view full review »
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IT Officer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Quest Rapid Recovery
It is easy to do recoveries from the very granular recovery points available. It is easy to change from default backup scheds/retention policies to client-specific ones as needed. Push installs of the client software have been successful. The new ver. 6 (Rapid Recovery) has no agent software needed (for VMs) and I'd like to upgrade to that. view full review »
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Senior SQL DBA at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Uses Idera SQL Safe Backup
I do like the central management console where you can see a global status for all your backups and manage restores. view full review »
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Architect at a tech services company
Uses Veeam Backup & Replication
Instant recovery of VMs, reliability of backup process are valuable as this is used as a failover migration tool. view full review »
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IT Project Manager at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Uses Veeam Backup & Replication
It's very simple to implement and very fast to learn. One backup can be done and many restorations are possible from that backup. It's mature integrity within a virtualized environment has always been important. view full review »

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