Backup and Recovery Software Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Larry Lawler says in a Reduxio [EOL] review
CTO at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
We were also pleased to learn that Reduxio also has, beside dedup and compression that actually works, the "time machine" built in, which allows you to go back a few seconds or a few minutes before a ransomware attack gets you. For us, in the software business - I can see where some companies, their main concern is how many IOs per second it can do - but for us, it's recovering from ransomware. That's our number one characteristic that we look for. Then, the second one would be IOs per second. Everybody else does Snapshots, and that's just not workable, because if you're doing a Snapshot every minute and a half you run out of storage so fast, and you need four times the storage capacity to be able to take those Snapshots to recover from ransomware. The most important feature to me is being able to recover from ransomware. Because of the "time machine" that's built into the product, you can go back to five seconds before the ransomware hits your company's data, and prevent the ransomware from ever happening, and in today's business climate where there are so many ransomware attacks going on, that's me the most important thing. And one other feature that I think is unique to Reduxio that you should probably know about is, most storage arrays when you buy them, they call it a "forklift upgrade," where a forklift comes in there and pulls out the old storage, and brings in a new storage. But with Reduxio, it can use all your old storage arrays, whether they're NetApp, or IBM, or EMC, or HPE, as targets for doing backups. In our situation, once we had all of our guests off of NetApp, we then used the NetApp storage array as our backup target. We would write backup copies of the guests to NetApp and also to the cloud. So we'd have a local copy for recovery purposes, and a cloud copy for disaster recovery if the whole datacenter disappeared. Reduxio does that for you. It can write a backup copy to any storage array and, at the same time, write another copy to just about any cloud provider. View full review »
Macy Ozuna says in an Acronis Backup review
Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school
I would say my favorite feature with Acronis Backup software is creating one job that will backup all of our VM servers. We have about 50 servers and we need to get all of them backed up, and it keeps you from having 50 different backup jobs listed, backup tasks. You create one, and you go in, and you select all of the VMs that you want, or the ones that you don't want, you just leave them unchecked. Then, anytime you add in a new VM server to your environment it's very easy to just go in and add to that new server to the backup job that you already have, you don't have to create anything new, you just add it in, and you're good to go. View full review »
Steve M says in a Reduxio [EOL] review
IT Manager at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Backdating: This is Reduxio’s local every second backup technology. It is always-on and monitored 24/7, so it frees up a lot of time that I used to spend babysitting traditional backups. Value: For less money than my previous solution, I receive way more performance and backup features that far surpass anything on the market. Simplicity: The other options I looked at required a lot of upfront choices that could paint me into a corner, particularly the hyper-converged choices. I love that I have never had to open the Reduxio manual. All of the RAID, SSD tiering, QoS, local backup, and remote backup features do not require tons of knobs or complex management. The system just works, so I can focus on more important parts of my business while knowing that in the event of a deletion, corruption, or ransomware, I am never going to lose more than one second of changes. View full review »
Richard Onanian says in a Reduxio [EOL] review
Network Administrator at a university with 51-200 employees
Of course, the big feature, backdating of datastores right down to the second without any need for proactively taking snapshots, is incredibly valuable - and it works as advertised. If there is an emergency or just if you're experimenting, it only takes a scant few quick clicks to roll a datastore back to a specific time of your choosing, either branching that moment off into a new deduplicated datastore or just rolling the existing datastore back. I would have to say, though, that the most valuable feature of this system is the company that sells it. Every time I have learned about the latest and greatest storage system, then bought it, no matter how hard I tried to make sure that the features were delivered, I always ended up with a small subset of the promised features. Sometimes, they turn out to be a prohibitively expensive add-on license, sometimes they end up not working as promised, or sometimes they end up incompatible with our systems despite having verified compatibility beforehand. Reduxio delivers a self-contained system with all of the features rolled in and functional! It just plain works: * Deduplication * Backdating * Automated tiering of data for hybrid flash/spinning storage * System monitoring All of it is in the one price that we paid. All of it was delivered. All of it works. Not only does Reduxio deliver on their feature promises, but they also provided far more help with initial installation/configuration/optimization than I ever expected. I can't remember if I have ever been so impressed with a product or with a company. View full review »
Sanjeev Roy says in a Veeam Backup & Replication review
Project Manager at renaissance group
We evaluated different options and we picked the most significant one, Veeam. The main features about the Veeam Backup & Replication suite I like are: * If a Veeam image is copied to a replication machine, then Veeam automatically checks to see if ransomware attacked or not. * Veeam will automatically check if a file is corrupt or not. If a file is corrupt, then it will not make a backup copy to the replication server. That means the corrupt file is not copied to replication. * We have confidence that our replication image is good and not corrupted as VM machines. These are the significant features and there are a lot of features with Veeam. You need to first check out the Veeam website. View full review »
Infrastructure Section Head at citystars Properties
We migrated our servers from physical to virtual with our B2B platform. We had a big problem when trying to transfer our site server that was about six terabytes to the new environments. We wanted to do it with minimal effort and without changing the permission because if we do a copy, the permissions won't work. We put a Veeam Windows agent on these physical servers, did a backup and then we were able to take this backup as a drive that is connected to the new VM environment. It has helped us transfer the solution in two days instead of working for a minimum of one week to ten days. View full review »
John Demattia says in a Vembu BDR Suite review
Director of IT at MTSI, Inc.
The dashboard is very easy to use, setting up the backup is very intuitive. Since that's our primary purpose in using it, it made it easy, when I was doing evaluations a year ago, to choose the product. If I want to back up to this past Friday, and reinstall the file server to that state, I can choose a point in time and issue the command to back up and I don't need to go in and restore the last full backup and then apply iteratively, sequentially, all the incrementals, as I've had to do in some other software in the past. It's nice that I can pick a point in time and tell it I want to go to that state and it's transparent to me. It happens in the background for me. It's very easy to use, very quick and efficient. From a backup standpoint, it has provided us the tools we need on a daily basis to know that it's working properly and with almost no manual maintenance work from us to verify it. It just comes to us. It's been very positive, helping us address that need efficiently. View full review »
Ralph Kuehn says in an EMC Avamar review
Backup Systems Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
* Image level backups * Replication for DR * Almost instant access restores * The access to the logs for each backup allows for easy troubleshooting. View full review »
Bolaji Olaloku says in an EMC NetWorker review
Enterprise Backup Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
It has deduplication capabilities, where you have two similar data sets. This helps to speed up backup processes because it takes a shorter amount of time to do a backup because it has the deduplication feature already. Though, you have to buy this deduplication software separately from the license. View full review »
StorageE2f71 says in a NetApp SnapCenter review
Storage Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The ease of access and management from both storage and backup being all in one area, where it integrates with SnapVault and other features with NetApp. However, this is not the case for databases where we used to take consistent Snapshots. View full review »
PaulLemmons says in an EMC Avamar review
Lead Systems Software Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
File level, SQL Server and NDMP (NetApp) backups. Both backup and recovery work well for all three types of data. View full review »
Director, IT Operations & Information Systems at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
The speedy, quick configuration and installation was the initial reason for the product and what I enjoyed about it. Now, it just continues to be simple and works well. View full review »
Sam Kemp says in a Rubrik review
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Automation functions, image based backup, and the ability to instantly recover anything from files to databases. We have also implemented CloudOn which allows us to deploy backed up virtual machines stored offsite in Azure instantiated as an Azure virtual machine and spun up. It's a perfect scenario for low cost, full disaster recovery. View full review »
Rajkumar Neelakantan says in a Vembu BDR Suite review
IT Director at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
One thing I’m very much impressed by is the compression ratio. The rate at which it compresses the data during backup is really very good. In fact, I’d say it’s better than Symantec Backup Exec. I have Backup Exec, in my environment, and I have Veeam. Symantec is now Veritas, so I have played with all the backups, but the way in which this handles the compression is really one of the key features. It’s also very, very stable. I haven’t made any changes to it. I just installed and it’s working. I restored a couple of times, and everything seems to be fine. View full review »
Dan Bradshaw says in a Vembu BDR Suite review
IT at a religious institution with 11-50 employees
* Ease of use * Configuration * Support View full review »
Paulo Ricardo de Mello says in an IBM Spectrum Protect review
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
All features help me meet my requirements, but I love the TDP for VMware because of the web interface and the possibilities provided by this tool. It's amazing. View full review »
Evgen Ezhov says in an IBM Spectrum Protect review
Head of Testing Dpt with 501-1,000 employees
The main feature of this product is a flexible architecture and functionality that allows you to solve problems of any complexity and scale. Most importantly, it is not just a product that simply makes a backup, but it restores and saves a large number of services in critical situations. By the way, it works fine with different types of clouds, supports S3. View full review »
MM4513 says in an IBM Spectrum Protect review
Technical manager of the storage area with 501-1,000 employees
Yields are a key feature. There are also very few incidents related to restores that cannot be performed. The level of product support is very high. View full review »
Bill Raines says in an IBM Spectrum Protect review
Technical Specialist at Cherbonnier Mayer & Assoc
Its capability of just being able to handle legacy servers, and new and old platforms. That is one of the things about IBM, they made sure the product will continue to keep customers loyal. View full review »
Harold Morales says in an IBM Spectrum Protect review
IT Tech Lead at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
One of the features which is most interesting in Spectrum Protect is the ability to scale out to great environments. This is something that not many vendors have on the market. It is also a product that has been maturing for a long time. This is good because customers need reliability in their enterprise initiatives. View full review »
Global Insurance Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
* Ease of use * Reliability * Cost * Stability View full review »
Richard Boucher says in a Reduxio [EOL] review
Director of Information Services
The TimeOS support and I/O performance. For instance, recovery of data from any point in time, and the speed of the unit, are incredible compared to other devices we reviewed. We can backdate to any time necessary to recover from any kind of disaster, like ransomware. It is very easy to use, very easy to configure, very easy to manipulate how we manage our data stores. View full review »
TamirFahima says in a Reduxio [EOL] review
IT Infrastructure Manager at Afcon Holdings
* Ease of use * Time to market * Scalability We can install new software and new applications in no time. That means we don't need buy a new shelf or new disks, just create a virtual machine and the system does everything behind the scenes. View full review »
Tomas Bozck says in a Cloudberry Backup review
Consultant at a transportation company
General ease of use and performance of the Windows version. In this regard, Cloudberry Backup is a significant improvement over CrashPlan, which was my previous backup solution. View full review »
CIOd0cb says in a Reduxio [EOL] review
* Super easy to use, manage, maintain; just jump into the pool and start to swim, the learning curve was super quick. * Very good price/performance solution. * Straightforward to learn. * The ability to scale out, adding more capacity, is very easy. View full review »
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