Backup and Recovery Software Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Larry Lawler uses Reduxio
CTO at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 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 uses Acronis Backup
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 uses Reduxio
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 uses Reduxio
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 »
Alberto Zampieri uses Veeam Backup & Replication
Senior IT Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* 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 »
Consultant449 uses IBM Spectrum Protect
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* 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. It can also recover damaged tapes. View full review »
Bill Raines uses IBM Spectrum Protect
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 »
Richard Boucher uses Reduxio
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 »
Tamir Fahima uses Reduxio
IT Infrastructure Manager
* 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 uses Cloudberry Backup
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 uses Reduxio
* 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 »
Edward Poll uses Rubrik
Head of IT Infrastructure at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Single pane of glass interface * Drives the back-end through a powerful, well-documented API. View full review »
Eric E uses Cloudberry Backup
* Supports peer-to-peer backup using Minio, which has allowed us to easily pre-seed and maintain an off-site backup within driving distance, making tactical recovery of accidental file deletions easy. * Supports a wide variety of back-end data storage providers. We use one of the big players for strategic backup in the event of a major infrastructure failure. * Client-side encryption minimizes worries about data being captured on the back-end. * Block level transfers have significantly reduced the amount of time for transfers over some other solutions. View full review »
Rita Nuñez uses Oracle Data Guard
CEO at Tecnix Solutions
If you have a problem with your primary site and can't access your primary database, you can continue working with the database that you have as standby on the other site, by changing its role to primary. Another valuable feature is the possibility of backing up the database from the standby database instead of the primary database, to avoid backup process overhead in the primary system. Active Data Guard is other feature with advanced capabilities that extend basic Data Guard functionality. Some of the functions of Active Data Guard are: * Real Time Query - Offloads read-only workloads to an up-to-date standby database * Automatic Block Repair - Automatically detects a block corruption and repairs it. View full review »
Alexander Amore uses Reduxio
System Enginner at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
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 »
Christopher Williston uses Reduxio
IT Systems Analyst at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
Truly an incredible array. We are seeing .4ms average latency with more than 10K IOPS while running 300 VMware VDI 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 »
Craig Hurwitz uses Reduxio
Director of IT at Barnstable Police Department
* Backdating * TimeOS * Deduplication speed * HTML5 management interface * Ease of use * Support * Everyone at Reduxio View full review »
Sean Manners uses Reduxio
Network/Information Security Manager at a retailer with 51-200 employees
* Data protection with one second granularity. * Automated tiering and inline data deduplication. View full review »
John Askew uses IBM Spectrum Protect
Systems Architect at The University of Auckland
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 »
Eric Reinhold uses Reduxio
System Manager at a university with 501-1,000 employees
There are several features which have really set Reduxio 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 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 »
Adnan Hassan uses Veritas Backup Exec
Lead Technical Specialist at a tech services company
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 »
Nick Gorbunov uses Veritas NetBackup
Specialist at a integrator with 201-500 employees
You can construct a comprehensive robust backup solution based on NetBackup. Management of such a solution will not be an ultimate challenge. I can rely on this product if I need a restore. View full review »
reviewer693465 uses Cohesity
Senior Information Technology Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Backup tasks and test development environment. View full review »
Macy Ozuna uses Acronis Backup
Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school
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 View full review »
Tomas Dalebjörk uses IBM Spectrum Protect
Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
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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