Backup and Recovery Software Questions
Alaa Alkhatari
Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Jun 14 2021

Hi community members,

I'm looking for the best backup solution for Sybase ASE 15.5. We should be able to perform both incremental and full backup. 

I appreciate your help.

Evgeny Belenky
IT Central Station
May 21 2021

Colonial Pipeline has confirmed it paid a $4.4m (£3.1m) ransom, according to BBC.

Earlier this month, Hugh has written about it in this article: The Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack: Preventing the Next Cybercrime Disruption of Critical Infrastructure

Lessons from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack

Dear community, let's share your professional opinion with other peers on what lessons can we learn from this ransomware attack.

What can be done better in the future? Is it about backup and recovery tools? About EDR? 

Should the incident response be managed in a different way?


ITSecuri7cfdAt minimum, do the basics. Patch or mitigate vulnerabilities by isolating the… more »
Shashi Ranjan
User at Zirca Digital Solutions Pvt
Apr 06 2021


I'm preparing a technical comparison between Veritas NetBackup BMR and Acronis Backup for our Leadership team. Specifically, I need an in-detail & point-wise description of the Acronis Backup solution.

My setup: ~150 systems.

Thank you in advance!

Ivan Monnier
Infrastructure Analyst en Whirlpool Corporation at Whirlpool Corporation
Jun 16 2021

What is the best backup solution for a hybrid environment (VMware/AWS/GCP)?

Chris ChilderhoseIf you are looking for a solution for a hybrid environment that covers the… more »
AlbeezVEEAM backup is very good and  we are using it since 3 years… more »
JohnBowlingWe are evaluating this very question.  The best solution to protect onPrem… more »
IT Central Station

Why should businesses prioritize having a disaster recovery solution? 

Do you have some real life examples of cases where disaster recovery was not in place, and what the ramifications were to the business? And vice-versa - what are some examples of cases where disaster recovery proved vital and mitigated loss?

JohannFLEURYI’ve been working for big agro-company and multi-site for our different kinds of… more »
Zied Chelbidisaster recovery plan (DPR) is a set of “action to be taken before during and… more »
Shrijendra ShakyaI am in the business of Disaster Recovery and have been providing DRAAS with one… more »
IT Central Station
Mar 27 2021

What are the most important considerations when selecting backup and recovery software for your business, particularly for cloud-based solutions? 

What tips can you share for making the process of selecting backup and recovery software easier?

SimonClarkCloud based backup and storage is the way to proceed in most cases, thus… more »
MahdiBahmaniOn the one hand, A backup solution is part of a bigger one which is named… more »
reviewer1352379SimonClark did an awesome job of outlining considerations that should be… more »
IT Central Station

What are the best ways to backup SAN? Do you have any recommendations for efficient, secure options?

Eliajh JohnsonI have some good experience supplying Arcserve. The SAN Option enables Arcserve… more »
Mark Donnelly

I am researching Backup and Recovery software. I am interested in Acronis. How does it compare to VEEAM and Azure?

Mohamed EltoukhyAcronis: -Modern mobile-enabled web interface -Touch-friendly, works on… more »
reviewer1243038Veeam is a leader. Acronis is a niche player. Veeam is integrated with most… more »
JohannFLEURYThere is no “proper” answer to your question. First, before the tool, define… more »
IT Operations Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees

Currently using R1Soft and have major issues.  We need the software to work with OVM, Linux, Windows, Sql server, Exchange, and Sharepoint.  We also need bare metal recovery functionality.

Martin MashIn my opinion, there should be no expense spared for protecting the companies… more »
Tomas-DalebjörkIf you want an opensource application than there are severals, Amanda for… more »
it_user545196Check out Atempo Time Navigator. I have had R1Soft, BakBone, ArcServe and… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Apr 21 2021

There's a lot of vendor hype about enterprise backup and recovery software. What's really important to look for in a solution?

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

Raul GarciaThey are several aspects; 1) The frequency with which you need the backup… more »
Tomas-DalebjörkThere are several things to consider. The abilities to have flexibilities to… more »
Thang Le Toan (Victory Lee)1. Data integrity (e.g., fast recovery capability, scheduling backups of the… more »