SolarWinds Backup Primary Use Case

Joe Carney
Service Manager at Computer Guild
We use MSP Backup & Recovery for just about any backup system, as long as it is running Windows or Windows Server. We also have a couple of clients that have databases to back up. It does a very good job of automatically picking up an SQL or a MySQL database. If we need to restore just the database to another machine, although we don't have too many use cases for that, we have been able to do it when we tested it. We use it for virtual machine backup and recovery as well. It does a great job of that. So even if a client has a host system and, say, one VM running on it for a special purpose, but they don't have the budget to pay for two backups for some reason, it does a great job of backing up the virtual machine itself, and it can be restored independently. View full review »
MarkPattison
Director at BACK OFFICE IT LTD
It is backing up customers' servers. On the machine that they wish to protect, they deploy an agent on it. It is essential for all businesses to back up their IT systems. In our view, it has to be automatic, offsite, and require no user intervention at the client level. The SolarWinds product provides all of those things. The solution supports full-system, bare-metal, file, and folder. One of the reasons that we like the system is that it maintains up-to-date standby virtual machines, which can be booted at short notice if the customer's primary device fails. So, the predominant recovery methodology that we have is backing up to hypervisor as a VM. We have used the bare-metal recovery in the past and that has its use, but all the ones that we have put onto our customers in a commercial sense are all recovering to hypervisors. Without cloud storage, we wouldn't do it. If it didn't have offsite storage, we would not be using it as a backup solution. View full review »
Dirk Wittkowski
President at Tech Help Group, Inc.
We use it to do complete server backups, including system state, for disaster recovery. We also have a few workstations that we back up as well. We are trying to promote everything being backed up on the platform: Out of sight, out of mind, just back up everything. We've created a new pricing model to help that along and hopefully clients will see the value in having that. View full review »
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Jim Christopher
Sr. Network/System Administrator Support at S&L Computer Services
Our primary use case is for offsite backup of our client's and our data. We use it to backup files & folders, Exchange, and SQL databases. If you need to do a disaster recovery, it has the option to restore your system to a VHD. If a customer has an issue that they just need some files or folders restored, or their SQL database, or a single email restore, you have the flexibility to restore whatever you need to. We can go down to item level if we need to. View full review »
Chris Soutar
Vice President of Managed Services at Entré Computer Solutions
Our primary use case is for all of our backup needs for the companies that we support throughout our area. Anybody who's looking for some sort of a trusted offsite backup solution, this is what our lead product is. It supports all bare-metal, offsite, cloud replication, the whole deal. View full review »
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Director/Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have an RDS farm and we use SolarWinds for backing up the central storage. We also use it to back up the profiles and other related data. View full review »
Jim Timberman
Managing Director at Moser Consulting
We use this solution to provide a simple, easy to manage backup solution for our clients View full review »
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