Backup and Recovery Software Questions
IT Central Station
Nov 03 2020

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
Jan 11 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 »
IT Central Station

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

Mark Donnelly
Oct 06 2020

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

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

Office 365 has built-in backup functionality, but some people recommend having a third-party backup. Is this necessary, and what solutions do you recommend for this?

Darrin LeboeufWe use a third party. AvePoint Backup for O365 & Dynamics 365. We evaluated… more »
Rupert LaslettDue to Microsoft's 'shared responsibility' model, it is absolutely necessary to… more »
TonyKerrIn regards to Backups for 365, It all depends on backup costings licenses and… more »
Todd Brandt
President at TechPlanet

I work as the president of a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees. 

We are currently researching backup and recovery software. I am looking for more information regarding Infrascale and other options that provide:

  • DRaaS + Failover for Windows

  • Linux (SUSE) virtuals running in VMware/Hyper-V.

Thanks! I appreciate your help.

Adminsys677It depends on the features you are seeking. There are many solutions that I can… more »
LaveTyagiAtempo Time Navigator
Rostislav PilkaVeeam or Commvault. Veeam can be a bit easier to implement and administer… more »
David Thompson
User at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

What is the best backup for super-duper (100Gbps) fast read and write with hardware encryption?

Vuong DoanThe backup speed depends on: - number of concurrent I/O streams - data type -… more »
reviewer1183848We use the smallest Cohesity cluster possible with three nodes and have 60GBps… more »
reviewer1053252There is no such thing as best "anything" let alone backups. There are plenty of… more »
IT Operations Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 05 2020

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 »

I'm looking for a breakdown of the major differences between these Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions:

1. Arcserve UDP

2. Acronis Backup

3. Veeam Backup 

4. VMware vDPA

it_user102333Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to… more »
it_user365805The field about Backup is very big , I am a partner from Acronis , and Acronis… more »
it_user130935I second Kevin's remark. It is almost impossible to compare various backup… more »
Director of Operations at Armada Cloud

One of our clients was hit by the Locky (https://nakedsecurity.sophos.c...) strain of ransomware and had over 107,000 files scrambled and encrypted. 

Fortunately, since they've implemented a solid backup and recovery plan with us, we were able to get them up and running that afternoon without shelling out any bitcoins. 

Have you been affected by this rash of ransomware? If so, what version were you hit by, and what did you do? 

Be safe out there! 

it_user540687Interesting, can you provide more info on this scenario? Been seeing a lot of… more »
it_user370497Sure, we have a blog post about this published on our site… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Oct 16 2020

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!

Tomas-DalebjörkThere are several things to consider. The abilities to have flexibilities to… more »
Raul GarciaThey are several aspects; 1) The frequency with which you need the backup… more »
Ivo DisselThe most important aspect is the time for the backup and restore to finish, and… more »