Vembu BDR Suite Pros and Cons

Vembu BDR Suite Pros

John Demattia
Director of IT at MTSI, Inc.
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... 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.
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Dennis Skaltsis
WebFOCUS Senior Consultant
The most valuable features for me are that I can back up the entire virtual machine, but when restoring I can restore at the file level.
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Erik Van Der Plaat
System / Network Administrator at Peelland ICT
The most important feature is that it performs disaster backups. That's the only reason why we use it, and it's going well so far. It's the only feature we need.
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Ashoka Reddy
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The automated backup of multiple virtual machines. We can back up two hypervisors, one is Microsoft Hyper-V and the other one is VMware Hypervisor.
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Blake Krzic
Application Support Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The agentless backups are the big selling point on this, as well as being able to send out across sites so that I can do a restore at either of our two locations.
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Stuart Conner
Director of IT at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
The most important feature, in terms of the hypervisor, is the ability to restore a virtual machine in a matter of minutes. We can take the backup of a virtual machine and we can restore it to the actual Vembu Backup server as a temporary solution, in a matter of minutes. We can just spin up a VM in no time; different hardware, even different processors. It's pretty dynamic in that sense.
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Gabor Virag
Systems Engineer at GVir Informationsmanagement
The initial setup is easy and very nice.
The network solution is the most important feature, because we have our own backup server and are doing file backups for our customers.
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Tim Kemp
IT Director at Premier Technical Services Group PLC
The most important features are the backup and the availability of the Universal Explorer. The in-transit compression is great.
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Matthew Pechia
Managing Member at Offsite Data Protection Services
I am very pleased with the compression, especially with some of the larger SQL databases that need backup. The amount of compression is impressive.
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Hasni Guetaff
Director of Technology at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
We use it to maintain critical data and save it.
It suits our needs, is versatile, and the functionality is there.
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Vembu BDR Suite Cons

John Demattia
Director of IT at MTSI, Inc.
In the beginning, when we had some hiccups, I would chalk that up more to a learning curve for the product.
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Erik Van Der Plaat
System / Network Administrator at Peelland ICT
One thing we have noticed is that we get various error messages in the Vembu console, but sometimes we, as the user, cannot remove those error messages. I have to chat with support and they have to log in to remove them.
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Ashoka Reddy
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It is very easy, unless you know exactly what you're doing, to corrupt the virtual machines and they get locked up. Just brief detail: When you are creating a system, if you don't have absolutely every other little background processes in place, it creates Snapshots of the virtual machines. Once it does that, it then won't be able to have a backup. From that point on you have to destroy the virtual machine, which is completely counterproductive on a large system. There is a fundamental flaw in the setup that can be very dangerous, potentially.
It would be good to have a volume licensing discount. We're a managed IT service provider, so we're backing up not just our own systems but all our clients'. In that regard, as we grow, we're putting business through Vembu. There is not any specific partner incentive at all. So that would be nice to see.
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Blake Krzic
Application Support Specialist at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The only place where I would really want to see improvement, out the gate, is more granular scheduling... If I want to do an offset or to only do two backups on Friday and Saturday - versus whole hourly incrementals during the week - I don't have that granularity right now.
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Reviewer432
Senior Architect at ePlus Technology
Vembu software runs on a Windows Server. The Windows Server has to be connected to the internet so it can connect with Vembu’s servers. It has to connect with Vembu. For some reason, if it doesn't connect, it stops working, and I don't know why on earth they do that. They require it to connect to the internet and connect with Vembu for it to continue to function. If the internet is down or if the server can't reach the internet, it stops working after a few days. That's not great because there are some people who want to do backups but they don't want to have their server accessible on the internet.
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Gabor Virag
Systems Engineer at GVir Informationsmanagement
We have not been able to move our backups from one drive to another one. We can only create a storage pool. However, if we want to change a drive, it is not possible to delete one drive as long there is data on it. For this, we have to call the support. While they can solve this, it is not out-of-the-box.
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Tim Kemp
IT Director at Premier Technical Services Group PLC
The deduplication could be better. It doesn't give the level of deduplication that I would get with a product that's stored in a more standard file format. I would prefer to be able to use a non-deduplicated store on a third-party deduplicated medium.
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Matthew Pechia
Managing Member at Offsite Data Protection Services
The reporting can use some improvement. I still use the old StoreGrid Cloud while I'm migrating the rest of my clients over. I am able to export all of my clients' usage for the month, which I then import into my billing program. It helps me speed up the billing process. Also, I can generate a report that gives me statuses of everyone's backup, which I don't get from Vembu Backup Online either. I would like to have something similar where I can export everyone's usage at any time for all their backups, so I can use that to import them to my billing program.
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JonathanBrown
Owner at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
We had a lot of problems getting it configured in the first place. They also wanted us to allow them remote access to our machines without us watching what they're doing, which is a huge security risk for us. We said we couldn't do that, and they said they don't offer any phone support whatsoever.
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Hasni Guetaff
Director of Technology at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
I would like to have a different set of products instead of having a single software which does everything.
It is not a well-known software. People do not know about Vembu.
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