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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Assad Ali
Owner at Ali Network Solutions
I am able to run Vembu on Windows NAS, which is beneficial. It does install on a Windows-based NAS. You can have the server running from the location where you are storing backups. You don't need a separate server for it in this case.
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reviewer1386135
IT Consultant at a retailer with 11-50 employees
When you're looking at your dashboard, you can see all your active jobs. You can see exactly if they're successful or failed and you can actually drill down and see what caused the problem. The fact you can see that right away is nice.
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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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Chukwu Austine
Team Lead IT Infrastructure & Support at Africa Prudential Plc
The main difference I see between Vembu and the other solutions we've tried is that with Vembu, you don't need anybody to tell you what to do. Once you have done the installation you just look at the user interface — it's very friendly — and you can do things yourself without resorting to help from anybody.
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Reviewer93746
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
It helps me with restores. I can repeat a test multiple times: Do the test, the restore, and then test again. It saves me time because I don't have to rebuild the VMs every time.
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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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reviewer1488360
President at DirectNetworks, Inc.
The Vembu BDR product is very intuitive and easy to use.
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reviewer1336773
Manager Infrastructure and Applications at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The compression, encryption and deduplication features are fabulous and great stuff.
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reviewer1329195
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
If we do a backup of a machine at some point and the server crashes, then we can restore this machine to a different server with the same settings and setup. We will just have to tweak one or two things, like the IP. Then, it is ready to go.
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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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Assad Ali
Owner at Ali Network Solutions
There was one issue though with the hardware IDs. When I went to a different version of Hyper-V, the hardware IDs weren't restored and the machine got two new IDs. The preliminary unique IDs weren't restored, so I had to reactivate programs.
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reviewer1386135
IT Consultant at a retailer with 11-50 employees
What I would love to see on the dashboard are graphs, per backup job. I want to see the month and the days in it... If a job has failed, when did it actually fail and what percentage of it failed? Did it fail completely, 75 percent or 100 percent or did it only fail partially?
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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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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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reviewer1488360
President at DirectNetworks, Inc.
Vembu BDR currently supports backups of O365, although it does not currently have an email archiving function to the O365 backups.
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reviewer1336773
Manager Infrastructure and Applications at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There were issues with the implementation because of incompatibilities between the tool implementation and our current VMware installation. So, it was an implementation issue that doesn't allow me to use it for VMware backup in the manner in which we would want to use it. That wasn't clear from the evaluation stage nor was it clear from the first utilization of it because it worked in the environment that it was being evaluated in. Based on that, we went ahead and made the purchase of the full implementation. At that point, it became clear that there would be limitations in that implementation that could not be overcome without doing upgrades to the production environment.
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reviewer1329195
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
One thing that I reported with the backups: When there are accentuated characters in a path, then we can't restore documents into a folder. There is a bug with the restoration and restoring files with accentuated characters in the path. Hopefully, they have repaired this because otherwise we will restore files and find out that they are not there.
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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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