Vembu BDR Suite Valuable Features

John Demattia
Director of IT at MTSI, Inc.
The dashboard is very easy to use, setting up the backup is very intuitive. Since that's our primary purpose in using it, it made it easy, when I was doing evaluations a year ago, to choose the product. If I want to back up to this past Friday, and reinstall the file server to that state, 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, as I've had to do in some other software in the past. It's nice that 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. It's very easy to use, very quick and efficient. From a backup standpoint, it has provided us the tools we need on a daily basis to know that it's working properly and with almost no manual maintenance work from us to verify it. It just comes to us. It's been very positive, helping us address that need efficiently. View full review »
Assad Ali
Owner at Ali Network Solutions
The image backup on VM is the most valuable feature. You can restore to another location or another physical/virtual machine. You can do P2V as well as V2V. That is what I have found most useful. View full review »
reviewer1386135
IT Consultant at a retailer with 11-50 employees
* The dashboard is very nice. * The solution is very user-friendly. 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. It's a very simple layout, but effective. What you see is what you get. Some dashboards have these funny graphs and a lot of information. But what I want to know is, number-one, what jobs are running? What type of jobs are running? And I want to know what the job status is. If it's a red "X" I know I have to investigate. If it's a green checkmark then I know I don't have to stress about it, it has actually backed up what I've selected. It's simple. That's what you want. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Vembu BDR Suite. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
442,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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. The compression is good. As far as the encryption is concerned, I'm glad that it's there for site to site. We don't necessarily need it just because of the way that we're connected, so it's not really a selling feature, one way or the other. View full review »
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. The file restoration comes in a close second, but the biggest deal was to be able to restore virtual machines, very quickly and easily. View full review »
Chukwu Austine
Team Lead IT Infrastructure & Support at Africa Prudential Plc
The backup is very reliable for both VMware and Hyper-V. In terms of the compression, Vembu's product is quite good compared to what I've seen from other products. The encryption is okay. That security feature is fine. You have the option of either encrypting the backup or not. I don't use it in all cases, but I will use it if I'm backing up something and it will be taken outside of our environment. For example, if I'm backing up a VM to an external tape drive or hard drive, I will use that option, to give it another level of security. View full review »
Reviewer432
Senior Architect at ePlus Technology
The ability to back up virtual machines is the main reason I use it. View full review »
Reviewer93746
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
The two features that I use are the backup and the restore. View full review »
Gabor Virag
Systems Engineer at GVir Informationsmanagement
The network solution is the most important feature, because we have our own backup server and are doing file backups for our customers. The compression, encryption and deduplication features are important. If we can save space, it's okay. The encryption is also very important, because it is in our contracts. It is a must. We have to use it for our customers. View full review »
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. View full review »
reviewer1329195
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
All the features are valuable for different reasons. The restoring of virtual machines and deduplication features are good. We save time by recreating or deduplicating a machine, as it done automatically. With one or two clicks, we can get something done. We are then pretty sure it is the same as it was before; it is a real duplicate. The deduplication features are useful for accelerating the transfers and when we have more than one version of a virtual machine or backup without taking up X time or space. 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. This is not quite high availability. However, if we use the replication feature to make an exact copy of the machine, then we can tweak them to work together as active-active or active-passive. This can help us to save time because the deduplication is done automatically without errors and we have minimal changes to do. I like also the feature where you back up a virtual machine, then it will run a startup and you can take a screenshot of the first few seconds of the bootup. This way, at a quick glance, we can determine the backup is bootable and whether the backup of the virtual machine will be functional or not. Sometimes testing the backup is something that we don't always do on a regular basis until we find out that something is broken. Then, we didn't know until it's too late. So, this feature is appreciated. View full review »
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. View full review »
Matthew Pechia
Managing Member at Offsite Data Protection Services
The only things that I use it for are file backup and SQL backup. I don't do much beyond that. It is pretty much straight file backups and restores. What I like about these features are the ease of installation and automatic scheduling. I do like the email feature where I am able to email the client and myself directly after each backup whether it's been successful, partially backed up, or failed. I am very pleased with the compression, especially with some of the larger SQL databases that need backup. The amount of compression is impressive. View full review »
Dimitar Staykov
Senior Full Stack JavaScript Developer at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is an option to back up a specific folder from a specific source, not the whole virtual machine. The encryption is a must in these days. You can't do anything without encryption of your traffic or data. View full review »
Radu Stanila
IT Director at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
I was very happy seeing that the incremental backup was very nice because the modified files are taken from the number of times it was modified. Thus, if I have a file I modified two years ago, I don't back it up each time. It backs up from the latest version. I can write there that I need the last three modified images of the file. One image could be from a year ago, another one or two days ago, and the third from three years ago. It does not delete by date. It is easy to use. There is an offsite DR solution where I can keep an offsite copy of the backups. The transfer is encrypted. I checked the storage pool's compression and not a lot of space was used. I was expecting more, which is why I think the compression is good. View full review »
JonathanBrown
Owner at a engineering company with 11-50 employees
The backup of VMware ESX is the most important to us. That's what we use. We use it to back up all of our private cloud, and it's backed up hourly. View full review »
Ben Grant
Lead Computer Technician
The number one feature is that we can back up our servers without having to install a client. It is the only reason why I have this product. View full review »
ArtGrasso
Systems Business Manager at a construction company with 11-50 employees
The cost is one of the most valuable features. View full review »
Hasni Guetaff
Director of Technology at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
* It is easy to use. * It is simple to deploy and maintain. View full review »
reviewer1343418
InfoSec Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
* It's easy to install. * It's simple to configure. View full review »
BobbyMorrell
Manager at a real estate/law firm with 1-10 employees
The most valuable feature is the ability, from a console, to manage the different computers to be backed up. In addition, I use the encryption regularly, and the deduplication as well, but not extensively. The deduplication is very handy. It reduces the size of the backups, which we can then upload to an online storage platform. That's one of the reasons I selected it. View full review »
WaqarAzeem
IT Manager at Kuwait Medical International
The virtual machine backup is important for stability and scalability since our servers are on virtual machines. Another good thing is that it has cloud backup. View full review »
Vijay Varma
System Engineer at ISB
Because all our servers are hosted on VMware, the VMware backup is the most valuable feature. The integration and backup with VMware are very good. The compression is fine because it is compressing the full backup files. For example, if our full backup is 100 GB, then it can be reduced down between 40 GB to 80 GB. View full review »
Shakeel Ahmed
IT Infrastructure Team Lead at a government with 201-500 employees
It backs up our virtual machines with the CBT, Changed Block Tracking. This is a common feature. We don't have a complex hierarchy here because we have a local data center with minimal use. The compression ratio is fine and the deduplication is as well. We are not using the encryption feature yet, as we only deployed it recently. We may use it later on. View full review »
ITDirect0f6b
IT Director with 11-50 employees
The most important feature is the Restore, to be able to restore in a disaster recovery situation. View full review »
Madhu K Menon
Consultant at Kwan Environmental Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
It takes the sever directly from your VM environment. The compression, encryption, and deduplicatuion are quite useful. View full review »
reviewer1230879
Network Administrator at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
The restore feature is the most valuable. It's easy to restore. View full review »
reviewer1310640
Information Technology Analyst 3 at a retailer with 51-200 employees
It's pretty basic backup stuff. I set it up and it just runs. The compression, encryption, and deduplication features all work fine. View full review »
Forrest Wu
Sr. Specialist, IT at WWF-Canada
The firewall backup is the most valuable feature. We need it sometimes when we recover a single file. The compression is the most useful feature for me. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Vembu BDR Suite. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
442,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.