What do you like most about Vembu BDR Suite?
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It was very difficult to find a product that supports Red Hat Virtualization natively and to take a snapshot of the VM or a full backup or a dump from the machine. The option that Vembu proposed, to take the machine as an image, take it from the system, is also good.
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.
The scalability is good. It can scale. Adding a new server to a foreign location is easy.
The compression, encryption and deduplication features are fabulous and great stuff.
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.
It makes it possible for us to back up our Unix machines without installing a host, client, or any client software. It gives us some peace of mind in regards to those servers getting backed up.
The compression, encryption, and deduplication features all work fine.
It has improved our business continuity.
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.
It's easy to restore.
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.
I get my backups done.
The most valuable feature is the ability, from a console, to manage the different computers to be backed up.
I am very pleased with the compression, especially with some of the larger SQL databases that need backup. The amount of compression is impressive.
The initial setup is easy and very nice.
We are now using it 24/7 because it is serving as an online backup, and very soon, the DR will activated on the product.
The most important features are the backup and the availability of the Universal Explorer. The in-transit compression is great.
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.
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.
We use it to maintain critical data and save it.
The most valuable feature is the Hyper-V backup - it's just one click. I don't have to worry about it.
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 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.
Quick backup and restore; very simple and understandable interface.
Their technical support is very good to work with, as they are able to propose alternate solutions to problems that work well for us.
Valuable features include Snapshots and the constant backup for SQL, application services, and Active Directory.
I back up one particular server with close to 1.2 TB, and the way the software compresses it is close to 600 or 700 TB. Vembu compresses it to close to 450 gigabytes, that's gigabytes. So that’s really amazing, the way in which the backup compression happens.
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.