Vembu BDR Suite Edition Comparison

Compare Free vs Standard vs Enterprise Edition

Vembu BDR Suite comes with three different editions that aims at ensuring modern data protection to Small, Medium, and Enterprise businesses. Get started with knowing the differences between the functionalities of these editions to make the best decision that fulfills the backup requirements of your business.

Vembu BDR Suite Free vs Paid Edition

VMware Backup & Replication

Features Free Standard Enterprise Notes
Backup
Agentless backups for VMware vSphere Tick Tick Tick Configure image based backups for VMs on ESXi(s) without actually installing any agent inside each VM
vCenter level backup Tick Tick Tick Protect VMs on VMware vCenters by configuring agentless image based backups from the Vembu BDR Server console
Application Aware Backup Processing Tick Tick Tick Create application aware & database consistent backups for the VMs running on your ESXi host or vCenter server (including log truncation)
Backup Multiple VMs Tick Tick Tick Backup multiple VMs irrespective of size, type, application, data and operating systems in a single backup job
Automatic Backup Scheduling Tick Tick Tick Automate your backups by scheduling them on hourly/ daily/ weekly basis
HotAdd transport mode Tick Tick Tick Vembu VMBackup utilises the HotAdd feature by automatically mounting the data volume of the virtual machine to the Vembu BDR Server for faster backup processing
VM/Disk Exclusion Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Exclude specific VMs/Disk(s) from being backed up, both at VM level and host level
Near CDP (Continuous Data Protection) Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Ensure lesser RPO with incremental backups that can be scheduled every 15 minutes
Changed Block Tracking (CBT) Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Only the blocks that have been changed since the previous backup are tracked and backed up in the successive incremental schedule
Forever incremental Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick After the successful full backup, only incremental backups will be taken thereafter
Advanced Reverse Incremental Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Vembu’s in-house file system-VembuHIVE reduces the I/O latency by virtually merging the incremental backups and retains it as synthetic full backup for every recovery point
Log truncation for MS Exchange Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick The transaction logs of MS Exchange can be truncated after successful backup for efficient storage management
Log truncation for MS SQL Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Users can truncate the logs of MS SQL post successful backup completion to save storage space as well
Retention policies (Basic) Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Provides the flexibility to retain upto 99 daily merged recovery points for data archival and management
Retention policies (Advanced- GFS) Tick With this functionality, you can manage recovery points that can span years with multiple merge combinations using daily/weekly/monthly merge options
LAN free data transfer using SAN transport mode Tick On a SAN connected ESXi host, Vembu VMBackup utilises this fastest data transport mode for backing up virtual machines by obtaining information directly from the SAN or iSCSI LUN where the virtual disks reside
Backup persistent data Tick Changes that are made during the Quick Boot session are also stored as persistent data and can eventually be included during the permanent restore
Tape Backup Support Tick Implement 3-2-1 backup strategy by archiving VMware backup to standalone tapes and tape libraries greater than LTO-3 as a secondary backup
VM Replication
VM Replication Tick Replicate the VM running on an ESXi server to another ESXi server to ensure business continuity
Failover Tick Failover the replicated VMs on the secondary site during a disaster
Failback Tick Failback the replicated VMs to the source host or different host
Recovery
Quick VM Recovery to ESXi Tick Tick Tick Instantly recover the backup by booting it as a VM on an ESXi host
Quick VM Recovery to Hyper-V Tick Tick Tick Instantly recover the backup by booting it as a VM on a Hyper-V host
Quick VM Recovery to KVM Tick Tick Tick Instantly recover the backup by booting it as a VM on a KVM host
Permanent VM Recovery Tick Tick Tick Recover your backup data permanently to an ESXi host as a VM
Instant Granular Recovery for Microsoft Exchange Tick Tick Tick Browse, search and restore the individual Exchange items such as emails, calendars, contacts of users directly from the backed up data using Vembu Universal Explorer
Instant Granular Recovery for Microsoft SQL Tick Tick Tick Browse, search and restore the individual databases and tables from the backed up VM using Vembu Universal Explorer
Instant granular recovery for Microsft SharePoint Tick Tick Tick Browse, search and restore the individual SharePoint sites and documents from the backed up data using Vembu Universal Explorer
Instant granular recovery for Microsft Active Directory Tick Tick Tick Browse, search and restore the individual user roles and other AD items from the backed up VM using Vembu Universal Explorer without restoring entire backup
Cross Hypervisor Migration (V2V) Tick Tick Tick Perform quick migration with lesser time from one hypervisor to another
Instant File-level recovery Tick Tick Tick Instantly recover the individual files and folders from the backed up VMs without actually restoring the entire VM
Disk Management Mount Tick Tick Tick Attach the backed up disks of your VMs virtually to the disk management of local machine through the Vembu virtual drive and restore the necessary files
Disk level recovery Tick Attach the disks of the backed up VM to another VM on a VMware host
Persistent boot Tick The changes made on the Quick booted VMs will be tracked and backed up. The changes can be included or excluded during permanent recovery
Management
Web based management console Tick Tick Tick Configure, edit and monitor your backups from a single web based user interface
Reports and email notifications Tick Tick Tick Status report of every backup schedule is generated and it can be delivered as an Email to the users
Multiple storage location Tick Tick Tick Storage devices of any file system that include local, SAN, NAS, DAS can be used for storage
In-built Compression and Deduplication Tick Tick Tick Backed up data is stored on the backup server after compression and deduplication to manage storage efficiently
End-to-End encryption Tick Tick Tick Encrypt all your backup data with inbuilt AES-256 bit algorithm for secure backups
OffsiteDR Replication Tick Tick Offsite Disaster Recovery provides extended data protection to safeguard sensitive business data by replicating them from production site to offsite data center for spontaneous data recovery
CloudDR Replication Tick Tick Create redundant copies of the backed up data by replicating multiple backup servers to the Vembu Cloud residing in AWS and recover them from anywhere at anytime
WAN Acceleration Tick Tick The compressed, encrypted and deduplicated blocks that are sent off-site are optimized thereby saving bandwidth
Backup window settings Tick Tick Prevent backups from interrupting your network traffic during critical operations by blocking the backup schedule for certain periods
Web services API Tick Tick Integrate Vembu BDR Suite with third party products using the Web Service API’s provided by Vembu. You can use these APIs to automate any of the operations
Group Management Tick Tick Helps administrators orchestrate the backup data and leverage them to users by providing either full or restricted access
Vembu BDR360 for centralized monitoring Tick Tick End-to-End visibility to all the backup jobs through a single centralized web portal to enhance the productivity with extended reports and email notifications
Scale-out storage repository Tick Tick Scale out your storage repository by adding physical/network storage devices based on your storage needs and utilization
Automated backup verification Tick Verify the recoverability of the backup data automatically by performing boot, mount and integrity check for every image based backup jobs
Distributed Vembu VMBackup agents Tick Deploy proxies on multiple clients to decrease the load on the main backup server
Bandwidth throttling in client & Backup server Tick Optmize your network utilization during peak production hours by limiting bandwidth usage.

Hyper-V Backup

Features Free Standard Enterprise Notes
Backup
Agentless image backups for Hyper-V Tick Tick Tick Configure image backups for VMs running under Hyper-V on SMB share without installing an agent inside each VM
Backup VMs running on Hyper-V Cluster Tick Tick Tick Backup the VMs running on Hyper-V cluster, even if the VMs configured for the backups moves from one host to another
Backup Hyper-V on Cluster Shared Volumes Tick Tick Tick Protect the Hyper-V servers residing on Cluster Shared Volumes
Shared VHDX backup Tick Tick Tick Backup the data from Shared VHDX
Application Aware backup processing Tick Tick Tick Create application aware & database consistent backups for the VMs running on your ESXi host or vCenter server (including log truncation)
Backup multiple VMs Tick Tick Tick Backup multiple VMs irrespective of size, type, application, data and operating systems in a single backup job
Automatic Backup Scheduling Tick Tick Tick Automate your backups by scheduling them on hourly/ daily/ weekly basis
VM/Disk exclusion Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Exclude specific VMs/Disk(s) from being backed up, both at VM level and host level
Near CDP (Continuous Data protection) Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Ensures lesser RPO with incremental backups that can be scheduled every 15 minutes
Changed Blocked Tracking (CBT) Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Only the blocks that have changed since the previous backup are tracked and backed up in the successive incremental schedule
Forever Incremental Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick After the successful full backup, only the incremental backups will be taken thereafter
Advanced Reverse Incremental Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Vembu’s in-house file system-VembuHIVE reduces the I/O latency by virtually merging the incremental backups and retaining it as synthetic full backup for every recovery point
Log truncation for MS Exchange Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick The transaction logs of MS Exchange can be truncated after successful backup for effcient storage management
Log truncation for MS SQL Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Users can truncate the logs of MS SQL post successful backup completion to save storage space
Retention policies (Basic) Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Provides the flexibility to retain upto 99 daily merged recovery points for data archival and management
Retention policies (Advanced- GFS) Tick With this functionality, you can manage recovery points that span years with multiple merge combinations using daily/weekly/monthly merge options
Backup persistent data Tick Changes that are made during the quick boot session are stored as persistent data and can eventually be recovered during permanent restore
Native Tape Backup Support Tick Implement 3-2-1 backup strategy by archiving the Hyper-V backup to standalone tapes and tape libraries greater than LTO-3 as a secondary backup
Recovery
Quick VM recovery to Hyper-V Tick Tick Tick Instantly recover the backup by booting it as a VM on a Hyper-V host
Quick VM recovery to ESXi Tick Tick Tick Instantly recover the backup by booting it as a VM on an ESXi host
Quick VM recovery to KVM Tick Tick Tick Instantly recover the backup by booting it as a VM on a KVM host
Permanent VM recovery Tick Tick Tick Recover your backup data permanently to same or different Hyper-V Server
Instant granular recovery for Microsoft Exchange Tick Tick Tick Browse, search and restore the individual Exchange items such as emails, calendars, contacts of users directly from the backup data using Vembu Universal Explorer.
Instant granular recovery for Microsoft SQL Tick Tick Tick Browse, search and restore the individual databases and tables from the backed up VM using Vembu Universal Explorer
Instant granular recovery for Microsft SharePoint Tick Tick Tick Browse, search and restore the individual SharePoint sites and documents from the backup data using Vembu Universal Explorer
Instant granular recovery for Microsft Active Directory Tick Tick Tick Browse, search and restore the individual user roles and other AD items from the backup VM using Vembu Universal Explorer without restoring entire backup
Cross Hypervisor Migration (V2V) Tick Tick Tick Perform quicker migration with lesser time from one hypervisor to another
Instant File-Level recovery Tick Tick Tick Instantly recover the individual files and folder from the backed up VMs without actually restoring the entire VM
Disk Management mount Tick Tick Tick Attach the backed up disks of your VMs virtually to the disk management of local machine through the Vembu virtual drive and restore the necessary files
Persistent boot Tick The changes made on the Quick booted VMs will also be tracked and backed up. The changes can be included or excluded during permanent recovery
Management
Web based management console Tick Tick Tick The backups are configured and edited from a single web console
Reports and email notification Tick Tick Tick Reports for every backup schedule is generated and can be sent as emails to multiple users as well
Multiple Storage location Tick Tick Tick Storage devices that include local, SAN, NAS, DAS can be used for storage that supports all the filesystems
In-built compression and deduplication Tick Tick Tick Backed up data is stored on the backup server after compression and deduplication to manage storage efficiently
End-to-End encryption Tick Tick Tick Encrypt all your backup data with inbuilt AES-256 bit algorithm for secure backups
OffsiteDR replication Tick Tick Offsite Disaster Recovery provides extended data protection to safeguard sensitive business data by replicating them from production site to offsite data center for spontaneous data recovery
CloudDR replication Tick Tick Create redundant copies of the backed up data by replicating multiple backup servers to the Vembu Cloud residing on AWS and recover them from anywhere at anytime
WAN acceleration Tick Tick The compressed, encrypted and deduplicated blocks that are sent off-site optimize the data transfer rate thereby saving bandwidth
Backup window settings Tick Tick Prevent backups from interrupting your network traffic during critical operations by blocking the backup schedule for certain periods
Web services API Tick Tick Integrate Vembu BDR Suite with third party products using the Web Service API’s provided by Vembu. You can use these APIs to automate any of the operations
Group Management Tick Tick Helps administrators orchestrate the backup data and leverage them to users by providing either full or restricted access
Vembu BDR360 for centralized monitoring Tick Tick End-to-End visibility to all the backup jobs through a single centralized web portal to enhance the productivity with extended reports and email notifications
Scale-out storage repository Tick Tick Scale out your storage repository by adding physical/network storage devices based on your storage needs and utilization
Automated backup verification Tick Verify the recoverability of the backup data automatically by performing boot, mount and integrity check for every image based backup jobs
DIstributed Vembu VMBackup agents Tick Deploy proxies on multiple clients to decrease the load on the main backup server
Bandwidth throttling in client & Backup server Tick Optimize your network utilization during peak production hours by limiting bandwidth usage

Windows Server Backup

Features Free Enterprise Notes
Backup
Full Image backup Tick Tick Backup the entire machine including the operating system, applications and data
Backup selected disks or volumes Tick Tick The user can backup a particular disk or volumes of their need
Backup MBR & GPT Partitions Tick Tick The GPT partitioned disks or disks more than 2TB will also be backed up
Backup disks more than 2 TB Tick Tick The disks which are more than 2 TB can also backed up using Vembu ImageBackup
Application Aware Backup Processing Tick Tick Create application consistent, image-level backups with advanced Application-Aware processing (including transaction log truncation)
Automatic Backup Scheduling Tick Tick Backups can be automatically scheduled as per the user’s flexibility
Edit existing backup job configuration Tick Tick Backup jobs can be re-configured any number of times as per the user’s needs
Near CDP (Continuous Data Protection) Tick Incremental backup can be scheduled every 15 mins to ensure RPO < 15 mins
Changed Block Tracking (CBT) Tick Only the blocks which have changed since the previous backup are tracked and the changed blocks are alone backed up in the successive backup
Forever incremental Tick After the successful full backup, only the incremental backups will be taken thereafter
Advanced Reverse Incremental Tick Vembu’s in-house file system-VembuHIVE reduces the I/O latency by virtually merging the incremental backups and retaining it as synthetic full backup for every recovery point
Retention Policies (Basic) Tick Provides the flexibility to retain upto 99 daily merged recovery points for data archival and management
Retention policies (Advanced- GFS) Tick With this functionality, you can manage recovery points that span years with multiple merge combinations using daily/weekly/monthly merge options
Backup persistent data Tick Changes that are made during the quick boot session are stored as persistent data and can eventually be recovered during permanent restore
Recovery
Bare metal Recovery Tick Tick Recover the backed up image data to a new hard-drive using Vembu Recovery CD
File Level Recovery Tick Tick Individual files and folders can be easily recovered from the image backup instead of restoring the whole machine
Quick VM Recovery to VMware Tick Tick The backed up image data will be instantly booted on ESXi host
Quick VM Recovery to Hyper-V Tick Tick The backed up image data will be instantly booted on Hyper-V host
Quick VM Recovery to KVM Tick Tick The backed up image data will be instantly booted on KVM host
Disk Management Mount Tick Tick Auto attach the backed up image data (physical or virtual machine) on the disk management of local machine through the Vembu virtual drive
Instant Granular Recovery for Microsoft Exchange Tick Tick Browse, search and restore the individual Exchange items such as emails, calendars, contacts of users directly from the backed up data using Vembu Universal Explorer
Instant Granular Recovery for Microsoft SQL Tick Tick Restore the individual databases or tables using Vembu Universal Explorer without restoring entire machine
Instant Granular Recovery for Microsoft SharePoint Tick Tick Restore the SharePoint sites and documents using Vembu Universal Explorer without restoring entire SharePoint machine
Instant Granular Recovery for Microsoft Active Directory Tick Tick Restore the user roles and other AD objects using Vembu Universal Explorer without restoring entire AD machine
Cross platform Migration (P2V) Tick Tick The backed up image data can be migrated to the hypervisors such as VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V
Disk/Partition Recovery Tick This option lets you restore backed up machines at disk/partition level in servers
Persistent boot Tick The changes made on the Quick booted VMs will also be tracked and backed up. The changes can be included or excluded during permanent recovery
Management
Web based management console Tick Tick The backups are configured and edited from a single web console
Reports and email notifications Tick Tick Status report of all backup schedules will be available in a single page and the same can be emailed to users
Multiple storage location Tick Tick Storage devices of any file system that include local, SAN, NAS, DAS can be used for storage
Scale out storage repository Tick Tick Based on storage utilization the storage devices can be easily scaled out
In-built Compression & Deduplication Tick Tick Backed up data is stored on the backup server after compression and deduplication to manage storage storage efficiently
End-to-End encryption Tick Tick The backed up data is encrypted against threats using AES-256 bit encryption algorithm
Bandwidth Throttling Tick Tick The bandwidth of the backup job can be throttled to reduce the network traffic during peak production hours
Automated Backup Verification Tick Verify the recoverability of the backed up images and screenshot of the booted Image backup will be mailed to administrators
OffsiteDR Replication Tick The Backed up data will be replicated to an offsite location for Disaster recovery
CloudDR Replication Tick The Backed up data will be replicated to Vembu Cloud for Disaster recovery
Tape Backup Tick Implement 3-2-1 backup strategy by archiving the Windows Image backup to tape libraries greater than LTO-3 as a secondary backup
WAN Acceleration Tick Only the compressed, encrypted and deduplicated blocks are sent offsite for replication, resulting in a significant decrease in the amount of data transfer

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