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 utilizes 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 on VM level and host level
Near CDP (Continuous Data Protection) Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Ensures lesser RPO with the incremental backups that can be scheduled every 15 minutes
Changed Blocked 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 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 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 the VMware backup to 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 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 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 an ESXi host
Persistent boot Tick The changes made on the Quick booted VMs will also be tracked and backed up. Include or exclude these changes while going for 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-256bit 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 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.

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 Hyper-V on Cluster Shared Volumes Tick Tick Tick Protect Hyper-V servers on Cluster Shared Volumes 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
VM/Disk exclusion Tickupto 3 VMs Tick Tick Exclude specific VMs/Disk(s) from being backed up, both on 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 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 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 also stored as persistent data and can eventually be recovered during permanent restore
Native Tape Backup Support Tick Store the backup data on Tape media’s for long-term archival
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 Backup 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-256bit 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

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