Top 8 Backup and Recovery Software

Veeam Backup & ReplicationZertoRubrikCommvault Complete Data ProtectionNakivoCohesity DataProtectVeritas NetBackupAcronis Backup
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    It is cost-effective. A lot of times, people pick Veeam because of its price.Storage Snapshot is a good feature and very safe.
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    The way we can use checkpoints from each VM to restore them is an excellent feature, and the replication is great.The replication and recovery features are the most valuable... On two occasions, other departments in our organization reported issues with specific virtual machines. We used the checkpoint feature of the Zerto to enable the recovery of those machines to a point that was a few minutes prior to the problem.
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    The Live Mount feature is excellent; it's useful for the backup administrator and end user.The web-based approach is the most valuable feature.
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    The rate of duplication is great.With the use of the cloud, the solution is easy to learn.
  6. It can be quickly configured via web pages.The easy management and a good overview are the most important aspects.
  7. I like that Cohesity offers the chance to have data on-premises and on the cloud. All the data is automatically sent to the cloud. I found value in the instant recovery with DataMove. I found value in the protection group model for applying policies to VMs. And in the overall UI navigation and the way that the application is laid out in the web browser.
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  9. The Dedup and file storage is great.Backup and recovery software with great stability, and can support large-scale environments.
  10. The Acronis panel is user friendly and tracking backups across a number of different devices is great. Acronis provides prompts and reminders to users if certain files are not backed up.

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it_user571875 - PeerSpot reviewer
User

I'm looking for a breakdown of the major differences between these Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions:

1. Arcserve UDP

2. Acronis Backup

3. Veeam Backup 

4. VMware vDPA

it_user102333 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user102333Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to… more »
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 05 2022

Office 365 has built-in backup functionality, but some people recommend having a third-party backup. Is this necessary, and what solutions do you recommend for this?

Darrin Leboeuf - PeerSpot reviewer
Darrin LeboeufWe use a third party. AvePoint Backup for O365 & Dynamics 365. We evaluated… more »
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Ivan Monnier - PeerSpot reviewer
Ivan Monnier
Infrastructure Analyst at Whirlpool Corporation
Sep 03 2022

What is the best backup solution for a hybrid environment (VMware/AWS/GCP)?

SimonClark - PeerSpot reviewer
SimonClarkEveryone has recommended good reliable solutions, Rubrik, Veeam, Druva would be… more »
28 Answers
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 10 2022
Hi infosec professionals, We all know how security terms can be confusing and there are permanent discussions between professionals about simple ones. How would you describe the difference between cyber resilience and business continuity?  How do you achieve each of them?
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VladanKojanic - PeerSpot reviewer
VladanKojanicIt's simple: cyber resilience is the ability to prepare for, respond to and… more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot
Aug 08 2022

Hi peers,

There's a lot of vendor hype about enterprise backup and recovery software. What's really important to look for in a solution?

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

Tomas-Dalebjörk - PeerSpot reviewer
Tomas-DalebjörkThere are several things to consider: The ability to have the flexibility to… more »
151 Answers
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Why should businesses prioritize having a disaster recovery solution?  Do you have some real life examples of cases where disaster recovery was not in place, and what the ramifications were to the business? And vice-versa - what are some examples of cases where disaster recovery proved vital and...
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JohannFLEURY - PeerSpot reviewer
JohannFLEURYI’ve been working for big agro-company and multi-site for our different kinds of… more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot
Aug 21 2022
We’re launching an annual User’s Choice Award to showcase the most popular B2B enterprise technology products and we want your vote! If there’s a technology solution that’s really impressed you, here’s an opportunity to recognize that. It’s easy: go to the PeerSpot voting site, complete the brie...
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 02 2022
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Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
Chris Childerhose
Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
Jul 27 2022
Every Virtualization and System Administrator deals with having the ability to recover servers, files, etc. and having a Backup Solution to help with recovery will ease the burden. But how do you know which one is right for you? How would you go about choosing the right solution that will help ...
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 18 2022
Dear PeerSpot community members, Welcome to the latest PeerSpot Community Spotlight, where we sum up the most relevant recent postings by your peers in the community.  Check out the latest questions, articles and professional discussions contributed by PeerSpot community members!  Tren...
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 20 2022
Hi PeerSpot community members, This is a fresh-from-the-oven Community Spotlight for you. Here, we've summarized and selected the latest posts (professional questions, articles and discussions) by PeerSpot community members. Check them out! Also, please share with us your feedback and suggestio...
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Hi dear community members, Here we go again with a new bi-weekly Community Spotlight where we share with you recent contributions: articles, questions and discussions. Check them out below! Trending Cybersecurity Trends To Look Out For in 2022 Top 5 Network Access Control (NAC) Softw...
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Ravi Suvvari - PeerSpot reviewer
Ravi Suvvarivery good and valuable information
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Hi community members, Here we go with a new Community Spotlight. We publish it to help YOU catch up on recent contributions by community members. Trending What open-source HCI solution do you recommend? How much time does SSO save? What are the main technical differences between Microso...
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
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PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Hi community members, Here is our new Community Spotlight for YOU. We publish it to help you catch up on recent contributions by community members. Do you find it useful? Please comment below! Trending Top HCI in 2022 What are the main differences between XDR and SIEM? Articles Top ...
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Evgeny Belenky
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Hi community members, Spotlight #2 is our fresh bi-weekly community digest for you. It covers cybersecurity, IT and DevOps topics. Check it out and comment below with your feedback! Trending What are the pros and cons of internal SOC vs SOC-as-a-Service? Join The Moderator Team at IT Ce...
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Hugh - PeerSpot reviewer
Hugh
Freelance Writer – B2B Technology Marketing
Journal of Cyber Policy
On Saturday, May 8, 2021, major media outlets reported that Colonial Pipeline, whose fuel pipeline network supplies gasoline, jet fuel, and other petroleum necessities to over 50 million Americans, had suffered a ransomware attack and shut down its pipeline as a precaution. The disruption in supp...
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Hugh - PeerSpot reviewer
Hugh
Freelance Writer – B2B Technology Marketing
Journal of Cyber Policy
OVHcloud, Europe’s largest cloud services provider, suffered a devastating fire on March 10 at its facility in Strasbourg, in Eastern France. The fire destroyed one of four data centers at the site. As Reuters reported, the fire disrupted millions of websites, taking government agency portals off...
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JC Alexandres - PeerSpot reviewer
JC AlexandresThe never old IT adage ... backup, backup, backup.
Rory Shelton - PeerSpot reviewer
Rory SheltonBe prepared, an organization's existence could be the cost. 
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Vladan Kojanic - PeerSpot reviewer
Vladan Kojanic
Project Manager - Business Consultant at Comtrade System Integration
When the pandemic hit, we were forced to quickly adapt and find answers to questions we’d never asked ourselves before: how can we keep in touch with our colleagues when we’re not in the office? And how can we make sure we are still efficient while working from home? It quickly became apparent t...
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Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
Chris Childerhose
Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
Every Virtualization and System Administrator deals with having the ability to recover servers, files, etc. and having a Backup Solution to help with recovery will ease the burden.  But how do you know which one is right for you?  How would you go about choosing the right solution that will help ...
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Federico Lucchini - PeerSpot reviewer
Federico LucchiniGreat article. Also remember how important are datas in your company, I would… more »
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Backup and Recovery Software Topics

What are the 3 types of backups?

The process of data backup comes in three primary varieties. These three backup varieties are:

  • Full backup. This type of backup involves the backing up of every aspect of the data that a user selected. This includes such things as the user’s files, folders, SaaS applications, and hard drives. An advantage of this type of backup is that it is able to recover data at a relatively quick rate. The actual recovery of the data requires a minimal expenditure of time. However, it is not without its disadvantages. Due to the sheer amount of data that they are backing up, users are required to wait a long time before the process of backing up the data to be recovered later is completed. This method is relatively slower than any of the others. Additionally, it usually consumes more storage space than companies have allotted for them.
  • Differential backup. This is a specialized form of backup that enables users to restore and back up data at a much faster rate than a full backup. It allows users to back up any data that was changed since the last full backup. Users typically schedule a full backup and then schedule a differential backup on another day to back up any changes that took place between the two backups.
  • Incremental backup. This type of backup gives organizations the ability to conduct as many backups as they want. Incremental backups only back up the changes that were made to the most recent backup. When compared to the previous two backup types, this proves to be the quickest to complete.
What is the purpose of data recovery?

Data recovery is meant to protect an organization from suffering potential losses related to the loss of data. It ensures that an organization maintains the ability to restore any critical data that is lost for one reason or another.

What are the different types of recovery systems?

There are several types of recovery systems that users can choose to use when they suffer from a loss of data. These types include:

  • Bare metal recovery system. This recovery system type enables users to back up their entire systems, including their applications and data. A bare metal disk drive is used to make an image of an organization’s system, which can be used to quickly recover everything if their data is corrupted or lost. Users save a lot of time using this type of system and do not need to rebuild their systems from the ground up.
  • Online disk backup. This recovery type saves the data to a cloud server of some kind. It is a highly flexible, time-saving, and cost effective method. It enables users to constantly save their data so that there is little possibility of something being truly lost.

  • Continuous data protection. This recovery type backs the data up both to a location within the local area network and to an offsite location. It also takes a log of the backed-up data, which consists of various snapshots of the data. When using a recovery system of this kind, users can quickly recover their data.

How does backup and recovery software work?

Backup and recovery software function by either copying data and exporting it to a location where it can be accessed when it is needed, or by reconstructing the lost data so that it is returned to the state that it was in before it was lost.

What should I look for in backup and recovery software?

The requirements for backup and recovery tools, as well as their actual implementation and performance can vary widely. As architectures grow more complex, so too can the demands on backup and recovery packages. PeerSpot members comment on what selection factors are best to consider when looking at the purchase of backup and recovery solutions.

PeerSpot members cite performance as an important selection criterion for backup and recovery software tools. Reviewers explain that they want their backup and restore to be fast and easy to use. Instant recovery is prized. Users want a simple GUI, too. Many members put forth a powerful, simple idea, though, which is that backup success is all that counts – that no number of features can ever compensate for a failure to restore missing data.

Other members express a desire for reads that are nearly instantaneous. People want zero downtime backup. A good backup and restore solution should eliminate latency from long distance replication, making synchronous and asynchronous unimportant as descriptors. The backup system should also ideally ensure that all information is backed up continuously across multiple locations. The rationale for this requirement is the goal of providing fail over to get continuous high availability of operational systems.

The ability to perform backup recoverability tests in a virtual lab or on-demand sandbox is considered valuable, as are backup from storage snapshots, de-duplication and simple integration with all operating systems. Application specific selection criteria include item-level recovery for Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server and SharePoint. Members prefer software that can recover user-specific data such as a mailbox or a file server.

Backup and recovery has to map to specific architectural styles. For example, instant VM recovery is valued because it is known to help speed up recovery objectives (RTOs). Backup managers expect backup and recovery tools to offer useful and easy reporting.

Backup and recovery policies tend to overlap with data management and disaster recovery, which are separate work streams but often rely on the same tools. To this point, some PeerSpot members prefer software that provides long term archiving / retention options. For example, certain types of files can never be purged, by policy. Others want their backup tools used for replication for disaster recovery between data centers.

Features of Backup and Recovery Software

Backup and recovery software solutions typically offer users access to a wide array of features. These features include:

  • Malware protection. This feature enables users to protect backed up or recovered data from being attacked by malware. It will encrypt the data and keep it secure.
  • Storage reporting. Users can receive reports that allow them to keep track of how data is being stored.
  • Integrations with other solutions. These integrations make it possible for the backup and recovery software to utilize the features that other solutions have to offer.
Benefits of Backup and Recovery Software

Backup and recovery software can offer users various benefits. These benefits include:

  • Data security. Backup and recovery software solutions can toughen the security that keeps an organization’s data safe from being lost.
  • Cost control. Users gain the ability to control just how much money they will end up having to spend as a result of having suffered a loss of data. Investing in backup and recovery software can prevent costs from mounting if data is lost. A business can recover the crucial data that it needs in order to operate and make money. It can also stave off lawsuits stemming from the loss of customer data.
  • Ease of recovery and replication. Backup and recovery software solutions make the process of recovering and copying their data simple. Instead of having to rebuild their database manually, organizations can almost automatically recover and or copy lost data.
Buyer's Guide
Backup and Recovery Software
November 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Veeam Software, Zerto, Rubrik and others in Backup and Recovery Software. Updated: November 2022.
656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.