"The compare feature is the most valuable piece of it."
"It is not like a traditional ETL, but it gives quite a lot of flexibility."
"Its arrays are powerful enough to handle migrations even when the replication is happening in the background, without causing any trouble with the ongoing traffic."
"The dedupe and compression are pretty extreme. On disk, we're getting dedupe rates of up to 65 percent of data and compression of 34 percent. When you go to the cloud, it's more like 76 percent for dedupe and almost 50 percent for compression."
"Data deduplication and replication would be the top two features. The encryption and cloud tiering are also attractive for the future."
"QoreStor has helped us to reduce our backup storage requirements on-premises. We've been using the same devices for quite a while, and so it lets us keep using them as opposed to having to rip out all that hardware and create a new on-prem solution. The advantage here is even if we had to retire the hardware tomorrow, the QoreStor part doesn't change. We just have to have additional hardware and put the solution back on whatever hardware we pick and it'll do the same thing."
"Deduplication is the most valuable feature. It saves us a lot of space. When we back up 100 terabytes of data, after dedupe, it only uses maybe five to six terabytes for the disk space in QoreStor."
"The features we use for the data deduplication are nice because we're able to back up a much larger amount of data, yet it doesn't necessarily take up that much data on the devices."
"It should have a few more monitoring functionalities."
"The documentation can be laid out better to make it easier to find things, and I really wish there was built-in support for changing passwords. Some features don't work as advertised for the platform/repository database, and HVR is not always the fastest at getting results."
"HVR Software's technical support could be improved. Whenever we log a case, the response that we get from the support is a bit delayed."
"They need to increase their maximum capacity. Other than that, they're doing a pretty good job."
"The setup of the software is definitely not the easiest thing. I worked a lot with Quest engineers, especially in the early days when we were first testing it and trying it out. I actually had some of the developers working with us at one point because they were going through these point releases, and I was having trouble getting it to work in this S3-compatible situation. We got it all working eventually, but setup is definitely not the easiest thing in the world."
"The management interface is in need of improvement. The graphical user interface (GUI) for the web management tools appears clunky, and not super intuitive."
"In terms of improvement, we would like to have an Air Gap feature to prevent a virus from attaching to something. So that when we don't do a backup, we want the QoreStor to stay offline. It would be a nice feature to have."
"The installation could use improvement. The initial installation was a little touchy and it's not really user-installable. You have to have a connection to support to install."
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HVR Software is ranked 2nd in Data Replication with 3 reviews while Quest QoreStor is ranked 3rd in Data Replication with 5 reviews. HVR Software is rated 8.6, while Quest QoreStor is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HVR Software writes "Good stability and scalability, easy setup, and valuable compare feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest QoreStor writes "Multi-thread backups and snapshotting have eliminated the scheduling issues we had to deal with around backups". HVR Software is most compared with Oracle GoldenGate, Qlik Replicate, AWS Database Migration Service, Matillion ETL and Informatica Cloud Data Integration, whereas Quest QoreStor is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, DD Boost, ExaGrid EX Series and Veritas NetBackup Appliance. See our HVR Software vs. Quest QoreStor report.
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