Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1142
  • Last Modified:

Vembu Backup Software for VMWare

Hi,
 
 I am testing Vembu Backup Software for my VMWare server, partly because of the low cost.
 Is anyone using it or has used it before? If so, I would like to get your opinion.

Thanks.
0
sglee
Asked:
sglee
  • 7
  • 7
1 Solution
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's basic and works, you may also want to consider

VMExplorer
http://www.trilead.com/

Nakivo
http://www.nakivo.com/
0
 
sgleeAuthor Commented:
How would you compare VMExploere and Nakivo to Vembu?
I originally wanted to go with Veeam software, but they are pricy and the salesperson was arrogant acting like that they control the market share.

Is there a way to buy Veeam thru Ebay or any other channel instead of dealing with their resellers?
Is Veeam that much better than anybody in the market?
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Veeam does have the market share but its getting smaller.

VMexplorer does what it says on the tin its inexpensive form of backup unlike Veeam with lots of bells and whistles you may never use.

Naviko new kid on the block catching Veeam fast.

Depends what features you want there are now about 20 different Backup vendors.

It's only available through Resellers
0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

 
sgleeAuthor Commented:
I have one VMWare box to backup. All the virtual machines in VMWare server is not "Mission Critial". We have File Server to store files/exchange. All I want is to have a backup of each Virtual Machines in case something catastrophic events occur (like RAID failure resulting in loss of data or OS in a virtual machine gets corrupted).

Having said that, what would you recommend?
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If budget is your issue:-

VMExplorer
http://www.trilead.com/
0
 
sgleeAuthor Commented:
OK. I will download VMExplorer and try it out.
I will post the result next week.

I currently have Vembu installed on the backup computer. Is that ok to leave Vembu and install VMExploere on the same computer?
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes should not be an issue here, just try not to submit two backup jobs at once from different products to backup VMware vSphere!
0
 
sgleeAuthor Commented:
VMExplorer@Andrew,
 
  I downloaded a trial version of VM Explorer. I liked the simple interface very much. I manually backed up two virtual machines from a VMWare host successfully. But I don't see an option where you can pick the entire host and backup all existing VMs in the host all at once. Also I did not see "RESTORE" option either. Maybe because it is a "Trial" version?

 Anyway the price was also not that cheap either - > $700. Perhaps the biggest inconvenience would be the fact that the company is located in Europe and I am afraid that I would be struggling to exchange emails with them on support cases down the road.
 I tried that with a couple of European software companies and it is a NIGHTMARE.
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
How to Restore using VM Explorer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fkCnWUZtRg

try

Nakivo
http://www.nakivo.com/

or if you need to use an American Product, select an American Product,

or purchase the Best of the Bunch Veeam!
0
 
sgleeAuthor Commented:
@Andrew
I liked both VM Explorer and Nakivo in terms of simple user-interface.
Both was much better than Vembu.
The downside of VM Explorer is "tech support" due to the fact that it is overseas company.
Nakivo has an office in US, so it is comforting.
I set up the backup schedule in Nakivo today and if it works well (backup & restore), I think I will go with Nakivo.
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's a good product, and catching Veeam!
0
 
sgleeAuthor Commented:
Having test NAKIVO Backup & Replication, I really like this. The design is very intuitive and logical. No learning curve there. They have support team living in US too. The price with 2 year support is < $500. On the other hand, VM Explorer is > $700 with support team in overseas and Veeam is much higher than any other product.

Thanks for your recommendations.
0
 
sgleeAuthor Commented:
I chose Nakivo and am very happy with it.

Thanks Andrew!
0
 
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Very good, it's a good product.
0

Featured Post

Configuration Guide and Best Practices

Read the guide to learn how to orchestrate Data ONTAP, create application-consistent backups and enable fast recovery from NetApp storage snapshots. Version 9.5 also contains performance and scalability enhancements to meet the needs of the largest enterprise environments.

  • 7
  • 7
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now