Vembu BDR Suite Free Edition

I case you haven’t notices Vembu released a free version of their BDR (Backup, recovery & disaster recovery) software a while ago. The feature set in the free edition is very rich and focuses on the backup and restore part.

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It is the same software and installation in the free version as with the paid version apart from license management since the trial license gets converted into the free version automatically when the trial period ends. So really simple to get going.

There are some features missing, listed below for VMware & Hyper-V, in the free version which is expected and some features allows for 3 VMs to be included vs unlimited in the paid version.

  • VM Replication (VMware)
  • Failover & Failback (VMware)
  • OffsiteDR Replication (Hyper-V & VMware)
  • CloudDR Replication (Hyper-V & VMware)
  • WAN Acceleration (Hyper-V & VMware)
  • Vembu BDR360 for centralized backup server management (Hyper-V & VMware)

And as always when making a design decision (HW, feature, software and so on) make sure you evaluate based on your requirements.