Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Vembu BDR Suite Free Edition

I have been associated with Vembu as a Blogger for more than two years and have seen some great enhancements in the overall product portfolio, be it the Vembu BDR Suite or Vembu Cloud Services there has been a lot of new features and functionalities that has been added in every release while working parallely with vendors and following their release cycle. I have already dedicated blogs covering some of these features and what’s new with Vembu BDR here is the link for your reference Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0 is now GA.

Dedicated this article to talk about the New Vembu BDR Suite Free Edition which offers backup and recovery for both virtual and physical environment without any hidden costs. Vembu BDR Suites comes with a 30 days of free trial with no restriction in terms of available features and post 30 days we can opt out for free edition to continue using the features with some restrictions or we can purchase license as required.

Free VMware Backup

Suitable for those businesses, that do not have sophisticated data protection systems, Vembu VMBackup provides an exclusive Free Edition for VMware environments where the user can take unlimited agentless VMware Backup hosted in VMware ESXi host (6.5, 6.0,5.5,5.1) and vCenter server (6.5, 6.0, 5.5, 5.1 and 5.0) at zero cost. It also Supports multiple VMware transport modes like Direct SAN, HotAdd and Network based (NBD & NBDSSL). VMBackup automatically analyses and chooses the appropriate transport mode to improve the VM data transfer rate.

Vembu offers free Hyper-V backup using their proprietary driver to protect the production VMs running on the Hyper-V environments (Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V 2016, 2012 R2, 2012 and 2008 R2) by taking consistent snapshots of the VMs having highly transactional applications like Exchange, SQL, Active Directory and SharePoint using Microsoft VSS writer and truncate the transaction log files during the backup job.

Vembu’s Free Windows Server Backup will protect the entire Windows Servers machine including operating system, applications and data at zero cost. Vembu ImageBackup uses application-aware technology to take a consistent backup of the windows server machine running the Microsoft application like Exchange, SQL Database, Active Directory and SharePoint.

Vembu Image Backup offers comprehensive Backup and Disaster Recovery solution for Windows Desktops and Laptops at FREE of cost. It backs up entire system image or individual volumes of Windows Desktops and Laptops. During system crash or any major disaster, Bare-metal Recovery (BMR) helps to recover the backed up Windows machines into same or different hardware.

Backing up workstations is as important as backing up a server ,Data loss in a business may happen due to any of the reasons like system crash, hard disk corruption, power interruption, improper shutdown, accidental file deletion,A data loss in these workstations may badly affect the productivity of a business. Vembu File Backup of workstations using Vembu Network Backup can help to backup unlimited files, folders and applications of the workstations with no restriction on size of files and folders.

Free Vembu Universal Explorer

Vembu Universal Explorer instantly recover the individual Microsoft application items from the backed up data. Be it physical or virtual machine data, Vembu Universal Explorer recovers application items from Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL and Active Directory without restoring the entire VM backup and disk image backup. Vembu has turned down all the difficulties faced by an IT administrator in restoring the Microsoft applications and related items through Vembu Universal Explorer. It provides an easy-to-use and intuitive UI, so the user can browse the required application items easily from the backed up data without any complication and restore to live application servers or download them into specific formats.

Vembu Recovery CD eases up Bare-metal Recovery process by restoring the backed up image data of the source disk or partition to the same or new hardware. The backed up image data of a physical or virtual machine stored in BDR server can be restored to a physical machine by using Recover entire disk or a partition option from the Vembu Recovery CD. This can be done by downloading the virtual disk file (VHD/VHDX) and configuration file of the backup from the BDR backup server and restoring them through Vembu Recovery CD.


  1. Apart from providing free backup solution for both virtual (VMware & Hyper-V) and Windows servers, Vembu also extends support to native tape backups for implementing the best 3-2-1 backup strategy and a better DR plan as well.

    1. Agreed It's Indeed an option for Long-Term Archival and Offsite storage