SolarWinds Backup Features

SolarWinds Backup

Cloud-first data protection service

4.63/5 (24 reviews)

SolarWinds Backup Feature Summary

  • Backup scheduling
  • Storage quantity control
  • Local server options
  • Remote server options
  • Web access / restoration
  • Continuous recovery
  • Custom data archiving
  • File versioning
  • Security-focused storage
  • Bare metal recovery
  • Hybrid cloud recovery
  • Virtual disaster recovery
  • Virtual machine backups
  • Remote support
  • Monitor, track and access manage networks
  • Remote desktop monitoring
  • Encrypted online storage
  • Dashboard
  • Cloud recovery console
  • Archiving for long term data retention
  • Long term data protection
  • Layered security strategy
  • Backup accelerator
  • Minimum resource usage
  • Virtualization support
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Globally distributed data centers
  • Granular data selection
  • Centralized monitoring and reporting
  • Physical-to-virtual recovery
  • True Delta deduplication

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Activity Dashboard
Archiving & Retention
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Data Recovery
Data Replication
Data Storage Management
Desktop Virtualization
Disaster Recovery
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Alerts
Email Templates
Monitoring
Remote Control
Remote Monitoring
Resource Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Server Monitoring
Status Reporting
Uptime Monitoring
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Activity Dashboard
Archiving & Retention
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Data Recovery
Data Replication
Data Storage Management
Desktop Virtualization
Disaster Recovery
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Alerts
Email Templates
Monitoring
Remote Control
Remote Monitoring
Resource Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Server Monitoring
Status Reporting
Uptime Monitoring
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Activity Dashboard
Archiving & Retention
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Data Recovery
Data Replication
Data Storage Management
Desktop Virtualization
Disaster Recovery
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Alerts
Email Templates
Monitoring
Remote Control
Remote Monitoring
Resource Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Server Monitoring
Status Reporting
Uptime Monitoring
Visit WebsiteCompare App

SolarWinds Backup Feature Reviews

18 reviewers had the following to say about SolarWinds Backup's features:

Mark Chesher

It's a great Hybrid (local/remote) data protection product for SMB clients.

2017-08-24

Pros

Cloud Management Console includes great monitoring and alerting capabilities for entire customer base.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Kelly Woolsey

N-Central & SolarWinds Backup

2019-12-18

Solid file and database backup feature. Versioning is built into the product with customization of schedules and standardization across customer base is excellent.

Pros

This allows for centralized management from the RMM console and easy templating and monitoring of the backups themselves.

Cons

When compared to Veeam or other mature products it is lacking in features. However, direct apples to apples comparisons it does a very good job of file level and database level backups.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Mike Mueller

Simple And Effective Backup

2019-02-15

Common backup and rescue media is easy to create.

Pros

You own your own data. There are no storage limits which is an asset.

Cons

There are a few limits on the scheduling features but we have managed to work around them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Opeyemi Olaniyi

solarwinds review

2018-12-26

Pros

Branding of clients is one feature i find intriguing and useful plus the entire process is easy to do.

Cons

I am disgruntled by the fact that solarwinds backup does not allow for multiple backup sets and the inability to choose whether data is to be store locally or in the cloud is also pretty annoying

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Wayne Scoins

It's a great product which is fully supported 24x7 both by email and speaking with a live support.

2017-08-23

Pros

It's a great product for client with both large and small amounts of data. Easy to install and configure.

Cons

Not easy to setup if you want passing clients to run a free trial and download the software and create their own account without contacting someone in Administration.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Robert Wanjohi

Reliable data archiving and retrieval software

2018-06-08

There is worrying and complains over data loss in case of a shuttering cyber attack

Pros

There is a free software available for demo to enable the buyer make an informed decision to buy the product Its easy to install and use the software

Cons

In organizations that do not have secure foolproof mechanisms, an attack on their servers may lead to leakage of crucial and confidential information

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Solianny Antonieta Fernández Zaragoza

Complete and reliable backups with powerful additional features.

2018-05-13

Practical solution that provides a backup and recovery tool to prevent reconfiguration in the event of system failures.

Pros

It is very accurate in the creation of copies of the entire computer including user, application and configuration data, as well as the operating system, it allows the planning of common backups and creates rescue media that are necessary in case of incident with the workstations.

Cons

It has a wide range of configurable options so it is necessary to study your options calmly so that the data backup is reliable and adequate according to each requirement.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Anonymous
A verified reviewer

More than enough

2018-02-18

Pros

Backup and Recovery is very intuitive and easy to use, the support is always available to help you in case you face any issue. great set of features.

Cons

there is limitations on the scheduling feature, and while the interface is good it still needs some touches to make it perfect.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Brad Mousseau

Been using the product for over a year now for our MSP customers, works awesome.

2017-08-23

Local and remote backup for our clients with easy to use single pain of glass for problems.

Pros

Ease of use is the KEY to this software. Further you can use your OWN offsite dataVol, a lot of products force proprietary dataVols or their cloud storage.

Cons

Some scheduling limitations. Interface could use a couple "tweaks".

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
mark renwick

Simple

2019-02-21

Pros

very easy to understand through the use of the dashboard

Cons

it can be a bit cluttered on the dashboard.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)

Simple and Easy Backup Tool for MSP's!

2018-10-10

Coming from a backup provider where we continually experienced issues both with the product and support, it was a relief to finally not spent an hour or two a day resolving issues and/or working with support. This was defiantly a great solution to move to!

Pros

We like how it is VSS based, very simple to setup and run into very few backup issues.

Cons

One thing we wish it did is truncate the SQL logs while in Full Recovery mode.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Oliver Staunton

Brilliant backup

2019-03-17

Pros

backing up my work is very easy to do. the software is especially good with office 365. which i use a lot.

Cons

backing up takes a very long time. i don't know if it's my computer but it just takes so long.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Eli Person

Very solid, but expensive with some restoration hiccups

2019-06-05

The online backup option has decreased the amount of time spent working with clients to connect local backup drives.

Pros

Overall, Solarwinds Backup just works with little intervention needed. I was skeptical of what was promised by the sales people, but after using it, I was very impressed. The online backup function helps to ensure backups always complete if local hardware is disconnected or failed.

Cons

I have run into some problems that have delayed restores, but in each instance, support has been able to help restore the device successfully. It would be nice if there was a local only option for backups. The price of the product is higher than other options.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Mark Smith

Solid and reliable

2019-03-26

Pros

The best thing about this solution is that you don't have to babysit it much. 95% of our client backups work without a hitch. Never had any problems restoring from backups.

Cons

No built in tools for granular restore of mailboxes, You have to use powershell.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Bob Watson

Solar Winds Backup reasonable price a the secure backup

2018-11-20

Only thing I wish is that I wish it would be easier to move from the Solarwinds backup to the RMM Backup.

Pros

Once installed it just does the job. Often going several months without any issues in backing up the system.

Cons

Somewhat difficult to learn, but is logical and the support is good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Andrew Turano

Solarwinds Backup

2019-11-20

Fantastic product

Pros

Easy of install and setup, ease of Use, accuracy, recovery option

Cons

Lack of support SQL Server 2017, Difficult to review backup manage stats vs billed amounts

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Arjan Bor

Solarwinds backup made my life easier

2019-11-13

Pros

It is easy to setup and maintain and works mostly without any problems.

Cons

The portal is sometimes down due to maintenance.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more
Rick Morrison

Great backup product

2019-11-27

Great product, cost effective solution.

Pros

Software is easy to use, set up, and administer.

Cons

1. Inability to RESTORE to "another location" OTHER than the local C: drive of the computer you are administering from.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Read more