Main Features

Storware Backup and Recovery is a data protection solution for virtual environments, storage, M365, and endpoints. It provides a centralized and automated solution for data protection. It can be deployed in minutes and start to protect your environment within hours.
Supported platforms and backup destinations

Supported backup platforms

Virtual Machines:

  • VMware vSphere
  • Microsoft Hyper-V / Azure Stack HCI
  • Red Hat Virtualization
  • oVirt
  • Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)
  • HPE SimpliVity
  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) with CBT support
  • XCP-ng with CBT support
  • Virtuozzo
  • Proxmox VE
  • Oracle VM
  • OpenStack (incremental backups for Ceph RBD-based environments)
  • libvirt hypervisors (KVM, PowerKVM, KVM for IBM z, Xen)
  • Scale Computing HC3
  • Huawei FusionCompute


  • Kubernetes (deployment-level protection for Persistent Volumes)
  • Red Hat OpenShift (deployment-level protection for Persistent Volumes)
  • Proxmox VE

Cloud solutions:

  • Amazon EC2
  • Google Cloud Platform / Google Computer Engine
  • Azure Cloud
  • Microsoft 365


  • remote file system (including NAS file shares)
  • Ceph RBD (with snapshot difference support)
  • Nutanix Files (with Changed-File Tracking)
  • Nutanix Volume Groups (with Changed-Region Tracking)


  • the generic backup mechanism for the custom backup processes
  • templates for commonly used applications


  • Continuous Data Protection for the Windows operating system

Advanced backup features:

  • Snapshot Management (Copy Data Management)
  • Snapshot consistent technology (quiesced/application-consistent snapshots or filesystem freeze)
  • Pre/post snapshot remote command execution on VM to enable operations such as database quiesce
  • Change Block Tracking (CBT) and Change file tracking (CFT) for faster incremental backups
  • VM disks exclusion option
  • Hyper-V direct transfer to the DataDomain (DD Boost API)
  • Backup schedules
  • Backup SLAs:
    • VM automatic policy assignment based on regular expressions and tags
    • backup job prioritization
    • multiple policy rules (with different scheduling and backup destinations) for the same protected object
  • Multi-node architecture:
    • scalability
    • automatic task load balancing
    • suitable for geographically distributed environments
  • Built-in Storware Backup & Recovery database backup

Recovery features

  • File-level restore using mountable backups
    • directly via a web browser
    • transfer to the remote host over SSH and WinRM
  • Backup mount - RAW disks shareable over iSCSI (for direct block-access to your backup data)
  • Recovery plans for automated Disaster Recovery
    • on-demand restore of multiple instances
    • automated schedules for recovery testing
  • Customizable networking and disk layout during a restore
  • Instant restore
    • Hyper-V
    • oVirt/RHV/OLVM instant restore
    • VMware instant restore
  • Individual disk recovery

Supported backup destinations

  • File-based:
    • A synthetic backup provider using XFS, NFS 4.2, or Dell Data Domain Virtual Synthetic Full (DD Boost API)
    • Any mounted file system (local or remote, especially GlusterFS for replication, CephFS, NFS, SMB, and many more)
    • Dell EMC Data Domain (BoostFS integration)
    • Rubrik Managed Volumes
    • Catalogic vStor
  • Object Storage:
    • Amazon S3 (with Amazon Glacier as a 2nd tier archive storage),
    • S3-compliant storage (IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, Scality RING)
    • Google Cloud Storage
    • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
    • OpenStack Swift
  • Enterprise-grade backup providers:
    • IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM)
    • Dell EMC Networker
    • Dell EMC Avamar
    • Veritas Netbackup
    • MicroFocus Data Protector
  • Built-in data deduplication with Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO)
  • Backup Copy - secondary backup destination to store data in more than one location
  • Pre/post backup destination access command execution to execute custom operations on external storage providers such as replication

Security features

  • Role-based access control (RBAC) for administrative accounts
  • Audit-log for administrative actions
  • Customizable logging configuration for external SIEM support
  • Data-at-rest encryption for file system backup destination
  • Ransomware protection
    • Immutable Backup (XFS-based backup destination) that protects backup data from being encrypted by ransomware
    • Air-Gap Data Protection with:
      • Rubrik Managed Volumes
      • Catalogic vStor
      • isoLayer - using remote Red Hat linux based host and NFS

Other features

  • Web-based (HTML5) central management portal
  • Advanced reporting
    • administrative portal
    • e-mail
  • Event notifications using e-mail, Slack, or custom API call
  • Command Line Interface (CLI_ for advanced administrators
  • Open API for 3rd party software integration (REST API)
  • LDAP authentication
  • OpenStack Horizon plugin
  • oVirt/RHV/OLVM console integration