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 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)

  • SC//Platform

  • 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

  • Tapes

  • 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

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