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