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N2WS Backup & Recovery for AWS Advanced Edition

N2W Software | 4.3.0

Linux/Unix, Ubuntu 22.04 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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16 AWS reviews

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14 reviews
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    Fahd M.

A reliable backup solution that meets SLA standards

  • January 14, 2019
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One of our clients in AWS needed a near-immediate recovery for all of their cloud. That's why we opted for N2WS Backup & Recovery, which recovers it in 30 seconds or sometimes even less.
How has it helped my organization?
One of our clients in AWS needed a backup solution that would enable them to have a reliable backups solution and that would meet or exceed their SLAs without causing a dent on internal resources. So after evaluating, they used N2WS.
What is most valuable?
The recovery time is fantastic and it's proven. Also, it lowers the cost by providing a simple interface.
What needs improvement?
More documentation would be helpful, especially some step-by-step documents for recovery scenarios. In addition, a seamless integration with on-premise third party backup solutions would be great.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
Its very stable and mature and utilized the cloud resources efficiently to do the job.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
Its a cloud product and scales pretty nicely.
What was our ROI?
I give this product a ten out of ten because of the ease of operation, and the actual cost.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
It was easy to purchase from the AWS marketplace. It is also very economical, and worth every penny.
What other advice do I have?

    Michael S.

Really good backup solution that suits AWS

  • October 16, 2018
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Leverages AWS resources to provide traditionally approached ideas to backups and automation. Really good, reliable and provides a traditional backup view into AWS resources.

    John Roeser

DEV\QA environments

  • September 25, 2018
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Allows me to restore EC2 instances to another account. Valuable feature for DEV\QA environments! We can stand up a fresh copy of production AT WILL!

    Food Production

Innovative Solutions

  • April 21, 2018
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best about the product?
The protection is comprehensive and flexible for snapshot management
What do you dislike about the product?
Customer Support often takes a long to to respond, but it manageable
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Making sure our cloud services are secure and manageable


Best Backup Solution I've ever used...

  • June 14, 2017
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To All:
I've used a lot of Backup Solutions in my career, and as you know you don't need backups till you NEED backups. In the past it's always been a crap shoot if the tapes are good and the restore will work. There is always that little bit of doubt!!!

With CPM I can sleep at night, we use it all the time and never have had any issues with restores. I love the file level restore ability that was added - it was not there when I first started using CPM.

We use CPM restores to create Test Environments with production like data for our dev/eng teams.

We use CPM as a major player in our DR strategy.

A really awesome product, love it!!!


    Jeff Strupp

Best Backup for the money

  • June 01, 2016
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In looking for a backup solution for our AWS environment we tried several vendors, but CPM was the best solution for us. It was easy to setup and intuitive to configure our Linux and Windows servers ( including vss ). What really sold us on the product was the great support we received while still using the product in trial mode - Uri was very responsive and thorough in his explanations of any issue we came across.


Backup and Recovery Ease

  • April 20, 2016
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As someone once said, "Backups are's the recovery that's the real test." They are exactly right. I got my first chance to do a Microsoft Windows server recovery (instance root restore) using the CPM product. The process really was quite straightforward and took only a minute to restore the instance back to a working condition. Would highly recommend giving the product a trial.

    Sete Brasil

Good backup tool

  • March 24, 2015
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Excelent to backup and recovery instances and volumes, even on different zones or regions .

I definitely recommend it .


Done and done, well mostly..

  • November 04, 2014
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The Cloud Protection Manager product provides an easy to use interface that enables you to backup and restore out of the box.

After spinning up our AWS infrastructure it became quite clear that managing snapshots for multiple volumes with many instances was not going to be something that would happen easily. We started off with some basic scripting to create nightly snaps that were scheduled via cron and another script that would remove the old snaps after X days. The largest issue came when we needed to restore a full instance and all of its respective volumes. In a disaster situation the number of steps needed to manually recover an instance combined with multiple instances immediately had us searching for a solution.

We had the requirement for the solution to be hosted in our infrastructure. We were not interested in leveraging a SaaS provider that had our credentials and remotely accessed the system. We came across CPM and immediately started a trial. Out of the box we were backing up and restoring systems without any issue. We have used the backups several times to help replicate PROD issues by restoring a full instance into a different VPC and Subnet with just a few click of the mouse.

The developers and support have been very responsive to our questions and have offered several suggestion to assist with our deployment. We have now converted to the Advanced edition and are quite happy with the speed at which we were able to get backups up and running with very little effort on our part.

Why not 5 stars? The major issue that we have is relating to the way scripts are handled to deal with databases and setting them into and out of hot backup mode. The functionality is there to do this but in a large enterprise with many DB servers the current solution does not scale well in our opinion. We are working around it with some external automation but we hope that this changes in the future. IN addition the ability to restore across AWS accounts is missing. This is important to us as we have multiple accounts to separate some functions and occasionally need to put a backup of a system in the other account. Currently we have to do this manually, again we hope that this is supported in the future.

    Nicholas Webb "Nick"

Best Tool To Manage Ad Hoc AWS Instance Backup

  • March 21, 2014
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Update 2/12/2015

Since the 1.5.0 update to CPM, all of our complaints have been answered, thus updating my review from 4 stars to 5.


For our clients we find ourselves managing a number of "Ad Hoc" AWS instances, and there aren't a lot of good solutions (or any) to keep track of snapshot backups. Sure we have scripts to do it, but we always find bugs and auditing is an issue and takes time. We've found on many occasions that our script failed to remove some snapshot, only to be found months later and costing us money. The time and headache involved was just not worth it.

By "Ad Hoc" I simply mean not fully automated, a one-off server. If you have a fully automated stack your backup needs are probably much less, but again for us we have many specialized servers and need traditional style backups.

Not finding any solutions, we considered writing our own more robust script/application, but then we found CPM, and I'm very glad we did. It does everything we need and keeps everything nice and neat, and it allows our clients to login and check on backups as well, if they so choose, something we would have never had time to implement in our own system. VSS backups for Windows instances is a nice add-on as well.

This really is the only product out there to manage AWS backups and it will meet your expectations.

There aren't any strong negatives to this product, but it is clearly a version 1.x product. All the key features you need are there, but there are missing "nice to haves" that you may miss. One of these for us is the "managed accounts" feature. These accounts let you give customers or other departments their own account, but right now there is no way to see their backups on your dashboard from an admin account, you must login with the same user/password as "managed account" to see this. Not a showstopper for us.

Finally, the support staff for N2WS has been great. They always respond to support requests very quickly and have helped us through any problems we have encountered with the product. They also have been very helpful letting us know what new features and fixes are in the pipeline.