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We performed a comparison between BDRSuite and Veritas Backup Exec based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed BDRSuite vs. Veritas Backup Exec Report (Updated: March 2024).
757,260 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Its ease of use and price are most valuable. It is simple and straightforward. Someone who has never used any backup software will easily understand it from the first installation. It is that simple. Price-wise, it is much cheaper than its counterparts.""Vembu provides us with a way to instantly recover data. It offers instant data recovery through a local backup server deployed at the customer's site. We can quickly recover data either by copying it back to the main server or if the backup server is powerful enough, we can also directly start a virtual machine from the backup.""The most useful feature is that you can back up the virtual machines in different ways. You can back up from a vhost, and you can also back up from a Windows server. It doesn't matter what type of infrastructure or hypervisor is there. It's very flexible, which is its most useful feature for us.""We only use BDRSuite to back up two VMs in our current environment. It helps us with maintenance, monitoring, etc. We are satisfied with BDRSuite so far and plan to add a few more VMs in the future, including Citrix VMs and XenServer.""It has improved our business continuity.""The network solution is the most important feature, because we have our own backup server and are doing file backups for our customers.""Backup of the VMware server is the most valuable feature.""Their support is great. I think they work 24 hours a day. I get a very quick turnaround time from them no matter the day or time that I send them an email."

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"The flexibility is very good.""Good open file option feature, SQL agent, and EM agent.""The most valuable features of Veritas Backup Exec are the graphical interface, ease of management, and overall ease of use.""I like that Backup Exec integrates with Microsoft Exchange. We can retrieve backups from the email boxes.""The beauty of the solution is that you can rely on it. It offers a quick recovery time when it's backing up items. The way it recovers data is excellent.""We have never had any problem with storage and backups. It works very well and is a user-friendly solution.""Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries.""The solution was stable and reliable."

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Cons
"We have not been able to move our backups from one drive to another one. We can only create a storage pool. However, if we want to change a drive, it is not possible to delete one drive as long there is data on it. For this, we have to call the support. While they can solve this, it is not out-of-the-box.""In the beginning, when we had some hiccups, I would chalk that up more to a learning curve for the product.""I have had issues where it was working and then it stopped and I had to diagnose what had changed or gone wrong to get it back up.""There's a feature that does syncing with AWS Cloud backup online. It's not that straightforward to get it set up.""The phone [support] system is a negative five on a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst. They wanted me to leave a message. When there is a problem with the product and you call in, you want to talk to somebody or wait to talk to somebody, not leave a message.""Scheduling backups is challenging due to the poor quality of the UI.""I have not been impressed by the data compression of the backup images. They seem to take up nearly as much space on the backup drive as they do on the server.""The reports are at a basic level and there is room for improvement there. It only has historical reports and VM backup job-level reports."

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"The pricing is an area of improvement and the mode of marketing it.""Veritas Backup Exec could improve the analytics. If there were some more detail in our scan reports it would be beneficial.""In the future, their console should not be complicated.""Doesn't include disaster recovery.""The solution lacked local support, which became an issue for us and our customers. They needed to have more presence on the ground.""I have experienced some errors, such as failures, but there have not been very many.""The pricing of the solution is a bit high.""We've experienced some performance issues with Backup Exec. The backup jobs take too long to complete."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The product's pricing is a good value. Vembu is cost-effective versus using VMware Essentials. Regarding licensing, make sure you find the right workstation or server that you're going to install it on, and know the number of sockets it has, since the price depends on that."
  • "It is very cost efficient, effective. I’d say it's one-third the cost of Veritas when compared to the server backups. I even tried image backups on Acronis, but Acronis is very expensive. So these are some of the key reasons why I opted for it."
  • "We were able to take advantage of a promotional pricing campaign."
  • "The pricing structure is in line with other solutions. However, the option to replicate offsite to a unit at another office or at home is a big cost benefit. Instead of paying monthly for cloud storage, you replicate offsite for free."
  • "Pricing is fair enough. What was not clear enough in the documentation on the website was that that you're licensing per CPU socket and you are only licensing on the restore sockets, not the backup sockets. It's a bit technical, but it was very well explained during the demonstration that we had during the evaluation period."
  • "I prefer the way Vembu is licensed. When you look at Veeam or any other product, they price per node. Vembu is licensed per host. You just buy a host license and it backs up unlimited VMs within that host. The others charge per VM."
  • "Vembu is too expensive because they don't really have small-business pricing. This is a matter of personal opinion. They're going to tell you that they have competitive pricing because there are more expensive solutions in the marketplace, but there are better solutions in the marketplace that are more expensive. Their product is a better fit for small businesses, but they don't price it that way."
  • "The product's pricing is of good value. It was much more affordable than the alternative solution to it, which was Veeam. That would be the closest competitor, and between those two, Vembu was much more affordable. It seemed reasonable for what we needed to do."
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  • "Pricing is similar, but they don´t offer the same options/technology."
  • "If your company can afford it, go for it."
  • "Depending on the scenario, it can cost less than half of the price of other methods."
  • "It is cheap compared to the other backup technologies. It all depends on the requirements."
  • "I would like to see a better licensing model. They changed it and it's just horrendous."
  • "Veritas licensing is somewhat expensive. They have to decrease the price."
  • "We are satisfied with the price of this solution."
  • "It's a good price for the product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The best part of BDRSuite is how user-friendly it is and how it does not require any maintenance after the initial setup.
    Top Answer:BDRSuite is competitively priced. Businesses on a tight budget can still utilize BDRSuite.
    Top Answer:The initial setup process can be more simplistic and quicker.
    Top Answer:Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
    Top Answer:The product provides automated and faster data backup and recovery compared to other vendors.
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    Overview

    Vembu has ventured into the Backup & Disaster Recovery market in 2002. Since then, the only focus is on building a comprehensive data protection solution.

    BDRSuite is a Comprehensive & Cost-Effective Backup and Disaster Recovery Software for Small/Medium Businesses, Enterprise Businesses, and Service Providers. 

    BDRSuite is designed to protect data across Data Centers/Private Clouds (VMware,
    Hyper-V, Windows, Linux, Applications & Databases), Public Clouds (AWS), SaaS Applications (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace), and Endpoints (Windows, Mac).

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    Our solutions are extremely affordable and are ideal for businesses of any size, with a tight budget. 

    Businesses can save up to 70% on backup costs using BDRSuite compared to the Industry Leader. We offer 24/7 technical support.

    Download BDRSuite's 30-day Free Trial Here.

    PRICING DETAILS

    SaaS Backup starts at $0.40 User/Month (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace)

    Endpoints Backup starts at $0.45 Endpoint/Month (Windows, Linux, Mac)

    VM Backup starts at $1.8 VM/Month (VMware, Hyper-V, KVM)

    Server Backup starts at $1.8 Server/Month (Windows, Linux)

    Cloud VM Backup starts at $1.8 VM/Month (AWS EC2 Instance, Azure VM)

    Applications & DBs Backup starts at $1.8 Application/Month (Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, MySQL, and PostgreSQL)

    Veritas Backup Exec is a unified data backup and recovery solution designed for small to midsize businesses. The software offers data protection for customers whether the data exists in physical, virtual, or cloud environments. Its main purpose is to ensure your business-critical data is never at risk of being lost, stolen, or corrupted.

    Veritas Backup Exec Features

    Veritas Backup Exec has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Easy-to-use interface: With Veritas Backup Exec, the interface enables you to quickly track and monitor all backup and recovery activity.
    • Two-factor authentication: Veritas Backup Exec gives you the ability to layer security access with two-factor authentication, which also helps to prevent malicious code injection.
    • Extra protection: By using Veritas Backup Exec, your organization can seamlessly protect VMware, Microsoft and Linux platforms from the same user console.
    • Cloud data protection: Veritas Backup Exec offers deployable marketplace templates for both AWS and Azure as well as certified cloud connectors for all major cloud vendors.
    • Security and compliance: Veritas Backup Exec ensures your data is compliant in every location, in addition to protecting you from ransomware attacks.

    Veritas Backup Exec Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using Veritas Backup Exec include:

    • Scalability: As your data management needs grow, Veritas Backup Exec seamlessly scales to meet them.
    • Smart integrations: Veritas Backup Exec provides you with consolidated reporting of your entire data ecosystem via Veritas Usage Insights. The solution also protects SaaS workloads and applications, including Microsoft 365, Google Cloud, and Salesforce with NetBackup SaaS Protection. And it includes integration with Azure Site Recovery for instant cloud-based disaster recovery.
    • Desktop and laptop version: Veritas Backup Exec was built with geographically diverse workloads in mind. It offers automated endpoint data protection for both Windows and Mac.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Veritas Backup Exec users.

    An IT Network Analyst at a manufacturing company says, “The backup potential of the solution is very good. It's protected us in the past very well and allowed us to get up and running after an attack with minimal loss. As far as if we need to restore a file, the solution absolutely has improved the way our organization functions. It saves us a lot of time. We're backing up all of our servers with it.”

    PeerSpot user Masoud G., Senior Network Administrator at MapnaBE, mentions, “I prefer to use a tape library and Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries. So I prefer this software. It also has easy user and file recovery.”

    Kayode O., Chief Technology Officer at a tech company, explains, “This solution creates a differential backup to reduce storage requirements. This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it. Veritas offers granular restore, which is an option that many other solutions do not have. It allows you to restore, for example, a single SharePoint document, rather than an entire site.”

    Rowland G., Product Brand Manager at Epsidon Technology Distribution, states, “The one thing for the last 12 months which has been very good for Veritas was the instance-based license. This means that you're able to license per instance, not only per physical server. And also, the incremental backup which they introduced for virtual servers, where it makes it much quicker to restore, it just automatically is able to mount it back to the original backup. This makes it much quicker when you're doing the restore.”

    Sample Customers
    NASA, Intel, CISCO, PHILIPS, Atos, HEXAWARE, Motorola
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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company11%
    Retailer8%
    Non Profit8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Retailer23%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Government11%
    Retailer11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business65%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise16%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise39%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    BDRSuite vs. Veritas Backup Exec
    March 2024
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    BDRSuite is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery with 14 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery with 16 reviews. BDRSuite is rated 8.2, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of BDRSuite writes "Provides us with a way to instantly recover data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Supports synthetic backup and allows you to start virtual machines on the backup set and do multiple things in one backup configuration". BDRSuite is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Vinchin Backup & Recovery, Acronis Cyber Protect and Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Cyber Protect, Commvault Cloud and Veritas System Recovery. See our BDRSuite vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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