We performed a comparison between Commvault Complete Data Protection and Veritas NetBackup based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Commvault Complete Data Protection finishes slightly ahead of Veritas NetBackup. Commvault can handle the most complex and most demeaning environments effortlessly. Users feel it is easy to use, offers a wide range of workloads, and is very scalable. Users say Veritas NetBackup is lacking some basic features with the GUI, such as manual label of the tape library.
"With the use of the cloud, the solution is easy to learn."
"The solution includes the best compatibility metrics for integration and they are managed by Google support."
"The most valuable feature is Commvault's coverage. It has wide coverage to back up every data center environment. The product can back up OpenStack, OpenShift, and competitive solutions don't have this feature. Commvault can handle backing up any virtual workload or enterprise application."
"We switched to Commvault because we were looking to centralize management. This reduced IT administrator time as well as providing stability and reliability for data backups in a single console."
"The solution is very stable and offers a good level of performance."
"We can go from one page to another page, from office backups to VM backups, or applications like secret backups. So everything can be configured or restored from a single pin."
"The rate of duplication is great."
"We recommend this product for people who are running the Oracle Virtualization Manager."
"I like the virtual server backup."
"I think this is the best backup solution that we have. It is very good for the infrastructure."
"The product is stable and reliable."
"The most valuable feature is flexibility."
"The solution is stable."
"It covers all kinds of different architectures. Plus, it's very user-friendly and it is very reliable"
"This is a product that has been on the market for a while and they have mastered the backup process, especially when backing up to tape, for most environments."
"There's a very nice central console for the administration of all of the instances."
"In an upcoming release, the reports could be better."
"The initial setup was complex."
"We do not use Command Center, but we are using CommCell Console. We're navigating and manipulating the entire environment by using CommCell Console, and we are comfortable with it. We didn't find Command Center user-friendly. We found it a bit difficult to use. It decreases the efficiency of the tasks to be performed. It was probably implemented as a centralized application to manage all environments, but it was probably not a good idea. I and my colleagues across the globe are comfortable with using CommCell Console rather than Command Center."
"When you deploy Complete Data Protection for past services, it's more complicated because you cannot directly back up from the previous service host. We have to build a proxy server, like a middleware, to directly access the past database server. It's complex and hard for beginners to figure out."
"Commvault is a rich system that might scare somebody the first time they see it because it feels so huge."
"Our customers complain that this is a difficult product to manage."
"They need to integrate configuration screens or videos (free training courses, webinars, demos) so that engineers with little experience can fully exploit the features that are offered or managed within the license that was acquired, and thus have better quality and completely satisfactory experience."
"The deployment process should be simplified because it is not something that just anybody can do."
"The user interface could improve, it seems a bit out of date."
"The product could improve the user-friendliness and comfort of its environment, especially for those unfamiliar with it."
"The solution could improve by having a feature to backup iSeries workloads."
"In regards to protecting the physical servers with parameters, it's a long and difficult process."
"It would be better if it had a cloud integration feature. I would like to use a single product for the cloud instances and the on-premise instances. The price could also be better."
"NetBackup's reporting features are a little poor."
"We would like the Java console to be updated."
"What needs to be improved in Veritas NetBackup is its interface, e.g. they should make it more user friendly. Scalability for this product could still be improved, particularly its hardware appliance scalability."
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Commvault® Complete Data Protection is a data protection and information management solution that runs on a single platform with a unified code base. Commvault enables companies worldwide to protect, access, and use all their data, anywhere and anytime, turning data into a powerful strategic asset. Commvault provides the resources and expertise to accelerate the return to normal business operations after a data loss event or an attack.
After installing the Commvault software, the data is processed by the agent software on client computers and backed up through the “MediaAgent” (Commvault’s data manager) to a hard disk or to cloud storage. All activity in the environment is backed up by a centralized server. Commvault users can then access the protected data using web browsers from desktop or mobile devices. The Commvault software is available across both cloud and on-premises environments.
Commvault Complete Data Protection Features:
With Commvault, users can easily back up, restore, archive, replicate, transfer, and search data. Commvault offers its customers:
Reviews from Real Users
Commvault stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of the major ones are its backup, recovery, and data protection features as well as its centralized management.
Sheron B. a systems engineer at PAREXEL International Corporation writes, “I like that you have complete hooks into and total control of your data. The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform.
PeerSpot users note the effectiveness of Commvault. An engineer at a tech services company writes, "When it comes to recovery, Commvault is undeniably one of the best technologies out there. It's got all the different granularity levels that a business requires to get your information back to production. For example, we have their commission discovery, individual items recovery, mailbox recovery, databases, and different tables. Some databases can be recovered individually. This level of granularity enables us to get the most value out of the product."
Veritas NetBackup is an enterprise-grade backup and recovery software solution. NetBackup securely restores and backs up files, raw partitions, and directories on a server known as a media server. A server protected by NetBackup is referred to as a NetBackup client. During the backup process, the NetBackup client sends the data through the network to the NetBackup media server, which chooses the appropriate storage media as the backup point.
Veritas NetBackup is a trusted enterprise backup solution that integrates with many of today’s popular databases, such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Linux, Unix, and Microsoft operating systems. The solution is able to backup data to tape, disc, and public clouds and keeps the popular Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware hypervisors safe and secure.
Veritas NetBackup Features
Reviews from Real Users
Mahdi B., Solution Architect and IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Processing, says, “Veritas integrates well with the cloud, all databases, all operating systems, all hardware, and all software. Veritas also has solid malware and ransomware protection features. From time to time, we face a new kind of attack, and Veritas has always proven to be the best protection solution for some of my customers. Our customers who have faced ransomware attacks were able to recover their data in less than one day without any stress. Veritas is ransomware resilient and because of its implementation, it is not dependent on the operating system to work. Most of the functions of the Veritas software are isolated from the operating system and it's not dependent on the operating systems involved. This is very important. When some of our operating systems are infected by a virus, Veritas still works perfectly and protects our data. This feature is very well implemented in Veritas NetBackup.”
A PeerSpot user who is a General Manager at a comms service provider relates, “Veritas enterprise has many agents who perform the backup, whether it is a consistent backup or recorded backup. The solution has everything from the snapshot to the multiple database agents.”
Mir-Ali, Infrastructure Manager - Oracle SCM at a financial services firm, shares, “It covers all kinds of different architectures. Plus, it's very user-friendly and it is very reliable. Reliability is the most important thing because once the backup is done, if it is successful, then we're sure that it was successful and we will be able to restore it.”
Commvault Complete Data Protection is ranked 4th in Backup and Recovery Software with 40 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 41 reviews. Commvault Complete Data Protection is rated 8.4, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Commvault Complete Data Protection writes "Can easily restore data in a disaster recovery scenario". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup writes "Is especially flexible for tape environments". Commvault Complete Data Protection is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup, Metallic and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas Backup Exec, Azure Backup and Dell NetWorker. See our Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. Veritas NetBackup report.
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Veritas doesn't have manual labeling of the tape library via GUI, Commvault somehow created a backup destination other than what I assigned it. Data consistency for the backup for both the software is good, I have successfully tested and recovered data from VM consistent backup and app consistent backup using both the software.
There is no decisive factor, trying all of them and finding the most suitable one for your data center would be a viable decision.
Veritas NetBackup is more logical and it's easy to understand the technicality behind the product. It has its own logs as per process, daemon, most error codes are self-explanatory, have a central catalog, better GUI and better integration with most of the DB's round the arena.
Commvault can boast about its robust architecture, its global dedupe feature right out of the box (without any additional license), much better reports, has a better way of handling data and all products are under one license umbrella.
Veritas NetBackup is mostly comfortable with tapes, has a better multiplexing and multi-streaming logic, less complexity in creating policies and good advanced CLI.
So if you want robust software with some brainstorming logic (like data readers, streams, global dedupe storage policy, data aging and many more) at a lower cost, then go for Commvault.
If you want a good GUI, less complexity and a product that can derive maximum juice out of the tapes with a hefty cost then go for Netbackup.
In the end, both products are good and will give you good sleep at night. :)
Both have their place. I am not telling you which one is the best for you-- as I am not familiar with your infrastructure. I can, however, tell you that Commvault is the best and only choice for us.
Their reporting and granular features are far superior to the current options from Veritas. The methods and detail that goes into constructing your backup environment with Commvault will reflect not only your results- but the pride you take and the confidence you receive knowing that you made this choice. I have used both solutions and can speak methodically and accurately about both companies and their offerings.
SAN backups are more fluid and available with Commvault. Your VM environment will be impeded much less performance-wise snapping from the SAN level. Commvault does this -- perfectly. I will say that veritas is fiscally an easier choice as their ROI seems to be shorter than Commvault. But in the long run, it evens out. In the beginning - the amount of work and tasks required to complete your Commvault setup is far greater. But you will have a more rounded solution with more options for retention and proper data aging. I could go on. If you would like to know more let me know.
Again, I don't know your environment or what is required for retention. Backing up your business is one of the most important things you can do. And both offerings provide that. So either choice would be a good choice.
Kindly be informed that I have experience with NetBackup which I recommend and see that it is the best solution.
In evaluating the two you need to take into account functional requirements, flexibility, simplicity, cost of deployment and cost of management. The magnitude of your environment, and how fast you are going to grow, should also be considered. Some solutions are designed for large enterprises and the cost associated may be worth it. You will also need to take into account how much your team can handle, and what you may need to outsource to a managed service provider. Find the value-added partners in your area and ask them to provide you with information you need to make the decision. Don't forget to ask them to sign NDA's.
Here are a few of the things you'll want to keep in mind while evaluating a solution:
- Does the solution support all of your applications? Gather as much information as you can about the number of servers and virtual servers, and the applications you are running, both on-premise and in the cloud.
- Do you have any cloud or data center hosted applications that also need backup services?
- Do you have any regulatory requirements that affect how your data is handled? (SEC, GDPR, HIPPA, etc)
- Will your backup be a full backup, or will each backup be incremental to the one before?
- How often can you set up a backup, and will it impact operations?
- How many backups do you need, and what space will that consume?
- How is data mapping handled?
- How does recovery work?
- How long will it take to restore?
- Does your backup solution have a backup?
- How are upgrades handled?
- Do upgrades affect previous backups or the restore process?
- What premise and cloud solution options are available?
- What happens when you grow? Will getting the next bigger solution be an easy transition or a complicated project?
- What is the impact on your staff for either premise or cloud solutions?
- How can you validate the backups for either premise or cloud solutions?
It's hard to tell the first ball that is the difference between the two systems. It is best to do a little research, read customer experiences, or look at your real needs.
We didn't use Veritas backup, we did some other vendors, but we still decided on Commvault because of some of the functionalities that are important to us and that give us the ability to expand the system. It may be best to tell us what your needs are, whether on-premise is the solution, or do you need a cloud solution. What I think the biggest difference is that with the CV solution you have the ability to control the whole system (SQL, end user, File Servers, VM, etc) from one place. Also, end users can do most of the things themselves, without hiring an admin.
Commvault is more complete and more efficient.
I would recommend Commvault.
Go for netbackup if you have only vmware and onpremises , go for commvault if you need o365 ,slack and teams backups .
Go for netbackup if you need proper method of troubleshooting , netbackup logs all the errors in the respective files and folders , go for commvault if you want a robust backup tool that need to check minutely at the time of implementation .
Go for netbackup if you want to spend extra bucks for reporting and go for commvault if you want readymade report.
Netbackup is device dependent dedupe tool but commvault is a sofware dependent dedupe tool .
I am a netbackup guy.