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Question: What is the biggest difference between Veritas NetBackup and Commvault?
Answer: 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.
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Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. Veritas NetBackup
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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"When an interruption takes place due to an incident, the signaling and notification are very extensive.""The solution’s user interface for managing the on-prem environment is good.""Scalability, as well as stability, are a couple of important parts of this solution.""What I find valuable is restoring the complete server. Restoring files is also valuable, but I like restoring the server because you don't have to rebuild a new one.""The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of the applications that it can protect as well as the features inside of it, like deduplication and encryption. When people get their data encrypted, Commvault has a way to tell if somebody is being attacked through a cybersecurity threat because their data changes. So, Commvault has what they call honeypot files out there to look to see if anybody is changing these files. Only Commvault knows which files those are, so nobody should be messing with those files. If it changes, then it will alert you to say, "Oh, I potentially have somebody messing with my files." It will alert you to something going on in your environment that probably shouldn't be happening. We deploy that with all our customers so they have this capability as well.""We recommend this product for people who are running the Oracle Virtualization Manager.""Commvault is a very stable product.""Commvault gives us a single platform to manage and recover our data. Since we are a research organization, backup is one of the most critical parts of our IT operations and services. Internally, we run it as a managed service, and there is a single console that makes it easy for management to see the performance."

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"Deduplication is quite efficient. It is not a complex product. It is quite simple.""They are among the top in the world for backup and recovery.""It's a good product, it does what we want it to do.""The solution offers very good storage efficiency, so there's excellent compression and deduplication within the product that our clients really appreciate.""I like that it's enterprise-capable. It can handle multiple operating systems. It can handle multiple database types. It can handle a lot of different backup use cases. It's flexible.""The backup and restore functions are very valuable aspects of the product.""The main thing I like about NetBackup is CloudPoint. You can take a snapshot of the endpoint and back it up with CloudPoint. The data backups are the most important.""The deduplication feature is useful. Deduplication and compression features are what I like about NetBackup."

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Cons
"The deployment process should be simplified because it is not something that just anybody can do.""The most common feedback I get in terms of Commvault is that it can be complex. I always refer my customers back to their own environment. Almost everything that goes into Commvault is a request by a customer. While it can be complex, it can also be very simple. You just need to understand your environment in order to make sure that you really need to turn on that extra feature or thing inside of Commvault. Maybe you don't need those things. It really depends on how simple or complex your environment is, whether you need all of Commvault's features.""I would like to have a manager-level dashboard to review the backups. This is not from an administrative perspective where you can see the details of the execution. Rather, it would only show the percentage of completeness for each one.""It would be a bit unfair to say that it's complex, due to the fact that it supports so many different workloads, however, if there's anything that is a bit of a shortcoming, then it's the fact that there's a bit of complexity involved when dealing with the product.""There are two ways to use it and I prefer the web-based one over the app. I wish they were a little bit more matched in what they offer because the features aren't as available in the web-based interface as they are in the app.""With so many features, sometimes you cannot find what you are looking for in the interface and you have to dig into books online to find out how to solve an issue.""Sometimes the web page doesn't work. I don't know if it's an outage or if there is maintenance going on in the background. From time to time, Commvault will suddenly stop taking backups for some intervals.""This product is overly complex to operate and run."

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"The only pain point we have with this solution is the cost. It's very expensive. In fact, it's so expensive we are looking for other platforms. We want to move away from it in order to save our organization costs.""The restoration method and the compression ratio need improvement.""I do not really like NetBackup as it is coming from a mix of other software packages.""We had some issues with the hardware backup appliance.""It should be able to integrate with the cloud. If we leverage a cloud in the future for backup, there should be very fast help and more options for customers to choose from.""When the customer is using SaaS applications like Office 365, the integration falls short and needs to be improved.""The pricing could be improved, and the interface could be more intuitive.""The biggest additional features needed are more cloud capabilities and security from ransomware."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper."
  • "It is cheaper than Veeam."
  • "It was not very popular because of its previous cost, but they have been working on the pricing, and now anyone can afford to use Commvault. They changed the modeling criteria for their pricing. Previously, there was only the capacity modeling based on your content capacity. In this case, they would give you a license and you would have to pay it. Now, most of the environment is virtualized so you can have the best CPU, VMs, etc. You buy whatever you need and pay for what you need."
  • "We have checked some other products, but we are not testing them because price-wise, Commvault is better than the other solutions."
  • "We work with Commvault and a partner on our environment needs according to capacity, licensing, pricing, components, modules, etc. Additional costs depend on your backup needs."
  • "The licensing costs are determined on a yearly basis. It might be around $40,000 or $50,000. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "The price could always be lower."
  • "One of the issues with backup vendors is that they overprice, or overvalue their products."
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  • "If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less."
  • "My licensing model is based on capacity so as we grow, the price we pay increases and it becomes too expensive."
  • "Licensing fees are charged based on the number of CPU cores."
  • "We are happy with the pricing that we have, but it's expensive."
  • "It is very expensive. The licensing cost for this solution is on a yearly basis. It is approximately 50k. We will continue using it at least for the next year, but we are currently doing an analysis to switch to some other solution."
  • "Pricing is good, under our budget, and flexible."
  • "A better price would make this product more competitive."
  • "In terms of cost, it's not very good."
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    Ratnodeep Roy - PeerSpot reviewerRatnodeep Roy
    MSP

    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. :)

    MatthewMagbee - PeerSpot reviewerMatthewMagbee
    Real User

    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.

    Reda Hassan - PeerSpot reviewerReda Hassan
    Real User

    Kindly be informed that I have experience with NetBackup which I recommend and see that it is the best solution.

    Jules Trono - PeerSpot reviewerJules Trono
    User

    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.

    https://www.commvault.com/partners/find
    https://partnernet.veritas.com/portal/faces/PartnerLocator

    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?

    VladanKojanic - PeerSpot reviewerVladanKojanic
    Real User

    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.

    FrancoisLepage - PeerSpot reviewerFrancoisLepage
    Real User

    Commvault is more complete and more efficient.

    I would recommend Commvault.

    Armando Carlos Monroy - PeerSpot reviewerArmando Carlos Monroy
    MSP

    Both software are good. We have both in production environments, but we have more Commvault installations 'cause we use it for all kinds of backups.

    Ratnodeep Roy - PeerSpot reviewerRatnodeep Roy
    MSP

    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. 

    Questions from the Community
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    Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
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    Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
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    Commvault provides data protection. Their engine is ransomware-agnostic so ransomware doesn't compromise our backup data. Therefore, we can rely on their data protection to recover and back up our… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Assuming you have an onprem ecosystem which runs the VMware, physical systems on Win, Linux and Unix and run both traditional DB's and nosql DB's like mongo, then Netbackup (NBU) will be the right… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The most valuable feature from Veritas NetBackup is the data is very easy to backup. It is similar to VMware. They recently introduced a cloud feature that is useful.
    Top Answer: 
    The price of Veritas NetBackup is high, it should be reduced.
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    Overview

    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:

    • Data protection and security: Commvault protects and rapidly recovers data from ransomware attacks and other security breaches.
    • Data transformation: Commvault effectively moves and repurposes data across environments, enabling flexible data usage for management, testing, and other IT needs.
    • Data insights: Commvault provides its users with insights that can be used to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize and automate IT processes. Data insights can be applied to data protection to mitigate security breaches.
    • Manageable data environment: Commvault Command Center offers a dashboard for management of the entire data environment. Users can identify data for protection, monitor backups and restorations, and view analytics. Saved configurations and procedures reduce the load on IT staff.

    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

    • Cloud optimization: NetBackup offers intuitive multi-cloud intelligence to improve security and reduce costs. Users can experience lower TCO using integrated NetBackup SaaS Data Protection. Easily automate and develop DR to scale using DR rehearsals, single-click recovery, and custom scripts.

    • Automated processes: NetBackup produces a more sustainable, cost-effective cloud environment. Users are able to immediately recover what they want, when they want, where they want by way of a robust, efficient multi-cloud cross-platform recovery.

    • Cyber security: Easily recover important data with the latest intuitive cyber defenses. The solution protects against ransomware and malware with excellent clean, fast recovery. NetBackup’s process of Protect, Detect, and Recover offers some of the most intuitive aggressive cyber protection protocols to keep your organization safe at all times.

    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.”

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    Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
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    Buyer's Guide
    Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. Veritas NetBackup
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    598,116 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Commvault Complete Data Protection is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 53 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 65 reviews. Commvault Complete Data Protection is rated 8.4, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Commvault Complete Data Protection writes "Very good deduplication saves on storage space for us, making money available for infrastructure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup writes "Short-term recovery options help our clients easily get lost data back into production". Commvault Complete Data Protection is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup, Veritas Backup Exec and IBM Spectrum Protect, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Rubrik, Azure Backup and Dell NetWorker. See our Commvault Complete Data Protection vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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