We performed a comparison between Dell Avamar and Veritas Backup Exec based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The solution is very stable."
"It works quickly and is very stable."
"Dell EMC Avamar is easy to work with and is user-friendly."
"It's stable and offers good performance."
"Effective in protecting the virtualization system and end points."
"The installation process is pretty straightforward."
"Stable and scalable backup and recovery software, with good technical support."
"The stability is okay."
"This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it."
"The implementation is straightforward."
"It's quite stable, and so far, we have had no technical issues with Veritas Backup Exec."
"I have found the overall features of the solution very good and there is the option to backup to the cloud."
"The initial setup is easy."
"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."
"The disk-to-disk paid backup feature is quite good, and file locking is a very important feature."
"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."
"The product could offer more integration capabilities."
"The reporting should be improved, as we currently have to use another tool for that purpose."
"If you need to pull data out of it to offload to tapes, that's messy. You have a mechanism for it, but it is painful."
"The stability could improve, a lot of scheduled backups failed at one time."
"It would be better if we could integrate easily with other platforms."
"Avamar cannot back up Nutanix as a virtual solution."
"It's very slow to backup and store information. It has two consoles and an application which are more difficult to use than a solution like Veeam."
"The solution could be a bit easier to use in the sense that they need to make it simpler to backup products and restore items."
"I would like to be able to create a restore task that can be scheduled so that the same restore action will be performed automatically."
"The pricing of the solution is a bit high."
"The solution lacked local support, which became an issue for us and our customers. They needed to have more presence on the ground."
"The solution could improve by having better documentation."
"It is currently missing the dynamic backup feature for virtual machines, which is available in NetWorker. I can create politics in NetWorker to add virtual machines with specific tags, but I cannot do this in Backup Exec, which is a minus point for me. Currently, a user has to send a request to the Backup administrator to add a machine to the backup, but I should be able to create rules to automatically add a new machine to the backup. This kind of functionality is very important in current times, especially when we are using cloud solutions. I should be able to create more than one stream in a policy and specify how many streams I want to run in parallel in one policy. Currently, I have to manually create more policies to backup more than one virtual machine at the same time. Their support can also be improved in terms of response time."
"The one thing which could be improved, which we have informed Veritas about, is the ability to plug in to the cloud. Meaning, instead of using local storage if we're backing up a small user or end user, we want to be able to make it so they can direct the backups directly to the cloud. It can't be done at the moment. We can only back up to the storage then replicate to the cloud, but we cannot use the cloud as a source of storage."
"Its scalability should be improved."
"One area that needs improvement is SQL backup. Backup Exec doesn't support higher availability."
Dell Avamar data protection software delivers flexible and efficient backup and recovery operations that can scale from daily backup protection for endpoints to high-performance protection for large enterprises with diverse applications and workloads. With application consistent recovery, automation and fast backup and restores, Avamar can help you meet your SLAs and optimize your backup and recovery processes
If you are deploying all or part of your backup environment to the cloud, Avamar enables you to make the most of your cloud investment, enabling replication, disaster recovery and long-term retention for customers using AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.
Avamar is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite, which offers comprehensive data protection software applications and tools. Avamar is delivered as software and as a virtual edition.
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:
Veritas Backup Exec Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Veritas Backup Exec include:
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.”
Dell Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 37 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 32 reviews. Dell Avamar is rated 7.6, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Dell Avamar is most compared with Dell NetWorker, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Acronis Backup and Veritas NetBackup Appliance. See our Dell Avamar vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.
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