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We performed a comparison between Dell Data Protection Advisor 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Veritas Backup Exec report (Updated: September 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The deduplication is probably the most valuable feature of that requirement.""The solution is easy to use, flexible and has a lot of out-of-the-box functionality. You can configure the dashboards or you can use a script. However, to fully utilize its capabilities you will want to use a lot of scripts which you will need advanced training. The reports can be customized for many things, such as chargeback billing.""This is a stable solution.""It has a lot of stock reports. I believe over 300 canned reports, which for the most part meet a lot of generic needs.""It generates very detailed reports, which makes things easier when it comes to IT auditing."

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"We have never had any problem with storage and backups. It works very well and is a user-friendly solution.""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.""It is a simple and flexible solution to work with.""The disk-to-disk paid backup feature is quite good, and file locking is a very important feature.""The ease-of-use in general is great.""The solution is good for small and medium-sized businesses.""The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.""This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it."

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Cons
"The functionality of the Data Protection Advisor is limited and is something that is lacking in this solution. Other solutions like CloudIQ and DDMC provide a much better outlook on how data protection should be done.""They should empower their customers with the ability to upgrade this solution as long as it's in the same major release.""It is difficult to manage the solution with the available tools. You need to know exactly what are you are doing.""It's a bit difficult for first-time users.""There is a steep learning curve to use the interface and to create new reports, this could be made easier. If the solution could provide more drag and drop functionality to build more advanced reports that would be very helpful."

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"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 solution lacked local support, which became an issue for us and our customers. They needed to have more presence on the ground.""The pricing is an area of improvement and the mode of marketing it.""Whenever a job fails, it would be a great improvement to be able to resume the job from that feature. Suppose a job was started this morning and that it is going on while there are interruptions like network issues, server restart issues, server connectivity issues, services stopping, etc. For some reason, let's assume that the job failed or that it was mistakenly canceled by another person. It will be a great improvement if that failed job can be continued.""In the future, their console should not be complicated.""I would like to improve their ability to back up the cloud environment. Additionally, it would be nice to have simpler UI.""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.""The integration with SaaS applications like Office 365 needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's not very expensive — I think the price is fair."
  • "You have to procure the license when you are ordering or quoting for Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). DPS is bundled with the suite and comes with a license. However, if you purchase NetWorker separately then you will have to procure the license for DPS separately."
  • "For pricing, I would rate Dell 2 out of 5. It's affordable."
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  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "This product is priced for smaller customers."
  • "There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
  • "The pricing can be improved."
  • "Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
  • "The solution could be more cost-effective."
  • "The price is reasonable for the features it offers."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It has a lot of stock reports. I believe over 300 canned reports, which for the most part meet a lot of generic needs.
    Top Answer:We need to add additional licenses for support so that the IT monitoring process will be very smooth. Our customer pays for the license. It's not very expensive — I think the price is fair… more »
    Top Answer:There's always room for improvement. EMC, Dell as of late has dragged behind in their Java protocol, keeping up with Java and security vulnerabilities. They should empower their customers with the… more »
    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: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 »
    Top Answer:Synthetic backup is valuable. It gives you the possibility to do a synthesized backup, which means that it combines a full backup and incremental backup data and gives it to you in one stream. So, you… more »
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    Overview

    Effectively managing your data protection environment can be labor intensive and complex. It requires knowledge of backup applications, replication technologies, and the entire supporting infrastructure, yet it is critical in keeping your data secure.

    With Dell Data Protection Advisor, you can automate and centralize the collection, monitoring and reporting of this data and get a single, comprehensive view of your environment, no matter where your data resides. This includes monitoring data on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

    With clear visibility, you can gain actionable insight and effectively manage service levels while reducing costs and complexity. You can also collect and report on that data to help other stakeholders make the best decisions for your organization.

    Data Protection Advisor is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite.

    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.”

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    Sample Customers
    Nielsen, Trek Bicycle, Cal-Israel Credit Cards
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government10%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Veritas Backup Exec
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell Data Protection Advisor is ranked 46th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 33 reviews. Dell Data Protection Advisor is rated 7.2, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell Data Protection Advisor writes "Easy to use, flexible, configurable dashboards, and effective script capabilities". 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 Data Protection Advisor is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell Avamar, Dell NetWorker, Veritas NetBackup and Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Acronis Backup and Veritas System Recovery. See our Dell Data Protection Advisor vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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