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We performed a comparison between Dell NetWorker and Veritas NetBackup 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 NetWorker vs. Veritas NetBackup report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The software implementation takes about 30 minutes.""Deduplication is the most valuable feature of this solution.""The initial setup is simple.""This solution is very stable.""It has the ability to support all kinds of backups. It can be used to back up databases, operating systems, virtual machines, Lotus Notes, and Exchange. It can also do remote image backups for remote sites. It integrates and works with Data Domain. It is an enterprise-class product that can be used for anything and everything across multiple sites and locations. It is also very scalable.""It's a good product that can be integrated easily with the Data domain.""NetWorker's most valuable feature is recovery, including the policy-based backups that can be configured.""Dell EMC NetWorker integrates well with our domain and the performance is quite good on-premise. We receive approximately 1 terabyte within one hour."

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"It is a good solution. It covers most of the applications.""The features are good.""It has been around for so long, and it is very in-depth. It has a solution for everything that you can cover.""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.""It is very easy to back up and recover files compared to other products.""Veritas NetBackup is very stable and scales out very well.""Veritas released a new feature in version 8 of NetBackup called VRP. It's kind of like replication management from VMware. The great thing about this feature is that Veritas gave it to us for free.""The solution is easy to scale."

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Cons
"Its console UI should be better. It should also have more out-of-the-box reporting functionalities. It should also have easier cloud integration. They have got cloud boost and things like that, but if you want to directly back up to the cloud, I'm not too sure whether you can do it. For example, you can easily send data from Commvault to AWS, Azure, or a container, but it seems to be not so easy in NetWorker.""Support is definitely an area of concern because of the time it takes to resolve our issues.""In the next release, I would like to see better pricing and more integration with the other products in Dell EMC.""I would like to see encryption included in the next release to encrypt the data that we are backing up.""The price could be cheaper.""The user interface is hard to use, it should be simplified. There are a lot of web-based management interfaces which they should consider.""The team does not have enough knowledge to support you.""They need to be compatible with the cloud because EMC NetWorker cannot compete with other products at the moment. EMC focuses only on their own cloud and do not take into consideration other cloud vendors."

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"System administrators would be more efficient in NetBackup if the number of tools and command lines was reduced.""Extra features come with additional costs.""I would like to have support enabled for cloud backups.""It was very complicated, and it required a lot of work in terms of management. We have moved to Rubrik. One of the reasons for getting rid of Veritas NetBackup was the fact that at one point, we had the support staff with 12 to 15 people to manage Veritas NetBackup, whereas, with Rubrik, I'm the only one managing Rubrik. There is one more person who works with me mostly due to the fact that in case I'm not around, someone else knows what to do, but I'm the only one who is a full-time manager of Rubrik. The complexity of Veritas required a large staff to manage it. We had daily issues that had to be looked into and resolved. A lot of these issues revolved around Veritas' handling of VMware, which is why first we moved VMware off Veritas. After we did that, we were also able to reduce our staff count. Their licensing is a disaster. It is extremely complicated. In most cases, Veritas themselves can't understand their own licensing.""Maybe they could add more cloud solutions.""Within their product lineup, they need to consolidate down to one product. Veritas doesn't have one product that does everything. So, Veritas can do everything, but you basically need to run two products. I would like them to combine all the capabilities into one release.""The solution is not that stable because it has to be monitored and administered every day. The stability could be improved.""They currently have the Java concept and it should be less intensive and take less load."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity."
  • "It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive."
  • "The price is a little on the high side, but it's reliable and provides a good service."
  • "It is not very expensive and not very cheap."
  • "They are not cheap."
  • "Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
  • "There is a licensing fee."
  • "We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing."
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  • "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."
  • "The pricing, of course, can always be better."
  • "Price-wise, most of the backup products are similarly priced, and NetBackup is the same."
  • "Its price is quite reasonable. The cost depends on the depreciation and the volume. It also depends on the infrastructure. If your infrastructure increases, you would need some more licenses."
  • "When you compare NetBackup's software licensing system with Veeam's, which is simpler and based on instances (or how many physical machines or virtual machines you want to protect), NetBackup isn't that competitive for smaller scale companies. However, if you're running many large workloads, then NetBackup may be the better option."
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    Answers from the Community
    A. Ahad Alam
    Sufyan Khan - PeerSpot reviewerSufyan Khan
    Real User

    Hi Abdul Ahad (@A. Ahad Alam​),


    Well, thanks for the valued query to the community. I will try my best to recommend Veritas NetBackup vs Dell EMC NetWorker but first can you please advise which backup software you are currently using for your backups?


    If you are not using any of them then the first thing to work on will be the sizing of your existing & forecasted Front-End and Back-End data with the daily growth rate and your organization's backup policies (including backup cycles, retention policies, then archival of your data later) you are going to plan and execute for the next 3 to 10 years might be more... Because the vital and core count for any available good backup software is what features it can provide and how many of them will be of your use which will be addressing your planned and existing backup policies.


    Well, if this information is already in place and you just need a 'Vs' info then both are good whichever suits and addresses your backup requirements and policies the most.


    Dell EMC NetWorker provides unification of your backups with a range of protection with rapid recovery of your backups across cloud, physical and virtualized environments and Veritas NetBackup is also doing the same from Edge to the Core to the Cloud.


    Hence, the decision is dependent upon the actual requirement and your backup policies totally!


    Sufyan Ali Khan


    +923018224536

    Syed Abid Hussain - PeerSpot reviewerSyed Abid Hussain
    Real User

    Dell EMC Networker is a basic backup system with limited features and does not provide advanced data protection


    Veritas NetBackup is an enterprise-level solution that has all the features your need for small, medium and enterprise-level requirements. It supports all kinds of file system backup, major hypervisor platforms, applications and databases, even bare metal recovery too. Schedule policies are outclass. It is a more reliable solution.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
    Top Answer:If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.
    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: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 »
    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.
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    Overview

    Built on a reputation of efficiency and reliability, thousands of customers trust Dell NetWorker to protect their data and applications across multiple environments, from core to edge to cloud.

    Inherently flexible, NetWorker helps you deploy and leverage the data protection that fits your needs. NetWorker protects both physical and virtual environments, including VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, as well as cloud workloads on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

    NetWorker is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite, which offers comprehensive data protection software applications and tools. NetWorker is delivered as software and as a virtual edition.

    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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    Republic Bank, Westgate Resorts, Macquire Cloud Services, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
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    Buyer's Guide
    Dell NetWorker vs. Veritas NetBackup
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell NetWorker vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Dell NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 31 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 55 reviews. Dell NetWorker is rated 7.6, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dell NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". 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". Dell NetWorker is most compared with Dell Avamar, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection and Azure Backup, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Rubrik and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Dell NetWorker vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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