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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft DPM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The most important feature is that it's easy to use.""The initial setup is quite straightforward.""The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.""It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers.""The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched.""The solution backs up Microsoft workloads as well as anything on the market.""It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor."

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"The good thing about Veeam is that its initial setup and usage are straightforward.""One of the most valuable features is the simplicity of the solution's administration.""WAN Accelerator helps tremendously with replicating our data because we have a large chunk of data that gets replicated between our two facilities.""It's the most easy-to-use backup replication that I have used so far.""It's a pretty complete product.""Veeam is easy to use.""The most valuable features are the backup and restoration of our VMs. Additionally, they add features regularly.""The most valuable features of Veeam Backup Replication are efficient backup and replication. Additionally, Veeam Backup Replication supports all products and vendors."

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Cons
"You have only a few settings and if you change them for some special configurations, it's very difficult.""There is a very poor online user community in terms of people blogging about their experiences with DPM.""The user interface can be improved quite a bit.""Additional Hyper-V knowledge would be great.""Compatibility and integration with other products needs improvement.""It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM.""Management reporting could be improved."

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"We have had problems with some jobs. For example, when we have a VM with a large SQL Database, sometimes we cannot adjust the time for transaction logs to back up and overlap time.""Its price is higher than other solutions and can be improved. They can also change the version of the software more often.""Its licensing needs to be improved. Its licensing has become complex since last December. They have changed the way the product is licensed, and there is a lot of confusion. Sometimes, when a new version comes, it seems that it has not been tested enough because I usually find some bugs in it. It could also have more integration with other virtualization products, such as desktop virtualization products and open-source virtualization products.""The web interface could be more visual.""The data duplication should be improved.""The implementation of the features can be improved. Currently, there is no segregation of duty. Normally, any backup software or client service software is implemented in a way where one person is responsible for the implementation of the server, and one is responsible for the client, but Veeam Backup & Replication is not implemented in that way. Therefore, restores don't work like that. The backup guys have to do the restores, which is not a good thing. Its pricing should also be improved. It is quite expensive.""The one downside to Veeam is that they don't have a cloud product of their own.""We would like to see support for some additional storage systems."

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  • "We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year."
  • "Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products."
  • "My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point."
  • "Its software solution has a fee."
  • "It is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive."
  • "I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis."
  • "Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware."
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    It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore.… more »
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    It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy… more »
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    I would recommend this solution for small businesses and small sites. I plan to keep using this solution. I would rate Microsoft DPM a seven out of ten.
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    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 »
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    Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
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    Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to… more »
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    Also Known As
    DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Overview
    Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system. Using DPM you can backup (copy) data from a source location to a target secondary location. If original data is unavailable because of planned or unexpected issues, you can restore data from the secondary location. Using DPM you can back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system.

    Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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    Sample Customers
    Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
    Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government6%
    Comms Service Provider6%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft DPM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Microsoft DPM is ranked 25th in Backup and Recovery Software with 7 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 141 reviews. Microsoft DPM is rated 6.8, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Good recovery functionality, however lacks an online community and is not a turn-key solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Microsoft DPM is most compared with Rubrik, Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Veeam Agent for Linux, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Microsoft DPM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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