N-able Cove Data Protection vs Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Aug 13, 2023

Categories and Ranking

N-able Cove Data Protection
Ranking in Cloud Backup
Ranking in SaaS Backup
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (15th), MSP Backup (1st)
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Ranking in Cloud Backup
Ranking in SaaS Backup
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Cloud Backup category, the mindshare of N-able Cove Data Protection is 2.8%, down from 3.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is 6.7%, down from 7.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Cloud Backup
Unique Categories:
Backup and Recovery
SaaS Backup

Featured Reviews

Jack Henson - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 15, 2022
Allows us to back up workstations and servers, and saved us time when checking endpoints and the viability of backups
I have some issues with the agent failing on workstations. I've had to completely uninstall several of them, delete everything, and start over to get them to work. That's been the biggest source of my problems recently. The problem is that when we delete one, we lose the backup. Consequently, it means we're without a backup unless we have a local copy. When we delete the agent, there's the problem of how to go back and restore it. I haven't had to deal with it yet, because I haven't had a failure that occurred while I was doing that. I had a workstation that started failing, and we couldn't get the services to run. I don't know what caused it. I had to reinstall the agent, which didn't work. I had to go into the machine and delete everything and load another agent onto it. Once I did that, I was able to make it work, but 90% of the time I never have an issue. During the other 10% of the time when I have a problem, it's a mess. The ability to recover to a different workstation or a different data point is a little bit clumsy. It could use some work.
Sep 16, 2022
Flexible and easy to set up with a good knowledge center
The integration and the coverage of all the features related to the protection of Teams could be improved. With this solution, not all the elements of Teams are protected. You have all the data, however, since Teams interacts with many other pieces of software on the Office package, it's sometimes a bit complicated to recover all the functions simultaneously. For sure, you have the data, yet not all the functions. When you recover Teams, you have to, let's say, set some other settings manually. It would be really interesting to have all the processes automated since it's so time-consuming to do it manually.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The most valuables feature is the alerts and monitoring that catches the failed backups."
"The most valuable feature by far is the Virtual Disaster Recovery. On top of that is the bare-metal recovery. The recovery options that we have are great. We have tested the Virtual Disaster Recovery and the bare-metal recovery in just about any scenario you can think of. We have even restored bare metal, a full server, to a laptop, and had full functionality. It's just insane how well it works and how simple it is. It does most of the work for you."
"The solution has reduced backup times by an immeasurable amount. Its backups are incremental, so you are only backing up data changes based on the last 24 hours or so. If you are also maintaining the stored images, the restores are also only incremental, happening in minutes. Whereas, with a lot of the other solutions that we have looked at, each time it goes to refresh the restore, then it has to build a completely new image. That takes forever. This solution also improves recovery time."
"The most valuable aspect is the added protection of having a cloud-based backup service. It provides redundancy in case of data loss."
"It's extremely important that Cove provides cloud-based data protection with backup, disaster recovery, and archiving. That is a necessity for my insurance. As an IT company, my insurance would cost more if my backups were not offsite and off-network."
"What I like the most about it's the ease of use and the reliability that it has when copying information to the cloud."
"The product is simple to use and manage. The customers have access to verify the backups."
"The ease of use and the console are great."
"The most valuable feature is the capability to back up not only to the cloud but also to your local environment so a copy of your data can be kept on-prem."
"The feature that I like the most is the system backup recovery from OneDrive."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the replication functionality."
"The most valuable feature of Veeam Backup for Office 365 is the ease of use. You only need to create a folder in your drive and it's as simple as dragging and dropping files to store them."
"The most valuable feature of Veeam Backup for Office 365 is its performance. Additionally, the user interface and documentation are easy to use and navigate."
"The most valuable feature of Veeam Backup for Office 365 is the backups, we do not want to lose any files. Each one of the files is updated on a regular long-term basis and kept together in the Microsoft cloud-only."
"Veeam Backup for Office 365 has good security, and I also like the process they use for backups."
"The pricing is reasonable."


"N-able Cove Data Protection for Microsoft 365 is an area with shortcomings that need improvement."
"A feature I'd like to see would be a more customizable admin console."
"Integration with a hybrid cloud is something that I found complicated."
"For the MSP side, they could have more of a "security user" that can go in and only see certain clients. If you give somebody access as a technician, they can see all the clients."
"The reporting feature and functionality need improvement. We would like to see a little bit more detailed reporting that offers more CEO or C-level focused reporting options."
"A disaster recovery console would be an improvement for the product."
"I have some issues with the agent failing on workstations. I've had to completely uninstall several of them, delete everything, and start over to get them to work."
"An area for improvement that would really work out well would be if there were a little bit more of an elegant handshake relationship between SolarWinds RMM and the PCs that are being backed up, to advise regarding "up" status... Since RMM is an agent that feeds back that a machine is alive and on, I don't see any reason why they can't either tap into that one feature or build the same exact polling within the backup agent, to update right away and say the system is online or offline."
"The solution is costly."
"Pricing is an area for improvement, and I would rate it at five out of ten."
"This solution does provide the option to choose a different target of storage."
"Veaam Backup can be confusing for customers when they start trying to understand how to use the product in multiple environments."
"Veeam Backup for Office 365 can improve by reducing the time it takes for backups. I have mentioned this to Veeam and hopefully, in the next version, it will be a faster backup."
"The solution should provide more integration with Teams and SharePoint Online to perform other tasks."
"A while back, I had some trouble using the agent. It might be a problem with older versions. Sometimes, I also have issues installing or making backups from the console to that type of operating system."
"If clients are backing up onto tape, Veeam's newest versions don't really deal with that."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Cove only takes the data you have on the physical server. I can back that up for long periods of time, and I don't accrue high charges to have the data in the cloud. It stays at one rate. This allows me to forecast payment for the next one or two years and show clients their estimated growth."
"The price isn't extreme, but I'd love to pay less."
"The pricing, for now, is good. The package that they gave us recently is pretty good. It depends on how many clients you have, and you pay for certain terabytes per license. These terabytes, if not used, are pooled together."
"The cost is around ten dollars per workstation a month and that includes a certain amount of data."
"There is no per node cost, at least not the way I am doing it. I am on bulk. New customers can be set up on a trial, where they can get things all squared away, then they can switch over to being a billed customer."
"The only option I would like to see is an adjustable scale. Right now we have 250 seats and we're not using all of them. It would be nice to be able to save that little bit of money by being able to buy just what we need."
"The pricing is affordable. N-able Cove Data Protection has a direct-to-cloud architecture, but it also allows saving backups locally without extra storage costs."
"The pricing of SolarWinds seems to be fair compared to the rest of the industry."
"The licensing price is quite high. It's expensive."
"The solution is very, very, very, cheap."
"For the number of users and amount of storage you receive, it is not expensive."
"Its price is a little bit high, but it is a fantastic solution. It is more expensive than NetApp."
"The cost is a bit on the high side."
"I have a per-user license for the number of users and the mailboxes that I have."
"Its cost is pretty high. I would rate it a three out of five in terms of pricing."
"We have 2000 users and pay about $10,000. It may be a little bit more per year. We have an education institute and may have fewer expenses."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
Educational Organization
Real Estate/Law Firm
Manufacturing Company
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Comms Service Provider

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about N-able Backup?
The initial setup of N-able Cove Data Protection was very easy.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for N-able Backup?
N-able Cove Data Protection is an averagely-priced product.
What needs improvement with N-able Backup?
N-able Cove Data Protection for Microsoft 365 is an area with shortcomings that need improvement. The amount of time to get to the support engineers of the solution is too much, so the support team...
How does AvePoint Cloud Backup compare with Veeam Backup for Office 365?
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What do you like most about Veeam Backup for Office 365?
The tool is easy to use and straightforward regarding restoration and creating backups. It's user-friendly, providing results and sending alerts when something goes wrong.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Veeam Backup for Office 365?
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is expensive, and I rate it an eight out of ten.

Also Known As

N-able Backup, SolarWinds Backup, SolarWinds MSP Backup & Recovery, SolarWinds MSP Backup
Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365



Sample Customers

Computer Depot, Leading Edge Computers, IT Logic Australia
Columbia Power & Water Systems
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