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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Data Guard vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The solution can scale as needed.""We have found the replication feature the most useful. We use this feature the most. The ability to recover a database with less effort and the use of Oracle Data Guard Broker to administer the complete environment are also very useful features.""One of the most valuable features is real-time replication. The version we're using is reliable and easy to deploy.""The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any bugs, glitches, or crashes. We find it to be quite reliable.""It's a very good solution if you want to protect your data across two data centers, or you have a middle man or many administrators who use these solutions for protecting their data. It's very reliable compared to other solutions that are most often not storage-based.""We use Data Guard for online replication from data center, to data center for high availability. This is the most important feature."

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"The most valuable features are the VMware VADP backups and the support for data domains.""The solution is stable.""It is easy to use, and you can run it with all kinds of client software environments. It works well with the most popular software, file systems, and operating systems. It is very useful to us.""I am comfortable with using this product.""They are among the top in the world for backup and recovery.""I like the virtual server backup.""The solution offers a lot of really great features that organizations can utilize and take advantage of.""It's a good product, it does what we want it to do."

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Cons
"One thing that can be improved is the GUI. It would be good to have a very nice GUI to easily configure and administer, providing different presentations to the database administrator. The feature that can be included is the integration with third-party monitoring systems, that is, monitoring systems from other vendors, not only from Oracle.""The IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle Data Guard.""Oracle could be improved by the ability to manage it on the cloud. This on-premises version is secure and reliable, but I'm sure that they will soon provide a cloud solution that will be even better. In one to two years, we will probably move to the cloud—we have already moved to the cloud with Microsoft Exchange, but our databases are still on-premises. I would prefer managing a cloud version of Oracle.""Overall, there are some operational issues that need to be dealt with.""It is a very useful administrative IT tool. It saves on costs.""The pricing of the solution is quite high. They should do what they can to bring it down so that it is more reasonable for customers like us."

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"It should be able to integrate with the cloud. If we leverage a cloud in the future for backup, there should be very fast help and more options for customers to choose from.""Licensing costs are quite high.""Maybe they could add more cloud solutions.""The biggest additional features needed are more cloud capabilities and security from ransomware.""Veritas NetBackup has been in the backup and recovery market for quite a long time, but somehow, from my own observations and from feedback from end users, its user interface is lagging behind other comparable solutions such as Veeam.""I do not really like NetBackup as it is coming from a mix of other software packages.""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.""Planning for the implementation takes a lot of time."

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  • "If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less."
  • "My licensing model is based on capacity so as we grow, the price we pay increases and it becomes too expensive."
  • "Licensing fees are charged based on the number of CPU cores."
  • "We are happy with the pricing that we have, but it's expensive."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
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    One of the most valuable features is real-time replication. The version we're using is reliable and easy to deploy.
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    We work for a non-profit organization, so we have a discounted rate on licensing and other purchasing agreements.
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    Oracle could be improved by the ability to manage it on the cloud. This on-premises version is secure and reliable, but I'm sure that they will soon provide a cloud solution that will be even better… more »
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    The most valuable feature is that you don't need any special connectivity - you just need to give your seller name, and then it automatically discovers all your virtual machines, which is a great… more »
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    Active Data Guard
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    Overview

    Oracle Data Guard ensures high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery for enterprise data. Data Guard provides a comprehensive set of services that create, maintain, manage, and monitor one or more standby databases to enable production Oracle databases to survive disasters and data corruptions. Data Guard can be used with traditional backup, restoration, and cluster techniques to provide a high level of data protection and data availability.

    NetBackup reduces the staggering complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the relentless growth of the data center, and increases the agility IT needs to transform from traditional cost center to service-oriented business enabler. Enterprises trust Symantec.

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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Transportation Company20%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
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    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government6%
    Media Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Data Guard vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Oracle Data Guard is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 60 reviews. Oracle Data Guard is rated 7.6, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". 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". Oracle Data Guard is most compared with CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Commvault and Rubrik, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault and Azure Backup. See our Oracle Data Guard vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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