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Quest NetVault vs. Quest Rapid Recovery
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Quest NetVault vs. Quest Rapid Recovery and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"Its dashboard is quite well done. When you log into the GUI, you can basically see everything you need to know. There is also the possibility to edit the view as you like, which is great.""The interface is very user-friendly.""Having the web-based interface is important to us because we can access it from any computer in the network, rather than having it installed and available for use only on a specific one."

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"It is very easy to use and very easy to manage. The fact that I can easily recover data is valuable. I don't use it much. The only way I have been using it is that sometimes, people ask to recover the data, which is a very easy process. It takes only a few minutes to get in and get the data from the server.""Not having to switch tapes is wonderful. It makes it so easy. We have an on-prem deployment that we also replicate to an offsite replication host. So by not having to deal with tapes and moving them off-site every day and every week, that's amazing ease of use for us.""Definitely, the mount and recovery points are the most valuable, because if someone deletes a file or something, or if something gets corrupted, we can always revert back to an old change because our repository goes about a month back. The ability to roll back files and the ability to roll back servers is really important.""Probably the point-in-time recovery is most valuable. The other piece that is really nice is that you can mount a whole server at any point in time. So, you can mount the server with all the drives to a Z drive or something like that. It will just mount it all up, and your data is accessible right there on one drive, which is nice.""Just knowing that the data is easily recoverable is our ROI. It definitely lowers risk.""Built-in encryption helps to secure our data as it travels from our on-site server to our off-site backup server.""The compression and deduplication features have helped to save on storage costs.""The local mount utility is most valuable. I do restores fairly regularly. Thankfully, I have not ever lost an entire server that I've had to resurrect, but I certainly have people who erroneously saved over a file or have deleted a file. So, we've done that quite a bit. We still have the DL4000 appliance, and we had, kind of, extrapolated that out over a five-year period. Now, we're in year six, so we had to add storage, which we did as a SAN next to DL4000, but prior to adding in that extra storage, we, here and there, would run into situations where for whatever reason, it would want to be pulling a new base image, and then we would run out of storage. So, we would utilize the archive feature and archive the old data that we want to hang on to, but we don't necessarily need it taking up current data storage. Being able to export out really old data is most valuable to us. Then, we just store that on a NAS that we keep in another building."

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Cons
"There are certain issues with the product that we report to Quest, and we get offered a workaround instead of a fix. There could be better interaction with the development teams, perhaps in terms of transparency.""There are command-line limitations. There is not a very strong possibility to work with the command line. The commands that are there are not that powerful, and you need to be very good at scripting, for example, in PowerShell or in Bash in case it is running on Linux systems. You need to combine a lot of commands together, and still, you will not get a great output that is presentable to others. You cannot work with it as easily.""In the next version, I would like to see support for the MongoDB database. As it is now, there is no component that works with it and we cannot back the data up using NetVault."

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"When you do a full backup, all of the memory resources on the server are used, which is something that should be improved.""For the most part, it is really good in terms of flexibility and choice of recovery methods. What we found lacking was being able to back up virtual volumes that are clustered. We ran out of luck there. There should be an option for backing up clustered virtual volumes.""There could be better space management for incremental data. When you use incremental data, the space in the appliance keeps on going up. There should be a better way to manage the space. You have to manage the incremental data to reduce the time.""It's not really Quest's fault, but the only issue that I had during the time when I was doing a lot of our restores is whenever the server reboots, it has to bring all of the repositories back in again, which takes around five to six hours to pull eight terabytes back in again.""I think the self-paced learning and knowledge base can always be improved so that users can self-service without having to contact either a reseller or Quest. I know there are things that I would have been looking for to try and solve. And the only way I could get there was to actually open a ticket rather than go through self-service through the portal.""It is quite surprising to me that the configuration cannot be backed up automatically, and I think that Rapid Recovery should have an option for scheduled configuration backup.""The terminology didn't seem easily available. When I go to the website, it is hard to search for things. You get all the articles, then you finally get the search button. They need the search at the top of the knowledge base. Then, on occasion, if you get an error message in the system, which is very important, it says, "Click here for more information," but I never get more information. The search engine doesn't find it or it is some weird error. It has never worked for me.""I don't really think that there is a whole lot that needs to be changed. It would be nice if you could deploy the agent without having to reboot. When I upgraded my core to the latest version, I also wanted to update all of my servers, but I had to put that off because I can't just shoot it out there. I have to make sure it is at a time when I can do a reboot right away."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of our 12-month contract is approximately $1,500 AUD ($1,100 USD)."
  • "When we purchased four licenses, we were given a very good price. However, it is still on the high side when compared to some other vendors."
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  • "It is a little expensive. However, I haven't compared it to other solutions. Being a nonprofit, it is always good to have nonprofit discounts on products."
  • "I don't think the licensing for the product is very expensive."
  • "Licensing fees are based on the amount of data that you want to store, which is related to how many customers you want to cover."
  • "I believe the basic license comes with six terabytes, whereas a lot of the other ones are four terabytes. From the price point, it seemed a lot better than the comparative models, such as Datto, Barracuda, and some of the others. I believe Barracuda was about $15,000 for four terabytes, and Quest was around $12,000 for six terabytes. Pricing is based on the period. There is just the maintenance fee that you have to pay annually, or you can pay for a three-year or four-year contract. This includes Premier Support."
  • "When I purchased the change to the license, it was $1,600. I think that was for changing the license. I don't believe that I had to purchase technical support in a while, so I must've bought maybe for five years, but I don't feel there was a huge cost involved in technical support. Its cost was definitely worth it because we've had a fantastic experience with them."
  • "Its price is okay. It is reasonable in terms of the way it works."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The interface is very user-friendly.
    Top Answer:In the next version, I would like to see support for the MongoDB database. As it is now, there is no component that works with it and we cannot back the data up using NetVault.
    Top Answer:We have a hybrid environment where we are using Nutanix Xi for virtualization and virtual servers. We are performing backups of all of the servers using Quest NetVault.
    Top Answer:It is very easy to use and very easy to manage. The fact that I can easily recover data is valuable. I don't use it much. The only way I have been using it is that sometimes, people ask to recover the… more »
    Top Answer:Its price is okay. It is reasonable in terms of the way it works.
    Top Answer:There could be better space management for incremental data. When you use incremental data, the space in the appliance keeps on going up. There should be a better way to manage the space. You have to… more »
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    Also Known As
    NetVault Backup, Quest NetVault, Quest NetVault Backup
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    Overview

    Cloud-ready data recovery software for the hybrid data center. Protect your applications and data on-premises and in the cloud — from one intuitive console — with this scalable data backup and recovery software. NetVault® by Quest supports multiple server and application platforms in both physical and virtual environments. That means you can ensure continuous availability of your business-critical systems, applications and data.

    Quest Rapid Recovery is a software solution that helps you recover your lost or deleted data quickly and easily. It works by scanning your hard drive for any traces of lost or deleted files, and then recovering them for you. You can use Quest Rapid Recovery to recover files from any type of storage device, including your computer's hard drive, an external hard drive, a USB flash drive, or even a memory card.

    Quest Rapid Recovery is easy to use and comes with a user-friendly interface. It also has a wide range of features that make it one of the most powerful data recovery tools available on the market today. Whether you need to recover a single file or your entire system, Quest Rapid Recovery is flexible enough to get the job done.

    The software offers simple solutions for backup and restoration. You can monitor and manage backup and recovery environments across multiple sites from one cloud-based management console. The software also tracks changed blocks to speed up backups and reduce storage usage. In addition, Quest Rapid Recovery deploys application-consistent backup with fast recovery for file servers and applications on both Microsoft Windows and Linux systems.

    Quest Rapid Recovery Features

    • Cloud archive: Stores your static data in Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, Rackspace, or any OpenStack provider. This gives you more options for recovering your data. You can directly mount the archives to do a bare metal restore or a file-level restore.
    • Rapid snap for applications: Incremental-forever snapshots can be used to capture an entire application and its relevant state every 5 minutes, so that the application can be recovered quickly with near-zero downtime and minimal data loss.
    • Rapid snap for virtual: Protect your growing virtual environment by protecting VMware and Hyper-V VMs without disrupting applications and users.
    • Live recovery: Restores operations rapidly with an RTO of minutes.
    • Virtual standby: If the primary machine has any problems, the virtual machine will be activated to take its place.

    Quest Rapid Recovery Benefits

    • Offers the ability to easily back up data in the data center and in the cloud.

    • Allows users to return to work quickly and without any impact on their business.

    • Ensures you set recovery point objectives that are specific in order to reduce the risk of data loss.

    • Reduces the amount of storage space you need to back up your files and save money on backup costs.

    • Uses the cloud to back up, archive, and store your data in case of a disaster.

    • Functions as a single solution for both physical and virtual environments.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Quest Rapid Recovery stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to greatly reduce backup and recovery time and its ability to mount an entire server.

    PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews. Glenn R., an ICT network manager at St Christopher's School Hove, writes, “We have reduced our backup and recovery time by between 80% and 90%. Built-in encryption helps to secure our data as it travels from our on-site server to our off-site backup server.”

    Bill V., a systems and network administrator at a tech services company, notes, “Probably the point-in-time recovery is most valuable. The other piece that is really nice is that you can mount a whole server at any point in time. So, you can mount the server with all the drives to a Z drive or something like that. It will just mount it all up, and your data is accessible right there on one drive, which is nice."




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    Sample Customers
    intel, Mars, MERK, Microsoft, Uber, Visa
    PRIME aerostructures GmbH, Tamworth Regional Council, Rhondda Housing Association, Stadtwerke Pforzheim GmbH & Co., Guangdong Aiyingdao Childrens Department Store, Nspyre, Tarrant Technology Partners, CloudRunner
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Government22%
    Energy/Utilities Company22%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Educational Organization11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business29%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business65%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Buyer's Guide
    Quest NetVault vs. Quest Rapid Recovery
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Quest NetVault vs. Quest Rapid Recovery and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Quest NetVault is ranked 34th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Quest Rapid Recovery is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews. Quest NetVault is rated 7.6, while Quest Rapid Recovery is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Quest NetVault writes "A simple solution with a well-done dashboard, but there are command-line limitations and it needs better reporting and scheduling". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest Rapid Recovery writes "Reduced our admin time by approximately 95%, paid for itself over and over, and doesn't require a whole lot of administration". Quest NetVault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Azure Backup, Veritas NetBackup and Zerto, whereas Quest Rapid Recovery is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Rubrik, Acronis Backup and Commvault Complete Data Protection. See our Quest NetVault vs. Quest Rapid Recovery report.

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