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We performed a comparison between Quest NetVault and Veritas Backup Exec 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 Quest NetVault vs. Veritas Backup Exec Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"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.""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."

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"Recovery via Active Directory is painless and much easier than the complicated setup procedures of other products.""The one thing for the last 12 months which has been very good for Veritas was the instance-based license. This means that you're able to license per instance, not only per physical server.""The initial setup is easy.""The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything.""The most valuable feature of Veritas Backup Exec is the ease of use.""The product is good in a small environment when looking to a backup on a tape.""It is responding very well, and its performance is good. It has a lot of options. For backup, you can connect it to a cloud or a physical hard drive. They also provide an API for integration with different platforms and products. However, we have not integrated it with another product.""The backup potential of the solution is very good. It's protected us in the past very well and allowed us to get up and running after an attack with minimal loss."

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Cons
"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.""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."

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"I have experienced some errors, such as failures, but there have not been very many.""We've experienced some performance issues with Backup Exec. The backup jobs take too long to complete.""Currently, the solution does not have the capability to restore a single mailbox, so you lose a lot of time having to restore for example ten mailboxes just to recover one.""Something within the software itself isn't quite right. There may be a bug or glitch. It will work fine for weeks and then all of a sudden it just tanks.""The deduplication feature can be improved.""I would like to improve their ability to back up the cloud environment. Additionally, it would be nice to have simpler UI.""The pricing could be improved.""There needs to be an integration process of the endpoint devices so that we don't have to redo everything for different products."

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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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  • "There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
  • "The pricing can be improved."
  • "Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
  • "The solution could be more cost-effective."
  • "The price is reasonable for the features it offers."
  • "The price of Veritas Backup Exec could be reduced and we pay annually for the license. However, compared to other solutions, such as Veeam, it is less expensive."
  • "Veritas comes with an annual licensing fee."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:NetVault is a great cloud-ready enterprise backup software for hybrid data centers. Here are some of the things I really like about the solution: It is easy to use right out of the box and scales… more »
    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: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 »
    Top Answer:The solution costs $700 per agent and is expensive compared to other products that offer better stability. I rate pricing a four out of ten.
    Top Answer:Backup Exec 2020 -backup job: - virtual machines: 4GB/min; - MS SQL: 8GB/min; - duplicate to tape (LTO 8)- 8-10GB/min. The time depends on the speed of the storage source/destination. … more »
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    Also Known As
    NetVault Backup, Quest NetVault, Quest NetVault Backup
    Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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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.

    Veritas Backup Exec is a unified data backup and recovery solution designed for small to midsize businesses. The software offers data protection for customers whether the data exists in physical, virtual, or cloud environments. Its main purpose is to ensure your business-critical data is never at risk of being lost, stolen, or corrupted.

    Veritas Backup Exec Features

    Veritas Backup Exec has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Easy-to-use interface: With Veritas Backup Exec, the interface enables you to quickly track and monitor all backup and recovery activity.
    • Two-factor authentication: Veritas Backup Exec gives you the ability to layer security access with two-factor authentication, which also helps to prevent malicious code injection.
    • Extra protection: By using Veritas Backup Exec, your organization can seamlessly protect VMware, Microsoft and Linux platforms from the same user console.
    • Cloud data protection: Veritas Backup Exec offers deployable marketplace templates for both AWS and Azure as well as certified cloud connectors for all major cloud vendors.
    • Security and compliance: Veritas Backup Exec ensures your data is compliant in every location, in addition to protecting you from ransomware attacks.

    Veritas Backup Exec Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using Veritas Backup Exec include:

    • Scalability: As your data management needs grow, Veritas Backup Exec seamlessly scales to meet them.
    • Smart integrations: Veritas Backup Exec provides you with consolidated reporting of your entire data ecosystem via Veritas Usage Insights. The solution also protects SaaS workloads and applications, including Microsoft 365, Google Cloud, and Salesforce with NetBackup SaaS Protection. And it includes integration with Azure Site Recovery for instant cloud-based disaster recovery.
    • Desktop and laptop version: Veritas Backup Exec was built with geographically diverse workloads in mind. It offers automated endpoint data protection for both Windows and Mac.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Veritas Backup Exec users.

    An IT Network Analyst at a manufacturing company says, “The backup potential of the solution is very good. It's protected us in the past very well and allowed us to get up and running after an attack with minimal loss. As far as if we need to restore a file, the solution absolutely has improved the way our organization functions. It saves us a lot of time. We're backing up all of our servers with it.”

    PeerSpot user Masoud G., Senior Network Administrator at MapnaBE, mentions, “I prefer to use a tape library and Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries. So I prefer this software. It also has easy user and file recovery.”

    Kayode O., Chief Technology Officer at a tech company, explains, “This solution creates a differential backup to reduce storage requirements. This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it. Veritas offers granular restore, which is an option that many other solutions do not have. It allows you to restore, for example, a single SharePoint document, rather than an entire site.”

    Rowland G., Product Brand Manager at Epsidon Technology Distribution, states, “The one thing for the last 12 months which has been very good for Veritas was the instance-based license. This means that you're able to license per instance, not only per physical server. And also, the incremental backup which they introduced for virtual servers, where it makes it much quicker to restore, it just automatically is able to mount it back to the original backup. This makes it much quicker when you're doing the restore.”

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    Sample Customers
    intel, Mars, MERK, Microsoft, Uber, Visa
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government10%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government9%
    Retailer9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Quest NetVault vs. Veritas Backup Exec
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Quest NetVault vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Quest NetVault is ranked 31st in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 32 reviews. Quest NetVault is rated 7.6, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. 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 Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Quest NetVault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Quest Rapid Recovery, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Azure Backup and Microsoft DPM, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Acronis Backup and Veritas System Recovery. See our Quest NetVault vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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