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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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:
Veritas Backup Exec Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Veritas Backup Exec include:
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.”
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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