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Executive Summary
Updated on June 2, 2022

We performed a comparison between Veeam Backup & Replication and Veritas Backup Exec based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Most reviewers of both solutions agree that the installation is straightforward.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their ease of use and stability. Veeam Backup & Replication users say it is scalable, high performing, and flexible. Several Veeam users note that better integration options are necessary. Veritas Backup Exec users say it is good for smaller environments and has good compression abilities, but at times its performance lags.
  • Pricing: Most reviewers of both products feel that their prices are high.
  • ROI: Users of both solutions report seeing an ROI.
  • Service and Support: Most users of both solutions report being satisfied with the level of support they receive. Some Veritas Backup users say that the response time of the support can sometimes be slow.

Comparison Results: Veeam Backup & Replication comes out on top in this comparison. According to its users, it is a powerful, comprehensive, and mature solution. Veeam Backup & Replication also received higher marks for its support than Veritas Backup Exec did.

To learn more, read our detailed Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec report (Updated: May 2022).
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Q&A Highlights
Question: How do you compare the backup and restore speed of Veritas Backup Exec vs Veeam Backup & Replication?
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.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that I can back up the whole machine and then restore it relatively fast.""The most valuable feature of Veeam Backup Replication is application awareness. Additionally, the solution is user-friendly and it has been working very well.""The restore capabilities are the most valuable features.""The setup was straightforward Veeam Backup Replication. NetBackup is a larger solution and takes more time to implement but Veeam Backup Replication takes approximately 40 days.""It's simply very good software for backup purposes.""The interface is very user-friendly.""The replication is the most valuable feature for us.""Initially setting up the product is easy."

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"The solution is good for small and medium-sized businesses.""Its reliability and the fact that we have all the skills that we need for Veritas Backup Exec are the most valuable.""It is a simple and flexible solution to work with.""The product is good in a small environment when looking to a backup on a tape.""Compression is the most valuable feature.""The flexibility is very good.""The ease-of-use in general is great.""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."

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Cons
"The replication functionality only works for VMware environments. Veeam has a backup agent for AIX operating systems, and we will like to see the replication functionality available for the AIX operating system. Additionally, if the backup functionality for AIX to be included in the Veeam console would be an advantage.""The integration with other solutions should be improved.""The Cloud version is not ready, they need maturity and ease of deployment in terms of management.""If they could add more support for all of the modern hypervisors, that would make Veeam much better and more flexible to work with. For example, there is no solution for VM to VM replication when it comes to Oracle OEM servers.""There is a lot of room for improvement, but the primary issue we have is that it's not built for the cloud.""The initial setup of Veeam Backup Replication is straightforward. The process took approximately two days. The setup could be streamlined to take less time.""They have an integration with MS SQL, and you have to license MS SQL. This is something they need to change. They should go for an open-source database or a free SQL because you're already buying this product, and you shouldn't have to buy another product.""All our customers would like a cheaper license and more flexible deployment."

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"The scalability could be improved even though the solution is targeted to small customers.""If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly.""I have experienced some errors, such as failures, but there have not been very many.""The one thing which could be improved, which we have informed Veritas about, is the ability to plug in to the cloud. Meaning, instead of using local storage if we're backing up a small user or end user, we want to be able to make it so they can direct the backups directly to the cloud. It can't be done at the moment. We can only back up to the storage then replicate to the cloud, but we cannot use the cloud as a source of storage.""They can improve the reporting component. The reports aren't user-friendly at all. You have to download them to Excel to get statistics.""At the moment, we have a very complex environment. It would take some time to deploy an environment like ours from scratch.""The solution could improve by having better documentation.""The EDR should be looked at, as the operating system is too weak."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point."
  • "Its software solution has a fee."
  • "It is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive."
  • "I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis."
  • "Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware."
  • "Its pricing is really good."
  • "Veeam Backup and Replication is a cost-effective solution"
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  • "It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "This product is priced for smaller customers."
  • "There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
  • "It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    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:Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
    Top Answer:Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to… more »
    Top Answer:Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
    Top Answer:The product is good in a small environment when looking to a backup on a tape.
    Top Answer:The pricing of Veritas Backup's license is comparable to Veeam.
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    Also Known As
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
    Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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    Overview

    Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

    https://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html

    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
    Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Government7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company17%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Retailer10%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 164 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 17th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews. Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". 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". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Azure Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Acronis Backup, Veritas System Recovery and Veritas SaaS Backup. See our Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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