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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 solution is easy to install and very stable.""Its backup capabilities in general are great.""The most valuable feature is that I can back up the whole machine and then restore it relatively fast.""It's scalable.""The backup and replication features are most valuable.""It's relatively easy to use and the ability to recover in a short period of time has been great.""The initial setup for a simple environment is very easy. We just do next, next, next, next for the installation. It can be complicated in a complicated environment. It can be simple for a simple environment. I enjoy installing it. It has a lot of features.""Veeam Backup & Replication is a scalable solution."

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"The solution was stable and reliable.""The ease-of-use in general is great.""Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries.""It has good stability. Its interface is very good, responsive, and easy for restoring data. I use it for backup, encryption, and restore operations, and it works. I am using many agents from VM to LMDP. I also use an agent for SQL Server, which has advanced options because it is the Enterprise version.""It is a good overall suite of products.""The flexibility is very good.""Veritas is good for small environments.""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."

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Cons
"The price could be lower.""I cannot recall coming across any features that were lacking.""I would want them to improve some technical features that are still missing because we are working with NetApp NVMe and they're not fully supporting it yet. But both NetApp and Veeam know about it and they're working on it.""Veeam Backup & Replication should include a cloud solution.""The Cloud version is not ready, they need maturity and ease of deployment in terms of management.""The stability could be better, specifically in the cloud.""Veeam is good up until 300 VMs.""Veeam needs to have more support for non-Windows systems and other databases. For example, I can do SQL with Veeam but not Informix or Oracle. This is unfortunate because we have many partners with Oracle systems and Informix databases, and Veeam does not yet have the agents we need for specific Oracle and UNIX operating systems."

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"I would like to improve their ability to back up the cloud environment. Additionally, it would be nice to have simpler UI.""The backup is not robust enough when you have a lot of technology.""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.""There needs to be an integration process of the endpoint devices so that we don't have to redo everything for different products.""We've experienced some performance issues with Backup Exec. The backup jobs take too long to complete.""A web console would be great because nowadays a lot of products are web-based and you can access the console from various environments. So I would recommend bringing this feature in the next solution.""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 price of this solution is very high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year."
  • "Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products."
  • "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."
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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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    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 »
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    The solution could be more cost-effective. I do not know how much the solution costs on a monthly or annual basis. I do not possess information concerning the price.
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    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.

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    Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.

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    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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    Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 141 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 27 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, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Dell EMC Avamar, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault, Veritas System Recovery and Veritas SaaS Backup. See our Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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