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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).
Buyer's Guide
Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec
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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 features of Veeam Backup Replication are ease of use, dashboards, and reporting.""It is cost-effective. A lot of times, people pick Veeam because of its price.""It is a stable product with useful snapshot and replication features.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the recuperation of the weaker machines.""The documentation is very good. It's also easy to install Veeam Backup and Replication.""Veeam Backup Replication's most valuable features are the ease of use, good integration with others solutions, such as Oracle ERP, and by using the UI you can create and achieve operations you want to do.""The product is very simple in its design. We don't need it to perform complicated tasks.""Veeam Backup has many valuable features and every feature is different. I have created backups for file-level backup, VMware or hypervisor virtual machines, physical machines, and workstations as well. Every time, I learn something new."

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"Setting up Backup Exec is straightforward. It took less than two weeks to get it up and running. You need maybe two people at most if you have a Veritas-certified engineer.""The product makes it easy to restore data.""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.""Its reliability and the fact that we have all the skills that we need for Veritas Backup Exec are the most valuable.""I have found the overall features of the solution very good and there is the option to backup to the cloud.""Veritas is good for small environments.""It is a simple and flexible solution to work with."

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Cons
"They can improve the features and Veeam Enterprise Manager. The interface and features are kind of limited. It would be good if they can provide more features and a better interface. For example, if I want to provide certain users with the privilege to back up and restore and do day-to-day tasks, I cannot do it in the current version. It is like you either give everything to everyone or no user can have access to anything. In version 9, a lot of features were missing, and it wasn't clear. Version 10 is easier from the communication perspective, and the disk backup option is very clear.""Some of the best practice documentation could be improved.""Veeam Backup Replication has agents for Linux, but they are not supporting Cluster Shared Volumes. It would be great to have agents for Linux be cluster-aware, just like the Windows agents. That's the main pain point. In addition, we should be able to handle the automation of Oracle backups from the backup server. We should be able to schedule, control, and deploy them from the backup server rather than relying on scripts and/or the system you are backing up to perform the backup. Currently, we install the plug-in inside Oracle VMs and then use crontabs to handle the task schedule on each machine for scheduling the backups. Veeam Backup Replication should also support the automation of Nutanix backups from the backup server, not from the proxy. The other not so major thing is that they don't support legacy systems because Veeam is a new company. It is not as old as other companies. They don't support physical workloads that are really old, which a major challenge, but they do have a point. Legacy systems should be virtualized, and if they're virtualized, then the backup is not an issue with Veeam, but some customers like the physical setup, and they don't want to have it virtual.""The initial setup is not always easy, and customers often need a lot of help to get Veeam up and running successfully.""Veeam Backup Replication is a bit difficult to use. If you have used other solutions such as Commvault, you will find it is much easier to use. Veeam Backup Replication does backups in a different way that is not as simple as other solutions. Doing backups of SQL Servers is much easier in Commvault. However, the difficulty could be the lack of experience I have had with Veeam Backup Replication.""In the future, Veeam should release a hardware backup appliance that can be integrated with their software.""Its price is higher than other solutions and can be improved. They can also change the version of the software more often.""The Cloud version is not ready, they need maturity and ease of deployment in terms of management."

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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 deduplication feature can be improved.""The console of Veritas Backup Exec is complex when compared to other software.""The pricing of the solution is a bit high.""The scalability could be improved even though the solution is targeted to small customers.""The pricing could be improved.""If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly.""It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use."

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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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    Answers from the Community
    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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    Top Industries
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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%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
    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.
    609,272 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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