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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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:
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.”
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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