Veeam Backup & Replication vs Veritas NetBackup comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Sep 29, 2022

Categories and Ranking

Veeam Backup & Replication
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Cloud Backup (1st), Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (1st)
Veritas NetBackup
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
Average Rating
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Veeam Backup & Replication is 17.5%, down from 21.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veritas NetBackup is 3.7%, down from 4.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Backup and Recovery
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Cloud Backup
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Featured Reviews

Jun 3, 2021
Effective backup tools, simple installation, and good technical support
I have found the backup call feature very good I have found that the reporting could improve in its structure. In an upcoming release, the remote site application, physical workload, and other application integration could improve. I have been using the solution for approximately four years. We…
Oct 15, 2021
Backs up every application we own, scales quite well, and has excellent stability
If you are a pure cloud place or if you are running a pure cloud enterprise where you have no on-premise solutions, I would advise other products. If you are running hybrid, like many of the data centers are still running hybrid, and you have a lot of on-premise workloads or very large Oracle workloads like we do, you can run Veritas. You will have no issue. If you're a new green site or you're a startup or a green site, I would run Veeam or Rubrik because it is all-new. I would rate Veritas NetBackup an eight out of 10.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Veeam Backup Replication's most valuable features are it is easy to use and manage."
"It's relatively easy to use and the ability to recover in a short period of time has been great."
"The WAN accelerator feature has been the most valuable for me. That feature reduced the time needed to complete the task from 25 days to less than a week! This is compared with the original tools used: ntbackup, robocopy and Windows Server Backup."
"The most valuable feature is that I can back up the whole machine and then restore it relatively fast."
"The user interface is good and it is very easy to use."
"The solution is quite stable."
"The solution works well in two different environments, whether it is on-premises, cloud, or a combination."
"There are many valuable features, for example how Copy Job is controlling the band with accelerators. The Enterprise Manager is a valuable feature. There are many very useful features. We can push in the market, because we have an advantage over the other solutions."
"I like the virtual server backup."
"NetBackup is very easy for end-users."
"Unauthorized people cannot log in and execute commands."
"The most valuable feature of Veritas NetBackup is the protection policies or protection module."
"This is a complete solution, everything is under one console."
"It supports multiple, heterogeneous platforms."
"The solution has been very good over the years at fine-tuning various aspects of the product so that it is continuously made better."
"Great deduplication feature."


"I would prefer it if the backup console did not require use of a specified program but rather that it could be opened from any website."
"We would like to have the ability to perform more things on the web interface. The heavy client is still needed to perform advanced tasks."
"The interface and cluster environments could be improved in the future as presently they are using agent interface instead of user interface. Also, the backup for the Oracle WAC environment can be improved."
"I would like for them to develop the ability to fix the way it does backups. We can't pick a backup for one database. We have to do a backup on the whole Exchange VM. I'd like for them to change it to where we can do individual backups."
"The only improvement I could think of is it could be cheaper—cheaper is always good. Sometimes the product is just finished. Cheaper is always nice for the customer, but the company needs to benefit so that they can keep maintaining the product. New Windows versions, etc., always take some work. At the moment, I wouldn't switch to another solution because of the money."
"They fixed everything that I was hoping for. It is pretty good. There were a few things in 9.x that I was wishing for, and they came true in version 10. We were looking for retention without having to make a copy job. We're getting ready to migrate m365 to the cloud. I haven't dived into it to make sure, but I wish the m365 backup would integrate into the current console so that we don't have to use two different consoles."
"It's a great product, but only if you have everything virtualized."
"The price could be lower."
"Lacks a reporting feature."
"This product would be improved with the inclusion of a Sandbox feature like Veeam Sandbox."
"It would be extremely helpful if the solution offered near-zero recovery time for SQL."
"It should be able to integrate with the cloud. If we leverage a cloud in the future for backup, there should be very fast help and more options for customers to choose from."
"Updates were not always consistent."
"In regards to protecting the physical servers with parameters, it's a long and difficult process."
"The restore tool is not friendly to newcomers."
"The solution could improve by having a feature to backup iSeries workloads."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The price of Veeam Backup Replication has been increasing their price and my customers are asking why. They have CPU-based licenses and a Universal License, the prices should be reduced."
"The price of Veeam Backup Replication is reasonable."
"Overall, I'm not happy with the pricing. The price could be improved. Every year, most vendors try to increase the price. It says it's being upgraded, but there's no improvement. The product stays the same, but the licensing costs are increasing."
"The pricing depends on the number of clients. We pay 10,00 USD per year. On a scale of one to ten, where one is cheap, and ten is expensive, I rate the pricing an eight out of ten."
"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."
"The price of Veeam Backup & Replication is reasonable compared to IBM."
"I don't have an issue with the price of Veeam Backup Replication."
"The price of Veeam Backup Replication is reasonable. It is not inexpensive nor is it expensive, it is in the middle range compared to other solutions. There can be additional costs for addons."
"We purchased a perpetual license and perform SMS renewals."
"Our primary complaint about this product is that it is too expensive."
"Veritas NetBackup is considerably cheaper than that of Druva, the former being quite affordable."
"Veritas NetBackup's price could be a problem for small businesses."
"Veritas NetBackup is more expensive than Cohesity and Rubrik, but it is comparable in price to Commvault, IBM, and Dell."
"It is reasonably priced."
"A better price would make this product more competitive."
"Pricing is good, under our budget, and flexible."
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Comparison Review

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Nov 9, 2014
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Questions from the Community

Major Differences Between These 4 Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions?
Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four ...
How do the backup solutions of Veeam and Veritas compare?
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 Netbac...
How does Nakivo compare with Veeam Backup & Replication?
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 sol...
What is the best next generation backup tool?
Assuming you have an onprem ecosystem which runs the VMware, physical systems on Win, Linux and Unix and run both traditional DB's and nosql DB's like mongo, then Netbackup (NBU) will be the right ...
What do you like most about Veritas NetBackup?
The most valuable feature of cloud integration is the ability to send data outside of your location. This can be achieved by integrating cloud tier options or other object storage solutions.

Also Known As

Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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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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