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"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.""The solution was stable and reliable.""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 solution is stable.""I like that Backup Exec integrates with Microsoft Exchange. We can retrieve backups from the email boxes.""Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries.""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."

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"We are quite satisfied with the performance and reliability of the NetBackup product. When it comes to specific features, the most valuable is the Instant Recovery feature, which we call "short-term IR". Instant Recovery allows users to spin up backup images and bring back any VM instantly.""It was especially useful with the appliances we use on a daily basis.""The solution is stable.""We believe that everything Veritas NetBackup offers, including backups, snapshots, deduplication, and replication, is valuable.""I like the virtual server backup.""It's durable — we achieve what we expect from it.""I like that it's enterprise-capable. It can handle multiple operating systems. It can handle multiple database types. It can handle a lot of different backup use cases. It's flexible.""I think the support is fine. We haven't had issues with it."

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Cons
"The pricing could be improved.""It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use.""There is no training provided, and their technicians are unaware of the features available.""They can improve the reporting component. The reports aren't user-friendly at all. You have to download them to Excel to get statistics.""Doesn't include disaster recovery.""If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly.""I would like to be able to create a restore task that can be scheduled so that the same restore action will be performed automatically.""The solution lacked local support, which became an issue for us and our customers. They needed to have more presence on the ground."

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"It was very complicated, and it required a lot of work in terms of management. We have moved to Rubrik. One of the reasons for getting rid of Veritas NetBackup was the fact that at one point, we had the support staff with 12 to 15 people to manage Veritas NetBackup, whereas, with Rubrik, I'm the only one managing Rubrik. There is one more person who works with me mostly due to the fact that in case I'm not around, someone else knows what to do, but I'm the only one who is a full-time manager of Rubrik. The complexity of Veritas required a large staff to manage it. We had daily issues that had to be looked into and resolved. A lot of these issues revolved around Veritas' handling of VMware, which is why first we moved VMware off Veritas. After we did that, we were also able to reduce our staff count. Their licensing is a disaster. It is extremely complicated. In most cases, Veritas themselves can't understand their own licensing.""The biggest additional features needed are more cloud capabilities and security from ransomware.""The product could improve the user-friendliness and comfort of its environment, especially for those unfamiliar with it.""It would be better if it had a cloud integration feature. I would like to use a single product for the cloud instances and the on-premise instances. The price could also be better.""I do not really like NetBackup as it is coming from a mix of other software packages.""NetBackup's reporting features are a little poor.""The pricing could be improved, and the interface could be more intuitive.""Within their product lineup, they need to consolidate down to one product. Veritas doesn't have one product that does everything. So, Veritas can do everything, but you basically need to run two products. I would like them to combine all the capabilities into one release."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less."
  • "My licensing model is based on capacity so as we grow, the price we pay increases and it becomes too expensive."
  • "Licensing fees are charged based on the number of CPU cores."
  • "We are happy with the pricing that we have, but it's expensive."
  • "It is very expensive. The licensing cost for this solution is on a yearly basis. It is approximately 50k. We will continue using it at least for the next year, but we are currently doing an analysis to switch to some other solution."
  • "Pricing is good, under our budget, and flexible."
  • "A better price would make this product more competitive."
  • "In terms of cost, it's not very good."
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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 »
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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 was stable and reliable.
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    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… more »
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    Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
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    The most valuable feature is that you don't need any special connectivity - you just need to give your seller name, and then it automatically discovers all your virtual machines, which is a great… more »
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    Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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    Overview

    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.

    NetBackup reduces the staggering complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the relentless growth of the data center, and increases the agility IT needs to transform from traditional cost center to service-oriented business enabler. Enterprises trust Symantec.

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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Veritas Backup Exec vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 27 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 60 reviews. Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup writes "Short-term recovery options help our clients easily get lost data back into production". Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Commvault, Veritas System Recovery and Veritas SaaS Backup, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Azure Backup, Rubrik and Dell EMC NetWorker. See our Veritas Backup Exec vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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