"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."
"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."
"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."
"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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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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