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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.""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 very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything.""The solution is good for small and medium-sized businesses.""The flexibility is very good.""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 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.""Veritas is good for small environments."

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"It's very comprehensive. It's one of the first brands to appear in its field.""The most valuable features are the ease of administration and the ease of configuration.""It's a good solution. It's pretty stable.""The most valuable feature is that it is simple to use."

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"If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly.""It is currently missing the dynamic backup feature for virtual machines, which is available in NetWorker. I can create politics in NetWorker to add virtual machines with specific tags, but I cannot do this in Backup Exec, which is a minus point for me. Currently, a user has to send a request to the Backup administrator to add a machine to the backup, but I should be able to create rules to automatically add a new machine to the backup. This kind of functionality is very important in current times, especially when we are using cloud solutions. I should be able to create more than one stream in a policy and specify how many streams I want to run in parallel in one policy. Currently, I have to manually create more policies to backup more than one virtual machine at the same time. Their support can also be improved in terms of response time.""One area that needs improvement is SQL backup. Backup Exec doesn't support higher availability.""The price of this solution is very high.""I have experienced some errors, such as failures, but there have not been very many.""We've experienced some performance issues with Backup Exec. The backup jobs take too long to complete.""Its scalability should be improved.""The integration with SaaS applications like Office 365 needs to be improved."

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"In the future, we would like to see support for virtualized machines.""Licensing has been a struggle. It went from bronze, silver to gold. Licensing needs more sophistication. It has features that are sold as separate add-ons.""Technical support can be improved.""The usability of the solution isn't the best."

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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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  • "This solution is not cheap and not expensive but priced in the mid-range."
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    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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    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.

    Veritas SaaS Backup provides secure and scalable data protection across your entire Office 365 or Salesforce environment and beyond. It is designed for today’s technologies and today’s mobile workforce and organizations of all sizes. Protect SaaS productivity applications with the ability to access anywhere, anytime, and from any device, and instantly restore data with a single click.

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    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 27 reviews while Veritas SaaS Backup is ranked 6th in SaaS Backup with 4 reviews. Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8, while Veritas SaaS Backup is rated 8.0. 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 SaaS Backup writes "Stable and inexpensive but requires better usability". Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault and Arcserve UDP, whereas Veritas SaaS Backup is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, AWS Backup, Metallic, Azure Backup and NetApp AltaVault.

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