Veritas NetBackup vs Zerto comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 19, 2023

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Veritas NetBackup
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
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Ranking in Backup and Recovery
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Cloud Migration (3rd), Cloud Backup (3rd), Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (2nd)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Veritas NetBackup is 5.1%, down from 5.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Zerto is 2.9%, up from 2.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Oct 11, 2023
A comprehensive and versatile data protection with certain reporting limitations
Enhancing reporting across the board would be beneficial. We need an easier way to access information, such as the number of backups conducted in the last month, data quantities, and more, so that we can quickly provide this data to our superiors when needed. There is room for improvement in the updating process, especially when working on Linux and similar platforms. It's crucial to have a solution that's not only more efficient and faster but also secure. Updates should be risk-free, allowing for easy rollbacks in case something goes awry, ensuring that we can revert to the previous state without significant hassle or disruption.
Apr 27, 2021
Continuous and reliable data protection, saves us time, and the support is helpful
The most valuable features for me are the fast performance and seamless integration. The performance is one of the main features and the integration has helped me a lot. When we have a system that is being fully replicated, we also get snapshots. Then, we perform our activities on the snapshots only, which reside on the cloud-based volumes. This means that our production environment is not affected. We have low latency in production because most of the things we do are on the cloud. When we have the backup, we just start to perform the data operations and with the help of Zerto, we can do this quite efficiently. Zerto is quite easy to use. With the click of a button, I have been able to use it to do what I need. Furthermore, any end-user that I have worked with has easily been able to make use of its functionality.

Quotes from Members

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


"They are among the top in the world for backup and recovery."
"The troubleshooting is very good."
"It saves time for the backup needs of our organization."
"NetBackup is highly stable. We have more than 1,800 policies that run every day."
"It's a good product, it does what we want it to do."
"The solution offers a lot of really great features that organizations can utilize and take advantage of."
"The product is stable and reliable."
"The deduplication feature is useful. Deduplication and compression features are what I like about NetBackup."
"The recovery was pretty seamless. It took about a minute for it to kick over when we did our testing. So, it wasn't a long downtime."
"Its ease of use and scalability are valuable."
"Zerto is essential for protecting critical workloads. We don't protect all of our VMs, but some need to be recovered in a timely manner. The recovery time is almost immediate."
"Zerto is low maintenance, so I can set it and forget it. It has a great process and an excellent solution."
"The most valuable feature is the point in time recovery. This allows us to recover at any point in time, up to a minute or so."
"The ability to perform DR testing to ensure data integrity is critical."
"The most valuable for us and for my company is that we are replicating most of our production customers to the DR site, and we can do testing whenever we want."
"Most of the time, this is at least a two person job. We used to have three people doing it. Previously, when we had a disaster recovery drill, the way it worked was 12 of us would show up in the office on a Friday night and work overnight from 12:00 AM on Friday night to 8:00 AM in the morning on Saturday. Then, three of us would be working for four hours out of those eight or nine hours just getting applications up and running in Arizona. Now, for the disaster recovery drill, I just stay onsite to help and assist anybody else as they need during that time frame and my work is done in about a 30-minute time frame. This is compared to the four or five hours it used to take for the three of us to do it."


"I would advise not to use this tool. I think between the licensing issues and the older solution mentality it is not a great solution."
"I have been involved in upgrades. They have not been straightforward. Some of them have required us to make changes to our architecture and production environment."
"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."
"The biggest problem with NetBackup is licensing."
"Some of the hardware is out of support."
"GUI needs to be more user-friendly."
"Netbackup can backup MySQL via Oracle policy, to be honest, this is not completely native support and this method has a few limitations. In fact, you can buy from Veritas (or Zmanda) clients for MySQL or PostgerSQL from Zmanda to backup MySQL or PostgreSQL on Linux."
"The database integration could be better."
"When building out a VPG and doing the machine types within Azure, they were not coming across correctly. It would say it had a CPU and memory of a specific type, but it was not accurate... It was a bug and they were working on it."
"When it comes to a solution, one of the things the management wants is to standardize platforms. That's why when Rubrik came out with their solution, they wanted to look at it. For instance, if you have multiple technologies, you're going to need admins to manage all those different ones. I would like Zerto to be something that fits all our needs, including the backup that Rubrik provides, but I understand that not all solutions can be that way."
"I don't like the evacuation process. The host evacuation process could be a little simpler too. It takes our maintenance a bit longer, when we are doing host maintenance, because we still need to evacuate the vRAs manually. I know they tried to make it more automatic, but it is not quite there yet."
"The alerting could be fine tuned and improved. It does a lot of alerts, but it's a little bit cumbersome to modify them."
"It took some time to get to know the solution in general, and exactly what functions each of the features is used for."
"If they already do not have it, they can have some APIs for the Horizon environment. Instead of having to use some scripts to get around, they can make it a lot more user-friendly for integration."
"For what we got it for, it does it great. I use a different solution for my disk-to-disk local backups to where I can have a local backup of files. I don't think Zerto does that well to where it keeps a memory of the files that are there. Basically, when something is deleted on Zerto, it gets deleted on the replicated version. So, some sort of snapshotting or something where I could have backups at different points in time of files would be a really helpful tool."
"If the log was more detailed and more user-friendly, we wouldn't have to make the calls to the support to try and figure out where the problem lies."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Veritas NetBackup's pricing is a bit steep when compared to other tools. It is very costly, but service-wise and overall, the Veritas NetBackup is a good product."
"This is an affordable solution"
"Veritas NetBackup's price could be a problem for small businesses."
"In terms of cost, it's not very good."
"It is reasonably priced."
"It is slightly more expensive than Commvault, but it is pretty much the same. It is an enterprise solution, so it scales quite well. It has a lot of features. So, you pay for what you get. It is not cheap, but it is fit for the purpose."
"The licensing fees are expensive."
"I rate the product's pricing a seven out of ten."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"I would suggest getting a dedicated, well-informed rep."
"I would like to see different service levels. They're good, but it still takes a lot of our budget in ops."
"The solution is very cost-effective and very easy to set-up but does not compromise on features."
"While we find the twenty-five VM license somewhat inflexible, the actual setup costs are minimal as the product is so easy to install."
"Zerto is fairly expensive, but worth it."
"You need to figure out how many critical servers and applications you have in your environment so you will know how many Zerto licenses to buy."
"I do not have anything to compare it to. It is expensive, but I am not going to squabble about the price when I bring the system up in a disaster. It is what it is."
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Comparison Review

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Nov 9, 2014
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Questions from the Community

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.
What advice do you have for others considering Oracle Data Guard?
Ik fluister:VM Host Oracle en DataGuard hebben we per toeval vervangen door Zerto :-) tijdens de Zerto implementatie en VPG werden de Host Data in write-ack Block-Level gerepliceerd. Qua licentie 1...
What do you like most about Zerto?
The most valuable feature of Zerto for us is its DR capability.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Zerto?
While Zerto excels in disaster recovery, its backup capabilities fall short. To ensure proper data protection, we require a separate backup solution alongside Zerto for disaster recovery therefore ...

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