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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Room for Improvement

Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees

I can't think of an area where the solution is lacking in features. Overall, it's quite good, and more money is going into R&D already.

That said, there are many things they can develop for the Linux agent. The Windows agent is quite complete.

Some customers have Oracle databases and Veeam does support back up of Oracle databases. There is a specific setup in Oracle when you have the Oracle databases configured with the ASM - something related to Oracle storage back up. Veeam cannot back up or restore ASM disks as of right now. It could be something they could offer in the future.

Some customers that are in the industrial sector are using legacy systems, systems that are very old and running on Windows 2000 or Windows NT, Windows 2003, and they're physical, they're not even virtual. Veeam here is pretty weak, as Veeam supports 2008 or Service Pack 1 and above. Anything before that, the Veeam Agent for Windows will not be able to back up anything.

I don't expect Veeam to be releasing agents for older editions of operating systems. Veeam itself is a new company. On the other hand, if you go to the competition, like Veritas, you'll see that Veritas is a well-established company in the market since way back and therefore they have these agents that can back up the older versions of Windows.

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Steve Lowrey - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner / IT operator at Fairview Schools

I can't think of anything that may be missing. I have basic replication and backup in place and it's doing what I want.

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Rudolf Kozdon - PeerSpot reviewer
IT specialist - Monitoring and security at Operator ICT

The only things that I can think of where Veeam can improve are in very small details. For example, there are some things that I would prefer included in reporting on backups that are currently missing. This is not a problem with the product that needs to be repaired, it is my personal use case that I hope can be addressed.  

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Wira Chinwong - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Director at scsi co.,ltd

It would be ideal with we could move the data to a physical server. Right now, we can only make it move to the standby server, however, it must be the virtualization, must be the Veeam servers. I'm speaking of replication. If they could let you can do replication to physical servers - a backup from physical servers and a replication to physical servers - that will be better.

Other than that, the solution really isn't missing any functionality or features. We're quite happy with it.

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System Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

I do not think that I can be specific about certain things that Veeam needs to do to improve. They just need to continue the development to follow trends in the industry, the development of the Microsoft operating system, and incorporate new functionalities into the Veeam Agent to keep the product competitive in the market.  

The situation with the Veeam Agent for Windows is pretty much the same as for the Veeam Agent for Linux. Agents use the functionality of the operating systems to keep a record of the platform in a stable state. They make a snapshot of the operating system and then can release or replace the state of the operating system to a stable state from the snapshot if it becomes unstable.  

The difference in the products is just the need to follow the requirements of the OS version where it is deployed.  

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Amgad Soliman - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System & Security Administrator at a legal firm with 51-200 employees

The solution could always offer a bit more. 

With the currency exchange, the solution ends up being quite expensive. It would be ideal if they could make it so that it was cheaper for users in our region.

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Tommy Myo Min Aung - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

A feature I would like to see is universal restore. At the moment, restoration can only be smooth on the same hardware. If you have a server and you back it up with Veeam Agent, in case it fails or crashes. If you later buy a new server because the same one isn't available on the market anymore, there's a high chance that Windows will not boot up if you restore from the Veeam backup because the hardware is now different. Acronis has the universal restore feature, so it will work with generic drivers and you can restore Windows in any dissimilar hardware. As far as I know, Veeam doesn't have this feature yet. 

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Lead Presales at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The solution lacks instant recovery.

Specific file and file-level backup are not there. That is the challenge.

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Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Everything is good with the solution. The only thing that's not as good with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is the compression ratio and the application ratio.

They should also offer better reports, for better monitoring.

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Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

The price of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows could improve.

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Senior Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

It fulfills our needs in terms of features. In terms of improvements, they can maybe improve its documentation.

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IT Director at UAGM

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows should improve by having more features, easier deployment, and compatibility with Unix boxes.

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Enayat Galsulkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Information Security Consultant at Future Telecom

The support could be improved and made faster. There is zero support. The reporting part and customization for backup policy can also be improved.

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Ben Ndunda - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

There isn't really anything I would like to improve. Maybe the solution could be more secure. 

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Backup Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

In the next release, I would like to see it easier to implement. It may be an issue internally, where something was missed in the installation.

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Yogesh (Datamotive) - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at a tech company with 11-50 employees

Some users might think the interface could be improved. It's a subjective thing, I'm fine with it. 

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Manager, Service Delivery at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The solution's compression ratio and high speed for backing up can always improve. Aspects that need improvement are less time, better quality, higher security, and more compression. These are continuous requirements for any customer.

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Buyer's Guide
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
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