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Veritas Backup Exec Pros

SP
IT Network Analyst at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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Senior Network Administrator at MapnaBE
Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries.
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KO
Chief Technology Officer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it.
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RG
Product Brand Manager at Epsidon Technology Distribution
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.
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Manager - Backup & DR Global Infrastructure at TMF Group
The product makes it easy to restore data.
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System Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has good stability. Its interface is very good, responsive, and easy for restoring data. I use it for backup, encryption, and restore operations, and it works. I am using many agents from VM to LMDP. I also use an agent for SQL Server, which has advanced options because it is the Enterprise version.
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Head Of IT Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything.
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Software Directeur BU at AITEK
The solution was stable and reliable.
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Tape Library Associate at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease-of-use in general is great.
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PK
Desktop Support Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The flexibility is very good.
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Veritas Backup Exec Cons

SP
IT Network Analyst at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Something within the software itself isn't quite right. There may be a bug or glitch. It will work fine for weeks and then all of a sudden it just tanks.
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Senior Network Administrator at MapnaBE
A web console would be great because nowadays a lot of products are web-based and you can access the console from various environments. So I would recommend bringing this feature in the next solution.
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KO
Chief Technology Officer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
The price of this solution is very high.
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RG
Product Brand Manager at Epsidon Technology Distribution
The one thing which could be improved, which we have informed Veritas about, is the ability to plug in to the cloud. Meaning, instead of using local storage if we're backing up a small user or end user, we want to be able to make it so they can direct the backups directly to the cloud. It can't be done at the moment. We can only back up to the storage then replicate to the cloud, but we cannot use the cloud as a source of storage.
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Manager - Backup & DR Global Infrastructure at TMF Group
It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use.
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System Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Head Of IT Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing of the solution is a bit high.
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Software Directeur BU at AITEK
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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Tape Library Associate at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly.
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PK
Desktop Support Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There needs to be an integration process of the endpoint devices so that we don't have to redo everything for different products.
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Learn what your peers think about Veritas Backup Exec. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
563,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.