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Veritas NetBackup Appliance Room for Improvement

Assistant Vice President Information Technology at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The upgrade process of the solution needs to be improved since it is extremely complicated, especially without the benefit of a support person who can guide one through it. This can result in many problems. Occasionally we encounter issues with the backup process which necessitate support from Veritas. Consequently, I would highlight the upgrade process as being in need of improvement. 

We hope to see SQL Instant Recovery in the 9.0 version. It is the same as VMware Instant Recovery but its restoration processes are very fast, with the ability to handle a terabyte of data in a single minute. 

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Muksith Thangal - PeerSpot reviewer
Backup and Storage Specialist at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees

It is a very robust and very good product from the appliance point of view, as well as the software point of view, however, you need to have a certain level of skills in order to operate it properly. You need to be experienced at a certain level to easily manage everything. In that sense, it's not straightforward.

It's very difficult, for example, if you need to analyze the logs. If you don't know what you're doing, if you're not very experienced, you will find it very difficult to do things yourself. It's an enterprise-level solution, after all, and it has a lot of things to do. That might be the reason why it is like this. It's not for entry-level people.

In terms of implementing the solution, it's quite technical. You need to be knowledgable in order to pull off a successful deployment.

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ICT-architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

If you compare the solution to, for example, Dell Data Domain, it looks that the deduplication ratio is even higher than what we have on NetBackup. If they want to improve, then they should look at the deduplication ratio in future versions.

The configuration can sometimes be tricky during implementation.

If the features could be complete in that they can work on all systems, all operating systems, that would be ideal. We have a lot of diversity and integrations to the cloud. This means, for example, if your Flex Appliances are not sufficient, you, for example, can offload to Azure Cloud. I know in some devices it's already possible. However, it's not universally the case. 

Today, if we have to implement it as software, if we are talking about virtual appliances, we need to implement it as software. However, it could also be developed as a package, so that you just have to mount it and to have the service. That would also be an advantage.

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Solutions Consultant at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

Depending on the setup structure, it can be complex to implement.

In my case, it's an enterprise environment, and they're always complicated. There's no way to get around there. With Backup Exec, everything is on Windows, and you don't have to worry about it. However, if there's going to be a critical Oracle database on the Unix system and then you're going to have new Windows and the Linux, it is going to be complicated. There's no way around it, particularly with the customers.

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RishiPandit - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead - Technical Services at Impetus

Veritas NetBackup is software, so there are multiple OS issues, OS packages, and updates.

I would like to see the Java control replaced with web control in the next release. There is currently web control, but it is confusing when using Java control. Web control requires no granular settings. Web control should be enhanced so that it looks and feels like Java control. This would enable a person switching from Java control to Web control to not be hesitant to adopt the web version. Currently, Web control is entirely different from Java control.

Veritas NetBackup would benefit from better-explained error codes. The technical documentation should be easy to read, easy to set up, and be more understandable. There are two or three possibilities for one single error, so Veritas should try to bifurcate or separate the issues so each has its own ID.

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IT admin at kfmb

I don't like the interface of Veritas. It could be improved. It's not that user-friendly right now.

It's hard to get to the backups. There are too many tabs.

It's like to see replication in Veritas.

The setup is a bit more complex than Veeam.

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Software Developer at BOLDATA SYSTEMS LTD

I'm not sure if I have seen any area that needs improvement. I'm not overly technical, and I personally haven't had any real issues. 

The monitoring could be a bit better.

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Pradeep Kabbur - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Because Veritas NetBackup Appliance is integrated with the cloud, it's hard to say. The block-level backup features could be improved.

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Giap Seng  Tay - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior IT Manager at a maritime company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Feature-wise, it is quite good, but it is very costly. Its price has gone up quite significantly over the years, and that makes people like us look at alternatives.

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Junior Database Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The reporting feature can be improved. At the moment, we can't acquire the exact information we need from NetBackup. We're looking to improve it on the new system. If I were to look at it performance-wise or storage-wise, it's really complicated to see what's going on. I heard that there's an additional software for that problem, but I didn't really examine it.

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Aziz Serbouti - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at curetech

The price needs to be improved because it is really expensive.

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PramodTalekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Storage & Backup Engineer at Evolent Health

They could improve the interface a bit. It's not as good as it could be. 

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Senior Infrastructure Consultant at FORUM INTERNATIONAL

The solution could improve by providing more integration and security.

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Islam Hamed - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager at EGPC

Veritas NetBackup Appliance could improve by having a site recovery feature.

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Ahmed Sabry - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Leader at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The price for Veritas is very high and I'd like to see that reduced. 

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Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I would like to see it integrate with SaaS, and with appliances in the cloud. It could be better integrated with other platforms.

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Sivathiban Krishnamurtthu - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Director at Syscentrix

Veritas NetBackup Appliance can improve by having a more direct connection to the cloud. It should have the technology to be able to directly communicate with the cloud.

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