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How do the backup solutions of Veeam and Veritas compare?

Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What are the pros and cons of each?

PeerSpot user
56 Answers

Miquel Morell - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

If you have a fully virtualized environment Veeam is easier to use.

But if you don't have a virtual system (e.g., you have a NAS server or a non-virtual server), probably bkupExec is better.

Karthik_C - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

As mentioned by many Veaam is best suitable for virtualized environments. 

As to Veritas, it has 2 products: Backup Exec and NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup is more suitable for Heterogenous OS and Database environments. 

Veritas Backup Exec is suitable for SMB and mid-sized companies. It supports virtualized environments, file and database-level backups (Microsoft-related DB) and is cost effective.

Pawel Augustyn - PeerSpot reviewerPawel Augustyn
Top 10Real User

@Karthik_C i compared and BAckup exec for virtualization is twice cheaper than Veam.Maybe Veeam is faster, but Backup Exec is very realiable and trusted.

VijayPandey - PeerSpot reviewer

Veeam is best for Hyper-V & VMWare replications snapshots, HA failover. 

Live backup is available in VMWare only.

Veritas - it specializes in storage management software including the first commercial journaling file system, VxFS, VxVM, VCS, the personal/small office backup software Backup Exec and the enterprise backup software, NetBackup. 

Veritas Record Now was an early CD recording software.

Armando Carlos Monroy - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardMSP

If you need more app and DB backups integration, it's better to use Veritas. 

For VMS with MS apps only, I choose Veeam. Veeam is a great software for virtual environments but needs to make better integration with larger apps and DB cause of the consistency you need to guarantee. 

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