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2018-03-06T10:47:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Veritas Backup Exec?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veritas Backup Exec, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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38 Answers
Alex Ntow - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at EITBS Ltd
Reseller
Top 10
2022-08-22T12:53:35Z
22 August 22

OEM has always been a data company. They've always wanted to protect data. The methodology, the idea, or the concept behind the Backup Exec application is that you can back up and restore your data, and you can go to sleep. There are other newer solutions on the market. Of course, they also do the job, but when it comes to working in a simple manner, Backup Exec does the job well. So, one should not just say that Backup Exec is a product that has been around for a long time, and it is not modern. Backup Exec is very modern, very fresh. You should at least try it out before you make any decisions. I would rate it a nine out of ten.

MostafaShoaei - PeerSpot reviewer
System Admin at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-16T13:05:15Z
16 August 22

I'm a customer and end-user. I've enjoyed the product. It's a user-friendly and widely support platform and is flexible and scalable. I'd rate the product seven out of ten.

GC
Senior Manager at Datamatics Global Services Limited
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-21T11:17:00Z
21 July 22

Better architects should be there to create the backup systems. Dedicated backup servers, dedicated switches, and separate networks would be good. Resume option for failed JOB. I would give an overall rating of six on a scale from one to ten for Veritas Backup Exec.

Burak Pehlevan - PeerSpot reviewer
SaaS Infrastructure Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-05T13:54:27Z
05 July 22

I’m a customer and end-user. It is a useful solution and it can be used in any enterprise environment. I’d rate the solution an eight out of ten.

SP
Senior System Engineer at Vintech Electronic Systems Pvt.Ltd
Reseller
Top 20
2022-04-25T11:57:00Z
25 April 22

The product is good. If the organization is considering Veritas Backup, and they want to do a file-level backup on a tape, in a small environment, then definitely Backup Exec is the perfect solution. If the organization is looking for backup and disaster recovery, replication and the like, Veeam Backup & Replication would be preferred. I would rate the solution a 9 out of 10.

DA
Software Technology Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2022-03-01T20:03:52Z
01 March 22

I would recommend this solution to others. We have a lot of success stories with this solution. It is very easy to use and others have a high opinion of the solution. I rate Veritas Backup Exec a ten out of ten.

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Armand GADA-YAO - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Directeur BU at AITEK
Reseller
Top 5
2022-01-05T07:16:52Z
05 January 22

We were a distributor, however, we did not sell enough and therefore the contract ended. Ultimately, the product had to have more presence on the ground. A good example of that would be Microsoft or, if you want, Kaspersky. They have the representatives here, and the representatives used to go to see the customer. They have many QBA with their distributor, and so they helped us promote the solution. It's very difficult to promote the solution. I was alone in the company trying to sell the solution, and I know that there were some representatives on the ground, yet they never spoke with us. Even if you asked them for a quote or something else, they never answered you or they answered very late. With so much time passing, it became more and more difficult for us to sell the solution. There was competition from, for example, Veam, which had people on the ground and able to help customers. We just never got the same level of local support for this product and it never worked out for us. I'd rate it at an eight out of ten, as it is a good product in general, however, selling it effectively proved to be difficult.

SunilGupta1 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at F1 INFOTECH
Real User
Top 20
2022-01-05T06:50:45Z
05 January 22

You should have the right skill set because these are complex projects. If you have the right skill set and the right partner with you, it is easy to implement. You should check that the partner or the team you are engaging for this project is technically certified and experienced to handle such a project. I would rate it an eight out of 10.

BY
Engineering Manager at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-29T17:53:21Z
29 October 21

We do the integration of the solution. At present, there is only one user, a backup administrator, making use of the solution. One of our customers in New York City made preparations for a DR site, but the project they had planned for this year was delayed by a year or two owing to COVID-19. It seems to me that the customer likely needed the same solution in the DR site. I rate Veritas Exec Backup as a five or six out of ten.

CM
System Administrator at Mairie de Blois
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-29T15:09:14Z
29 October 21

Veritas Backup Exec is a good solution. It can take a little time to get used to the GUI, but once you've understood how it works, it's really great to use. You can quickly do what you want to do, or get the information you want. I rate Veritas Backup Exec an eight out of ten.

MS
IT Infrastructure Services at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-09-21T15:37:11Z
21 September 21

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this solution at six.

PK
Desktop Support Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-14T09:46:27Z
14 July 21

We are using the solution for mid-range customers or customers that have a very small infrastructure setup. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. Overall, we've had a great experience with its capabilities. I'd recommend the solution to others. Of course, it needs to be as per the customer requirements. In many environments, we are currently recommending the NetApp Backup or this Backup Exec. It's completely dependent on the customer environment.

SA
Project Manager at a non-profit with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-06-15T16:06:51Z
15 June 21

I would recommend purchasing this solution and try it yourself. I would rate Veritas Backup Exec a seven out of ten.

Florent ADODO - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Assistant at Hotel 2 Fevrier
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-19T10:13:09Z
19 May 21

I would recommend this solution for a company with around 15 computers. When we tried to increase its usage to 17 computers, it was very slow. We plan to keep using this solution for now. Later on, if we find something more scalable, we will switch to that. I would rate Veritas Backup Exec a six out of ten.

Vandy Va - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of IT Infrastructure at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-12T13:16:11Z
12 January 21

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with the company. The solution is a bit expensive. The trade magazines seem to imply that you can do a virtual environment for almost the same price, which would be better. Overall, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten. It's okay. It could be better in a variety of ways.

SP
IT Network Analyst at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-04T21:36:14Z
04 December 20

We're currently considering looking for a new solution. We want to see what is out there. This product is also quite expensive. Having a reliable backup is essential to your company. For example, we were using this product to back up one of our servers that got the CryptoLocker virus. We were able to go back and restore it to just a few hours previous to the attack and we were able to get everybody right back up and running within a day, in less than a day's time. It absolutely could have just spread right through the whole environment had we not caught it. This solution gave us the ability to be able to get back up with minimal data loss. Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. If they were able to take out some of the bugs we have found I'd rate it higher.

LI
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-11-29T05:37:03Z
29 November 20

Veritas Backup Exec is a product that I can recommend to others. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Ricardo Christie - PeerSpot reviewer
Tape Library Associate at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-19T22:32:53Z
19 November 20

It's very easy to use. It's easier than all of the other backup solutions available. In terms of ease-of-use, Backup Exec is the most straightforward one that I have dealt with. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

GT
Executive Head Cloud Services at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Reseller
2020-10-14T06:37:03Z
14 October 20

We are very happy with Veritas, and we work with them consistently for our servicing. We are a reseller, and we have been their Value Added Reseller of the Year three times. This solution has been good for us. We have had good support. It is very stable, and it works for our customers. Only the reporting feature needs to be fixed. I would rate Veritas Backup Exec an eight out of ten.

Suman Jha - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager - Backup & DR Global Infrastructure at TMF Group
Real User
2020-08-05T06:59:32Z
05 August 20

My advice to anyone considering this product would be to know how many servers have to be covered and the complexity of the environment as well as the capabilities of Backup Exec. Veritas cannot handle a complex environment very well. It is really only designed for a simple environment. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I can rate Veritas Backup Exec as somewhere around eight. It has some very good capabilities but limitations with system complexity, user-friendliness, and depth of reporting.

MasoudGhorbani - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Administrator at MapnaBE
Real User
2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
14 June 20

On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Veritas Backup Exec an eight. I would advise that it's not important which product you use because I think most of the products are good quality and nowadays have at least a standard because of technological enhancements, but it's more important to understand the concept of back-up and recovery. For example, how many jobs are needed, what is your infrastructure, what storage do you need, things like that. Having knowledge of data and back-up recovery is more important than the actual solution. It's not important which tools you use, because nowadays all the solutions, for example, Veeam, are good. It's better to know what you want and to have good knowledge of back-up and recovery concepts, for example, storage, data, data growth, SQL, etc.

KO
Chief Technology Officer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
18 August 19

Depending on the size of the data being backed up, it can take a couple of hours to complete. This is a solution that keeps evolving with technology. They know the trend of cyber attacks, so Veritas try as much as possible to build up their backup solution to combat whatever attack is in trend. They recently sent me a document that shows that their data protection can mitigate against ransomware. This is good for enterprise clients because it shows that they are thinking of their customers. A lot of organizations today are afraid of ransomware, and Veritas is ensuring that they are strengthening their data protection to combat or mitigate such attacks. It is something that any enterprise needs to embrace. I have used other data protection solutions and I see Veritas as one of the best in the market. This solution also has options, such as granular restore, that are not available in other products. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Ash Dib - PeerSpot reviewer
Virtualization Specialist at dk
Real User
2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
01 August 19

I have suggested this solution to four of five people. For big companies, with more than fifty people, I recommend this product completely. However, for companies with less than fifty people, I don't suggest it. For the installation, you need at least two servers and a tape librarian. This is a good enterprise-level solution. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Pawel Augustyn - PeerSpot reviewer
System Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
01 August 19

Choosing a backup and recovery system is something that depends on the size of the resources in your environment. Rating this product is tough because I have had problems with the integration. In this context, I would rate this solution a six out of ten. However, the solution is good and if I were using a new installation, I would rate it an eight out of ten. Overall, I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

it_user801057 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
31 July 19

This is a product that I strongly recommend, and I plan on using it for the long term. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Syed Anas Quadri - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Services Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
31 July 19

We're a reseller of this solution. We also use an on-premises version in our offices. It is the most preferred backup solution for data protection for our customers. We use it ourselves for our production environment backup. Whoever is accessing our server, whoever is accessing the sources, is using it. It's mandatory for our organization to understand the product. Everyone including the sales team, the pre-sales, the technical guys, etc., everybody knows the product. If you are looking for a safe and reliable solution, I would recommend it. If you're looking for something new, or something sleeker or more simplified which will give you more flexibility, I would recommend a Google product. In this solution, you have a lot of features. You can use it as secondary storage. You can use it for a backup that's more granular. Like Veeam, you can recover items from the database. It would be good to add more features, like APIs. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

Alex Ntow - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at EITBS Ltd
Reseller
Top 10
2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
29 July 19

Veritas Backup Exec is an SMB solution, so for an SMB customer that does not have a Unix environment, I would recommend this product. However, for larger enterprise customers, I would recommend another product such as Veritas NetBackup. All of the features that I can wish for are already in there. The interface, dashboard, and pricing are all perfect. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Algimantas Slabada - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
29 July 19

I would recommend this product. I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.

it_user828366 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a non-tech company
Consultant
2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
29 July 19

Everything that I need is available with Veritas. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

it_user973848 - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
29 July 19

We use the on-premises version of the solution. For what we need, for how we're using the solution, it does what it's supposed to do. If I were to give advice about the product to others, I would say that it's a very simple solution and it does pretty much what it's supposed to do. We haven't had any problems with it for the past six or seven years. I would rate the solution at nine out of ten. It's helped us tremendously over the years in locating all kinds of issues that we had on the network. It also finds any issues very quickly. I would recommend it.

RG
Pre-Sales Technical Engineer at Kolaly
Real User
2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
29 July 19

This is a solution that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

it_user991605 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
29 July 19

We used the on-premise version of the solution. The dashboard was good. I loved to see the maintenance dashboard every time I logged on. That was my first screen because it always gave me a reminder of how many days before my next renewal. I have evaluated the solution against other applications, and it is quite stable, but if you want to compare it to what other applications are offering, then I would say that I would hesitate if I have to make that recommendation that others should use it. I would rate this solution 8 out of 10.

MH
Service Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
29 July 19

My advice to anybody who is implementing this product is to read the admin guide. It is important to look at the prerequisites, such as the operating system version. Find out whether you satisfy the minimum requirements for compatibility. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

MS Alam - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Abdullah Al-Othaim Markets
Real User
2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
12 March 19

For our internal purposes, Veritas Backup Exec is very good, but for disaster recovery, you should go with another product. Nowadays, everything is going on the cloud and the backup solutions should also be also fast. A lot of things we are maintaining now require professional disaster recovery services. With Veritas, an internal alert problem is happening for all the windows which should be somewhat decreased. Then it would be better and more user-friendly. I am giving Veritas Backup Exec an 8 out of 10. The Backup Exec software is very good but should be updated with new features.

it_user966060 - PeerSpot reviewer
System Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-12-19T10:07:00Z
19 December 18

It is important for me for the solution to support all metadata, the entire database. It must support the entire platform.

Mohammad  Sajid - PeerSpot reviewer
Analyst - Microsoft Technologies at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
22 November 18

In the global business world, Veritas has a very good name. I think they have a good solid product, and they are always trying to improve and update it. They know what the client actually needs, and they are up to the challenge of satisfying those needs.

DR
Network Administrator with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-08-13T07:28:00Z
13 August 18

If you're seriously looking at Backup Exec, take a hard look at their licensing model and compare that. Also, experience their tech support before you jump in. Right now, the two big hitters are Backup Exec and Veeam. But the document that I've downloaded now from IT Central Station has introduced me to other vendors that I also need to take a look at. In looking for a vendor to go with, the important criteria for me are: * cost * ease of use * options, especially trial-based options. The current version that I'm at, and I have to base my rating on it because it's the only one that I've been using, I would give it a seven out of 10 because it doesn't have the cloud options, the licensing has gotten worse instead of better, and technical support is iffy at best. I'm using version 16.0.

DK
Pre-Post Sales Engineer at Exclusive Networks Asia
Real User
2018-03-06T10:47:00Z
06 March 18

I was previously an ADV engineer at Veritas. I have witnessed different types of users utilizing the product.

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MK
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Oct 04, 2021
Hi peers,  We use Backup Exec (2010) and it is very slow.  I understand they've improved since then and, thus, I would like to see if anyone can share a speed comparison for the Veeam Backup Exec 2021's version vs Veeam Backup & Replication. Please assist with your insights.
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
04 October 21
Hello @MasoudGhorbani, @Pawel Augustyn, @Vandy Va, @Enayat Galsulkar and @Daniel Aramayo, It seems you might be able to assist with this question based on your professional experience. Can you please chime in? Thanks for helping your peers!
Pawel Augustyn - PeerSpot reviewer
System Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
04 October 21
Backup Exec 2020 -backup job: - virtual machines: 4GB/min; - MS SQL: 8GB/min; - duplicate to tape (LTO 8)- 8-10GB/min. The time depends on the speed of the storage source/destination.
it_user735468 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Operations Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 05, 2020
Looking for an opensource backup solution. Currently using R1Soft and have major issues.  We need the software to work with OVM, Linux, Windows, Sql server, Exchange, and Sharepoint.  We also need bare metal recovery functionality.
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it_user457074 - PeerSpot reviewer
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Best Software for Backup and Recovery specially for Bare Metal is Veritas Netbackup!!!
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