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2019-01-22T19:58:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with StarWind Virtual Tape Library?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with StarWind Virtual Tape Library.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Indeep G - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Administrator at Prism Economics & Analysis
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2020-11-18T02:05:00Z
18 November 20

The main thing that I felt could be improved was having an estimated time of completion for the virtual tape uploads to the cloud. There is no easy way to determine how long an upload took to complete without looking into the logs, which is very cumbersome. I spoke with their support and was able to add it as a feature request. Starwind VTL is in constant development and after my discussion with them, I found out that they are planning to include this feature in the next release.

reviewer1217457 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-10-24T19:28:00Z
24 October 19

The initial installation can be complex and should be simplified.

Kevin Sipma - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer, Founder | We Help SMB Businesses Leverage Technology & Reduce Risk at Neuron Computer Services, LLC
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2019-01-22T19:58:00Z
22 January 19

It's a very technical product so some more user-friendliness and UX would go a long way. It sort of has to be very technical though because it is trying to marry old school tape library technology with new school cloud storage technology and act as a bridge between backup software that uses VTL for offloading. An easier way obviously would be to do away with the need for VTL and just go straight to B2 out of Veeam — like a plugin maybe. Not sure if that's possible with how Veeam works.

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Related Questions
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 18, 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about StarWind Virtual Tape Library? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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reviewer1217457 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
24 October 19
StarWind VTL allowed us to back up to virtual tape that was created within Veeam and upload the tape to the cloud.
Indeep G - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Administrator at Prism Economics & Analysis
18 November 20
I like the fact that we can simultaneously upload the virtual tapes to different cloud providers, and the settings can be adjusted to speed up the upload times even further.
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‎Cloud Infrastructure Architect at Lenovo
31 October 17
interesting question. Simply put, the one that is better is the one that is the better fit for the client ? Please give me specific environment details, infrastructure background, existing footprints, planned projects, IT team’s skill sets etc. and I will be able to give you a better answer.
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