Veeam Software Reviews

Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
Real User
ExpertTop 5
By moving the Veeam server to a physical server and creating a Proxy server on each of the hosts, we are able to leverage SAN based backup which is very fast.
Pros and Cons
  • "Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer."
  • "Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction."

What is our primary use case?

Veeam is our primary backup system used with the DD2500 for the repository. We use Veeam 9.5 Update 3 on a physical Windows 2016 server with Proxy servers deployed one per host in our HA Cluster. We also use the Enterprise Plus licensing for Nimble Snapshot Integration for backups and this allows our backup window to be reduced.

How has it helped my organization?

With moving the Veeam server to a physical server and creating a Proxy server on each of the hosts, we are able to leverage SAN based backup which is very fast. Jobs are completed overnight and never run in to the business hours.

What is most valuable?

Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer. Allowing our Veeam Agents access to the repositories for backups is another big plus.

What needs improvement?

Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction. However, with Veeam Endpoint Backup, physical server backup is possible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability has always been the best part of Veeam and never has there been an issue with this.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of Veeam is endless depending on your needs and there were no issues for us.

How are customer service and support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is always been top notch and I rate it a 10/10.

Technical Support:

Technical support is 10/10. They are always fast with responding to tickets and help you in the best way possible. They even arrange discussions with Architects if you have questions on best practices or environment setup.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We still use Symantec Backup Exec but only due to having physical Exchange 2010 servers. Once we virtualize this will be decommissioned. Having Veeam Endpoint Backup may be the alternate solution to fast-track this.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very straightforward and there never seems to be issues with Veeam.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the implementation in-house using local resources.

What was our ROI?

ROI has been about six months.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Be sure as always to evaluate products, get licensing costs, etc. Choose what is right for your business model.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated as we knew Veeam was one of the better solutions for Virtual Backup.

What other advice do I have?

Veeam is a great product and always works. The product setup is easy and learning of the product for someone technical is straightforward. I look forward to the improvements in this product as it progresses.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Other
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Veeam Data Platform?

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PeerSpot
Mar 28 2024

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam Data Platform.

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PeerSpot
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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veeam Data Platform, what would you say?

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

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Julia Miller
PeerSpot
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How do you or your organization use this solution?

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PeerSpot
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot
Mar 14 2024

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot
Mar 14 2024

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veeam ONE, what would you say?

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

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot
Mar 12 2024

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam ONE.

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

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Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot
Mar 12 2024

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Veeam ONE?

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Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot
Jan 24 2024

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
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Jan 24 2024

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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PeerSpot
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Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Veeam Backup & Replication?

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Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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Senior Delivery Ops Manager
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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veeam Backup for Office 365, what would you say?

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

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot
Dec 28 2023

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot
Dec 28 2023

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam Backup for Office 365.

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

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot
Dec 28 2023

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Veeam Backup for Office 365?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot
Nov 03 2023

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
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PeerSpot
Nov 03 2023

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Oct 30 2023

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Veeam Backup for Google Cloud?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veeam Backup for Google Cloud, what would you say?

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Oct 30 2023

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

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot

Hi,

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Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

it_user216081 - PeerSpot reviewer
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When I try to backup to tape I get this error: Media family not found (mediaFamilyID:).

I have found nothing on the web to fix this problem.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

Sonia Jaguaco - PeerSpot reviewer
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Hi,

I'm looking for a piece of advice. Does anyone have experience on how to "backup" Isilon (Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon)) content with Veeam Backup & Replication or an alternative tool?

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it_user177801 - PeerSpot reviewer
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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam Cloud Connect.

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

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Veeam Cloud Connect?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veeam Cloud Connect, what would you say?

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

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veeam Agent for Linux, what would you say?

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

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam Agent for Linux.

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

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Veeam Agent for Linux?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, what would you say?

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

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Miller - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Miller
PeerSpot

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.

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

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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

Why?

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Mark Krasnov - PeerSpot reviewer
Mark Krasnov
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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 wi...
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I'm looking for a breakdown of the major differences between these Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions:

1. Arcserve UDP

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3. Veeam Backup 

4. VMware vDPA

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Daniel Antonson - PeerSpot reviewer
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Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Avigail Sugarman - PeerSpot reviewer
Avigail Sugarman
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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