Commvault Review
Enables backup and archive in a single job


Improvements to My Organization

Earlier, the legacy was you needed to backup and, when you needed to do an archive, you needed to do an archive job again. With Commvault it is a single job, which does both backup and archive, so it does not touch the data twice.

Valuable Features

Backup and archive with a single window, with a single backup job. You only need to type "c".

Room for Improvement

Actually Commvault is good software. I just wanted to compare the features, which are there in EMC NetWorker, which are not available in Commvault. We have things using Networker, I just wanted to see what is the advantage over Commvault.

Stability Issues

Commvault is very stable.

Scalability Issues

It is scalable, and it can grow up the environment.

Previous Solutions

No, it was in manual backup earlier, now it is an automated.

Initial Setup

It was pretty simple and straightforward.

Other Solutions Considered

Symantec, Veritas. We chose this one because it was the first which had all available storage types, deep storage, cloud storage, and it has a global database system.

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

1 Comment

John ChaneyUser

For disclosure, I was an installer and supporter of Networker from 1993 to 2013. I've installed and configured it hundreds of times for customers. I had to script it to do a most things. I considered Networker a toolbox that gave me the tools I needed to get the job done. Around 2000, we started investigating CommVault. It took a few years before they finally had the feature set to compete with Networker. I have done a couple of hundred installs and upgrades of CommVault, and still do. We totally dropped even doing PS for Networker with 9.x. In a nutshell, CommVault did everything out of the box, that I had to script Networker to do, and more. There is no comparison. CommVault is the Lamborghini of data protection without the price tag, due to competition. Capitalism works.

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