Veeam Backup & Replication Review

Tape support is still not performing as expected; Veeam relates to backup as a repository instead of long term archive.


What is most valuable?

I started working with Veeam because of its replication capabilities. Later on when version 7 was released, with the addition of the tape support, I started migrating to pure Veeam environments.

What needs improvement?

Tape support is still not performing as expected (at least for my opinion) as Veeam relates to tape backup as a repository instead of a long term archive. Schedule options can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

Almost two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No but you need to pay attention to small things that make a big difference. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Usually it runs very smoothly.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No, I have one rule regarding Veeam, use proxy!

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

I used to work with Symantec backup exec / System recovery, IBM FastBack and Arcserve each one of them has its strength and weaknesses. The reason I switched to Veeam was the native support for virtual environments.

How was the initial setup?

Pretty straightforward and intuitive.

What about the implementation team?

I'm an integrator so I can't rate myself.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I've tested CA ARCserve High Availability (formally XoSoft) IBM FastBack (formally FilesX) and Double-Take Availability.

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