Veeam Backup & Replication Review
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.


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 1 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.

Improvements to 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.

Valuable Features

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.

Room for 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.

Use of Solution

More than five years.

Stability Issues

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

Scalability Issues

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

Customer Service and Technical 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.

Previous Solutions

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.

Initial Setup

Initial setup was very straightforward and there never seem to be issues with Veeam.

Implementation Team

We completed the implementation in-house using local resources.

ROI

ROI has been about 6 months.

Pricing, License Cost and Setup

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

Other Solutions Considered

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

Other Advice

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.

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

it_user183906User

I like this review. Looking for best solution for physical and VM.

Like (0)08 June 15
it_user183906User

In your opinion, can your solution create a trusted back up system for both physical and VM?

Like (0)08 June 15
Chris ChilderhoseReal UserTOP REVIEWERELITE SQUAD

Yes it can. Veeam however only does backup of physical with the Endpoint product but it works well. I have yet to test Exchange restores. If you want faster backups connect the physical box to the SANs with FC or iSCSI for direct SAN backup.

Like (0)09 June 15
MD AlamReal UserTOP 5LEADERBOARD

NO doubt Veeam is best disaster recovery solution for all the environment, physical, Virtual and cloud.

Like (0)16 April 18
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