Veeam Backup & Replication Review

I retired Backup Exec, and added Veeam in place of it. This increased the backup scope and reduced tape usage.

Valuable Features

The ability to perform exchange restores.

Improvements to My Organization

Surebackup allows verification of the backup. This provides a higher level of confidence.

Use of Solution

I've used it for two years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

If there is a communication interruption (ping drops) between the proxy and the Veeam server, the backup fails.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's excellent.

Technical Support:

It's just below excellent.

Previous Solutions

We previously used Backup Exec and ArcServe. These companies are too big to care even for their own products.

Initial Setup

It depends on the organizations structure and level of optimization.

Implementation Team

It was an in-house implementation.


Just recently, I retired Backup Exec, and added Veeam v8. This increased the backup scope by 30% and reduced tape usage by 70%

Other Solutions Considered

No, but the pricing was key.

Other Advice

Try it. Spend maybe one hour a week on the phone with their engineer to tweak things before buying. The product practically sells itself.

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

Not sure why your backups fail with the Proxies but I have never had that issue. We have a physical Veeam server and 1 Proxy per host which works great for SAN based backups. Check with Support on that.

02 July 15
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