Veeam Backup & Replication Review
It has allowed us to restore files, emails and entire servers and it scaled well for our organization.


Valuable Features

Instant recovery of an entire VM, as there are times when I need to do it.

Improvements to My Organization

We no longer use tapes. The restoration of files, email and entire servers have been reduced to mere minutes instead of hours or days, which it was at times.

Room for Improvement

Support for physical servers. Although we are continuing to virtualize all of our servers; there are, at this time, a few physical servers in our organization. They must be backed up as well. Currently, we have to use another vendor to backup these servers.

Use of Solution

I’ve been using Veeam Backup and Replication for about two years now.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

None so far and I don’t expect to have any issues with stability in the future.

Scalability Issues

For our organization, it has scaled exceptionally well.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

They have taken care of our needs, and been there each step of the way for us, so I would rate it as exceptional.

Technical Support:

We have not had to place many calls with technical support. You could say this fact says a lot about the stability and ease of deployment. There have been a few times we have called and each time our issue was resolved in a very reasonable time frame. The engineers are very knowledgeable, not only of their product, but also of the platform & hypervisor that we use in our datacenter.

Previous Solutions

Yes we did. Agents and licensing were getting too cumbersome and performance was not where we felt it should be.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward,

Implementation Team

We did it in-house.

Other Solutions Considered

Lets just say that Veeam B&R met or exceeded what the competition provided.

Other Advice

Do your homework. Run a demo of the software. And for any backup solutions remember the three “P’s”. Plan, Plan and Plan

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

2 Comments

it_user265932Vendor

Hello Jeremy,
Can you please elaborate what physical servers you are seeking protection for (i.e. applications and OS)?

Have you tested Veeam Endpoint Backup? A free solution for backing up laptops and desktops, as an addition it could help you to back up the last remaining windows server. I mean, since it’s free – it’s worth testing, right?

http://www.veeam.com/endpoint-backup-free.html

07 July 15
A.J. DiLorenzoReal UserELITE SQUADTOP 5

Jeremy,

I just wanted to add-on to what Dmitry said regarding Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. I would highly recommend this product as well as it is very simple to setup and use, and supports Windows Server 2008 or later. It also integrates directly with Veeam Backup & Replication v8 Update 2 or higher so that you can manage your physical endpoint backup repositories, restore points and much more from one central location.

11 July 15
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