Veeam Backup & Replication Review

Off-​site replication was good and gave us a reliable backup, but direct SAN-to-SAN replication needs improvement.


What is most valuable?

Off-site replication was good.

How has it helped my organization?

We were struggling with having software that would give us reliable backup and when we implemented the Veeam solution, it solved the problem for us.

What needs improvement?

Direct SAN to SAN replication – it didn’t integrate well with the 3PAR SAN that we had.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for about four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues – easy deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues – it scaled to our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Never had to use them – that’s a good sign.

Technical Support:

Never had to use them – that’s a good sign.

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

We were using Comvault for part of our backups and when Comvault allowed their SAN snapshotting we switched it all over.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at a couple but it was cheaper to just go with Comvault across the board and pay one fee.

What other advice do I have?

Do a live demo or trial – make sure it’s a good fit for what you need.


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

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This isn't a really informed post. Veeam doesn't have SAN to SAN replication. In V8 of the product they do integrate with HP 3PAR for Direct SAN backups. You can then setup a replication job to another site or veeam server.

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Generally all San to San back ups will experience problems with all vendors. Make you life easier move to Exablox NAS solutions.