Veritas Backup Exec Review

It gave us the ability to have valid backups. I would like to see a more stable environment in a WAN infrastructure.


How has it helped my organization?

It just gave us the ability to have valid backups most of the time.

What is most valuable?

The interface easy to use and it is compatible with most backup devices.

What needs improvement?

  • Ability to backup to cloud
  • Virtualization backups availability
  • More stable environment in a WAN infrastructure

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were issues with stability, such as big issues/error messages when trying to restore SQL instances, Exchange datastores, or single files

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In terms of scalability, if you get rid of a server that belongs to the CASO, the catalogs won´t work. Restores get even more difficult. If you need to replace the CASO, it is very frustrating.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would give technical support a rating of 5/10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were hoping to get scalability and a stable backup environment.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex when you are replacing an existing server.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is similar, but they don´t offer the same options/technology.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated many other options back at that time.

What other advice do I have?

Check Veeam first.

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