Veritas NetBackup Review

Some of the valuable features are TAR importing and scriptable scheduling

How has it helped my organization?

We are an SMB, but for our client, it is a life saver.

What is most valuable?

  • TAR importing
  • Scriptable scheduling
  • Central catalog
  • Local and remote backup
  • DLO: Client for laptops

What needs improvement?

  • Integration
  • Setup implementation

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no issues with scalability yet. However, our largest customer barely has 100 NBU clients.

How are customer service and technical support?

On Veritas, the response time is good.

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

Our customers have used a very wide variety of options. However, almost all of them switched due to better handling time, straight line backup, recover windows, integration with BD, and better archiving options.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup varies from customer to customer. Most setups are straightforward, but they tend to be complex over time, due to adding DR sites, alternative media, and tuning backup times.

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

Personally, I'd tell them to make an inventory of what they want to backup, how often, and the size of backup and recovery windows. After that, we talk about how their requirements weigh in on the pricing/licensing. After that, then the real thing starts.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several solutions, including free/open source options and we ran some trials.

What other advice do I have?

Always leave room for more options.

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