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Chevelisia Farmer
Real User
Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 15 2018

What is most valuable?

From a tech perspective: * Utilizing deduplication * No replication * Getting the virtual environment backed up using Spectrum Protect Plus on... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We currently use Tivoli Data Protection to back up our databases. Spectrum Protect is actually the application which backs up the file system... more»

What needs improvement?

I would love to see something which allows us to do an auto restart of backup jobs. Right now, we have it where we have health checks, and if... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We came from version 7.1.3. Based on some of the features which were offered in version 8, this was the focal point for us to say, "We need to... more»

What other advice do I have?

Look at all the products in the industry, then base your decision on the size of your environment. A lot of times products say that have cool... more»
Per Martin Haddeland
Real User
Senior Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 09 2019

How has it helped my organization?

The most important part is that we know we have a backup of the whole virtual server. We can restore the whole server if we want, or just take some specific files. I like this... more»

What needs improvement?

The most important improvement would be for it to be updated to support new servers and we actually are in a situation that we are going to connect our Exchange service to a new... more»

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

The price is great. It's software related, and I know that might be a good thing because it's a cheap solution to buy and we have been looking for a program for backup and they fit... more»

What other advice do I have?

You can actually use the infrastructure you already have so you don't have to buy new hardware to actually start using it. That's the most important part about this solution.
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

It's supports Unix, Linux, all of the OS's. It's very stable software, we have been using it for many years now. It's great.

How has it helped my organization?

For backup testing, previously it was taking a long time, because we needed to restore all the machines and systems. Now, testing the backup machines is very fast.

What needs improvement?

The new backup systems are using new mechanisms for the recovery phases; for example, VM, recovery and testing the backup before recovering it. These features are not available in... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor, first of all we need local support, here in our country, so that we don't need to open tickets with the vendor every time. A lot of times we need to open a... more»
Brandon Mason
Real User
Director Data Center Operations at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 22 2017

What is most valuable?

It has a quick setup and then it is hands-off. It’s a backup product, and you want to set it up and forget about it.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

VM backups are common and there are a lot of vendors. The thing that sets Rubrik apart is the instant recovery feature.... more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting can be vague, especially when something is failing. AD integration is cumbersome. For highly compliant... more»

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

Understand what you really need to backup. Do you need a backup, or can you use storage snaps? Run their PoC trial. It... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had other solutions before this one. We used Veeam and VMware backups. We left Veeam due to storage management.... more»

What other advice do I have?

Understand what you want to backup. Rubrik makes it very easy to go in and back up everything, but that might not be in... more»
Nikolay Gorbunov
Real User
Lead Engineer at a integrator with 201-500 employees
Jul 02 2017

What is most valuable?

You can construct a comprehensive robust backup solution based on NetBackup. Management of such a solution will not be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Six months ago, I recovered several dozen TBs of production data after our storage failed. I recovered Enterprise... more»

What needs improvement?

The last releases introduced a simplified backup of MS SQL and Oracle. I'd like to have a more user-friendly interface... more»

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

If you have a complex environment with dozens of different servers and apps, I recommend you look for TB licensing. We... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

In the organization where I was previously, NetBackup replaced Backup Exec because Backup Exec did not have enough... more»

What other advice do I have?

My recommendation is the same for any product. Decide what options you really need, and then test the required options.... more»

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