Commvault Alternatives and Competitors 2019

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Anonymous User
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 all… 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 data… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 duality… 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 one… 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»
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 an… 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 Vault… 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 for… 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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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. If… more»
Damir Imamovic
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use and is an all-around solution for the backup of the Windows/Linux/Hyper-V/VMware environments. It has a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We now have a backup which is replicated to a remote site with instant recovery.

What needs improvement?

Arcserve needs to add the Linux appliance for the setup, which should be available as the software appliance with an… more»

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

You should take a look at Arcserve UDP and compare it to some other solutions.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we were using HPE Data Protector, however, it was a too complicated and outdated interface, so we moved over… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good product for most of the organizations.
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