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Find out what your peers are saying about Carbonite Server vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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"Global deduplication and the indexing of the data object are the most valuable features. It saves costs on the product side by doing compression and deduplication. It will help you and make your life easy to reach the data that you need within the minimum downtime when it's required."
"In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync."
"It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market."
"It's the leader in backup and archiving."
"It's very stable."
"It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice."
"We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it."
"The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great."
"The solution is very stable."
"It does not slow down your computer or use a lot of resources as it works."
"Technical support handled all our issues quickly and effectively."
"It seems reliable and easy to use."
"The Granular Restore of SQL feature has been a lifesaver more times than I can count. One of the main reasons for looking at Carbonite was their support for platforms like AIX and AS/400 Series."
"We are satisfied with the stability of the product."
"In the global business world, Veritas has a very good name. I think they have a good solid product, and they are always trying to improve it, and update it. ;They know what the client actually needs, and they are up to the challenge of satisfying those needs."
"It is a good backup tool."
"One nice feature with Backup Exec is mainly that disaster can happen to any server and the disk image can be destroyed very easily. It's also easy to fully email the backup image and restore the server."
"This solution works well and has good integration with technologies such as VMware and Hyper-V."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to back up IBM Power virtual servers."
"The dashboard was good. I loved to see the maintenance dashboard every time I logged on. That was my first screen because it always gave me a reminder of how many days before my next renewal."
"The most valuable feature is the user-friendly interface."
"The setup is not that straightforward or easy. Even the documentation is not generic or public like other products. You have to be a partner or you have to have a specific account and download it from the vendor themselves."
"We previously had difficulty with the support being foreign."
"Support for this product needs to be improved because I have seen a couple of cases where it is taking more than the required time to solve issues."
"Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't."
"The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do."
"I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly."
"This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it."
"Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running."
"In the next release I would like to see an improvement in the auto failover option."
"They do not yet have USB recovery but they are adding it in coming releases."
"The support for object storage isn't quite there yet. Its public cloud support can be improved. I would love to see the public cloud support for object storage, and it would be great, but what I always hear from the folks at Carbonite is that in a lot of cases, it directly competes with their cloud offering. So, I don't know when or where that will go or if that will go anywhere, but we are hopeful to see something. The dashboard is a little outdated. If they gave it a facelift and put some better design around their dashboard, that would be tremendous. I generally care less about the visual aesthetics of an application as long as it does what it needed to do, which is true in the case of this solution. We also have the Microsoft 365 platform. Because they're two separate platforms, I have to log in to my Microsoft platform to manage it, and I have to log into my Carbonite server backup platform to manage it. Having these two coexist together in one management console is really what we're looking for, but we went for it knowing this. We also knew that there would be some integration coming down the road. So, we're again hoping to see some of that coming in 2021."
"It would be nice to improve the backup acceleration and the fast restoration required."
"I would like to see this solution improve on faster restoration. Currently, it takes a long time to restore my data."
"Veritas Backup Exec should be more user-friendly. The costs should also be much lower and it should be easier to go through the disaster recovery process."
"This solution does not support image-level backup of a physical server."
"Compared to other vendors, there are features that you will find not included in Veritas."
"The cost is quite high. Along with the general costs, the supposed agents that you have to buy for the various options that you want to use ends up driving the costs higher as well."
"There are some issues with the Backup Exec Library and the random picking of tapes."
"Better integration with non-Microsoft products would be an improvement."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair."
"In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually."
"The price could perhaps be lower as well."
"Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers."
"Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte."
"There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution."
"Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly."
"The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient."
"We pay 9,000 dollars per year for our license."
"The pricing is between $120 and $150 per year."
"Veritas licensing is somewhat expensive. They have to decrease the price."
"We are satisfied with the price of this solution."
"It's a good price for the product."
"The price of this solution is a bit high."
"There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
"It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale."
"Its price is reasonable."
"This product is priced for smaller customers."
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|Carbonite Recover Backup||Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec|
Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.
Carbonite Server securely replicates data to the local backup server while securing a second copy in the cloud. Granular restore and local failover options ensure rapid recovery and minimal data loss. With integrated hardware and cloud failover for critical systems, Carbonite Server provides reliable data protection.
Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.
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Carbonite Server is ranked 30th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 22 reviews. Carbonite Server is rated 8.6, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Carbonite Server writes "Granular Restore feature has been a lifesaver, but the support for object storage isn't quite there yet". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Carbonite Server is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Acronis Backup and AvePoint Cloud Backup, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Veritas System Recovery and Arcserve UDP. See our Carbonite Server vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.
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