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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Quest NetVault and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"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 multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platforms""The most valuable feature is sharing data sets like they're in a private cloud. We call it our "private cloud" because we can share anything that is inside our backup set with our colleagues or with other people, and yet, everything is still in Belgrade, in Serbia. It's not somewhere else on cloud servers. Everything is in our environment.""I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice.""The solution's interface is easy to use. For manageability, it doesn't matter where the resource is coming from or going to. That's the great power of the Control Panel: It's easy to use and does not matter if you manage on-prem or cloud resources."

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"I feel that it is a good product.""Simple, stable and straightforward.""The backup capabilities and the automatization of the backup - along with the potential to make the back up on a virtual machine - are the solution's most valuable aspects.""The support for legacy products is very good.""Data domain is a good feature.""When you reach out to your maximum license availability, or you exceed your license limit, NetWorker never stops doing your backups.""The best feature of Dell EMC NetWorker is its wide spectrum of available plugins for each and every software that you can back up, such as SAP HANA, Oracle, AXI-based machines, or Dell-based machines. Whatever you want to back up, you can do it with Dell EMC NetWorker. It is a very solid backup software. It is the oldest backup software from EMC, and it comes from Dell EMC's legacy.""Storage-wise, EMC is user-friendly."

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"The user interface is good.""Its dashboard is quite well done. When you log into the GUI, you can basically see everything you need to know. There is also the possibility to edit the view as you like, which is great.""Having the web-based interface is important to us because we can access it from any computer in the network, rather than having it installed and available for use only on a specific one."

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Cons
"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.""There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console.""They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information.""Command Center definitely gives us a complete view of our data. But finding some of the granular, very small items that we sometimes have to find, such as auxiliary copies for tapes, I still find that it's easier to navigate and, sometimes, only possible to find them using the CommCell tool.""The solution's breadth and depth of cloud support are good, but could be better. Some cloud features that are common-sense, especially on AWS, are not completely integrated yet in the product. They are a work-in-progress."

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"There are too many reboots and the software requires constant updating.""Reporting templates could be easier to understand and more comprehensive.""The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand.""I would like to see better support for the container systems, and we would like to see more support for image backups instead of pure file backups.""Lacks a restore feature.""It's complex in nature.""It is not easy to understand and deploy. It is complex in nature. Simplicity is not there. When we deploy it, the customer always needs some training from us. To make it user friendly, there should be one agent that can be used to back up every product. Dell EMC NetWorker uses so many user agents. In PowerProtect Data Manager, you can just install its VM, import that VM into vCenter, and you can start to do backups directly from vCenter. However, in Dell EMC NetWorker, you always need one server, and from that server, you need to initiate all backups. You must know the interface and the CLI. It is not user friendly. It would be a great feature if we can deploy Dell EMC NetWorker on a virtual machine, like Avamar. The additional features that are required in Dell EMC NetWorker are already available in PowerProtect Data Manager and Avamar. Therefore, there is no need to enhance Dell EMC NetWorker. It would be better if they can just rename it to PowerProtect Data Manager or Avamar.""The configuration is too complex."

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"I would like to see the option of cloud-based management.""There are command-line limitations. There is not a very strong possibility to work with the command line. The commands that are there are not that powerful, and you need to be very good at scripting, for example, in PowerShell or in Bash in case it is running on Linux systems. You need to combine a lot of commands together, and still, you will not get a great output that is presentable to others. You cannot work with it as easily.""There are certain issues with the product that we report to Quest, and we get offered a workaround instead of a fix. There could be better interaction with the development teams, perhaps in terms of transparency."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper.""It is cheaper than Veeam."

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"The pricing of this solution is very good.""If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity.""It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive.""The price is a little on the high side, but it's reliable and provides a good service.""It is not very expensive and not very cheap.""They are not cheap.""Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages.""There is a licensing fee."

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"The price of our 12-month contract is approximately $1,500 AUD ($1,100 USD)."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have never used Commvault before but I have been using Veritas NetBackup for many years and I am very satisfied with… more »
Top Answer: Veritas Netbackup is more logical and it's easy to understand the technicality behind the product. It has its own logs… more »
Top Answer: The backup and restore capabilities are key. The most useful things to us about Commvault, in general, is the breadth of… more »
Top Answer: If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.
Top Answer: There's a lot of room for improvement. The user interface has to be improved. Sometimes it duplicates jobs. Overall… more »
Top Answer: Its dashboard is quite well done. When you log into the GUI, you can basically see everything you need to know. There is… more »
Top Answer: There are command-line limitations. There is not a very strong possibility to work with the command line. The commands… more »
Top Answer: We are using NetVault for client backups and for some virtual machines solutions, such as Hyper-V. We have two servers… more »
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Overview

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.

EMC NetWorker backup and recovery software centralizes, automates, and accelerates data backup and recovery across your IT environment. NetWorker delivers record-breaking performance and a wide range of data protection options to safeguard your critical business data.

Cloud-ready data recovery software for the hybrid data center. Protect your applications and data on-premises and in the cloud — from one intuitive console — with this scalable data backup and recovery software. NetVault® by Quest supports multiple server and application platforms in both physical and virtual environments. That means you can ensure continuous availability of your business-critical systems, applications and data.

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Sample Customers
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
intel, Mars, MERK, Microsoft, Uber, Visa
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Computer Software Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm28%
Healthcare Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
University11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise79%
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise44%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Quest NetVault and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,057 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews while Quest NetVault is ranked 44th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while Quest NetVault is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest NetVault writes "A simple solution with a well-done dashboard, but there are command-line limitations and it needs better reporting and scheduling". Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Quest NetVault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Azure Backup, Quest Rapid Recovery and Acronis Backup. See our Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Quest NetVault report.

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