Nakivo vs. Veritas NetBackup

Nakivo is ranked 32nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews vs Veritas NetBackup which is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 13 reviews. The top reviewer of Nakivo writes "Four times the reduction in cost of our vSphere backups, though lacks direct integration with common backup storage arrays". The top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup writes "Valuable features include SLPs for replication, duplication control, and AIR". Nakivo is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup and Acronis Backup. Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec and Veeam Backup & Replication. See our Nakivo vs. Veritas NetBackup report.
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The ability to restore in a catastrophic event is priceless, since every company must use a backup solution of some sort.We are able to take backups on a regular interval and restore data/VMs as we choose making the process work as advertised.The ability to create a replica of all virtual machines is a great feature.We have been able to set up a failover site that has replicas of our critical VMs.You can have it setup and running within a few minutes.

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The most valuable feature is that it is basically a replica of our SAND data. We archive the SAND data for recovery, if there is an issue on the fence.It is essential. We can't do without it.Its most valuable features are flexibility and reliability.Logs are very easy to read, parse, and use for diagnostics.Ease of installing, configuring, upgrading, and troubleshooting.AIR and duplication, overall management and troubleshooting.DLO: Client for laptops.Could be used for both of Physical and Virtual Environments.

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The upgrade process is a bit dated and could use some changes.UI could use some upgrades. The UI is basic, but functional.​It would be great if the product could be expanded to support other virtual technologies.

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I would advise not to use this tool. I think between the licensing issues and the older solution mentality it is not a great solution.Some of the hardware is out of support.It needs support for Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVMs).The product is not able to keep up with other competitors in the market.I have been involved in upgrades. They have not been straightforward. Some of them have required us to make changes to our architecture and production environment.The restore tool is not friendly to newcomers.There have been issues with performance and some features.DDBoost.

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The licensing model is cost-prohibitive as you scale out.Acceptable if you need to implement it for larger environments, e.g. over 1000 clients. For smaller setups it might be too expensive.Pricing is pretty costly as compared to the other products but worth investing for the long term and high ROI.The software and license are very expensive.If you have a complex environment with dozens of different servers and apps, I recommend you look for TB licensing.So far I can only say that the license structure could be looked at to be aligned as either capacity-based or traditional.Smaller virtualized environments will want to stick to a traditional licensing model if possible. It will likely be cheaper, but it is a pain to manage all the individual licenses for each client.Licensing was very expensive and did not scale well if needed to move between license models.

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Overview

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental backup for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 VMs. This means that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can capture all VM data, ensure the  consistency of applications and databases (such as Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, SharePoint) running in VMs, and transfer only changes to the backup repository. NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses native change tracking
technologies (VMware CBT/Hyper-V RCT) to instantly identify changed data. For each VM backup, you can save up to 1,000 recovery points and rotate them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

NetBackup reduces the staggering complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the relentless growth of the data center, and increases the agility IT needs to transform from traditional cost center to service-oriented business enabler. Enterprises trust Symantec.

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