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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Data Guard vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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"Oracle Data Guard is a free solution. When you apply for Enterprise Manager, it comes for free with the solution."
"Technical support is very good. If at any time we write a ticket, we get the appropriate answer on time."
"We chose this solution for the availability of the databases. We can't afford Oracle Grid, this is the best solution if you want something similar that's less expensive."
"The solution is really very stable. One good thing about it, compared to other products, is that you can just run it and forget about it. Unless you come across some interruptions in the network, it works like a charm."
"The solution has been stable so far."
"The most valuable features are the backup and restore. With this in place along with the clustering, the database is safe from hacking, hardware failure, power failures, and system crashes."
"It's a very good solution if you want to protect your data across two data centers, or you have a middle man or many administrators who use these solutions for protecting their data. It's very reliable compared to other solutions that are most often not storage-based."
"The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any bugs, glitches, or crashes. We find it to be quite reliable."
"This is the best solution that I know of."
"We were evaluating other products and getting confused between Commvault and Veritas NetBackup. The one reason that we started with Veritas NetBackup is the pricing of the license. There's no other reason from a technical perspective or even operation or capability of the two software. The main reason we chose Veritas NetBackup was that in our use case it is more cost-effective."
"Veritas NetBackup Automatic Image Replication and CloudCatalyst features allow me to replicate deduped backup images from one site to a remote site, as well as duplicating deduped images to the Cloud (i.e. AWS S3, etc.)"
"The reporting is very good, with all of the details highlighted and very clear."
"The most valuable features are the VMware VADP backups and the support for data domains."
"The VM portal and the CloudCatalyst are two of the solution's most valuable features."
"Good graphical user interface. It's easy to create policies and to do installs."
"The solution offers very good storage efficiency, so there's excellent compression and deduplication within the product that our clients really appreciate."
"Oracle Data Guard is stable, but you need to keep monitoring the system all the time. You need to keep monitoring the archives."
"The database administration needs improvement. With Oracle, we have a lot of features for administrating data, but it might be too many. It needs to be simplified. It should be automated. Looking at Enterprise Manager, there are too many KPIs in place."
"For every standby server you have, you must pay a licensing fee, which is the main disadvantage."
"The implementation is complex for anyone who's jumping into it without any experience. It's all command-line driven implementations. For some, that's a turn-off."
"It is a rather complex solution, so it could be more user-friendly."
"When the data replicates into the standby database there is a possibility of having a microsecond amount of data loss. The data loss occurs when there is a network disconnection between the primary and secondary standby database located in the data centers or if there is a crash in the primary database."
"The IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle Data Guard."
"The pricing of the solution is quite high. They should do what they can to bring it down so that it is more reasonable for customers like us."
"Endpoint backup capability is needed."
"Improvements can be made to the service by providing better and more competitive ratios on data backups. The functionality for backups is there with Veritas, but I would like to see them optimize and enhance this feature more."
"This product would be improved with the inclusion of a Sandbox feature like Veeam Sandbox."
"This solution would benefit from a more friendly, web-based interface."
"In terms of improvement, it's very difficult to make it work with multiple business units. Its security model is too constricted."
"It would be helpful, in future releases, if the solution could add WORM (Write Once Read Many) support right within the product."
"Lacks a reporting feature."
"It would be extremely helpful if the solution offered near-zero recovery time for SQL."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is the best solution if you want something similar that's less expensive than Oracle Grid."
"If you want to have everything automated and done smoothly, you have to add additional licenses."
"This is an affordable solution"
"Veritas Netbackup offers affordable licensing."
"We are very satisfied with the price of this solution."
"If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less."
"It's expensive when comparing to other solutions on the market."
"My licensing model is based on capacity so as we grow, the price we pay increases and it becomes too expensive."
"Licensing fees are charged based on the number of CPU cores."
"We are happy with the pricing that we have, but it's expensive."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Ik fluister:VM Host Oracle en DataGuard hebben we per toeval vervangen door Zerto :-) tijdens de Zerto implementatie en VPG werden de Host Data in write-ack Block-Level gerepliceerd. Qua licentie 1 =… more »
Top Answer: It is a very useful administrative IT tool. It saves on costs. I strongly recommend Data Guard. I've been using it for eight years and I would strongly recommend it. I'd rate Oracle Data Guard a seven… more »
Top Answer: We're Oracle partners. We've worked with databases 11G and 12C. If a company is planning to implement Oracle solutions, I would suggest they also implement Data Guard. I'd rate the solution nine out… more »
Top Answer: Both have their place. I am not telling you which one is the best for you-- as I am not familiar with your infrastructure. I can, however, tell you that Commvault is the best and only choice for us… more »
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Oracle Data Guard ensures high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery for enterprise data. Data Guard provides a comprehensive set of services that create, maintain, manage, and monitor one or more standby databases to enable production Oracle databases to survive disasters and data corruptions. Data Guard can be used with traditional backup, restoration, and cluster techniques to provide a high level of data protection and data availability.
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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Oracle Data Guard is ranked 20th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 27 reviews. Oracle Data Guard is rated 8.0, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup writes "Very stable with good compression but needs a lot of pre-planning before deployment". Oracle Data Guard is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, Zerto, Rubrik and Commvault, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault, Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity DataProtect and NetApp Cloud Backup. See our Oracle Data Guard vs. Veritas NetBackup report.
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