Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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.
It's very stable.
We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.
It's the leader in backup and archiving.
It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.
In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.
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.
It's an enterprise product. It's a stable product. We have good support. Almost all databases are in the scope.
I love Veeam because it is very easy to work with.
The user interface is good. It provides a lot of information.
Technical support is good. They're very responsive. It depends on the timezone responding, but I usually get a response within three hours of creating a ticket.
The interface of this solution is quite good.
A full-featured option for managing virtual machines with an instant recovery feature.
I like working on the Azure platform.
Application awareness is very good and the speed of this solution is good.
The initial setup was straightforward. It was very easy. Deployment only took about one hour with configuration and everything considered.
This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it.
The beauty of the solution is that you can rely on it. It offers a quick recovery time when it's backing up items. The way it recovers data is excellent.
This solution has a very good technical support department that is very responsive.
Veritas is simple and easy to deploy. In terms of the presentation and UI, they do their job well.
I have not seen another backup solution as scalable as this one.
The solution is very scalable. Whenever we grew, it was just a matter of adding new licenses, so it's easy to grow.
The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.
The interface, dashboard, and pricing are all perfect.
I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We previously had difficulty with the support being foreign.
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.
You need quite a lot of human resources to maintain a Commvault environment, to keep it operational. Also, it would be nice to if there were an easier way set up some Commvault components.
It is not always easy to update this solution to the newer version, so the update process needs to be improved.
The predictability of the solution needs improvement. Sometimes, if it's doing something at the back end, it may go slow. Today, the backup completion took four hours, but sometimes it can do the backup in 30 minutes or an hour. With solutions like NetBackup, I can predict to a much higher degree of certainty how long something will take to complete.
I've found a lot of difficulties on the initial setup and especially in terms of credentials. We really need a Window OS. It doesn't like the domain admin account. it's a primary permission issue.
An area that this solution could be improved would be with the licensing.
Updating and configuration can sometimes be a little bit of a hassel, but once you know the product better it is easy to use.
I am not very impressed by the technical support I received when I had an issue.
The stability of this solution needs to be improved.
Maybe in the future, they could do something better with the user interface and the performance, but so far it's a really good, efficient solution.
The price of this solution is very high.
The licensing packet is confusing. If Veritas could do a better job of clarifying it, that would be helpful.
Expanding is difficult because if I want to add, for example, a terabyte of data, then I have to buy a disk shelf and it will cost me a lot.
Maybe they could improve reporting capabilities and predictions.
The user interface needs to be improved.
In terms of improvements, I think the pricing model could be improved. They charge you by port, for every port that you have even if you're not using all of them.
I would like to be able to create a restore task that can be scheduled so that the same restore action will be performed automatically.
Better integration with non-Microsoft products would be an improvement.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The price could perhaps be lower as well.
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.
Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.
We purchased a three-year license, and I think that the prices are ok.
There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, and pricing can be a disadvantage or a weakness for this solution.
Pricing is based on license packaging and duration. Longer term licenses are less per year and license packages also offer a discount.
Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.
There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.
The price of this solution is a bit high.
It's a good price for the product.
We are satisfied with the price of this solution.
Veritas licensing is somewhat expensive. They have to decrease the price.
I would like to see a better licensing model. They changed it and it's just horrendous.
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Also Known As
|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.
Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Windows‑based servers and workstations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud. The built‑in integration of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to leverage your on‑premises Veeam backup repositories or your Cloud Connect provider to get your on‑premises backups off‑site.
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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