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"The most valuable features are the flexibility and stability of the product.""This is a good product with a simple environment.""The initial setup was straightforward. It was very easy. Deployment only took about one hour with configuration and everything considered.""Application awareness is very good and the speed of this solution is good.""I like working on the Azure platform.""A full-featured option for managing virtual machines with an instant recovery feature.""The interface of this solution is quite good.""The user interface is good. It provides a lot of information."

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"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."

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"I would like to have more flexibility in terms of reporting details about the backup.""I would like to have a more automated installation process.""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 stability of this solution needs to be improved.""I am not very impressed by the technical support I received when I had an issue.""Updating and configuration can sometimes be a little bit of a hassel, but once you know the product better it is easy to use.""An area that this solution could be improved would be with the licensing.""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."

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"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."

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"Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""Pricing is based on license packaging and duration. Longer term licenses are less per year and license packages also offer a discount.""There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, and pricing can be a disadvantage or a weakness for this solution.""We purchased a three-year license, and I think that the prices are ok.""The pricing is good.""The licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis, and the fees are much lower than what I pay for NetBackup.""The pricing model is based on CPU and must be declared as Microsoft or VMware licensing."

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"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."

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Top Answer: To my knowledge, It's completely free for up to 10 instances if it is a VM. Use it with Veeam B&R community edition. And 3 instance license per physical server.
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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Overview

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.

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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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Find out what your peers are saying about Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is ranked 17th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 26 reviews. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is rated 8.4, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows writes "Easy to use, helpful notifications, and you have control over retry attempts when jobs fail". 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". Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, IBM Spectrum Protect and Veritas Backup Exec, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault, Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity DataProtect and Rubrik. See our Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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