Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec

Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 34 reviews vs Veritas Backup Exec which is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "The most often used feature is a simple restore. The next most used feature is restoring a full VM due to corruption, virus or human error in managing the VM". The top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Two main purposes that we are using this application is for backup and restore". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Veritas Backup Exec, Rubrik and Commvault. Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup and Acronis Backup. See our Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.
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Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.It is a good product, in regards to performance, as well as data protection.Replication is the most valuable feature.The ntegration of physical agents with our cloud connect service is positive.Before Veeam, we had backup infrastructure sprawl. Veeam was able to reduce our overall backup windows while reducing our dedicated backup infrastructure.Vendor integration for many of the enterprise features have allowed for us to have greater performance from our storage vendors further improving on our commitments to protect our clients' data.It most valuable features are seeding and faster backups over small links.Veeam replication gives migration tools/options for VMware.

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The backup solution comes in different versions to support different platforms.It is one of the most stable backup solutions.Backup Exec 2012 R2 is a very good product for the Windows file system and SQL backups. It is very user-friendly, but the next version Backup Exec 2014 that is released and the other next versions of Backup Exec product is not so friendly.One of the valuable features is the instant recovery for VMs. It reduces the RTO (Recovery Time Objective) drastically.The interface easy to use and it is compatible with most backup devices.It gives us the ability to locate and restore critical files which users may have intentionally or unknowing deleted a while ago.For us, the main two features that we appreciate in this application are backup and restore. They are the main purposes for which we are using this application.

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Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction.In Linux, I suggest you backup for a PostgreSQL database.Cross-hypervisor replication can be improved.Recovery speed is slow. Full recovery on large machines (1TB+) takes too longMultithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs.Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have.One challenge that we have encountered was on the long-term retention of data. Be sure to look into a dedicated deduplication appliance.It could use DR features similar to Zerto.

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Enhanced support for cloud backup needs to be added.Initial setup is a bit complex and needs some expertise for troubleshooting when something goes wrong.It is not a recommended software when it comes to large environments where there has to be a minimal Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and/or Recover Point Objective (RPO).Firstly, the GUI for 2014 is mostly confusing, i.e., if you need to add any additional technical features, then it doesn't require a change to the GUI.There still a lot of room for improvement in synthetic technologies, especially when targeted to deduplication media.More stable environment in a WAN infrastructure.They can work on the issue of the job timing out when it is unable to reach a selection item. It sometimes hangs up on the selection item, thus preventing the job from continuing.It's not too stable for client-server architecture. Center Management is not so interactive, and then there are some issues regarding the complex licensing which needs improvement.

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We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year.Setup cost and licensing of Veeam are nothing to complain about when compared to similar products for enterprise backup recovery solutions.I think the price is good when you choose the Essentials Suite, but when you buy a full featured version (for instance the Enterprise Plus) the price is a little bit expensive.The price is a bit high. Licensing type is VMware friendly, so it is easy.Since pricing is per socket, it is not expensive to add capacity as you go along.The licensing is based on the number of cores you have in your ESX or Hyper-V environment.Room for improvement is actually more in the way of licensing. The really good and useful features are in the Enterprise plus edition, and that one is really expensive.The pricing and licensing is better than the competitors, but it could be better.

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I would like to see a better licensing model. They changed it and it's just horrendous.It is cheap compared to the other backup technologies. It all depends on the requirements.Depending on the scenario, it can cost less than half of the price of other methods.Pricing is similar, but they don´t offer the same options/technology.If your company can afford it, go for it.

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Also Known AsVeeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability SuiteBackup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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Overview
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Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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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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Sample Customers
Sample CustomersVodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg CompanyBeta Offshore
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Government
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Healthcare Company
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Midsize Enterprise
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