Compare Veritas Backup Exec vs. Veritas NetBackup

Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 7 reviews while Veritas NetBackup which is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 12 reviews. Veritas Backup Exec is rated 8.0, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "The disk image can be destroyed very easily in the case of a disaster". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup writes "Easy to install, configure, and use". Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup and Acronis Backup, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec and Rubrik. See our Veritas Backup Exec vs. Veritas NetBackup report.
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Pros
One nice feature with Backup Exec is mainly that disaster can happen to any server and the disk image can be destroyed very easily. It's also easy to fully email the backup image and restore the server.It is a good backup tool.We are satisfied with the stability of the product.In the global business world, Veritas has a very good name. I think they have a good solid product, and they are always trying to improve it, and update it. ;They know what the client actually needs, and they are up to the challenge of satisfying those needs.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.

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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.)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.This is the best solution that I know of.It saves time for the backup needs of our organization.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.

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Veritas Backup Exec should be more user-friendly. The costs should also be much lower and it should be easier to go through the disaster recovery process.I would like to see this solution improve on faster restoration. Currently, it takes a long time to restore my data.It would be nice to improve the backup acceleration and the fast restoration required.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.

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This product would be improved with the inclusion of a Sandbox feature like Veeam Sandbox.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.Endpoint backup capability is needed.The interface should be improved.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.

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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.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.

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Veritas Netbackup offers affordable licensing.This is an affordable solutionThe 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.

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Overview

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.

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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Top Industries
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Media Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Local Government13%
Healthcare Company13%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm17%
Insurance Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company10%
University9%
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Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise73%
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