Dell EMC NetWorker Pros and Cons

Dell EMC NetWorker Pros

Sufyan Khan
Head of Solutions Design & Architecture at New Horizon Computer
The best feature of Dell EMC NetWorker is its wide spectrum of available plugins for each and every software that you can back up, such as SAP HANA, Oracle, AXI-based machines, or Dell-based machines. Whatever you want to back up, you can do it with Dell EMC NetWorker. It is a very solid backup software. It is the oldest backup software from EMC, and it comes from Dell EMC's legacy.
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Sufyan Khan
Head of Solutions Design & Architecture at New Horizon Computer
When you reach out to your maximum license availability, or you exceed your license limit, NetWorker never stops doing your backups.
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reviewer1133397
Administrative at a university with 51-200 employees
The backup capabilities and the automatization of the backup - along with the potential to make the back up on a virtual machine - are the solution's most valuable aspects.
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Muhammad Sharfuddin
Solution Architect & Technical Team Lead at NDS
Simple, stable and straightforward.
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Wasi Rizvi
IT Specialist at a university with 10,001+ employees
Storage-wise, EMC is user-friendly.
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Nezar Hamed
Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Data domain is a good feature.
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Syseng67
System Engineer / Backup Admin at a government with 10,001+ employees
Technical support for this solution is very good.
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Leadoffsol67
Lead Offering Solution Architect Cloud and Workload with 10,001+ employees
The backup software has been much faster since we've deployed the solution.
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reviewer884067
Senior Consultant at a healthcare company
The most valuable features for us at the moment are NFS, file system backup, and IP backup.
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Bolaji Olaloku
Enterprise Backup Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The response time of the tech support is swift. The support is fantastic.
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Dell EMC NetWorker Cons

Sufyan Khan
Head of Solutions Design & Architecture at New Horizon Computer
It is not easy to understand and deploy. It is complex in nature. Simplicity is not there. When we deploy it, the customer always needs some training from us. To make it user friendly, there should be one agent that can be used to back up every product. Dell EMC NetWorker uses so many user agents. In PowerProtect Data Manager, you can just install its VM, import that VM into vCenter, and you can start to do backups directly from vCenter. However, in Dell EMC NetWorker, you always need one server, and from that server, you need to initiate all backups. You must know the interface and the CLI. It is not user friendly. It would be a great feature if we can deploy Dell EMC NetWorker on a virtual machine, like Avamar. The additional features that are required in Dell EMC NetWorker are already available in PowerProtect Data Manager and Avamar. Therefore, there is no need to enhance Dell EMC NetWorker. It would be better if they can just rename it to PowerProtect Data Manager or Avamar.
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Sufyan Khan
Head of Solutions Design & Architecture at New Horizon Computer
It's complex in nature.
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reviewer1133397
Administrative at a university with 51-200 employees
The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand.
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Learn what your peers think about Dell EMC NetWorker. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Muhammad Sharfuddin
Solution Architect & Technical Team Lead at NDS
Reporting templates could be easier to understand and more comprehensive.
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Wasi Rizvi
IT Specialist at a university with 10,001+ employees
The configuration is too complex.
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Nezar Hamed
Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Lacks a restore feature.
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Syseng67
System Engineer / Backup Admin at a government with 10,001+ employees
We are able to do direct backups, but analyzing the logs is not straightforward.
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Leadoffsol67
Lead Offering Solution Architect Cloud and Workload with 10,001+ employees
I haven't had a good experience with technical support. It takes them a very long time to resolve issues.
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reviewer884067
Senior Consultant at a healthcare company
We are looking forward to better stability in future versions.
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Bolaji Olaloku
Enterprise Backup Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The security features need backup and encryption. It would be nice if they added this feature. I would also like to be able to decrypt when restoring the security features. Hackers can sense these vulnerabilities today, and we need to have our enterprise prepared.
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Learn what your peers think about Dell EMC NetWorker. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.