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Dell EMC NetWorker Pros and Cons

Dell EMC NetWorker Pros

AK
Consultant, Backup Systems at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The GUI is user-friendly.
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FA
Systems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are no problems in terms of stability.
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CTO at New Horizon Computers
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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CTO at New Horizon Computers
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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ST
Sr. Area Technical Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The GUI is the best feature. It's very good and easy to use.
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TL
Presales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution has a longer lifespan.
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MC
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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Solution Architect & Technical Team Lead at NDS
Simple, stable and straightforward.
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IT Specialist at a university with 10,001+ employees
Storage-wise, EMC is user-friendly.
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Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Data domain is a good feature.
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Dell EMC NetWorker Cons

AK
Consultant, Backup Systems at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The process of upgrading versions should be improved because as it is now, you have to completely uninstall the old version first, and then install the new version.
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FA
Systems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
They need to be compatible with the cloud because EMC NetWorker cannot compete with other products at the moment. EMC focuses only on their own cloud and do not take into consideration other cloud vendors.
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CTO at New Horizon Computers
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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CTO at New Horizon Computers
It's complex in nature.
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ST
Sr. Area Technical Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Support is definitely an area of concern because of the time it takes to resolve our issues.
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TL
Presales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is complex.
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MC
Administrative at a university with 51-200 employees
The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand.
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Solution Architect & Technical Team Lead at NDS
Reporting templates could be easier to understand and more comprehensive.
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IT Specialist at a university with 10,001+ employees
The configuration is too complex.
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Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Lacks a restore feature.
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Learn what your peers think about Dell EMC NetWorker. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.