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reviewer1053252
Sr. Product Manager - Mcafee at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Sep 19, 2019
Has good instant VM recovery features and helps migrate physical to virtual or physical to cloud

What is our primary use case?

I'm a pre-sales engineer, so I'm basically supporting our partner. We're an IT distributor. There are many inquiries these days looking for backup solutions for Linux, so we made it for Linux. This tool already uses Linux, instead of a backup administrator needing manual workloads to backup the Linux machine. You can deploy this agent remotely, from a backup server. You just have to enable flash and pull and check the compatibility of Linux with big machines and you can remotely deploy it and start backing up in no time. Our backup is pretty plain and simple. We can back up the entire machine… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The really amazing feature about Veeam Agent is that when you're using the central deployment model, you can actually use the instant VM recovery feature, which is really a pain point that I find some days."
  • "It would be much better if more applications were supported on the Linux side. For example, their agent for Windows not only can back up the Windows machine, but it can also back up Active Directory for granular restore, SQL servers, Exchange, Oracle, SharePoint, etc. When it comes to Linux, only Oracle databases are supported. There are workarounds, though."

What other advice do I have?

Check the compatibility, in detail. Generally speaking, there are many distributions and kernel versions supported, but it's important to be very picky about the kernel and distribution version that they are running. First, to check the agent that's compatible with them or not. For example, the most known Linux distribution is Red Hat. There have been many releases of Red Hat, many of which are being used in production. Right now, there is a version from Red Hat 5 through Red Hat 8, which I think is the latest. At the moment, I think Veeam supports 6 to 7.5 and it had 8 which is a new release…
Franklin
Enterprise Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Jul 23, 2020
We know that in the event of a disaster, we can easily recover our state of being in a rather quick amount of time

What is our primary use case?

We use Zerto for DR purposes, we replicate what's critical to continue business. We replicate it from our headquarters to another state, a DR site. If something happens to the headquarters where we are located we could run the continued business from the DR site with Zerto.

Pros and Cons

  • "Zerto is very good at providing continuous data protection. For replication purposes, it's definitely better than Veeam. Veeam doesn't do as good a job as Zerto does when it comes to replication. The other alternative would be to just have backups somewhere. But even with backups, you lose a lot of time because you have to set it all up. With Zerto, you failover, you just click a couple of buttons and you run from the other location."
  • "The improvement that I would like to see is a little bit easier product knowledge, things like that. It's getting a lot better than it was before because it's not as old of a product as Cisco, but if you look for something like Cisco routing and networking, you'll find millions of articles out there and it's everywhere."

What other advice do I have?

We don't know what we're going to do for long-term retention. We use it for DR purposes only. But we are still looking at the long-term retention and what to do with it. I would say if you're looking for true DR protection with minimal recovery time, then Zerto is probably going to be the one. If the objective is minimum time to recover, then this is the product you need to buy. If you want to spend time trying to set up again in a disaster, then there are a lot of things out there and for ransomware too. We have about a five-minute window where once data is compromised beyond five minutes…
Bo Heinemeyer
Director of Technology at P&S Investment Company, Inc.
Real User
Top 5
Nov 24, 2019
Pro-active support, good ROI, and provides email notifications

What is our primary use case?

This solution provides us with business continuity. It is far more than just a DR, or backup solution. It keeps our business up and running with redundant backups of business-critical systems and files that would shut us down if lost. I would suggest this product over all others.

Pros and Cons

  • "Being able to spin up a machine in a sandbox is amazing because it allows us to test things that we otherwise would not be able to do."
  • "At times the email notifications don't go out, but a quick reset always fixes that problem."

What other advice do I have?

It's hard to say where this product needs improvement, as we have not had any problems or needs other than what is already provided, and we are more than happy with the value we are getting out of OnQ.
Dale Richardson
IT Analyst at Deschutes County
Real User
Dec 7, 2020
Rock solid, great scalability, and great support

What is our primary use case?

Our use case is about a hundred VMR servers and maybe a handful of agents.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is a rock-solid backup solution. That's all, and that's what we were asking for."
  • "They fixed everything that I was hoping for. It is pretty good. There were a few things in 9.x that I was wishing for, and they came true in version 10. We were looking for retention without having to make a copy job. We're getting ready to migrate m365 to the cloud. I haven't dived into it to make sure, but I wish the m365 backup would integrate into the current console so that we don't have to use two different consoles."

What other advice do I have?

Don't waste your time. Go ahead and do it. I would rate Veeam Backup & Replication a ten out of ten.
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