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Reseller
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Sep 19 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product has drastically improved. Veeam never used to have any Agents, whether for Linux or Windows. They were strictly focusing on virtual environments. Even within… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a subscription-based license, which is started on a yearly basis. Currently, the licensing is split between three editions: standard, enterprise, and enterprise plus… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I'll try not to be as biased as possible regarding Unitrends and Arcserve. These are backup vendors that have been in the physical backup industry for quite some time… more»

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Veeam provides the software solution, as does Arcserve and Unitrends. However, for the most part, they pitch their backup appliances. Some people may prefer to go with a… more»
Joy Opiniano
Real User
IT Data Center Infrastructure Technical Team Lead at Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group
Jul 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The ASM backup features are the most valuable. Some other backup solutions take ASM, and when you restore it, sometimes there are some missing files.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution provides us with an RPO within fifteen minutes, which is unlike any other product. I would estimate this as a fifty percent improvement.

What needs improvement?

The solution has to line up with Red Hat so that they can improve their agents as well. If they are not tied up with the RHCE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, they will not be… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution isn't expensive, not really. It's manageable. There are some roadblocks with the licensing. Right now we are dealing with an issue because we cannot merge… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used EMC NetWorker before, but there were a lot of complexities. We had to be trained on EMC NetWorker and Avamar. Then the Veeam Agent for Linux came. I had the… more»

What other advice do I have?

In HMG Hospitals, for example, we have seven data centers here. We have a main and a DR. In our backup strategy, we start by backing up our main site, and then the DR, and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate any other options.
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Real User
ABP Food Group Infrastructure team lead at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The ease of use for the graphical interface and the ease of installation are the most valuable features of this solution.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved my organization because if someone accidentally deletes or corrupts something, we have multiple sources to restore them. If we lose a whole… more»

What needs improvement?

It could use deduplication features.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing model depends on the usage, size, and features that you use. We are at an enterprise level but there are higher levels that you can get to. The standard… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Symantec as a backup application and we used a Windows backup. From a commercial and scalability point of view, the system just needs it. The fact that we have… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have the money to buy this solution, you should because it makes life a lot easier. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten because sometimes the reporting… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at quite a few different options. At the end with all of the usability, scalability, and information, I used to get most of that from Symantec. It's going to… more»
Adriano-Simao
Real User
IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Sep 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is very user-friendly and has an easy to use interface. We can manage it easily. It allows for a simple backup. The speed that you get backing up huge amounts of data from virtual machines is impressive.

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to take care of more than just the virtual environment with this solution. In terms of the physical environment, I'd like them to integrate it with other kinds of solutions. We don't just work with Microsoft or… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we were using Oracle Security Backup. We switched because Oracle Security Backup does not allow you to make a backup of a virtual machine at all.

What other advice do I have?

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would advise others to go ahead and implement it. This is a good solution for disaster recovery. It's easy to implement and easy to operate. Veeam is a good solution for the second phase of a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried NetBackup, among other solutions prior to implementing this current product.
Fredrick_Massawe
Real User
System Administrator at Bakhresa Group of companies
Aug 14 2019

What is most valuable?

Disk, File or entire server restore is the best as you can choose from these restore options depending on your recovery requirement

How has it helped my organization?

Now we are able to include other virtual servers which are virtualized with Oracle VM to our backup plan, and other standalone servers

What needs improvement?

I would appreciate if Veeam Agent for particular platforms, like Linux, Windows or iOS, is integrated on the same Veeam B&R console. For example, if someone wants to use… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing model makes it so that it's not too expensive. You only need to license the machines that use it. You don't need to license the calls, the processor, or the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Veritas Backup Exec, we changed to VBR because of compression capability and simple backup and restore procedures

What other advice do I have?

We are using the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend that anyone who needs to run a backup platform should use this solution. I would rate the solution nine… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Symantec Backup Exec (Veritas)
Alaa-Al-Qasem
Real User
IT Manager at The National Company for Electronic Payments
Aug 12 2019

What is most valuable?

Generally, Veeam is very robust. It's completely compatible with Linux. The most valuable feature in Veeam is its compatibility with VMware. The solution provides a lot of features, including backing up of images. You can restore VM itself… more»

How has it helped my organization?

If you compare the Veeam Backup Solution with EMC NetWorker, EMC NetWorker is very complex to manage and deploy. With Veeam you can deploy it in one hour or as little as thirty minutes. For EMC NetWorker, you need days or even weeks. In… more»

What needs improvement?

In the future, the solution should make sure it's compatible with Unix versions like HP/UX and AIX.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Veeam is very inexpensive. We have a bi-monthly licensing plan.

What other advice do I have?

I'm using the hybrid deployment model. The backup for Veeam is very fast, especially in comparison to EMC Network. Scalability, if you are talking about scaling on Linux, is good. However, if you need to backup more types of solutions or… more»
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Oct 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that I can restore single files. The user interface is good.

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to install Veeam directly to Linux instead of having to go through a Windows server. If I can make the VBR (Veeam Backup Replication) a proxy on Linux instead of Windows it would be an improvement in regards to security. Also, I would like to see Veeam take a backup for shares. If they can take backups from storage then they should be able to backup up for just shares.

What other advice do I have?

I haven't explored all of what this solution has to offer as I have only been using it for four months, but so far it's good and I would recommend it. In the next release, I would like to see Veeam installed in Linux instead of Windows, that is the main concern for me. Some locations avoid using Veeam because of this, being installed on a Windows Server and not Linux. This would be a huge… more»
BunyaminTasdemir
Real User
CTO at Pronet Security
Oct 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the instant restore option.

What needs improvement?

We are currently waiting for the continuous backup process. The continuous backup process is not applied to Veeam. Veeam must have a good solution for physical backup. On the Linux side, it is using an NFS folder sharing for files, but there are some security difficulties when using NFS, so we have… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is fair and comparable with other backup solutions.

What other advice do I have?

If the production site has physical computers they will not be able to use Veeam, but if they have virtual machines then it’s very good to manage, install, and the reporting is also very good. We do not have a business relationship with Veeam, we are customers. I am certified with Veeam. At the… more»
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What is Veeam Agent for Linux?

Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud. Veeam Agent for Linux’s built‑in integration with Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to leverage your Veeam backup repositories and get your on‑premises backups off site.

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