Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Room for Improvement

Senior Systems Support Analyst at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
If you are doing an AIX backup then you have to use the CLI because it doesn't appear on the console, the way that Windows and Linux jobs do. It is something that I was looking for and was told that Veeam supported, but when I tried it, I found that it was not implemented well. This is actually why we are using different backup solutions. One is for the AIX part, whereas the others are for the virtualized environment that includes Windows and Linux servers. One of the biggest issues that we ran into during our implementation was that you cannot use two solutions for the same tape library. One handy feature that Infrascale has is that if the server fails then you can boot it up directly from the appliance, rather than having to restore it to a machine, first. That is very helpful. View full review »
Manager at Thaba Chweu
Generally, I think it is a good product and there is not so much to add. There are a few places where it can be improved. One place where the product can be improved is the update time. Updating sometimes gives us a problem by taking too long or causing other problems. It's not as straightforward as it should be. I would like to have an app for connecting with my mobile and my laptop. It would be nice if I can just look at it with a mobile device from home and more than one way to connect so I would not have to always use one device. View full review »
Steve Lowrey
Information Technology Director at Fairview Schools
I can't think of anything that may be missing. I have basic replication and backup in place and it's doing what I want. View full review »
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Rudolf Kozdon
IT specialist - Monitoring and security at Operator ICT
The only things that I can think of where Veeam can improve are in very small details. For example, there are some things that I would prefer included in reporting on backups that are currently missing. This is not a problem with the product that needs to be repaired, it is my personal use case that I hope can be addressed. View full review »
IT Manager - Infrastructure at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We started with Zerto and moved to Veeam to save costs. It did the job but I wasn’t as impressed with the orchestration as it didn’t do the re-IP and spin up automatically. It caused some delays during the snapshot and replication process. We went from a 30 second RTO to a 2-3 hour RTO. Since that was still within our requirements and cost reduction was the goal, we stuck with Veeam. This experience was at my last company so it’s 2 years ago. Had we started with Veeam, it’s likely we would have been fine with it but I was a bit spoiled starting with Zerto’s polished replication. We will likely go down the Veeam route again as we are about to initiate a DR project at Ariens and believe Veeam will be “good enough.” I would like to see the capability for remote installation of third party applications added( Like installing WinRar MS Office etc..) , and Firewall for servers. View full review »
Lobna Alkomy
Sr. Backup & Recovery Specialist at
This solution has many issues with the VSS (Volume Snapshot Service) when working with the Hyper-V solution. They are related to networking and a need to restart the host. The stability of this solution needs to be improved. We used it with windows server 2012 R2 and we faced many problems related to the VSS service, the backup failed due to some issues with the VSS service and the solution was to restart not the service but the host totally to back again in full function. it was very bad situation especially we are talking about Hyper-V host with many production machines. Honestly, i ca't be sure that the reason in veeam, may be in the window. View full review »
Giancarlo Ballestracci
System Manager at Ergon
An area that this solution could be improved would be with the licensing. View full review »
System Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
I do not think that I can be specific about certain things that Veeam needs to do to improve. They just need to continue the development to follow trends in the industry, the development of the Microsoft operating system, and incorporate new functionalities into the Veeam Agent to keep the product competitive in the market. The situation with the Veeam Agent for Windows is pretty much the same as for the Veeam Agent for Linux. Agents use the functionality of the operating systems to keep a record of the platform in a stable state. They make a snapshot of the operating system and then can release or replace the state of the operating system to a stable state from the snapshot if it becomes unstable. The difference in the products is just the need to follow the requirements of the OS version where it is deployed. View full review »
IT Consultant at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution needs continuous data protection; something that allows for continuity. If one site is failing, the other site can come up so everything keeps going. The data protection should be continuous rather than schedule-based. The predictability of the solution needs improvement. Sometimes, if it's doing something at the back end, it may go slow. Today, the backup completion took four hours, but sometimes it can do the backup in 30 minutes or an hour. With solutions like NetBackup, I can predict to a much higher degree of certainty how long something will take to complete. The user interface is good, but occasionally the change rate of the visible information is a bit slow and provides the wrong guidance. For example, the visible bandwidth might refresh only after five minutes, so sometimes you're looking at incorrect details because the refresh hasn't happened yet. View full review »
Tommy Myo Min Aung
Senior System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
I've found a lot of difficulties on the initial setup and especially in terms of credentials. We really need a Window OS and local admin account. It doesn't like the domain admin account. it's a primary permission issue. View full review »
Senior Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
It fulfills our needs in terms of features. In terms of improvements, they can maybe improve its documentation. View full review »
IT Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is not always easy to update this solution to the newer version, so the update process needs to be improved. It can be a pain. In the network discovery, we still have to use the agents for some machines. View full review »
Web developer at a energy/utilities company with self employed
So far, the solution has been working very well for us. Maybe in the future, they could do something better with the user interface and the performance, but so far it's a really good, efficient solution. View full review »
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The problems with this solution are generally tied to the Windows environment. I would like to have a more automated installation process. View full review »
David Dotan Sofer
CTO at SoferTech
If I'm trying to locate an item to restore from one of the backups, I would appreciate the ability to perform a global search on the catalog. This includes all backups from the entire infrastructure. I would like to have more flexibility in terms of reporting details about the backup. Specifically, I would like to get it from the whole infrastructure, instead of each one of the jobs. View full review »
VP Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some users might think the interface could be improved. It's a subjective thing, I'm fine with it. View full review »
IT Professional at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see a more user-friendly installation process and better technical support. The troubleshooting for Windows needs to improve. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
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