Veeam Backup & Replication Room for Improvement

Sanjeev Roy
Project Manager at renaissance group
As far as additional features, in the comparative market, a lot of solutions are now from VMware. Cisco has its own solution for replicating back-ups and administration. We try to compare Veeam with other solutions because we are the operations. Then we can give the answers for improvement which is the specific additional system features that other solutions provide. View full review »
Customer Success Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Until internet connectivity becomes standard all over the country and all over the world, as far as minimum speeds, the main thing would be just making sure that your data is being transferred as quickly as possible, that the data transfers are seated correctly, and that the replication takes place and is monitored. The service can be managed or unmanaged, it just depends on the customer's IT ability as to how much or how little we can help. There is always room for improvement on anything, but at this point I think it's perfect. But I'm sure there are other things that customers are wanting that Veeam could probably put in their next update or patch. But at this point I don't have any information on that. As companies grow, it just depends on what their needs are as to what we can help them with as far as the recovery is concerned. Larger businesses with more than 300 VMs would be a perfect scenario for Rubrik. Veeam, I think is good up until 300 VMs. With other services that we have, it could be lower than a hundred VMs, but it seems that Veeam is in a good spot. View full review »
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Veeam Backup Replication has agents for Linux, but they are not supporting Cluster Shared Volumes. It would be great to have agents for Linux be cluster-aware, just like the Windows agents. That's the main pain point. In addition, we should be able to handle the automation of Oracle backups from the backup server. We should be able to schedule, control, and deploy them from the backup server rather than relying on scripts and/or the system you are backing up to perform the backup. Currently, we install the plug-in inside Oracle VMs and then use crontabs to handle the task schedule on each machine for scheduling the backups. Veeam Backup Replication should also support the automation of Nutanix backups from the backup server, not from the proxy. The other not so major thing is that they don't support legacy systems because Veeam is a new company. It is not as old as other companies. They don't support physical workloads that are really old, which a major challenge, but they do have a point. Legacy systems should be virtualized, and if they're virtualized, then the backup is not an issue with Veeam, but some customers like the physical setup, and they don't want to have it virtual. View full review »
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Ola Zaher
Infrastructure Section Head at citystars Properties
I would like for them to develop the ability to fix the way it does backups. We can't pick a backup for one database. We have to do a backup on the whole Exchange VM. I'd like for them to change it to where we can do individual backups. I would like for it to work with Oracle VM. View full review »
Customer IT Services implementation at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
My problem with backup software is the following: The main advantage that all of this software strives for is the ability to store data on a proprietary file system. When you look at the backup files stored in Veeam and other solutions, you cannot directly see the real files. Instead, you see a file structure where the backups are stored inside. This means if you lose the configuration of your backup machine, you only have files stored in a kind of file system that you just cannot get data from. I prefer backup solutions that allow me to regularly look at my backup files — to see the actual files. I prefer a software backup solution that allows me to easily define my origin data, including data files, folders, and virtual machines. On the targets, they are stored exactly how they are. If it's a virtual machine file, I can find the virtual machine file stored somewhere. I cannot find my folders in a file structure that I don't understand what's in it. I understand why many backup solutions have this kind of file structure; however, this means I also have to have a full backup of the recovery system of my definition configurations. I don't really like the proprietary file system or file structure, I always prefer the most simple functionalities where I can define this server, this file, these folders, backing up for this target, etc. I am not a fan of cloud storage for backups. Otherwise, I have to have another backup solution or my SAS backup cloud. In short, I am making backups of backups of backups. For me, that's a nightmare. View full review »
Achilles Lobo
Infrastructure Architect at Grupo Protege
The cyber recovery and cyber protections need to be improved within the solution. Right now, they are quite limited. They need to be more extensive and more robust. It would be good to have machine alerts within the technician service in order to be more accurate and go more deeply into the process of validation for the backup data. We see some limitations in the way that data is analyzed and the market update for the archive is handled. The initial setup was not straightforward at all. View full review »
Randall Carter
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
They need full cloud integration such that an on-premises backup can be offloaded to the cloud for storage. It is my understanding that they are focusing on solidifying that now. Everybody wants to be able to integrate with the cloud. View full review »
JoseDa Silva
Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups or snapshots. That's a nice functionality that Veeam doesn't have. View full review »
Calvin Engen
CTO at
Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs. Better to have built-in deduplication for long-term retention. Storage efficiency is a weakness. Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have. View full review »
Group Product Specialist at a wholesaler/distributor with 201-500 employees
We would like to see support for some additional storage systems. They do have a range available but more should be available. The cost of this solution could be reduced. View full review »
Product Manager Storage, Database and Backup & Replication at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the future, I would like to see the product offer a full backup, virtual machines, and point systems as well as database and application power in the Veeam Backup. There needs to be more integration with VMware and the virtual machine. For my client, bandwidth is a problem. We do not know the sizing of the environment and it's a problem in every RPO in the time of sizing. This is a big problem. If the solution could offer a backup for SAN as part of its functionality, that would be a major advantage in comparison to other software companies. It is made for VMware. This is a specialty tool for VMware virtual machines. It would be ideal if it could also be for Veeam and you didn't have to leverage it via VMware. View full review »
Alexey Parakhnevich
IT Engineer at Softline
I just started working with version 11 in January and I am still looking at the changes. I haven't come across areas of the solution that are lacking just yet. I still need to explore it more. Although the solution offers documentation, it has it only in English, which doesn't help us much in Belarus. It would be much more helpful if they provided their documentation in multiple languages. The backup jobs and the scheduled tuning are not as convenient as compared to a solution such as Data Protector. They should work on these aspects to make them more convenient. Veeam can not do some backup jobs. yOu can only arrange it on a daily basis and no more than that. You can't, for example, do a backup twice in one day, even if you need to. View full review »
Enterprise Chief Infrastructure Hosting & Cloud Architect with 5,001-10,000 employees
Azure Cloud version support requires improvement. The on-premises is doing well. I don't think that it is really ready. Ideally, the cloud version and the on-premises version can be managed through the same interface, but that is not the case with their cloud-native implementation. The cloud-native solution is completely disconnected from the on-premise solution. This is an area that needs to improve. When we started to talk to them about the cloud, we were under the impression that it's was going to be the same console, and everything would be the same, but that is not the case. The cloud offering as a SaaS and the integration with the cloud providers. We work with Azure, and I think they need better integration with Azure. Also, the consolidation between the on-premises solution and those going to the cloud should have the same user experience. That will allow them to manage two environments in the same place. That would be a very good feature to offer, and it would be helpful. If they could offer that feature it would probably put them ahead of their competitors. The Cloud version is not ready, they need maturity and ease of deployment in terms of management. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction, however, with Veeam Endpoint Backup physical server backup is possible. View full review »
Database Administrator / Database Architect at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Sometimes, when we shut it down, it doesn't properly shut down for us. If we need to back it up, would be even better if we could do a backup when the files are open and the applications are working. If the solution itself had that capability to backup everything consistently, across all the files, across the system just as we are using the product, then it would have huge benefits, even more than it has today. It would mean that I would not need to purchase any other party third-party products to ensure that my application or my database will work after I back it up and start it up. It would be ideal if they could capture everything and then timestamp and back up everything up to that timestamp. Then I would not need other products and I could just use this, which would be better. View full review »
Stephan Warreyn
GF at Innopact GmbH
The whole graphical user interface is very easy, but the details are hidden deeply and aren't easily visible. You cannot easily see the details and explore or choose the settings. We should be able to easily explore various settings and options. If you can see more details while choosing the settings or setting it up, it helps in getting the software running easily. For example, in Microsoft Office, you can see much more in the interface than in Veeam Backup & Replication. It is a complex software. It is not easy to use, and you must know what to do and where to do. The user manual has more than a thousand pages. They should give some direct information through the software and improve the software. On their website, they can have some videos and step-by-step information to make us come straight to our goals. View full review »
Software Security Architect at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
The orchestration feature can be improved. They can improve the virtual machine orchestration to make it similar to VMware. They can also provide an option to automate the backup and recovery and schedule a backup. View full review »
Dale Richardson
IT Analyst at Deschutes County
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. View full review »
Systems Technician at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Technical support can be improved. Cloud backup could also be better. It would be better if there were an option to back up and then manually attach to storage. It's possible on-premises, but this isn't possible on the cloud. View full review »
Chen Bar Sinai
HR Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
When you want to restore files, you first need to restore the machine, and then you have to mount it, and then restore the files. I wish it were like Symantec, where I can search for a file and it will give me the latest version, no matter where it is. It could be on tape or on disk, and it still restores the latest version. View full review »
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It would be helpful if there was something that could assist you in managing the database more effectively. It needs to offer an automatic check for backups. View full review »
Data Protection Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Veeam Backup and Replication is a very good product, but there's room for improvement. For example, if you have to set up multiple servers, there's a lot of work to configure and set up projects. But once it's set up, it's very easy to manage. I think you have to resize it in the data center, and then it's pretty simple. We can integrate the storage, and you can use data resizing and do a lot more. The reporting feature can also be improved. Version 10 has come up with a better report, but version 9.4 isn't so good. I mean, it doesn't show whether we can allow customization of reports and more. View full review »
Director of Information Technology and Communications at Enertotal sa esp
I would like to see the replication and a recovery plan of the servers in the cloud. It's very important. View full review »
Mukul Singh
Solution Architect / Delivery Manager - Salesforce CRM - Tech Mahindra at Tech Mahindra (formerly Mahindra Satyam)
Provide more integration for cloud providers such as Google Cloud, Azure and AWS. View full review »
João Carvalho
TIO at Fundação de Serralves
I would like to see the Veeam cloud solution and Microsoft Office 365 included all in one platform. View full review »
Alejandro Ortazon
Manager, CLoud workload Migration & Onborading Lead at Globe Telecom
It needs to support more applications. In terms of supported applications, Oracle SQL and Office 365 are supported, but I am not sure if it supports Linux-based applications. That's why I'm looking for an alternative. I am currently testing Commvault. The advantage of Commvault is that a lot of applications are supported with it. I am not sure if CIFS is currently supported. It would be nice to have this feature in case it is not already supported. View full review »
Daniel Aramayo
Support and Implementation Engineer at PRACSO S.R.L.
Its licensing needs to be improved. Its licensing has become complex since last December. They have changed the way the product is licensed, and there is a lot of confusion. Sometimes, when a new version comes, it seems that it has not been tested enough because I usually find some bugs in it. It could also have more integration with other virtualization products, such as desktop virtualization products and open-source virtualization products. View full review »
Mohammad Hesni
Senior Consultant at IOEC
I have a problem with the VM. When we started doing a backup, it takes a snapshot for our virtual machines, but when we try it two or three times, in some cases, our virtual machines go to a consolidated state. I don't know why this problem happens. But I still think Veeam is a top-ranking solution. I don't know why this VM problem happens. Sometimes, I think it's because of our environments and performance. I have a little bit of a performance problem when VMs back up. I don't think it's optimized in our environment because of that. It doesn't have any reporting in it. The reporting and GUI interface can be improved. View full review »
Eric Formiga
CTO at NWI Telecom
They have an integration with MS SQL, and you have to license MS SQL. This is something they need to change. They should go for an open-source database or a free SQL because you're already buying this product, and you shouldn't have to buy another product. View full review »
Senior Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
In terms of what can be improved, I would say they could add automations for disaster migrations and for reverse replications. Overall, they need more automation. View full review »
Miquel Morell
CTO and CISO at omega-peripherals
It's a great product, but only if you have everything virtualized. If you still have non-virtualized environments, then it's not treatable for customers who have some products we can not virtualize. For example, another service, or if you have Oracle or other databases, then it's not treatable for those environments. View full review »
Shankar Palaniappan
Virtualization Consultant at Bahwan IT
I would like to have the capability of backing up a physical machine, as opposed to just a VM. View full review »
Martin Potgieter
IT Director at FNF
It would be ideal if users could know that their data is backed up and have some security functionality where you can actually use the backup to spin up a new cluster and take it from there. If they can create a virtual environment with the traffic environment that would be beneficial. View full review »
IT Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
If a single file is corrupt then the restoration of the entire backup will fail. This type of dependency is a problem. I would like to see some customized backup functions that allow the end-users to make copies of files. View full review »
Simon O'Sullivan
Senior VP at Maxava
It would be nice if it could be integrated with third-party solutions like ours. It has been supporting just Windows and virtual machines. View full review »
System Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see better features for exporting to cloud-based repositories. Having reduced pricing for smaller businesses would be helpful. View full review »
CEO at East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc.
Pricing can be improved. View full review »
Martin Frey
Architecture Expert at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
At this point, my only complaint is about the licensing costs. We have not experienced any technical problems. In the future, I would like to see better support for direct backup to tape. View full review »
JoseDa Silva
Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups. That is a functionality that Veeam does not provide. Otherwise, I don't see any additional improvements in Veeam because they are very good. It integrates very well with Microsoft applications. Veeam is very user friendly and you don't need to have certifications to work on it. View full review »
DC Infrastructure and Services Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Its price is higher than other solutions and can be improved. They can also change the version of the software more often. View full review »
Mohamed Aly
Support Team at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
They can improve the features and Veeam Enterprise Manager. The interface and features are kind of limited. It would be good if they can provide more features and a better interface. For example, if I want to provide certain users with the privilege to back up and restore and do day-to-day tasks, I cannot do it in the current version. It is like you either give everything to everyone or no user can have access to anything. In version 9, a lot of features were missing, and it wasn't clear. Version 10 is easier from the communication perspective, and the disk backup option is very clear. View full review »
System Administrator at Premier press
Some of the best practice documentation could be improved. View full review »
Samuel Simard
Information Technology Consultant at OmegaChem
The price can be better. View full review »
Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Services with 501-1,000 employees
* Support for HPE catalyst copy and cloud bank * It could also improve on its cloud tier, to tier data to the cloud once it is backed up. View full review »
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
* Relying on open source infrastructure for Veeam's architectural components instead of Microsoft for OS and DB. * Support for containers, and agent-less KVM backups, and Citrix environments. View full review »
Dedupe capabilities. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Veeam Backup & Replication. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
465,339 professionals have used our research since 2012.