Veritas Backup Exec Competitors and Alternatives

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MostafaShoaei
Real User
Data Center Platform Designer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 20 2019

What is most valuable?

This is a multi-platform backup solution where you can take a backup from AIX, Windows, or Linux servers and restore from CD, disk, or tape. It will restore exactly, from whatever you have. It's… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows you to create a backup using any storage, and then take another one for disaster recovery. This is something that is very important for us.

What needs improvement?

The user experience is very bad and the interface needs to be improved. It is not user-friendly. This is not my complaint, alone, but everybody I know who has worked with this solution. In order to… more»

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

This solution is expensive, but compared to other backup solutions, it is fair. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. Unlike some other solutions, such as Veritas NetBackup… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have a lot of experience with IBM Spectrum Protect, and the Plus version has extra features. It includes, for example, cloud features. After we upgraded to the plus version, I did not use many of… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a really strong application that I find really useful and reliable for backup, but it needs to be more user-friendly. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Sean Fiandaca
Real User
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
Nov 24 2019

What is most valuable?

I have used the BMR (Bare Metal Restore) in several emergencies and it has absolutely saved my bacon. I love being able to bring up a machine as a VM too. I've used that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When I started at my current organization they had a scattered approach to backup. Some servers backed up locally, some to various cloud services, others not at all… more»

What needs improvement?

I don't love the scheduler, as I think that interface could use an overhaul. I have always managed to get it to work the way I wanted it to, but it could be nicer and more… more»

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

This is the best money I spend on my budget. We have never questioned whether it is worth it because it so obviously is a great value.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Backup Exec with DLT and LTO type tapes. Tape backup is just a thing of the past and Backup Exec just didn't have good offsite options at that time. I have… more»

What other advice do I have?

Setup was a breeze, and the support and training is excellent. If you are a knowledgeable user, then they will work with you at your level, but if you just need them to do… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At this point, I haven't looked at other solutions in many years. I moved to OnQ thirteen years ago at my previous company and loved it. When I started at my new company… more»
MuathAlhwetat
Real User
SAN and UNIX Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is D2 and conversion with the Data Domain because other solutions are not able to use the Data Domain. Integration with VMware is great.

How has it helped my organization?

We have a lot of backups, and this tool helps us with the RMAN Backup.

What needs improvement?

There are limitations when trying to use this solution with Hyper-V. The limitations exist when trying to restore a backup from Hyper-V. This solution needs to have full integration with Hyper-V, like… more»

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

This solution is less expensive than Veeam for us, although it depends on the customer because we get a great discount.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, we worked with Commvault, Veritas, and Veeam. We still work with multiple vendors for our backup and recovery solution.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I recommend, although if you have Hyper-V then I would suggest you use Veeam. Veeam is fully integrated with Hyper-V, and there are more features in Veeam. I would rate this… more»
Nawaaz Toonah
Real User
Operations Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 06 2019

What do you think of Barracuda Backup?

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution and service provider, and this is one of the products that we provide and implement for our customers. I have my Barracuda certification and am due to renew it this year. We have experience with the on-premises deployment model. The primary use case for this solution is to perform routine backups that are scheduled daily, weekly, and monthly. The Barracuda is on our backup system, which is connected by fibre to our server.

What is most valuable?

The installation and operation of this solution are very smooth.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have a mix of backup between on-premises and the cloud. I would like to see the automatic backup of critical applications to the cloud.

For how long have I used the solution?

I…
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 07 2019

What is most valuable?

I have found that this solution has many good points.

What needs improvement?

The problems with this solution are generally tied to the Windows environment. I would like to have a more automated installation process.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Veritas was the leader in the market perhaps ten years ago. But since that time, many other companies like Veeam have come to the front. Veeam is a really good software application, whereas Veritas is a very complex product.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product with a simple environment. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use and evaluate many different backup and recovery solutions.
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