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Adnan Hassan
Real User
Lead Technical Specialist at a tech services company
Jul 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature of this product is the backup of any data, i.e. it could be databases or Z files, or anything. For us, the main two... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I can give examples in term of the databases: the Exchange databases, the email databases or the flag files. It has improved the working of our... more»

What needs improvement?

The stability, reliability of the product and the features that are available in this application are very good. However, it's not too stable... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are actually using two to three solutions at the moment. We are using the Arcserve Backup as they have also been a major player in the market... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's an easy software to set up and also, to backup and restore your files. It's user-friendly, it's not very complex and a person with limited... more»
David Reder
Real User
Network Administrator with 11-50 employees
Aug 15 2018

What is most valuable?

* Automation * Restore

How has it helped my organization?

I'm very familiar with it because I've been using it since we, as an organization, started using it. I'm very familiar with the software package itself and how to set alerts, how... more»

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

I would like to see a better licensing model. They changed it and it's just horrendous.

What other advice do I have?

If you're seriously looking at Backup Exec, take a hard look at their licensing model and compare that. Also, experience their tech support before you jump in. Right now, the two... more»
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zanemaynard
Consultant
Manager of Infrastructure at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 05 2017

What is most valuable?

The Exchange restore is the most valuable feature. The restore granularity that the product offers is great, right down... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The speed at which one can restore offers much faster recovery times for our clients.

What needs improvement?

Make the product more user-friendly for users who aren't familiar with Veritas Backup Exec. The product is better... more»

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

Engage with as many Veritas partners as possible, to try and get the best pricing based on the partner status.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have used numerous backup products. My personal preference would be IBM Tivoli Store Manager (TSM). Cost is always a... more»

What other advice do I have?

Consider all the backup requirements and budgets. Look at your IT department's long-term strategy.
KhurramMuiez
Consultant
System Analyst at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Backup Exec 2012 R2 is a very good product for the Windows file system and SQL backups. It is very user-friendly, but... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As I mentioned earlier, if we have an environment which has only a file system and SQL backups, then it is a good... more»

What needs improvement?

Firstly, the GUI for 2014 is mostly confusing, i.e., if you need to add any additional technical features, then it... more»

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

It is cheap compared to the other backup technologies. It all depends on the requirements.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have worked on multiple backup solutions as I have worked in the backup-shared domain.

What other advice do I have?

Before implementing any backup solution, you need to understand your environment, as well as the requirements, and... more»
Rafael Bennacchio
Real User
Data Protection and Risk IT Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the valuable features is the instant recovery for VMs. It reduces the RTO (Recovery Time Objective) drastically.

How has it helped my organization?

One of the latest improvements is the Azure Cloud connector integration.

What needs improvement?

There still a lot of room for improvement in synthetic technologies, especially when targeted to deduplication media.... more»

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

Make sure you verify the V-RAY Extension when licensing your virtual environment. Depending on the scenario, it can... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have worked with many other vendors. They all have some strong and weak points.

What other advice do I have?

Try the cloud connectors. They can become a replacement for long retention tapes in some cases.
Samuel Mitchell
Real User
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company
Jul 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* Backup to Disk: It restore files very quickly. * vSphere infrastructure backup option: Useful to keeps VMs on disk... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides our daily backups and restores. It gives us the ability to locate and restore critical files which users... more»

What needs improvement?

They can work on the issue of the job timing out when it is unable to reach a selection item. It sometimes hangs up on... more»

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

If your company can afford it, go for it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not use a different solution before this one.

What other advice do I have?

It is simple to set up. Once the backup jobs are clearly defined, the rest is history.
it_user424638
Real User
IT Manager at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 14 2017

What do you think of Veritas Backup Exec?

Improvements to My Organization: It just gave us the ability to have valid backups most of the time. • Valuable Features: The interface easy to use and it is compatible with most backup devices. • Room for Improvement: Ability to backup to cloud Virtualization backups availability More stable environment in a WAN infrastructure • Stability Issues: There were issues with stability, such as big issues/error messages when trying to restore SQL instances, Exchange datastores, or single files • Scalability Issues: In terms of scalability, if you get rid of a server that belongs to the CASO, the catalogs won´t work. Restores get even more difficult. If you need to replace the CASO, it is very frustrating. • Customer Service and Technical Support: I would give...
Dhanish Khan
User
Pre-Post Sales Engineer at a tech services company
Jul 08 2018

What is most valuable?

* The backup solution comes in different versions to support different platforms. * Deployment is a pain, but once the setup is done, it works like a charm. * One of the most... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is not a recommended software when it comes to large environments where there has to be a minimal Recovery Time Objective.

What needs improvement?

Enhanced support for cloud backup needs to be added. However, offsite backup to the cloud can be done. The recovery success rate is not very convincing.

What other advice do I have?

I was previously an ADV engineer at Veritas. I have witnessed different types of users utilizing the product.

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Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.

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