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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 for… more»

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

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 to… 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 big… 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 to… 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 utilized… 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.

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

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 the… 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 product… 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 doesn't… 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.

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

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 based… 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 cost… more»

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

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.
Mohammad Sajid
Real User
Analyst - Microsoft Technologies at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Jan 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it is user-friendly. It also works nicely with Windows and Skype. In addition, there are nice backup features.

How has it helped my organization?

It's a nice alternate solution for backup.

What needs improvement?

First, it would be nice to improve the cloud. Second, it would be nice to improve the backup acceleration and the fast restoration required. This solution just doesn't meet my… more»

What other advice do I have?

In the global business world, Veritas has a very good name. I think they have a good solid product, and they are always trying to improve and update it. They know what the client… more»
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 and… 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 may… 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 the… more»

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

If your company can afford it, go for it.

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

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.
Anonymous User
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?

How has it helped my organization?

It just gave us the ability to have valid backups most of the time.

What is most valuable?

The interface easy to use and it is compatible with most backup devices.

What needs improvement?

Ability to backup to cloud Virtualization backups availability More stable environment in a WAN infrastructure

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were issues with stability, such as big issues/error messages when trying to restore SQL instances, Exchange datastores, or single files

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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. …
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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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