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Justin Kelley
Real User
Backup Administration Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

Its most valuable feature is probably the variety of features it has. You have the ability to perform a lot of actions... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our only other frame of reference is switching from BE to NBU. We got more advanced control of backups and restores by... more»

What needs improvement?

The code base in general could use an overhaul. The base of the product is very old. It gets a lot of new features, but... more»

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

Smaller virtualized environments will want to stick to a traditional licensing model if possible. It will likely be... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I previously used Backup Exec, NetBackup's little brother. We switched as our environment grew large enough to justify... more»

What other advice do I have?

The top level solutions all have similar features, but find what you do most and choose the product that makes that the... more»
Nick Gorbunov
Real User
Specialist at a integrator with 201-500 employees
Jul 02 2017

What is most valuable?

You can construct a comprehensive robust backup solution based on NetBackup. Management of such a solution will not be... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Six months ago, I recovered several dozen TBs of production data after our storage failed. I recovered Enterprise... more»

What needs improvement?

The last releases introduced a simplified backup of MS SQL and Oracle. I'd like to have a more user-friendly interface... more»

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

If you have a complex environment with dozens of different servers and apps, I recommend you look for TB licensing. We... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

In the organization where I was previously, NetBackup replaced Backup Exec because Backup Exec did not have enough... more»

What other advice do I have?

My recommendation is the same for any product. Decide what options you really need, and then test the required options.... more»
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Anonymous User
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Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Management interface was simple to use once understood.

How has it helped my organization?

Managed to control all backups centrally across the environment and ensure correct and multiple retention periods were... more»

What needs improvement?

Updates were not always consistent.

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

Licensing was very expensive and did not scale well if needed to move between license models. But you get for what you... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes, switch was prompted by IT Manager; due diligence report from external company concluded existing product was not... more»

What other advice do I have?

Very expensive product, learning curve is very high but once understood and working correctly, is a fantastic product.
Anonymous User
Real User
Linux, Backup and Storage Administrator with 10,001+ employees
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Backup compatibility with most of the existing, legacy, and emerging softwares, filesystems, databases, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I’ve seen organisations using NetBackup efficiently improving on data protection and recovery while reducing... more»

What needs improvement?

Veritas is already consistently and proactively developing the backup software to make it more compatible and efficient... more»

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

I can’t comment much as there’s not much visibility on this aspect. However, I’d advise mostly to go for a capacity... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used TSM earlier. We switched to NetBackup primarily for its valuable features (as mentioned above).

What other advice do I have?

Go for it! It’s the best available backup software in the market.
Anonymous User
Real User
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Deduplication is the most valuable feature as it reduces the backup time and provides backup of a single copy of data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It enabled Telecom Fiji Ltd to backup the Unix-based OS. Backup Exec 12.0 was only able to backup the Windows platform.

What needs improvement?

GUI needs to be more user-friendly.

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

The software and license are very expensive.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, we were using the Veritas Backup Exec 12.0. We changed to this solution because we needed a backup solution... more»

What other advice do I have?

This product is very robust. Be prepared for the cost.
Anonymous User
Real User
Support Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* TAR importing * Scriptable scheduling * Central catalog * Local and remote backup * DLO: Client for laptops

How has it helped my organization?

We are an SMB, but for our client, it is a life saver.

What needs improvement?

* Integration * Setup implementation

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

Personally, I'd tell them to make an inventory of what they want to backup, how often, and the size of backup and... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Our customers have used a very wide variety of options. However, almost all of them switched due to better handling... more»

What other advice do I have?

Always leave room for more options.
Jayaprakash Aridoss
Real User
Service Delivery Manager - Storage & Backup at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The Replication Director, Auto Image Replication, Accelerator, Oracle Intelligent Policy, synthetic and VADP backups... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helped us to: * Improve the backup success and recovery rate. * Reduce the window to backup. * Automate database... more»

What needs improvement?

The virtual environment, cloud integration, copy data management features need improvement.

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

Pricing is pretty costly as compared to the other products but worth investing for the long term and high ROI.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Initially, we were using IBM TSM and Legato Networker (now EMC NetWorker). However, due to the support and legacy of... more»

What other advice do I have?

It is an excellent product, i.e., if you are looking for a stable and performance oriented backup infrastructure with... more»
Reviewer23
Real User
IT Infrastructure Manager at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Oct 25 2018

What do you think of Veritas NetBackup?

What is our primary use case?: The primary use case is for archiving. • What is most valuable?: The most valuable feature is that it is basically a replica of our SAN data. We archive the SAN data for recovery, if there is an issue on the fence. • What needs improvement?: I think that the licensing model needs improvement.  • For how long have I used the solution?: One to three years. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: The stability is fine. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: As it scales, it becomes expensive. • How is customer service and technical support?: Our experience with tech support is mostly positive. But, we had some repeat issues and tech support was not entirely responsive to our needs. • What's...
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