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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»

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

I previously used Backup Exec, NetBackup's little brother. We switched as our environment grew large enough to justify a… 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»
Nikolay Gorbunov
Real User
Lead Engineer 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 an… 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 Vault… 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 for… 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»

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

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. If… more»
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Hitesh Chopra
Real User
IT Solutions Provider at WIZERTECH INFORMATICS PVT LTD
Apr 10 2019

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to perform a backup, and then verify whether it has been properly completed or not.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a very good backup solution that we provide to the majority of our clients as a service.

What needs improvement?

Add endpoint backup capability for a particular appliance. Currently it is server level only.

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

I think that the pricing and licensing for this solution is good. It is affordable.

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

I use a second solution, Commvault, in cases where there is no domain. I did not, and still do not use another solution… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have not had any issues or problems when using this solution. It has been working perfectly for our primary use case. I… more»
User
User
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 in… 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 pay… more»

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

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.
Thamer Salah
Consultant
Senior Presales Consultant at OFFTEC International
May 01 2019

What needs improvement?

Improvements can be made to the service by providing better and more competitive ratios on data backups. The functionality for backups is there with Veritas, but I would like to see… more»

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

Veritas Netbackup offers affordable licensing.

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

We were previously using Veritas.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is that it is a perfect product. I would rate it an 8 out of 10 overall. I wouldn't give it a ten because it doesn't have the necessary full backup capabilities and because… more»
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 potentially… 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 based… more»

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

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.
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 as… 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.

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

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.
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 recovery… more»

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

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

What other advice do I have?

Always leave room for more options.
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