Veritas NetBackup Room for Improvement

Justin Kelley
Backup Administration Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 improvements in basic functionality are often sacrificed for a shiny new bullet point to put on sales presentations. It is one of the best solutions available, but it certainly has its shortcomings. View full review »
Nikolay Gorbunov
Lead Engineer at a integrator with 201-500 employees
The last releases introduced a simplified backup of MS SQL and Oracle. I'd like to have a more user-friendly interface for recovering MS SQL. It would be nice to have native support for MySQL and PostgreSQL. Veritas should increase the number of supported storage options. To be more specific, NetBackup has the user interface and if you need to restore DB instead of failed one - it's OK. But if you need to restore DB to different location or another server you need: find required backup copy via the user interface, create *.bch file with restore parameters, edit this file to adopt it for the new DB destination, open this file in the user interface. For beginners, these steps are not something obvious. Netbackup can backup MySQL via Oracle policy, to be honest, this is not completely native support and this method has a few limitations. In fact, you can buy from Veritas (or Zmanda) clients for MySQL or PostgerSQL from Zmanda to backup MySQL or PostgreSQL on Linux. But sometimes this is not convenient. Currently, as far as I know, for Replication Director has support snapshots and replication only for Netapp storage (ONTAP) and support of snapshots for EMC VNX and EMC Celerra. Despite the fact that for my environment this functionality was enough, I think that Veritas should develop Replication Director and add more storage devices. I believe that now, as data grows really fast, backup software should not only copy data in a classic way, but should be able to manage snapshots and replication between storage devices. In fact, this applies to any enterprise backup software. View full review »
Updates were not always consistent. View full review »
Linux, Backup and Storage Administrator with 10,001+ employees
Veritas is already consistently and proactively developing the backup software to make it more compatible and efficient with the latest and emerging technologies. I feel they should stick to this development and increase the pace of this development a bit more to cope up with the current need of data protection market. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
GUI needs to be more user-friendly. View full review »
Support Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
* Integration * Setup implementation View full review »
Jayaprakash Aridoss
Service Delivery Manager - Storage & Backup at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The virtual environment, cloud integration, copy data management features need improvement. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Manager at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
I think that the licensing model needs improvement. View full review »
Reda Hassan
Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
The ability to use different disk appliance brands as Pure Disk (not OST), such as EMC Data Domain . View full review »
Artur Jezyk
EMEA L3 Backup Integration/Build Team Leader / SME at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Systems Analyst at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
* It needs support for Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVMs). * Some of the hardware is out of support. * The product is not able to keep up with other competitors in the market. View full review »
Vuong Doan
Storage and Backup Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
The restore tool is not friendly to newcomers. It takes some of our storage and backup admin/support a long time to wrestle with it, but then they have enough knowledge to work even with NetBackup competitors. View full review »
Jayson Martin
Data Storage Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far I can only say that the license structure could be looked at to be aligned as either capacity-based or traditional. View full review »
Abuzaid Saad
Head, IT Network, Security & Data Center with 51-200 employees
The application needs more flexibility and reliability should be the top priority of the enhancement. View full review »
Vladimir Yakunin
Chief ingeneer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The interface should be improved. View full review »

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