2018-03-06T10:47:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Veritas Backup Exec?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Veritas Backup Exec, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution for a company with around 15 computers. When we tried to increase its usage to 17 computers, it was very slow. We plan to keep using this solution for now. Later on, if we find something more scalable, we will switch to that. I would rate Veritas Backup Exec a six out of ten.

2021-05-19T10:13:09Z
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Top 5Real User

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with the company. The solution is a bit expensive. The trade magazines seem to imply that you can do a virtual environment for almost the same price, which would be better. Overall, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten. It's okay. It could be better in a variety of ways.

2021-01-12T13:16:11Z
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Top 10Real User

We're currently considering looking for a new solution. We want to see what is out there. This product is also quite expensive. Having a reliable backup is essential to your company. For example, we were using this product to back up one of our servers that got the CryptoLocker virus. We were able to go back and restore it to just a few hours previous to the attack and we were able to get everybody right back up and running within a day, in less than a day's time. It absolutely could have just spread right through the whole environment had we not caught it. This solution gave us the ability to be able to get back up with minimal data loss. Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten. If they were able to take out some of the bugs we have found I'd rate it higher.

2020-12-04T21:36:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Veritas Backup Exec is a product that I can recommend to others. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-11-29T05:37:03Z
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Top 10Real User

It's very easy to use. It's easier than all of the other backup solutions available. In terms of ease-of-use, Backup Exec is the most straightforward one that I have dealt with. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

2020-11-19T22:32:53Z
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Top 20Reseller

We are very happy with Veritas, and we work with them consistently for our servicing. We are a reseller, and we have been their Value Added Reseller of the Year three times. This solution has been good for us. We have had good support. It is very stable, and it works for our customers. Only the reporting feature needs to be fixed. I would rate Veritas Backup Exec an eight out of ten.

2020-10-14T06:37:03Z
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Top 5Real User

My advice to anyone considering this product would be to know how many servers have to be covered and the complexity of the environment as well as the capabilities of Backup Exec. Veritas cannot handle a complex environment very well. It is really only designed for a simple environment. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I can rate Veritas Backup Exec as somewhere around eight. It has some very good capabilities but limitations with system complexity, user-friendliness, and depth of reporting.

2020-08-05T06:59:32Z
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Top 5Real User

On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Veritas Backup Exec an eight. I would advise that it's not important which product you use because I think most of the products are good quality and nowadays have at least a standard because of technological enhancements, but it's more important to understand the concept of back-up and recovery. For example, how many jobs are needed, what is your infrastructure, what storage do you need, things like that. Having knowledge of data and back-up recovery is more important than the actual solution. It's not important which tools you use, because nowadays all the solutions, for example, Veeam, are good. It's better to know what you want and to have good knowledge of back-up and recovery concepts, for example, storage, data, data growth, SQL, etc.

2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
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Consultant

Depending on the size of the data being backed up, it can take a couple of hours to complete. This is a solution that keeps evolving with technology. They know the trend of cyber attacks, so Veritas try as much as possible to build up their backup solution to combat whatever attack is in trend. They recently sent me a document that shows that their data protection can mitigate against ransomware. This is good for enterprise clients because it shows that they are thinking of their customers. A lot of organizations today are afraid of ransomware, and Veritas is ensuring that they are strengthening their data protection to combat or mitigate such attacks. It is something that any enterprise needs to embrace. I have used other data protection solutions and I see Veritas as one of the best in the market. This solution also has options, such as granular restore, that are not available in other products. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
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Real User

I have suggested this solution to four of five people. For big companies, with more than fifty people, I recommend this product completely. However, for companies with less than fifty people, I don't suggest it. For the installation, you need at least two servers and a tape librarian. This is a good enterprise-level solution. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Choosing a backup and recovery system is something that depends on the size of the resources in your environment. Rating this product is tough because I have had problems with the integration. In this context, I would rate this solution a six out of ten. However, the solution is good and if I were using a new installation, I would rate it an eight out of ten. Overall, I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Reseller

We're a reseller of this solution. We also use an on-premises version in our offices. It is the most preferred backup solution for data protection for our customers. We use it ourselves for our production environment backup. Whoever is accessing our server, whoever is accessing the sources, is using it. It's mandatory for our organization to understand the product. Everyone including the sales team, the pre-sales, the technical guys, etc., everybody knows the product. If you are looking for a safe and reliable solution, I would recommend it. If you're looking for something new, or something sleeker or more simplified which will give you more flexibility, I would recommend a Google product. In this solution, you have a lot of features. You can use it as secondary storage. You can use it for a backup that's more granular. Like Veeam, you can recover items from the database. It would be good to add more features, like APIs. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Top 5Real User

This is a product that I strongly recommend, and I plan on using it for the long term. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend this product. I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

Everything that I need is available with Veritas. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises version of the solution. For what we need, for how we're using the solution, it does what it's supposed to do. If I were to give advice about the product to others, I would say that it's a very simple solution and it does pretty much what it's supposed to do. We haven't had any problems with it for the past six or seven years. I would rate the solution at nine out of ten. It's helped us tremendously over the years in locating all kinds of issues that we had on the network. It also finds any issues very quickly. I would recommend it.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Veritas Backup Exec is an SMB solution, so for an SMB customer that does not have a Unix environment, I would recommend this product. However, for larger enterprise customers, I would recommend another product such as Veritas NetBackup. All of the features that I can wish for are already in there. The interface, dashboard, and pricing are all perfect. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Real User

This is a solution that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We used the on-premise version of the solution. The dashboard was good. I loved to see the maintenance dashboard every time I logged on. That was my first screen because it always gave me a reminder of how many days before my next renewal. I have evaluated the solution against other applications, and it is quite stable, but if you want to compare it to what other applications are offering, then I would say that I would hesitate if I have to make that recommendation that others should use it. I would rate this solution 8 out of 10.

2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
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Real User

My advice to anybody who is implementing this product is to read the admin guide. It is important to look at the prerequisites, such as the operating system version. Find out whether you satisfy the minimum requirements for compatibility. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
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Real User

For our internal purposes, Veritas Backup Exec is very good, but for disaster recovery, you should go with another product. Nowadays, everything is going on the cloud and the backup solutions should also be also fast. A lot of things we are maintaining now require professional disaster recovery services. With Veritas, an internal alert problem is happening for all the windows which should be somewhat decreased. Then it would be better and more user-friendly. I am giving Veritas Backup Exec an 8 out of 10. The Backup Exec software is very good but should be updated with new features.

2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
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Real User

It is important for me for the solution to support all metadata, the entire database. It must support the entire platform.

2018-12-19T10:07:00Z
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Real User

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 actually needs, and they are up to the challenge of satisfying those needs.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Real User

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 hitters are Backup Exec and Veeam. But the document that I've downloaded now from IT Central Station has introduced me to other vendors that I also need to take a look at. In looking for a vendor to go with, the important criteria for me are: * cost * ease of use * options, especially trial-based options. The current version that I'm at, and I have to base my rating on it because it's the only one that I've been using, I would give it a seven out of 10 because it doesn't have the cloud options, the licensing has gotten worse instead of better, and technical support is iffy at best. I'm using version 16.0.

2018-08-13T07:28:00Z
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User

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

2018-03-06T10:47:00Z
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