2018-10-04T17:27:00Z

What needs improvement with Dell EMC NetWorker?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Dell EMC NetWorker.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Real User

I feel that it is a good product. However, if its setup is configured correctly, it will work well but if it's not, it's a total disaster. I think that goes for any backup product. Coming into architectural design thinking, for example, we introduced a backup network. This has helped speed up our backup time and the time it took Windows to backup. That has made a huge difference without impacting reduction systems elsewhere that connects into the same systems. So the main thing would be to optimize scheduling and do the setup correctly, then it will improve the backup features.

2019-09-29T07:27:00Z
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Real User

The system needs better integration with other toolsets. Support could be improved. EMC also needs to offer more information for users online. The solution needs more automation and more reporting, so we don't need to check everything manually.

2019-08-04T07:38:00Z
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Consultant

The operating system could be improved. The interface could also be much easier.

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

The deduplication needs improvement and it could use better integration.

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

Configuration for Hyper-V needs to be improved. Our original configuration did not work because of an issue that differed between versions. We are able to do direct backups, but analyzing the logs is not straightforward. There are a lot of things that have to be done from the client-side in order to locate and identify errors. This should be made easier. This solution should support part-loaded data. I would like to see support for the enactment of errors, where the error should be very clear-mannered, on board, with NMC control only. When some backups fail, we investigate all of the possibilities and sometimes have to enter the admin from the client-side. We then have to render the log and investigate that. If it is a Microsoft issue, for example, then we will contact Microsoft. This entire process needs to be enhanced.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

The main problem that we are having had to do with stability. We are looking forward to better stability in future versions. Our customers often ask for better integration with Microsoft Exchange.

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

They need to improve their level of support. The software also isn't user-friendly like Commvault or Rubrik. The solution errors and management aren't so good in comparison.

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

We would like support for tape space reclaim, using either the same or another pool. NetWorker uses only a stage directed to a clone pool, which is not enough to recover space on the tape.

2019-07-01T15:26:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The security features need backup and encryption. It would be nice if they added this feature. I would also like to be able to decrypt when restoring the security features. Hackers can sense these vulnerabilities today, and we need to have our enterprise prepared. Overall, it isn't intuitive enough. It is a bit complex and not evolving with the technology.

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

In Rubrik, we were getting less time for backup the things because snapshot feature is there. So we asked that our EMC account manager help us. He suggested some block based backup, but we have seen that it won't stand as compared to the rubric snapshot back up. Rubrik and Veeam has the directly cloud interface. So, you have to just configure the credentials for the cloud access and you can start taking the backup from Rubrik, which means the local backup is after schedule. So currently we don't think there is anything like this with the Networker. We would like Networker to have a cloud side approach, which it does not currently have. In addition, we have been facing some problems what with the initial configuration. I heard that Networker has released some beta versions.

2018-10-04T17:27:00Z
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