2019-07-31T05:52:00Z

What needs improvement with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows.

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

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The support could be improved and made faster. There is zero support. The reporting part and customization for backup policy can also be improved.

2021-05-19T11:37:00Z
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Top 5Real User

It would be ideal with we could move the data to a physical server. Right now, we can only make it move to the standby server, however, it must be the virtualization, must be the Veeam servers. I'm speaking of replication. If they could let you can do replication to physical servers - a backup from physical servers and a replication to physical servers - that will be better. Other than that, the solution really isn't missing any functionality or features. We're quite happy with it.

2021-04-30T10:41:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I can't think of an area where the solution is lacking in features. Overall, it's quite good, and more money is going into R&D already. That said, there are many things they can develop for the Linux agent. The Windows agent is quite complete. Some customers have Oracle databases and Veeam does support back up of Oracle databases. There is a specific setup in Oracle when you have the Oracle databases configured with the ASM - something related to Oracle storage back up. Veeam cannot back up or restore ASM disks as of right now. It could be something they could offer in the future. Some customers that are in the industrial sector are using legacy systems, systems that are very old and running on Windows 2000 or Windows NT, Windows 2003, and they're physical, they're not even virtual. Veeam here is pretty weak, as Veeam supports 2008 or Service Pack 1 and above. Anything before that, the Veeam Agent for Windows will not be able to back up anything. I don't expect Veeam to be releasing agents for older editions of operating systems. Veeam itself is a new company. On the other hand, if you go to the competition, like Veritas, you'll see that Veritas is a well-established company in the market since way back and therefore they have these agents that can back up the older versions of Windows.

2021-04-10T16:12:04Z
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Top 5Real User

In the next release, I would like to see it easier to implement. It may be an issue internally, where something was missed in the installation.

2021-03-17T20:56:55Z
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Top 5Real User

It fulfills our needs in terms of features. In terms of improvements, they can maybe improve its documentation.

2021-02-04T16:53:28Z
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Top 5Real User

I can't think of anything that may be missing. I have basic replication and backup in place and it's doing what I want.

2021-01-28T20:54:03Z
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Top 5Real User

Some users might think the interface could be improved. It's a subjective thing, I'm fine with it.

2020-10-08T07:25:23Z
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Top 5Real User

The only things that I can think of where Veeam can improve are in very small details. For example, there are some things that I would prefer included in reporting on backups that are currently missing. This is not a problem with the product that needs to be repaired, it is my personal use case that I hope can be addressed.

2020-09-15T11:13:35Z
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Top 20Real User

I do not think that I can be specific about certain things that Veeam needs to do to improve. They just need to continue the development to follow trends in the industry, the development of the Microsoft operating system, and incorporate new functionalities into the Veeam Agent to keep the product competitive in the market. The situation with the Veeam Agent for Windows is pretty much the same as for the Veeam Agent for Linux. Agents use the functionality of the operating systems to keep a record of the platform in a stable state. They make a snapshot of the operating system and then can release or replace the state of the operating system to a stable state from the snapshot if it becomes unstable. The difference in the products is just the need to follow the requirements of the OS version where it is deployed.

2020-08-12T07:01:48Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

If you are doing an AIX backup then you have to use the CLI because it doesn't appear on the console, the way that Windows and Linux jobs do. It is something that I was looking for and was told that Veeam supported, but when I tried it, I found that it was not implemented well. This is actually why we are using different backup solutions. One is for the AIX part, whereas the others are for the virtualized environment that includes Windows and Linux servers. One of the biggest issues that we ran into during our implementation was that you cannot use two solutions for the same tape library. One handy feature that Infrascale has is that if the server fails then you can boot it up directly from the appliance, rather than having to restore it to a machine, first. That is very helpful.

2020-08-06T06:44:41Z
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Real User

We started with Zerto and moved to Veeam to save costs. It did the job but I wasn’t as impressed with the orchestration as it didn’t do the re-IP and spin up automatically. It caused some delays during the snapshot and replication process. We went from a 30 second RTO to a 2-3 hour RTO. Since that was still within our requirements and cost reduction was the goal, we stuck with Veeam. This experience was at my last company so it’s 2 years ago. Had we started with Veeam, it’s likely we would have been fine with it but I was a bit spoiled starting with Zerto’s polished replication. We will likely go down the Veeam route again as we are about to initiate a DR project at Ariens and believe Veeam will be “good enough.” I would like to see the capability for remote installation of third party applications added( Like installing WinRar MS Office etc..) , and Firewall for servers.

2020-07-13T06:56:00Z
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Real User

It is not always easy to update this solution to the newer version, so the update process needs to be improved. It can be a pain. In the network discovery, we still have to use the agents for some machines.

2019-09-19T08:40:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I've found a lot of difficulties on the initial setup and especially in terms of credentials. We really need a Window OS and local admin account. It doesn't like the domain admin account. it's a primary permission issue.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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The solution needs continuous data protection; something that allows for continuity. If one site is failing, the other site can come up so everything keeps going. The data protection should be continuous rather than schedule-based. The predictability of the solution needs improvement. Sometimes, if it's doing something at the back end, it may go slow. Today, the backup completion took four hours, but sometimes it can do the backup in 30 minutes or an hour. With solutions like NetBackup, I can predict to a much higher degree of certainty how long something will take to complete. The user interface is good, but occasionally the change rate of the visible information is a bit slow and provides the wrong guidance. For example, the visible bandwidth might refresh only after five minutes, so sometimes you're looking at incorrect details because the refresh hasn't happened yet.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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Real User

An area that this solution could be improved would be with the licensing.

2019-08-29T09:32:00Z
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Real User

Generally, I think it is a good product and there is not so much to add. There are a few places where it can be improved. One place where the product can be improved is the update time. Updating sometimes gives us a problem by taking too long or causing other problems. It's not as straightforward as it should be. I would like to have an app for connecting with my mobile and my laptop. It would be nice if I can just look at it with a mobile device from home and more than one way to connect so I would not have to always use one device.

2019-08-29T08:53:00Z
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Real User

I would like to see a more user-friendly installation process and better technical support. The troubleshooting for Windows needs to improve.

2019-08-19T05:47:00Z
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Top 20Real User

This solution has many issues with the VSS (Volume Snapshot Service) when working with the Hyper-V solution. They are related to networking and a need to restart the host. The stability of this solution needs to be improved. We used it with windows server 2012 R2 and we faced many problems related to the VSS service, the backup failed due to some issues with the VSS service and the solution was to restart not the service but the host totally to back again in full function. it was very bad situation especially we are talking about Hyper-V host with many production machines. Honestly, i ca't be sure that the reason in veeam, may be in the window.

2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
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Real User

So far, the solution has been working very well for us. Maybe in the future, they could do something better with the user interface and the performance, but so far it's a really good, efficient solution.

2019-08-05T06:24:00Z
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Real User

If I'm trying to locate an item to restore from one of the backups, I would appreciate the ability to perform a global search on the catalog. This includes all backups from the entire infrastructure. I would like to have more flexibility in terms of reporting details about the backup. Specifically, I would like to get it from the whole infrastructure, instead of each one of the jobs.

2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

The problems with this solution are generally tied to the Windows environment. I would like to have a more automated installation process.

2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
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