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Find out what your peers are saying about Bacula Enterprise vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"Bacula is pretty stable.""It works great and it provides you with several standard tools to restore your backup, even after a big failure.""The most valuable features are the special plugins such as SAP HANA databases, Microsoft SQL, and various types of virtualization."

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"Good open file option feature, SQL agent, and EM agent.""I have found the overall features of the solution very good and there is the option to backup to the cloud.""Veritas Backup Exec is easily managed.""The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything.""Compression is the most valuable feature.""Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries.""The product makes it easy to restore data.""The solution is good for small and medium-sized businesses."

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Cons
"Easier setup and configuration, perhaps including a GUI, would be an improvement.""Bacula needs a graphical user interface because, for administrators, the command-line interface is okay, but for the average user it is not very easy.""We are looking for a unique interface that can rule both enterprise and open source editions. Such a thing does not yet exist."

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"The pricing is an area of improvement and the mode of marketing it.""Doesn't include disaster recovery.""There is no training provided, and their technicians are unaware of the features available.""It is currently missing the dynamic backup feature for virtual machines, which is available in NetWorker. I can create politics in NetWorker to add virtual machines with specific tags, but I cannot do this in Backup Exec, which is a minus point for me. Currently, a user has to send a request to the Backup administrator to add a machine to the backup, but I should be able to create rules to automatically add a new machine to the backup. This kind of functionality is very important in current times, especially when we are using cloud solutions. I should be able to create more than one stream in a policy and specify how many streams I want to run in parallel in one policy. Currently, I have to manually create more policies to backup more than one virtual machine at the same time. Their support can also be improved in terms of response time.""The pricing could be improved.""The price of this solution is very high.""Something within the software itself isn't quite right. There may be a bug or glitch. It will work fine for weeks and then all of a sudden it just tanks.""I would like to be able to create a restore task that can be scheduled so that the same restore action will be performed automatically."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We have a perpetual license.""This is an open-source solution."

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"Veritas comes with an annual licensing fee.""It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale.""The price is reasonable for the features it offers.""The price of Veritas Backup Exec could be reduced and we pay annually for the license. However, compared to other solutions, such as Veeam, it is less expensive.""It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam.""There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.""Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that.""It is not an expensive product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the special plugins such as SAP HANA databases, Microsoft SQL, and various types of virtualization.
Top Answer: We are looking for a unique interface that can rule both enterprise and open source editions. Such a thing does not yet exist.
Top Answer: Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
Top Answer: Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
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Also Known As
Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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Overview
Bacula Enterprise Edition is a set of subscription-based enterprise data backup solutions which empower data centers to truly escape data volume price traps. High numbers of enterprise organizations worldwide (incl. NASA, Bank of Austria, Swisscom or Sky PLC) have adopted Bacula Enterprise backup software in mission critical environments because of its advanced features and ability to handle high data volume at very low cost.

Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.

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Sample Customers
NASA, SwissCom, Bank Austria, SdV Plurimedia, Leibniz University Hannover, Polfa Warszawa S.A., premaccess, NetLog, Swisscom Corporate Business, LocaWeb, wbsGo
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company21%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer12%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company25%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise45%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Bacula Enterprise vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Bacula Enterprise is ranked 43rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. Bacula Enterprise is rated 8.4, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Bacula Enterprise writes "Easy to use, stable, and offers many tools and features ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Bacula Enterprise is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, HPE StoreOnce, Acronis Backup and Micro Focus Data Protector, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault and Veritas System Recovery. See our Bacula Enterprise vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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