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"It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication.""The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster.""It is very fast as compared to the other competitors. Its simplicity and bit rate are also valuable. It takes less time if we compare it with the old solution that we have.""I find the data to be most valuable.""The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.""The most valuable feature is the performance because you can back up data really quickly.""The stability is excellent.""The solution is very scalable."

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"Good open file option feature, SQL agent, and EM agent.""The ease-of-use in general is great.""It's quite stable, and so far, we have had no technical issues with Veritas Backup Exec.""Compression is the most valuable feature.""This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it.""It is responding very well, and its performance is good. It has a lot of options. For backup, you can connect it to a cloud or a physical hard drive. They also provide an API for integration with different platforms and products. However, we have not integrated it with another product.""The solution is good for small and medium-sized businesses.""Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries."

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"I would like to see better integration and support for backing up to cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud.""The size and scale of the product are limited and could be improved.""The price could be improved.""I would like to see integration with public cloud.""It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection.""First-time integrations are difficult in NetWorker. NetWorker software needs to be simplified. It's very complex.""When you use Data Domain, you have to have at least 20% free space so it can work properly. Sometimes we struggle with that, because we wanted to use all the free space, but then Data Domain becomes really slow. I understand that 20% is needed to process all the data, and doing the duplication and compression and all that, but it would be a big improvement if they did not require that 20%, because it is just too much to have available.""Its management can be improved."

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"The EDR should be looked at, as the operating system is too weak.""The pricing is an area of improvement and the mode of marketing it.""There needs to be an integration process of the endpoint devices so that we don't have to redo everything for different products.""The pricing could be improved.""If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly.""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.""It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use.""The price of this solution is very high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It could be more competitively priced. Its licensing was for five years. Obviously, the support will get renewed at some stage, but that's it.""Its price is reasonable.""The price is on the high side."

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"It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale.""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.""There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.""The pricing can be improved.""It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam.""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.""Its price is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The price is a bit steep. We pay for the support every three years.
Top Answer: The price is on the high side. I would like to see integration with public cloud.
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
DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain
Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems continue to revolutionize disk backup, archiving, and disaster recovery with high-speed, inline deduplication. EMC Data Domain Operating System is intelligence behind EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems. DD OS powers the industry's most efficient, scalable, reliable, cloud-ready protection storage platform.

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
The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
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Top Industries
Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company13%
Logistics Company6%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm5%
Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise43%
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise76%
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise45%
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC, NetApp, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and others in Deduplication Software. Updated: November 2021.
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Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 2nd in Deduplication Software with 10 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 8.8, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Very scalable, integrates well with other solutions, and has good security". 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". Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and Commvault, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault and Rubrik.

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