We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers."
"The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched."
"The most valuable feature is the recovery."
"It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor."
"The solution backs up Microsoft workloads as well as anything on the market."
"The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require."
"The initial setup is quite straightforward."
"Its capability to give a BMR for all the workstations that I want to connect to."
"This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it."
"The ease-of-use in general is great."
"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."
"It's quite stable, and so far, we have had no technical issues with Veritas Backup Exec."
"The solution is good for small and medium-sized businesses."
"Good open file option feature, SQL agent, and EM agent."
"Compression is the most valuable feature."
"Its reliability and the fact that we have all the skills that we need for Veritas Backup Exec are the most valuable."
"Management reporting could be improved."
"Additional Hyper-V knowledge would be great."
"There is a very poor online user community in terms of people blogging about their experiences with DPM."
"We can't take a snapshot and take it outside, which is a problem."
"Compatibility and integration with other products needs improvement."
"The user friendliness could be improved."
"It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM."
"The user interface can be improved quite a bit."
"It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use."
"Its scalability should be improved."
"The price of this solution is very high."
"The integration with SaaS applications like Office 365 needs to be improved."
"They can improve the reporting component. The reports aren't user-friendly at all. You have to download them to Excel to get statistics."
"The pricing is an area of improvement and the mode of marketing it."
"In the future, their console should not be complicated."
"If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly."
"The price is reasonable for the features it offers."
"Veritas comes with an annual licensing fee."
"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."
"This product is priced for smaller customers."
"It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam."
"Its price is reasonable."
"The pricing can be improved."
"The solution could be more cost-effective."
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.
Microsoft DPM is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. Microsoft DPM is rated 7.2, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Good recovery functionality, however lacks an online community and is not a turn-key solution". 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". Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Commvault, Veeam Agent for Linux and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Microsoft DPM vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.
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