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Question: How do you compare the backup and restore speed of Veritas Backup Exec vs Veeam Backup & Replication?
Answer: Backup Exec 2020 -backup job: - virtual machines: 4GB/min; - MS SQL: 8GB/min; - duplicate to tape (LTO 8)- 8-10GB/min. The time depends on the speed of the storage source/destination.
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"The peace of mind of the backup is very important. Incremental backups make it fast and easy to use. We can recover from any failures in case of any hardware failures or malware attacks. We can do a rollback and recover our services with a little downtime. We can rollback even in the case of unsuccessful updates.""The most valuable feature is that I can back up the whole machine and then restore it relatively fast.""It's simply very good software for backup purposes.""It's very easy to work with and it's very reliable.""It is a rock-solid backup solution. That's all, and that's what we were asking for.""I have found the backup call feature very good.""The product is very simple in its design. We don't need it to perform complicated tasks.""Its stability and scalability were the main reasons for going for this solution. It is highly scalable, and its stability is also powerful. It has a friendly interface, and its monitoring and performance are the best in the market."

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"The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.""I have found the overall features of the solution very good and there is the option to backup to the cloud.""The solution is stable.""Veritas Backup Exec is easily managed.""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.""Veritas is good for small environments.""The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything.""Compression is the most valuable feature."

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"The implementation of the features can be improved. Currently, there is no segregation of duty. Normally, any backup software or client service software is implemented in a way where one person is responsible for the implementation of the server, and one is responsible for the client, but Veeam Backup & Replication is not implemented in that way. Therefore, restores don't work like that. The backup guys have to do the restores, which is not a good thing. Its pricing should also be improved. It is quite expensive.""This is an expensive solution.""It's hard to answer because managing cloud storage in our version could be better, but now that they have improved it in the recent version, I cannot say it's a better point because I know it should be already fixed.""While the Veeam Backup Replication tool can mostly back up all the data in the environment, the AIX from IBM backup capabilities nowadays could stand improvement as they are not featured on a single pane of glass.""It needs to support more applications. In terms of supported applications, Oracle SQL and Office 365 are supported, but I am not sure if it supports Linux-based applications. That's why I'm looking for an alternative. I am currently testing Commvault. The advantage of Commvault is that a lot of applications are supported with it. I am not sure if CIFS is currently supported. It would be nice to have this feature in case it is not already supported""Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have.""The patching can be quite difficult at times.""I prefer a software backup solution that allows me to easily define my origin data, including data files, folders, and virtual machines."

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"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.""In the future, their console should not be complicated.""The pricing could be improved.""A web console would be great because nowadays a lot of products are web-based and you can access the console from various environments. So I would recommend bringing this feature in the next solution.""The EDR should be looked at, as the operating system is too weak.""It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use.""The pricing of the solution is a bit high.""There is no training provided, and their technicians are unaware of the features available."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is relatively cheap.""If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive.""Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products.""This product is not cheap, but it's well worth the cost.""The license is a bit expensive.""It is always nice to get products cheaper. Technically, it saves you a lot of money. If you wanted to buy the same functionality out of vSphere, you would spend thousands to essentially get the same functionality.""They could work at providing a better price.""We have a yearly perpetual license."

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"It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale.""Veritas comes with an annual licensing fee.""It is not an expensive product.""There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.""It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam.""The price is reasonable for the features it offers.""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.""This product is priced for smaller customers."

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Questions from the Community
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: Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
Top Answer: Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to… 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 »
Top Answer: The solution could be more cost-effective. I do not know how much the solution costs on a monthly or annual basis. I do not possess information concerning the price.
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Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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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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Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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Financial Services Firm16%
Computer Software Company11%
Government7%
Healthcare Company6%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer12%
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Computer Software Company25%
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Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise31%
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Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 88 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Reliable, affordable and user friendly". 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". Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Dell EMC Avamar, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault, Veritas System Recovery and Veritas SaaS Backup. See our Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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