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Pros
"I like that Backup Exec integrates with Microsoft Exchange. We can retrieve backups from the email boxes.""Veritas is good for small environments.""Compression is the most valuable feature.""The one thing for the last 12 months which has been very good for Veritas was the instance-based license. This means that you're able to license per instance, not only per physical server.""It is a simple and flexible solution to work with.""The flexibility is very good.""The ease-of-use in general is great.""The solution was stable and reliable."

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"It is easy to use and the performance is good.""This is a good backup interconversion solution because all the masters and the targets backups are on the same system. It is easy to administrate for a single point of access for clients.""The solution has a very easy-to-navigate user interface.""The most valuable feature involves VMware Instant Recovery, which allows one to do restoration within seconds.""It has been our go-to product for backup.""I can confidently say that I have managed more than 30 or 50 appliances over different time periods, and yet I never had a single hardware failure.""NetBackup is based on really good architectural hardware, and Veritas has the best backup and replication technology in the world.""There are a lot of new features that operate to protect the data from ransomware attacks. They launched the Veritas/Appliances to protect our data. Veritas has been doing its job well."

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Cons
"One area that needs improvement is SQL backup. Backup Exec doesn't support higher availability.""The pricing is an area of improvement and the mode of marketing it.""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.""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.""Doesn't include disaster recovery.""At the moment, we have a very complex environment. It would take some time to deploy an environment like ours from scratch.""I would like to improve their ability to back up the cloud environment. Additionally, it would be nice to have simpler UI.""The pricing could be improved."

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"The reporting feature can be improved.""The monitoring could be a bit better.""Feature-wise, it is quite good, but it is very costly. Its price has gone up quite significantly over the years, and that makes people like us look at alternatives.""It's an expensive solution.""The upgrade process of the solution needs to be improved since it is extremely complicated, especially without the benefit of a support person who can guide one through it.""The hybrid model is not that efficient if we want to off-site data; it takes a lot of time to upload the data on a regular basis.""It could be better integrated with other platforms.""The price needs to be improved because it is really expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "This product is priced for smaller customers."
  • "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 pricing can be improved."
  • "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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  • "It costs more to license support for this solution, compared to others."
  • "Appliances do not come cheaply."
  • "Overall, Veritas is a good solution; the problem is the cost."
  • "I cannot say whether our licensing costs are on a monthly or annual basis, as we have a global contract."
  • "The licenses are purchased on appliances with the capacity they require."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • "This solution is expensive."
  • "We pay annually. It is a huge figure for us."
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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: 
    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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    The solution was stable and reliable.
    Top Answer: 
    The initial setup gets easier the more you do it.
    Top Answer: 
    We have a contract, a global contract, and we are providing services using that contract to different customers. However, I cannot say how much that costs us on a monthly or yearly basis.
    Top Answer: 
    If you compare the solution to, for example, Dell Data Domain, it looks that the deduplication ratio is even higher than what we have on NetBackup. If they want to improve, then they should look at… more »
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    Also Known As
    Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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    Overview

    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.

    The NetBackup Appliances feature the entire NetBackup Platform suite on performance a single turnkey solution for backup, storage, and deduplication. Deploying an appliance when refreshing media servers, consolidating point products, protecting remote offices, or modernizing protection in the data center reduces operating expenses and integration complexity.
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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Energy/Utilities Company17%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise46%
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    Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 27 reviews while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is ranked 20th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews. Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8, while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup Appliance writes "Combines two solutions for use of our backup environment". Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault and Zerto, whereas Veritas NetBackup Appliance is most compared with Dell EMC Data Domain Boost, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, ExaGrid EX Series and NetApp FAS Series. See our Veritas Backup Exec vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance report.

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