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"Its reliability and the fact that we have all the skills that we need for Veritas Backup Exec are the most valuable.""Veritas Backup Exec is easily managed.""Compression is the most valuable feature.""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.""I have found the overall features of the solution very good and there is the option to backup to the cloud.""It's quite stable, and so far, we have had no technical issues with Veritas Backup Exec.""The product makes it easy to restore data.""This is a very flexible product, which allows you to back up not only the physical environment but also the cloud environment."

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"The solution has a very easy-to-navigate user interface.""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 initial setup gets easier the more you do it.""It has been our go-to product for backup.""The reporting is very good compared to other tools.""It is easy to use and the performance is good.""We find the pricing is reasonable.""It is very capable of scaling and very good for heterogeneous environments."

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"The backup is not robust enough when you have a lot of technology.""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.""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 price of this solution is very high.""I have experienced some errors, such as failures, but there have not been very many.""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.""The integration with SaaS applications like Office 365 needs to be improved.""Doesn't include disaster recovery."

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"The desirability of appliance solutions is dwindling in the marketplace.""It's an expensive solution.""The price needs to be improved because it is really expensive.""It could be better integrated with other platforms.""It would be a better solution if we were able to make more reports in regards to the backup system.""The reporting feature can be improved.""The monitoring could be a bit better.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale.""Its price is reasonable.""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 is not an expensive product.""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 has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam.""The solution could be more cost-effective."

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"The licenses are purchased on appliances with the capacity they require.""I cannot say whether our licensing costs are on a monthly or annual basis, as we have a global contract.""Overall, Veritas is a good solution; the problem is the cost.""It costs more to license support for this solution, compared to others.""There is a license required for this solution.""Appliances do not come cheaply."

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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 »
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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Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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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.

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
Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company6%
Financial Services Firm27%
Energy/Utilities Company18%
Manufacturing Company9%
Insurance Company9%
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise45%
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Veritas Backup Exec vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is ranked 19th in Backup and Recovery Software with 13 reviews. Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6, 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 NetApp SnapCenter, 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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