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Veeam Backup & Replication Pros and Cons

Veeam Backup & Replication Pros

TM
Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Veeam Backup & Replication is a great alternative to what is out there. Some of the backups just allow an agent backup to the cloud. You can back up a thousand different ways, but this is a great way to keep a customer and a company in compliance in that they've got their data secure onsite and offsite. The data being transferred to the NAS at the customer's location and also the data being sent to the cloud is encrypted in transit and it's also encrypted at rest so that nobody is going to be able to hack into that. No one will have the keys to do that.
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Director of Professional Services | Senior Solution Architect | Trainer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Veeam Is very useful for most environments and can scale up in most environments - such as Amazon or Azure.
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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
It is a flexible, simple, and scalable software-based solution. It has agentless functionality with specific hypervisors and agent-based functionality with specific operating systems. It gives you the flexibility to use your own hardware and back up physical Windows, Linux, IBM AIX, and Oracle Solaris systems as well as VMware VMs, Hyper-V VMs, and Nutanix VMs from one console. It also has integration with major applications that most companies are using, such as Active Directory, SQL, Exchange, or SharePoint. It has integrations, not just for the backup on the image, host layer, or hypervisor, but also for performing an application-consistent backup. It is helpful in backing up to the tape, cloud, DR site, etc. It is really flexible. It is really amazing that you can restore any backup on VMware, Azure, or AWS. As compared to the other solutions in the market. Veeam has really integrated a lot in the past years. It has the best performance and perfect replication.
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MV
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
While I do not recall whether the latest version is 10.0 or 11.0 I do know that it allows one to make a back up repository that is very scalable and simple.
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MN
Manager of Information Systems at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
WAN Accelerator helps tremendously with replicating our data because we have a large chunk of data that gets replicated between our two facilities.
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JS
Customer IT Services implementation at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Its backup capabilities in general are great.
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IE
Director at a printing company with 11-50 employees
It's relatively easy to use and the ability to recover in a short period of time has been great.
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DV
Systems Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I know it's not exactly a feature, but I accept it works and it's easy to use. With the Veeam Backup & Replication, we have no problems in managing restore. Obviously, the most important thing about backup software. I used to say that every backup software can make backups, but only good ones can make a restore.
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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
They introduced a new feature called the Immutable Repository feature, which helps protect environments from malware attacks that target backup file extensions.
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KS
Managing Director/ VP of Sales at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's a pretty complete product.
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Veeam Backup & Replication Cons

TM
Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Veeam is good up until 300 VMs.
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Director of Professional Services | Senior Solution Architect | Trainer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I cannot recall coming across any features that were lacking.
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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Veeam Backup Replication has agents for Linux, but they are not supporting Cluster Shared Volumes. It would be great to have agents for Linux be cluster-aware, just like the Windows agents. That's the main pain point. In addition, we should be able to handle the automation of Oracle backups from the backup server. We should be able to schedule, control, and deploy them from the backup server rather than relying on scripts and/or the system you are backing up to perform the backup. Currently, we install the plug-in inside Oracle VMs and then use crontabs to handle the task schedule on each machine for scheduling the backups. Veeam Backup Replication should also support the automation of Nutanix backups from the backup server, not from the proxy. The other not so major thing is that they don't support legacy systems because Veeam is a new company. It is not as old as other companies. They don't support physical workloads that are really old, which a major challenge, but they do have a point. Legacy systems should be virtualized, and if they're virtualized, then the backup is not an issue with Veeam, but some customers like the physical setup, and they don't want to have it virtual.
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MV
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Occasionally, in the course of upgrading one's virtualization platform, the backup can be ruined.
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MN
Manager of Information Systems at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The SME that helped us with the implementation would probably have more insight because he used it way more than we have. We just use it for making sure that our backups are done daily, and the replications are being performed between sites. We haven't had any issues at all with it other than the fact that there is a slight process to acquire additional licenses if we want to expand our number of hosts. That's because it is based on the number of cores and threads that are used.
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JS
Customer IT Services implementation at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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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IE
Director at a printing company with 11-50 employees
Even though the speed has improved over the years, I think that there are some instances where it still takes a while.
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DV
Systems Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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.
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MA
Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
The Veeam backup application interface is application-based and not web-based.
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KS
Managing Director/ VP of Sales at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
During the initial setup especially, there's a bit of a learning curve.
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Learn what your peers think about Veeam Backup & Replication. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
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