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Veritas NetBackup Valuable Features

RN
System Engineer with 1-10 employees

We are quite satisfied with the performance and reliability of the NetBackup product. When it comes to specific features, the most valuable is the Instant Recovery feature, which we call "short-term IR". Instant Recovery allows users to spin up backup images and bring back any VM instantly.

It is called a short-term recovery option because once the backup image has been spun up, the end user can extract whatever data is needed from the image and bring it back into production. This is definitely the most-valued feature for our customers.

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JB
Principal at a venture capital & private equity firm with 51-200 employees

In terms of most valuable features, I like the fact that if you have a bunch of backups, NetBackup gives you the ability to have one master and multiple media servers. What that means is you can have a bunch of sites that all have libraries and you have one master server that controls all the functionality of all the jobs. You don't have to deploy a standup NetBackup solution at each site. You can just deploy the media version for their tape library and have one master server that controls all the jobs.

What I also like about NetBackup, as opposed to most solutions like Rubrik and Cohesity, which don't really support backing up to tape environments, is that NetBackup does. If you are running on a legacy tape environment NetBackup is best. Most of the guys I've seen that use NetBackup have a tape environment.

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TN
Senior Backup Engineer at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees

It has been around for so long, and it is very in-depth. It has a solution for everything that you can cover.

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Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing

Veritas integrates well with the cloud, all databases, all operating systems, all hardware, and all software. Veritas also has solid malware and ransomware protection features. From time to time, we face a new kind of attack, and Veritas has always proven to be the best protection solution for some of my customers. Our customers who have faced ransomware attacks were able to recover their data in less than one day without any stress. Veritas is ransomware resilient and because of its implementation, it is not dependent on the operating system to work. Most of the functions of the Veritas software are isolated from the operating system and it's not dependent on the operating systems involved. This is very important. When some of our operating systems are infected by a virus, Veritas still works perfectly and protects our data. This feature is very well implemented in Veritas NetBackup.

Main features of Veritas NetBackup are:
Log management and truncation.
Third-party integrations.
Hypervisor aware.
Physical and virtual protection.
Cloud system security.
API integration.
Database consistency preservation.
Integrated appliance.

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AR
Information Technology Infrastructure Team Lead at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable feature is flexibility. The flexibility to deploy according to the customer's needs. It allows you to add one server and the flexibility to add more servers, in case you want to increase your workloads.

It has good documentation and support. It has good online communication with support.

It has the flexibility to get the experience required to manage and solve any issue related to the product.

The product itself has good functionalities with virtual environments, such as Hyper-V and VMware.

It can protect almost all databases, such as Cyber databases, and Oracle.

It also has the flexibility to install and configure backups for physical and virtual servers at once.

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SK
Service Delivery Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The most useful aspect of this solution is the MSDP, the Media Server Deduplication Pool. I like how they do the compression that they do, and how it helps move it to a safe space.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

The solution has been very good over the years at fine-tuning various aspects of the product so that it is continuously made better.

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VC
Customer Solution Architect, IT Outsourcing & Cloud Computing Services at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The VM portal and the CloudCatalyst are two of the solution's most valuable features.

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RM
IT manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

The value of this solution is that it's a complete solution and the fact that we can do almost every standard process including backups, is interesting and better than the competition. Everything is under one console as opposed to some of the other solutions whereby you can use them to do key backups but when it comes to the client you can't monitor everything on the console. This product is already compatible with most of our servers, it's already doing backup on disc, on tapes, on other peer servers.

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Senior DBA at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The backup and restore functions are very valuable aspects of the product. We use those features the most.

The solution is very stable.

The scalability is very good.

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DB
Alliance Solution Architect at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable aspect of the solution for our clients, obviously, is security. It backs up Microsoft SQL Server very well. 

The solution offers very good storage efficiency, so there's excellent compression and deduplication within the product that our clients really appreciate.

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NA
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is the ease of use. NetBackup is very easy for end-users.

We have never had a problem restoring data.

NetBackup has all of the features that you would expect. It includes differential and incremental backups, snapshots, virtual backup, backing up to the cloud, and backing up on-premises.

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PK
Advisor - Solution Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The deduplication feature is useful. Deduplication and compression features are what I like about NetBackup.

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AM
Senior Infrastructure Consultant at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

Overall, the solution is great. We have no complaints in terms of the quality it provides.

We have been using Veritas NetBackup in our environment for the past 10 years. Although the features don't change much, it's extremely user friendly for us. We have widely deployed the solution as our sole backup solution for the past few years.

The solution offers a lot of really great features that organizations can utilize and take advantage of.

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JG
Manager, Infrastructure & Support at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

I like this solution, it's quite easy to use because of the friendly graphical user interface. It's easy to create policies and to do installs.

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KC
Solutions Architect at AspireNXT

I like the NetBackup Appliance form factor, where your data is 99.9% safe because unauthorized people cannot log in and execute commands. It requires an admin password and includes IDS and IPS features. I also like the integration with third parties and third party applications, like instant recovery and instant access of the VMs and SQL data.

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RM
IT manager at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

This is a product that has been on the market for a while and they have mastered the backup process, especially when backing up to tape, for most environments.

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MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It is easy to use, and you can run it with all kinds of client software environments. It works well with the most popular software, file systems, and operating systems. It is very useful to us.

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NJ
Infrastructure Delivery Manager at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees

The feature that is most useful for us is that it backs up every application that we own.

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KK
Executive Vice President - Operations at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

Most of our requirements have been met. It was especially useful with the appliances we use on a daily basis.

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Senior Manager, IT at Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Overall the solution is very good. It's a lovely appliance.

They are among the top in the world for backup and recovery. 

The solution is very robust. It covers most of the features that I need and it's able to back up legacy items efficiently.

Technically, it's quite good.

We've found the scalability to be very good.

The stability and performance are excellent.

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SO
Senior Technical Lead at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the disaster recovery functionality.

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AN
Senior IT Infrastructure Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the ease of use. It is very easy to back up and recover files compared to other products.

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Sr. System Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

This is a product that I recommend for enterprise environments with mixed servers.

It supports Unix, Linux, Solaris, and AIX servers very well. It supports multiple, heterogeneous platforms.

This is a good product for backing up Oracle databases.

The interface is very easy to navigate. I could step away from the product and not use it for two years, then return and find that I can easily navigate all of the features.

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MK
Senior DBA Sql Server, Oracle at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the trouble-free operation, as we have not had many problems with it.

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PK
Desktop Support Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is very easy to use and easy to navigate.

There's a very nice central console for the administration of all of the instances.

The solution is stable. 

We find the product scales well. 

Customer support is very quick to respond.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

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KV
Vice President of Information Technology at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

Deduplication is quite efficient. It is not a complex product. It is quite simple.

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JJ
Solutions Platform Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

It's a good product, it does what we want it to do. It has a 99.8% backup success rate, and it runs 24,000 jobs per day.

We like all of the features.

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IH
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The virtual SAN is good. All backup products have the same features but it's all about your ability with the code when you are using them. It's durable — we achieve what we expect from it.

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SB
Systems Architect at a paper AND forest products with 1,001-5,000 employees

We like the use of the tasks.

The documentation is good.

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SS
System IT and Technologies Field Manager at a wellness & fitness company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is its stability.

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KM
Symantec Business Critical Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The main thing I like about NetBackup is CloudPoint. You can take a snapshot of the endpoint and back it up with CloudPoint. The data backups are the most important. I also like how Veritas has simplified the GUIs. There are a lot of security features in place already around the connection as well as many intelligent policies and a pure understanding of the cloud policies, so it's direct compared to many others.

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LI
Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

This product is flexible enough to allow for backing up data from physical machines, as well as from your cloud environment.

There is support for a lot of applications.

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Storage Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

It allows us to back up our data. That's really the only feature we really use. I like that it's enterprise-capable. It can handle multiple operating systems. It can handle multiple database types. It can handle a lot of different backup use cases. It's flexible.

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SJ
Backup & Storage Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

The features are good.

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Network Security Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees

The solution has many great features, particularly the feature they provide for deduplication. They have also recently included a new feature on the interface, where you can connect remotely and get any report, rather than having to check the solution through the server. They have different solutions for different things, so if you need to back up, for example, they have a solution for backing up on cloud or on-premise. 

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AG
Engineer consultant at a legal firm with 51-200 employees

It has a very good user interface.

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Alliance Manager at Berca Hardaya Perkasa

Veritas NetBackup's best feature is its three-tier backup, which makes the process a lot faster. I have also found their duplication feature to be valuable, as it allows duplication in the client side, a media server side, or in OST storage. The product also has a lot of compatibility with platforms.

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Solution Architect at Sites

Veritas released a new feature in version 8 of NetBackup called VRP. It's kind of like replication management from VMware.

The great thing about this feature is that Veritas gave it to us for free. 

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Team Leader at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I have found it to be the simplest solution on the market. It gives us a complete end to end solution. We are using this solution, Veritas Appliance and another one for access archiving. It is convenient to have all the support from one vendor.

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AK
Senior Infrastructure Consultant at FORUM INTERNATIONAL

The main features of this solution are deduplication, compression, ease of use, simplistic user interface, and compatibility with all the backup service systems.

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VM
Head of IS at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I like the cross-platform features. 

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ES
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable features are: 

  • The VMware VADP backups
  • The support for data domains
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SR
System Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

It is a good solution. It covers most of the applications.

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HB
Domain architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

I think NetBackup has vast coverage, and I think that's why it's a great product. 

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MH
System Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like the virtual server backup. 

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Learn what your peers think about Veritas NetBackup. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,407 professionals have used our research since 2012.