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2015-05-26T14:04:00Z

What needs improvement with Veeam Backup & Replication?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Veeam Backup & Replication.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5Real User

The pricing could be improved. They should work to make it less expensive.




2021-06-07T07:16:50Z
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Top 5Real User

Veeam Backup Replication could improve by having better integration with the cloud. Additionally, they do not have direct integration to S3 or Azure storage for the backups of the VMs. This feature would be beneficial because we have to go through the scalable repository which I do not like.

2021-11-02T06:04:24Z
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Top 20Real User

Scalability, as well as licensing costs, need to be improved. I like the idea of a web-based version or a web console. That is the top priority for us.

2021-11-02T06:00:04Z
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Top 20Real User

The cloud part of it can be improved. There should be an option for Veeam in your own cloud, as compared to the Veeam cloud offering that's currently there. The rest of it is easy.

2021-11-01T19:58:12Z
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MSP

There is always some room for improvement, especially with some of the different technologies such as DB2. Commvault has a DB2 agent, but Veeam still doesn't have it. We have to use the universal one for it. Although this is not really something that comes too much from the Veeam side, there could be more integration with the storage for snapshots. I know that some products that we use would need it, but I think that also comes more from the storage suppliers.

2021-11-01T19:55:49Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution could be improved with easier immutability.

2021-07-04T11:21:32Z
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Real User

I only ever found one error. It was when we were doing a file copy job. After using it for ten minutes, it would slow down and cause a bottleneck error. It would be ideal if the product can reduce the number of errors we received.

2021-06-16T09:30:23Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Overall, it's a great technology; it's a great product. But Veeam has always been dedicated to the virtual environment — mostly the Intel virtual environment. In our market, the Italian market, there are many companies that have legacy environments that need to be backed up, and sometimes Veeam is not that effective when it comes to legacy environments.

2021-06-16T09:23:58Z
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User

Doesn’t worth the money and time it takes 

2021-06-02T03:13:48Z
author avatarEvgeny Belenky
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@Rafa Alfa please elaborate on the details. Why?

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Real User

There should be better use of the external hard drives.

2021-05-19T12:15:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

They need to improve the reporting. There is something called Veeam ONE Reporting — it's a separate module altogether. It's not included in the Veeam Backup and Replication bundle; it has to be purchased separately. There's a lot of room for improvement surrounding the backup process. Searching through folders is complicated; customization involving backups is lacking. For instance, if I want to backup a particular server and store it in another repository, I have to first define a repository then I have to create a policy. Next, I have to execute the policy. It's not as if I just snap my fingers and it works — no. You need to build it and put that intelligence inside of it in order for it to act intelligently. In addition, it should be more flexible when it comes to customizing policies.

2021-05-19T11:35:46Z
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Top 20MSP

The pricing could be improved. They should work to make it less expensive. In one case, the solution did not support a backup from EIX Unix from IBM. This is the only handicap I've found in relation to the product.

2021-04-01T10:08:14Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is pretty much the same as a solution such as Comet, however, the only difference is that this is a bit weaker and not so strong at covering the applications and the physical servers side. This solution is very young and they don't have a lot of references. For physical servers and some applications like SAP and databases, they're less good. It's not quite as secure as Comet. The pricing could be better.

2021-04-01T09:50:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardMSP

I'd like to see the pricing improved, it's currently an expensive solution.

2021-04-01T09:35:22Z
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Top 5Real User

I find this product to be rather weak when it comes to database integration and that really is problematic. It needs to have better integration with the database components as well as the cloud-based services.

2021-04-01T09:30:52Z
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Real User

The initial setup could be simplified. It takes a bit to find the documentation. It takes some time to get through the knowledge base and the changes in the versions over time. Trying to find everything on how to configure it and set it up can get frustrating in trying to sort it out.

2021-04-01T09:04:41Z
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Top 5Real User

I think backing up from physical servers and ransomware security needs some improvements. However, they have improved in the newer release by encrypting the backup server. In upcoming releases, I do not want the UI to change, this is important for individuals using the solution. If there are many changes then they have to keep learning the UI over and over again making it difficult.

2021-04-01T09:01:19Z
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Top 20Real User

There is a lot of room for improvement, but the primary issue we have is that it's not built for the cloud. It wasn't designed for it but we're making it work.

2021-03-14T14:21:02Z
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Top 5Real User

I don't see much room for improvement except that the price could be better.

2021-03-14T14:13:25Z
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Top 20Real User

The integration with other solutions should be improved.

2021-03-07T16:42:16Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-03-07T16:42:13Z
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Top 20Real User

While we used the cloud and on-premises deployment models, on the cloud we found we had some issues and we moved to everything on-premises to counteract that. The solution needs to fix its incremental sizing. Currently, we are facing an issue with the incremental backup. For example, with a normal user laptop, it is taking a huge amount of incremental backup on a daily basis - more than two, three DBS it is taking place on a daily basis. Much improvement is needed. Though the compression rate is good, what exactly they are backing up on daily basis for such a great extent is unresolved. We want to understand why this is happening. The stability could be better, specifically in the cloud. We had bad experiences with the cloud. We were using Azure and we found some security issues in terms of ransomware. We relied on the cloud backup, however, the data in the cloud ended up also getting corrupted due to the ransomware. Data security is a huge concern on the cloud, in our experience. The scalability could be more effective.

2021-03-07T16:40:25Z
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Real User

Even though the speed has improved over the years, I think that there are some instances where it still takes a while. In some cases, we have experienced fluctuations in performance. For example, yesterday we performed a synthetic full backup. Normally, this takes less than 90 minutes, but other times, it takes well more than six hours to get 40% of the way. Other than that, I find that it does what is expected and maybe a bit more. I also don't think that I've really tapped into all of the features of it as yet.

2021-03-04T07:23:42Z
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Top 20Consultant

The price can be better.

2021-03-03T05:55:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-03-01T14:01:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Its licensing needs to be improved. Its licensing has become complex since last December. They have changed the way the product is licensed, and there is a lot of confusion. Sometimes, when a new version comes, it seems that it has not been tested enough because I usually find some bugs in it. It could also have more integration with other virtualization products, such as desktop virtualization products and open-source virtualization products.

2021-03-01T14:01:16Z
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Top 20MSP

In the future, I would like to see the product offer a full backup, virtual machines, and point systems as well as database and application power in the Veeam Backup. There needs to be more integration with VMware and the virtual machine. For my client, bandwidth is a problem. We do not know the sizing of the environment and it's a problem in every RPO in the time of sizing. This is a big problem. If the solution could offer a backup for SAN as part of its functionality, that would be a major advantage in comparison to other software companies. It is made for VMware. This is a specialty tool for VMware virtual machines. It would be ideal if it could also be for Veeam and you didn't have to leverage it via VMware.

2021-03-01T14:01:15Z
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Top 20Reseller

If you do not use the standard software and you go with a third-party solution such as this one, it might not work the same. There is an integration issue I understand between the database standards. Additionally, the solution can be difficult to manage if you do not have the training.

2021-03-01T14:01:15Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-03-01T13:59:22Z
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Top 5Real User

Veeam needs to have more support for non-Windows systems and other databases. For example, I can do SQL with Veeam but not Informix or Oracle. This is unfortunate because we have many partners with Oracle systems and Informix databases, and Veeam does not yet have the agents we need for specific Oracle and UNIX operating systems. Because we are limited to using Veeam on mainly Microsoft systems, we have to resort to another backup and replication provider, Commvault, to handle these other systems. In general, I think that Veeam needs more improvement in terms of support for other applications and IT systems. It would be much more convenient for us to have all our backups for the different systems covered under one solution only, rather than having to use Veeam alongside other solutions like Commvault.

2021-03-01T13:59:21Z
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Top 5Reseller

The backup of the device could be improved and it's also quite an expensive solution, more expensive than Acronis.

2021-03-01T13:59:00Z
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Real User

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. My point of view is not general but in particular because I can only tell you about the things that we need. For the things that we need, I mostly SQL backup, we have no issues with Veeam Backup & Replication. It's difficult to answer because I am waiting to try new features in the next version that we plan to install next month. So, I can't answer before I try these additional features that I will find in the next version.

2021-02-25T10:41:00Z
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Reseller

I think that the web interface could be more visual. Also, when I was initially evaluating the solution, I had trouble finding detailed information about it and I think that could be improved too.

2021-02-24T07:11:13Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

The data duplication should be improved.

2021-02-22T21:05:27Z
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Top 20MSP

I just started working with version 11 in January and I am still looking at the changes. I haven't come across areas of the solution that are lacking just yet. I still need to explore it more. Although the solution offers documentation, it has it only in English, which doesn't help us much in Belarus. It would be much more helpful if they provided their documentation in multiple languages. The backup jobs and the scheduled tuning are not as convenient as compared to a solution such as Data Protector. They should work on these aspects to make them more convenient. Veeam can not do some backup jobs. yOu can only arrange it on a daily basis and no more than that. You can't, for example, do a backup twice in one day, even if you need to.

2021-02-22T20:56:11Z
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Top 20Reseller

Pricing can be improved.

2021-02-18T10:11:49Z
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Top 20Real User

My problem with backup software is the following: The main advantage that all of this software strives for is the ability to store data on a proprietary file system. When you look at the backup files stored in Veeam and other solutions, you cannot directly see the real files. Instead, you see a file structure where the backups are stored inside. This means if you lose the configuration of your backup machine, you only have files stored in a kind of file system that you just cannot get data from. I prefer backup solutions that allow me to regularly look at my backup files — to see the actual files. I prefer a software backup solution that allows me to easily define my origin data, including data files, folders, and virtual machines. On the targets, they are stored exactly how they are. If it's a virtual machine file, I can find the virtual machine file stored somewhere. I cannot find my folders in a file structure that I don't understand what's in it. I understand why many backup solutions have this kind of file structure; however, this means I also have to have a full backup of the recovery system of my definition configurations. I don't really like the proprietary file system or file structure, I always prefer the most simple functionalities where I can define this server, this file, these folders, backing up for this target, etc. I am not a fan of cloud storage for backups. Otherwise, I have to have another backup solution or my SAS backup cloud. In short, I am making backups of backups of backups. For me, that's a nightmare.

2021-02-18T10:11:48Z
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Top 20Real User

They have an integration with MS SQL, and you have to license MS SQL. This is something they need to change. They should go for an open-source database or a free SQL because you're already buying this product, and you shouldn't have to buy another product.

2021-02-14T14:36:30Z
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Top 20Real User

If a single file is corrupt then the restoration of the entire backup will fail. This type of dependency is a problem. I would like to see some customized backup functions that allow the end-users to make copies of files.

2021-02-11T12:20:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Technical support can be improved. Cloud backup could also be better. It would be better if there were an option to back up and then manually attach to storage. It's possible on-premises, but this isn't possible on the cloud.

2021-01-31T09:29:04Z
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Top 5Reseller

It's a great product, but only if you have everything virtualized. If you still have non-virtualized environments, then it's not treatable for customers who have some products we can not virtualize. For example, another service, or if you have Oracle or other databases, then it's not treatable for those environments.

2021-01-31T07:00:24Z
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Top 10Real User

Until internet connectivity becomes standard all over the country and all over the world, as far as minimum speeds, the main thing would be just making sure that your data is being transferred as quickly as possible, that the data transfers are seated correctly, and that the replication takes place and is monitored. The service can be managed or unmanaged, it just depends on the customer's IT ability as to how much or how little we can help. There is always room for improvement on anything, but at this point I think it's perfect. But I'm sure there are other things that customers are wanting that Veeam could probably put in their next update or patch. But at this point I don't have any information on that. As companies grow, it just depends on what their needs are as to what we can help them with as far as the recovery is concerned. Larger businesses with more than 300 VMs would be a perfect scenario for Rubrik. Veeam, I think is good up until 300 VMs. With other services that we have, it could be lower than a hundred VMs, but it seems that Veeam is in a good spot.

2021-01-28T09:08:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The cyber recovery and cyber protections need to be improved within the solution. Right now, they are quite limited. They need to be more extensive and more robust. It would be good to have machine alerts within the technician service in order to be more accurate and go more deeply into the process of validation for the backup data. We see some limitations in the way that data is analyzed and the market update for the archive is handled. The initial setup was not straightforward at all.

2021-01-17T09:15:26Z
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Top 20Real User

I would like to see the replication and a recovery plan of the servers in the cloud. It's very important.

2021-01-17T09:15:26Z
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Top 20Real User

When you want to restore files, you first need to restore the machine, and then you have to mount it, and then restore the files. I wish it were like Symantec, where I can search for a file and it will give me the latest version, no matter where it is. It could be on tape or on disk, and it still restores the latest version.

2021-01-10T08:10:15Z
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Top 20Real User

I would like to see the Veeam cloud solution and Microsoft Office 365 included all in one platform.

2020-12-31T17:34:01Z
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Top 5Real User

In terms of what can be improved, I would say they could add automations for disaster migrations and for reverse replications. Overall, they need more automation.

2020-12-31T07:02:00Z
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Real User

Sometimes, when we shut it down, it doesn't properly shut down for us. If we need to back it up, would be even better if we could do a backup when the files are open and the applications are working. If the solution itself had that capability to backup everything consistently, across all the files, across the system just as we are using the product, then it would have huge benefits, even more than it has today. It would mean that I would not need to purchase any other party third-party products to ensure that my application or my database will work after I back it up and start it up. It would be ideal if they could capture everything and then timestamp and back up everything up to that timestamp. Then I would not need other products and I could just use this, which would be better.

2020-12-27T09:08:13Z
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Top 20Real User

I would like to see better features for exporting to cloud-based repositories. Having reduced pricing for smaller businesses would be helpful.

2020-12-23T13:14:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Veeam Backup and Replication is a very good product, but there's room for improvement. For example, if you have to set up multiple servers, there's a lot of work to configure and set up projects. But once it's set up, it's very easy to manage. I think you have to resize it in the data center, and then it's pretty simple. We can integrate the storage, and you can use data resizing and do a lot more. The reporting feature can also be improved. Version 10 has come up with a better report, but version 9.4 isn't so good. I mean, it doesn't show whether we can allow customization of reports and more.

2020-12-20T08:07:14Z
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Top 20Real User

At this point, my only complaint is about the licensing costs. We have not experienced any technical problems. In the future, I would like to see better support for direct backup to tape.

2020-12-20T08:07:13Z
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Real User

Some of the best practice documentation could be improved.

2020-12-20T08:05:22Z
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Top 20Real User

It would be nice if it could be integrated with third-party solutions like ours. It has been supporting just Windows and virtual machines.

2020-12-13T06:19:43Z
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Top 20Reseller

The orchestration feature can be improved. They can improve the virtual machine orchestration to make it similar to VMware. They can also provide an option to automate the backup and recovery and schedule a backup.

2020-12-13T06:19:43Z
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Real User

They fixed everything that I was hoping for. It is pretty good. There were a few things in 9.x that I was wishing for, and they came true in version 10. We were looking for retention without having to make a copy job. We're getting ready to migrate m365 to the cloud. I haven't dived into it to make sure, but I wish the m365 backup would integrate into the current console so that we don't have to use two different consoles.

2020-12-06T06:24:51Z
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Top 20Real User

Azure Cloud version support requires improvement. The on-premises is doing well. I don't think that it is really ready. Ideally, the cloud version and the on-premises version can be managed through the same interface, but that is not the case with their cloud-native implementation. The cloud-native solution is completely disconnected from the on-premise solution. This is an area that needs to improve. When we started to talk to them about the cloud, we were under the impression that it's was going to be the same console, and everything would be the same, but that is not the case. The cloud offering as a SaaS and the integration with the cloud providers. We work with Azure, and I think they need better integration with Azure. Also, the consolidation between the on-premises solution and those going to the cloud should have the same user experience. That will allow them to manage two environments in the same place. That would be a very good feature to offer, and it would be helpful. If they could offer that feature it would probably put them ahead of their competitors. The Cloud version is not ready, they need maturity and ease of deployment in terms of management.

2020-11-22T15:44:29Z
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Top 20Consultant

I have a problem with the VM. When we started doing a backup, it takes a snapshot for our virtual machines, but when we try it two or three times, in some cases, our virtual machines go to a consolidated state. I don't know why this problem happens. But I still think Veeam is a top-ranking solution. I don't know why this VM problem happens. Sometimes, I think it's because of our environments and performance. I have a little bit of a performance problem when VMs back up. I don't think it's optimized in our environment because of that. It doesn't have any reporting in it. The reporting and GUI interface can be improved.

2020-11-22T15:44:00Z
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Real User

They can improve the features and Veeam Enterprise Manager. The interface and features are kind of limited. It would be good if they can provide more features and a better interface. For example, if I want to provide certain users with the privilege to back up and restore and do day-to-day tasks, I cannot do it in the current version. It is like you either give everything to everyone or no user can have access to anything. In version 9, a lot of features were missing, and it wasn't clear. Version 10 is easier from the communication perspective, and the disk backup option is very clear.

2020-11-18T06:20:54Z
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Top 5Consultant

I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups. That is a functionality that Veeam does not provide. Otherwise, I don't see any additional improvements in Veeam because they are very good. It integrates very well with Microsoft applications. Veeam is very user friendly and you don't need to have certifications to work on it.

2020-11-12T08:35:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups or snapshots. That's a nice functionality that Veeam doesn't have.

2020-11-12T08:35:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

Its price is higher than other solutions and can be improved. They can also change the version of the software more often.

2020-11-12T08:26:37Z
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Top 5Real User

The whole graphical user interface is very easy, but the details are hidden deeply and aren't easily visible. You cannot easily see the details and explore or choose the settings. We should be able to easily explore various settings and options. If you can see more details while choosing the settings or setting it up, it helps in getting the software running easily. For example, in Microsoft Office, you can see much more in the interface than in Veeam Backup & Replication. It is a complex software. It is not easy to use, and you must know what to do and where to do. The user manual has more than a thousand pages. They should give some direct information through the software and improve the software. On their website, they can have some videos and step-by-step information to make us come straight to our goals.

2020-11-08T06:36:20Z
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Top 20Real User

It would be helpful if there was something that could assist you in managing the database more effectively. It needs to offer an automatic check for backups.

2020-11-04T06:49:09Z
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Top 20Real User

They need full cloud integration such that an on-premises backup can be offloaded to the cloud for storage. It is my understanding that they are focusing on solidifying that now. Everybody wants to be able to integrate with the cloud.

2020-11-01T09:27:28Z
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Top 20Reseller

We would like to see support for some additional storage systems. They do have a range available but more should be available. The cost of this solution could be reduced.

2020-05-18T07:50:09Z
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Consultant

I would like to have the capability of backing up a physical machine, as opposed to just a VM.

2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
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Top 5Real User

It would be ideal if users could know that their data is backed up and have some security functionality where you can actually use the backup to spin up a new cluster and take it from there. If they can create a virtual environment with the traffic environment that would be beneficial.

2019-09-22T06:41:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs. Better to have built-in deduplication for long-term retention. Storage efficiency is a weakness. Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have.

2018-01-16T20:33:00Z
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ExpertTop 5Real User

Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction, however, with Veeam Endpoint Backup physical server backup is possible.

2015-05-26T14:04:00Z
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