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Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings

Veritas Backup Exec

Top Rated
68 Ratings

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Veritas Backup Exec

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Score 7.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Easy to create a backup job and restore once configured correctly but it does not run smoothly if the data storage is not correctly allocated.
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Veritas Backup Exec

My rating would have been higher a few years ago, but nagging problems, primarily noticed since the switch back to Veritas, has increased my dissatisfaction. It is still a solid product for the SMB market. It is a wide variety of options that will fit into just about any scenario that you can think of. Licensing complexity continues to be a issue. It offers solid performance, reasonably good support and a decent interface once you are used to it
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas Backup Exec
7.6
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Veritas Backup Exec
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Veritas Backup Exec
6.3
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas Backup Exec
7.0
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Veritas Backup Exec
6.9
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2

Pros

  • Backs up Windows and Linux virtual and physical servers quickly. After the initial full backup, data is deduped and compressed. This dramatically reduced the backup window. Restores are easily accomplished, using intuitive web interfaces.
  • The data is easily replicated between units. Scheduled to occur in the middle of the night, network bandwidth is not dramatically impacted. Truly, a set it and forget it operation.
  • Using the appropriate UDP, administrators can actually "spin up" a virtual machine from the latest backup, allowing disaster recovery on your critical servers while repairing failures in the background.
  • Copy-to-Tape function is available. This satisfies annual and quarterly data retention requirements.
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  • Manage agent based backups - It is easy to schedule and monitor backups. Verifying backups is done for all jobs. Backup performance is excellent.
  • Provide a wide ranging contingent of backup options - Despite providing a dizzying array of backup options, it is easy to schedule individual or recurring jobs.
  • Integrates well with our Active Directory - Restoring even individual Active Directory objects is possible.
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Cons

  • Linux backup status reports are not as granular as the Windows status reports. Linux email reporting does not include missed backup jobs, backup, or replication failures or success.
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  • The user interface can sometimes be sluggish and hang between options.The minimum spec is 2Gb but if running on a dedicated server I think 4Gb is recommended
  • As more companies seem to be entering the backup software market, Acronis is very aggressive on pricing and even offer discounts if you are replacing other backup solutions, the Backup Exec pricing plans have become a more expensive
  • Our version is an older 2014 version and has inadequate support for VM backs
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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Veritas Backup Exec7.3
Based on 2 answers
I would have given it a 10 but my organization doesn't currently use Symantec
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve UDP is fast, reducing our backup window from +20 hours to less than an hour. Arcserve UDP also has proven itself when restoring databases and files to to the same location or alternate locations quickly and efficiently. We have also successfully created "synthetic" Full backup tapes from the current backup sets
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Our version of Backup Exec lacked the appropriate VM support, although I believe that such support is better in 15 and 16 versions. We currently use a combination of Backup Exec and Acronis - our parent company uses Veeam.
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Return on Investment

  • Deploying Arcserve UDP with the "copy-to-tape" option allowed us to reuse well over 50 LTO5 tapes used by our previous backup solution. Further, we extended data retention on site (maintaining monthly backups on disk) as well as extending off site data retention on tape.
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  • Backups by their very nature are difficult to quantify when it comes to ROI. Any monies spent should be seen more as insurance . If you never have to claim on it then that is the best outcome. Backup Exec gives you comfort that you can meet any downtime recovery targets set by your business and this is how to benchmark your solution.
  • Conduct regular DR tests and your this will be your ROI.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Veritas Backup Exec

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details