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Score 6.9 out of 101
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Score 7.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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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
7.9
Veritas Backup Exec
7.8
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Veritas Backup Exec
7.2
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Veritas Backup Exec
8.0
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
7.2
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.8
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
6.2
Veritas Backup Exec
7.2
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
7.6
Veritas Backup Exec
7.2
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.1
Veritas Backup Exec
7.1
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Veritas Backup Exec
7.1
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
7.6
Veritas Backup Exec
8.0
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
8.6
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
7.6
Veritas Backup Exec
8.7
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Veritas Backup Exec
8.4

Pros

Arcserve Backup

  • A solid reliable backup solution with a proven track record.
  • Great functionality that allows monitoring and provides alerts.
  • A cost-effective solution, especially for smaller sites.
  • Restoration when needed, has always been able to give us the data required without failure.
  • Product support has always been excellent when needed.
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Veritas Backup Exec

  • The license/agent deployment feature in Backup Exec facilitates effective and speedy population within your data center.
  • Veritas Backup Exec's feature rich job creation is intuitive and simplifies backup strategies.
  • Customizable views in the Administrator console allow you to view your backup environment to maximize visibility.
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Cons

Arcserve Backup

  • Has a steep learning curve to the product, if not experienced in backup solutions.
  • Windows backup and restore functionality is excellent, however, we have found Linux somewhat lacking.
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Veritas Backup Exec

  • 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 Backup

Arcserve Backup 10.0
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 Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Overall I believe my customers who purchase Symantec products are 100% satisfied. It's rare that I get a call that they want to replace it with a competitor.
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve Backup

It is easy to deploy and manage. Solid data recovery and good notification option. We need to backup to tape to retain 7 years thus D2D2T is a good option to have.
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Veritas Backup Exec

If your company is looking at changing solutions or currently does not have any, Veritas Backup Exec is the way to go. Do yourself a favor and try the 60 day trial, you won't be disappointed! Very simple to use and has a great GUI, much better than what the competition has to offer.
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Return on Investment

Arcserve Backup

  • 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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Veritas Backup Exec

  • Veritas Backup Exec is good for single file restores. We have had to restore files from a few months back without any problem.
  • Veritas has saved us money by reverting work that was overwritten by a past employee.
  • Sometimes tapes can be overwritten by accident when you inventory it for restore, which can be an issue.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

General

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

Veritas Backup Exec

General

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

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