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Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Veritas NetBackup

40 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 101

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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 NetBackup

As mentioned before NetBakcup is perfect for restoring a single item instead of being forced to restore a whole DB which in many scenarios is not ideal for the business. That way the business doesn't have to waist time with restoring a whole DB while it only needs access to 1 or two corrupted files.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas NetBackup
7.0
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Veritas NetBackup
6.7
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas NetBackup
7.0
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Veritas NetBackup
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Veritas NetBackup
7.2
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas NetBackup
5.7
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Veritas NetBackup
5.5
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
Veritas NetBackup
7.3

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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  • VMware backups are very fast and easy to manage. Huge improvement over VCB.
  • Full control of every aspect of the STUs, lifecycle policies, policies, schedules, policy types, exclusions, and etc.
  • Great support, constant improvements, scalability, flexibility.
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Cons

  • File System Archive is limited without stubbing
  • Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
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  • Limited 60tb MSDP per media server is a frustrating limitation. I have an 86tb san that I cannot leverage all the space on.
  • A refresh of the GUI is needed. There are menus within menus and it is sometimes difficult to find what you are looking for.
  • Creating someone type of FAQ for newer administrators would be useful. I'm sure I have run across a bunch of questions that have been asked 50 times before.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

We have selected ARCserve v.s the competition for several reasons - the Arcserve UDP data reduction was by far better than the competition, Additionally we found the solution easy to use compared to other alternatives, with the greatest replication and advanced features such as immediate access to backed up data without restore, SLA meeting and more.
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While comparing NetBackup (NB) to Metalogix SharePoint Backup we found NB to have more features and flexibility than Metalogix SharePoint Backup. The licensing price was also better than what Metalogix SharePoint Backup had to offer.
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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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  • Modernized our Oracle backup processes. They are now more reliable and have reduced recovery times by 50%.
  • Limited MSDP pools have forced me to look at buying more licenses.
  • Good support and community makes NBU easier to support.
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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 NetBackup

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