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47 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Backblaze

Backblaze does one thing and does one thing well: backup. If you recognize it for what it is, you will be very happy with it as an unobtrusive off-site backup solution. If, however, you want full-featured endpoint protection, you'll want to look elsewhere. For me and my needs, Backblaze provides the right amount of protection at a cheap price. You can't beat it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Jeff Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
6.6
Universal recovery
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Live recovery
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Recovery verification
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
8.5
Business application protection
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Multiple backup destinations
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
8.3
Incremental backup identification
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
5.4
Backup to the cloud
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
7.0
Deduplication and file compression
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
4.3
Snapshots
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
4.1
Flexible deployment
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Management dashboard
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
5.1
Platform support
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
5.1
Retention options
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
5.4
Encryption
Backblaze
Veritas Backup Exec
8.0

Pros

Backblaze

  • Backblaze utilizes a native app across platforms vs. a javascript app you find with other backup services (CrashPlan being one of them). Native apps function better and have a better user interface than comparable javascript apps.
  • Backblaze has an intuitive interface that automatically backs everything up from your computer but allows you to easily exclude items you don't want or need to backup (applications, system files, etc.).
  • Backblaze has a built-in bandwidth cap and monitor allowing you to limit how much data is backed up on a daily basis to prevent going over ISP data caps or utilizing all of your upload bandwidth.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Backblaze

  • User management isn't the greatest. We had the choice of either a site license under one email address, or a domain license, allowing users to log in with their own email address, however there's no management for this option. I can see metrics of the users' backup, but I can't manage the accounts in any way.
Stephen Yoder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Backblaze

No score
No answers yet
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Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 1.0
Based on 3 answers
This software is a mess in my brutally honest opinion. I've spent more time babysitting this software while backing up 20 servers than I did with Veeam backing up 600+. I've had multiple jobs run fine for weeks at a time that just randomly fail out of the blue for seemingly no reason whatsoever. There's no intuitive way to chain jobs, so automation becomes somewhat more problematic if certain jobs depend on other jobs. The forever incremental feature feels tacked on since the merge operation merges all your incremental jobs into the most recent backup and doesn't have the option set a limit on how long to keep your point in time restores.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Backblaze

Backblaze 6.0
Based on 2 answers
As stated in my review, Backblaze simply works and works simply. You install it. It runs silently in the background storing and safeguarding all your computer data remotely. You seldom notice it until you've lost something you need - then you can quickly find it online using their interface and restore it - which is what's really important.
William Levins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 1.0
Based on 1 answer
It can do a lot of things on paper and sounds terrific, but in practice it doesn't do any of them well. It can easily be sold to non-technical minds and C-levels, but of all the backup solutions I've used in the last 15 years of my career, Backup Exec is easily the least fault tolerant. Unless this software is a sunk cost and you're on a shoestring budget, I recommend almost anything else. Jobs fail often with obscure error codes and the KB articles in the Veritas support portal are a mess. Within 30 days of a fresh deployment I've logged more tickets with their support than I did in 3 years with Veeam.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Backblaze

Backblaze 8.0
Based on 12 answers
They answered any questions I had accurately and politely. I prefer to call a phone number and get a human on the phone, but they prefer email and chat. I understand they have business profits to consider, so it makes sense.
Ellwood Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 5.2
Based on 3 answers
In the few instances of having to contact support, our overall outcome was always good. They would have received a better score if the wait time was less, but I attribute this to the timing of support calls - it was during the previous owner's time. We have not had to open a support ticket since Veritas Backup Exec took the product back over.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Backblaze

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 3.0
Based on 1 answer
It was pretty straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Backblaze

Backblaze is definitely the cheapest and most cost effective out of the 6 other services I've used in the past.For personal use, they are by and away the best service available. For business use, I believe they are a very strong contender to be the #3 guys behind AWS and Linode.
Matt Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Backblaze

  • The saving of data is almost immeasurable - Backblaze is the best backup company I've ever used.
  • Getting started is quick and easy - and you get a 14-day trial.
  • The price is cheaper than every other service - but don't tell them!
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Michael Hylek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Backblaze

General

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

Backblaze Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$6.001
Yearly$60.001
2-Year$110.001
  1. Per Computer
Additional Pricing Details

Veritas Backup Exec

General

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

Veritas Backup Exec Editions & Modules

Edition
Veritas Backup ExecContact sales team
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Backblaze
    8.6
    Veritas Backup Exec
    5.3

    Likelihood to Renew

    Backblaze
    Veritas Backup Exec
    1.0

    Usability

    Backblaze
    6.0
    Veritas Backup Exec
    1.0

    Support Rating

    Backblaze
    8.0
    Veritas Backup Exec
    5.2

    Implementation Rating

    Backblaze
    Veritas Backup Exec
    3.0

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