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Score 7.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Druva inSync

I can't think of scenarios it would be less appropriate or suited for, but it is well suited for an organization looking to keep their files in a safe environment with version tracking and audit trails. That is pretty much any organization in this day and age. Computers are great but hardware breaks down intermittently so knowing you have your files in a secure location that won't ever fail is fantastic
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Veritas NetBackup

Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
8.1
Universal recovery
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Live recovery
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
6.8
Recovery verification
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
7.9
Business application protection
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
7.6
Multiple backup destinations
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
8.1
Incremental backup identification
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
8.5
Backup to the cloud
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
9.2
Deduplication and file compression
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
8.6
Snapshots
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Flexible deployment
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
7.6
Management dashboard
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
7.8
Platform support
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
8.7
Retention options
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
9.2
Encryption
Druva inSync
Veritas NetBackup
8.1

Pros

Druva inSync

  • Restoring users and deleted files from both Cloud and desktop applications, with only a few button click.
  • The InSync dashboard allows me to see where all my assets are and when their last backups occurred.
  • The installation process was VERY easy. So getting everyone up and running was painless.
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Veritas NetBackup

  • Upgrades are typically easy and normally have either no issues or very few that are easily resolved (wait a month or 2 before upgrading)
  • Using accelerator for the vm environment works well, and file level restores have been successful
  • Full vm recovery has worked every time
  • Backing up a physical server and restoring to a vm works as described
  • GRT Exchange backups are pretty easy, to setup
  • File level restores are simple
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Cons

Druva inSync

  • As part of the initial setup, we had a few issues surrounding large numbers of accounts being backed up at the same time. This was more a Microsoft issue than anything, and with help from support, we resolved the issue.
  • The email reports can be a little useless on occasion. For example, I don't need an email every day with a failed backup report if there are no failures.
  • Again with email, the weekly backup report has so much information in it that the email sometimes fails to load. A simple email with a link to click would be better.
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Veritas NetBackup

  • The GUI is very old looking. This does not kill the performance, it just looks to be 10 years old.
  • Some things need to be done from the CLI(command line interface). if you have not used this before it will take some learning and a good understanding of Linux.
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Likelihood to Renew

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.9
Based on 6 answers
We live in the cloud, Microsoft has some wonderful features, but the fact that you can't search and filter the recycling bin is a huge issue for us Admins
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Veritas NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Veritas continues to keep up with the backup game. There virtual machine backup capabilities are now top notch, and I believe they will prove valuable when our cloud presence demands a backup solution.
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Usability

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.4
Based on 36 answers
Aside from Druva taking away the Share feature just to push folks to the cloud, it's perfect for what it does and should have just continued to grow not have clueless management decide they wanted to migrate the on-premise customers to the cloud version and offer the share tool for them, this was just wrong and remains wrong.
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Veritas NetBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Sometimes or many times Druva is always available. No downtime issues.
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Veritas NetBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yes all the UI and pages load quickly.
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Veritas NetBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.2
Based on 33 answers
Most issues I have can be solved without opening a ticket. But if I need to get in touch with a support agent, I can open a chat request and within minutes have a tech on the end assisting me. The few tickets I had to open were resolved on the first call.
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Veritas NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Support is pretty good but it is split between America and outsourced companies so it is hit or miss sometimes. I have actually had to argue with the outsourced support as they sometimes have no practical experience using the software which makes troubleshooting difficult when they have no practical experience using the system.
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In-Person Training

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are very well knowledgeable. They conducted a two day training session and they explained each and everything.
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Veritas NetBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.1
Based on 2 answers
As an administrator, if I had a user who needed additional training, it was available. As an Administrator, the product was so easy I didn't need it
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Veritas NetBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.6
Based on 81 answers
In consultation with a Druva support person we configured a few policies first for several groups of users. Once that was done it was easy to add users and generate emails that contained links and instructions to download/install the app. Once installed, the app applied the appropriate policy and the sync of data began. We had 40 or so devices to protect, and in a week or less they were all protected. The delays usually were on the part of the user who needed to schedule some time (15-30 minutes at most) to accept the invitation and download/install the app.
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Veritas NetBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Druva inSync

My biggest requirement for looking at Data Protection as a Service is security, both in transit and at rest. inSync offers one of the best security model where if a key is chance it does not affect the current session. Furthermore, we did not see the same dedupe savings with other services.
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Veritas NetBackup

CrashPlan has the capability to sync data with a cloud storage source. This is great for a workstation where data is typically only for one user. However, Netbackup does a much better job for maintaining multiple levels of file restores for Enterprise Servers. Netbackup has a superior management console that does not rely on Cloud services in the event of an internet outage.
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Scalability

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because we can scale up to our requirement no restrictions.
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Veritas NetBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Druva inSync

  • Anytime a user does his/her own restore it has saved his or her own time in not having to redo the lost changes made and it doesn't involve IT staff to do a restore for them or to try looking for or recovering the lost/deleted/corrupted file. This savings in money and time spent is apparent, numerous and possibly priceless.
  • Druva is an affordable product; it's per user cost is acceptable and is affordable for even small businesses
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Veritas NetBackup

  • We never experienced a significant system or data loss during the time we used NetBackup. We restored individuals files and small databases based upon user mistakes, but we never had to implement a DR plan. From that aspect, it is difficult to evaluate the ROI. Backups are a commodity service. Features are very similar across multiple tools. Once you decide to stay on-prem or move to the cloud, the list of options are narrowed. Then it becomes a matter of price.
  • From an administration and support perspective, the ROI is low. Vendor technical support is not always responsive. The first two tiers of support are not knowledgeable and their typical recommendation is to read the white paper. My small team spent a lot of time troubleshooting NetBackup, often without much vendor help.
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Pricing Details

Druva inSync

General

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

Veritas NetBackup

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Druva inSync
8.7
Veritas NetBackup
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Druva inSync
8.9
Veritas NetBackup
9.0

Usability

Druva inSync
8.4
Veritas NetBackup

Reliability and Availability

Druva inSync
8.2
Veritas NetBackup

Performance

Druva inSync
9.1
Veritas NetBackup

Support

Druva inSync
8.2
Veritas NetBackup
8.5

In-Person Training

Druva inSync
9.1
Veritas NetBackup

Online Training

Druva inSync
9.1
Veritas NetBackup

Implementation

Druva inSync
8.6
Veritas NetBackup

Scalability

Druva inSync
9.1
Veritas NetBackup

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