Huawei Cloud Backup and Recovery (CBR) vs. Veritas Backup Exec

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Huawei Cloud Backup and Recovery (CBR)
Score 9.4 out of 10
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Cloud Backup and Recovery (CBR) on Huawei Cloud lets users back up cloud servers, disks, and on-premises VMware virtual environments. If there is a virus intrusion, accidental deletion, or software/hardware fault, data can be restored to a backup point.
$36
per month
Veritas Backup Exec
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Veritas Backup Exec is a backup and disaster recovery solution. It works in virtual, physical, and multi-cloud environments and integrates with several third-party software releases and applications.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Huawei Cloud Backup and Recovery (CBR)
9.2
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Veritas Backup Exec
8.6
22 Ratings
5% above category average
Universal recovery9.73 Ratings10.018 Ratings
Instant recovery9.33 Ratings7.517 Ratings
Recovery verification9.33 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Business application protection9.03 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations9.43 Ratings6.521 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.33 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Backup to the cloud10.03 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression10.02 Ratings7.516 Ratings
Snapshots10.03 Ratings8.516 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.52 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Management dashboard9.33 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Platform support8.33 Ratings8.519 Ratings
Retention options7.42 Ratings8.518 Ratings
Encryption9.02 Ratings10.012 Ratings
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User Ratings
Huawei Cloud Backup and Recovery (CBR)Veritas Backup Exec
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(3 ratings)
8.3
(25 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
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1.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
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4.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Huawei Cloud Backup and Recovery (CBR)Veritas Backup Exec
Likelihood to Recommend
Huawei Technologies
Best for organizations with multiple servers and are super-careful about their data. The Service suits both small and Large scale organizations as there is different plans available and they cater the needs in a specific way, as required. SFS Turbo Server backups are not easy but the CBR Does it with ease.
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Cohesity
Backup Exec works well generally in most environments or situations. The licensing can potentially be a nightmare, but manageable if you have a decent reseller. Backing up and restoring from physical tapes which is not all that common is not as reliable as when backing up and restoring from datastores that reside on hard drives or digital media. It does a good job with large or small backup jobs. Backing up and managing SQL backups requires additional licenses and be a bit clunky. If you are very careful (which you should be anyway) and document as you build these backups you will get better at managing them. Regarding a virtual environment, I have limited experience in that arena, but have done it. Backup Exec can backup VMware environments, but honestly we moved to Unitrends to backup our VM's and are much happier with the backup process. However, restoring a VM in Unitrends can be tedious compared to Backup Exec.
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Pros
Huawei Technologies
  • It provides enormous amount of storage for cheaper cost
  • Compatible with all servers and device to access files
  • All types of files can stored
  • Highly secured
  • Faster and easier to access
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Cohesity
  • 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
Huawei Technologies
  • Support from Huawei Cloud Backup and Recovery (CBR) team is not good. They take so much time in addressing the query and to solve the problem which we have encountered due to some technical error or glitches.
  • The synchronization process is very slow and we need a good internet connection as files get paused and we need to start the action manually which become difficult task sometime.
  • The price for storage is very expensive when we need some extra storage as compared to other cloud service providers.
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Cohesity
  • Could provide better license management from an inventory perspective. How many licenses do I have?.. etc.
  • When Backup Exec backs up itself it should not select iSCSI backup targets by default. The result is recursive data backup ending in the loss of storage capacity.
  • I'm struggling to come up with another con.
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Likelihood to Renew
Huawei Technologies
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Cohesity
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.
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Usability
Huawei Technologies
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Cohesity
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Huawei Technologies
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Cohesity
The weekly error on save needs a manual reload from me. The SDR can't restore the virtual machine of hyperV during a test.
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Performance
Huawei Technologies
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Cohesity
No problem for this point it is in the average.
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Support Rating
Huawei Technologies
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Cohesity
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.
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Implementation Rating
Huawei Technologies
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Cohesity
It was pretty straightforward.
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Alternatives Considered
Huawei Technologies
Cloud Backup and Recovery by Huawei is more cost effective when I compare it with its Amazon Counterpart, it has more features and the recovery time is way above what the AWS Backup offers. The policies available for data backup is also more flexible with Huawei, which makes making custom policies easier
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Cohesity
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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Scalability
Huawei Technologies
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Cohesity
We only use it on the on-premise version on a single site.
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Return on Investment
Huawei Technologies
  • Most of our costs reduced by 20%
  • Best for ROI
  • Easier and faster to perform backups
  • Not good with iOS devices
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Cohesity
  • 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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