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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

For our use case the product is good. I am unsure if scaling to a much bigger environment would work as well as some competitor products. Reporting is sufficient in this product, although, as we use it not for our big production environment, we do not have to deal with all the big compliance rules so reporting is more of a technical purpose.
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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Veritas Backup Exec
7.2
Universal recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.7
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Live recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Recovery verification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
Veritas Backup Exec
8.7
Business application protection
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.6
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Multiple backup destinations
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Veritas Backup Exec
8.5
Incremental backup identification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
Veritas Backup Exec
6.6
Backup to the cloud
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.3
Veritas Backup Exec
7.1
Deduplication and file compression
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Veritas Backup Exec
5.6
Snapshots
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
5.5
Flexible deployment
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Management dashboard
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Veritas Backup Exec
6.2
Platform support
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Veritas Backup Exec
6.0
Retention options
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Encryption
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1

Pros

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Creating G-F-S backups of virtual servers in a completely automated fashion.
  • Restoring data easily when needed, either as specific individual files or entire servers (and the run-from-backup option is just neat, although we've rarely had use for that).
  • Storing Data in a de-duplicated, compressed format has allowed us to store many many backups in a space that is many many times smaller than it would take to keep multiple full copies of each server.
Anonymous | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • You can only backup virtual machines.
  • Although you can easily set up NAKIVO, the more specific or complex your configuration, the more reliant you become on tech support. Knowing Linux would be a big plus with these types of configurations.
  • Updating the software could be a little more user-friendly.
Anonymous | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great. It works, it's cost effective and it's easy to maintain. I don't see us ever changing away from Nakivo Backup and Replication to any other product. We are very impressed and satisfied with the results.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it is very easy to use.
Aba-Mark Mihaly | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 8.7
Based on 4 answers
As with any support, it can always improve, but since the result has always been getting my issue resolved quickly I can't complain. Nakivo support has been great to work with when I have needed them, which hasn't been often.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 5.9
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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was simple and easy to implement and went very quickly
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

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

Alternatives Considered

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Altaro offers a competitive price but not VMware support which is our preferred virtualisation product.The Vembu Cloud DR is more expensive to implement, less flexibile (requires a Windows server) and it is a product with a lot of space for improvements, however excellent support when needed.StorageCraft Cloud Backup same as Vembu is pricier and less flexible in deployment options.
Adrian Takacs | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Provides a robust service at an affordable cost.
  • Intuitive web interface along with the technology itself provides a path for quick, easy restores.
  • Not supporting S3 compatible storage for off-site storage of backups has required us to add an additional piece of software to the workflow.
Anonymous | 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

Screenshots

Veritas Backup Exec

Pricing Details

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

General

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Essentials$1991
Enterprise Essentials$2991
Pro$3991
Enterprise$5991
  1. per socket
Additional Pricing Details
The product is licensed per physical CPU socket for each ESXi server on which you back up or replicate VMs.

Veritas Backup Exec

General

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

Veritas Backup Exec Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
Veritas Backup Exec
6.4

Likelihood to Renew

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
1.0

Usability

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
1.0

Support Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.7
Veritas Backup Exec
5.9

Implementation Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0
Veritas Backup Exec
3.0

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