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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

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Score 8.9 out of 100
136 Ratings
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Score 6.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • NAKIVO Backup & Replication ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

9.2

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

92%
6.9

Veritas Backup Exec

69%
NAKIVO Backup & Replication ranks higher in 14/14 features

Universal recovery

9.1
91%
70 Ratings
7.0
70%
17 Ratings

Live recovery

8.7
87%
69 Ratings
5.2
52%
15 Ratings

Recovery verification

9.2
92%
72 Ratings
8.0
80%
18 Ratings

Business application protection

9.2
92%
66 Ratings
8.0
80%
16 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

9.3
93%
75 Ratings
7.5
75%
19 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

9.3
93%
76 Ratings
7.6
76%
20 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

9.5
95%
56 Ratings
8.3
83%
12 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

8.8
88%
78 Ratings
6.3
63%
14 Ratings

Snapshots

9.4
94%
74 Ratings
7.7
77%
14 Ratings

Flexible deployment

9.2
92%
42 Ratings
5.3
53%
15 Ratings

Management dashboard

9.2
92%
48 Ratings
5.8
58%
18 Ratings

Platform support

9.2
92%
47 Ratings
5.8
58%
17 Ratings

Retention options

9.3
93%
47 Ratings
8.0
80%
16 Ratings

Encryption

9.2
92%
45 Ratings
6.3
63%
11 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • NAKIVO Backup & Replication is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

89%
84 Ratings
5.7

Veritas Backup Exec

57%
22 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

91%
3 Ratings
1.0

Veritas Backup Exec

10%
3 Ratings

Usability

9.4

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

94%
42 Ratings
1.0

Veritas Backup Exec

10%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.7

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

97%
49 Ratings
2.7

Veritas Backup Exec

27%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

82%
3 Ratings
3.0

Veritas Backup Exec

30%
1 Rating

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

9.2

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

92%
32 Ratings

Veritas Backup Exec

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

9.1

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

91%
13 Ratings

Veritas Backup Exec

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

If you are using VM is it the perfect solution at an affordable cost. I moved to NAKIVO Backup & Replication after my last backup software was charging me above affordable prices. It was a cheap and stable solution for us. It has covered all our needs. The restore has been tested, and it works without any issues. This product is suited for companies that have a small budget and want to keep all their data safe.
Spiros Kaladelfos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Frequent backups do not affect the server load especially when the store is based on a high-performance NAS. We use OMV and average a GB per Minute per backup.
  • Offsite backups to a hosted store on AWS or Wsabi is simple.
  • VM replication is simple to set up.
  • Backup compression and encryption is excellent.
Clyde Wynter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

  • 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.
Jeff Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Physical Linux host backup using their agent software supports various types of Linux storage volumes (LVMs) - I have not tested this in over a year since facing some issues early on.
  • Continued improvement on the UI making it quicker to find common tasks and more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

  • 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.
Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

General

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

Starting Price

$0

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Essentials$251
Enterprise Essentials$351
Pro$401
EnterpriseContact Vendor
  1. per workload
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
A workload is a VMware vSphere VM, Microsoft Hyper-V VM, Nutanix AHV VM, a physical machine (01 server and 03 workstations), an Oracle database, or an Amazon EC2 instance.

Veritas Backup Exec

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Veritas Backup Exec Editions & Modules

Edition
Veritas Backup ExecContact sales team
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.1
Based on 3 answers
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 9.4
Based on 42 answers
Wherever NAKIVO runs (as a dedicated VM, an application on NAS, as an installed service) you get a concise Web interface through encrypted communication. One is able to check and monitor the backups quickly and in detail, if needed. Notifications, Warnings, and Alarms are grouped and bundled so that you can work with them promptly.
Anonymous | 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 9.7
Based on 49 answers
The support is fast and perfect. If u have any questions, you can contact the support team via mail or chat and you always get a fast answer. You can also find a lot of help in the FAQ in the help center to resolve your problems. Anytime I had to contact the support, they helped me and solved my problem.
Juergen Fritsch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 2.7
Based on 5 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 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Configuring a dedicated Nakivo backup server with local storage and additional Linux NAS storage units for immutability is key. Backed-up data is only useful if it can be restored.
Clyde Wynter | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is easier to deploy, even for initial and full deployment. But in our case, we deploy it as an OVA, so we keep it easier. We also can create new backup jobs quickly and restore damaged VMs in very few steps. We do not ever detect a depletion in-network Bandwith on the backup process nor restore ones.
Anonymous | 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

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.2
Based on 32 answers
Our customer has a small infrastructure, so we could make good use of the "one-shot" Nakivo license. Our customer does not need to pay a fee every year (although you are requested to pay a subscription in order to have updates and support, that is only fair) and we could grant them a top-notch product.
Francesco Bavastro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Professional Services

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.1
Based on 13 answers
I contacted a few times Nakivo representatives, once for technical doubt and the other ones for commercial ones. Both support services are fast and reliable.
Francesco Bavastro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Due to ease of use, NAKIVO allowed us to spend more time on other tasks knowing that our backup system will just run as expected.
  • Since moving to NAKIVO, we've been able to do away with tapes and move to a disk/cloud-based model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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