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Vembu BDR Suite

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Score 6.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu [BDR Suite] adapts very well to virtual environments such as Vmware and Hyper-V, allowing you to easily manage backups and other tasks that are assigned, in addition to this it already has the integration for office 365 and G-suite which will allow integration practically complete with all the platforms most used by companies today. Although in the virtual part I have no complaints, in the physical environment there can be a lot of improvement in terms of centralized administration and management of endpoint backups.
Diego Alejandro Jimenez Peña | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Veritas Backup Exec
6.9
Universal recovery
Vembu BDR Suite
8.6
Veritas Backup Exec
7.2
Live recovery
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Veritas Backup Exec
5.9
Recovery verification
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Business application protection
Vembu BDR Suite
6.7
Veritas Backup Exec
8.0
Multiple backup destinations
Vembu BDR Suite
6.4
Veritas Backup Exec
7.6
Incremental backup identification
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Veritas Backup Exec
7.1
Backup to the cloud
Vembu BDR Suite
6.5
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Deduplication and file compression
Vembu BDR Suite
6.7
Veritas Backup Exec
5.9
Snapshots
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Veritas Backup Exec
6.6
Flexible deployment
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.0
Management dashboard
Vembu BDR Suite
7.0
Veritas Backup Exec
5.7
Platform support
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
5.7
Retention options
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Encryption
Vembu BDR Suite
8.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.7

Pros

Vembu BDR Suite

  • Bare metal system images. These are incredibly flexible, enabling you to do dissimilar hardware restores, local or online backups and restore to VHD
  • Full, differential and transaction log backups for SQL server, ensuring rapid backup and restore, with maximum storage efficiency.
  • Incremental backups for files, meaning only the changes which have been made to a file are backed up, dramatically reducing time to backup and increasing storage efficiency.
Tom Evans | 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

Vembu BDR Suite

  • Although its interface is simple, a web-only interface for a backup solution isn't recommended as the main interface.
  • Using PostgreSQL as the configuration DB Source is OK. But, the lack of options for the Database isn't OK. Especially on a Windows Environment, admins prefer using a centralized MS SQL Instance, and this is not possible with Vembu.
  • More work needed on SharePoint, Active Directory, and Exchange Restores. All three are critical workloads in almost any infrastructure.
  • Reporting can be greatly improved.
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

Likelihood to Renew

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I think the product will remain useful for us and as the company keeps improving features it will continue to be relevant and useful.We don't like switching technology much and BDR solutions shouldn't be something that a company replaces every few years., that's why most likely we will keep using it.
Anonymous | 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

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 7.8
Based on 41 answers
Vembu is a great solution, but it still requires some fine-tuning. The user interface for Managed Service Providers could be more streamlined. Support logs need to provide clearer information about an issue whenever there's a failure. Backup agents should have the ability to automatically update when there's a new version and support should be on-shore during US business hours.
Colin Rosario | 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

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 6.6
Based on 4 answers
It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
Bruce Redfern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 4.6
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

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It wasn't difficult at all, it fact, it was mostly simple, implementation doesn't require much skills and knowledge, but the configuration part does require some skills to create the jobs and configure certain settings, overall, its an easy implementation, especially for experienced IT People
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

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

Alternatives Considered

Vembu BDR Suite

I tested Vembu against Veeam and for the price, Vembu was the better option. I also had a great support experience as I had to contact Vembu twice after mistakes I made. While using Veeam the software was not as intuitive and support responses were not as swift and accurate.
Jesse Brandt | 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

Vembu BDR Suite

  • For organizations that use different tools for Backup and recovery, this could be the single tool for Storage and Backup Administrators to automate and work effectively.
  • Software cost is lesser thus the money can be invested for other tools/software procurement
  • I don't think there is any negative impact as of now
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

Pricing Details

Vembu BDR Suite

General

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

Vembu BDR Suite Editions & Modules

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
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    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Vembu BDR Suite
    7.8
    Veritas Backup Exec
    5.4

    Likelihood to Renew

    Vembu BDR Suite
    8.0
    Veritas Backup Exec
    1.0

    Usability

    Vembu BDR Suite
    7.8
    Veritas Backup Exec
    1.0

    Support Rating

    Vembu BDR Suite
    6.6
    Veritas Backup Exec
    4.6

    Implementation Rating

    Vembu BDR Suite
    8.0
    Veritas Backup Exec
    3.0

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