Veeam Backup & Replication

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Veeam Backup & Replication

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We never backup alone!

10 out of 10
August 09, 2022
Veeam is the software responsible for our ease of mind, we use it on all our sites for some years now and it is so solid and efficient …
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Popular Features

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  • Incremental backup identification (171)
    8.9
    89%
  • Recovery verification (154)
    8.8
    88%
  • Multiple backup destinations (165)
    8.8
    88%
  • Deduplication and file compression (159)
    8.6
    86%

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Veeam Backup Essentials

$400

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per year 5 licenses

Backup & Replication

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Availability Suite

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Data Center Backup

8.6
86%

Product Details

What is Veeam Backup & Replication?

Veeam’s® premier product, Veeam Backup & Replication™, delivers availability for cloud, virtual, Kubernetes and physical workloads. Through a simple-by-design management console, users are offered what is presented as a fast, flexible, reliable Backup, archival, recovery and replication.


Backup capabilities
  • Continuous Data Protection
  • Fast, reliable application-aware, image-based backups
  • Unlimited capacity and cost savings for long-term data retention on object storage with new Veeam Cloud Tier
  • Enterprise application support for Veeam Plug-ins for SAP HANA and Oracle RMAN
Replication capabilities
  • Instant recovery for NAS, Microsoft SQL and Oracle
  • Recover individual files easily with Instant VM and File-level Recovery
  • Easy portability and recovery to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack with NEW Veeam Cloud Mobility

Recovery capabilities
  • Recover individual files with Instant VM and File-level Recovery
  • Portability and recovery to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack with NEW Veeam Cloud Mobility
  • Fast, item-level and application recovery for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server and Oracle

Veeam Backup & Replication Features

Data Center Backup Features

  • Supported: Universal recovery
  • Supported: Live recovery
  • Supported: Recovery verification
  • Supported: Business application protection
  • Supported: Multiple backup destinations
  • Supported: Incremental backup identification
  • Supported: Backup to the cloud
  • Supported: Deduplication and file compression
  • Supported: Snapshots
  • Supported: Flexible deployment
  • Supported: Platform support
  • Supported: Retention options
  • Supported: Encryption

Veeam Backup & Replication Screenshots

Screenshot of With Veeam Backup Community Edition, you can migrate a live VMware VM to any host or data store—even if you don't use clusters or shared storage.Screenshot of Reduce storage needs by eliminating redundant VM data with Veeam data deduplication.Screenshot of To enable WAN acceleration, you need to deploy a pair of WAN accelerators in your backup infrastructureScreenshot of You can quickly locate SharePoint items and restore them to the original or new SharePoint site, send them by e-mail or save to the specified locationScreenshot of You can restore virtual and physical machines from Veeam backups directly to Microsoft Azure.Screenshot of You can install a standalone console on your workstation and manage the backup server remotely over the network.Screenshot of You can restore Microsoft SharePoint items in a couple of minutes.Screenshot of You can configure a "global" media pool that can use several tape libraries or standalone drives.Screenshot of Veeam Backup & Replication does not back up "dirty blocks" on VM guest OS.Screenshot of You can even restore the database to a specific transaction.

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Veeam Backup & Replication Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)10%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)50%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)40%

Veeam Backup & Replication Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Veeam’s® premier product, Veeam Backup & Replication™, delivers availability for all cloud, virtual, Kubernetes and physical workloads. Through a management console, the software provides backup, archival, recovery and replication capabilities.

Acronis Cyber Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, and Cohesity DataProtect are common alternatives for Veeam Backup & Replication.

Reviewers rate Incremental backup identification and Snapshots highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of Veeam Backup & Replication are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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August 09, 2022

We never backup alone!

Score 10 out of 10
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Veeam is the software responsible for our ease of mind, we use it on all our sites for some years now and it is so solid and efficient that is the only infrastructure element that we do not lay a finger on, apart from updates, which we also blindly do due to the fact no issues were presented whatsoever, ever. We use it to backup all our infrastructure both locally and on remote site NASes daily, and in some cases for mission-critical services even every 10 minutes without even a glitch. Restores are a breeze and never had integrity issues. We use file level restore very often in both windows and Linux systems as well as email (exchange) and database level( not very often) The systems were tested in disaster recovery situations in order to restore servers in new hardware and hypervisor without any issues whatsoever. Even the community edition has no features cut (at least for our needs) except the VM number it can process. Overall great software and great support! Thank you VEEAM!
  • Reliable and fast backup
  • Portability and flexibility or restore options
  • Great scalability
  • Excelent stability
  • Ability to run on the Linux platform
The best way to use VEEAM is to have it handle your VM backups automatically. You only need to specify well what aspects of each workload you need to focus on (file level, application objects backup) and a good retention policy and you forget to review it again. It is also very efficient and fast when working with remote backups, its deduplication capabilities amazed me!
We started out covering only some critical machines and coming from VDP of VMWare we thought we couldn't handle more. But gradually we included all our infrastructure some 30 VMs of which 10 are replicated on remote sites and 5 have application-level backups. It is more than we ever imagined when we tested and finally purchased the software.
Score 10 out of 10
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We run a couple of Hyper-V machines and use VEEAM Backup & Replication Enterprise to do the Backups to disc and then to tape. We had s lot of machines with different desires, and we wanted a solution, that can handle them all at once. Now we moved some machines into the cloud and Veeam can also help here.
  • Backup of Hyper-V machines
  • Restore of single files from a VM
  • Restore of a whole VM
  • Not at the moment
I can only tell what I experienced and I definitely like the single file restore option. You just browse the backup file from a specific day and select the file. Then you can restore it and everyone is happy. I don't have any idea what and where it is nor appropriate, but there might be some cases.
We bought the software to backup 1 system for a customer. But when we realized how nice this software is, we tried it to replace Backup Exec and were totally flashed how easy it was compared to the old system. We use it to backup 15 Hyper-V Machines and the Cluster.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are backing up two VMware clusters (Linux and Windows) as well as a handful of standalone servers (Windows). We plan to add some important workstations with the remaining licenses, but that was not what prompted the purchase. The Veeam backups protect our servers and data with custom retention periods, backup jobs writing to multiple locations, and encryption protection.
  • Easy to configure
  • Good compression and use of storage space
  • Strong support and documentation
  • Reliable backups
  • Licensing has changed to a subscription model instead of a purchase model
  • Expensive
  • Large downloads for updates
Anyone who has a server or data they want to backup should consider Veeam. I would recommend it particularly for organizations that utilize virtualized environments. The replication features are amazing and can have a server up and running in minutes. This feature works particularly well, and it can revert back to a production environment after you take care of whatever issues caused the failure.
We have about 50 virtual servers being backed up by Veeam B&R along with 3 physical servers. This is on par with what we expected when we initially purchased the license. We learned you can backup three workstations for one server license, which is nice so that any extra licenses don't go unused.
Score 10 out of 10
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We migrated to Veeam Backup & Replication v11a from using a third-party backup solution that wasn't really working for us due to cost, system control, and the third-party administrators.

Veeam allowed us to easily configure both on-site and cloud backups for both our server and desktop systems with a minimal amount of research and training. This addresses our need for granular restores and full system restores from local and cloud repositories and integrates easily with our use of virtual machines.
  • Ease of configuration.
  • Works well with Hyper-V and VMware ESXi VMs.
  • Simple restore methods allow for easy restore verification or VM replication.
  • Very affordable pricing compared to other similar products.
  • Sales and technical support are knowledgeable about their product, are not located overseas, and are quite responsive.
  • Roadmap for future OS support is not terribly clear.
  • Backups require local storage and direct-to-cloud is not supported.
  • Bandwidth speed limits are not precise and were somewhat difficult to tune to our specific needs.
Veeam Backup & Replication should work great for performing data backups for almost any user or company that wishes to have a reliable backup plan in place for any or all of their systems. No workload is too big or too small, you'll just need to get the correct amount of infrastructure to support your own unique needs.

In our case, we installed the software on a server in our domain, then used a domain login to easily install the agent on all of our Windows systems transparent to end users who were utilizing the systems at that time. Linux systems required a bit more effort, but once we determined the proper method to install the agent, the control software on our server was able to handle the rest without needing to perform any other actions on each individual machine.

Veeam may be a bit overkill for typical household usage. For those situations, there are simpler options that would likely be a better fit.
We're currently backing up four virtual and two physical workloads. This is about what we expected to be our usage for our organization.

Our IT infrastructure is relatively simple, but as with most businesses, our data is critical to us.

What we wanted out of Veeam Backup & Replication was something that would allow us to reliably back up all of our servers and workstations without needing to involve a third party.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Veeam Backup & Replication as part of our 3-2-1 backup plan. The ability to have an automated application backup our business's data essentially to any cloud provider or NAS has helped decrease our workload tremendously. Backing up any data, in general, can be a nightmare in the world of IT as you have to double, triple, and quadruple-check sometimes when you're moving files to and from hard drives. Yes, you can back up with Robocopy, but trust me it is not nearly as easy as Veeam Backup & Replication. With Robocopy, you need to set up parameters, check your CPU threads, as well as monitor transfers (like a hawk) for any hiccups/freezes. In Veeam Backup & Replication, you're basically done with a few clicks and it's set on a schedule.
  • Office365 Backup for Outlook and Teams has been extremely useful in tracking down old deleted emails.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication also does a great job at backing up our file servers remotely.
  • It would be great if Veeam Backup & Replication could automate the creation of "Veeam users" for Office365
Veeam Backup & Replication is great for businesses that are looking for a no-hassle backup stack for file servers, VMs, Office365, and clients as well. Veeam Backup & Replication is a very robust piece of software that can easily grow with a company as your needs change. I have not yet experienced any situation where I felt Veeam Backup & Replication didn't have a solution.
2 cloud, 2 virtual, and 2 physical workloads. This was more than what we had anticipated as we were not planning on backing up whole servers, but we were fortunate that Veeam Backup & Replication had the foresight to have these features implemented.
Score 10 out of 10
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This product solved a backup reliability issue for our company. The previous product was decent but prone to backups that would have "issues" and failures fairly often. This was increasingly frustrating and led to our shopping for something new. As we already use Veeam for backing up Microsoft 365, it made sense to evaluate and ultimately purchase the product.
  • Reliable backups and restores
  • Very fast speed
  • File server backups don't replicate to the cloud without workarounds
This software is fantastic, especially in a VM environment. We are a Hyper-V shop, but I am told that this works very well with VMware too. We have quite a few VMs and growing, and adding additional servers is seamless. When I have needed restores, the process has been fast and error free.
We have a total of 15 devices (physical and virtual) being backed up. When we started it was 10, so in the course of a year it has grown quite a bit. I recently had to add storage to my nearline backup server to handle the new servers we keep adding.
Score 8 out of 10
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Our primary vSphere/ESXi VM backup solution. Used to take daily snapshots of on-premises virtual machines via a dedicated server offsite. Backups are then copied to a service provider in another city. It covers our daily core system backup requirements and is configured in such a way that it can meet requirements for physical separation of the primary production infrastructure to the main backup repository, while still being performant. It's integration with 3rd parties via Cloud Connect also meets requirements for an additional tier of backups that is geographically separated from our home area. A new upcoming requirement is to cover virtual machines hosted in the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, which Veeam also supports.
  • Virtual machine backup
  • Application-specific item recovery
  • Integration with MSPs
  • Broad support for different backup targets
  • AHV backup functionality is not equivalent to ESXi. It uses a different distinct console and is not compatible with some advanced features such as SureBackup.
  • License renewal experience in the conversion between the legacy model and the new universal license has been very poor. We were forced to pay a significant fee to allow backups of AHV targets, but other than the change in hypervisor there was no improvement in functionality. In fact we have less since SureBackup is not supported with AHV workloads.
  • Added tools to assist in hardening the server and isolating it from inside threats would be nice to have. Most of this needs to be manually worked through to ensure an internal compromise does not also impact your backups.
Veeam Backup & Replication is still best of breed when it comes to on-premises VMWare workloads. Particularly when tied into VeeamOne reporting and with integration to 3rd parties, it can provide a full scope backup solution. The endpoint solution is also quite capable and integrates with the main console, however the licensing costs are too high for most of our use cases. The AHV solution still feels tacked on, and it's difficult to stomach the license change to accommodate it when you actually receive less functionality. Support is generally good, though there's been subpar experiences in the past (not uncommon with most vendors these days). There's also an abundance of support material out there.
Around 80 on-premises virtual machines + around 16 other physical endpoints. There has been a slight increase since we acquired it, though we anticipate a decrease in future as we move some workload to SaaS platforms. Much attention is focused on license portability and being able to scale up and down easily - but for some organizations like ourselves we've had a very stable, consistent workload and growth rate over the years.
Score 10 out of 10
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Veeam Backup & Replication is versatile, reliable, and robust. I wanted something that even the least experienced technician in our department could maintain and use if necessary, especially during the age of COVID-19, and Veeam fit the bill. Veeam Backup & Replication works with everything, is easy to set up, and has plenty of education and documentation material. It's the standard for a reason.
  • Backup
  • Recovery
  • Replication
  • Ease of Use
  • Easy to Learn
  • Better onboarding for new users
Veeam Backup & Replication is well suited for virtualized, physical, and mixed environments. It fits in well with the relatively new kid on the block of cloud IaaS. I would like to see VBR continue to improve and add features for backing up Microsoft 365, including backups of OneNote, Forms, and Power Automate Workflows.
11. This is more, because I didn't realize how important it was to backup Microsoft Exchange Online accounts.
Score 10 out of 10
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Veeam is used to back up my virtual machines running under VMware. I back up my entire enterprise with it and use it for backup and as a simple DR solution. I maintain local backups and offload them to Microsoft Azure as a cloud storage platform for the backups. I honestly do not face any challenges with the product, and it fully meets my needs and expectations.
  • Backs up VM's quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent deduplication to reduce storage needs.
  • Ability to automatically have local backups upload to the cloud automatically.
  • Veeam really needs a single console/dashboard for Backup & Replication & M365 backup products.
  • Better notification of updates/patches for Backup & replication.
With Microsoft Exchange, the ability to restore/recover a single mail item within a user's mailbox and full server restores are excellent Instant recovery is an excellent tool as it allows you to run a server from a backup in real-time as it restores the backup. Upon completion of the restore, it checks for any changes that took place during the restore and incorporate them into the restored server, so there is no data loss.
We cover about 50 VM's/workloads which was our expected amount.
Score 10 out of 10
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Daily & Weekly VM backup to local and also replication to our DR site. We are also using Veeam to backup to tape certain jobs. The flexibility of Veeam to accomplish all of these tasks makes it a great product for us. We have appreciated being able to use one product for so many different functions. We've recently added server configs to a physical box, then Veeam backs those up to tape.
  • Fast & easy recovery of files from local backups.
  • Solid performance for local & replication to DR site.
  • Great support from Veeam tech support.
  • Calculating digest process is very time consuming on VM changes.
  • Sometimes struggles with very large VM's.
  • Cleanup of deleted VM's requires a few extra steps.
Veeam has been a great solution for us for 10+ years. They do a great job of keeping versions up to date as VMWare releases new versions. The software is easy to install, easy to manage/maintain, and works solid. We piggyback jobs evenings & weekends, and most issues are not Veeam-related. Great product that we use in so many different ways & components.
We back up all of our VMs (over 500) locally, and a majority of them are replicated to our DR site. We currently have 99 jobs that we are using. That also includes our monthly tape jobs (that go to the vault) and many other tape jobs we keep as other backups to help with ransomware protection.
Jay Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Veeam Backup is the platform we use to back up all servers. We mostly have physical machines, while we have a few virtual Linux machines hosted through libvirtd. Linux virtual hosted environment libvirtd is supported within Veeam virtual servers, so it acts as a Linux physical server. Our environment is a mix of Windows and Linux servers.
  • Linux backups.
  • Scheduling.
  • Rotated external drives.
  • Reporting (excluding the separate product Veeam ONE).
  • Understanding the backup process - seems overly complicated.
  • capacity tier vs performance tier vs backup copy.
It certainly works and works well. It does not seem to impact the servers much while performing a backup, either the Linux server or windows based servers. The Linux agent works well but can be tricky to install on older versions of distributions. We have done several restores and have not had issues. I like the flexibility the restores options have. Can restore to original file/folder or somewhere else. The virtual machine features look great, but that does not suit our environment currently.
About ten physical servers. A couple of windows servers and the rest Linux.
GILIAN HASS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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In our company, we use the Veeam Backup & Replication solution to backup all our production VMs. The Veeam Backup & Replication solution came to meet an open gap in terms of backup, which the company was outdated and with backups in an unsafe way, and it works. With Veeam Backup & Replication, we can backup VMs extremely quickly, with a centralized management console where we can quickly restore specific files, entire VMs, just volumes, etc., with robust control of stored backup versions.
  • Incremental backup of Hyper-V VM's
  • Restoring individual files from any existing restore point
  • Replication of Hyper-V VMs between servers
  • Possibility to replicate jobs and restore points to another Veeam console
  • Possibility to add google drive as external repository
The Veeam Backup & Replication solution is ideal for backups of virtualized environments. It provides agility for the backup of VMs, all in a centralized console for monitoring, making it possible to retain several restore points and restore files in a granular way without the need for backup of folders isolated, which makes management difficult. However, the Veeam Backup & Replication solution fits better in medium-large enterprise environments, as it needs a dedicated and robust datastore. The cost of its license to allow the backup of several VMs is not very affordable. For small companies, it is possible to use the free version with limitations, but it also works excellently if the environment has a simple infrastructure.
Today we have 12 VMs configured for backup and backup copy feature, 1 Windows 7 workstation, and 2 VMs configured for replication. We started using the free version of Veeam Backup & Replication for two years, and then with the increase in demand for VM backups, we purchased the paid license. Since I implemented the solution in our company, the features and functionality have been excellent and occasional errors in the past have been resolved with support. Still, the simple and fast backup, the restore levels possible in the tool, and the management of restore points have always surpassed several other tools on the market.
Ronald Lanton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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It is one of the best applications for creating and functionally storing backups. It is easy to use and has a great community behind it that supports everything. we have been using this for a while now and it is the one that has helped us in making sure our backups are in safe hands. support is also great and has helped us through everything with ease.
  • Create quick and easy backups
  • Recovers data with ease in an event
  • Backing up the whole environment helps save a lot of time
  • There is a sort of learning curve which can be challenging for new users
  • I feel the price is also comparatively expensive
  • There could also be some improvements in terms of displaying the data
Veeam has been a very useful tool for us. If it wasn’t for Veeam we would have lost a large amount of data since a few months back we had a great failure which caused almost 50% of data loss but thanks to the backups we were able to recover back all our data with ease and resume work.
When we started with Veeam we were not much dependent as we were not used to the tool but once we saw the benefits we shifted and are in process of shifting almost all the necessary data so that in case a failure happens again we will be able to have everything back and not impact our performance
June 29, 2022

Veeam Can Help!

Score 10 out of 10
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We have an infrastructure that is mostly virtualized on-premise with some AWS and Azure cloud with onsite and offsite backups including a mix of various Windows OS as well as Linux. We backup offsite to AWS and Backblaze and have to Azure as well in the past with great success.
  • Ability to restore file level easily and quickly
  • Vast knowledgebase to help with common errors or situations
  • Very reliable backup solution
  • Great support options
  • Ability to call into support from all support tiers
  • Scale computing support
  • Cost is high
  • Provide training videos to learn the product better
Veeam Backup is appropriate for almost any enterprise environment as a backup solution. The product takes time to learn and understand though. Small businesses with an on-premises environment are very easy to set up and get working. Adding complications without support is a challenge if you do not know what you are doing.
12 virtual, 1 cloud and 1 physical are currently protected. I have used this product prior to coming to this organization. All have performed more or less as expected.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Veeam Backup & Replication to ensure our virtualized systems are backed up properly. In addition, we also provide 30-60 days of recovery storage in the event of loss, data theft, or the inevitable threat of actor apprehension of data or systems. Every business must decide what is most important when it comes to data, and ensure solutions are able to resolve any issues which could arise. Our specific use case involves multi-layer protection against threat actors, and Veeam Backup & Replication ensures we are able to recover in the event of ransomware or any other data loss within a 24-hour period of time.
  • Process flow for backup or recovery of jobs
  • Capability to easily configure history and retention models
  • Security of backups using encryption, and data protection made easy
  • Replication between datacenters using the same IP topology
  • all in one licensing for backup & recovery, Office 365 and replication strategies
Almost any virtualized or physical environment using Microsoft, Linux, Unix, VMware, and others would be well suited to use Veeam for peace of mind in data or system recovery. The only time Veeam would not be well suited is when storage is limited or minimal for backup storage.
We are able to use Veeam in our virtual environment to back up and restore over 50 virtualized servers and nearly 100 mailboxes in the cloud.
Score 9 out of 10
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We utilize Veeam Backup & Replication at our data center to take nightly backups of our servers without significant impact on the performance of the environment. We are able to take backups at our primary data center. We also securely send a copy to our DR site should we need to spin that up. All of this while being able to encrypt the backups. I also use the Veeam community edition to backup my personal devices with the same confidence and similar interface I am used to in our enterprise. Veeam Backup & Replication allows us to easily back up multiple TBs of data in less than our allowable window. With the built-in snapshotting feature, we don't have to be concerned with referencial integrity.
  • GFS implementation
  • Reporting
  • Encryption
  • Speed
  • Referential integrity through snapshotting VMs
  • Meet RTO
  • Meet RPO
  • Reliability
  • Ease of file level restore
  • File level restore to alternate location
  • Realtime backup
Virtualized private cloud deployment. Where uptime and speed are critical to applications' success. Work from home laptop and desktops. We are able to achieve our RPO of 24hrs max and RTO of 8 hrs to a secondary site. We are adding another solution for real-time replication of our data to a tertiary site. This will give us a lower RPO while leveraging off Veeam Backup & Replication for an immutable copy to protect with data recovery of data loss that otherwise would be replicated.
22 virtual workloads (VMs and applications), and 2 physical workloads. This is less than anticipated. We have not redeployed our HA servers for extra redundancy, load balancing, and lower RTO. I also use Veeam Backup & Replication for backing up certain workstations. Similar interface and workflow.
Difficulty in doing file-level restores to an alternate location.
Score 10 out of 10
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We presently use Veeam Backup and Replication as our core backup solution for all servers including our Hyper-V environments. Previously the backup solutions in place were either poor or unreliable. Veeam Backup and Replication has easily filled this gap with an easy to implement and use system that is very reliable - not only for small restorations, but through to complete virtual environment restorations.
  • Restorations are extremely easy and work first go.
  • Adding in additional systems for backup with extremely easy.
  • Implementation is a piece of cake!
  • It is somewhat resource hungry so requires more hardware to get up and running.
  • It is a bit clunky on slower systems - in that some windows appear slowly, etc.
  • Further explanation of things within the software would be beneficial.
It filled our backup requirements easily. Implementation into the physical and virtual environments was simple and straightforward, with backups working very quickly. Further to this, the various restoration features worked effortlessly and allowed for the business to continue easily - even while waiting for full restorations to complete in the background.
We presently cover approximately 30 virtual servers across 7 physical servers, plus a number of other physical servers are also backed up. Through some rationalization, we have been able to reduce some of the workloads and therefore require less licenses for Veeam Backup & Replication.

The protection provided by Veeam Backup and Replication has been extremely beneficial to the business.
June 14, 2022

Pawel

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Veeam Backup & Replication as our main backup solution for the virtualization environment. Even though the community edition comes with only 10 free licenses, we "extend" it using the VeemZip technology combined with PowerShell to support 16 VM or more.
  • Easy configuration and maintenance
  • Combine VeeamZip with Powershell to extend funcionality
  • Easy integration with backup repositories
  • Encryption of backup
  • Possibility to send backup to secondary backup repository
  • Possibility to install on open source OS, ie. Linux.
  • Maintenance through web interface.
I think Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition is well suited to virtual environments where some VM is not that big, so you can use PowerShell script which runs Veeam Backup of smaller VM, and then u can create a schedule in task scheduler so it runs automatically. Keep in mind that VeemZip always makes a full backup copy, so a bigger VM will take a longer time to create a backup.
In our environment Veeam protects:
-1 physical server, with Windows OS
- 14 virtual machines on Vmware ESXi hosts
Community edition support only 10 workloads, but using VeeamZIP combined with script and scheduled task, we can protect all environment.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our business had a horrible backup solution in place. As we are a multinational company and many resources are located at the main office, the storage and network could not experience considerable slowdowns during large backups. Due to this, we were forced to choose a smaller subset of data to back up. With VEEAM, incremental takes minutes and the full backups do not even get noticed. The recovery options, retention options, Scale-Out options to automatically upload to offsite sources ... everything is top-notch.
  • Non intrusive backups.
  • Great retention/scale-out options.
  • Simple and fast recovery, from full VM to single files.
  • More details and direction in any error messages.
  • A more stern warning when shutting down that a backup is in progress.
Veeam is incredible at handling full backups without impacting my network. Large full backups can be done using synthetic backups from incremental. We are a small to midsize company and cost is always a factor. The product is reasonably priced, but I need to make decisions regarding some less critical machines to not back them up to keep the license count lower. If there was a limited license option that could be scheduled out for a once-a-month style limited backup, that would be ideal. It is a very minor complaint though, as the licenses aren't really that expensive.
30 VMs of varying sizes. It is slightly more than anticipated but this is due to company growth and the addition of services.
Score 9 out of 10
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Veeam Backup & Replication is being used to backup all the virtual servers in the organization. It allows us to get a full image of the server, meaning we can restore the entire server in a few hours if needed.
  • Image Backups. Veeam is more reliable than all our previous vendors that supported image backups.
  • Copy to Cloud. Veeam has a built-in ability to copy backups to the cloud and it works really well.
  • Restoring files. Restoring files is really easy, and it also has the ability to automatically spin up VMs from their backups and test to make sure they boot successfully.
  • Copy to USB/Offsite. It works differently than all other programs in that it keeps a specific number of restore points instead of just copying the current backup files and is basically a new chain of backup files.
  • SQL Authentication. It works well, but only allows specifying 1 account for authentication even though SQL servers may have multiple databases each with separate authentication.
Veeam Backup & Replication is perfect for backing up virtual servers, copying the backups to offsite locations, and restoring files. Veeam works really well for backing up physical servers, although the process isn't quite as smooth as when backing up virtual servers. It can also backup file shares such as on a NAS device, but that functionality is fairly new and doesn't work quite as seamlessly compared to setting up a robocopy script.
We are currently backing up all of our 8 virtual servers with Veeam Backup & Replication. We wouldn't have it any other way, as Veeam is such a better backup solution than what we were previously using.
Score 10 out of 10
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Veeam was used in replicating vSphere servers from the data center to location and reverse. This tool lets us use schedules after hours to utilize the best performance during the day for users and was very granular with settings we could configure. Though it was a bit manual on the setup at first, once you get it set, it's self-sustaining.
  • Granular settings.
  • Self sustaining.
  • Intuitive portal.
  • Training portal.
The Free Edition is VERY helpful to get started but needs a higher license for anything that needs more than one server.
As an MSP, many organizations of ours used Veeam Backup & Replication for different reasons, but all had an amazing experience. Physical to Virtual migrations, Reversed as well.
Score 10 out of 10
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Veeam Backup & Replication has become our goto for backup and recovery. it's easy to use and extremely customizable. One of our favorite features is the ability to auto test restores so we can sleep well knowing our infrastrucutre is ready in the event of a bad day even that requires us to restore many of our systems.
  • Consistent Daily backups
  • Automate copy to offsite
  • Immutable backup storage
  • requires a little bit of upfront training to take advantage of all features
we have found great value in veeam thanks to the ransomware portection it provides and the ease of set it and forget end to end backup and recovery. it allows our team to no worry and not have to constantly manually check status, it's all available via reports and notifications but the work is all done automaticlaly.
we currently protect ~20 workloads, this is what we expected as we started deployments.
our Veeam product ownership experience has exceed all of our expectations.
interface provides may configuration options and good workflows to follow.
Score 9 out of 10
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We have a few clients who use Veeam Backup & Replication for their Hyper-V environments. The client in question uses it to backup their primary business and financial information for clients who rely on them to provide accurate tax and accounting information.
  • Data is moved to our offsite colocation for quick recovery should it be needed.
  • Reporting of issues with backups could be better.
  • The ability to see why a backup failed could be improved.
I think the only real issues with giving Veeam a 10 is that the resources taken by the VSS processes, as well as the toll taken on a host are hard to rationalize. We have seen issues with hosts being brought to sub-optimal performance while a backup is taking place. We have also seen hosts that take longer to backup their guests because the resources are over-utilized, especially for management and disk access.
We currently have 3 sites out of 70 that utilize Veeam Backup as our primary product has been from another vendor. While I like Veeam and want to use it more, I am finding that there are hardware or other solutions (e.g. Datto, Unitrends, etc.) that do the job as well, or better than Veeam in many circumstances. I do, however, recommend Veeam when we need to control where the backups are replicated to, as this is one area where the software excels.
Score 10 out of 10
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The business unable to afford long downtime when there an outage happens to the server. To have offsite vm replica with multiple copies. In order to have server up and running in a very short period, we implement Veaam Backup & Replication to ensure the vm can be powered on in less time when the issue occurs on the original vm.
  • Replicate vm to offsite
  • Keep vm with retention period of each vm snapshot
  • Send alert for success and fail replicate job
  • The use of proxy seems not smart enough
  • Vm restore can be more intuitive
  • Vm replicate fail if no repository
Setup and configuration was very easy. Just basic IT knowledge is sufficient to setup Veeam. Once setup, daily vm replicate was very easy to manage. You will get an email alert once replicate job successfully or fail. Backup configuration also optionally happens daily. You will not lose anything if follow the correct steps.
For starting, we are backing up and replicate about 3 very critical vm. So far no issue encountered. Going to add more vm once we got more storage space to store the vm.
Score 1 out of 10
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We use it to backup servers and computers that contain mission-critical information. We have a server that runs as the main point and then a Synology NAS that handles the storage side of things. Veeam Backup and Recovery allows us to do full image backups along with incremental backups that allow for us to be more disaster-ready.
  • Emails status of backup
  • Can't really think of much I like about Veeam, sorry.
  • The GUI is terrible and seems unorganized. Feels like I'm still in the 90s.
  • The error reporting is abysmal and unhelpful
  • Constantly has issues with needing to resync with the repository
Veeam is well suited for people that have time to babysit their backups every day. If you want to continually hunt down why a backup failed or what caused it to not work one day but worked the day prior, it's perfect for you. Every single day, it's a matter of guessing which backup is going to have failed and then having to figure out how to resolve the cryptic error provided. A perfect example would be when it says it is waiting for a rescan so you perform a rescan on the backup and it fails and states it is waiting for a rescan. Makes absolutely no sense. Tons of these issues pop up throughout the entirety of the software and feels like I'm running a beta variant of the software.
We're currently backing up 11 servers to a Synology NAS via Veeam on a server 2019 box. This is less than anticipated because it does not seem to want to play well with some of the devices so we've used other backup software to bridge the gap. We'll eventually look at getting them all to Veeam but did not have the time to sit here and tinker with it as it is time-consuming and takes away from our other work.