Veeam Backup & Replication is a backup platform for virtual environments built on VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors. The software provides backup, restoration, and replication functionality for virtual machines, physical servers and workstations as well as cloud-based workloads. product for your backup needs!We've been using Veeam Backup & Replication for several years in our organization, and we perform backups in all of our environments every night. It’s one of the simplest yet effective and reliable solutions in the market for the backup segment. You can check out the free Veeam agent, so you can get an idea of the full product.,Extremely reliable product. Easy integration with most virtualization solutions. High consistency data ratio.,Training may not be widely available. It could be more user-friendly in certain configuration screens. The promised response time could be improved.,8,When needed, the restore times have been greatly reduced. The backup processes are faster. Reliability on the tool it's a key factor so users can focus on other tasks.,When you encounter yourself on a scenario when the restore is the only possible solution, you expect a fast, transparent, and successful restore from your backup solution. This is the case we lived last year in one of our production environments, and thanks to the solution we could perform an overnight restore being completely transparent to the end users.,We have successfully used the on demand sandbox testing environment for Veeam Backup and Replication with VMWare vSphere. This is a separate environment where you can start one or more Virtual machines. We mainly use it for testing of new versions, patches and upgrades, installation of new software and troubleshoot problem with virtual machines when something happen.,Veritas Backup Exec and CommVault,Sana Commerce,5,5,Virtual servers Backups. VMWare vSphere Backup & Replication. Eventually restores when needed.,We backup more than 300 virtual servers. We have successfully used the on demand sandbox testing environment for Veeam Backup and Replication with VMWare vSphere. We perform backup from storage snapshots.,We might backup all of our virtual servers. We aim to store all our backups both local and on cloud. We might install the latest patch for use it with Amazon S3 object storage.,9,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Vendor Reputation,If we had to the selection process all over again, I think it will be exactly the same. As the time has gone by, and even though other softwares can certainly be very well ratedas well, we are pretty sure we made the right choice by selecting Veeam Backup & Replication as our main solution for this kind of processes,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,The learning curve was not very difficult. The use of the sandbox of VMWare vSphere was a little challenging. Pricey support when needed.,9,Self-taught,When implementing the Veeam Backup & Replication solution, initially we try to perform the implementation with our internal IT consultants only, but when we advance in the process we realize we need a little guidance, so I would recommend to get some help from your partner at the beginning of the implementation, so the rest of the process could be completed in an easier way.,8,With any virtual machines that hosts Microsoft, remember to include all the dependencies when replicating virtual machines using Tintri ReplicateVM feature. This will ensure that the virtual machines that have Microsoft applications can be powered on and brought online successfully at the DR site, this will be very helpful later.,No - we have not done any customization to the interface,No - we have not done any custom code,No, we have not performed any customization.,No,When we were implementing the Veeam Backup & Replication solution, we perform most of the implementation with our in-house team, but then we ran into a few questions that we do not know how to answer, so we requested some help from Veeam software support and it was very helpful for finishing the implementation without any extra troubles.,9,Virtual server backups. good workflows. easy to use,Missing rename function for backup proxy. Errors could be a little more self explanatory. GUI effective but simple.,No,9,8,9,8,Integration with Storage Systems. On demand sandbox for storage snapshots.,Not at the moment,Single Signon,8,With the Veeam Backup and Replication solution, features like integration with existing storage vendors works like a charm. Also the product automatically checks for backup integrity by using Surebackup. In case of any rare error, simple messages are shown which will help anyone to find what caused the root issue.,8,8,The vendor we chose when implementing the Veeam Backup & Replication solution helped us with the licenses required for the program to function legally and also recommended us to contract a multiyear support program, as they tend to get more expensive every year, with this option you can save some money.,The vendor we chose when implementing the Veeam Backup & Replication solution helped us with the licenses required for the program to function legally and also recommended us to contract a multiyear support program, as they tend to get more expensive every year, with this option you can save some money.,No,Added platform support for VMware vSphere 6.7 Added platform support for VMware vCloud Director 9.1 Added platform support for Microsoft Windows Server 1803,Added support for Amazon S3 object storage. The possibility to work with any S3 protocol compatible object storage arrays. Compatibility with the latest Microsoft Windows 10 update.,No,NoVeeam Backup & Replication is the best tool on the Market.We use Veeam Backup as a tool to back up all of our data locally and to an offsite location. Veeam is being used by the whole organization to backup our corporate servers. It addressed a lack of a backup strategy that we needed to be implemented and Veeam was the right solution for us.,Backup jobs that intergartes well with our VMware environment Easy and quick restore process for OS files or VM files Reporting and alerts as its gives information that we used to troubleshoot issues,A bug in the software that doens't delete restore points after certain amount of time Mobile Management for Veeam. It would be nice to manage Veeam on a phone to troubelshoot issues.,10,We have had scenarios where we had VMs fail and we had to use Veeam to restore or use the instant VM recovery to restore access and reduce downtime.,We have not used this feature yet but we are planning on doing so later in the future.,We have not fully used those features as of yet but it's in the plan later on.,,VMware ESXi, Zerto, Nutanix, Microsoft Office 365, Jamf Pro,5,1,Disaster Recovery. We need a backup/restore service that will backup our corprate servers and restore data when needed. Business continuity, we have implemented Veeam as part of our backup strategy to prevent disasters and maintain business continuity to prevent downtime as much as possible. Offsite backup off-prem and integration with Azure blob service to have a backup on the cloud.,Integration with Azure for off site backup. Using Veeam for DR/replication,Increase Veeam Cloud Tier with our application and automate process of backups. Increase license count to support more support for additional hosts.,10,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation,Evaluate Veeam against other options on the market, but I would still have chosen Veeam.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was a minor issue with the implementation,Issues with bugs that had to be sorted out with support. WAN utilisation tweeking to make sure secondary backup jobs were functioning as expected.,10,Yes,Yes,As discussed from the previous point, they went all out to help me resolve the issue with the backup snapshots that were related to an unknown bug.,10,Setting up backup jobs Restoring process is quick and easy Checking snapshots and locating file to restore.,Restore process sometimes take a but of time to load. Setting up a secondary backup job especially over the WAN is cumbersome to setup.,No,10Veeam backup & replication is a necessity if you run VMsWe currently use Veeam to back up our entire enterprise and replicate the data to our colo site. This allows to maintain data integrity and be prepared in case of a disaster. Continuity is an incredibly important business need for us, and Veeam allows us to get back up and running quickly, in addition to the occasional recovery of accidentally deleted files.,Backups: I'm sure this doesn't need to be said, but Veeam does do backups extremely well, especially in a VMWare environment. It's fast, reliable, and easy. Recovery: Having backups with no way to recover is rather pointless, so it's a good thing that Veeam has that functionality. There are a lot of options, from file-level recover (including e-mails) to entire VM restores. Replication: Veeam B&R also allows for easy replication of data to multiple locations. Reporting and Alerts: Veeam also has great reporting functionality, as well as alerts. I get emails every morning on all my backup jobs, and immediately if they fail.,Retention and clean up: Backups can be configured to merge and clean data for retention. This usually works fine, but we do occasionally run into issues where Veeam doesn't delete old data. Thanks to alerting, I know when this is the case before the datasets get too large, but it would be nice if it worked all the time. Agents: For servers that aren't VMs, there is an agent that gets installed. It works fine, but in order to manage the backups and schedules for these servers, you have to log on to the server directly instead of using the main console application. Options: In most cases, more options are better, but I find that a lot of the time, there are just too many, especially when it comes to how to manage data retention.,10,Licensing is per socket, so the overall impact to the budget has been pretty small compared to how many servers we run in our virtual environment. Recovery is pretty quick, and easy, so it doesn't require a lot of man-hours or downtime. Fortunately, I can't speak to the impact of a total outage and recovery, but my sense is that Veeam would do this pretty fast too, since it does single VMs pretty quickly.,We do not do anything cloud-related so I cannot speak to this specifically. If it does this as well as it does localized backup and replication, I'm sure it's great.,Our organization does not fall under any specific compliance guidelines, and we have not done any sandbox testing at this time. We do, however, verify our backup data for recoverability with full recovery tests each month on multiple servers. Additionally, we had an issue with replication (not related to Veeam) a few months ago and were able to use the data copy feature to migrate the backups to a new repository.,Datto,Ubiquiti Networks UniFi, Eset Endpoint Antivirus, Datto,4,1,Disaster Recovery: Veeam is designed to get a business up and running quickly in case of disaster. This is extremely important for us. File Level Backups: We occasionally have users accidentally delete a file or e-mail, and it's very quick and easy to recover with Veeam. This helps us with customer service. Replication: We replicate data to our colo facility, largely for DR but also for redundancy.,VMWare allows snapshots, but sometimes that's not sufficient. We've used Veeam to roll back changes - sometimes because we forget to use snapshots, and sometimes because the changes were unplanned,Cloning VMs for a test environment Supporting server OS upgrades,10,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Analyst Reports Third-party Reviews,I don't believe we would change it. We use the same process we use for everything, demos, third party reviews, cost-benefit analysis, and vendor or partner recommendations. We also rely on the experience of our team and other products they've used. It's a whole approach, and as I write this it seems complicated on paper, but it's mostly time consuming - and fruitful in the end.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,Engineering backups: We had to figure out the schedule and size and how to break down the backup schedule so it didn't overwhelm the network Data size: We also had to figure out how many data points to keep so we didn't fill up the storage,9,Yes,No,We've had very few issues with Veeam, but we did have an issue where our licenses were out of sync. Basically, we bought licensing for our old 2-server setup, then expanded to 3 servers, and bought additional licensing. We had to merge the license files. This merge can be done in the user support portal, but we didn't know that. So when we talked to support, the agent walked us through it without any attitude or problems.,10,Initial setup: very easy to get things connected and running Scheduling backups: intuitive, for the most part Restoring data: There's a wizard or a manual process, and it's very simple to use,Data management: sometimes it can be hard to remove old backups that may not have cleared up, as you have to go to two different places Renaming backups: Minor, perhaps, but I renamed and rearranged backups, but the data folders retain their old names,No,9Veeam Backup & Replication: a very solid and efficient backup solutionWe use Veeam Backup & Replication to back up the Virtual Machines in our environment. We also use it to replicate the servers to our secondary site just in case our primary site goes down. We can also use it to copy our backups to an offsite location to a third site for redundancy.,Easily integrates with vCenter and vSphere in our environment. If a replication job fails, I can just rerun the job after I dig into what caused the issue. Able to keep multiple replication points just incase of a virus or ransomware attack.,It is Windows-based and is vulnerable to ransomware that can find your backups and target them.,9,We have been able to recover from instances of updates causing issues on applications in a short time. You can use the recovery option to fix only changed blocks. This saves time from having to restore a whole backup when you have application issues.,We have so many locations that we do not use the cloud currently but we have looked into possibly using in the future.,We are able to use Veamm Backup & Replication to copy our backups to an offsite location for DR. We are able to restore servers in a sandbox environment quickly to test and update, then tear down the test servers without pain or issues. We frequently test our backups to make sure they are able to be restored.,Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance,Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance,2,2,Maintain Backups for all our servers Replication of all our servers to our secondary site Backup copies to off site location,Backup copies to offsite location was not expected when we purchased product,We may look into getting Veeam One to add reporting of our environment,8,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Vendor Reputation,I think I would review more solutions but I still think we made the right choice in going with Veeam.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,There were no issues when implementing Veeam Backup & Replication,8,No,No,To be honest, I do not remember the last time I contacted support on an issue with my backups. Most of the time a host just needs a reboot.,8,Easy to use and setup backups. Great reports for each job that runs.,I have not found any difficulty using Veeam backup & Replication.,8Veeam makes backup and restore easy.It's being used to backup 95% of our infrastructure and solves the storage-related issues we were running into with its deduplication.,Great success rate on backups. Easy restores. Easy to setup a job.,Tapes. Ease of lab setup.,9,With the ease of restores they've shifted to a lower tear of support to do them. Less monitoring of jobs is needed with the success rate of them.,We backup to storage and tape and found both methods of restores quick and easy to do so. Less time needed to do a recovery than previous methods.,having one interface to view our entire backup strategy has made it quick and easy to maintain backups and restores start to finish.,Veritas Backup Exec and Acronis Backup,Check Point 4000 Appliances, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform, VMware ESXi,5,2,Fast Recovery Deduplication that keeps space down. Not resource intensive when doing the backup.,Being able to place the restores to a tier 1 support task. Lab creation.,Use the DR function.,9,Yes,Product Features Product Usability,None. We got the right product!,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,Tape drive integration.,8,No,When the ability to use tapes got release they helped with setup no questions asked.,9,Setup of a backup. Setup of a destination. Retention policies.,Tapes aren't the best but tapes in general aren't the best.,9Veeam ONE is an excellent solution for any business.We used Veeam ONE to backup our Hyper-V servers on a daily basis and to recover lost files. It was much better than our previous solution because of how it handled change data on the virtual servers. It made recovery go from 2 to 5 hours recovering from tape with the old solution, to 10 to 15 minutes with Veeam ONE. I highly urge companies using Hyper-V to use this to backup up their infrastructure.,Backups were completed quickly daily and weekly. Recovery of files or entire machines was very quick. The user interface was very intuitive and easy to configure and maintain.,When we used it the only weakness was not having the ability to backup to tape for long term storage.,10,We were better able to help out employees with Veeam ONE because of the quick recovery times.,Symantec Backup Exec,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability,10,No
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August 03, 2019

Ideal product for your backup needs!

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Even though the price of the support for Veeam Backup & Replication could be a little expensive, you really get what you are paying for. The support team is really well trained and mostly they will get to the root of the issue really fast and will always try their best to resolve your issue ASAP.
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August 02, 2019

Veeam backup & replication is a necessity if you run VMs

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Veeam has a pretty decent knowledgebase with articles relevant to all sorts of possible issues (I'v eonly had a few). There's also a forum with searchable answers. Beyond that, submitting a ticket or calling support is easy and they're prompt. We had a licensing issue once and they helped us resolve it within a few hours, even though it wasn't strictly critical.
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October 06, 2015

Veeam ONE is an excellent solution for any business.

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When I needed support I was able to call and get assistance from a live person very quickly. They were very helpful with all aspects of the software from installation and configuration issues to recovery and everyday maintenance issues.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (63)
Live recovery (66)
Recovery verification (68)
Business application protection (64)
Multiple backup destinations (70)
Incremental backup identification (70)
Backup to the cloud (48)
Deduplication and file compression (69)
Snapshots (63)
Flexible deployment (49)
Management dashboard (17)
Platform support (50)
Retention options (52)
Encryption (46)

About Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication is a complete backup and disaster recovery solution that is hardware and cloud agnostic. It aims to help businesses achieve comprehensive data protection for ALL workloads — including virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads. With a single console, the vendor aims to help users achieve fast, flexible and reliable backup, recovery and replication of all applications and data.

Backup capabilities
  • 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 NEW Veeam Plug-ins for SAP HANA and Oracle RMAN

Replication capabilities
  • Advanced replication and failover for Disaster Recovery
  • Built-in WAN Acceleration to get backups and replicas off site fast
  • Fully-integrated, cloud-based DR replication and fast, secure cloud backup with Veeam Cloud Connect through a service provider

Recovery capabilities
  • 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
  • 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
Has featureUniversal recovery
Has featureLive recovery
Has featureRecovery verification
Has featureBusiness application protection
Has featureMultiple backup destinations
Has featureIncremental backup identification
Has featureBackup to the cloud
Has featureDeduplication and file compression
Has featureSnapshots
Has featureFlexible deployment
Does not have featureManagement dashboard
Has featurePlatform support
Has featureRetention options
Has featureEncryption

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Veeam Backup & Replication Integrations

Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, SAP HANA, NetApp FAS series, Pure Storage FlashArray, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Active Directory, Oracle, NetApp FlexArray (V-Series), NetApp Data ONTAP Edg, IBM N-series, HPE 3PAR, HPE StoreVirtual, Nimble Storage AFA, Nimble Storage CSS, Cisco HyperFlex, Dell EMC

Veeam Backup & Replication Competitors

Acronis Backup, Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery, Veritas Backup Exec and NetBackup, Rubrik Cloud Data Management, Cohesity DataProtect, Dell EMC


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Veeam Backup & Replication Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

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Veeam Backup & Replication Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD, OES, Solaris
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Supported Languages: English