Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec

Score 6.8 out of 10
Veritas Backup Exec

Overview

What is Veritas Backup Exec?

Veritas Backup Exec is a backup and disaster recovery solution. It works in virtual, physical, and multi-cloud environments and integrates with several third-party software releases and applications.
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Popular Features

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  • Recovery verification (18)
    7.8
    78%
  • Incremental backup identification (20)
    7.8
    78%
  • Multiple backup destinations (19)
    7.2
    72%
  • Management dashboard (18)
    5.9
    59%

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Pricing

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Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

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

Data Center Backup

Data center backup tools send data to a secure storage location after encryption and de-duplication

6.9Avg 8.2
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Product Details

What is Veritas Backup Exec?

Veritas Backup Exec
Veritas Backup Exec is a backup and disaster recovery solution. It works in virtual, physical, and multi-cloud environments and integrates with several third-party software releases and applications.

Backup Exec is designed for small to medium-sized business, not enterprise, for streamlining data backup and recovery into one product and interface. It also does not support sending data streams from multiple parallel backup jobs to a single tape drive, called multiplexing, however, Veritas’s other backup product, NetBackup, has this capability.

Key Features

  • Virtual, physical and multi-cloud environment support
  • Full integration with Azure Site Recovery for data and application availability with minimal RTO and RPO
  • Integration with most popular third-party software releases, including Microsoft® Server, Microsoft® Hyper-V and VMware® vSphere®
  • Backup Exec can be seamlessly scaled to the cloud with a range of certified, integrated cloud connectors for various cloud environments, including AWS S3, Microsoft® Azure and Google Cloud Platform Storage
  • Users can locate and visualize their data estate to support General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy regulations, using Veritas Information Map™
  • End-to-end deduplication performance to on-premise storage, as well as to public and hybrid cloud

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Veritas Backup Exec Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Veritas Backup Exec is a backup and disaster recovery solution. It works in virtual, physical, and multi-cloud environments and integrates with several third-party software releases and applications.

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Reviews

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Michael Craven | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
I chose Veritas Backup Exec for my clients Windows Servers about 15 to 20 years ago because that was the ONLY backup software available at the time.
Since then, [I feel] the software has gotten bloated, unreliable and cluttered.
Veeam Backup & Replication is much more streamlined, much faster, much more reliable, makes Bare-Metal Restore a breeze and just works - and costs A Lot less!
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Veritas Backup Exec is very comparable to Unitrends and in some areas is easier to use. The license side of Veritas Backup Exec is much more difficult to manage compared to Unitrends. Unitrends seems to be a much smoother solutions to protect virtual environments. Restoring data with Veritas Backup Exec is logical and easier to achieve, Unitrends is a bit less logical or intuitive.
Jay Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We moved away from Unitrends for one reason only. Pricing. Unitrends continued to raise their pricing and renewal fees where we were no longer able to afford it. Veritas Backup Exec provided the functionality needed at the best price point for us.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We did look at several backup solutions when we implemented VMWare. I might be a little prejudiced because I've used the product so long, but there are many competitors in this market, and the cost was much higher to obtain the same functionality as we get with Veritas Backup Exec.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Both Veritas Backup Exec and Acronis Backup provide reliable backup and recovery solutions, however Vertias Backup Exec is much more scaleable, and better suited for larger business environments.
Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Essentially we chose Backup Exec because we were familiar with it's config and interface. Both Acronis and Arcserve provided the same or similar features, but came in at a higher price. We also looked at hosted backup services and found them extremely expensive. We adopted an Idealstor disk appliance, which came with their proprietary backup software, but found it lacking in features. We still use the appliance today as a backup target for Backup Exec.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our version of Backup Exec lacked the appropriate VM support, although I believe that such support is better in 15 and 16 versions. We currently use a combination of Backup Exec and Acronis - our parent company uses Veeam.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Backup Exec (when it was still under the Symantec umbrella) used to offer a backup appliance for local-cloud backup. It was expensive. I don't think they offer it anymore. In any case we wanted to engage such a solution and have been using Barracuda Backup for several years. It fills such a role at a price point much more attractive than anything offered by Veritas. But we have no plan at this time to abandon our totally premise-based Backup Exec solution. Right now it is still very cost effective to run Backup Exec and supplement it with a Barracuda cloud solution.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Symantec and Acronis are well matched, but Symantec is more flexible in designing jobs. Acronis creates images that are mountable whereas Symantec creates backup files that can be restored quickly and easily. Barracuda and Datto are "total data storage" backup options and include all necessary software to backup any server, but lots of data will require an expensive appliance. Symantec will backup any amount of data as long as your licensing for the agents and databases is accurate.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There are different alternatives like Iperius, Handy Backup or similar but for what is my experience , I have always been comfortable with this software and even the company that used it has never had the need to look for other software, for this reason has never been a thorough analysis on alternatives.
Michael Jipping | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Veeam is by far superior to Backup Exec in the virtual, SQL, AD, Exchange, and Physical Environments. The way they interact with the Virtual Servers is more streamlined and generates better results. They also support more file system such as AIX and XFS for backup and restores. Redgate is a great SQL Backup Tool that leverages the built in SQL Server API for backup and does a great job at Job Processing, Scheduling, and Compression.
Todd Frazier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SBE is much better for onsite backups as Carbonite is Cloud based and if you have no network connection to your server there is no way to get files backed up or back online. This is why we went with SBE to handle our tape backups on a daily bases and keep server backed with a rotating schedule for tapes to be housed off site.
Cesare Arienti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Sorry but Veeam stacks up against Backup Exec. Backup Exec has a million of options, Veeam is clean and more easy to configure and use. Right now I can't recommend Backup Exec, but I hope in the next years I can come back and say something positive.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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Symantec does have a leg up on the competitors if cost isn't a factor for a customer. However, even Symantec's price point is pretty compatible.
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