Veritas Backup Exec Reviews

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September 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Backup Exec probably works well if you're only backing up a small number of servers (around 20 at the most) locally. This seems to be the only scenario where its at least capable of doing its job.

Any kind of serious enterprise is going to want to avoid this software like the plague. Deploying this across multiple sites requires fully licensed servers at each site and a second management server at the primary site. Beyond that, running multiple backup jobs can be problematic as, per Veritas support, there is no native way to chain separate backup jobs.
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January 23, 2020
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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As a standard, Back-up, Veritas Backup Exec has been around for quite a while. Even though it's not usually considered as an enterprise-level backup/recovery platform, I've been using it for several years through many changes, and it has always met my requirements. They offer several different agents for various programs, databases, VMware, etc. You only buy what you need.
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October 21, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I can only speak to Windows environments, but it works well there. They seem to keep up with evolving technology. The cost may be too high for smaller companies.
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June 15, 2019
Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Very well suited for small to medium organizations. The intuitive interface, plus straightforward job creation, make it ideal where expertise is at a premium. No special technical skills are required to configure and maintain the software. It's not so well suited for larger organizations where targets and resources number in the hundreds -- inasmuch as the licensing becomes cumbersome and complex.
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February 01, 2018
Jeff Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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My rating would have been higher a few years ago, but nagging problems, primarily noticed since the switch back to Veritas, has increased my dissatisfaction. It is still a solid product for the SMB market. It is a wide variety of options that will fit into just about any scenario that you can think of. Licensing complexity continues to be a issue. It offers solid performance, reasonably good support and a decent interface once you are used to it.
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March 28, 2018
Michael Hylek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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Veritas is good for old school shops that don't want to move to the future with newer styled backup options. If you want any cloud backup options the industry is moving more towards Veeam.
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December 05, 2017
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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If you are looking for a cost-effective software to run backups with a standalone set of media (rotation of tapes, external drives, or NAS appliances) then Backup Exec is a great product. It sometimes needs some hands-on massaging when the software has trouble overwriting older data or writing to device folders, but overall it is very productive. If you have a lot of data, this tool is also very effective as it works based on number of agents and databases. If you have numerous servers and different types of databases (SQL, Exchange, etc.) then Backup Exec may not be best suited and another backup solution that's based on "total data" may be better suited.
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December 05, 2017
Michael Jipping | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Well suited for non-virtual environment or an environment that is a typical file server. I would not recommend using Backup Exec in most scenarios. It is just not nimble enough to compete with the competition.
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December 05, 2017
Emily Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is perfect for organizations that require data backup on a frequent basis. It is also perfect for when you need to retrieve data from a certain point of time/day. I don't think it does data encryption, so it will be less appropriate in situations where data requires encryption and backup all at once.
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August 03, 2016
Todd Frazier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I gave it an 8 just because it can be troublesome in navigating around software. It does a
great job for backing up server with tape devices for us have had to use it several times when servers have crashed and we have had to rebuild and restore, but the one down fall is it is not fast like the new solid state drive backups, which we have procured, Unitrends!
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May 03, 2016
Cesare Arienti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We use an old version of backup exec (2010 to 2012), but it was well suited for non virtual environments. It's good to backup on tapes or on any kind of device. You can backup multiple servers.
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November 05, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Veritas Backup Exec is well suited for any type of business environment. It has saved me countless hours of time, the restore options and speeds are simply incredible. I would definitely recommend this backup/restore solution to any company IT department looking to upgrade their existing solution, especially if your company uses legacy hardware.
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May 04, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Backup Exec is still a solid and reliable product with years of development behind it-using it for physical servers and pure data file backups is where it's currently best placed.
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December 20, 2017
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Backup Exec is a nice tool to backup Windows servers and workstations.
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December 05, 2017
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The best scenario of using Backup Exec (in my opinion) is a very heterogeneous server infrastructure distributed across different environments. The strength of Backup Exec is to be able to intervene through a single tool and a single point of intervention different types of servers this helps a lot of troubleshooting and avoids waste of time.
It is certainly not appropriate to use Backup Exec for simple backups or poorly structured infrastructures.
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June 30, 2014
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Yes, in order for the right product to be selected, the size of the organization needs to be assessed to determine the proper product for the customer. For example, an understanding of the size and function of the company would determine whether the customer needs Backup Exec or Net Backup.
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June 27, 2014
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Can Symantec provide the protection I need as it relates to security? Then I would bullet those areas and align them with Symantec's products.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (13)
7.6
Live recovery (11)
8.2
Recovery verification (14)
8.6
Business application protection (12)
8.2
Multiple backup destinations (15)
8.4
Incremental backup identification (16)
6.0
Backup to the cloud (9)
7.0
Deduplication and file compression (11)
5.0
Snapshots (12)
4.8
Flexible deployment (12)
7.6
Management dashboard (14)
5.7
Platform support (13)
5.5
Retention options (12)
5.9
Encryption (8)
8.0

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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