One size doesn't fit all - evaluate it before using in large db farmshttps://www.trustradius.com/data-center-backupCommvault Complete Backup & RecoveryUnspecified8.3951012016-04-15T14:36:06.189Z
April 15, 2016
One size doesn't fit all - evaluate it before using in large db farms
Score 3 out of 101
Overall Satisfaction with CommVault
We use CommVault company-wide for both file and database backups in different combinations since the company has more than 50 SQL Server instances and more than 100 servers in total.
- Backs up multiple databases at one time.
- Restores multiple databases at one time.
- Provides various options for restore.
- UI for database restore isn't intuitive - have to apply some intelligence to find the right combination of settings.
- Alerts upon backup completion aren't functioning properly.
- When a restore fails, the program does not always quit the restoration process on the database side.
- When an attempt to restore fails, the error message doesn't appear in front of you. The restore hangs as 5% progress and you have to scroll to find out what was wrong.
- Summary reports about backups aren't useful - too much information and no logical grouping or flexibility.
- Saving time by managing backup schedules from one UI.
- Increasing time on single db restoration as backup selection the multi-backup compressed file takes time.
- Increased time on reviewing database backup logs as summary report isn't well aligned and doesn't provide flexible options like grouping etc.
In the large-scale enterprise where are many SQL Servers and you need different backup schedules for different databases and copy-only backups interfere with regular backups, this tool doesn't produce consistent results. If the schedule is simple and the same across all databases, it is a good solution.
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery Feature Ratings
1 - Knowledge of storage options, file and database backups solutions, de-duplication, check sums