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One size doesn't fit all - evaluate it before using in large db farms
https://www.trustradius.com/data-center-backupCommvault Complete Backup & RecoveryUnspecified8.395101
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April 15, 2016

One size doesn't fit all - evaluate it before using in large db farms

Score 3 out of 101
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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

Universal recovery
7
Live recovery
7
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
8
Multiple backup destinations
Not Rated
Incremental backup identification
8
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
6
Snapshots
Not Rated

Using CommVault

5 - Infrastructure and DBA
1 - Knowledge of storage options, file and database backups solutions, de-duplication, check sums
  • Backup file system files
  • Backup database files
I feel like our previous solution was more reliable and flexible.