One size doesn't fit all - evaluate it before using in large db farms
April 15, 2016

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

Elena Goryainova | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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 Data Protection Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Not Rated
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
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.