NBU--Very good choice if you have a wide variety of data types and requirements.
Updated July 24, 2019

NBU--Very good choice if you have a wide variety of data types and requirements.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Veritas NetBackup

Netbackup (NBU) was used to backup all systems at one point, but cost drove us to use another solution. NBU currently is being used to backup SQL application level data. At the time of the switch, NBU wasn't able to backup Hyper-V, which also influenced our decision to switch.
  • It is a major player in the backup space, and has an answer for most every data protection problem.
  • Support is pretty good by IT standards. They were always able to quickly isolate a problem and offer a solution.
  • They have appliance-based solutions which help with building out a topology.
  • They should be on top of developments so that they can release compatible updates. They lost our business in part because they were slow to react to Hyper-V 2012 R2.
  • Cost is prohibitive for many IT shops, large or small.
  • The cost is substantial no matter how it is licensed. They switched from a host based model to a storage based scenario, and the cost was lower at first, but quickly spiraled out of control. Our renewal and trueup was just too much.
Backup solutions are largely dependent on your needs--one size typically doesn't fit all. In an all virtual environment, I would not choose NBU--I would choose Veeam. But in an environment with several different data types, I wouldn't hesitate to try out NBU.
Well suited where you have different data types that need to be protected, including virtual, nas (NDMP), database, etc. They have most everything covered under one umbrella.

Veritas NetBackup Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Not Rated
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression
Not Rated
Flexible deployment
Management dashboard
Platform support
Retention options

Using Veritas NetBackup

10 - IT administration
4 - Windows administration, Unix administration, Database administration
  • Daily backups
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Bare Metal restore
  • Previously, we used BMR to P2V physical machines.
  • We are looking at how to better integrate NBU with our Azure and AWS instances
  • We are also looking at offsite backups replication
Veritas continues to keep up with the backup game. There virtual machine backup capabilities are now top notch, and I believe they will prove valuable when our cloud presence demands a backup solution.