NetBackup Review
Kevin Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 14, 2017

NetBackup Review

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Symantec NetBackup

The software is used on a daily basis for a full backup of our IT Infrastructure. We use the system to perform daily backups to disk that are offloaded to tapes on a weekly basis. The system allows us to perform backups of both our physical machines that are in the server room and on our manufacturing floor as well as our entire VM environment.
  • Backup to Disk
  • Physical to Virtual Conversion
  • Remote agent support
  • Functionality of importing jobs does not work 100% of the time
  • When attempting a restore from tape the system does not tell you what tapes are needed until the job is already started
  • Instant Discovery and add of agents
  • They system has provided us with a DRP solution for bacups
  • Reduced time to backup with Backup to Disk
  • Off load to Tapes has decreased our backup time
As stated earlier the system is great for our needs I believe that every system needs to be evaluated for individual requirements to make sure that they are bet to fill the business need. Is Netebackup the best. NO, Is it the worst No. It meets our needs and does its job.
If your environment is a medium size I believe it works well. I have worked with other systems at larger companies and they fit well in that area. One thing I am disappointed on is the support from Veritas. The support is sometimes lacking and can get lost in the system. We rarely call support just because we have made it a point to learn all I can about the system.

Veritas NetBackup Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
6
Live recovery
7
Recovery verification
5
Multiple backup destinations
8
Incremental backup identification
8
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
6
Snapshots
8
Flexible deployment
4
Management dashboard
3
Platform support
7
Retention options
8
Encryption
6