No more backup dread with Veeam Backup
November 05, 2015

No more backup dread with Veeam Backup

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We use Veeam Backup & Replication across many customer systems for complete system backup and business continuity. Veeam Backup & Replication replaces a legacy backup product that relied on taps and system agents. Veeam not only reduces backup time significantly but also recovery time and vastly lessons support. Veeam Backup & Replication has opened the door for us to implement offsite replication and verification of backups and client disaster recovery plans. Veeam Backup & Replication has given me and my customers peace of mind when it comes protecting business assets.
  • Veeam's incremental backup provides much faster backups than other products that were used in the past.
  • Recovering files from Veeam is very straight forward and fast we can have a lost [file] back within minutes. With the speed that Veeam provides, its a great experience for ours customers.
  • Exchange item level restore is amazing, within a few minutes I can have an entire mailbox restored to the system without any downtime of the mail store.
  • Backup copy job can be complicated to manage when preforming them over a VPN. The WAN optimisation they have introduced recently help with this vastly but improvements could still be made
  • When starting a restore the first option dialog can be confusing for new users and required some instruction.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication has a very simple licensing model meaning no need for complicated agent licensing.
  • With Veeam's speed employees can spend much less time dealing with restoring data; this provides better customer service for the customers.
  • With Veeam Backup & Replication, we have seen a marked increase in successful backups meaning we spend less time fixing backups. This increases customer happiness - not having to worry about their backups.
We have been in the process of replacing Backup Exec with Veeam Backup & Replication for many reasons, but most importantly those reasons are that Veeam has a streamlined licensing model with no complicated agents and its overall speed has been incredible. For instance a backup that lasted 4 hours now takes 34 minutes. Since leaving Backup Exec and moving to Veeam Backup & Recovery, every backup has been a success where as with Backup Exec it would routinely fail.
Veeam Backup & Replication works extremely well for virtual servers but the new Windows physical backup tool is not as robust and does not support Windows 2003, that many of our customers still have. This means we deploy Veeam Backup & Replication for their virtual infrastructure but have to rely on legacy tools for these legacy servers. But I do not hold this against Veeam, as supporting abandoned software like Windows 2003 is asking a lot.

Veeam Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Instant recovery
9
Recovery verification
8
Business application protection
7
Multiple backup destinations
9
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
9
Deduplication and file compression
7
Snapshots
6

Using Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam is the simplest and yet powerful backup system i have ever used i no longer worry about my backups. With the simple restores and the rock solid performance combined with super simple licensing structure i have never looked back.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
Requires technical support
  • Creating Backups
  • Restoring Files
  • Managing Backup
  • Creating Copy Jobs
  • Setting up Deduplication