Veeam beams without costing reams
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 24, 2019

Veeam beams without costing reams

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication (Veeam) is used to backup production systems in the IT department. The biggest problem it solves is financial--in that Veeam is free of charge. It solves the other issue of being easy to use, which is always a bonus. Backup programs either are difficult to use or extremely slow at retrieving a good copy. Veeam's file-level restore is heaven on earth for busy sysadmins.
  • It is very fast. Disk-to-disk backup is extremely fast.
  • Veeam is easy to use. Even someone who hasn't used it before can figure out how to restore a file in a few minutes.
  • It uses a standard filesystem style hierarchy for file retrieval, which makes it very efficient when searching for a single file to restore.
  • I would like some sort of manifest of backed up files to search through before attempting to find the file through the interface.
  • Rather than selecting the backup to restore from, I'd like to select the file, see all of its versions, and then decide which version to restore.
  • Being free of charge, it has saved us thousands on backup software.
  • It has saved a lot of time in that it is quick and easy to use for file-level restore.
  • It is an enterprise-level application that works on physical and virtual systems.
Veeam B&R compares very well with other backup and restore (BUR) utilities, but the fact that it is free, easy to use, and hassle-free (set it and forget it) made it an easy choice. It does everything we need it to do and it does it without any compatibility issues, licensing fees, or other constraints.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), BlueJeans, Oracle VM VirtualBox
Veeam is particularly good at disk-to-disk backup. I'm not sure how it would work over a network or to an external disk or array. I'm sure it would be fine but local disk-to-disk is very fast and I've never had any issues with failures or corruption. If you have enough space available, multiple snapshots during a day would be especially suited to Veeam. I'm not sure how effective it would be over a WAN link or as a DR solution.

Veeam Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
Not Rated
Recovery verification
Not Rated
Business application protection
Not Rated
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
Not Rated
Snapshots
Not Rated
Flexible deployment
10
Platform support
Not Rated
Retention options
10
Encryption
Not Rated